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 Waste Prevention / Recycling Talk Friday 30th January 7pm in the Church Hall 




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"  

A very happy new year to you all. Please can you make sure that, if you have not done so already, you renew your membership? Forms went out with the November newsletter but you can download one from our web page or get in touch with me if you need one, thanks! We now have 21 potential travellers to Normandy from May 15th to May 18th at a cost of £299 but we need 30 …. I have extended the deadline until February 15th for expressions of interest. Do not forget that you can bring along family and friends to this and all other NLCA events. If you need more info about the holiday, please get in touch. £300 to spend on North Lancing – all suggestions are currently on the list of our local authorities to undertake, committee will discuss and report back in the next newsletter. See you on the 30th for the quarterly meeting  Andy 0787 5627153 (office hours please) Web page at  

This page was updated on 27th January  2014
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Waste Prevention / Recycling Talk Friday 30th January 7pm in the Church Hall   WHAT GOES INTO THE BLUE LIDDED BIN? – Everyone believes they know but…….. It has become enormously expensive, and is becoming increasingly so, to use Landfill as a solution to the problem of Waste disposal. This is true both in monetary cost and also cost to our environment. West Sussex County Council has made great efforts to reduce dependence on landfill, and along with it, the financial burden which we ultimately bare – but it now needs our help even more. Whilst the majority of local residents make a great deal of effort to recycle, never-the-less there is much uncertainty about what specifically goes into our Blue Lidded Bins. Ron Marsh, a founder member of the NLCA, has trained this year as a Volunteer Waste Prevention Advisor and will be giving a talk about waste and recycling. Please come along and hear what there is to learn about recycling, how we can benefit from it in our pockets and local services – and, if you are lucky, he may even sing you a song or two in the process!! He has recently been reborn in the form of ‘RONNY TRASH’! 


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 

Sue Wellfare - updating her charity recycling

Below is a new list of items that I recycle but that cannot go into the kerbside blue top bins, but are recyclable.  In the 6 months April-Oct 2014 doing this I have raised:- 

£1000 for  NSPCC Lancing District
£100 Worthing Mencap

£50 Adur Sea of of Lights – (lantern parade in Lancing in December).

SO if you can help me raise even more I would be grateful – and it keeps it out of landfill which is good for the environment.   Thanks Sue.

 ALL makes of coffee refill bags

ANY MAKE or size of COFFEE JAR LID, BAGS THAT COFFEE BEANS AND FILTER COFFEE come in, and ANY MAKE of COFFEE REFILL BAG including individual servings in fact any COFFEE PACKAGING  but not glass jars

ANY MAKE of BISCUIT WRAPPER  and any size - ie digestive,ginger nuts, custard cream,  including individual biscuits ie penguins and the outer wrapper including clear cellophane wrappers FROM BISCUITS

 ELLAS KITCHEN  baby food pouch or ANY OTHER MAKE of baby food pouch in same sort of packaging (inc the lid)

 TASSIMO COFFEE DISKS and the foil packet they come in. No need to clean them out, leave coffee in – its gets recycled into compost.


ALL WRITING INSTRUMENTS (except wooden pencils and crayons) can be collected, regardless of their brand or material - ballpoint pens, felt tips, mechanical pencils, markers, highlighters and correction fluid containers.




ALL PLASTIC LIDS/TOPS (JARS OR BOTTLES ANY MAKE OR SIZE INC MILK BOTTLE TOPS) – These are for Worthing Boys Club, I pass to them and they pass items to me!!.

Drop off bins are at:-

Sainsburys, Lyons Farm Worthing – in the foyerGarden Centre – Findon (Wyevale – Rogers Farm) - near the tillsCo-op Lancing – to the right of the “out door”
Childrens Centre – North Rd Lancing – inside at the far end
Childrens Centre – Boundstone Lane Lancing – just inside the doorManor Rd Butchers – Manor Rd Lancing – it’s a red bin St James the Less Church Manor Rd Lancing – red box

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 
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

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