What’s On?

Your guide to what’s on in and around Storrington. There are many community groups, organisations, societies and sports clubs which meet regularly and hold public events. These listings are created by them and include film shows, markets, live music, and other community events.

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May
12
Sun
Wellbeing Walk – check time
May 12 all-day

boots, rucksack and hat for hiking or walking

Saturday 4th May 2.00pm Thakeham Circular Level 2, 4 miles, 2 hours
Walk 2040. Meet a Thakeham Village car park, RH20 3GP. if Car Park is busy park in adjacent Abingworth Crescent. This popular walk explores the tracks, footpaths and byways north of Thakeham Village. Parts of this route can be wet and muddy. What3Words poet.cleanser.parties Dogs welcomes, the route includes stiles. Contact Mick Denness on 01903 745971 or email mickdenness5@gmail.com

Sunday 5th May 10.00am Pulborough Brooks Level 3, 5 miles, 2.25 hours
Walk 3017. Meet at Pulborough Library car park, RH20 2BQ. This walk has two distinct elements, firstly the farmed landscape to the north of Pulborough, then the RSPB’s Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve. Dogs welcome refreshments provided. Contact Mick Denness on 01903 745971 or email mickdenness5@gmail.com. What3Words canal.sunflower.basic

Sunday 12th May 10.00am Washington to Sullington Level 3, 5 miles, 2.5 hours
Walk 3184. Meet at Old London Road, Washington, RH20 3BN. To reach the meeting place drive north up the A24 from the Washington Roundabout take the first left and then sharp left again into Old London Road. What3Words grabs.paper.disbanded . This walk takes across the countryside to Sullington before walking along the foot of the downs, with wonderful views, to Washington Village. Dogs welcome and refreshments provided. Contact Mick Denness on 01903 745971 or email mickdenness5@gmail.com

Saturday 18th May 2.00pm Fryern Park Level 2, 3 miles, 1.25 hours
Walk 2042. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground car park, RH20 4BG. This lovely short walk offers uninterrupted views towards the South Downs as route goes through Fryern Park with its landscaped pleasure gardens and waterfall. Includes 5 stiles. Dogs welcome. What3Words acids.alive.informal – Contact Mick Denness on 01903 745971 or email mickdenness5@gmail.com

Thursday 23rd May 10.00am West Chiltington Level 2, 4-5 miles, 2 hours
Walk 2082. Meet in the public car park adjacent to West Chiltington Village Hall, Mill Rd, RH20 2PZ, (TQ083179). Various routes exploring West Chiltington and the surrounding area. Moderate slopes, some stiles, no dogs please as a number of the routes pass through fields with livestock. Sue 01403 255710

Saturday 25th May 2.00pm Sandgate Park & Sullington Warren Level 2, 3.6 miles, 1.75 hours
Walk 2041. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground car park, RH20 4BG. This walk offers visits to two wonderful areas very close to Storrington. Both of which are managed for public enjoyment and nature conservation. An easy flat route. Dogs welcome refreshments provided. Contact Mick Denness on 01903 745971 or email mickdenness5@gmail.com

For more information and details of other Wellbeing Walks in Horsham and district follow the link Horsham Wellbeing Walks


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May
13
Mon
Parents Information Evening – Chanctonbury Leisure Centre @ Chanctonbury Leisure Centre
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Partents - Understanding your teenager - 13/5/24 6pm Chanctonbury Leisure Centre

Parents: Understanding the Challenges of the Teenage Years

Storrington and Sullington Wardens, with Sussex Police and Horsham Community safety team are hosting a Understand your teenager’s behaviour event on Monday 13th May 6pm – 7pm at Chanctonbury leisure centre.”

Storrington and Sullington Parish wardens
Chris Poore: 07795 046743 & John Sampson: 07789 943201
Email: storrington-sullingtonwardens@horsham.gov.uk


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May
14
Tue
Rhyme Time @ Storrington Library
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

Rhyme Time, Tuesday 10:45am, Storrington Library

Rhyme Time: Storrington Library, Tuesday 10 – 10:30 am

Please note the Time Change beginning 16th April 2024

Pop in to join other families with young children for songs and nursery rhymes, every Tuesday 10-10:30am.

For more information, please contact Storrington Library.

Please note there are limits on attendance numbers. Due to the popularity of these activities some sessions may become full.

 


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In Stitches – The Village Hub @ The Village Hub
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Village Hub

A fun, social group for people who like to stitch. Bring your own knitting, embroidery or another project.

If you would like to learn we can teach you!

Tuesday’s 1:30 – 3pm

Please confirm the event is taking place, especially at holiday times, on the The Village Hub diary

Darts! At Leisure Centre for ages 11+ @ Chanctonbury Leisure Centre
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Darts, Leisure Centre, Tuesday 4-6pm during term time.

Darts! At Leisure Centre for ages 11+ !

All Abilities Welcome!

Tuesday’s 4pm to 6pm during term time.

Honeybees Adult Choir @ Storrington Village Hall
May 14 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Bee logo for Honeybees Choir

HONEYBEES ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHOIR IN STORRINGTON

Every Tuesday, in Storrington Village Hall

7.15pm – 8.15pm

£8 per week

Why not sign up for a local singing group to nurture your well-being and join a wonderful bunch in the community for some fun and music?

The benefits speak for themselves!

  • Sense of belonging!
  • Meet new friends!
  • Improved confidence and communication skills!
  • Develop your voice and performance skills!

Basically singing is proven to be GOOD for you and can have a significant impact on your overall wellbeing…

Email abi@beemusic.earth now to register.


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May
15
Wed
Fittleworth House – National Garden Scheme, Open Day 2024 @ Fittleworth House
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NGS Garden at Fittleworth House

The National Garden Scheme: Fittleworth House 

https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/14546/fittleworth-house

Visit the stunning gardens at Fittleworth House, Pulborough and support National Garden Scheme charities.

Fittleworth House was built around 1720 from locally quarried stone as a home for the squire of the village. Currently the house (not open) is a full-time home and has been in the same family ownership for over fifty years. Its front is covered in a long-established Wisteria fronted by mixed flower beds. The three-acre garden contains both formal and informal areas with much emphasis on wildlife and habitat creation. Most of the garden sits on a gentle eastward facing slope which is manageable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The croquet lawn in front of the house is bordered on its southern edge by a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon and its northern edge by an imposing Holm Oak, both very tall and grand for their type and both planted around the 1740s. Near the Cedar sits a natural looking stream, built using locally quarried stone and planted with many shade and moisture loving plants. The garden then gently slopes down to the fountain garden with its mixed flower borders, topiary and globe fountain with an established Yew hedge as backdrop. An archway through the hedge then leads to a fully productive half acre walled garden and a romantic Apple tunnel. The vegetable beds are used to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables for the house and staff. The long borders down the middle of the walled garden are planted each year with a mixture of beautiful Dahlias, annuals and vegetables for decorative effect. Just to the side of the walled garden is a smaller walled area where a large glasshouse and the potting sheds can be found. There is also a Spring garden and wildlife pond, large Rhododendrons and Camellias. The father and son garden team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Light refreshments. Visit the National Garden Scheme website to book online https://ngs.org.uk or pay on the day.

Visits also by arrangement 22 Apr to 23 Aug for groups of 8 to 40. Weekdays only. Please visit the National Garden Scheme website for more details.

For other West Sussex NGS gardens opening in Spring 2024 click on the following link https://ngs.org.uk/west-sussex-spring-gardens/

The National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated more than £70 million to our beneficiary charities, and in 2023 made donations of over £3.4 million. Founded in 1927 to support district nurses, we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK and our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health Week to raise awareness of the topic. Our funding also supports the training of gardeners and offers respite to horticultural workers who have fallen on difficult times.

To learn more about the National Garden Scheme, discover your perfect garden or find out how to open your own garden visit ngs.org.uk, download the National Garden Scheme app or pick up the National Garden Scheme Sussex 2024 Booklet.


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Knit and Natter @ Storrington Library
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please contact the Library before attending to be sure of being able to secure a place.

Library Knit & Natter

Storrington Traffic Group meeting @ Storrington Village Hall
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

Storrington Traffic Meeting image

STORRINGTON TRAFFIC GROUP

Are you joining us at our next public meeting?
18th April 2024
15th May 2024
13th June 2024
11th July 2024
7:30pm, Storrington Village Hall

We will be giving an update on progress since the last public meeting, (there’s been lots going on), sharing our list of potential short-term solutions to address Storrington’s traffic issues and planning our Week of Action at the end of May.

May Meeting: We are delighted to announce that we will have special guests, including newly re-elected Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, who at a recent Parish Council said she understood the pressures our community is under as a result of the volume, speed and type of traffic which makes it way through our streets. This is a brilliant opportunity to share with Katy what impact the traffic has on residents.

IMPORTANT – Please email StorringtonTrafficGroup@gmail.com to let us know that you are coming as, although we would like as many people to attend as possible, the hall capacity is limited.

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!

If you are able and willing to print and display the poster below please do so.

Finally, did you know there is a Storrington Traffic Facebook Group to engage with residents, gather evidence and share experiences has been set up – you can join it here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964128787080776

We’ve also set regular dates for STG meetings to put in your diaries till July – our next STG meetings, all at Storrington Village Hall, will be at 7.30pm on:

15th May 2024
13th June 2024
11th July 2024

Best wishes,

Storrington Traffic Group


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May
16
Thu
Liaise free debt and benefit advice in Storrington @ The Village Hub
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Liaise@Frontline logo

Liaise offer free debt and benefit advice as well as help with evictions, repossessions, welfare benefits and benefits appeals. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact: liaise@frontlinedebtadvice.org.uk

Alternatively, turn up on the day to see about a slot.


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Baby Club @ The Village Hub
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Village Hub

Baby Club – Thursdays, 10am – 12pm (term time)

Family-focused coffee morning for expectant parents and parents with a new baby.
Older siblings are welcome.

Come along to this supportive group and connect with others in the community over a cup of tea or coffee.

The Old Vicarage, Washington – Open Days 2024 @ The Old Vicarage
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Terrace at The Old Vicarage, Washington

The Old Vicarage Washington

https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21793/the-old-vicarage

The 3½ acre garden at The Old Vicarage is set around an 1832 Regency house (not open) in the pretty village of Washington, West Sussex. As well as the stunning views looking towards the North Downs, enhanced by mature and various specimen trees, the garden has many pockets of interest. There is a Japanese garden with its waterfall, pond, bamboo and grasses, a further large water garden and numerous creatively planted herbaceous borders. A working kitchen garden has glasshouses, fruit cages, orchard and vegetables. The Italianate gazebo with green oak columns and lead roof offers a wonderfully comfortable place to sit and contemplate the beauty of this garden. Throughout, there are well placed seating areas to take in the stunning scenery. The treehouse is much loved by young and old alike, from here the nature viewing platform opens on to the woodland copse area which incorporates a stream and architectural stumpery. Everyone loves the topiary of characters who watch over the tennis court. In the spring there is an abundance of bulbs throughout: snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, fritillaria, camassia and bluebells. Whatever the weather, there is a haven in the conservatory where refreshments are available.

The Old Vicarage The Street Washington, Sussex RH20 4AS is open for the National Garden Scheme every Thursday 8th February to 10th October 2024 (10am-5pm) Admission £7, children free. Pre-book on the National Garden Scheme website https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21793/the-old-vicarage.  Also open on other dates in April, May, June, August and by arrangement, see National Garden Scheme website for details. Self-service light refreshments, Picnics Welcome.

The National Garden Scheme
Founded in 1927 by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise funds for community nursing means that gardens, health and community are at the heart of what we do at the National Garden Scheme. Every ticket bought, every garden visited, and every cake and cup of tea savoured translates into millions of pounds in donations not only to some of the UK’s best loved nursing and health charities but to garden charities and community projects too.

In 2022 we made donations of 3.11 million. Beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK.

Visit https://ngs.org.uk for more information about the work of the National Garden Scheme, to search for gardens opening in your area or to find out how to open your own garden for the National Garden Scheme.


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Toddler Time @ Storrington Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Storrington Library. Toddler Time Thursday 10am

Toddler Time: Storrington Library, Thursday 10:00 – 10:30 am

Pop in to join other families with under 5s for fun at the library, every Thursday 10.00-10.30am.

For more information, please contact Storrington Library.

Due to the popularity of these activities, there are limits on attendance numbers and sessions may become full.

 


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