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New for 2015!! NLCA coffee mornings

10 a.m. to 12 noon: Wednesday 18 February, Wednesday 18 March and Wednesday 15 April at  The Corner House, 16 Manor Road



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"  

Disappointing news I am afraid, we have not been able to to get the number required for our France trip in May this year. We needed 30 but could only manage 20. I am contacting those who wanted to come along to let them them know. I have also spoken with our friends down at Isle of Wight Tours to give us some ideas for a long weekend (Friday to Monday)  in September this year to try to make up for that disappointment. It will be after the children are back at school. I think they will be recommending a Warners "just for adults" venue. When I hear more, I will share

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This page was updated on 17th February 2015
above. Bank of Joy ... the last few sunny days are producing lots of shows like this one at the top of Mill Road
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We don't have a lot to say this month, as not a lot is happening but we will remind you of what has happened since the last newsletter. November Q. What do you get when you fill a church hall with 50+ people,  throw some daft questions at them, give them Fish & Chips and a cuppa and some cash prizes.

A very noisy Quiz night. Another enjoyable evening. You must like it, you keep coming back. Watch out for the March newsletter, we may have another one for you. December. Equally as noisy and most enjoyable, Christmas Cheer. Thank you to Carol & Carson, Walter & Marie for the liquid refreshment (hic) you very kindly provided for the Carol Singers. You keep providing it, we will keep singing for you. The entertainment in the hall was great. It was lovely to see all your happy smiling faces. We had carols, communal singing, poems and who can forget Adrienne & David's duet.  A big thank you to all who contributed to the evening. Same again next year? You bet. 

The last event was our annual pilgrimage to the Red Lion. 5 brave souls + dogs reached the venue via Coombes, and a very pleasant walk it was too. Quite a few of you took the shorter route over Hoe Court, and some of you came by car. Whichever your chosen route we hope you had a good time. It’s always nice to get together, its even better when you have a glass of the hard stuff in your hand. Well that's it for now, we will hopefully have more to tell you in the March newsletter. The EWEs, Adrienne, Gail, Irene, June, Liz, Lynne and Rita wish you all a very Happy New Year and thank you for supporting our events 


New for 2015!! NLCA coffee mornings Pauline Burton has come up with this excellent idea and is offering her home at The Corner House, 16 Manor Road as the venue for a trial period of three months. Pauline says “I would like to see this event kept as simple as possible to encourage others.  I will be serving coffee or tea with biscuits only.  The intention is for people to either pop in for 10 minutes or stay the whole two hours, to chat and socialise, whatever their preferences. I am happy to host the first three on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 12 noon: Wednesday 18 February, Wednesday 18 March and Wednesday 15 April”. Please do your best to support Pauline’s excellent initiative and, if the trial goes well, why not offer your home for a coffee morning too? 

RIP David Ryall (1935 -2014) It was a germ of an idea which set about the chain of events … we needed an idea for a summer entertainment for the Association.   One of our members, Mary, had an old friend who was an actor and who might be persuaded to come and talk to us … and that was how we first met David Ryall, who came along on that hot summer afternoon and held us all in thrall with his songs, stories, anecdotes and impersonations.  Who could have believed that an afternoon could have passed so quickly and we would have had such a good time?   But more than this, a bond was formed between our NLCA and David, who became a special friend and always seemed to take an interest in what we were doing.  As plans got under way for the following Christmas, David indicated that he would be delighted to come along and play a part in the evening’s entertainment and we were treated in particular to his readings from two of Dickens’ great Christmas stories.  He made what might be regarded by some as turgid text come to life in a way that could be appreciated and enjoyed by all. Although he came to our Antiques Afternoon with Penny, his wife, the last event that he fully participated in was our Summer Pimms afternoon.  He was not too well, but that didn’t detract from his performances and he was as spell binding as ever. But now we have to say a sad goodbye to our Friend.  He passed away on Christmas Day.   We will remember him fondly as a real gentleman with prodigious talent and a great sense of fun but who was also genuine, modest and unassuming.  He was so enthusiastic and encouraging to us and was never demeaning or patronising about our amateur attempts to provide entertainment for our members, despite the fact that he had worked with so many of the “greats” of film, television and theatre and we must have appeared small fry by comparison.  He gave us his time freely and with apparent pleasure and we will always be very grateful to him for sharing part of his life with us.  We will miss him.  Our thoughts go to Penny, his wife, and his family. PS David always said that he would have liked to have directed an NLCA version of Chekov’s Three Sisters – sadly time ran out on that, but what an experience it would have been!! Adrienne Stevenson

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)
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 
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