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ISSUE 36 September - October 2012

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utumn has to be my favourite time of year. The days are ever so slightly cooler, the leaves are beginning to fall and there’s plenty of fun going on to get us ready for the new season. First in the preparations has to be your new wardrobe. The shops on the Petersfield high street have embraced the latest metallic trend, perfect for giving our outfits a futuristic edge this fall. Traditionally an event to prepare for ‘All Saints Day’, Halloween, is another autumn highlight to look forward to. So to get us in the spooky spirit, we’ve been investigating some local haunts and what Petersfield has planned this year. Then, as the summer holidays come to an end, we’ve got plenty to prepare your little ones for going back to school with our regular education supplement – filled with stories from our local schools, a comprehensive directory and our selection of cool back-to-school essentials. Finally, for all you anxious brides out there preparing a 2013 wedding, our superstition-wedding article is packed with tips on what you should and shouldn’t do to avoid any unlucky 13 mishaps on your big day. Have an amazing autumn!

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News Potential new supermarket in Petersfield, Petersfield’s first Triathlon, Petersfield Library delivered to your door, Still time to see the torch, Butserfest 2012 set to rock Butserhill, Rosemary Ramble, Church repairs completed


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Profile Diary of torchbearer Tim Hornby


Health The new face of Petersfield,


Health The power of three – Petersfield Triathlons


Back to school Our selection of back to school essentials


Education Directory and news from local schools


Care Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill


Interiors Happy Landings


Style Fashion future



Weddings 2013 weddings

Gardening The fun of allotments



Halloween What will be petrifying us in Petersfield this year

Life in Petersfield Business Awards The countdown has begun


Business news Judges say YES at The South Coast Business Awards, Good feedback

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Potential new supermarket in Petersfield Potential food store, Station Road, Petersfield

Petersfield Triathlete Gayle Vickers

Petersfield’s first triathlon

Petersfield fencing company JB Corrie has confirmed its intention to move to new premises in the local area, subject to the success of plans for redevelopment of its existing Frenchmans Road site. Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrison’s, have all been mentioned as possible supermarkets that could open on Frenchmans Road once JB Corrie & Co has moved to a new premises. The Corrie bosses have been in discussion with development company Morbaine Limited about their ongoing bid to relocate. The fencing producer wants to move from its ageing two-acre site to a new facility elsewhere in Petersfield. Both sides are adamant that development will not take place on Frenchman’s Road until JB Corrie has moved to a new premises.

Rosemary Ramble

The Rosemary foundation will host their Rosemary Ramble on 30th September. Taking place at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, the fun day includes a two, five and ten mile sponsored walk, allowing all levels of fitness to take part. As well as a treasure hunt, there will be a barbecue and hog roast, a bouncy castle and games for all ages - including a tug of war, which the foundation is still looking for teams to take part in, so, if you are interested, be sure to get in touch! To get involved visit the Eastfield Hotel, Kits 2000 in Portsmouth or One Tree Books in Lavant Street, Petersfield to collect your sponsor packs. Entry £10 adults and £5 children. Michael Wait, 07879 750432, 6

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Throughout the process JB Corrie have been keen to hear the public’s views, this has included a two-day consultation that took place in mid-July. Commenting on the plans, Hugh Kennedy (Managing Director, JB Corrie) said: “In the current economic climate we are delighted that deliverable plans for Frenchmans Road have come forward, enabling us to look at investing in the future of our business. JB Corrie is proud of and looking forward to continuing its long association with the East Hants area.” David Childs (Morbaine Properties) said of the proposals: “Our plans for a retail-led regeneration of the old factory site will help secure Corries’ future in the area and the new store could provide up to 200 new jobs for local people in this sustainable town centre location.” Cllr John West (Bell Hill Ward Member of East Hants District Council) said: “I am keen to work with JB Corrie to ensure the protection of existing jobs and to help this well-known Petersfield Company relocate and secure its future.” Cllr Peter Marshall and Cllr Grant Budden (Bell Hill Ward Members - Petersfield Town Council) said: “Corries is an important Petersfield employer which we would like to see remain in the Petersfield area. We will do all we can to assist them find a suitable site which will help them achieve their plans for improving and developing their business.” The plans are currently dependant on extensive consultation with stakeholders and local people. What do you think? We’d love to hear from you. Send your views on the proposals to or leave your comment on our Facebook page.

The very first Petersfield Triathlon will take place on Sunday September 16 this year. Organised by the Petersfield Triathlon Club and supported by Churchers College, the ‘sprint’ distance event has been designed to encourage both new and experienced triathletes to take part. The event will start at Churchers College, where competitors will use the College pool for the swim. The cycling and run routes start at the College and have been designed to make the most of the scenic countryside north-east of Petersfield. Local businesses Cycleworks and Petaprint have already pledged their support, however as the event is to be managed by Petersfield Triathlon Club and its volunteers, the club is keen to attract further sponsorship as well as additional volunteers for marshalling.

Still time to see the torch On the 16 July hundreds of people from Petersfield and the surrounding villages braved the weather to witness the torch relay and cheer the runners who gracefully carried the Olympic flame across town. Since early July, Petersfield Museum has held an exhibition entitled ‘Petersfield’s Olympic Glory’ celebrating the Olympic achievements of local sportspeople over the course of a century. Now visitors to the Museum have the chance to see one of the torches that was carried through Petersfield as part of the display. By popular demand, it has been decided to extend the exhibition for another month until the 29th September. Petersfield Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm. Admission is free. Petersfield Museum, 01730 262601 Issue 36 September / October 2012

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Welsh rock band Kids In Glass Houses will headline Butserfest 2012 on Saturday 15 September at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. East Hampshire District Council’s alcohol/ drug-free festival returns for its sixth year with Lower Than Atlantis, Yashin, Futures, Canterbury, Don Broco, Mallory Knox and Burn the Fleet also confirmed to play. “Kids In Glass Houses have been high on Butserfest fans’ lists as a favourite to headline the festival for a few years.” said Lucy Soal, Butserfest band co-ordinator. “We’re really happy to have them as our headline act.” Opening on the main stage will be England

Road, Midday Committee and Spartan, chosen from the Live & Unsigned regional and area finals followed by Contraband, winners of the rock category at the national final at the O2 London in July. This year also sees the introduction of the Small Town and Friends Stage, generously supported by the Small Town Records label, Southampton Solent University, Atticus Clothing and Blackstar Amps. Lucky fans will also have the chance to see six artists/bands playing exclusive backstage sets to a tiny audience. Go to to find out more.

Innovative school project Students from The Petersfield School were among thousands taking part in My 2012 in Portsmouth. Some 4,500 pupils from East Hampshire schools attended the grand final of the event, braving the summer showers at the Lord Mountbatten Centre. The My 2012 project was created by the Education Improvement Partnership (EIP), formed from 44 maintained schools and Alton College, and chaired by Stuart Woods, from The Petersfield School. The aim was to improve the life chances of schoolchildren; and priorities included raising standards in English and maths, developing opportunities for gifted children, and closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged youngsters. At the My 2012 grand finals the schools were divided into five clusters, representing 8

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the five continents: Europe (Mill Chase & Hollywater), Australasia (Bohunt, Liphook & Liss), Asia (Petersfield), Alton, Amery Hill (Africa), Eggars and Treloars (Americas). The schools joined forces for a dance performance and then competed for medals in track and field events.

Petersfield Library has introduced a new service to help people no longer able to get to the library due to ill health, disability, mobility problems or caring responsibilities. The Home Library Service can arrange for library books, including audio books, to be chosen and delivered on a regular basis direct to customers’ homes through their local volunteers. This service is available in all Hampshire Libraries, and is free to those who qualify. Brenda Pullen, Library Outreach Team says, “We have the latest hardback fiction, Best sellers as well as Crime, Romance and Westerns. Non-fiction Books for borrowing include Reminiscence, Biographies, Sport and Gardening. For local history enthusiasts there is a wealth of information on Petersfield and the surrounding villages. We also have a large range of spoken word on tape, CD and MP3 disc.” Petersfield Library, 0845 6035631

Church repairs completed The Town Mayor, Cllr Mary Vincent, attended a Service of Thanksgiving at St Laurence Church in Station Road on the completion of the major repairs to its new copper dome. During the service, with hymns and readings, the church’s former consecration in 1933 was marked by the lighting of candles around the church by members of the congregation. Councillor Vincent later viewed a presentation of photographs taken by photographer, George Spear, charting the building works over several months earlier this year. The town’s new Mayor also chatted to Parish Priest, Father Peter Hollins, Maintenance Committee Chairman, Simon CraigMcFeely, and parishioners. Issue 36 September / October 2012

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Halls and landings are often forgotten areas in a home but you could transform them into stylish displays or functional spaces Admit it, does your hallway all too often become a dumping ground where bags, shoes and coats are quickly discarded en route to the sofa or kitchen? When it comes to stylish interiors, halls and landings are probably the most overlooked. But unused space in a hallway or landing could be transformed into a useful functional area, or simply embraced as an opportunity to display art, family photos, or to store your keys and coats in style. Appaloosa Bone China Tray £10, Gabriella Shaw Ceramics


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Warm welcome

First impressions count, and your hallway will set the tone when you or guests enter through your front door. Alan Hughes, faculty director in architectural interior design at the Inchbald School of Design, says: “You want to feel welcomed, received back into the security of your own zone, and guests need to know whose house they are in and that they are welcome too. “Hallways are transitional spaces so

you remain in them less - this gives you a chance to be bold and experiment.” An easy place to start is by thinking about colour and texture. Your approach to these will vary depending on whether you want to achieve a sleek, contemporary look, or whether you’d prefer a softer, more traditional, homely feel. “Vibrant and warm colours are welcoming,” says Hughes. “Dramatic colours can look jewel-like as a door opens, which is a great encouragement to enter.”

Fab flooring

Carpets went out of fashion for a while, as everybody preferred the sleeker, easy-care appeal of wood and laminate flooring, but they’ve been enjoying a comeback of late. Choosing a carpet will certainly help you achieve a ‘warm welcome’, as soft textures are instantly inviting. Also, a splash of texture and colour can be the perfect offset to clinical, minimalist walls. The other options are wood flooring or tiles. Real hardwood flooring can be expensive. But it’s a timeless look that will never go out of fashion. Consider reclaimed timber sourced from your local area: good for the environment and easier on your pocket. Tiling is a traditional option for hallway Issue 36 September / October 2012

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floors. Clean, neutral tiles work brilliantly for that minimalist, contemporary look (perhaps consider a colourful rug to break things up). But this is somewhere you could achieve something stunning too, with beautiful, patterned antique-style tiles.

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Texture isn’t limited to floors; it can be achieved on walls too. Wallpapers are one option, and there are endless designs on offer nowadays, but a great option for hallways, stairs and landings is panelling.

Functional fittings

How you use your hall will determine the furniture to include in it. “I need a dish for my keys and loose change, which I always take out of my pockets as soon as I get home,” says Hughes. “An oak chest under the stairs hides clutter and is a good shelf for briefcases and school bags. We use a very large glass punch bowl to keep scarves, gloves and hats neat and tidy, but easy to see.

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“Keep furniture to a minimum; adapt radiator covers to house umbrellas and key space.” Mirrors can also help create the illusion of added space and depth, and it’s always handy to position one near your front door so you can check your reflection quickly before heading out! If space is limited but you still need storage for shoes and coats, compact shelving, hooks and shoe racks will help keep the area tidy. If you have sufficient space, why not look at creating a mini home office area? Even placing a desk on a landing could make a vast difference, providing the perfect answer to space dilemmas elsewhere in the house. Unused space under the stairs, or at the tops of landings, could be turned into stylish studies or library areas, with shelving and even some comfy seating. If your space and budget don’t stretch that far, installing a desk is a great alternative, and hallway walls are perfect for displaying photos or other colourful items.

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Triskaidekaphobia, better known as fear of the number 13 has meant many potential brides have been left feeling slightly anxious as they organise their 2013 weddings. To put their minds at ease and to ensure lots of happy marriages in Petersfield, we’ve been finding out some things you should do or not do on your big day for a lifetime of happiness Setting the date When it comes to choosing the month of your wedding May is considered to be particularly unlucky. This is because in Pagan times May was the start of summer when the festival of Beltane was celebrated with outdoor orgies! This was therefore thought to be an unsuitable time to start married life. In Roman times the Feast of the Dead and the Festival of the Goddess of Chastity both occurred in May. The advice was taken very seriously in Victorian times and Queen Victoria was said to have forbidden her children from marrying in May. However, if you marry when the year is new your love is said to be “kind and true.” The day you have your wedding was also believed to have an effect on your marriage with an old rhyme suggesting, “Monday weddings for wealth”, “Tuesday for health”, “Wednesday the best day of all”, “Thursday for losses”, “Friday for crosses” and “Saturday for no luck at all.” Flower power Flowers are very symbolic, particularly at weddings. Peonies represent shame and azaleas represent temperance. Roses symbolise love and snowdrops represent hope, but don’t combine them as red and white flowers together stand for blood and bandages. Dress dilemmas The bride should not wear her entire outfit before the wedding day. Some brides leave a final stitch on the dress undone until it is time to leave for the ceremony when the 16

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outfit is completed. Before the wedding it is also said to be good luck to tuck a sugar cube into the bride’s glove. According to Greek culture the sugar will sweeten your union and if you slip a coin into your shoe you will have prosperity. You should also try if you can (we don’t know how) to get a cat to eat out of your left shoe one week before the wedding as this will bring good luck to your married life. And according to English tradition it is great if you find a spider in your dress – we’re still not convinced. Ring a ding ding Be sure that your wedding rings fit correctly as a tight ring might point to painful jealousy or the stifling of one party by the other. But don’t go too loose as this could mean a parting of the ways through careless acts of forgetfulness. Before the church When the bride is ready to leave the house for the wedding ceremony a last look in the mirror will bring her good luck. However, don’t be too vain as returning to the mirror once your journey has started will have the opposite effect. There are lots of good luck omens to look out for on your journey to the church. These include lambs, toads, spiders, black cats and rainbows. Seeing a chimney sweep is said to be the luckiest and it is still possible to hire one to attend wedding ceremonies. And before you spend lots of money on an expensive car or horse and carriage to get to your wedding, walking is thought to be the

best way of getting to the Church, as there’s more chance of spotting lucky omens. After the wedding Once you’ve got through the wedding there are lots of things you can do to boost your chances of a happy marriage – in particular fertility. In Scotland they would crumble oatcakes over the bride’s head to promote fertility, while in Ireland a laying hen was tied to the bed on the first honeymoon night in the hope that some of its fertility would be passed on to the couple. But if you can’t get hold of a laying hen, eating a double yolked egg was also thought to have the same effect. Going home the bride must enter the new marital home through the main entrance. It is traditional for the groom to carry the bride over the threshold when they enter for the first time. The reason for this is uncertain. One explanation is that the bride will be visited by bad luck if she falls when entering. An alternative is that the bride will be unlucky if she steps into the new home with the left foot first. The bride can avoid both mishaps by being carried. A third explanation is that it symbolises the old Anglo-Saxon custom of the groom stealing his bride and carrying her off.

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For Brides and Mother-of- the Bride and Groom, it is not always easy to find outfits and garments off- the- peg, that would ensure that they would not be seeing ‘double’ on the wedding day. Dilys Lownsborough MCSD of Dilys Designs in Petersfield can help. She is able to provide a fully comprehensive, top-to-toe service. Her exclusive, couture designs are created, where each garment is individually made- to- measure, and where non- stock sizes are a speciality. There is also a ready-to-wear range. In both instances, no garment is ever repeated. There is also a huge variety of fabrics from which to choose, (for Dilys Designs items only).

Photo and design courtesy of Dilys Designs

Hats can be purchased or hired, (over 300 from which to choose) and bespoke hats can also be accommodated. Bags and shoes complete the comprehensive service. Dilys advises,’ Couture is labour intensive, so it is advisable to allow time for this to be achieved, before your special occasion date’.

For further details or an appointment, please contact Dilys on 01730 266779, Monday to Friday, 9am.-5pm., Saturdays, reserved for brides, or email,

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Afterlife in Petersfield Halloween is fast becoming one of the nation’s favourite holidays and, as we approach the scary date, we’ve been learning more about this eerie annual event and what will be petrifying us in Petersfield this year Origin

There are lots of theories on the origin of Halloween, however many similarities can be seen with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween then became the secular, event that we know today, characterised by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.

Local haunts

Every year Paul Ullson takes visitors for a spooky walk around Cowdray Park Estate, telling the tales of its legends and legacies. Here Paul answers some of our ghost questions and reveals the haunting history of Cowdray

What is a ghost?

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doesn’t know that they have died; some people regard a ghost as an echo of the person when they were alive, the life energy of the person trapped in stone or wood that can been seen at certain temperatures or atmospheric conditions.

Are all ghosts evil?

There is little evidence to suggest that “ghosts” are evil. In fact people seldom “see” anything, rather then feel or sense a presence. There are cases of poltergeists, said to be spirits or ghosts who can move things or throw things across rooms. Hollywood has given the world a very biased, and in many cases, wrong view of what ghosts are and what they can do.

Why do ghosts make contact?

Mediums have speculated that spirits of those who have passed over make contact with the living to reassure loved ones they are OK, to help, or they need help to pass over because they don’t know that they have died.

What is the curse of Cowdray?

There are two versions, resulting in the so called curse... during the dissolution

of the monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII, the Priory at Easebourne, near to Cowdray, and the great Benedictine Monastery at Battle, were both closed, and their goods and lands seized. The prioress at Easebourne or Chapline, or the Prior at Battle or a monk, cursed the new owners to die by fire and water...The new owner of Easebourne was William FitzWilliam, and the new owner of Battle was Anthony Browne, they were half brothers. William had no children, so all the estates and lands he owned passed to Anthony Browne, who became Viscount Montague and the owner of Cowdray. In 1793 Cowdray burnt down, and the last surviving male heirs of the Browne family died by drowning, in two separate unrelated incidents. So with the house in ruins and the family line at an end the local tradition of the curse was retold and remembered.

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What spooky experiences have you encountered at the grounds?

I personally have felt cold spots, areas of ground that you can step on and off and notice a temperature change, and the spot moves which you can follow. These are often regarded as first stage manifestation of ghosts or spirits. I have seen pictures of orbs, small balls of light captured on camera or film that again are regarded as the presence of a spirit or ghost. And there are smells of certain plants which I have smelt, although there are no plants growing on site.

Happening at Halloween l Friday 26 October Samhain Evening Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £12 Contact: 023 9259 8838 l Saturday 27 October Halloween Fright Night Venue: Amberley Museum, Station Rd Arundel, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex Contact: Horror Night Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton Time: 6.30pm - 10pm Price: £10 per ticket Contact: 02392 595040

Fairground at Night at Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

l Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November Grimm’s Fairytales– Family Halloween Activities Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton Price: £5 per child Contact: 02392 595040 l Wednesday 31 October Cowdray Ghost Walk Venue: Cowdray Estate, Easebourne Street Midhurst, Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex Time: 7.30pm - Gates open at 7pm Price: £7.50, to include refreshments Contact: 01730 814347

Freaky fun l Ringing a bell is said to ward off evil spirits l Some believe to meet a witch you should put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night l Orange and black became associated with Halloween because orange reflects the harvest and black reflects the evil l People used to believe that black cats protected witches’ powers from negative forces l A pumpkin is actually a squash, and comes from the same family as the cucumber

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Honey-cured bacon, stilton and chocolate sandwich


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To be honest, we never really need much of an excuse to indulge in chocolate. However, on the 8-14 October it is National Chocolate Week so to celebrate we’ve been finding out some alternative ways to enjoy our favourite sweet treat

Good enough to eat For those that want a taste of chocolate but without the calories we have the answer... an indulgent chocolate massage! The delicious treatment starts with an all over purifying salt exfoliation, leaving your body soft and ready for chocolate. A quick shower later, a special combination of natural cocoa and sweet almond oil is massaged into the skin, creating a thick, dark covering over your body. You then enjoy a relaxing head massage as the chocolate does its work before one final shower and application of a cocoa butter. As well as leaving your skin smelling absolutely gorgeous, the ingredients in the chocolate treatment actually work to improve your circulation, allowing your blood to naturally rejuvenate and heal your skin. The antioxidants found in chocolate massage creams also help the skin retain moisture long after the massage is over. What’s more the aroma of the chocolate releases endorphins, giving you the same mental benefits normally associated with eating chocolate - perfect!

• 4 thick slices of hand-cut, crusty white bread • Soft salted butter, for spreading • 50g Venezuelan 72% dark chocolate • 6 rashers honey-cured bacon • 75g very ripe Stilton Preheat the grill until very hot. Lightly toast the bread on both sides, then spread with butter. Grate the chocolate on top and return to the grill briefly to melt. Remove and immediately put the bacon under the grill until the edges are crisp and caramelised. Place on top of the chocolate and finish with a generous crumbling of Stilton. Lay the remaining buttered slice on top and press firmly. Cut diagonally and enjoy. Recipe taken from Adventures With Chocolate by Paul A Young is published in paperback by Kyle Books, priced £14.99. Available now.

Local chocolate hot spots! Cocoa Moon Petersfield’s chocolate capital, Cocoa Moon stocks a range of delicious delights, allowing us to enjoy chocolate in ways we never knew possible! Their latest Lick The Spoon range brings a new concept in chocolate indulgence, combining the elegance of a macaroon with the irresistible melt of fine chocolate! £19.95 01730 262122, House of Dorchester With almost 50 years experience, the House of Dorchester’s passionate team of chocolatiers use the very best ethically produced ingredients sourced from around the world to create everything from the simplest bar to their hand-finished chocolates with love and care. 01420 84181,

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Thorntons At Home Located just off the high street Thorntons At Home are constantly surprising us with new and ever more amazing recipes. Passionate about chocolate and they’d like to share a bit of that passion with you. 01730 300969, Issue 36 September / October 2012

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Tim Hornby


Diary of a

torchbearer… What happened on the day? The day started early. All torchbearers for Petersfield, Rogate and Midhurst met at Churchers’ College at 6.45am to get to know each other, hear each other’s stories and have a briefing and a Q&A session with the organisers. It helped to make us more relaxed; I think most of us were getting pretty nervous at this stage. Then, before we knew it, it was time for all the torchbearers to jump on the bus where we all headed to the south of Petersfield where the first of us would meet the torch procession to run. No turning back now! We were numbered so we knew who was getting out next. Once we got dropped off at our starting point we had to wait at the side of the road for the torch to catch us up (this was the most nerve-racking bit for me, standing with the crowd watching, waiting for the flame to get to me – I wasn’t sure what to do with myself!) Soon though the torch was with me, I had the flame transferred to me (called the “kiss”) and I started running and waving! The crowds were amazing and I don’t think

I’ve ever experienced anything quite like it. I ran my section right into the heart of Petersfield High Street and transferred the flame to local lad Adam Massey. After each torchbearer’s section of the relay we got on a different bus at the back of the procession and followed the torch until we’d been through all three towns, finishing in Midhurst. Then it was a short drive back to Churchers’ College where our friends and families waited to collect us. What were you thinking? “Oh my goodness, look at all these people – I must not fall over, I must not fall over!” Then, as I got into it, more along the lines of “wow, this is incredible, I’m actually being blown away here!”

Who nominated you? My godfather, Ed Murphy. He ran with the Olympic torch relay for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. I’d never been to see him in Canada (although he’s been to the UK to visit us many times) so thought it was the ideal opportunity to finally go and see him. I watched him do it Tim Hornby and and loved the experience so when Adam Massey nominations opened he put my name forward for the charity work I’ve done. You’ve been busy with the Explore Bipolar charity recently, what is that? Explore Bipolar is a group of people who want to raise awareness about mental health issues, in particular bipolar. Oh, and raise tons of cash which is going to Bipolar UK.


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Tim Hornby was one of the lucky few to carry the Olympic torch through Petersfield on the 16 July. Here we find out more about that memorable day and what he has got planned next How have you raised money? A team of us cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats mostly off-road. Most people who do end-to-end cycle the shortest, fastest route they can, but we wanted to do it differently, and off-road, incorporating a highs and lows theme (to tie in with the symptoms of bipolar). We visited Portishead (five meters below sea-level when the tide is out) and walked Ben Nevis en route too. 19 days in a row of cycling for about 10 or 11 hours a day. It was gruelling – highs and lows was an appropriate theme in more than just altitude – but it was also extremely rewarding. How did you prepare? I don’t prepare as much as I should to be honest! For the cycle I was cycling to and from work a couple of times a week (35 mile round trip) for only month before the event, with a couple of longer weekend rides thrown in. I think I’m sickeningly lucky that I have a good, natural level of fitness and strength.

Bruce Singleton, Dave Green, Tim Hornby, Ashley Toft, Andy Marshall, Mike Kennett, Rob Christopher and Johnny Rath

What’s next? I’m having weekly lessons to learn front crawl for a triathlon at the end of September. I thought breaststroke would be too slow in a race! By all accounts Hever Castle in Kent is supposed to be beautiful, so it sounds like it will be a lovely setting even if I don’t nail the swimming technique before then. I’m also keeping the cycling going as I’m in a road race called “Legs of Steel” which is 82km of up and down hills in Surrey – sounds painful! Your ultimate challenge? Well, someone suggested cycling across Europe. I’d love to do that. I’ve used most of my leave for the year, though, and I’d certainly need to save up a load of money to do it (I’m still paying for the last big ride!) Issue 36 September / October 2012

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New face of Petersfield Petersfield high street has seen the addition of an exciting new aesthetics and health clinic, Meon Facial. Life in Petersfield went along to find out what an aesthetics and health clinic actually is and test out some of the treatments for ourselves Meon Facial was created by award wining dentist Dr Ian Hallam MBE in a bid to bring facial rejuvenation and improved skin health and care to the community. Successfully running dental practice, Meon Dental, for over 24 years, Dr Ian Hallam MBE hopes the clinic will follow on from the practices’ achievements, giving customers something different from the average clinic. As well as the latest beauty therapies, including eye lash extensions and tinting, the clinic specialises in giving non-surgical treatments to enhance their customers’ natural beauty. These include Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers, Cheek Augmentation, Skin Revitalisation, Decolletage, Chemical Peels, Dermaroller micro-needling and Total Facial Sculpting. However, keen to allay the common fears of trout pouts and


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forced expressions traditionally associated with these treatments, Hallam explains, “The biggest compliment I can receive is when a client says their friends don’t know they have had a treatment done but they just can’t explain why they look really well.” Only in my twenties, I was unsure what treatment would be best for me and whether or not I was really the target market. Yet, when I arrived at the clinic, practice manager Joanna Koussertari told me about the SkinCeuticals skincare also available at Meon Face. These specialised treatments focus on preventing, correcting and protecting – perfect for my age group. Before deciding on the right SkinCeutical product for me, Joanna carried out a detailed analysis of my skin, questioning me about my skin history and any skin conditions I have experienced. After my analysis, Joanna recommended a product that would help reinforce my skin’s natural defences against environmental damage and diminish the appearance of my blemishes. The antioxidant remedy was then applied to my skin with a relaxing facial. Afterwards I could instantly see noticeable improvements. But Joanna explained to me the importance of continuing to use a SkinCeutical antioxidant as part of my skincare routine if I wanted to continue to protect my skin from sun and other environmental damage.

Dr Ian Hallam MBE, with Meon Face team

Following my facial I had the chance to experience the latest craze in the nail world with a Shellac Nails TM manicure. Unlike traditional manicures, Shellac Nails TM last up to 14 days without chipping or smudging, retaining a glossy shine throughout. Notorious for chipped polished nails I was especially excited about this treatment. I had a variety of colours to choose from as well as the option to use my own nail polish that they could then apply a clear shellac polish on top of to give the same long lasting results. Meon Facial, 01730 262500 Issue 36 September / October 2012

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To many, a triathlon may sound like an impossible challenge. However, they can be a great way to break up the monotony of just running or swimming in order to get fit and lose weight. Here we learn more about triathlons from the experts at the Petersfield Triathlon Club What is a triathlon? A triathlon is a three stage competition which may take many forms but the most common form, and that which is an Olympic sport, involves swimming, cycling and running, in that order.

Meet Petersfield’s triathletes… Gayle Vickers Triathlon achievements: Sprint World Championships in Budapest Qualified for the Olympic Distance World Championships in Beijing and also the Nevada Long Course World Championships by finishing 6th in age at the Wimbleball 70.3 event. In October 2012, looking forward to competing in the Sprint World Championships, and the Aquathlon Championships in New Zealand. What attracted you to triathlons? I came to triathlon relatively late and somewhat by accident. As a member of the England Lacrosse squad I took triathlon on for some variety in the off season to help maintain my fitness. My first triathlon was the Pembrokeshire Sprint in Wales in 2004 which I did for fun and to taste a different challenge. I had got the bug. I really enjoyed it and took the leap of purchasing my first road bike and wetsuit! It wasn’t until 2010 when I reached a watershed and decided I wanted to see how well I could do if invested more time and training into the sport.

Robert Hall

PTC Team, Chairman

What advice would you give to someone thinking of doing a triathlon? Set yourself a realistic goal based on your ability. Start with the small events to see if you like it, then work up if you want to compete in an Ironman or full distance event! These are not to be taken lightly! I know too many people who commit to a long distance event and do not give themselves enough time to train and pull out when the reality dawns on them. Petersfield Triathlon Club is affiliated with the British Triathlon Federation and we have a number of qualified coaches. It is our job to manage triathletes coming into the sport so that the train safely, prepare properly and enjoy the sport by setting themselves realistic goals.

How do I prepare? As with any sporting event preparation is essential. For triathlon there are three parts to preparation: 1) Training in all three disciplines 2) Practising transitions 3) Preparing the kit you need for the event Each of the disciplines uses completely different muscles and body positions so going from one discipline to the next places different physical demands on the body. Do I need any special equipment? The minimum equipment you can get away with is a bathing costume for pool based event or wetsuit for open water swim, goggles, clothing for the bike ride and run, road bike, helmet, safety pins (to attach your number) and running shoes. There is a wealth of equipment you can buy - both clothing and bikes plus all sorts of gels, drinks, energy bars etc to keep you fuelled on the way round. It’s probably worth investing in a triathlon suit or triathlon shorts both of which have some padding to make the bike ride a bit more comfortable without leaving you with a soggy pad hanging between your legs and slowing down your run. Can anyone compete? In short - yes - but the BTF do require competitors to declare on entry forms that they are physically fit and that they have read and will abide by the BTF rules. One of the real attractions for triathlon is that age doesn’t matter because BTF operate an age category system for men and women - which means whatever your age you will have an overall position in an event plus an age category position. Petersfield Sprint Triathlon 16 September 10am 26 Life in Petersfield

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Triathlon achievements: Local sprint and standard distance races UK Wimbleball Ironman 70.3

Sarah Matthews Triathlon achievements: Winchester and Andover sprints Olympic distance at Chichester What is your best triathlon experience? My best experience was the camaraderie amongst the other competitors in the pool at Chichester. There were very few women in my wave (they set you off in groups known as waves) and all the guys around me were chatty and friendly and on learning it was my first attempt at the bigger distance one of them patted me on the back and said that I’d do a personal best. That together with the encouragement from the other competitors - particularly during the run kept me going. It was hard, I had to really push myself during the run but it was worth it to discover I’d managed my fastest cycle ever over that course and I was 12th female overall. I did get a congratulatory e-mail from a fellow PTC member when he discovered I was first in my age category but I think that was largely because there were so few women of my age mad enough to enter.

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Authentic aromas and ingredients - a cuisine that lingers on the tongue, exotic appealing time after time. Lemongrass Thai Restaurants are situated in Rustington, Chichester and now Petersfield. The restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue. The spacious and welcoming interior is carefully lit for a relaxing atmosphere. Guests will appreciate the traditional Thai service, world renowned hospitality and honest food that’s cooked to order and served with pride. The lemongrass offers innovative yet classic cuisine of the highest calibre using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers both locally and abroad. The restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes - diners can choose from chicken, beef, lamb, duck, seafood, noodles, rice and vegetarian dishes. Our selection offers a variety of wines and soft drinks with a choice of exotic fruit juice such as lychee mango & coconut, Asians beers and of course sake. Cuisine is spiced by our Thai chef, Mr.Prapuan, who has an artful hand.

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education supplement

Schools around Directory of local schools

Sporting success and academic achievements at Charterhouse Ian Hallam, a triple Olympian and double Bronze Medal winning cyclist

Left to right: George Jameson, Marthe de Ferrer, Alexander Peattie, Charlotte Russell).

Charterhouse’s summer results saw their first intake of day pupils in the Sixth Form House achieve a clean sweep of Pre-U Distinction grades (or their A level equivalent). Particularly impressive were the performances of local pupils Charlotte Russell and Marthe de Ferrer. Charlotte will be continuing her studies with a medical degree at Imperial College after her

rare achievement of three top Distinctions at Pre-U and an A* in her one A level subject, while Marthe’s grades are just reward for her efforts to balance her academic and sporting commitments. She is an international flatwater kayaker and quadrathlete. In 2011 she was the World Youth Quadrathlon Champion and the U23 National Quadrathlon Champion. Charterhouse is also celebrating its best set of Cambridge Pre-U results with 96% of examinations taken awarded Distinction or Merit grades. Seventy-eight pupils achieved Distinctions (or their A level equivalent) in all subjects taken and twenty-one achieved the equivalent of A level A* grades in all their subjects. Delighted pupils will now celebrate securing their university places, including the twenty who will be going up to Oxford and Cambridge this year.

Last September Bedales welcomed a new head, Jane Grubb, to their prep school, Dunhurst. With 20 years education experience, Jane has always enjoyed teaching and has a particular interest in art. “I was Head of Art for eight years at my previous school and then joined their Senior Team as a Year Head before becoming Academic Deputy Head. For the last three years there, my focus turned to redesigning the religion, ethics and philosophy course and teaching English - the pupils really made me think!” Jane was attracted to Bedales and the ways it enables pupils to excel academically and in other areas, using engaging and enjoyable techniques, rather than taxing and methodical. “There is a huge breadth of activities and opportunities and the emphasis is placed on the pupils to make choices and think for themselves, rather than being spoon fed.” Jane hopes to continue the success Bedales has already achieved and is particularly interested in working with the Arts and Sports department as well as 30

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the school’s boarding house. “We have a superb staff team and I will continue to look to appoint the most innovative and inspiring teachers to ensure that our pupils get the very best educational experience. Children excel academically when lessons are engaging, challenging and motivating and leave the pupils wanting more; so for any plans for the future, having the best teachers is key!“

The Portsmouth Grammar School this year celebrated its best ever year for A Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) results with a record 63% of all subject entries being awarded A* and A grades, or the IB equivalent of 7/6 points at Higher Level. “This is a brilliant performance in both A level and IB,” said the Headmaster, James Priory, “and a fitting reward for the pupils’ hard work and determination to achieve the university places of their choice. ” Over 87% of pupils achieved grades A* to B, or the equivalent of 7 to 5 points at Higher Level in the International Baccalaureate Diploma which is offered at the school as an alternative to A Levels. These excellent results mean that over two-thirds of the year group have achieved the equivalent of two As and a B grade, the benchmark for entry to the Russell Group and other highly selective universities. To find out more about admissions to The Portsmouth Grammar School there is an Open Morning on 29 September 2012 from 9:30am.

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Pupils who achieved all A* grades at A Level 2012

New PBs at The Royal School This summer saw the Nelson House: Sixth Form at The Royal School achieving greater heights than ever before with their athletes performing a range of personal bests. Nelson House is a bridge between school, university and the world of work. This year the school’s results included 44.3% passes at grades A* and A. This figure compares with the published national figure of 26.6%. Headmistress, Lynne Taylor-Gooby, said “We are particularly pleased with this year’s results, which reflect the achievements of girls of widely ranging abilities. Once again, we’re impressed by the range of subjects and institutions chosen by the girls for their degree studies. They range from Medical Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Business Management and Modern Languages to Art. This has been a particularly challenging

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year for schools and students. The grade deflationary ambition of the Department for Education was known in advance. This has not affected either the enthusiasm or the results achieved by our girls.” The Royal School, 01428 604 096 Issue 36 September / October 2012

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Directory of Schools Buriton Primary School (4-11, 86 on roll) Head: Mrs D Brown High Street, Buriton, Petersfield Hants, GU31 5RX 01730 263526 Clanfield Junior School (7-11, 264 on roll) Head: Mr. Mark Pickering Little Hyden Lane, Clanfield, Waterlooville, PO8 ORE 02392 593209 Strongly committed to developing children’s thinking skills and looking at the whole child. Establishing a balance between academic success and emotional and artistic development. Easebourne C of E Primary School (4-11, 186 on roll) Head: Mr A Bain Easebourne, Midhurst, W Sussex, GU29 OBD 01730 813266 East Meon C of E School (4-11, pre-school 2-4, 61 on roll) Head: Mrs Karlaine Gilbert Chapel Street, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1NR 01730 823218 Froxfield C of E Infant School (4-7, 41 on roll) Head: Mrs Sue Barry High Cross, Froxfield, GU32 1EG 01730 827251 Greatham Primary School (4-11, 201 on roll) Head: Miss S N Badawi Petersfield Road, Greatham, Nr Liss Hampshire, GU33 6HA 01420 538224 Herne Junior School (7-11, 371 on roll) Head: Tony Markham Love Lane, Petersfield, GU31 4BP 01730 263746 Hollycombe Primary School (5-11, 102 on roll) Head: Mrs T Austoni Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LY 01428 741332 Langrish Primary School (4-11, 210 on roll) Head: Mrs Claire Hanson Ramsdean Road, Stroud, Hants, GU32 3PJ 01730 263883 Liphook (C of E) Junior School (7-11, 345 on roll) Head: Ms Michelle Frost Avenue Close, Liphook, Hants GU30 7QE 01428 722490


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Liss Infant School (4-7, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs Teresa Offer Hillbrow Road, Liss, GU33 7LQ 01730 892666 Liss Junior School (7-11, 232 on roll) Head: Andrew Burford Hillbrow Road, Liss. GU33 7LQ 01730 892292 Midhurst C of E Primary School (4-11, 193 on roll) Head: Mr M. Barns Ashfield Road, Midhurst, GU29 9JX 01730 813526 Mill Chase Community School (11-16, approximately 701 pupils) Head: Mrs Jacqueline Adams Mill Chase Road, Bordon, Hants, GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Petersfield Infant School (4-7, 294 on roll) Head: Mrs Linda Lee St Peter’s Road, Petersfield GU32 3HX 01730 263048 Rake CE Primary School (4-11, 66 on roll) Head: Mr D. Bertwistle London Road, Rake, Liss, GU33 7JH 01730 892126 Rogate CE Primary School (4-11, 63 on roll) Head: Mrs Mandy Hall School Lane, Rogate, Petersfield, GU31 5HH 01730 821329 Harting C of E Primary School (4-11, 121 on roll) Head: Johnny Culley Tipper Lane, South Harting, Petersfield, GU31 5QT 01730 825388 Sheet Primary School (4-11, 103 on roll) Head: Mrs Kathy Iles School Lane, Sheet, Petersfield, GU32 2AS 01730 263310 Stedham Primary School (5-10, 91 on roll) Head: Mrs Sally Dreckmann School Lane, Stedham, Midhurst, 01730 813522

Steep C of E (voluntary controlled) Primary School (4-11, 105 on roll) Head: Mrs Lou Romans 95-97 Church Road, Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DE 01730 263988 St Matthew’s C of E (aided) Primary School (4-11, 172 on roll) Head: Mrs Jane Kent Drift Road, Blackmoor, GU33 6BN 01420 472844 West Meon Primary School (4-11, 84 on roll) Head: Mrs Julie Kelly Church Lane, West Meon, GU32 1LF 01730 829213 Amanda.davidson@westmeon.hants.

State Secondary Schools: Bohunt School (11-16, co-ed, 1279 on roll) Head: Mr Neil Strowger) Longmoor Road, Liphook, GU30 7NY 01428 724324 Horndean Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 1135 on roll) Head: Julie Summerfield Barton Cross, Horndean, Waterlooville, PO8 9PQ 02392 594325 Midhurst Rother College (11-18, co-ed, 851 on roll) Principal: Dr Joe Vitagliano Midhurst Site, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DT 01730 812451 Eastbourne Site: Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG 01730 812371 Mill Chase Community Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 701 on roll) Head: Mrs Jackie Adams Mill Chase Road, Bordon, Hants, GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Oaklands Catholic Voluntary Aided Secondary School (11-18, co-ed, 1200 on roll) Head: Matthew Quinn Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville Hants PO7 7BW 02392 259214 Intake of mainly Catholic children plus other Christian denominations. The Petersfield School (11-16, co-ed, 1240 on roll) Head: Nigel Poole Cranford Road, Petersfield GU32 3LU 01730 263119

Colleges: Alton College (16-18, co-ed, 2,000 on roll) Principal: Jane Machell Old Odiham Road, Alton, GU34 2LX 01420 592200 Godalming College (16-19, co-ed, 1650 on roll) Head: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RS 01483 423526 Peter Symonds College (16-19, co-ed, 3500 on roll) Principal: Neil Hopkins Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX 01962 857500 South Downs College (14-16 for vocational training, 16-19 for sixth form, co-ed, 5,000 total full time students on roll) Principal: Acting Principal John Mantersfield College Road, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 8AA 023 9279 7979 Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorporating Andover College) (16-18 and adults 19+ Co-ed 2,500 on roll) Principal: Tim Jackson Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF 01962 776441

Independent Schools: Alton Convent School (2+ to 11, co-ed, girls 11-18, 492 on roll) Head: Mrs SE Kirkham Anstey Lane, Alton, Hants, GU34 2NG. 01420 541711 Amesbury Day School (2 to 13 years, co-ed, 325 on roll) Nursery, Pre-prep and Preparatory Education Head: Nigel Taylor MA Hazel Grove, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BL. 01428 604322 Barfield School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 250+ on roll) Head: Robin Davies Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PB. 01252 782271 Bedales School (13-18, co-ed, 453 approx on roll) Head: Keith Budge Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DG 01730 300100

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education supplement

Directory of Schools Boundary Oak School (3-13, co-ed, 150 on roll) Head: Mr Symonds Fareham, PO17 5BL 01329 280955 Brookham School (3-8, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Diane Gardiner Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ 01428 722005 Charterhouse (Boys 13 -18, girls 16 -18, 800 + on roll) Head: The Rev John Witheridge Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX 01483 291501 Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed, 217 in junior, 829 in senior on roll) Head: Mr SHL Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, GU31 4AS. 01730 263033 Conifers School (2 to 11, co-ed, 95 on roll) Head: Mrs Jennie Peel Preparatory School for boys and girls in Easebourne near Midhurst, GU29 9BG 01730 813243 Ditcham Park School (4-16, co-ed, day, 362 on roll) Head: Mr APN Rowley Petersfield, Hants, GU31 5RN 01730 825659 Dunannie (3-8, co-ed, 93 on roll) Head: Jo Webben Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DP 01730 300400 Dunhurst (8-13, co-ed, 204 on roll) Head: Penny Watkins Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DP 01730 300200 Frensham Heights (3-18, co-ed, day/boarding, 500 on roll) Head: Andrew Fisher Farnham. Surrey, GU10 4EA 01252 792561 Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, 930 on roll) Head: Mrs Fiona Boulton Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ 01483 543853 Haslemere Preparatory School (Day school, boys, 4-13 years) Head: Patrick Wenham The Heights, Hill Road, Haslemere, GU27 2JP 01428 642350


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Highfield School (8-13 years co-ed prep, 242 on roll Day or boarding) Head: P G S Evitt Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ 01428 728000 King Edward’s School (Boarding and day, 11-18, co-ed) Offers the International Baccalaureate Head: John F. Attwater Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG 01428 686735 Kingscourt School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 180 approx on roll) Head: Mrs J Easton Catherington, Hampshire PO8 9NJ 02392 593251 Kumon Petersfield and Waterlooville Maths and English learning programmes for children of any age and any ability Instructor: Mrs Di Taylor 01730 231287 petersfieldandwaterlooville@ Lanesborough School (3 -13 boys, 350 approx on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Turnbull Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2EL 01483 880650 Lavant House (3-18 years, girls, 160 on roll) Head: Kate Bartholomew Chichester, W Sussex. PO18 9AB 01243 527211 Lord Wandsworth College (11-18, co-ed, 550 approx on roll) Head: Fergus Livingstone Long Sutton, Hants, RG29 1TB 01256 862201 Mayville High School (6 months to 16 yrs, co-ed (taught separately), 463 on roll) Head: Martin Castle Southsea, PO5 2PE 02392 734847 Meoncross School (2 3/4 to 16, co-ed, approx 350 on roll) Head: Mrs J Clough Fareham, PO14 2EF 01329 662182

Prince’s Mead School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 230 on roll) Head: Miss P Kirk Winchester, SO21 1AN 01962 888000 Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 406 approx on roll) Head: Mrs JA Roseblade Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH 01483 810551 Royal Grammar School, Guildford (11-18, boys, 900 on roll) Head: Dr JM Cox Guildford, Surrey GU1 3BB 01483 880600 Seaford College (7-18, co-ed, 610 on roll) Head: TJ Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0NB 01798 867392 St Catherine’s Preparatory School (4-11, girls, 256 on roll) Head: Miss N Bartholomew Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0DF 01483 899665 St Catherine’s School (11-18, girls, 628 on roll) Head: Mrs AM Phillips Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0DF 01483 893363 St Edmund’s School (2-13, co-ed prep school) Head: Adam Walliker Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6BH 01428 609875 St Hilary’s School (co-ed, Girls 2 -11, Boys 2 - 7, 289 on roll) Head : Mrs S Bailes Holloway Hill, Godalming, GU7 1RZ 01483 416551 St Ives School (Mixed nursery, girls 2 1/2 - 11, 150 on roll) Head: Mrs Lesley Shaikh Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, GU27 2ES 01428 643734 St John’s College (2-18, co-ed, 600 on roll) Head: Mr G Best Southsea, PO5 3QW 02392 815118

More House School (8-18, boys, 410 on roll) Head: BG Huggett Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3AP 01252 792303

St Nicholas’ School (3-16, 371 on roll) Head: Mrs A.V. Whatmough Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 0RF 01252 850121 (1)

Portsmouth High School (3-18, girls, 530 on roll) Head: Mrs J Prescott Southsea, Hampshire. PO5 3EQ 02392 826714

St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 480 on roll) Head: Ms J Gandee Winchester, SO21 1HA 01962 835700

Stepping Stones School (co-ed 7-16, 22 on roll) A small independent school for children experiencing difficulties in mainstream education. Head: Neil Clark Tower Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6SU. 01428 609083 The Royal School The only ‘Diamond School’ in surrey for children from 6 weeks to 18 years Head: Mrs L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, GU27 1HQ 01428 603052 The Portsmouth Grammar School (21/2-18, co-ed, 1600 on roll) Head: Mr James Priory Portsmouth, PO1 2LN 02392 360036 The Pilgrims’ School (7-13 boys, 215 on roll) Head: The Rev Dr BA Rees Winchester, SO23 9LT 01962 854189 Treloar College (16-25s with disabilities, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Amanda Quincey London Road, Holyboume, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400 Treloar School (Mixed, for 7-16s with disabilities, 90 on roll) Head: Mr Harry Dicks Upper Froyle, Alton, GU34 4LA 01420 526400 Twyford School (3-13, co-ed, 380 on roll) Head: Dr Steve Bailey Winchester, SO21 1NW 01962 712269 West Hill Park (Mixed, 2 1/2 -13) Head: Alistair Ramsay Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4BS 01329 840405 Winchester College (Boys, 13-18 years, 675 on roll) Head: Dr Ralph Townsend Winchester, SO23 9NA 01962 621247 admissions@ Wykeham House School (Girls, 2+ to 16 years, 250 on roll) Head: Mrs LR Clarke Fareham, PO16 0BW 01329 280178

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Hill Brow, Liss A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptionally beautiful five acre plot, with a large detached family home and outbuildings. Approached via a winding driveway through a copse or private woodland, the house itself is a prettily-proportioned chalet style detached, currently offered with five double bedrooms, but with superb potential to extend or reconfigure if desired. There are a number of useful outbuildings in excellent condition, including a large workshop, a double stable block, and a delightful barn-style summer house, perfect for use as a gym or a studio.

British Country Living at it’s Best....

The enchanting grounds extend to approximately five acres which have been landscaped in the most sympathetic and naturalistic way possible. Level lawns surround the house in all directions, and merge into areas of woodland, orchard and meadow, interlinked by pathways and seating - a truly magical setting for a lovely family home.

Price Guide: £1.35m

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What do the experts think? Paul Tarsey, Group Managing Director, Bluebird Care:

Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill As the government publishes the new Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill, we find out more about it and how it will affect our care What are the Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill?

The bill and paper has been created to change social care in the United Kingdom and introduce a system that is funded equally within a simple legal structure.

Why is it needed?

The current social care system is often criticised as being under-funded with outdated and confusing legislation, leaving many vulnerable people in social care at risk.


• 800,000 older people have no formal care support • Nearly 20,000 people each year are forced to sell their homes to pay for care • The amount charged for services varies according to local area. However, the financial threshold above which no financial support from the council is provided is £23,250. Some councils subsidise services and users are asked to make a contribution towards the cost. Others charge the full cost to the older person


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• One in two people can expect to pay around £20,000 for care and one in ten people will pay more than £100,000

What will the bill introduce?

• A duty to make information about local care provision more easily accessible online. The government will provide £32.5m in “start-up funding” for this • A “national minimum eligibility threshold” for access to care, and a similar threshold for support for carers. At present councils do not have to provide support to a carer even if they have identified a need • A requirement to meet the assessed needs of people who move into their area immediately, “until they carry out a new assessment of their own” • A duty to “develop and maintain a diverse range of high quality care providers” locally • A requirement to incorporate preventative practice and early intervention in care services.

Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow said:

“People want a social care system that is fair, high quality and geared towards what people actually want. Our White Paper, draft Bill and progress report mark the most significant Government action in over 60 years to fix a system that is fragmented, confusing and massively variable in terms of quality and provision. We are reforming social care and will bring about lasting change to an overwhelmed and outdated system. Our plans will help to drive up standards of care for people, bring about a more joined up preventative approach to care, enabling people to live independently for longer. Most importantly however, it will put people at the centre of their own care and give them more information to make the right choices about their needs.”

“The legislation is one thing but paying for it is something different. There are two diverging lines, one is the ageing population and the other is, at best, a stagnant economy. The questions are about the criteria people need to meet before they will get state funded care. One is about their level of need (just being old will not be enough in the eyes of the Treasury) and the other will be about the amount of savings they have. Currently if you have more than £23,250 in savings you will not be eligible for state funded care. More and more people are opting out of the state system entirely and are choosing to purchase their care themselves. In that way they decide what they want and when they want it, whereas the state funded system will be less flexible.”

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK:

“The policy proposals in the White Paper and the legal reforms are important and we warmly welcome them. Together, they have the potential to significantly improve the quality of care available and help create a care system that is fairer and more straightforward for older people and their families. But this potential cannot be fully realised until the Government faces up to and resolves the crucial issue of funding. More than a year on from the publication of the Dilnot Commission’s report, we are left asking just how strong the Government’s commitment is to implementing his two key recommendations: to raise the meanstest threshold and to set a cap on costs. The Government’s commitment to the Dilnot approach in principle is an important milestone, but without a clear plan for how they intend to deliver on that commitment there are no guarantees the Dilnot recommendations will be put into action soon, or possibly even at all.”

Age UK, Bluebird Care, 01730 260026, Department of Health,

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gardening Tilmore Allotments

A lot of fun Saving our allotments

Allotment holders nationwide are gathering to safeguard their plots in light of increasing worries that allotment land may be sold off. A recent survey conducted by the National Allotment Society found that 74% of its members are worried that their allotment land will be sold off and redeveloped in the future, while the society itself receives hundreds of calls a year from allotment holders looking for advice on how best to safeguard their plots. Donna McDaid, national secretary for the society, explains: “Unfortunately in this day and age, it is too easy for landlords to dispose of allotment land without realising the huge benefits they provide to individuals, communities and the environment. “Since the Localism Act has come into force, there is now an even greater need to galvanise the interest and support of local communities, especially as planners see allotments as prime development land.” Local allotment associations up and down the country have hosted ‘Parties on the Plot’ to help galvanise community support for the

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allotment movement and in turn safeguard sites from the prospect of development. More than 35 events took place throughout the week, ranging from barbecues and plant stalls to cream teas and children’s festivals. The week showcased the wider benefits of allotment gardening to all. There are an estimated 330,000 allotment plots in the UK and nearly 100,000 people on the allotment waiting lists, according to the society, with rents ranging from £5 to £120 a year. The organisation is concerned that if this land was developed, billions of insects and animals would be wiped out, the risk of flooding in towns and cities would increase and air pollution would intensify, not to mention the detrimental impact it would have on people’s health and wellbeing. Petersfield Town Council is responsible for two allotment sites, Sheet Allotments in Mill Lane, Sheet, that has 104 plots and Tilmore Allotments, in Tilmore Road, Petersfield, that has 71 plots. Both of these sites appear on a map of the area dated 1919 but allotments date back in this country to Circa 100BC. The provision of allotments by local authorities is an important part of offering recreational facilities to parishioners. Allotments can provide many things to different people including an opportunity for flat dwellers to have a garden or people with gardens to extend their growing possibilities. There are usually plots available at either of the sites although, at the moment, they have a waiting list for both sites. Information can be obtained by enquiring at the council offices on 01730 264182 or by email to Fiona Mort at

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To find the right site for you: • Make sure it’s close to home. You will not want to catch a bus carrying tools or get in a car after a long, hard day at work to get there. • Choose a site which has fences, hedges and locked gates at night to deter vandals. • Check water arrangements. Councils should supply mains water at a convenient distance for plot holders. A mains water supply in the form of tanks and standpipes is essential. • Check out the land, examining the plot which is offered to you. Work out if you have plenty of sun or if the plot is going to be in shadow, which isn’t good for a lot of vegetables. Large trees may cast shade and sap the soil of nutrients. • Study the neighbours’ plots. If they are neglected and dominated by tough, perennial weeds such as ground elder, you may be facing a losing battle. • It’s important to feel comfortable there. Some sites have a clubhouse for meetings or a trading shed where you can buy gardening goods at more or less trade prices. Others will have tools or machinery for the use of members. Issue 36 September / October 2012

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count down It may still be a few months away but work has already begun on our sixth annual Business and Community Awards The fun event will be taking place on Friday 22 March and looks set to be our biggest event yet! Launched in 2008, the awards have become an eagerly anticipated fixture in the local calendar. Where do you come in? We need your nominations to celebrate the work of the friends, family, charities, sport groups, businesses, events and not-for-profit organizations in our local community. You can nominate now by simply filling in a nomination form online at Make sure you tell us why you think your nomination should be commended for their efforts in the community before our closing date on the 21 February (it will be here 40

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before you know it honest!) Categories include: Business Awards • Best New Business Award • Business of the Year • Green Initiative Award • Retailer of the Year • Pub, Restaurant or Café of the Year Community Awards • Arts and Entertainment Award • Best Local Initiative • Community Support Award • Event of the Year • Not for Profit Organisation/Charity of the Year • Sports Award • Teacher of the Year • Volunteer of the Year And Finally… • Young Achiever of the Year • Petersfield Personality of the Year The winners are chosen by a panel of local independent judges. Quality of entries is as important as quantity. The ceremony sees the highly commended from each category praised in front of a large audience, and the overall winners are announced. As well as the 15 awards, the evening will feature dazzling performances by local art groups and organizations to

Awards 2012 winners

keep you entertained. This local event celebrates the talent, community and initiatives that our town and its surrounding areas have seen over the past 12 months. It recognizes the achievements and contributions to the community that local businesses, individuals and organizations have made. Above all, the people and the awards set Petersfield apart from other towns! The winners and highly commended entries in each category, will be announced on the night by the award sponsors. On the night the audience gets to choose the winner and the highly commended for the Petersfield Event of the Year from the judges shortlist.

Write the date Friday 22 March in your diary now!

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business news

The Natural Apothecary Limited

Judges say YES at The South Coast Business Awards Petersfield based, The Yes Yes Company Ltd have been awarded the Hampshire Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award. The creators of Yes Organic Lubricants, received the award at a celebration dinner and awards presentation at the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. Yes Yes Founders, Sarah Brooks and Susi Lennox, and four members of the Yes team were delighted to be presented the award by Maureen Frost of the Chamber of Commerce, who said “The Yes Yes Company is passionate about customer service and goes the extra mile to make its customers feel special. Constantly expanding their product range and exporting to 55 countries they are a small company competing successfully on a global stage. With realistic but ambitious growth plans the future looks bright.”

Susi and Sarah receive their awards from Olympic medallist Sharon Davies and Maureen Frost, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce courtesy of the Southern Daily Echo.

Before the awards, Sharron Davies also gave an entertaining account of her experience as “The Ultimate Olympian.” The Yes Yes Company Ltd, 08456 448813

Good feedback in Petersfield International Feedback Company, Feefo has recently moved its headquarters to Petersfield. When asked about the move, Feefo’s Business Development Executive Paul Squires said: “Petersfield may seem an unlikely location for a Global Technology

Edd Cawley, Etimbuk Udofia, Matthew Shakespeare and Paul Squires.

business to relocate to – but like our product, we like to think outside the box. We loved the fact that we don’t have to be based in London to be a success - and we are all very pleased with our new location.” Feefo’s portfolio currently features more than 400 big-name clients, including retail giants Fat Face, Crew Clothing, Lands’ End and TKMaxx. The system works by allowing firms to respond immediately and publicly to feedback. This enables operators to react quickly and decisively, while using positive reactions to increase sales, motivate staff and build customer loyalty. In the coming months Feefo hope to build on this success and will be looking to recruit new sales people and programmers. Feefo, 08456 800 320

Cutting edge training Owners and staff at Hampshire’s Review Salons are a cut above the rest when it comes to training. The salon group has made it through to the national finals of the prestigious British Hairdressing Business Awards in recognition of their impressive in-house training scheme. The group has been selected by a judging panel made up of key independent figures in the hairdressing world and staff will be joining other finalists at a sparkling champagne reception and awards evening, in London, in September. Review, 01730 260346 42

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Pictured left to right: Sadie Tosdevine (Trainer/assessor), Megan McLachlan, Jess Hull, Kelly Saunders (Trainer/ assessor), Jaz Sibley, Jess Hill, Jemma Chamberlain, Sophia Dallas, Tricia Mosely (Assessor Internal Verifier), Joanna Manicom (Trainer/Assessor), Hayley Pike (Trainer/ Assessor), Elaine Armitage (Training co-ordinator/ Assessor) (Managing Director), Lauren Wallis, Lauren Ingham, Siobhan McGiffin, Darren Smith, Jonny Penn.

Healthy new Petersfield business The Natural Apothecary has opened its doors in Petersfield. The new store offers a range of carefully chosen range of health products and foods intermingled with a cafe providing healthy (and not so healthy!) dishes for all-day dining. Situated opposite the High Street on the corner of Heath Road and the old A3, The Natural Apothecary provides a new and unique alternative for those interested in nutrition and health, and stylish cafe society. The Natural Apothecary Limited, 01730 858183

Something new Bespoke dress company, Twirl Bridal have just opened a beautiful new shop at the former premises of Dusk till Dawn on Charles Street. Twirl Bridal owner, Tracy Wall, returned from America to open the shop after she fell in love with the Petersfield area, “I love the community, the atmosphere and how central a location it is. We are just 25 minutes from Portsmouth, Guildford and a quick train trip from London.” Taking her inspiration from the 1920’s - 1950’s Hollywood glamour, Twirl Bridal offers a unique selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom and evening attire, as well as unique accessories including petticoats, shoes, bags, boleros, and vintage gloves. Tracy hopes Twirl Bridal will offer something different to the average wedding dress shop, specialising in delivering a personalised service to customers. “The Twirl team are extremely knowledgeable with bridal fabrics, styling, and accessorising the bride as well as her maids. We listen to you, and after becoming well versed in your plans for your venue, and ceremony choice, we will guide you toward the gown that best reflects your shape, your colouring, your personality, and your overall wedding day experience.” Twirl Bridal of Petersfield, 07816 124 468 Issue 36 September / October 2012

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Q U ESTIO N S Q U ESTIO N S Q U ESTIO N S At times of economic uncertainty what keeps you awake at night? Will my pension be enough? What’s going to happen to interest rates? Will my business survive? Is now the right time to move house? Will my returns outstrip inflation? Can I pass my estate to my children free of death duties? Will I be able to afford nursing care in my old age? Just a few of the many questions we receive from clients on a regular basis. Our crystal ball is no better than the next one, but we recognise the concerns these matters cause our clients. In response we provide a balanced common sense view gleaned from our many years of experience in the field – between us we have over 140 years of combined accountancy and tax experience within the office. However, we also recognise the benefit of consulting specialists when appropriate and that is why we are holding our annual Investment Question Time event at 6pm on the evening of 18 October 2012 at the Festival Hall in Petersfield. Our panel will comprise a financial adviser, a stockbroker and a commercial property specialist, who will be joined by the local agent for the Bank of England. We hope that as many as possible of our clients, friends and business contacts can join us. Full details are on our website.

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MacDonald Oates announces new addition to its Employment Law Team We are pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Wilson as an Associate with MacDonald Oates. Linda will be the head of our Employment team and will be working from our Petersfield office. Linda is a specialist employment lawyer and joins MacDonald Oates from Blake Lapthorn where she worked for over 6 years as part of their specialist Employment Law team. She advises on both contentious matters (including employment disputes, grievance and disciplinary matters and Employment Tribunal work) and non-contentious matters (including contracts of employment and advising on employment policies and procedures). Linda also has substantial experience working for both employers and employees (including large corporate clients and small businesses). Commenting on the promotion Deborah Taylor, the firm’s Senior Partner, said “We are delighted to be able to announce the arrival of Linda as an Associate at MacDonald Oates. Linda has a wealth of experience and her appointment enables us to expand our Employment team supporting our Commercial team and to continue offering a specialist and tailored service to our clients in this area of practice.” Further details about the range of services offered by our Employment team and details about Linda and our other solicitors can be found on our website. If you have any Employment matters that you want to discuss then please contact Linda Wilson or Simon Arneaud at our Petersfield Office on 01730 268 211.

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What’s on - September – October 2012 l Monday 3 - Saturday 8 September Cabaret Venue: 26 Commercial Road, Southampton Time: Monday - Saturday 7.30pm,Thursday & Saturday 2pm Price: from £17.50 Contact: 02380 711811 l Saturday 8 September Privett Jazz Venue: Privett Church Time: 5.30pm Price: £25 & £10 Contact: 01730 261199 l Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September Goodwood Revival Venue: Goodwood Estate, Chichester Price: From £36 Contact: 01243 755055 l Saturday 15 September - Saturday 20 October Fairground at Night Venue: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill, Liphook Time: 7-10pm Contact: l Sunday 30 September Rosemary Ramble Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton Price: Entry £10 adults and £5 children Contact: Michael Wait, 07879 750432 l Monday 1 - Saturday 6 October Grease Venue: The Kings Theatre, Portsmouth Time: 5pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm Price: From £29.50 Contact: 02392 828 282 l Friday 12 October Dara O’Briain Craic Dealer Venue: The Kings Theatre, Portsmouth Time: 8pm Price: £21 Contact: 02392 828 282 l Thursday 8 October Churcher’s College, Lunchtime Concert Venue: St Peter’s Church Time: 1pm Price: free Contact: 01730 260213 44

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Goodwood Revival Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September 60’s fashion credit Giles Babbidge

l Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 October Autumn Countryside Show Venue: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester Time: 10.30am – 5pm. Museum open until 6pm Price: Adults, £10,Adults 65+, £9, Children 4–15 years / Full time students, £5.40, Family (2 + 3), £28, Children under 4 years, free, Registered disabled / single helper, £3.50 Contact: 01243 811363 l Thursday 18 October Ditcham Park, Lunchtime Concert Venue: St Peter’s Church Time: 1pm Price: free Contact: 01730 260213 l Friday 26 October Samhain Evening Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £12 Contact: 023 9259 8838 l Saturday 27 October Halloween Fright Night Venue: Amberley Museum, Station Rd Arundel, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex Contact: Apples and Tortoises Half Term Activities Venue: Gilbert White’s House, The Wakes High Street, Selborne Contact:

Horror Night Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton Time: 6.30pm - 10pm Price: £10 per ticket Contact: 02392 595040 l Saturday 27 October - Sunday 4 November Halloween festival Venue: Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester Price: Adult, £18, Child, £14, Senior/Student, £15.50 Family, £60 (Price including donation) Contact: l Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November Grimm’s Fairytales - Family Halloween Activities Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton Price: £5 per child Contact: 02392 595040 l Wednesday 31 October Cowdray Ghost Walk Venue: Cowdray Estate, Easebourne Street Midhurst, Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex Time: 7.30pm - Gates open at 7pm Price: £7.50, to include refreshments Contact: 01730 814347 Issue 36 September / October 2012

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WIN! a

photo shoot and pictures at Rare Moments Photography



Although usually thought of as a gift for a lover, it is becoming clear that this shoot will change the way you see yourself FOREVER. Capture your femininity in a truly unforgettable style; trust in us to bring out your hidden goddess! Our aim is to have you leave us feeling empowered and full of new-found, polished confidence - she’s in there somewhere! Due to demand RM now has dedicated boudoir days in place run by a female only team, with your stylist in attendance for the

entire shoot for those essential touch-ups! This would be an ideal gift for a groom on your wedding morning or for your 1st wedding anniversary (paper), although the package is suitable to over 18’s. Rare Moments Photography was established in 2007 and opened it’s doors in Lavant Street in 2010 and has gone from strength-tostrength since. The studio now spreads over 3 floors, housing RM Portraits for Jo’s specialist maternity photography and all things family and friends, RM Makeovers (opened in Spring 2011) a rapidly growing makeover studios and their newest baby RM Boudoir with a selection of gorgeous boudoir sets.

Here are some comments from previous clients: “Loved the photo shoot, you forget you’re half naked as it is so much fun!! All the girls at RM are fab and I’m sure I’ll be back...” “Was very easygoing, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Got put at ease straight from the beginning - Fantastic experience, thanks!” “Very good experience, was very nervous at first but Cat put me at ease and was every friendly. In the end I enjoyed it even though I normally hate having my picture taken!”

CLOSING DATE 15 October 2012

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For your chance to win... a full RM Boudoir experience, bubbly, framed wallart and a selection of images on CD courtesy of Rare Moments All you have to do is answer these three questions:

Tucked away in the third floor privacy of Rare Moments Photography in Lavant Street, Petersfield, RM Boudoir is a gem of a service providing women with the most beautiful, awe-inspiring experience of their lives. It’s not just for lovers... it’s for you too!


1. Where in Petersfield is Rare Moments Photography located? 2. What year did Rare Moments Photography open in Petersfield? 3. How many floors does the studio cover? Send your entries with your name, address, email and phone number to: Life Magazines, Tindle House, High Street, Bordon GU35 0AY or email Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 15 October 2012. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the November/December issue of Life in Petersfield. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of Life Magazines and associates of Rare Moments Photography are not allowed to submit entries.



Congratulations to Mrs S Harding on winning a night for two at The Queens, Selborne. Mrs Harding is delighted to have won, and being a true romantic, will be visiting with her husband for a special occasion. Life in Petersfield


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Advertisers in this issue AC Nannydrew Ltd .............................. Page 27

John Jenkins.............................................Page 9

Alphagraphics........................................Page 41

King Edwards School.......................... Page 33

Ampella ...................................................Page 39

Lemon Grass..........................................Page 29

Archway Vet ........................................... Page 25

Littlejohn Bathrooms................................OBC

Arthur Bonnet........................................Page 12

MacDonald Oate....................... Page 23 & 43

B & C Coachworks................................Page 41

Meon Face .................................................Page 7

Barons BMW.............................................Page 5

Neilan Williams.................................... Page 35

Bartlett Tree Services .........................Page 39 Bedales School...................................... Page 33 Beechcroft Developments ................Page 15 Bluebird Care............................................Page 3 Brit Reeves ...............................................Page 41 Charterhouse .........................................Page 13 Chatsworth Design .............................Page 12 Cox Manning.........................................Page 43 Dilys Designs..........................................Page 17

Highfield School....................................Page 31

Transform Landscapes ......................Page 39

Hindhead Music Centre.....................Page 31

Trevor Towner........................................ Page 27

Ideal Kit......................................................Page 9

Unbeatable Conservatories............. Page 27

Where to find Life in Petersfield

Festival Hall

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Richard Ford Photography, Giles Babbidge, Stephanie Swann

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Life in Petersfield is delivered directly to homes across the region. It is also available from the following:

The Taro Centre, and Petersfield Rugby Club, both Penns Place

Damian Fox, Neil Garland


Rowlands Funeral Services .............. Page 27

Fusionbar-One .......................................Page 21

Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane

Chris Etheridge

Review...................................................... Page 25

St Oswalds Dental............................... Page 25

Heathside Stores, Durford Road

Distribution Manager Graphic Designers

Richard C Arnold ...........................................IBC

Sue Johnson Interiors .........................Page 12

The Co-op, Moggs Mead

Jo Barlow

Rare Moments Photography...........Page 45

Fomuse .................................................... Page 25

The Folly Wine & Ale House, College Street

Advertising Manager

Picketts and Pursers .................................... IFC

Enchantment ...........................................Page 5

Clanfield: Youngs Stores

Karen Sheppard

Portsmouth Grammar School........ Page 33

The Royal School ...................................Page 31

Library & Tourist Information Centre, The Square

Managing Director

Nutts About Bathrooms................... Page 37

St Ives School..........................................Page 31

Great Oak Hotel, Winchester Road

Alana Hebenton

Old Thorns Hotel...................................Page 17

Ditcham Park School.......................... Page 33

Petersfield: Waitrose, Rams Walk

Content Editor

East Meon: East Meon Stores East Tisted: Bowtell’s Farm Shop Post Office Froxfield: Froxfield Stores Greatham: The Greatham Inn Hillbrow: Jolly Drover Langrish: Langrish House Hotel

Liphook: Champneys Forest Mere Sainsburys Liss: Hillier Garden Centre Jade News Liss Forest Stores Tesco Express Rake: Sun Inn Rake Stores

The Selborne Arms South Harting: Harting Stores Sheet: Half Moon Queens Head Steep: Owens Cycles Stroud: Seven Stars

Rogate: Village Stores

Trotton: Keepers Arms

Nyewood: John Jenkins Selborne: Selborne Stores The Queens at Selborne

West Meon: South Downs Hotel The Thomas Lord

If you would like your name to be added to this list please contact us at Life Magazines, tel: 01420 477272,

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Disclaimer Life in Petersfield is published by Tindle Newspapers Ltd. The views or facts expressed in the content of the magazine editorial or advertising are not necessarily those of the editor or New Life Magazines Ltd nor do they accept responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or any legal implications arising thereof. New Life Magazines Ltd retains © copyright over the content. Any material submitted to the publishers is done so at the sender’s risk and may or may not be returned, and may be subject to editing without notice prior to publication. New Life Magazines Ltd does not necessarily endorse any of the businesses or services featured in this magazine.

Local Contacts Emergency Services Fire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters 023 8062 4000 Health Petersfield Hospital 01730 263221 (Petersfield Hospital Minor Injuries Unit 8am-8pm, (open every day) The Grange Surgery 01730 267722 The Swan Surgery 01730 264546 Police

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 Citizens’ Advice Bureau 08444 111 306 Community First East Hampshire 01730 710017 Electricity Emergency 0845 770 8090 Environment Agency 08708 506506

Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

Council Numbers East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551

Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency) 0207 932 5800

Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182

PC Pete 01730 269569


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Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755

Petersfield & District Lions Club 01730 266362 Petersfield U3A 01730 233502 Relate 02392 827026 Samaritans 08457 909090 South Downs Association of Disabled People & Shopmobility Services 01730 710474 Southern Water 0845 278 0845 The Campaign to Protect Rural England 01962 843655 The Salvation Army (local branch) 01730 262820 Tourist Information Office 01730 268829 Winton House Centre (centre for Hospital Cars & Age Concern) 01730 266046

Leisure Local walks info; Petersfield Bowling Club 01730 264161 Petersfield Bridge Club 01730 263396 Petersfield & District Philatelic Society 01730 264518 Petersfield Library 01730 263451 Petersfield Museum 01730 262601 Petersfield Rugby Football Club 01730 269744/ 01730 265072 Petersfield Swimming Pool 01730 265143 Petersfield Town Football Club 01730 233416 PetersfieldTown Juniors Football Club 07703 002676 Steep Lawn Tennis Club 01730 264999

Taro Leisure Centre 01730 263996 Walk to Health 01730 262792 Southsea Sub-Aqua Club 01730 301507 Petersfield Twinning Association 01730 268206 Travel General Public Transport Information Line 08706082608 Airports Bournemouth Airport 01202 364 000 Gatwick Airport 08700 002 468 Heathrow Airport 08700 000 123 Luton Airport 01582 405 100 Southampton Airport 08700 400 009 Buses National Express 08705 808080

Stagecoach Coastline 01903 237661 Ferries Brittany Ferries 0870 536 0360 P & O Stena Line 0870 600 0600 Hovertravel 01983 811000 Wightlink 0870 5820202 Red Funnel 0870 4448898 Trains Eurostar 0870 518 6186 National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 South West Trains 0845 600 0650 Funeral Directors Rowlands Funeral Services 01730 262711 Michael Miller 01730 233244

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