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February 2016 #115


Your guide to staying locally

Henfield | Small Dole | Woodmancote | Blackstone | Edburton | Fulking

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FEBRUARY 2016 | Contents

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Editor’s LETTER

What’s On listings

12 News

from the BN5 area

31 Local Interest

A guide to local accommodation

40 Charity 40

Running 500 miles for Loui

42 Countryside The Mighty Oak


66 Index

of advertisers

Welcome to the February issue of BN5 magazine. As we go to print the weather is starting to get a little more frosty and wintery, after the enormous volumes of rain a colder spell is almost a welcome break. We hope you like our beautifully frosty cover image, taken by local photographer Julie Mitchell, we just love the way she captures the Sussex countryside so perfectly. Her images always make me want to pull on a pair of walking boots and get out there! We are often asked to recommend a good place to stay in Henfield or nearby. It got us thinking that a local accommodation guide may be useful to have; for friends staying over, relations that you just don’t have space to put up without using the sofa or perhaps you’re planning a big party or a wedding. Our centre eight pages are devoted to local hotels, self-catering and B&Bs - we’ve uncovered some really fantastic places to stay so please pull out and keep the guide for when you need it. Details will go on our website (, if you know of any other great places to stay please let us know and we’ll add them. One final article I’d personally love you to read is on page 40. A good friend of mine, Alice Joyce, has been running her trainers into the ground for a gorgeous little boy who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Treacher Collins. Little Loui needs some crucial surgery in the US to help him to eat and breathe. If you have a few spare pennies to help Loui’s cause it would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes

Copy Deadline Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah and Andrea May. Grateful thanks to Julie Mitchell for month’s BN5 cover image With additional artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed by Evonprint in Small Dole on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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FEBRUARY 2016 | What’s on

Monday 1 February Monday Market

Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& every Mon) Stallholder vacancies available. Call David on 01273 493365.

are warmly invited. To join our friendly club contact Julia Simpson at jbs@backsettown. or call 01273 493900.

Pub Quiz

Woodmancote Parish Hall, 8-10pm (& every Weds) New Morris dancers or musicians welcome. Call Clive Funnell on 01273 494377.

Wednesday 3

Rhyme Time Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs, term time) Fun with music for pre-schoolers.

White Hart, 8.30pm (& 16th) Teams up to six, cash prize for Southwater Leisure Centre winners. Call 01273 492006 to 10am-12pm (& every Mon) reserve table. Free sports sessions for people with dementia and a family Henfield Computer Club member. Call 01273 494300. 10am-12pm Crib Familiarise yourself with and Maidment Court, 2pm (& increase your knowledge of every Mon) computers and tablets. Open Henfield Badminton Club to all. If you need venue details, Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& please contact Malcolm Ellis on every Mon) 01273 493403.

Sporting Moments

Tuesday 2

The Book Nook

Action for Deafness

Henfield Joggers


Chanctonbury Morris Men

Thursday 4

Henfield Unattached

White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) For those who are alone. Call 01273 495820 or drop in.

Tai Chi for over 60s

Maidment Court, 11am-12pm (& every Thurs)

Know Dementia

The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am Henfield Medical Centre, 1.30(& every Weds) Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am 3.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Great selection of books, CDs, (& every Tues) Health & Wellbeing and DVDs. In aid of St Andrew’s, Come and have fun with preRoadshow Edburton. school play. £1.50 includes Henfield Medical Centre, 1.30refreshments. Green Moments 4.30pm HDC Walk Rock Farm, Washington, 1.30pm An alcohol advisor and wellbeing (& every Weds) Steyning, 11am (& 16th) advisor will be available. Meet at Steyning Health Centre, An outdoor gardening/allotment Thursday Circle session for people with dementia 2-mile stroll. Call Linda on 01903 and their carers. Contact 01273 Free Church Hall, 2.30-4pm (& 816865. 494300 or info@knowdementia. every 1st Thurs) Tai Chi for over 60s We have a guest speaker and for more information. Maidment Court, 2-3pm (& every refreshments as usual. Come Bingo Thurs) and join us. Sobell Court, 2.30pm (& every Knit & Natter Crib Weds) Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every Maidment Court, 7pm (& every Contact Carol Rawlings on 1st Tues) 01403 226178 or carol.rawlings@ Thurs) A drop-in craft group for adults. Rotary Club of Henfield & Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st Tues) Hearing aid maintenance clinic and information, advice and support.

Henfield Parish Council Meeting

Garden room, Henfield Hall, 7pm (& every 1st Tues)

Henfield Garden Club

The Henfield Hall, 7.30pm (& every 1st Tues) Roger Parsons talks about a garden favourite: ‘Sweet Peas for Garden Decoration’. Guests

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Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds) Open to all. www.henfieldjoggers. or just turn up.

Jolesfield Community Choir

Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Weds) Email

Henfield Lions Club

George Hotel, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) Call David Pryor on 01273 494442.


The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, 7.30pm (& every Thurs) Contact David Andrew on 01903 816981 or andrew@

Mindfulness for Relaxation Class

Small Dole, 7.30-8.30pm (& every Thurs) Call 01273 494330 or see www. for further information.

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Sarah Oldridge lectures on ‘The history and work of the Royal Age UK Horsham District Botanical Gardens, Kew and the Henfield Dementia Club Victorian flower painter Marianne Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& North’. Members and visitors every Fri) welcome. Contact 01903 297553 For those with dementia and or their carers. Price includes lunch, Adur Valley Fine Arts activities and refreshments. Call Society (Henfield) 01403 751327. Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every Boards and Banter 2nd Mon) Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every ‘Baron Haussmann, Napoleon 1st Fri) III and the rebuilding of Paris’ by A selection of board games and Martin Heard. Guests welcome jigsaw puzzles plus refreshments. - £5. Enquiries 01273 494945 or Little Fishes St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& every Fri) HDC Walk For pre-school children and their Truleigh Hill, Upper Beeding, 2pm carers. Storytime, songs and 5 miles, 2 hours. Meet at High refreshments. Trees Car Park at the junction Henfield Camera Club of the A283/A2037. Call Ann on Free Church Hall, 7.30pm 01903 297553. Third Competition. An Open Henfield Flower Club subject to be judged by Trevor Henfield Hall, 2.15pm Gellard FRPS. Visitors and new members are always very AGM followed by a talk by welcome. Contact alec.pelham@ Leslie Chamberlain ‘The Secret Gardens of Sussex’. Do join us for this fascinating subject.

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Saturday 6

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 11 Jazzled Choir

Corpus Christ Church Hall, 1.303.30pm (& 25th) Jazz, swing and blues choir for everyone including those with dementia and their carers. 01273 494300.

George, His Giraffe & Other Exotic Creatures

Church House, 7.30pm Alexandra Loske, art historian, author and curator, tells the fascinating story of how the first living giraffe came to the United Kingdom. Event promoted by the Friends of St. Peter’s, Henfield. Tickets from Jasmine’s Florist or Friends’ Ticketline 01273 492294.

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Health & Wellbeing Roadshow

Henfield Medical Centre, 9.30am12.30pm A fuel poverty specialist and wellbeing advisor will be available.

Henfield Morning WI

Garden Room Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& 20th) Parish Hall, Woodmancote, A new morning Women’s Institute Fun and laughter with games, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) group for the village – see news talk, music, dance etc. All woodmancoteparishcouncil@ item. welcome, especially those with memory problems and Henfield History Group their family supporters. 01273 HDC Walk Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 494300. Steyning Cricket Pavilion, 9am 2nd Tues) The History of Shoreham Film Downland dog walk, 2 miles, Walk for Loui Studio presented by Dr Frank 1¼ hours. Call Ann on 01903 297553. Meet at the Downs Link Car Park Gray. Self-Treatment for Micro(near Cat & Canary Pub) 11am Allergies Workshop Join Alice for the final 2 miles of HDC Walk Small Dole, 10am-4pm her 500mile ‘Run for Loui’ - see Henfield Byways, 10am (& Weds Call 01273 494330 for more article page 40 for details. 24th) information or see www. PG Netball Club Meet at Henfield Library, 2-3 Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm miles. No dogs. Call Anne on Ashurst Jumble Sale (& every Sun) 01273 49367. The Village Hall, 10am-12pm Call Edna on 01403 710586 / Knit and Natter Jumble sale and coffee morning 07708 486973. Residents’ Lounge, Rayner in aid of the new village hall. For Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every jumble collection, call 01403 2nd Weds) Steyning Decorative and 713123. Knitting for charity. Donated Fine Arts wool appreciated. Contact Jean The Steyning Centre, 10amWhiting on 01273 493171. 12pm (& every 2nd Mon)

Memory Moments Café

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Sunday 7

Wednesday 10

Monday 8

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FEBRUARY 2016 | What’s on Henfield Theatre Company Jumble Sale

every 3rd Tues) Call Mary on 01273 492351.

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The Henfield Hall, 2pm Clothes, toys, books, bric-a- St Barnabas Outreach brac, and the grand auction! Henfield Village Hall Car Park, For jumble collection, call 01273 10am-2pm 494566 or rosesharp2003@ The mobile vehicle unit provides information and advice on all aspects of hospice care available at St Barnabas House and out in Book Nook the local community. The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm Woodmancote & Henfield (& every 2nd Sun) Great selection of books, CDs, WI and DVDs. All proceeds to St Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every Andrew’s, Edburton. 3rd Weds) Janet Canetty Clarke entertains Henfield Branch Arthritis us with Hogarth, Handel and Research UK the Foundling Hospital. Raffle, Henfield Hall, 2.30-5pm Freecycle table and Flower of Pauline will be serving delicious the Month competition, followed afternoon teas. Tickets £7 from by tea. Annual subscriptions for Henfield Furnishings. 2016 due. Contact Val Creek on 01273 958202.

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Monday 15 HDC Walk

West Grinstead, 10am A 5½ mile walk. Meet in the WSCC car park next to the Downs Link at West Grinstead. Dogs on a lead. 2½ hours. Call Irene on 07790 420752.

Tuesday 16 HDC Walk

Family Night Hike

Buchan Country Park, 6.308.30pm A 1½ mile after dark walk, looking at nocturnal wildlife. See or call 01293 542088 for further details.

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Adur Valley Fine Arts Maplehurst, 10am Towards Cowfold, 5½ miles, Society some stiles, no dogs. Meet at the Henfield Hall, 10:30 am White Horse car park. Call Geoff A full day of lectures, including a glass of wine and President’s on 01403 258180. lunch. ‘Layers of Rome’ by Dan Family Bushcraft Evans. A study day in three Buchan Country Park, 10am-4pm parts. See Enjoy a family day out in the uk for further details. woods. See www.westsussex. or call 01293 542088 for further details. Henfield Camera Club Resuscitation Class Evangelical Church Hall, 7.30pm ‘The Eastbourne Collection’. Don Scutt Memorial Room, Presented by John Staples Henfield Club, 7-8.30pm HART are offering a free ARPS. New members very resuscitation and automated welcome to our club. Contact external defibrillator (AED) familiarisation class to all local residents. To secure a place, contact Dave Fletcher at dave@ Henfield Tennis Club Jumble Sale Henfield Hall 2pm Trefoil Guild Auction, refreshments and raffle. Henfield Guide Hut, 7.30pm (&

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WEA Henfield Branch

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2.30-4.30pm ‘The story of the Crystal Palace’ by Ian Gledhill. For further details call 01273 493966.

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Henfield Art Club

Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Call Alan Harrison on 01273 495262.

Small Dole Tuesday Club

Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Talk by Peter Bates: ‘Can’t pay, won’t pay’. Contact Janet Daly at

Thursday 25 4Sight

Henfield Haven, 10.30am-12pm (& every last Thurs) Club for those with sight problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes and refreshments.

Saturday 27

Trefoil Guild Coffee Morning

The Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm Come along and join us for tea, coffee and cake plus a raffle and things to buy.

Guides Jumble Sale

The Henfield Hall, 2pm In aid of Henfield Guide Hut with auction at 2.30pm. Raffle, tombola and refreshments. Jumble to the hall in the morning or call David Marshall on 01403 864591 from 20th.

Victorian Magic Lantern Show

St Peter’s Church, 5.30pm A fun ‘Victorian’ show for all the family. Free entry with donations to the children’s charity Sussex, Family Support. Contact church office on 01273 495532 for more details.

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News | FEBRUARY 2016 members of the Leisure Centre and we know how important it is for local people. It’s a fantastic resource and used by all generations. It’s great for businesses like ours to team up with local charities for the good of the village. Keeping fit is great for the body and the mind, so we’re pleased to play a small part in keeping Henfield healthy,” said Adrian. Sammy Bremner, personal trainer at the Leisure Centre, said; “We really appreciate Adrian and Kathryn’s donation, it makes such a difference to the members to have some great new equipment. We are always really pleased when local businesses support us, we can help make their staff healthier while they help us with keeping the village fit!” Editor

RUSHFIELDS DONATE SPIN BIKES TO HENFIELD LEISURE CENTRE Staff and members of local charity Henfield Leisure Centre would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Adrian and Kathryn Hillman from Rushfields Plant Centre and Farm Shop for their generous donation of new Spin bikes. Spin classes at Henfield Leisure Centre are very popular and the bikes were beginning to need repairs and restoration. “Kathryn and I are both

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HENFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM NEWS After the postponement of the referendum in September of last year the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan had to be re-submitted for Regulation 16 consultation throughout the Plan area and across the whole of Horsham District again. Following the re-consultation, we are once more approaching the most important phase of the plan, which is that part where you, the residents of the plan area, will have the opportunity to vote on the plan at referendum. We went out for re- consultation between 9 October and 20 November of 2015 and are now in the process of having the comments from that consultation examined and assessed by a government appointed examiner. Hopefully we should have the examiner`s report by mid-January which will need to be assessed by Horsham District Council and the Steering Group for the plan. Following this we will be in a position to announce a referendum date that could be hopefully in March 2016. Further information regarding the referendum date will be in next month’s edition of BN5 magazine. Ray Osgood, Henfield Parish Council

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The Partners and staff of Henfield Medical Centre express their great sorrow and loving support to Dr Karen Crawford Clarke and Rob at the death of their son Paddy on Thursday 10th December in a road accident. The catastrophe feared by all parents, has brought much grief into Karen’s life and we wish to share our kindred spirit with her and her family at this terrible moment. We know too that a great many friends among the patients will want to express their fellow feelings as well. The comprehension of her loss we hope will enable all the patients to accept any necessary changes at this time to appointments and routine procedures. Dr Patrick Reade for The Henfield Medical Centre Thank you from Karen and Rob Karen and Rob, along with Maria, Reuben and Paddy’s girlfriend Becca, would like to say a heartfelt thank you for the beautiful cards and messages they have received since they lost Paddy so tragically in December. The overwhelming acts of kindness and love by so many people have lifted and carried them through this almost impossibly heartbreaking time.

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WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL NEWS Woodmancote Parish Council, have been working hard on the neighbourhood plan for the last year, and with the help of the residents of the Parish, have been able to put together the information needed to complete a draft plan. At this time it is being prepared by AIRS the team we employed professionally to complete this task. We hope that by mid February / March we will have a completed draft plan so that we can put it out locally for consultation and your views, please watch the WPC web site and notice board for details. Woodmancote Parish Council has two vacancies on the council if any one is interested in joining us. I would like to thank everyone for their help in 2015 and wish you all good health and prosperity Colin Broucke


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If you knew Paddy, please join them to celebrate and remember his wonderfully vibrant, energetic and joyful life at a memorial service; “Blow the Roof Off for Paddy”. Hurst College Chapel, 2.30pm on Saturday, 30 January. Parking is extremely limited so please car-share wherever possible. There is a Just Giving page to raise funds for CCHF All About Kids, a charity which supports severely disadvantaged children, to reflect Paddy’s love of fun and outdoor adventure.

Please be advised that West Sussex County Council has received a request for Temporary Traffic Regulation as follows: closure of Horn Lane, east of Oreham Common, from 7 February 2016 for 5 days for the installation of Rampion cable. The diversion route is Horn Lane, Bramlands Lane, A281 Brighton Road, A2037 High Street, Barrow Hill, Horn Lane and vice versa. West Sussex County Council See our new website! | 1 3


WARREN PLAYGROUP’S NATIVITY IS OUT OF THIS WORLD On the same day as West Sussex astronaut Tim Peake headed off to space, children at Warren Playgroup also journeyed into orbit in search of a Christmas star in their annual nativity play. Families of the playgroup’s 32 children came together on 15 December at St Peter’s Church for the space themed twist on the traditional nativity. Following the beautiful service parents enjoyed coffee and mince pies and activities including a tombola and lucky dip to help raise funds for the Warren. Prizes were kindly donated by Jeremy’s, Swains and the group’s Christmas tree by Jack Dunkleys. Jo Bruce

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert convened a meeting on Friday (8 January) to address concerns raised about the pharmacy provision in Henfield. Mr Herbert received several complaints last year about the Henfield branch of Lloyds Pharmacy, and he took those concerns up with their Head Office and with NHS England. Following a discussion with GPs and local residents at the Henfield Medical Centre last November the MP asked Lloyds to attend a meeting to discuss their concerns. The meeting on Friday, with senior representatives from Lloyds Pharmacy, Henfield Medical Centre, the Parish Council, and patient representative groups, highlighted areas of action to deliver a safe and efficient service for customers. Lloyds Pharmacy have committed to improving their services, recruiting a new Pharmacy Manager in the summer, increasing stock levels and providing a home delivery service if a product is not available at the time of collection. Lloyds have also confirmed they will be refitting the shop in the Spring. They will be extending the dispensary area to the second floor, providing a third till point and more operational space. Lloyds say that people

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News | FEBRUARY 2016 with prescriptions will still be able to collect them from the lower level of the shop, and that waiting times and efficiency will improve as a result of the new layout. The work is planned to begin in March and is expected to take six weeks to complete. Lloyds claim that services will not be affected during this time. The Henfield Medical Centre will be going live with the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) on 19 January. The new system will enable prescriptions to be requested, authorised and sent to a patient’s nominated pharmacy electronically. The Medical Centre is renewing its bid for a second pharmacy in the village, to manage the rising demand for services, and this is supported by the parish council and included in the neighbourhood plan. Lloyds have been invited to make a short presentation at the next Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 1 March at 7pm, and all are welcome to attend. Nick Herbert said: “Lloyds admitted that their pharmacy service in Henfield has not been good enough and they have committed to improving it. The local community will be watching carefully to ensure that this is the case. “With substantial housing growth in Henfield over recent years and more homes coming, it is obvious that pressures on the pharmacy will only increase. I think the village needs a second pharmacy, which is why I will continue to support the medical centre’s application for one”.

HEALTH & WELLBEING ROADSHOW Henfield Medical Centre are hosting a Health and Wellbeing roadshow until Friday 12 February. A stand with leaflets will be in the centre every day, or you can come and have a chat to the team to find out about free services on the following dates: Thursday 4 February – Alcohol Advisor and Wellbeing Advisor (1.30-4.30pm); and Friday 12 February – Fuel Poverty specialist and Wellbeing Advisor (9.30am-12.30pm). Horsham District Council

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LOCAL FLOODING Jane Watson from Twineham sent us this photo of flooding near Twineham on Sunday 3 January – and this photo was taken before the river burst its banks! Figures from Sussex Fire and Rescue show that property in the Twineham/Wineham area floods on an annual basis, which is adding to local residents fears over the proposed Mayfields Market Towns development.


West Sussex County Council have announced several road closures and temporary signaling in Henfield over the coming months. These disruptions are due to the replacement of a major gas main by Southern Gas Networks. Upper Station Road: Two-way signals remain in place until the end of January as the gas main, services and connections are replaced. Church Street: ROAD CLOSURES Commencing from the direction of Upper Station Road, this gas main replacement will continue along the length of Church Street for two months, during the period 18th January to 18th March. Due to Church Street being extremely narrow in

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FEBRUARY 2016 | News parts this will mean ROAD CLOSURES for some periods of time. The work is being staged by Southern Gas Networks to allow parts of Church Street to remain open when work is not taking place on that particular stretch. Church Street residents will be able to access their properties at all times. Please allow extra time for your journeys and establish new routes in advance. We will bring you updates when we can. Shoreham Road: Two-way signals near New Hall Lane are currently present until 22nd January for the replacement of a gas main by Southern Gas Networks and to allow for new electricity cable works by UK Power Networks. At the moment, this is the most comprehensive information we can establish, but we will keep you up to date at or on our Facebook page www.facebook. com/BN5magazine whenever we receive new information. Henfield Parish Council are working hard to establish the latest news for your journey planning. Please also be aware that the estimated start date of the new Barratt’s development (land adjacent to the Cat & Canary at West End Lane) is February 2016 (actual date not confirmed and weather dependent) and there will be some disruption and heavy vehicles accessing the site from surrounding roads. Editor


Congratulations to all the children in Reception, Year One and Two of St Peter’s Primary School for a superb nativity play at the end of last year. With the rehearsal beset by absences, we were a little concerned about the performances but the children were fantastic and shared the joy of Christmas with families and friends over four memorable mornings. Laura Roberts, Headteacher

LOCAL BURGLARIES At the end of December there was a spate of mindless vandalism in the centre of the village: R&H Pet Supplies, Browns Barbers, Henfield Funeral Services were all targeted, damage caused and petty cash stolen. Just before we went to print in January we found out that Cinder Rose was broken into to at the beginning of January, and although nothing of significance was taken, it was a very unsettling experience. Our small local businesses who work so hard to make Henfield a great place to be, and incidents like these are another burden of cost when times are tough enough for them already. If you know anything that could help police with their enquiries, please contact Sussex Police. Editor

HENFIELD FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS HOUSE Having had a successful year, we are delighted to say that we have raised a few pounds short of £5,000 Thank you to all our supporters, keep up the good work! The Friends will meet at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 March in the Free Church Hall. All are welcome, do come and help with our fund raising. Peggy & Fred McComas

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News | FEBRUARY 2016 THANK YOU A big thank you to everyone who supported the Henfield Branch Arthritis Research UK stall at the Charities Fair and also the ‘Turkey and Tipple’, enabling us to send a further £1,000 to headquarters. Maureen Dexter


1ST HENFIELD BROWNIES REINDEER RALLY On Saturday 12 December 1st Henfield Brownies held a Reindeer Rally in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. 12 girls and a group of parents, Leaders and MS Nurses all ran the 4km stretch of the old railway line between Small Dole and Henfield. Whilst the leaders did struggle a little to keep pace with the Brownies, despite poor weather and tired legs we all eventually crossed the line with a great sense of achievement. At the time of writing, the final amount raised had not yet been confirmed, but is expected to be above £800 - a fantastic effort by all involved. We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who sponsored us and came along to support us on the day. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults, affecting 100,000 people in the UK. Everyone knows the negative images that a diagnosis can conjure up and whilst no one denies that MS can be devastating, positive steps can be taken to improve quality of life. MS may be incurable but it is far from untreatable. The MS Trust is a leading independent UK charity for people with MS, their families and friends. For further information about the MS Trust’s work please visit Elise Collis

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We are now already a month into 2016 and Christmas seems a dim and distant memory. Weather records across the UK seem to tumble frequently, whether it’s the wettest, windiest or warmest month on record! Grass continues to grow in December and January and the seasons no longer appear to be so distinct, as daffodils and snowdrops flower several months earlier than used to be the case. Is this a man-made phenomenon, or is this just weather patterns changing as they have over time? For Henfield Parish Council it is a time of year when we need to be aware of flooding issues and report blocked drainage gullies to West Sussex County Council whenever they occur. We also need to be prepared for colder weather and have the ability to grit the High Street footpaths and clear any snow that comes our way. Grit bins are also situated around the village and will be opened to residents in the event of frozen roads or snow. You may be aware that the Department for Communities and Local Government recently put forward recommendations which would see the fines for littering doubled. This would mean that an on-the-spot fine would increase to £150. Littering is a massive problem across the whole of the UK, costing millions of pounds every year which should instead be going into vital services. In Henfield alone we spend more than £12K per year on litter wardens. Fly tipping is also a big issue. We recently found a PC and a printer dumped in a ditch along Stonepit Lane, which could easily have been taken to one of the many recycling sites across West Sussex. It’s quite common to see fridges, sofas and other household items dumped at the side of the road. This all takes time and money to clear-up. On a more positive note the Government’s new 5p charge for plastic bags, which came into force last October, has already resulted in a large fall in people taking home new carrier bags from high street retailers. A national spring clean has already been announced for March to encourage up to one million people to clean up their communities on March 4-6, ahead of the Queen’s birthday on April 21 and her official Birthday in June. Let’s all do our bit in Henfield to keep our village clean and tidy! Kevin Wright

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LLOYDS PHARMACY MEETING FULL OF BEANS OPENING NOW… We are very excited to be opening a new coffee shop in Henfield High Street, in the premises formerly occupied by Pannisa. We are a mother and son team from Henfield, as a family we have been thinking about opening a coffee shop for several years, so this is a great opportunity for us to become a bigger part of the community. After several evenings over the dinner table the name ‘Full of Beans’ was suggested and we all felt it summed up our enthusiasm for the shop and the atmosphere we hope to create. My son, Ollie, is a highly skilled Barista and has been the Head Barista in a vibrant restaurant in The Lanes in Brighton for the last year. So while I’ll be more ‘food’ based, Ollie will be bringing his coffee making skills and experience to Henfield. We are proud to be using locally sourced products including our stunning home made cakes, our bread and most importantly our coffee, which is being supplied by Small Batch Coffee Roasters of Brighton and Hove. This is a nerve racking but very exciting time for our family and we are looking forward to meeting our new customers.

As the originator the two previous articles on the subject, Richard Searles has asked us to tell you that Nick Herbert, in his closing statement at the meeting, made it clear that his concerns for us are such that if Lloyds fail to act, and act quickly, he will raise the matter to a higher level. Good news is that the permanent Pharmacist referred to in the press release has been in place since late summer 2015. Other good news. Lloyds stated that you can have your prescription delivered to your door, if you request it. Richard has checked the above with Christopher McKillop, Lloyds Pharmacy manager, whose notes and recollection concur with the above. A follow up meeting, under the chairmanship of Peter Bates is to be convened for 1 March. None of the above means that I want you to stop sending me updates /new narratives about you experience with Lloyds. Send to Richard Searles (Senior)

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ADVANCE NOTICE OF HENFIELD LIONS RACE NIGHT Henfield and District Lions Club are holding their popular race night on Saturday 12 March 2016, this year in support of St Barnabas. Tickets are £6.50 each to include a ploughman’s supper. There will be a cash bar. The event will be held

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BROWNIES CHRISTMAS FUN On the 8 December, 3rd Henfield Brownies found themselves homeless and with some time to fill before we were due at Red Oaks for our annual carol singing, so we decided to do some carol singing at Budgens to bring some Christmas cheer. We were not trying to raise any money, but after explaining for the third time that we were not collecting, we decided it was easier to grab a bucket, and in just 30 minutes we collected an amazing £57. We will use the money to treat the Brownies in 2016. Thank you to all of you who generously donated, hopefully you enjoyed their singing. Like us on Facebook

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We then had a Christmas themed sleepover on the 12 December where we made biscuits and completed a number of crafts. After supper we had a visit from Father Christmas who came bearing gifts. On the Sunday morning we had a snowball fight and made snowmen, both edible and decorative. Then it was off to the Panto at the Hawth where Girlguiding Sussex Central had booked out the whole theatre – oh yes we had! We currently have a few spaces so if your daughter is aged between 7 and 10 and would like to join us please call 01444 230651. New (or returning) adult volunteers are always needed too for all sections, so if you can spare a couple of hours a week and want to have lots of fun, then please get in touch. Natalie Denning

HELEN IS A WINNER AGAIN! Helen O’Connell has won first prize in a ‘12 jumpers of Christmas’ competition run by the charity Love Your Clothes which promotes recycling, reselling and reusing clothes. Her fabulous design won her a brand new sewing machine, 50 reels of thread and a pack of sewing scissors. Since her teens Helen has had a fascination for embroidery, textiles and knitting and now enjoys Breton embroidery, silk painting, knitting, sewing, and especially crochet. “There are so many different effects that can be achieved, it is sociable, and also portable - I can often be seen in a meeting or waiting room, with some crochet on the go! I also enjoy people approaching me with a pattern they’d like made, as it widens my repertoire. Recently I’ve made several based on just a photo sent to me, including a multi eyed alien hat for a monk! Recently I have had a go at teaching people how to crochet. It’s great fun, and anyone can do it!” Helen has a stall at the annual Henfield Arts and Crafts Fair and a Facebook page - Helenjo Crafts. She makes items to order for people throughout the year, but especially in the autumn, in the leadup to Christmas.

GEORGE, HIS GIRAFFE AND OTHER EXOTIC CREATURES On Thursday 11 February at 7.30pm in Church House Alexandra Loske, art historian, author and curator, will explain how she unearthed the fascinating story of the first living giraffe in the United Kingdom, which was given to George IV in 1827.

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FEBRUARY 2016 | News In Alexandra’s illustrated presentation mention will be made of the various exotic creatures in the Royal Collection as well as the history of travelling menageries, early zoos and political beasts during the period 1750-1850. This event, promoted by The Friends of St. Peter’s will complement the ‘Exotic Creatures’ exhibition being shown in The Prince Regent Gallery of The Royal Pavilion until 28 February. Tickets cost £8 (Members of The Friends £7) and may be obtained from Jasmines, the High Street florist; or via The Friends Ticket Line on 01273 492294. Anthony Abbott

NATURE TOTS BOUNCE BACK FOR SPRING Bring your little ones on an outdoor adventure with Sussex Wildlife Trust’s fun weekly woodland activity sessions starting in March. Nature Tots is suitable for accompanied children aged 3-5 with a variety of Forest School activities themed on the changing seasons. There will be opportunities to explore the woodland searching for signs of spring, learn woodcraft skills with bow-saws and mallets, and enjoy stories, singing and games. Now in its third year, Nature Tots is proving enormously popular with parents and children,

and groups are held at Woods Mill nature reserve, Henfield; Seven Sisters Country Park, Eastbourne; Tilgate Park, Crawley; and on the beach at Pett Level in Rye Bay. Booking is essential – Nature tots bookings are taken 4-6 weeks at a time as regular weekly attendance is preferred. For booking and further information on days, locations, times and prices please visit: naturetots or call 01273 492630.

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News | FEBRUARY 2016 Henfield Museum’s March display so please rack your brains for memories, or rediscover that bit of railway memorabilia and help things come alive. Verbal, written, loaned, all contributions are welcome. Amongst my train treasures are four bits of coal gleaned from the railway embankment – beat that if you can! Have a chat with your friends – it’s amazing what can emerge from forgotten corners. Please contact myself, Alan Barwick, a museum member or the Parish Council with your ideas or contributions. Eddie Colgate


NEW YEAR, NEW WI We are starting a new morning Women’s Institute this year and would love you to come along. Our next meeting is on Friday 12 February and then every second Friday of the month. We meet in the Garden Room at the Henfield Hall, from 10 o’clock until 12. We are a very friendly group and will be including talks, social events, lunches, visits and practical craft activities in our programme. We are aiming to be inclusive so if you’ve got a good idea for an activity come along and share it with us. Joining our WI is the perfect way to make new friends and have an enjoyable, fun and informative morning! Just come along and you will be warmly welcomed or ring 01273 491235 for more information. Gill Adams

.Come and enjoy a taste of Italy in Henfield on Sunday, 13th March at the Piazza Italia On Tour. The fun starts at lunchtime with the cars arriving around 2pm (exact times tbc, see next issue of BN5). Experience the magic of supercars as the Henfield Hall Car Park is filled with around 20 Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis and even vintage Italian Job minis and Fiats as they visit Henfield as part of Piazza Italia on Tour. There will also be some superbikes for those who prefer two wheels to four. There will be an Italian market with food and stalls and we hope that local businesses will be joining in with Italian themed window displays and plenty of green, white and red bunting! If you have an Italian supercar or vintage car we HAUSSMANN, NAPOLEON III & PARIS would love to hear from you. Please contact Carol On 8 February Martin Heard will be talking to Eastwood at the Henfield Community Partnership members of the Adur Valley Fine Arts Society about ‘Baron Haussmann, Napoleon III and the rebuilding of Paris’ at the Henfield Hall. LONDON COACH TRIP Until the early 1850s the centre of Paris was A big thank you to all the faithful passengers who still very much a medieval city - squalid, with make this non profit Village Service viable, without congested streets and rife with poverty and crime. your continued support we would be unable to In 1853 Napoleon III called upon Georges Eugene offer this amazing value ‘round trip’ to London. Haussmann a provincial prefect whose work he The first of the 2016 London Trips is on Thursday admired - and the rest, as they say, is history. 14 April and as usual the coach will pick up from Henfield Post Office Bus Stop, leaving prompt at Call 01273 494945 or see 8.45am. Drop off and evening pick up is at the rear of the Wardolf Hotel, Aldwych and again the coach will leave London prompt at 6.15pm. The return ticket is £15. Do join us if you can for a super day out in London. Please contact Gill for more details and tickets on 07713161343. Our grateful thanks to Gill who continues to run these trips on our behalf with such efficiency and good grace. Chris Harris

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Hope Cottage

hether you have friends coming to stay and need an extra room for a couple of nights, or you have family descending for a couple of weeks, or maybe you are looking for a luxury weekend away, we have a fantastic range of accommodation right here on our doorstep. Check out our list of some of the loveliest local

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Local interest | FEBRUARY 2016 Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst

Two recently renovated holiday cottages sleeping four and three/four respectively available either individually or together. Price from £850 | £800 per week per cottage. Contact: | 01403 810410 |

Cisswood House Hotel, Lower Beeding

Elegant country house hotel set in acres of mature, landscaped gardens with 51 en-suite modern or traditional rooms plus swimming pool and gym. Contact: | 01403 891216 | for prices.

Blossoms Cottage, Albourne

Blossom’s Cottage originally an agricultural building has been converted to a lovely modern fully equipped holiday let sleeping four. The spacious, light accommodation with underfloor heating retains the original vaulted ceilings and beams. The one double bedroom has a 5ft double bed that can be split into two singles. The double aspect living area has a sofa bed and patio doors to the private garden. There is a large bathroom with shower over the bath Situated in the grounds of the owners’ home, surrounded by farmland and a network of footpaths, it has splendid views of its quiet rural location. It is an ideal walking, cycling or tourist base. It offers quality and comfort for a peaceful relaxing holiday. There is free WiFi and a welcome pack on arrival. The most unusual request we’ve had: “How many does the cottage sleep?” “Four.” “Could we squeeze in eight or nine?” Also available with the cottage or separately is Elsie’s Shepherd’s Hut sleeping two, with log burning stove and en-suite shower and WC. Sit up on the comfy double bed or by the stable door to see views across the fields or watch the sunset – a great glamping experience. Price from £345 per week, with mid-week and weekend breaks also available. Contact: | 01273 833981 |

Brookhill House, Cowfold

We have two rooms in our beautiful Grade 2 listed family home which we welcome guests to: The Green Room which is beautiful, light and airy is a double room with an en-suite shower. The Attic Suite on the top floor has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside with a very comfy king-size bed and its own private bathroom. We have two Labradors ourselves, so we are very happy to have friendly dogs share the ground floor with our dogs. There is also a dog friendly pub in the village if you want to walk to supper. Both rooms are £95 per night for double occupancy and £65 per night for single occupancy. Young children can be accommodated on an airbed in their parents’ room by arrangement. There is free WiFi in the house and the code is in the information file in each bedroom. Breakfast is included in the room rate and includes fruit juices, fresh fruit salad, cereals, toast and jams with a choice of either Full English or a Continental Breakfast. The most unusual request we had was someone came for a week and stayed six months! Contact: | 01403 864865 | 3 2 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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Hope Cottage, Henfield

Our luxury holiday cottage, situated in a beautiful rural and tranquil setting in Henfield, offers five-star accommodation and is set out to an exceptionally high standard. Fresh flowers and a luxury welcome basket of goodies containing home-made chocolate brownies, a bottle of wine, bread, butter, jam, milk and freshly laid eggs, along with basic supplies, will be there to enjoy during your stay. This contemporary holiday cottage has an open plan living area, luxury bathroom, beautiful bedroom and fully equipped hand-made kitchen. You’ll find handmade soft furnishings, and high specification bathroom and kitchen equipment throughout. The warming wood burner (basket of wood provided), along with underfloor heating throughout, ensures you will be cosy throughout your stay. There is a Sony LED HD Smart TV with freeview, WiFi and iPod connectivity and free WiFi. Hope Cottage has one charming double bedroom, featuring a beautiful cast iron bed and plenty of comfortable pillows. The bathroom has both bath and rain shower. Baylis and Harding toiletries, Egyptian cotton towels and robes are provided. The large sofa bed in the living area could accommodate more guests if required. Guests needs have been lovingly and thoughtfully provided for, unfortunately pets cannot stay. Prices for the cottage are seasonal: a weekend from £250 or mid-week break from £275. Our most unusual request was for a helicopter to be landed in the garden for guests to arrive from London! Contact: | 01273 492 828 |

Eaton Thorne, Woodmancote

Bed and breakfast accommodation in a house which dates back to the 15th century, plus livery stables. Contact eatonthornehouse@btinternet. com | 01273 492591 | www.eatonthorne. for price.

Mercers Barn, Henfield

Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a converted barn. Contact maryliz.marshall@ | 01273 495244 | www.mercersbarn. com for price.

The Crown Inn, Dial Post This 16th century coaching inn opposite the village green has two rooms in the old stable block, one with double bed and the other with two singles. Both rooms are basic but clean and have a small en-suite shower room, TV and are dog friendly, plus you will receive a lovely, warm welcome. The inn has a private dining area in the snug which can seat up to 15 people. Through an arch and just a couple of steps down from the main dining room, the snug gives privacy but still benefits from the general atmosphere of the pub. Choose from the menu or you can put in a special request if there is a particular dish you would like for your guests. The snug is also an ideal space to hold a meeting and tea, coffee, snacks, drinks and meals can be provided. The price per room is £45 per night for double occupancy and £39 per night for single occupancy. Proper full English breakfasts are available cooked to order and the produce all comes from local suppliers, at a price of £12. Home-cooked evening meals are available in the cosy pub next door. Contact crowninndialpost@ | 01403 710902 |

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Local guest ales --Good pub food locally sourced --Characterful Inn Rooms

Real Ale, Real Food, Fine Wines Private dining or meeting space available in our snug BnB rooms with proper breakfasts Dog friendly

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Brookhill House Bed and Breakfast Great location, dog friendly family home A beautiful Grade 2 listed family home and gardens set in the glorious Sussex countryside it is the ideal base for exploring the famous gardens of Sussex and Kent, and more of what the area offers…

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Blossom’s Cottage Albourne

Detached single storey holiday cottage on edge of National Park

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The Laurels, Henfield

Our bed and breakfast is located in a quiet, private close in the centre of the village with four comfortable guest bedrooms (two doubles, one twin and one single). Each room comes with en-suite or private bath/shower rooms, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with DVD player, hair dryer, free wireless internet connection and radio-alarm. We have a pleasant resident’s lounge which is a quiet place to relax after a day of sight-seeing, walking, cycling or working. There is off road parking and a secure place to leave your bike overnight. Breakfast is a selection of cereals, juices, fruit and yoghurt from a buffet plus a full English breakfast or a variation thereof or kippers. We can cater for special dietary requirements, but please give details at the time of booking. Price per room for two people is £90 (£50 for the single) per night and includes a full English breakfast. Weekend saver: two night stay for two people in a double or twin only £150 (£85 for the single room). The most unusual request we had was “Can we practice our African dancing in the garden?” Contact: | 01273 493518 |

Newtimber Holiday Cottages, Newtimber

Three holiday cottages, two sleeping four and one sleeping six, located within the grounds of a 17th century moated manor house. Prices from £460 £530 per week. Contact: | 01273 833104

Prospect Cottage, Henfield

Two bed and breakfast rooms to choose from: a twin room with TV and en-suite bathroom and a double room with adjoining bathroom. Price per person is £40 per night and includes breakfast. Contact: | 01273 495498

The Windmill, Littleworth

Our quirky 17th century pub offers bed and breakfast accommodation in four en-suite double rooms (two of which can be arranged as twins), and one family room (with one double, one twin/double and a bathroom). The family room is always popular with young families as the parents can eat downstairs in the restaurant with the children sleeping above with baby monitor. We welcome pets with responsible owners! The recently refurbished rooms have modern bathrooms, pocket sprung beds, high count Egyptian cotton bed linen, flat screen TV and free WiFi. Breakfast is self-service continental on weekdays with free cooked breakfast options on Saturday and Sunday. We still have a public bar which is becoming a rarer thing and two dining areas, one of which is more formal but all very cosy with wood burning stove and open fire as well as resident dogs. We have great locals in our pub - whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you have come from, you will get a very warm welcome. Price per room per night range from £70 for single occupancy to £140 for the Family room on a Saturday if you book directly with us. The most unusual request we’ve had is one lady who did not want to leave her room and had her evening meal in the room! Contact | 01403 710308 |

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Local interest | FEBRUARY 2016 The Whistle Stop, Henfield Our cosy, contemporary, luxury holiday let is situated in a quiet location at the heart of the village just off the High Street. Recently converted from an architect’s studio to a bright and spacious property it is tastefully and stylishly furnished throughout. Ideally suited for two people, there is also a sofa bed in the open plan living area. The property also features a fully equipped modern kitchen, luxurious bedroom with a super king size bed, and a bathroom with a spacious contemporary Hansgrohe walk-in tiled shower with raindance shower head. In addition to the basic pantry items in the kitchen (condiments, olive oil, vinegar, pasta and rice), our guests are offered a starter pack on arrival consisting of tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, homemade jam/marmalade, butter, free-range eggs and a bottle of wine. In winter we also offer a basket of logs for the log burning stove. Guests have access to a secluded shared walled garden with own patio, table and chairs. We don’t accept pets because we have a Jack Russell called ‘Macy’ who likes to play in the garden! The most unusual request we’ve received is enquiry asking to rent the property for three years! Price from £475 for one week with mid-week and weekend breaks also available. Contact: | 01273 492452 |

South Lodge Hotel, Lower Beeding

A five-star luxury country house hotel set in acres of woodland and parkland with 89 individually styled rooms. Prices start from £305 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis. Contact: | 01403 891 711 |

Southdowns Way B&B, Poynings

Bed and breakfast accommodation in a 17th century cottage. Two double rooms, one with ensuite and one with private bathroom. Contact: | 01273 857220 | for price.

Wickwoods, Albourne

Bed and breakfast or room-only accommodation is available at this Country Club, Hotel and Spa. Price from £65 per night. Contact: accommodation@ | 01273 857567 | www.

Woodhouse Cottages, Albourne

Three single-storey country holiday cottages: two with three bedrooms sleeping six each and one with two bedrooms sleeping four. Price from £320 | £340 per week. Contact: | 01273 491142

The George, Henfield

Double, twin and single en-suite rooms are available at this 16th century former coaching inn. Contact: | for price.

The Granary, Fulking

Luxurious holiday house in a converted barn sleeping eight, with the option of temporary accommodation for more. Price from £1,335 per week. Contact: |

Tottington Manor, Edburton

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Running for Loui

here’s a little boy celebrating his first birthday in February. He’s a very special little boy who has met some incredible challenges during his first year, all faced head-on with a huge, winning smile. Little Loui Heath (also known as Loui Legend) is an absolute sweetie, and he has a huge amount of very good friends who are doing their best to help him. Those of us with children will remember those months before they are born, especially our first child; excitement, anticipation and wishing for a happy and healthy baby, regardless of ‘boy or girl’ guessing conversations that everyone else seems so interested in. For Karly and Luke, pregnancy

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was normal and everything was going so well. But when Loui arrived on 8th February 2015 life was turned upside-down. Loui was rushed to Great Ormond Street and diagnosed with the incredibly rare Treacher Collins syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that affects just one in 50,000 babies and can result in cranio-facial deformities, hearing problems, cleft palate and problems with eating and breathing. Little Loui has an extreme form and was struggling to breathe. He was rushed away to be resuscitated before Karly or Luke could see him or even give him a cuddle.

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He was given a tracheotomy and two bonethe wood on your right, continue until you anchored hearing aids to wear on a band reach a stile on your right that takes you into a around his head. So far, he’s spent a huge wood and over a small wooden bridge. Follow OS Explorer Brighton & Hove map amount of hisOL11 little life in hospitals undergoing the path left through a large wooden gate and procedures to allow him to breathe and a past a barn conversion, turning left and through gastrostomy so hecircular can bewalk fed (approximately through a This is a lovely another gate onto a lane. Turn right and follow stomach tube. Karly and Luke spend 24 5.5 miles) through some gloriously peaceful this lane until you reach Fryland Lane. hours a day looking after Loui, he needs his countryside. tracheostomy suctioned during the night and he’s highly susceptible to colds and 5) 5 Turning right, continue along Fryland Lane infections. Loui has athad 1 This walk 1) starts thecountless public cartrips parktojust until you find a footpath signposted on your left hospital and emergency visits to A&E, life with south of The Bull Inn on the A281. The Bull is that takes you across a field towards a wooden aatracheostomy is not(and easy. It’s afriendly big challenge wonderful family dog!) pub with bridge. Cross this bridge and then turn left and for two young new parents. They have a lot a real traditional feel and cosy open fires. Cross head towards the metal footbridge that crosses ofthesupport from Loui’s grandparents, and road and follow the pavement north over the slow moving river Adur. Once over the Loui gives the best reward with his absolutely Mock Bridge. Just after the bridge turn right bridge turn right and the follow the meandering unwavering determination and good humour. through the wrought iron gates on the tree lined river west. So much sotowards that the the nickname ‘Loui Legend’, bridleway beautiful 12th century given to of him early on, has just stuck! church Stvery Giles. When Loui was just a few months old his 6 At the next footbridge (with solar panels), 6) granddad, Darryl Herriott (who works for local the path turns left away from the river and you for the final two miles from the Cat & Canary pub in builder Wayne wasbridleway converting a kitchen 2) the Harrison) church the gets very 2 After follow this until you Farm. Here to Stan’s Bikereach ShackShiprods in Partridge Green on inmuddy, Partridge for it,Alice and right Rohan but Green stay on forking intoJoyce. the Henfield turn left and through a metal gate dogs, and follow Sunday 7th February at 11am. Buggies, bikes, Alice learned of Loui’s a difficult cleft the path across more fields and two final small woods after you cross aneed smallfor stream. Continue families are welcome! You can walk, run, palate operation attention in the US, entire until you reachand a specialist lane where you turn right gates chat as you head back theEvery roadpenny and – anything thattowards suits you! and Karly and Luke had set up a fund to raise andhow follow it until you reach a brick House. Go amble, The Bull Inn and a well earned drink! money this and treatment. a keen runner, Alice raises will go towards giving little Loui legend throughfor a gate turn left,Alice, passing Waterperry wanted to help, theRectory more she heardright. about Loui the best start possible and help him to lead a normal House and the Old on your and his bravery the more determined she became. life. If would like to make a donation, please go to The last section along the river She decided to set herself a challenge… to run Adurmum, is prone flooding in “We verynamed him Loui Karly, to sums it all up. 3) 3 Here walk continues along a beautiful Loui’s 500 miles the for Loui. wet weather, in little which case He came into this Legend as he is our legend... oak-lined lane until fabulously So far, Alice has runyou 463reach miles,theincluding the world continue along Fryland Lane and shocked us both but now we would never be namedGreen Pooks Farm. Keeping the farm onruns yourin Barn’s half marathon, cross-country until you without him. reach He’s ourthe boy.Brick When he looks up at us4 with left, head straight on through the small gate into Wales, Atlanta and at least 350 miles clocked up hisHouse bright and blue retrace eyes andyour beaming smile, that’s all we see thethewoods. on favourite before turning on Downs Continue Link, her very place toright run. and steps back via hard St work seem worth it. We just it makes all the onto a sign-posted grassy footpath bordered She usually finishes with a coffee at Stan’s Bike wish Giles weChurch. could take it all away for him.” with brambles. Therehas are several off to theto Pooks Shack, owner Steve been a paths real support 3 Sarahhelp, Butler Please if you can. Farm COWFOLD left, but wait for the third that is signposted. At her. “We got the idea from the Proclaimers song, the next crossing of footpaths, continue straight initially it seemed a completely crazy distance but Emma Osman on, actually over a wooden stile andthe intojourney. a field. Keeping I’ve really enjoyed Knowing to theLoui left is of going the field head straight on towards what through has motivated me ato Rectory whitegoing,” house.said TheAlice. path curves around the house 5 keep Waterperry ne and through three metal kissing gates until you d La House ylan r F Alice seton herself a target £500 and she’s raised end up the far side ofofthe house. £972 to date through the generosity of many and River Adur the support of friends, PARTRIDGE family GREEN and work colleagues. “The girlsthe at work (Easy Lunch 4 After 4) third kissing gate, Company) cross the have been saidvery Alice. “They’ve been helping field incredible,” (which can be muddy) keeping 6 me and right. inspiring the with whitefundraising house on you Whenme to keep Shermanbury running. I really have them to thank for keeping SHERMANBURY you reach the bottom of the field, Place going through dark winter months.” 2 turn left ontothe a narrow muddy path covered by a daughter, canopy of Ella, has run 100 Alice’s 12-year-old Shiprods Farm andwith brambles. ofhedgerow those miles her, keeping her company The path eventually and inspiring her to keep on running. She even crosses a small bridge ran the Chestnut Tree Hospice Santa Run with and stile you up in Santa outfits. “It was Alice, both and dressed comea lovely out into such thing to do, such fun, hundreds ofMock anotherinfield. runners red Santa suits. A really festive start toBr K eChristmas e p i n g holidays!” 1 the Alice is planning one final push to her 500 miles. The Bull Inn She’d like as many people to join her as possible HENFIELD

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‘Woodman, spare that tree, touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, and I’ll protect it now!”


(Poet George Pope Morris)

here is an oak tree west of Henfield, whose deeply fissured trunk looks so old and mighty that we measured it and it is nearly nineteen foot all the way round. The oldest and biggest-girthed oak in Britain was fifty three foot round its trunk and was thought to be up to sixteen hundred years old, next to a farm in Wales until it fell in 2013. The tree in front of me now is likely to be the Pedunculate oak found in the south – Latin Quercus (oak) ‘Robur’ meaning ‘hard timber’. Gazing up at its spreading crown and hefty limbs, it could have been a young sapling in rural England at a time when the oak forests covering half of Britain were being felled to build ships and towns. I’ve seen woodpeckers fly yaffling into this oaks’ summer cover, pecking at the bark to root out wood-boring insects; bumblebees meandering around its branches, butterflies flitting under its sunlit canopy. This single oak tree supports a vast network of interdependent wildlife through all the seasons, a habitat more diverse than any other native tree. Hundreds of insect species nestle in its bark and feed from its acorns and leaves, like green-roller moth whose caterpillars eat young oak leaves, and acorn weevil who feast entirely on fresh acorn. These insects support a myriad of smaller birds like blue tits and gold finch, and birds like the marsh tit and pied fly catcher will nest in its bark. Sparrow hawks, kestrels and owls will prey on such birds and small mammals living on the woodland floor around the oak. Pipistrelle bats 4 2 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

pick off midges and moths at dusk. Oak trees cast a light shade so an abundance of woodland plants grow underneath: brambles, grasses, ivy, honeysuckle and shrubs. Deep leaf compost built over years nourishes flowers that only thrive in dappled woodland places – wild garlic, bluebells, anenomes for example. In Henfield parish in the spring, along wooded tracks and old cattle drives like Dagbrook Lane, the delicate beauty of these woodland flowers can be seen growing in partnership with the oak. Little creatures like voles and mice rummage in the leaf litter, stag beetles eat dead oak wood make nests there. Alongside Rye Farm land are several large oak trees blasted by winter weather and age – one is almost hollow, ravaged by bracket fungus so its heartwood now appears like some ruined cathedral. Even in death, this oak tree will give life if it is permitted to stay where it falls. Many other fungi and so-called parasites are sustained by the oak tree, the lyrically named ‘silk button spangle gall’ usually appears under oak leaves looking very much like brown buttons and comes from the gall wasp. The generous oak tree deserves our humility in the face of its toughness and longevity – we must always make sure there are big oak trees in Henfield parish. Andrea May

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always used to think of my weight in Stones and pounds. However, since I have been a vet, I have converted to the “newfangled” metric system. We always weigh pets in Kgs. It’s much easier as all the units are divisible by 1000 and everything! I am, however, reasonably adept at converting kgs to lbs for those clients who still practice the arcane arts of the imperial system. 2.2lbs to the kilo, 16 ounces in the pound – 5kg cat therefore 11lbs or 176oz - roughly equivalent to 15.75 Victoria sponges…. Or is it 12? Depends on the flour to egg ratio, I suppose. Height is different – I am 6ft 1inch tall. I’d never dream of saying 185cm – that would just be weird. The reason for the somewhat abstract prologue is that like most of the population, I tentatively (and as light-footedly as possible) stood on the bathroom scales on the 1st January. We have some digital scales, which are not only horribly and indisputably accurate, but also have the ability to display weight in kgs or stones and ounces. When I peered through my fingers at the display, my weight came up in stones and lbs. I’m not one for setting foot on the scales at the best of times (preferring that ignorance is bliss), so the last time that I’d seen my weight displayed as such was when the number of stones was a good couple of digits less! The result was that I nearly jumped out of my skin! This did briefly have the effect of reducing my weight on the scales, however, the effect was short-lived and reality returned, quite literally, with a bump upon landing. I swiftly changed the display to the more familiar kgs, which still showed a healthy amount of growth from the last time, but nothing so dramatic! The experience has at least spurred me on to be healthier this year! On the subject of weight loss, it’s also a good time of year to look at one’s four legged friends and see if they would benefit from losing a few pounds, sorry, grams! With long nights and wet days, walking the dog often slips down the priority list which can exacerbate the problems

with overweight canines. There aren’t many people who take their cat for a walk, so it’s less of an issue for felines, however, there are still plenty of moggies who could do with calorie counting! Amending the diet is the first port of call when trying to get a pet to lose weight – it’s very difficult to achieve through an increase in exercise. You can, of course, simply try reducing the amount that you feed your pet. However, you often need to feed such a small amount of a “normal” commercial diet to achieve weight loss that it’s bordering on a welfare issue! It’s much easier to use a special weight-loss diet – a bit like the slimfast plan for pets. This is designed to help combat obesity while still enabling a reasonable amount to be fed. The specific diet, amount to be fed, frequency etc varies from pet to pet, so if you do want some advice on getting your dog or cat to shed some weight then contact us at the practice to book a FREE weight appointment with one of our nurses. They’ll be able to assess your pet and set up a structured program which is much more likely to be successful! Jonathan Underwood

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General business update


othing too taxing this month, with a look at a few changes affecting businesses… Tax-free Childcare: A new scheme that was intended to run alongside the Employer Supported Childcare Voucher Scheme has been delayed until early next year. Tax-Free Childcare operates independently of employers and allows eligible parents to claim a 20% top-up on childcare costs up to £2,000 per child every year, through a dedicated online Childcare Account from HMRC. To be eligible for TaxFree Childcare, parents must:

ƒƒ Have a child under the age of 12, or a disabled child under the age of 17, when the scheme starts in 2017;

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changes mean that when Companies House is deciding whether the name of a company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is the same as another, by including the word ‘Group’, for example, will be enough to distinguish it from a company with the same name but without the inclusion of ‘Group’. In which case, Companies House will accept it onto the Register. The same goes for the following words: ‘Exports’, ‘Holdings’, ‘Imports’, ‘International’ and ‘Services’. A longer list of words has also been removed from the ‘sensitive words and expressions’ list and will no longer require justification. These include: ‘group’, ‘holdings’, ‘national’ and ‘international’. This change might not be in the best interests of some established companies whose customers might become confused with similar named businesses.

Paul Samrah For more information on naming companies see ƒƒ Not claim tax credits or universal For further help and guidance, please contact credit. Paul Samrah on 01737 778546 or email Whilst employers can elect to pay into the accounts, they are not obliged to. Around 5% of employers currently participate in the Employer Supported Childcare scheme, which allows parents earning more than the National Minimum Wage to claim vouchers for childcare through salary sacrifice. These schemes will continue, but will only be available to employees who register before a set cut-off date. Naming your Company: Companies House has made some changes to what it calls its ‘same as’ and ‘sensitive words and expressions’ regulations. In practice, the

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BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION Blossoms Cottage 34 Brook Hill House B&B 34 The Crown Inn Dial Post 34 Number One The Laurels B&B 37 Hope Cottage 37 The Windmill Inn, Littleworth 34 The Whistlestop 34

GARAGES REPAIRS AND SALES Boretech Engineering Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing

60 66 68 59

Beechcroft Landscapes The Green Reaper Hamfelds Home & Garden Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens

58 57 55 54 24 57


GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART The Steyning Bookshop Shoreham Art Gallery

47 19



Henfield Homes Ltd Optimal Property Solutions PJB Building Solutions Willow Construction


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Know Dementia 15 Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care 67


Strategic Career Decisions


GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING A & S Home Services - Gutter Clearance Just Gutters

59 51


Brown’s Barbers 22 Hair & Co Henfield 39 Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon 49 Natasha’s Beauty Salon 28 Pinks Hair 49


B&I Carpets 58 Selectacarpet 61

Geoff’s Handyman Services Optimal Property Solutions Henfield Homes Ltd

55 62 59

Terry Healy Chimney Sweep


Hamfelds Home & Garden


Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Henfield Help Line PC Doctors (Stanly Associates Ltd)

56 54

The Conservatory Co.





Canine Adventures In The Doghouse Rebecca’s Dog Grooming

20 19 12

BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

61 60

Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician JW Wickens Electrical Ltd Lanmar Electrical Solutions

56 51 61

Westridge Farriers


The Henfield Fencing Co. R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

57 53





Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 45


Cornerweighs 10 Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe 03 Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop 21 taste...deli catering 37


C&T Radmall 47 Henfield Funeral Services 44



Cornerweighs 10 DB Foot Clinic 46 Hear to Listen 18 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 49 Henfield Podiatry Clinic 49 House of Healing 04 Pilates Evolved (Liz Marks) 14 Phil Grant Therapist 49 Slimming World 15 Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health 48

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY East Barn Interiors Ltd Ray Bishop Upholstery Re-Seated (Helen Puxley) Simply Blinding Ltd.

LEISURE, EVENTS & COMMUNITY The Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre Roadmark Travel Tabatha Thomas

Lucy Locksmith 61


Fourseasons Fuel Ltd


Inner Space Office & Storage



Henfield Eyecare



Ovenu-Worthing 55

PAINTING & DECORATING Andrew’s Decorating Ltd Ladies who Decorate


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BRAZIERS MOT only £29.95

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55 51

Mark Atkinson Decorator 60 RJF Decorating 17 Trim Decorating 50


Shiprods Farm Alpacas



Adrian Over 60


A. Stenning 61 Aquatec 58 Aspect Plumbing & Heating 62 CJ Plumbing 56 Jeffery & Dunne Ltd. 58 MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating 60 PST Plumbing 62

PUBS, RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS The Bull Inn Cafe des Amis Cat & Canary Pub The Crown, Dial Post Full of Beans Hare and Hounds, Cowfold Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant Stan’s Bike Shack taste...deli catering The Windmill Inn


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DT Page Printing and Graphic


Steyning Roofing Sussex Flat Roofs

51 50

HBH Rubbish Clearance


Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care The Towers Convent School

47 47 38

Good Start School Strategic Career Decisions

26 45




Amanda Shaw 63 Griffith Smith Farrington Webb 65 The Sussex Wills Office 65


Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage

50 45

Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

54 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites Aerials & More

59 58


The Green Reaper 57 Liquidamber Tree Surgery Ltd. 57 Southern Beeches Ltd. 54 The Tree Works 56

VETERINARY SURGERIES Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


Haigh’s Window Cleaning



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