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  • 24 May 2017 12:03 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Book now for the Summer of Circus launch!


     

    Tickets are limited and will sell extremely quickly so please book early.

    Those in attendance without a launch ticket cannot be submitted to the performance.

    To confirm your attendance simply
    click here quoting LAUNCH to receive your unique ticket offer.


    Doors: 5.30pm  |  Performance: 7.30pm
    After Show Party: 8.30pm  |  Carriages: 12.00am


  • 18 May 2017 9:53 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Greater Brighton building a bright new future for the construction trade 


    The next generation of construction workers are set for a bright future thanks to the work of the Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB).

    Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, decorators and plasterers are among the trades to be taught at the new £9 million Trades and Construction Centre in east Brighton.

    The building has been made possible by local growth deal funding, secured by Greater Brighton through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of a drive to boost skills in the wider area.

    Ahead of the hub being opened to students in September, GBEB chairman Dan Humphreys was given a tour of the site in Wilson Avenue by Nick Juba, CEO of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET).

    Speaking after the visit, Cllr Humphreys, who is also leader of Worthing Borough Council, said:

    “Greater Brighton was formed three years ago as local authorities, businesses and education providers realised we could do more by working together.

    “We want to combine our skills and resources to boost the local economy, boost jobs, boost productivity and boost quality of life for people living across the region.

    “This amazing new centre is a perfect example of what difference Greater Brighton can make, giving people the skills to thrive in the 21st century economy.”

    The centre is just one of a number of projects which has received support from the GBEB.

    Cllr Humphreys heard how trades were previously taught on three different sites at City College Brighton & Hove before the further education college merged with Northbrook in Worthing and Shoreham to form the MET.

    The £9 million of funding secured from the LEP allowed the construction of a new hub in east Brighton to expand the college’s courses in construction and trades.

    The hub will be a base for 500 students a year across the Greater Brighton area, which stretches from Worthing across to Newhaven, Brighton up to East Grinstead. Students and apprentices from Worthing will continue to be able to access local construction courses at other MET campuses in the Greater Brighton region.

    External construction work was completed in April, a week ahead of schedule.

    Those at the college are now working with students and staff to develop a kit list to ensure it is fully kitted out in time for the new autumn intake.

    Cllr Humphreys also heard how the development was one that was literally created in the Greater Brighton region: Sussex-based HNW Architects designed the new building, while property consultancy practice NorthGates, which work from an office just outside Shoreham, oversaw the project management.

    Mr Juba, CEO of the MET, said:

    “I want to say thank you to the Greater Brighton Economic Board and the local enterprise partnership for all their support.

    “I am a board member of both and being involved in both of those organisations has given the MET a chance to thrive while thinking about how we organise our courses and provision to support local communities

    “That investment that both organisations have made in this facility is very much appreciated and I know our students will be saying the same thing.”


  • 04 May 2017 1:29 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)


    Tim Loughton - General Election 2017

    As I am sure you only too aware, the Prime Minister has called a general election to be held on 8th June. Parliament will be dissolved at midnight tonight so today is my last day as a Member of Parliament for the duration of the campaign.

    After today I will be putting myself forward as the Conservative Party candidate. I apologise in advance for the avalanche of campaign literature you are likely to receive from me and other candidates.

    Whilst I will be spending most of the next five weeks out knocking on doors, my office will still be able to take up urgent constituency cases. My House of Commons office will be closed and I will be operating full time out of the constituency office at: 88a High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DB.

    For the duration of the campaign my email address will be tim@timloughton.com
    You can call my constituency office with any concerns or queries you may have on 01273 757182. 
    My website will continue on www.timloughton.com
    My Facebook page is unchanged at facebook.com/timloughtonEWAS as is my Twitter account @TimLoughton

    As I do not use my newsletter distribution list for political campaigning, I will not be producing another newsletter until after the general election if I am fortunate enough to be re-elected as your MP. You will also not receive any campaigning emails from me as a result of being on this list.

    I hope you have enjoyed receiving my monthly newsletter and I hope to see you around the constituency over the next few weeks.

  • 04 May 2017 1:25 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Sir Robert Woodard Academy Business Breakfast - 12th May 2017




    There's still time to let us know if you are joining us at our next Business Breakfast on 12 May.

    We invite you to join us at 7.30am for a 7.45am start in the Academy’s Alan Strong Theatre. The event is scheduled to finish at 8.45am.

    We will be sharing a range of successes within the Academy. As usual, there will be networking opportunities with our expanding business community and opportunities to grow partnerships with the Academy. There is also the chance to present about your own business if you wish.

    We would love for you to join us. If you've never attended, we think you will be pleasantly surprised.
    It is an event of which we are very proud.

    Click the "Register Now" button to send your registration for the event. If you would like to make a presentation during the breakfast please let us know in your registration message.

    We continue to develop our links with business, so if you have colleagues or contacts you would like to invite, click the 'Forward to a Friend' link below. You can also find the event on Eventbrite.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy soon.

    For more information please visit www.srwa.woodard.co.uk




  • 04 May 2017 12:43 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    WCHP Upcoming Events in 2017

    May

    This Thing Called Love  with Reading Phoenix Choir – Saturday 6th May 7.30pm

    St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Worthing, BN11 2DS

    Come and hear this internationally acclaimed choir sing a varied and beautiful selection of choral music from memory. Featuring Rachmeninov, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Billy Joel, Queen and many more!

    Tickets are £6 and are available from our shops in Worthing and Shoreham or by ringing us on 01903 680740 ext. 212

    Caribbean Evening – Friday 19th 7.30pm – 10.30pm

    Join the Worthing Friends Group for an evening of tropical fun!

    The evening will include Caribbean food and a free soft drink. Music will be provided by Worthing Steel Band. There will be a bar available selling wine, beer and soft drinks.
    Tickets are £15 and are available from 117 Montague St, Worthing, BN11 3BP or call 01903 680740.

     

    Clothes Swap – Friday 19th 7pm – 7pm

    Organised by the Horsham Friends Group the event takes place at the Salvation Army, 1 Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ

    Join us for a fabulous clothes swap in Horsham, for men and women's clothes. Bring your friends and have a fun evening updating your wardrobe!

    How it works: Bring your good quality, pre-loved clothes to swap for a fresh wardrobe.
    One token = one item of clothing.
    Exchange each item of clothing you bring for a token. You can buy additional tokens for £1 each!

    £5 entry + 1 free token

                                   

    Skydive – Saturday 20th 
    Sponsored event held at Skydive Netheravon – email info@wchp.org.uk for more information!

    June

    Worthing Artist Open Houses – Weekends 17th - 18th and 24th – 25th 
    The theme of this year’s Worthing Artist Open Houses is “Safe Spaces”, held at Colonnade House in Worthing – email info@wchp.org.uk to get involved either as an artist or to contribute your own description of a safe space.

    July

    Worthing Artist Open Houses – Weekend of the 1st – 2nd  
    The final weekend of this year’s event.

    Littlehampton Flag Day

    Street Collection in Littlehampton with musicians. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!

    Worthing Summer Busk and Street Collection – Saturday 22nd
    Street collection in Worthing, with musicians. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!

    August

    Car boot Sale at Broadwater Green – Saturday 5th August

    Shoreham Street Collection – Saturday 12th

    Street collection in Shoreham

    September

    Thames Path Challenge – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th 

    Walk, jog or run 100, 50 or 25km from Putney Bridge to Henley. More than 3,000 challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river. Visithttp://www.thamespathchallenge.com/the-main-challenge for more information and to sign up!

    October

    Taylor Maid musical evening – Saturday 14th from 7pm

    Organised by the Goring Friends Group, held at the Warren Ballroom. Tickets TBC

    December

    Christmas Tree Festival – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd

    Our annual Christmas Tree Festival will be held at St Mary de Haura Church in Shoreham.

    For further details of our events please contact the Fundraising Team on 01903 680740 ext. 242 or email info@wchp.org.uk 

    If you would like help at any of our events please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01903 680743 or email helping@wchp.org.uk

    Please visit our website www.wchp.org.uk or follow us on social media @WCHPnews      Charity No: 1027832

  • 04 May 2017 12:34 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    University of Chichester Employer Briefing: The New World of Apprenticeships

    14th June 2017 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

    Whether you are a levy-paying employer or not, the apprenticeship reforms and the introduction of the apprentice levy provide an opportunity for you to develop new and existing talent to meet the needs of your organisation.

    Join us for a free event on June 14th to find out what it could mean for you, find out about Degree Apprenticeships offered by the University of Chichester and hear first hand from an employer and a degree apprentice about their experiences.

    Venue


     

     

              The University of Chichester

              The Dome

              Bognor Regis Campus

              Upper Bognor Road

              Bognor Regis

              PO21 1HR



    Agenda


    5.30pm       Networking and refreshments

      

    6.00pm       Welcome and introduction to the new world of apprenticeships

                      Sandra Coley, Head of Employer Engagement

      

                      University of Chichester Degree Apprenticeships 

                      Andrew Adams, Business Development Manager

     

                      Why employers should get involved

                      Guest Speaker - Simon Pringle, Co-Founder, Red River Software

      

                      What the Degree Apprenticeship means to me 

                      Guest Speaker – degree apprentice (to be confirmed)

       

                      Q & A

      

    7.30pm       Close


  • 04 May 2017 11:56 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    West Sussex Small Business Grants - Funding Still Available

    Funding for small businesses is still available in areas of West Sussex

    Looking to develop website?
    Need new office equipment?

    • Does your business need to pay for training?

    You can still apply for up to £2,000 to help develop or establish your business. 

    Funding still available through the following areas:-

    • Crawley Borough Council
    • Adur & Worthing Borough Councils
    • Mid Sussex District Council

    The Business Navigator service has helped over 2,000 businesses since January 2016 and the team attend over 40 events last month alone.The team can research potential funding options, help you find a business mentor/adviser, help with recruitment, find support to help with website development, and much more.

    For further information please call 0800 977 4146 for free and impartial guidance from the Navigator team.

    For more information



  • 27 April 2017 12:41 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)


    Sir Robert Woodard Academy Business Breakfast - 12th May REGISTER NOW  


    There's still time to let us know if you are joining us at our next Business Breakfast on 12 May. 

    We invite you to join us at 7.30am for a 7.45am start in the Academy’s Alan Strong Theatre. The event is scheduled to finish at 8.45am.

    We will be sharing a range of successes within the Academy. As usual, there will be networking opportunities with our expanding business community and opportunities to grow partnerships with the Academy. There is also the chance to present about your own business if you wish.

    We would love for you to join us. If you've never attended, we think you will be pleasantly surprised.
    It is an event of which we are very proud.

    Click the "Register Now" button to send your registration for the event. If you would like to make a presentation during the breakfast please let us know in your registration message.

    We continue to develop our links with business, so if you have colleagues or contacts you would like to invite, click the 'Forward to a Friend' link below. You can also find the event on Eventbrite.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy soon.

    www.srwa.woodard.co.uk


  • 27 April 2017 12:33 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    LBP Charity of the Year Revealed - The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home


  • 27 April 2017 12:27 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    ‘FORGET THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE, GIVE US THE SOUTHERN ACCELERATOR’

    The Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) met on Tuesday April 25, 2017, to discuss a packed agenda focused on bringing more investment into the region, which extends from Worthing in the west across to Newhaven and up to East Grinstead. After overseeing his last meeting as GBEB Chairman, Councillor Daniel Humphreys, shares his personal reflection on the progress that’s being made

    You've probably heard of the Northern Powerhouse. You may have heard of the Midlands Engine. But very soon I expect you will also know more about the Southern Accelerator.

    This is the banner under which the Greater Brighton Economic Board hopes to drive growth throughout our areas.

    The term has been universally supported within the Board’s response to the Government's Industrial Strategy.

    The idea is simple - using our power as civic, education and business leaders to focus our energy to propel the region forward.

    This was my last meeting as Chairman of the Board. In the last 12 months I have seen first-hand the impact that a joined-up approach can deliver.

    From Worthing to Newhaven, Brighton up to East Grinstead, across the region we already have so many of the ingredients needed for an economy that delivers better outcomes for everyone.

    We have a highly qualified workforce, we have the will from leaders, and we are very well connected.

    What we need now is to put the foot on the accelerator to enable us to compete alongside the likes of London on a national and international stage.

    The timing for jump-starting our economy has never been better. The regional economy is strong. Business growth rates are improving. Plus the government is willing to give the provinces more power and, more importantly, funding to deliver real change.

    Investment in housing, transport and supporting further and higher education could make all the difference to the region as a whole, especially if we brand it under a single banner.

    That's why I'm delighted to say that Whitehall officials are already showing an interest in the idea and are willing to visit to find out more to take the proposal forward.

    It is yet another example of how Greater Brighton is making great strides in such a short space of time.

    Recent months has seen the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership provide over £58 million towards infrastructure and regeneration in Greater Brighton.

    This includes projects such as building office space at Adur Civic centre to keep 400 jobs in the area; transport and roads improvements in the Burgess Hill area; and funding towards delivering a new £99 million Life Sciences building at the University of Sussex’s Falmer campus.

    In time these schemes, and others, will unlock hundreds of thousands of square metres of employment and housing space, creating jobs, homes and business space for those in our communities.

    We are also seeing some major projects come to conclusion. Building work on the Construction Trades Centre at The GB Met further education college in east Brighton is now complete; while the tidal walls scheme at Shoreham and flood alleviation scheme at Newhaven are moving along quickly.

    Greater Brighton is also getting bigger, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Ltd will be invited to join the board.  With their co-operation we can strengthen the existing growth corridor from the coast up to the fringes of the capital.

    It means we able to pull in more investment and focus on key infrastructure needs, such as increasing capacity on the Brighton mainline, which is the cause of so much misery to thousands of commuters in our area.

    And finally, it would only be right to say a massive congratulations to Brighton and Hove Albion for their promotion to the Premier League.

    The Seagulls, in some ways, represent everything that’s good about Greater Brighton - working together across traditional district boundaries to deliver places for our wider communities to thrive while showcasing all that is good on the national stage.

    The Albion's reach extends to the Greater Brighton's boundary and beyond. The fantastic stadium complex at Falmer straddles parts of Brighton & Hove and Lewes; the state-of-the-art training ground is in Adur; not forgetting that fans flock from every corner of the county to watch Chris Hughton's team in action.

    With the club now competing on the elite stage, it's a chance to put our region on the national and global map.

    It will be a privilege to be part of the civic parade through Brighton and Hove on May 14 to celebrate with all the Seagulls fans.


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