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Ammunition Found in Flat 29! – 1949

Ammunition 1949

We all know from living at Onslow Court about our strange water distribution and stopcocks, but none was more strange that this story from the local paper in 1949.

Nine-year-old John Millkin, of 29 Onslow Court, Worthing slept for several months within a few feet of a quantity of live, 303 ammunition without knowing it.

This week it was discovered by accident and removed by the police – all 15 rounds of it.

It came to light because of the faulty bathroom tap. It was necessary to switch off another tap in the medicine cupboard in Johns bedroom and while Mrs. P.D. Millikin, Johns mother and a porter at the flats were examining the inside of the cupboard, they saw some of the ammunition wedged in a partition.

Five rounds were extracted and John and his sister (Jill) later found another ten. Onslow Court was occupied by the military during the war.

Paper cutting provided by Zoe Bailey flat 12a.

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Brooklands Park Public Meeting

The next Brooklands Park public meeting is being held on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at the Gordon Room on the side of the Town Hall on Stoke Abbot Road.

Please email any agenda items you wish to raise and any questions on the project to us at parksandforeshore@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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Dogs on the Beach!

This only affects the town end of the beach, not the beach in front of Onslow Court

New dog flags on the beach! Worthing Borogh Council will also be making early morning and late evening patrols to dissuade dog walkers from using the area designated a dog free zone

The ban is in force on the area only between the two launch ramps at Goring and from Heene Road to the old Splash Point. This is in force from the 1st of May to the 30th

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Brooklands Lake and Parkland

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting has been chosen to revive much-loved Brooklands lake has promised to deliver an ambitious improvement project with work scheduled to start this autumn.

The company, which was awarded the contract by Worthing Borough Council, after a competitive tendering process, expects the work to take 12 weeks weather permitting.

Five Rivers will have to remove 15,000 cubic metres of silt, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools, which has built up in the lake which will then be used to create new margins and a new island in the middle.

Trees will be planted on the island and a boardwalk will be created over new reedbeds in the margins. A special bank which it is hoped will attract nesting and feeding kingfishers and sandmartins is also to be created.

Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Diane Guest, said, “I’m really excited by these plans from Five Rivers. I am confident the company will restore the lake to its full glory and help improve the park for generations to come.

“I will be watching the work with a great deal of excitement.”

The council acted last year after concerns about the environmental impact of the build-up of silt in the eight-acre lake.

To avoid similar problems in future Five Rivers will be narrowing the Teville stream and in front of the Brooklands cafe. Silt traps will also be installed to help stop debris finding ts way to the bottom of the lake.

“We are really looking forward to working the council and the Friends of Brooklands lake to improve the area with this ambitious improvement project,” said Five Rivers project manager Jacob Dew.

“Our works will help to create new marginal zones and more defined diverse habitats that we hope have the potential to attract a variety of species to the area.”

Five Rivers has previously worked on bio engineered protection of the River Rother in East Sussex, improvements to the River Lambourn to help fish breeding and work to restore four stretched of the River Nar in Norfolk.

Local residents were key in calling for improvements to Brooklands lake and now with the help of the borough council a Friends of Brooklands Park group has been set up which will have a major say in the future direction of the popular attraction.

Worthing’s parks department is invited anyone interested in joining the group to attend a special meeting at the Richmond Rooms, Stoke Abbott Road on August 8 at 6.30pm.

Cllr Guest will be attending as will members of the council’s park ranger team.

Heritage Benenden Windows 10% SALE

Heritage Benenden Windows, Balcony doors and Back doors are offering a 10% discount for all orders created in July 2017

The original aluminium Beneden Window will be ceasing sale on the 31st July 2017 and are being replaced with a higher grade casement. Heritage are required by law to stock spares of this product for the next 15 years, do not worry about your existing replacements and repairs, but if you want to add to what you already have a discount has been applied.

The Heritage Window Company are offering 10% Off all Beneden Windows ordered in July and we are able to match colour, style, size and ironmongery on previous windows.

Call Russell on 01306 880 404 at THE HERITAGE WINDOW COMPANY
Showroom
1 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BL
Tel: 01306-880-404 -/- Fax: 01306-875-505
Showrooms: Dorking | Sevenoaks | Beaconsfield
Head Office: London

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Original Bathroom Tiles

One of the flats at Onslow Court has recently carried out a major bathroom redesign and in the process several of the original Art Deco original vitreous tiles have been saved. Please contact via the contact form if you need any spares to match your own bathroom.
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Onslow Court Art Deco original vitreous tiles.

Onslow Court Art Deco original vitreous tiles.

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The Restoration Man – Channel 4 TV

This may interest residents who have new Heritage Windows……

From the blog pages of Heritage Windows:- “In a great way to kick off 2017, not only do we have George Clarke back on our screens with the return of his hit TV show, Restoration Man on Channel 4 – but in the very first episode Heritage Windows featured heavily.

“The building featured wonderful curved top windows, but the steel frames installed in the 1930’s were badly damaged and could only house single pane glazing which by today’s standards just isn’t secure or warm enough for a modern home. The couple contacted Heritage searching for a like for like replacement which would keep in tone with the building’s industrial look whilst providing security and warmth that the family required.”

Read the whole article here

From the original brochure for Onslow Court

Heritage Windows 5% off all orders until 15th January

Heritage windows are offering a fantastic 5% off orders until January 15th 2017, so if you still need to think about replacing your windows this may be the perfect time to do it. All you need to do is mention XMAS5 when placing your order to ensure you qualify for the discount

The latest advice from Onslow Court Managers, HML Andertons, regarding the back of the building is that the replacement of Crittall casements and doors or old white UVPC must be black, they can be of any material and as in the case of the façade of the building, the Mangers at Andertons need to be consulted before work can commence.

Decorations to the back of the building are due to start in summer months of 2017 so it is an ideal time to think about replacement to coincide with render repairs.

As usual Lessees can contact Oliver Judge on 01323 819370 for more on the next phase of work and for advice and further information.

If you would like to speak to someone at The Heritage Window Company about a quote you can email Russell Windram directly at dorking@thwc.co.uk  or speak to him on 01306-880-404. Their showroom is located at; 1 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BL.  More details can be found on their website.

 

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Onslow Court – Balcony Privacy Screens

In 2013 during the major restoration to the front of Onslow Court the privacy screens were removed from the balconies and they never returned! The cost to manufacture new screens was prohibitively high and they continued to be pushed to the bottom of the list. Residents were happy to muddle along sharing balconies with neighbours. However, they are one of many important architectural points of Onslow Court and they are coming back.

Below is an archive photograph of the building from around 1995. The screens at that time were not glazed and very similar to the old Beach Hotel.

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Below is what was salvaged of the removed screens, there was very little left to save, but it is clear that they were later glazed with an opaque perspex screen.  Credit to Paul and Jan Beeson for storing and photographing the old screen for us all.

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Onslow Court Flat WANTED

If you are thinking about selling your flat you might want to consider the request below.
This is a genuine cash buyer looking to purchase at Onslow Court.
‘Cash buyer looking for a flat with a budget up to £200,0000 depending on the condition of the property.  I don’t mind a project and would prefer original features and a front facing balcony.’
Private sale contact pennyknatchbull@gmail.com