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2017 NEWS


4th September


Southbourne Commemorates


Our War Memorials Commemorate 88 local men who died serving our country in two world wars.  Our WW1 Memorial, a simple concrete cross, was given by an unknown donor and erected in St Johns garden in 1921.

It is intended to have an engraved tablet for each individual in a placed area in the garden of St. John's.

A single 210mm square engraved tablet costs £27.  We hope local groups, businesses and individuals will fund a stone to make this a community memorial.

Any surplus funds will go to St. Johns, to help make the area accessible and to the British Legion Poppy fund.

More information HERE




3rd July


26th Chichester International Film Festival 10th - 27th August, 2017 kicks off with two open air films.







The festival, the largest on the South Coast, will feature around 170+ films during its 18-day run kicking off with two outdoor screenings at Chichester’s historic walled Priory Park. Read more HERE





1st July


Emsworth retailer celebrates first ever Climatarian Week, 3-9 July


With just a few days to go until the first ever Climatarian Week, 3-9 July, companies and individuals in the South East are pledging their support for a healthy, climate-friendly diet. Among the latest to offer climatarian food and menu choices is Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne.


People are invited to try out the climate-friendly diet for a week at or to host a climatarian meal and show their friends and family just how easy it is - and share what they are doing, to inspire others on social media, #ClimatarianWeek. Whether trying the diet, hosting a meal or eating out, the site has recipes, links and inspiration to help.


Climatarians eat with the climate in mind. Climatarian foods include pork, poultry, dairy, fruit, vege-tables and sustainably sourced fish. Beef and lamb have the highest climate impact while seasonal, local and organic fruit and veg are the most climate friendly options. Eating less meat overall and preventing food waste can reduce your footprint even further. High-welfare, free-range, organic, grass fed and unprocessed meat helps to limit other health and climate impacts(1).

People in the UK can save a tonne of CO2e(2) a year by making everyday meals climatarian. That is roughly equivalent to halving the average UK driver’s mileage(3), but much easier to do.


Organisers, Climates Network, have linked up with the Climate Coalition, whose Week of Action is happening all around the UK 1-8 July.


Climates Network co-founder, Liz Sutton, said, “We are delighted to have linked up with the Climate Coalition to highlight the role food can play in tackling climate change, alongside energy, each of which cause roughly a quarter of global carbon emissions. What better way to talk to your MP, friends and family about climate change than over a nutritious and climate-friendly climatarian meal?”


Restaurants, shops, box schemes and caterers across the UK and in Ireland are celebrating the week. See the full list with links to their websites at



21st March


Dottie Tots is Coming Soon to Southbourne

After successfully running a Dottie Tots setting in Rowlands Castle for over 6 years, we are very proud to announce that we will be opening a nursery school in Prinsted Village, and will be based at Southbourne Sea Scouts from Monday 24th April

Our nursery school is a 26 place setting, providing care and education for children from two until they start Reception year at school. We are open term time, Monday to Thursday, Sam until 5pm led by an early years teacher.

Our children will enjoy learning from natural objects and materials in a heuristic environment that is child-centred. Children are encouraged to make their own choices to foster qualities such as: independence, confidence and resilience. Our aim is to nurture the uniqueness of each child and meet individual needs through a relaxed learning atmosphere.





4th March

Keep Britain Tidy