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 Friday 19th Dec – Christmas Cheer



 Monday 29th Dec – Christmas walk to The Red Lion

Friday 30th January Quarterly meeting in the Church Hall with guest speaker (details in January newsletter



Membership at the time of the AGM - before renewals began was 205

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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"  
Christmas Cheer ..... Help us to ring Out The Bells!

All NLCA members are invited to our Christmas Cheer evening!! Friday 19th from 6.15pm (Full details and times in the "News from the EWEs section below)   Could we also ask those who are coming  to bring bells if they have any at home for our last song?  It doesn’t matter what type – cow bells, toy bells, morris men bells!  We just want to have a ringing time!!

Hello there! Thanks to those who came along to the AGM and voted in the new committee (details below). Also thanks to our guest speaker, Gary Baines from The Friends of Shoreham Fort who gave an enjoyable and interesting presentation. Be great if we can fix up a guided tour of the fort in 2015. Please could I encourage members to take advantage of our newsletter by email service (there is a link directly below to arrange it)? Not only do we save a considerable amount of paper and toner over the years and the time to produce and deliver but the actually newsletter is much more vibrant and colourful. The paper newsletter will continue to be made available to those who prefer/need it that way.

Looking forward to seeing you at Christmas Cheer and at the Red Lion! Andy Brook 0787 5627153 (office hours please)
This page was updated on 16th December  2014
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In September we welcomed Antiques dealer Henry Nicholls to North Lancing for our Antiques afternoon. It was a great success; Henry was a very knowledgeable man with a nice friendly personality. We certainly wouldn`t hesitate to invite him back again. We raised lots of money from the raffle and with a little top-up were able to donate £50.00 to Paws Animal charity on Henry’s behalf.  He talked us through the items brought along and afterwards we enjoyed tea and homemade cakes.  We must also say a big thank you to those members who kindly made the delicious cakes. Also in September we paid a visit to the Downs Barn. The weather was very kind to those of us who enjoyed a lovely walk over the Downs.  On arrival the walkers met up with everyone else and we were welcomed by Mike Tristram who gave us a very interesting talk on what was going on around the Downs. With a Ploughman’s and a beer for lunch (thanks to Liz Irene & June for preparing the lunch) a good time was had by all.

October saw dogs galore in the Church Hall – despite the ‘No Dogs’ sign that had appeared on the gate! With Barbara’s dancing dogs, obedience to music, a talk on the role of dogs in WW1 and an amusing poem, we had a great time. Our members own dogs seemed to enjoy it too, although there were no hidden talents amongst our pack when they tried some of the moves.  The demonstration dogs did well trying to ignore the distractions of a packed hall, although Andy did prove irresistible to Connor who at one point thought he would rather have a stroke than perform

So what’s next…… Coming to a Church Hall near you, we have a Quiz night and Christmas Cheer

Friday December 19th. Christmas Cheer.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE. This event was originally advertised as Dec 17th, but we have had to alter it. The evening will start at 6.15pm, in the Church Hall, for the Carol Singers. After a little practice we will pound the streets singing for anyone who has requested our presence. If you know anyone who would like us to visit them or would like a visit yourself, please let Adrienne know on 753977.  We just sing at each house and there is no money collected. If you are not out singing, the event will start just after 7.30pm in the Church Hall. There will be singing, readings and lots more fun. Refreshments on offer will include Hot Mulled Wine or a non-alcoholic version, Sausage Rolls, Mince Pies etc. The icing on the cake is that it is free.  This is the NLCA`s way of saying Thank you for your support throughout the year.  There will also be a free raffle. If you would like to make mince pies or sausage rolls, please let June know on 755522

December 29th. The last event of 2014 will be our annual pilgrimage to the Red Lion for lunch. Walkers leave at 10.30am for the long route or 11.45 for the shorter one. Alternatively you can make your own way there.  We aim to meet up at about 12.30 at the pub

Finally…we are taking expressions of interest for a possible visit to the Sir Robert Woodard Academy early next year.  If you are interested please contact Rita on 755096 and we will see if we have enough people to go ahead.  Date and times will then be arranged with the Academy

And really and truly finally … a Christmas Cheer message from Adrienne – do you remember last year’s fantastic effort by Hazel and Zosia who performed The Snowman song with me?  Would you be interested in having a go and joining me in performing a song at this year’s Christmas Cheer?  You don’t have to be an accomplished singer, or have had any experience singing, although you should be able to hold a tune.  We will rehearse a song in advance of the evening and no-one will be asked to sing solo.  Have I managed to entice you?  Feel like having a go?  Then ring me on 753977 for more details.  Come on - Let’s give Gareth Malone a run for his money!

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 
NLCA committee 2014/2015 The following were voted in at our AGM on 21/11/14 - Jean Young (Treasurer), June White, Delia Parker (Secretary), Jennifer Marsh Carson Albury, Ricky Hannam, Janet Guest, Andy Brook (Chair)

£300 to spend on North Lancing A big thanks to those who have given their ideas! At committee it came up that the suggestions to date may already be on the agenda of both Adur DC and West Sussex CC, so would we wish to duplicate? We will try to get clarification about this for the AGM or more likely the January 2015 newsletter

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 

NLCA member shares an item about a trip to Australia. I've just returned from a wonderful holiday in Australia staying on the Gold Coast with my son Rob who has been living there for 15 years now. The weather was wonderful, it was just coming to the end of spring and the start of summer, I don't think it went below 34degrees the whole time I was there but the down side of that was arriving back in the UK to cold winds, rain and storms - what a welcome back! We enjoyed driving round and visited a lot of places and meeting up with people I had met on previous visits. Australia is such a vast country and I try to experience a different part every time I visit.  This time we spent a fantastic time in Sydney, I'm quite proud I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge - what an experience, the Blue Mountains were magnificent and we spent a long time there. All in all I really enjoyed my holiday and thought I would share it with other members of the NLA. Best wishes to all, Janet Guest. Thanks Janet, your Editor/webmaster welcomes contributions like this for the newsletter/web page

NLCA Spring Holiday Lisieux, Normandy, France  Travelling on Friday 15th May to enjoy a three night stay and then travelling back on Monday 18th May 2015 £299.00 per person staying at the  Mercure Hotel, Lisieux

This holiday has once again been sourced for us by Isle of Wight Tours who have arranged all of our Spring Holidays for us. Building on the enjoyment in 2014 of three nights away rather than two, this holiday has a lot to recommend it. We need 30 in the party for the holiday to go ahead. The holiday is being arranged in the following style  

·       Travelling by coach, we cross into Europe via Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais and then drive across Northern France to Lisieux with comfort stops throughout

·       Half board en-suite hotel accommodation (single rooms are limited);  rooms have en-suite bathroom, flat screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, hair dryer, Wi-Fi

·       Full English breakfast (or local) with a choice of evening meal; Live entertainment

·       Outdoor pool, bar, café, restaurant at the hotel


Included in the price are

·       Entrance to the Bayeaux Tapestry

·       Calvados tasting at Chateaux Briel


As ever with these holidays we have full use of the coach on the Saturday and Sunday and will be having “day trips” out after breakfast and then back for the evening meal. Likely posts of call are Caen, Deauville and the above two mentioned as being included in the prices. A very important person of the past is Saint Thérèse of Lisieux popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower."  Should the holiday go ahead, Andy will liaise with Isle of Wight Tours to create a full itinerary.  Expressions of interest to Andy by January 15th 2014 please. YOU WILL NEED A CURRENT 10 YEAR PASSPORT to come along


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 inviting them to join the NLCA . So if you have new neighbours please let Andy know
Above. From the archive ...Christmas Cheer carol singers just about to set off - December 2012

Clubs for the longer evenings This item in the September newsletter has resulted in the following response from Judy Discson “Would definitely be interested in a cinema club and/or a dvd evening (bit like a book club where people bring their own film for discussion); also board/card evening. Please contact Judy on 01903 754081 if you would like to take part in or help create and support these ideas for new clubs