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10 a.m. to 12 noon:  Thurs.  21st May and Thurs. 18th June at 11 Fairview Rd, courtesy of Joan and Lewis Whittaker


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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"  

Excellent photo from Geoff Walker taken in Manor Park – but we need to know is it a
Song Thrush or a Mistle Thrush? We do not know, can you help us?
 ... 3 comments to date suggesting it is a Mistle Thrush


PCSO Honeywell contacts to say "I have been asked to get in contact with you all to ask if you had any feedback concerns about how the Wildlife festival went in regards to any Police issues you may of seen or heard about. We are looking for updates on how you felt it was Policed, how the event was organised, any issues with the event and management? Please forward this email to any other contacts and have them reply, so that you can send this to me as I need all responses back by this Friday"

If you have any comments, please use this link and I will forward them anonymously (unless you request that your contact details are included) to PCSO Honeywell on Friday ... thx

Unfortunately, not enoigh people contacted to express an interest in the early October holiday to Warners at Hayling Island - hence it will not be taking place. I will again try in late 2015 to float the idea of a Spring 2016 weekend away - the dates would be; leaving on Friday 13th May and returning on Monday 16th May 2016 - venue to be confirmed at the AGM

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This page was updated on 9th June  2015

Farewell Lancing Horticultural Society  So it is the end of Lancing’s Horticultural Society.  After nearly 80 years, due to being unable to form a committee, they have finally had to call it a day and pass into history.  It seems a problem that has beset many local organisations over the years.  Falling membership, no-one willing to be on the committee, no Chair – all have been cited as the various causes of the loss of the WI, Lancing Rotary, the Lancing and Sompting Ratepayers Association to name a few.  I was a member of the Horticultural Society and will be sorry that it has gone.  I didn’t participate in the shows – I always thought that would be something for the future when I have more time, but now there will be no opportunity and I must reflect on what my Grandmother used to tell me about 3 things that come not back – the sped arrow, the spoken word and, in this case, the neglected opportunity! It is perhaps a salutary lesson that organisations cannot be taken for granted, no matter how long they have been around.  Perhaps it is one that the NLCA needs to bear in mind as we approach our tenth anniversary next year.  Local groups are like plants and need nurturing.  A gentle regular watering of enthusiasm and the occasional feed of involvement, whether by joining the Committee, writing the odd short article for the newsletter, supporting events, delivering newsletters, encouraging new members.  All will help keep our Association alive and well.  It will be exciting to reach our tenth birthday in 2016 (that initial meeting in the Church Hall doesn’t feel all that long ago!), but the end of the Horticultural Society reminds us that we can’t take things for granted and what a loss it would be if one day our group ended up going the same way.  So, let’s celebrate the future of our Association and ensure it goes from strength to strength and doesn’t whither on the vine, like others have done. Adrienne

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  Pauline Burton sends along this photo of "Beautiful orchids in woods on Lancing clump"


Photos are very welcome on our web pages and in our newsletter

Quiz - Fri 24th April – my goodness, what a turn out for our first hall event of the year.  We estimated that nearly 60 people came along to join in the quiz and there was a real buzz in the hall.  Mind you, it wasn’t without its moments and we hope we managed to do a good impression of a swan.  You know the one - calm and ordered on the surface and paddling like mad below!  The first problem was that Rita, our normally stalwart quiz mistress, was ill.  A big thank you to her “other half”, David, for stepping into the breach.  He did an excellent job, although I got the impression we were all a little less well-behaved without Rita’s discipline!  Then the Ewes started to fall by the wayside – 3 under par and another big “thank you” to Hazel who stepped in to help with the teas.  Despite all that, the evening was noisy and fun and the fish and chips as good as ever, although goodness only knows what May’s customers were thinking when we turned up asking for 45 fish and chips and 2 sausage and chips.  They must have wondered if they would ever get served.  They needn’t have worried, though, as May has a well organised conveyer belt of staff ready and waiting and the food always arrives hot and fresh.  So, a final thank you to May and her chaps

Coming up – let us know if you are interested – no need to do so if you have already contacted us:

Trip to Recycling plant at Ford – several people have contacted us and we now have enough people interested to make this worth organising.  We are in contact with the Recycling Centre and will let the interested members know a potential date as soon as we have one.  There is still time for other people to be added to the list by contacting June on 755522 or Adrienne on 753977. 

Walk to the Chattri – The Chattri is a memorial to the Hindu and Sikh soldiers who died fighting for Britain in the First World War and is situated in a very peaceful spot in the Downs on the outskirts of Brighton.  It is easily reached by a 30 min walk along the Sussex Border path.  There are plenty of seats at the memorial, where it is possible to have a picnic before the walk back to the car park.  We have a small group of members who have expressed an interest, but not enough for a minibus.  There is still time for others to put their names down.  If we don’t organise a minibus we will arrange a car share.  Please contact Adrienne if you are interested.  We hope to finalise a date with the interested members in the near future.

26th July - A Midsummer Picnic – Following a previously successful trip to Stanmer Park, we have a few members who would like to go again.  You could either bring your own picnic, go to the village tea shop for informal refreshments or, if you are feeling flush, treat yourself to something smarter at Stanmer House.  It is a lovely spot with a quaint village and farm.  Brighton and Hove City nursery and plant sales centre should be open as well.   If you are interested please ring:  Adrienne – 753977, June – 755522, Liz – 752333.  If there are enough people interested, we will arrange a minibus.

Do you like visiting gardens?  Do you fancy a trip to Sussex Prarie Gardens near Henfield?  As a group, we have the opportunity to visit on a morning when the gardens are closed to the general public.  Refreshments are available and there are plant sales and a small shop.  Entrance to the garden is £6, which includes a short introductory talk by either the owners or a gardener.  We could arrange a minibus if wanted which would add about £6 per person to the cost (to be confirmed).  Call Adrienne or June if you are interested.
Finally – as we have no supper club these days would you be interested in a minibus trip out for a pub lunch somewhere?  Call June if you are interested.

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 

Jottings from the Hill Several years ago I was asked to write a regular short monthly article about Lancing Ring Nature Reserve, including the Clump, for the Lancing Horticultural Society newsletters.  It proved quite popular and we are going to continue with the articles in our newsletters.  So here is the first one… Well, after a relatively uneventful but wet winter, the Reserve is now definitely waking up.  Everywhere there is lush, green new growth as the bushes and trees come into leaf.  The recent high winds have caused some loss of vulnerable, tender new leaves, especially from the Chestnut trees, but walking around, it is obvious that it isn’t a major problem and one is left with the feeling that it could have been worse, considering the strength of the gusting wind.  Meanwhile, safely sheltering in the woods, the Early Purple Orchids are now in flower and looking through the trees into the distance, there is a purple haze from the mass of their single upright flowers.  Elsewhere in the woods we have a couple of good Wood Anemone clumps, although in the cool weather their white flowers remain defiantly closed, awaiting sunshine before they open.  Also taking advantage of any warm days, the butterflies are starting to appear.  Last week I bumped into Bert (who has run several of the Association butterfly walks) and he had seen several different species that day, which is encouraging.  The yellow Brimstones, Peacocks, Red Admirals, Orange Tips and whites are among the butterflies most likely to be seen at this time of year.  Yes, everywhere there is that indefinable feeling of Spring.  New growth, new life and bird song.  Just listen to that repetitive call of a Thrush in the tree over there and wonder how a small bird can produce something so loud! Adrienne


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