News Oct-Dec 2002

Sea Wall cycles dispute bubbles on
Next key date is the WBC Executive meeting on 9th December. Apparently Goring is the only area to protest; for the rest of the cycle route everyone seems to think that the WBC Executive will do as they wish and probably make a mess of it, but why bother. The current procedure is that consultants will do detailed plans starting at the Lancing end. We would like there to be a lot of local consultation this time please.
A letter in the Herald from Carol Gibbs that says we would be better off if we were all a bit more considerate to other users. That is now the key I think. Not everyone will be more considerate, and
along the whole route there will be cyclists, pedestrians and car drivers who are uncaring. And sure as eggs, WBC is going to have insurance claims from people who are knocked down somewhere along the new track.

Girl assaulted on Goring seafront
A 15-year-old girl hailed what she thought was a taxi to take her home from Worthing. Instead, the driver brought her to Goring greensward and assaulted her. Then he took her home. A sad story, but with some odd aspects we think.
(Worthing Herald 5 Dec 02)

Sight Systems MD India 2003 Challenge
Phil Walters, MD of Sight Systems in Goring Business Park has accepted the Enduro India 2003 Challenge. He and 125 others will ride Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles 2500km across southern India. All money raised goes to worthy charities. Phil’s contribution will be £3000 and would welcome any donations, however small or large to help this. 01903-242001 or

Too good to be true
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A circular pushed through letterboxes in Goring from Cheque Awards Registry says they have £1100 waiting for you if you just send them £15 for admin and postage. The trouble is, quite a lot of people believe this nonsense. Just bin it! Same as the Emails from Nigeria wanting you to send them money, and they will then deposit millions into your bank account. Ho, ho, hum. Just delete them unread. Or if you feel public spirited forward the Email to
These Email scam messages are known as 419’s because that is the number of the Nigerian Penal Code that refers.

Dumped cars cost �,000
Last year WBC spent �,275 getting rid of 1,209 abandoned vehicles, and the cost is likely to rise to �,000 this year. We get our share of dumped cars in Goring. But we think they should be a lot more ruthless and crush any cars without road fund licences of which we have far too many.

French skills internet project
Goring company Ascot Systems has launched the NetTutor virtual classroom. This versatile teaching tool is now being used by an organisation in the Ile-de-France region to help people who are out of work and workers who want to improve their career prospects. The system, set-up more than a year ago, has helped to re-skill people in the region who have been made redundant. The project has been sponsored by the French Ministry of Education with initial funding from the European Union. It delivers classes through the internet at a number of French training centres.

(Argus 29 Nov 02)

Goring Hairdressers scoop top Award
SOTAS (State of the Art Styling) was named Sussex Retailer of the Year at Friday’s glittering Sussex Business Awards Gala Dinner at Gatwick. This Goring business has been trading for seven years and owner Karen Clark (bottom left in photo) said ‘I wanted to create an atmosphere that would intrigue and encourage passing trade as well as provide a feeling of warmth and comfort on a cold winter’s day. It is the quality and overall experience that sustain the business’.

Congratulations to Karen and all the SOTAS team
(Argus 29 Nov 02)

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