Nlca North Lancing



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If you wish to join the NLCA, please click on this link to read our constitution and check whether you live in our geographical area.

Then having checked, if wish to join please do so via this link


Sunday 20th July 2014 – An English  Celebration


Friday 25th July 2014 – Quarterly meeting


Saturday 26th July – Butterfly Walk


Friday 1st August – Bat Walk


Saturday 9th August – History Walk with Andy


Wednesday 10th September – Supper Club



Membership currently 203


2013 - 2014 committee members voted in at our 2013 AGM are Andy Brook (chair), Jean Young (treasurer) Carson Albury, June White, Jenny Marsh, Ricky Hannam and Delia Parker (Secretary)


a big thanks to our retiring secretary Joy Grundy


page created 12/10/07


The North Lancing Community Association website
The North Lancing Community Association was founded in October 2006 to "promote the village, to act as a forum for residents views and to work towards creating community spirit"  
Corner of Joy ... huge thanks to Maureen and Rob for this lovely patch outside Tithe Barn ... real community spirit!
How are you? Well I hope, especially as we are now into summer. I am not the first to use the phrase I am sure but I am likening the present summer to a “Goldilocks summer” in the sense that it is neither too hot nor too cold, if you remember that wonderful children’s story! It certainly was lovely for us down on the Isle of Wight in May. This has to have been one of the very best trips I have I ever had down to the island and there have been quite a few. Excellent accommodation, food, company and superb weather. Already, I am looking forward to our 2015 spring Break (get it your diary) it is Friday 15th May until Monday 18th May 2015.  Ideas needed please from those who will be travelling, Normandy, Wiltshire, Norfolk or wherever, have your say. How would you like to start up a group within the NLCA? We already have a Poetry and Book group, let me know if you would like to start up any other group for the members. We have quite a variety of events coming up over the next couple of months, please try to support them and, better still, suggest new ones … I am “all ears”.   

Andy Brook
0787 5627153 (office hours please)

Friday 25th July 2014 at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Mill Road We are delighted to welcome Martin Payne, Assistant Operations Manager at Stagecoach in The South Downs. Paul will be telling us about exciting developments in Green Public Transport and the future of local bus services. There will be a questions and answer session where, no doubt, you will politely ask your questions about local bus timetables and services

This page was updated on 16th July 2014
Light Lunch and a Chat – last one before the summer break is Wednesday 30th July 2014 every Wednesday 1.15 – 2.45 pm in the Church Hall, Mill Road North Lancing, everyone welcome. Jacket Potatoes with either Just butter or beans or cheese or both. A choice of soups and a roll. Cake & tea or coffee £2.50 per person, or if you would just like a cup of tea or coffee – 50p. Want to know more? Call Hazel on 01903 762938. Hazel is taking a bow after running this event for several months, so a big thanks to her from the committee and members. Your September newsletter will have an update on events
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NLCA annual butterfly walk Saturday 26th July 2014 We will be meeting up on the corner of Mill Road and The Street at 10.00am. There is no need to book this event, simply turn up. Our walk will take us around the back of the Leisure Centre in Manor Park, up and across McIntyre’s Field, through the Chalk Pit, up to the Dew Pond, down the eastern side of Lancing Clump and back to the car park at the top of Mill Road. In past years, the walk has taken up to two hours. What butterflies might we see? Well my view is that there are less butterflies in our area than say five years ago, would be happy to be contradicted and this walk just might. Regulars ought to be Marbled Whites, Common Whites, Peacocks, Red Admirals, Ringlets, Blues, Meadow Browns, Skippers and Commas. Excitingly we may have some rarer spots given a period of good sunny weather. Andy will be leading the walk and will provide a “spotters” sheet. Should it be a sunny day, please take sun cream precautions (including a hat) and perhaps some water. Stout footwear essential please
Bat Walk Friday 1st August 2014 at 9.00pm Meet on the corner of The Street and Mill Road. We will walk through Manor Park, beneath the tennis courts and up McIntyre’s Field. 2013 saw a really good number of our flying friends, especially near the allotments. Here is hoping for a warm balmy evening to encourage large numbers out to feed on the flying insects

Croquet Taster the Croquet taster session was a great success. We were treated to a demo of how it is really done and saw some of the finer points of the game. Everyone who attended was given instruction by members of the club and despite the heavy mallets and being warned it could get tactical and 'dirty', thankfully no blood was spilled.  Several people commented on what fun the game turned out to be.  Afterwards refreshments were enjoyed in the lovely old pavilion


Walk and Ploughmans at the Downs Barn – rescheduled for Sat 27th Sep Unfortunately we had to postpone the visit to The Barn due to unforeseen circumstances with our host Mike Tristram. We were sorry about that, especially for those of you who were looking forward to it.  We have provisionally rescheduled this for Sat 27th September.  June will be taking expressions of interest to make sure we have enough people for the new date.  Why not come along and enjoy the tranquillity of this lovely spot in the Downs and learn from Mike how it is all managed?  There is some parking nearby for those unable to walk far.  Please contact June on 755522 to register an expression of interest or to find out more


Pimms, strawberry tea and all things English – Sun 20th July at 2pm Let's hope the good weather holds so that we can really make the most of this, although a bit of rain has never dampened our spirits in the past!  You will be welcomed by a local band The Tooters and a glass of Pimms. After that you can settle down for an afternoon of entertainment. David Ryall has kindly agreed to come along, we will have poems, something to make us laugh and you can get into the spirit of things with a sing-a-long. Everything will represent something to do with England, whether it is songs from the wars, or reminders of seaside holidays.  Come and see what came to mind when we were thinking of England.  We will finish last night of the proms style.  As David and The Tooters are kindly giving their time free of charge, there will be a raffle for their chosen charities. After all that, The Tooters will play for us while we enjoy tea and strawberry cream cake.  All for just £4.50 too. To book please put your money in an envelope, with your name on it and take it to June at Elder Tree Cottage, 61 Mill Road, Adrienne at 21 The Street, or use the envelopes at Fircroft News


Future dates to look out for:

17 Sep – Antiques Afternoon with Henry Nicholls from Real Deal

17 October – A Dog Evening

That's all for now but keep reading your Newsletters for more details of planned events

Andy has been editing the newsletter for a little while now and really would like to appoint a successor! Our newsletter comes out six times a year and is either delivered through the letterboxes by our team of happy helpers, or increasingly, by email (this edition is full colour). There is a template that can be used in Microsoft Word or Open Office that Andy would be happy to train the new editor up on. The editor can be an individual, couple or a group, it can be for say a year or longer ... are you up for it?
Footsteps of the Conqueror 4 – Saturday 9th August 2014 Lewes in East Sussex   This is a circular walk around the ancient town of Lewes to see and learn more about how Norman culture embedded. The highlight of the walk is a look around Lewes Castle (entrance fee £7.00). We will be travelling by train leaving Lancing at 9.00am and back in Lancing by 17.13pm. The cost is based on a £21.40 group ticket for four travelling together. The individual ticket price for the journey is £8.10. As ever, if we have a number of travellers not divisible by 4 the total cost for all travellers is divide by the number of travellers. For example 16 would pay £5.35 each, 19 travellers would pay £5.78 each. Expressions of interest (your name(s) address, phone number but no payments) to Andy by 23rd July 2014 either by email, mobile txt (no calls thank you) or note in the letter box outside the front door at 41 Ring Road. Depending on uptake Andy will contact those expressing an interest requesting payment or saying that there are not enough who are interested. Actually as Dru and Andy will be going it only needs 2 more to make it happen!
Meet Stewart Metcalfe (PCSO) Police Community Support Officer for North Lancing “My main area of responsibility is the Manor ward in North Lancing where I aim to work with the community to address local issues, ensuring that Lancing remains a great place to live and work. From the shop keepers in the high street to the dog walkers on the Downs, I meet a wide spectrum of people within our community and it is great to hear everyone’s points of view” Stewart Metcalfe PCSO Manor Ward Lancing Adur NPT Lancing Police Station 107-111 North Road LANCING BN15 9BB Twitter @NorthLancingPol  Mobile 07920 723699 
If you wish to join the NLCA, please click on this link to read our constitution and check whether you live in our geographical area. Then having checked, if wish to join please do so via this link 

Alishaan Restaurant in Sompting Village Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 7.00pm Expressions of interest (your name(s) phone number, address, but no payments) to Andy by 1st September 2014 either by email, mobile txt (no calls thank you) or note in the letter box outside the front door at 41 Ring Road. We are not taking bookings, we turn up on the night and settle our own bills. Banquet meal available at £9.99. Andy will call those who have expressed an interest on 9th September to remind and needs to give number of diners to the restaurant on the morning of 10th September

New neighbours? Why not introduce the NLCA to them? From time to time people move in and out of our area, it is always sad to see people "move on" but when people move in we have an opportunity to help them "feel at home". The NLCA has a welcome pack for new members of our local community, it includes a greeting card, the latest newsletter and a note from Andy inviting them to join the NLCA . So if you have new neighbours please ask for one of the packs to give to them or give Andy the address and he will deliver the welcome pack personally 

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