Archive for July, 2014

Storringtons new 5* hotel opens….. for bugs


An enthusiastic gang from Storrington First School met this afternoon to help build the villages first Bugs Hotel.

Constructed from recycled, biodegradable items such as clay pots, branches and straw, Our 6 storey insect haven will no doubt be home to a host of creepy crawlies in the coming months.

Big thank you to Tim from the Parish Council for all his help with this project.

Sunshine and Success for Storringtons First Open Gardens


An afternoon of sunshine, smiles and yummy cakes!

Storrington In Bloom hosted its first open gardens event on Sunday 13th July to raise funds for the Villages entry into the competition.

Ticket holders got to see 3 of the best gardens our village has to offer as well as purchase a range of plants, cakes and refreshments.

Ticket entries raised a whopping £600 and profits from the cake and plants stalls was donated to Macmillan Nurses, Worthing Cancer Care Unit and Friends of Meadowside.

Massive well done to all involved.


Storrington Conservation Society and Friends of Meadowside wlecome judges


What a wet morning we had! Such a shame as Storrington Conservation Society and Friends of Meadowside teamed up to escort Barry Newman, the South & South East in Bloom judge along their Riverside Walk entry from Meadowside to Fryern Dell. Barry met the team at Foxmead Court (the McCarthy & Stone development on Meadowside) and enjoyed tea and cake with the view from their balcony over the site of the old tannery and bark mill before the heavens opened and the walk started! Barry was very positive about the collaboration between the two groups and the councils, commented on the quality of the portfolio which was produced, and was really encouraging about the Conservation Society’s plans for Fryern Dell. Obviously a number of areas for development were identified, not least the lack of signage / information along the route but we hope that his feedback will assist us in obtaining the support required from the relevant parties to enable us to get on with the very many projects in the area.

2nd Storrington Guides Help In Bloom


On Wednesday 9th July, 2nd Storrington Guides joined Friends of Meadowside in a clear up for Storrington in Bloom. The girls split in to two groups, one litter picking around the meadow area and stream, the remainder heading to the library car park with brooms and litter pickers to clean up the library car park and steps. In just over an hour between the group of 18 they managed to collect up 10 bags of rubbish and several large bits of metal and wood! This demonstrates how much it is possible to achieve in a short amount of time if you put your mind to it.

Storrington Summer Clean Up Day 2014


Brilliant turn out today to help clean the village in preparation for the judges coming on the 15th July.

We have pulled weeds, litter picked, set up displays, titivated planters and even eaten cake!

Big thank you to all our supporters who turned out to help.

With thanks to our sponsors

And a BIG thanks to all our volunteers and local businesses without whom none of this would be possible.