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LOWER BEEDING PARISH MAGAZINE 50p - To arrange an annual subscription (£6) ring 01403 891710 Police and Crime Commissioner www.facebook.com/LowerBeedingParish www.lowerbeeding.com 0

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services This Month 1st May 6th Sunday in Eastertide 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Family Eucharist Readings: Acts 15:1&2; 22-29; Revelations 21: 10-14 & 22-23, John 14: 23-29. 8th May 7th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St. Johns of 10.00am Parish Eucharist Eastertide 3.30pm Evensong at St. Johns (BCP) Readings: Acts 7: 55-60; Revelations 22: 12-14 & 16-17; John 17: 20-26. Pentecost 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist 15th May Readings: Proverbs 8: 22-31; Romans 5: 1-5; John 16: 12-15. 22th May Trinity Sunday 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Acts 14: 21-27; Revelations 21: 1-5; John 13: 31-35. 29th May 9th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year Readings: 1 Kings 8: 41-43; Galatians 1: 1-6 & 6-10; Luke 7: 1-10 BCP = Book of Common Prayer From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Funeral of Derek Rosser on 6th April 2016 at St John’s Church, May he rest in peace. Matthew Browne and Florence Lunney Baptised on 17th April 2016 at Holy Trinity Church. 1

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Contents Features Police and Crime Commissioner Summer Ball Coffee Morning Bell Ringing Rogation Sunday Fun Golf Day Augustine of Canterbury 8-11 12 14 25 29 38 40 Welcome to the May edition of the Lower Beeding Parish Magazine. The lead story I chose this month is the election of Police and Crime Commissioners on Thursday 5th May. I hope that the information on pages 8-11 will be helpful with decision making and will encourage a good turnout at the polling station in Holy Trinity Church Room. There is a lot of media coverage about the vote over Europe at the moment which made me feel that it is important to highlight this further opportunity to vote and be involved in decision making for our area. May we choose the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex wisely! As always any comment, suggestions or articles for the magazine are always welcome. Christina Betson Editor cmbetson@hotmail.co.uk Regulars Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Thursday Club LBA LBHS ‘Engage’ Update Great Britons PCSO Report Gardener’s World Sussex Wildlife Trust Puzzle Page Our Page (children) Brownies Weather All in the Month of… Cricket Health Walks 1 4 6 14 15-16 18 20 21-23 24 26 28 30 31 32 35-36 39-40 42 44 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 12th May The views and opinions within this publication are not necessarily those of the editor or the Lower Beeding Parochial Church Council. 2

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From Holy Trinity What is Pentecost and why was it known as Whitsun? Whitsuntide, also known as Pentecost, is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Easter and 10 days after Ascension, (The last time the Risen Christ appeared to His disciples on earth). Pentecost marks the end of the Easter cycle or celebrations that began 90 days before with Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent. Until 1967, Whit Monday, (the Monday following Pentecost) was a bank holiday in the United Kingdom, when it was replaced by the 'spring bank holiday' on the last Monday in May. Whit-Monday gets its English name for following "Whitsun", the day that became one of the three baptismal seasons. The name "Whitsunday" is now generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by the candidates for baptism on this feast. The day also commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles, as recorded in the New Testament in Acts, 2. This day is now known as Pentecost. The Colour of the day (used in churches) is Red, which signifies the Holy Spirit coming down as ‘flames of fire’, which alighted on the disciple’s heads. The descent of The Holy Spirit allowed the apostles to speak in other languages, and they started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews (gathered from many foreign lands) who had come to Jerusalem for the Jewish feast of Shavuot. Many Christians recognize this event as the birth of the Christian Church. The following day, Whit-Monday (Pentecost Monday) is still celebrated as a holiday in many European counties. In some northern European countries, such as Finland and Estonia, the usual custom of painting eggs happens at Whitsun rather than Easter as chickens didn't start laying eggs until later in the year due to less daylight before the advent of electric lights. Wishing you a happy Pentecost and The Church a very happy birthday. With every blessing, Geoff 4

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst On a recent visit to a much loved haunt of mine, Batemans, home of Rudyard Kipling which nestles in the Sussex Weald at Burwash a familiar village of my childhood. I was reminded of one of Kipling's series of stories 'Puck of Pook's Hill' and have since read them again. Batemans is in the area of the Weald called Pook's Hill. The fantasy historical stories were written for his children about the people who lived in their area centuries ago. Puck in the stories leads two children in a series of adventures in which they meet Romans and Crusaders,Saxons and Vikings. With the forthcoming elections on our future in Europe pending perhaps this verse called 'The Children's Song' gives us food for thought if we are still undecided ( not all verses included ) Land of our Birth, we pledge to thee. Our love and toil in the years to be, When we are grown and take our place As men and women with our race Father in Heaven Who lovest all, Oh, help Thy children when they call, That they may build from age to age An undefined heritage. Teach us to rule ourselves alway, Controlled and cleanly night and day, That we may bring, if need arise, No maimed or worthless sacrifice Teach us Delight in simple things And mirth that has no bitter springs, Forgiveness free of evil done And Love to all men 'neath the sun! Land of our Birth, our faith,our pride For whose dear sake our fathers died O Motherland we pledge to thee Head,heart and hand through the years to be! Kay Croll 6

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Choose Your Police and Crime Commissioner A police and crime commissioner (PCC) ensures the policing needs of your community are met as effectively as possible and oversees how crime is tackled in your area. A police and crime commissioner is elected to hold your police force to account for delivering the kind of policing you want to see. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure your police force is effective. They bring a public voice to policing and do this is by:  engaging with the public and victims of crime to help set police and crime plans;  ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and  appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the chief constable The PCC does not ‘run’ the police force. Chief constables continue to be responsible for the day to day operations of the police, but they are accountable to the public via the police and crime commissioner. Elections for police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are taking place on the 5th May 2016. Candidates standing for election in our area: James Doyle – Green Party My name is James Doyle, I’m a district councillor for the Green Party in Worthing, and previously served as a West Sussex County Councillor. I live in Worthing, and my wife recently retired after thirty years’ service as a Sussex Police officer. I have also been a member of the Sussex Probation Board. Like other public services, the police have suffered six years of cuts and creeping privatisation. When services are sold off to private companies, profit is prioritised over people. I will fight to protect police resources and use them efficiently to keep us safe in our homes and on our streets. I support more emphasis on crime prevention and reducing re-offending. For example, restorative justice helps offenders face the consequences of their actions and gives victims a better sense of justice. Above all, we should have a police service, not a police force: working for local communities. Homelessness and drug use are major problems in Sussex, and I will address them with an honest, evidence-based approach. The ‘war on drugs’ has comprehensively failed, and drugs need to be seen as a health issue, not a criminal one. Criminalising our most vulnerable people is not only inhumane, it simply doesn’t work. The police also must do more to tackle hate crime in Sussex – racism, domestic abuse and LGBT abuse are not prioritised. A Green vote on the 5th May is a vote for open, transparent policing that does not ignore those in need. I’ll work tirelessly to protect the rights, freedoms and safety of everyone in the community. Prepared by my election agent: Steve Harris, Brighton & Hove Green Party, 39-41 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB. Contact details: Website: www.segreens.com/, Telephone: 01273 766 670, Michael Jones 8

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Katy Bourne – Conservative MY TRACK RECORD Having served as Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) since 2012, I have the experience and proven track record to continue making a difference to policing. As PCC, I have held the police to account on behalf of residents, supported victims of crime and made considerable savings to reinvest in frontline policing.       SOME ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR Opened recruitment for 100 new Police Constables, more PCSOs and issued cameras to all frontline officers £20million upgrade programme for police stations Established an award-winning Youth Commission, nationally recognised for outstanding public engagement Encouraged the creation of dedicated business/cybercrime strategy for Sussex Funding support for victims of abuse, serious sexual offences, child exploitation Established the UK’s first Elders Commission – giving older people a voice on policing MY PLAN TO CONTINUE DELIVERING If re-elected I will continue to:  Deliver effective neighbourhood policing to our rural communities, towns and city  Support victims of crime, especially our elderly and young  Cut crime, catch criminals and reduce reoffending  Protect our most vulnerable against all forms of abuse  Improve access to justice for local people and put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system  Invest in frontline policing and further improve the performance and efficiency of Sussex Police This election really matters – the PCC is responsible for setting the £250m budget for policing in Sussex, has the power to appoint and dismiss the Chief Constable and must ensure residents’ views are heard when setting policing priorities. I’ve travelled the length and breadth of Sussex hearing peoples’ view s about what matters in local policing. We’ve made real progress to deliver on these priorities – let’s not put that work at risk now. Strong Leadership. A Clear Plan. A More Secure Future Statement prepared by Ginny Heard (election agent), 5 Hazelgrove Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3PH Contact details: Website: www.katybourne.com, Email: campaign@katybourne.com, Phone: 0800 023 5793 Michael Jones - Labour MICHAEL JONES is a Labour member of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel, where he has been standing up for residents on all matters related to policing. Michael trained as a solicitor, and is known locally as a hard working, independently minded councillor. He has lived in Sussex for most of his life, growing up on the south coast. Michael is the leading councillor for Public Protection at Crawley Borough Council, with responsibility for community safety and fighting crime and anti-social behaviour. 9

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Michael’s priorities for Sussex Police  Reverse the proposed cuts to front-line policing and keep a presence in every town, every village  Strengthen the fight against internet and telephone scammers  Make residents’ local priorities the Police’s priorities, like anti-social behaviour  Give low level crime the attention it deserves  Stronger action on hate crime Sussex Police is set to lose huge numbers of neighbourhood police and PCSOs. Michael will attempt to stop the current round of savage Tory cuts to community policing on the first day after being elected, doing whatever is necessary to save existing officers and restore Police morale. Local people know the worth of community policing, and the benefits to crime reduction through greater visibility and information gathering. We need a new PCC to save Community Policing and to stop Sussex Police making a historic mistake. Make sure your vote counts. If you don’t want to see the Conservatives win this time, remember Labour was in second place at the last Sussex PCC election. You get a second preference vote in this election. Even if you usually vote for another party, please use your second preference vote for Michael as the candidate best placed to beat the Tories. Statement prepared by J. Warmington, Election Agent, 3 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PA Contact details: www.labourinsussex.org.uk or 01273 330710 Charles Patrick Lowe – UKIP Virtually a lifelong Sussex resident and successful business owner for 18 years, including national board experience in governance, I will champion Sussex with an independent mind, free from party politics. I will ensure a preventative policing strategy through visible face-toface quality policing, putting back into our communities well-led, proactive Bobbies, fitted with body cameras, on the beat in each community - not only giving real value for our taxes, but improving public relationships, trust, local knowledge and intelligence, safety from terrorism and not over-reliant on call-centres. That’s not just visible policing on the cheap with limited powers, less trained PCSO’s or community wardens, but fully trained police constables, as their real salary levels are actually similar to what you pay for PCSO’s. I will aim to ensure accountability from first response officers, along with internal efficiency and bureaucracy-busting strategies, will put the victim first in getting real justice and cost savings. I will cut the PCC’s budget and modernise police leadership, putting money back into front-line policing and victim support. My PCC team will include experts from policing, representatives of the Federation, Superintendents’ Association and Inspectors’ Board to assist me with innovative ideas, communication and morale. Bringing in fresh ideas successfully used abroad, I will help build our police service with innovative funding plans, offset any financial shortfalls and create additional revenue streams. The consultative groups that are in place will continue and I have signed up to the Committee on 10

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Standards in Public Life, values I already demonstrate, ensuring an ethical approach. My strategy will reduce the fear of crime and response times, while giving regular open and transparent reports on my progress over my four years. Statement prepared by my election agent, Michael Glennon, 29 Offington Gardens, Worthing BN14 9AU. Contact details: www.patricklowe4pcc.co.uk Dr. James Walsh – Liberal Democrats – working to cut crime and protect frontline policing in Sussex. Here are my top priorities for making our streets safer:  Safeguard frontline police and community support officers  Cut re-offending  More focus on preventing crime  More use of restorative justice and community service. Police officers have a tough job and they need more support. But Sussex Police has put up with a whopping £65m in cuts over the last 5 years. Worse still, Sussex Police faces millions more in cuts in the years ahead. That’s the same as about 700 frontline police officers! We need to stop the cuts. That’s why I will fight to get more government money to tackle crime. The police are too often tied up in red tape. We need to free up the police to spend less time behind computers and more time on the streets. I’ll also make sure we do more to stop re-offending. Focusing on rehabilitation and restorative justice, so people pay back victims and the local community would cut crime, save police time and taxpayers’ money. More should be done to stop people becoming criminals in the first place. We need to identify and support at-risk teenagers and young adults before they fall into a life of crime, often to support drug addiction. I am a retired Sussex GP with more than 40 years of experience as a local councillor. I’m also a former Chairman of Sussex Police Authority. I’ll use that experience to ensure that we are tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime. With your support I’ll make sure we have an effective, well -funded police force that will help keep you and your family safe. This election address was prepared by D. Purchese (election agent), c/o 30 Middle Mead, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 6QH. Contact details: Telephone: 01903 773771, Email: james@jameswalsh.org.uk Web site: www.jameswalsh.org.uk Don’t forget to use your vote on Thursday 5th May. (Polling Station in Holy Trinity Church Room) Information provided from www.choosemypcc.org.uk 11

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St Catherine’s Hospice Lower Beeding Churches Summer Ball In memory of Jackie Barrow Saturday July 2 At South Lodge Hotel 7.30pm Champagne reception 2 course dinner Coffee and petit fours Dancing to the Flaming Mojos Tickets £80 per person nd Contact: Joan Hackett on 07899990750 or joan.hackett@hotmail.com Jan McKinnell on 01403 891481 or janmckinnell@btinternet.com 12

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Mark and his staff welcome you to THE PLOUGH Lower Beeding A traditional, family friendly country pub, serving fine ales and beers. Lunchtime snacks from 12–2pm. Full evening menu available from 6–9pm. Sunday roast from 12 – 3 pm. Don’t forget Fryday is fish and chip day. Ring 01403 891277 to order – you’d batter hurry. Open all day Friday Saturday and Sunday. Darts Pool Bar See you soon Billiards ROY WICKING GARDENING SERVICES * Lawn & hedge cutting * Garden clearance * General maintenance * Fully insured TEL: 01403 891710 MOB: 075 2209 5930 MAIL: ROY.WICKING@GOOGLEMAIL.COM   KEEPERS BOARDING KENNELS & GROOMING PARLOUR Leechpond Hill, Lower Beeding, RH13 6NR 5-star Accommodation with outside Astro Turf exercise ground Day Boarders Welcome Contact the owners Lisa & Sue. 01403 891 300    

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Our March meeting escape talk by Mr Davey entitled Sussex "Who Dunnit It" I thought it was about the dialect of Sussex people, but it wasn't. A most interesting talk that had us gripped to our seats, some of which mentioned the Piltdown man. We hope to have a pub lunch in April, more of that next time. May’s meeting on Thursday 12th May at 2.30 is a talk by Dr Lesley Hendy called "The wonders of the human voice". As usual tea will served by our members (all homemade items) at the end. All welcome to attend. Carly Charman COFFEE/TEA, CAKE AND A CHAT MONDAY 16TH MAY 2016 10-11.30am FROM 10-11.30 at CRABTREE HALL, MILL LANE raising funds for flowers to decorate our beautiful church of Holy Trinity at Easter, Harvest and Christmas. Refreshments £2, chat free! 14

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