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Piazza Italia comes to Henfield

March 2016 #116

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






Bro w ns Me a d o w , Ed b urto n He nfie ld , BN5 9LN

Monday to Saturday 8am - 5.30pm Sunday 9.30am - 1pm Jeremy’s, Ansty House High Street, Henfield BN5 9DA

01273 495799 jeremyjezz@aol.com www.jeremysofhenfield.co.uk

Mother’s Day Fresh cut flowers, planted baskets and pot plants

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12 News

It’s March and spring is in the air! We’re so excited about the next Henfield village event - Piazza Italia on Tour! It’s a fringe event as part of Horsham Piazza Italia, where the cars come and visit us, along with an Italian market, street Local Interest stalls and a display other beautiful cars kindly Henfield Leisure Centre’s shown by local enthusiasts. There will be Ferraris, Maseratis, Lambourghinis new Soft Play area and super bikes roaring down the High Street (don’t you just love that noise!) and into the Henfield Hall car park behind Budgens. There will Local Interest be street food stalls and a real Italian buzz, lots of the High Street shops will be opening offering Piazza Italia Tour Italian menus and themed decorations. Please join us and support them, if you’re a car enthusiast or not, there will be something for everyone. Put that date in your diary - Sunday 13th March, and keep Charity your fingers crossed for good weather! After lots of hard work and fundraising, Henfield Tracey’s 500 for 50 Leisure Centre will be opening their Soft Play Area on 19th March. The colourful, spacious area will be a perfect venue for the little ones to burn off Local Interest steam and the cafe is the perfect place for adults Glorious from Henfield to get their own break! Local author Peter James has kindly agreed to open the new centre, along Theatre Company with Sheila Matthews, ex-local councillor, who has been so very supportive of Henfield Leisure Centre since it was built. Please come along and see the Index fruits of their hard work. of advertisers Enjoy March and see you at Piazza Italia! from the BN5 area


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What’s On

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42 Copy Deadline Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Simon Thompson, Paul Samrah, Jonathan Underwood and Martin Love. Cover image by Toby Phillips www.tobyphillips.co.uk copyright Horsham District Council 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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MARCH 2016 | What’s on

Tuesday 1 March

Woodmancote Parish Hall, Age UK Horsham District 8-10pm (& every Weds) Henfield Dementia Club Chatterbox New Morris dancers or musicians Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am welcome. Call Clive Funnell on every Fri) (& every Tues) 01273 494377. For those with dementia & their Fun with pre-school play. £1.50 carers. Price includes lunch, includes refreshments. activities & refreshments. Call Ukulele for Beginners Punjabi Cookery Course 01403 751327. Henfield Haven Lounge, 10-11am Henfield Haven Lounge, £5, booking required on 01273 Women’s World Day of 10.00am-12.00pm (& 8th,15th) Prayer At each session you will make a 494747. St Peter’s Church, 11am-12pm different dish. Eat what you cook! Rhyme Time Service devised by the women £5, to book call 01273 494747. Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am of Cuba, followed by light lunch (& every Thurs, term time) Tai Chi for over 60s (donations). Everyone invited. Maidment Court, 2-3pm (every Tues) Fun with music for pre-schoolers. Community Information

Thursday 3

Knit & Natter

Henfield Unattached

Action for Deafness

Tai Chi for over 60s

Henfield Haven Café, 11am-3pm Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every White Hart, 11am (every 1st Thurs) (& every Fri) 1st Tues) For those who are alone. Call Drop-in & meet your local service 01273 495820 or drop in. Drop-in craft group for adults. providers and organisations. Maidment Court, 11am-12pm (& Henfield Hall, 2pm (all 1st Tues) Hearing aid maintenance clinic, every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thurs) Delight in Dance information, advice & support. Henfield Parish Council AGM Henfield Haven Lounge, 11.30am-12.30pm Garden room, Henfield Hall, New gentle dance class. All 7.30pm welcome. £4. 01273 494747. Pub Quiz for HART

White Hart, 8.30pm (15th & 29th) Know Dementia Teams up to six, cash prize for Henfield Medical Centre, 1.30winners. Call 01273 492006 to 3.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Get Connected reserve table. Henfield Haven Lounge, 2-4pm (& every Thurs) Henfield Computer Club Computers for beginners & Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm computer clinic. £3 (includes coffee). New location! See news item. Thursday Circle

Wednesday 2 The Book Nook

Free Church Hall, 2.30-4pm (& Selection of books, CDs & DVDs. every 1st Thurs) In aid of St Andrew’s, Edburton. Guest speaker Mrs Murphy on the activities of the WI. Green Moments Rock Farm, Washington, 1.30pm Refreshments served. (& every Weds) Rotary Club of Henfield & An outdoor gardening/allotment Steyning session for people with dementia The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, & their carers. 01273 494300 or 7.30pm (& every Thurs) info@knowdementia.co.uk Contact David Andrew on Jolesfield Community Choir 01903 816981 or andrew@ Jolesfield School, 7pm (every Weds) greathampden.net Mindfulness for Relaxation Email e.carey@sky.com Small Dole, 7.30-8.30pm (& Henfield Lions Club every Thurs) George Hotel, 7.30pm (& every Call 01273 494330 or see www. 1st Weds) Call David Pryor 01273 494442. thehouseofhealing.co.uk

Chanctonbury Morris Men 01273 494002

Friday 4

Little Fishes

St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& every Fri) For pre-school children & their carers. Stories, songs & refreshments.

Henfield Camera Club

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm ‘Mix and Match’ - BN5 members battle with a team from other postcodes. Visitors & new members welcome. Contact alec.pelham@btinternet.com

Henfield Garden Club

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Talk by Steve Bradley. ‘Gardeners’ Questions Answered’

Saturday 5

Warren Playgroup Good as New Sale

Henfield Hall, 10-11.30am Sale of children & baby clothes & equipment. Raffle & refreshments. Pre-registration to sell, contact warrengoodasnewsale@gmail.com

Memory Moments Café

Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& 20th) Fun & laughter with games, talk, music, dance etc. All welcome, especially those with memory problems & their family supporters. 01273 494300.

BP Guild Shuffleboard Evening Henfield Hall, 7pm

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What’s on | MARCH 2016 Enjoyable family evening. Tickets The Life of Lloyd (£24 team of 3, £8 individual, presented by Ian Ivatt. includes light bites) in advance from DT Page or Chris on 01273 493514.

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Wednesday 9 HDC Walk

Henfield Byways, 10am (& Weds Mothers Day Lunch 23rd) Cat & Canary Pub, 12pm Meet at Henfield Library, 2-3 Sunday carvery with live music. miles. No dogs. Call Anne on Mum eats free with every table of 01273 49367. 4 diners. Knit and Natter

PG Netball Club

Residents’ Lounge, Rayner Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every (& every Sun) 2nd Weds) Call Edna on 01403 710586 / Knitting for charity. Donated 07708 486973. wool appreciated. Contact Jean Whiting on 01273 493171.

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Here to Hear

Henfield Haven (every Mon) Carers, come & see Althea Haig, our qualified, accredited counselor who is here to listen. To book an appt, call 01273 494747.

Sporting Moments

Royal British Legion Sussex Weald Branch

Cowfold Village Hall, 7.30pm Jennifer Langlands-Pearse on: ‘The Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion’. Contact Branch Secretary at rpm_1960@ hotmail.co.uk

Tenebrae – Music for Easter

St Peter’s Church, 8-9.30pm See www.brightonconsort.org.uk

Saturday 12 HDC Walk

Steyning Cricket Pavilion, 9-10.15am Wiston downland dog walk, 2 miles. Call Ann on 01903 297553.

Jumble Sale & Auction

Henfield Hall, 2pm In aid of Save the Children. For collection or help on the day, call 01273 493172 or 01403 711960.

Lions Race Night

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm In support of St Barnabas. Cash bar.

Schubert Ensemble

Steyning Centre, 7.30pm Presented by Steyning Music Society. Tickets from Steyning Bookshop, 01903 812662.

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Southwater Leisure Centre ‘See How They Run’ Book Nook 10am-12pm (& every Mon) The Barn Theatre, Southwick, The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm Free sports sessions for people 7.30pm (& 10th, 11th & 12th) (& every 2nd Sun) with dementia & a family member. Southwick Players production. Call 01273 494300. Selection of books, CDs and See news item. DVDs. All proceeds to St Crafty Café Andrew’s, Edburton. Henfield Haven Café, 2-4pm (& Henfield Piazza Italia Jazzled Choir every Mon) Bring your own craft to share Corpus Christi Church Hall, 1.30- Henfield Hall car park, 1-3pm with the group. All welcome. Free 3.30pm (& 24th) See article for more information & Jazz, swing & blues choir for all details of car park closure. Henfield Badminton Club including those with dementia Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& and their carers. 01273 494300. every Mon)

Thursday 10

Dance Music through the Decades, 1930 - 1970

Friday 11

Tuesday 8

Talk - ‘Pathlands’

Church House, Church Lane, 7.30pm See news item.

Henfield Flower Club

Henfield Wild Violets WI Garden Room Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& every 2nd Fri) See news item.

St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber, 7pm Henfield Hall, 2.15pm Linda Brayne: ‘New Beginnings’. See news item.

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Our World & Autism

Cowfold Village Hall, 7pm Refreshments followed by Parish Hall, Woodmancote, talks from parents of children 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) woodmancoteparishcouncil@ with autism and author Rachel Wilson. Suggested donation £2. gmail.com Details from Michelle Cresswell Henfield History Group michcresswell@gmail.com Free Church, 8pm (every 2nd Tues) 01403 865200. 8 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts

The Steyning Centre, 10am12pm (& every 2nd Mon) Jane Tapley on ‘Searching for Shakespeare’. Visitors welcome. Contact 01903 297553 or chair@ steyningdfas.org.uk

Adur Valley Fine Arts Society (Henfield)

Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every 2nd Mon) Will Lunn will be taking us ‘Behind the Scenes: Curating an Art Gallery’. Guests £5. Enquiries 01273 494945 or www. adurvalley.org.uk

Tuesday 15 HDC Walk

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MARCH 2016 | What’s on Warninglid, 10am-12.30pm alec.pelham@btinternet.com Wykehurst Park, 4½ miles, no dogs. Meet in Half Moon pub car park, Warninglid. Call Geoff on Church Breakfast Free Church Hall, 9am 01403 258180. Sundowners Ukulele Band Full English breakfast, tea & coffee, plus guest speaker Derek Henfield Haven Lounge, Heyman. All welcome. Tickets 2-3.30pm £4.50 each or £8 for two. You are welcome to bring your own Ukulele and join in! £5, incl. Jumble Sale Henfield Hall, 2pm coffee & cake. In aid of BP Guild. Jumble to hall Trefoil Guild in the morning. Any large items Henfield Guide Hut, 7.30pm (& for collection, call Eric on 01273 every 3rd Tues) 494470. Call Mary on 01273 492351.

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Daly at constancejanetdaly@ gmail.com

Wednesday 23

Resuscitation Class

Don Scutt Memorial Room, Henfield Club, 7-8.30pm HART are offering a free resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (AED) familiarisation class to all local residents. To secure a place, contact Dave Fletcher at dave@ dfletcher.co.uk

RBL Breakfast at Stan’s

Stan’s Bike Shack, Partridge Green, 7-8.30am Garden Room, Henfield Hall, See news item page 13. St Barnabas Outreach 2.30-4.30pm Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am‘Gold & Garnets – Anglo-Saxon 2pm art’, by Judie English. Contact 4Sight The mobile vehicle unit provides 01273 493966. information & advice on all The Hurstpierpoint Singers Henfield Haven Lounge, 10.30am-12pm (every last Thurs) aspects of the hospice’s care. United Reformed Church, Club for those with sight Woodmancote & Henfield WI Hassocks, 7.30pm. problems. Speakers, games, Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every Performance of Stainer’s quizzes and refreshments. 3rd Weds) ‘Crucifixion. Tickets £10 Madajazz Bags – fun bags. 25th (including refreshments) from Birthday presentation of Janet Hassocks Hardware & Janton Good Friday Pound Memorial Trophy. Contact News, Hurstpierpoint, or on the See pages 34 & 35 for service door. details. Val Creek on 01273 958202.

Wednesday 16

WEA Henfield Branch

Thursday 24

Friday 25

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Henfield Medical Centre, 7.30pm Presentation & discussion led by Kirsty Knapp, Healthy Weight Coordinator. Booking advisable.

Thursday 17 Glorious

Henfield Hall, 7.45pm (also 18th & 19th) Henfield Theatre Company production. See article page 42.

Friday 18

Opening of Henfield Soft Play Centre

Henfield Leisure Centre, 2pm Local author Peter James & former councillor Sheila Matthews open this new centre. See article.

Henfield Camera Club

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm 4th Competition. Set subject ‘Geometric’. Ann Smith ARPS will judge the entries. Contact

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St Patrick’s Day

Saturday 26

Sunday 20

Sunday 27

See pages 34 & 35 for service details.

See pages 34 & 35 for service details.

Cat & Canary Karaoke Disco Live band & traditional Irish food. Cat & Canary, 8pm ‘til late

Palm Sunday

Monday 21

Woodmancote & Blackstone Playing Field Ass AGM Sports Pavilion, 6.30pm See news item.

Tuesday 22

Henfield Art Club

Easter Sunday

Easter Quiz & Buffet

Henfield Club, 3pm Families & friends welcome. Activities for all the children.

Monday 28

Easter Monday.

See pages 34 & 35 for service details.

Easter Lunch & Live Music

Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& Cat & Canary Pub every 4th Tues) Call Alan Harrison on 01273 Jam Pot Spring 495262.

Saturday 2 April

Small Dole Tuesday Club

Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Talk by Alan Barwick: ‘Henfield then and now’. Contact Janet



Henfield Village Hall, 10am-4pm Lovely vintage things to buy & refreshments. Call 01273 492913 for more information.

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Peeps & Squeaks Studio Childrens Illustrations

eeps & Squeaks Studio began life as an idea I had during the pregnancy of my daughter, Evie. At that time I dreamt of starting up a small home-based business centred on my passions of drawing, painting and embroidery. I studied printed textiles at college, but mixed media was much more my thing! While other students were busily mixing up dyes and washing down their print screens, I could be found painting directly onto silks, watching as the dye colours ran together, waiting impatiently for the piece to dry and then rushing to the sewing machine to create line and form on top. I loved the free nature of shape and giving my work a painterly feel. I wasn’t very good at the restraints of pattern in repeat! I have always loved to draw. To create a quality of line in pencil and then to add colour and stitch has been at the heart of my work. I studied my MA at the Royal College of Art and learnt so much during my time there. It was also wonderful to spend two years in London. Since moving to Henfield however, six years ago and having children, I wanted a way to get my creative juices flowing again, combined with motherhood. So at the beginning of my idea for my little home-based business, I wondered what my new inspiration could be. My little Peeps & Squeaks, the nicknames for my daughter, Evie and son, Henry. There can be no greater inspiration for me.

Peeps & Squeaks Studio offers bespoke original children’s artwork. Each illustration is hand drawn onto high quality sketch paper or beautiful fine linen canvas, taken from a photograph of your child, niece, nephew or family friend. As the work is completely original it can then be brought to life with paint and hand or machine embroidery. On a simpler piece, fabric can be added for a more mixed media effect. They look beautiful in any setting, and can be framed using a variety of materials and styles including matt white wooden frames. So now, working from my kitchen table (surrounded by the daily wet washing piles, Evie’s crayons and Henry’s toy dinosaurs), I work to create illustrations of my childhood, my children and their friends.

Please have a look at my website: www.peepsandsqueaks.com, for more examples of my work and how to contact me. Alternatively, my phone number is: 07887 551 137.

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News | MARCH 2016 the cost of which has been far exceeded by Nina’s fundraising. Emma Osman

RECORD BREAKING CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS IN ROTARY Over Christmas the Rotary Club of Steyning & Henfield raised £3,000 to help support charities, organisations and people in need. We have also made a significant donation of £6,000 to Water Aid which we are delighted by. Our sincere gratitude goes to Rushfields Garden Centre who kindly supported us with our Christmas collections. Denis Cummings

NINA’S CHARITY CHOP Year 8 Hurst student Nina Schlüter has raised £970 for the Little Princess Trust by donating her beautiful hair to be made into a wig for young children who have lost their hair through cancer treatments. Nina has been growing her hair for four years and hairdresser Sandra Parsons cut an incredible 14” for the charity. Nina said; “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me, I love my new hair, it’s completely different and much, much lighter!” Nina’s hair will now be sent to China and combined with other lengths to create the wig,

DANCE MUSIC THROUGH THE DECADES -1930 TO 1970 You are invited to rekindle those happy times ‘back then’ when you may have tripped the light fantastic; the days of dancing pumps, white or black (bow) ties and long ball-gowns. If you never had the opportunity to join the social set as they partied away, come and share an evening of nostalgia! Tony Strudwick takes us through dance tunes that stretch over a 40-year period. Many of the superb performances to be heard in the programme were given by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra. Come along to Church House on Monday 7 March at 7.30pm, in doing so you will be supporting The Friends of St Peter’s Church. Tickets cost £8 (Members of The Friends: £7) available from Jasmines, the High Street florist; or 01273 492294. Anthony Abbott

HENFIELD FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS As we approach the end of our financial year this month, we are delighted to say we have exceeded our estimate of £5,000 raised for the Hospice. Indeed, the total is only a few pence short of £5,200. Don’t forget the Henfield Lions are holding a Race Night in aid of St Barnabas on Saturday 12 March at 7.30pm in the Leisure Centre. The

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MARCH 2016 | News tickets are £6.50 and a Ploughman’s Supper will be served. Peggy & Fred McComas

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER ‘All round the World…’ On Friday 4 March men and women are joining in a service of hymns and prayers devised by the women of Cuba on the theme: ‘Suffer little children to come unto Me’. Henfield’s service is at St Peter’s Parish Church from 11am-12noon, followed by a super soup, bread and cheese lunch (donations). Men and women, young and old, please come and join us! Ann Bowers

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: BREAKFAST AT STAN’S! The Royal British Legion Sussex Weald Branch are looking for new members (living in Henfield, Cowfold, Bolney, Partridge Green, West Grinstead and Lower Beeding) who do not have to be from an ex-military background, but want to provide your time for help, support, friendship and remembrance activities undertaken locally at our monthly branch meetings and special events. If you are interested in joining our local membership - it’s only £20 a year paid on the day, then register now (Places Limited to 20 only) for the New Membership Recruitment Breakfast by calling Steve Rolfe on 01403 864533 for your “Free Breakfast Roll with Coffee or Tea” at Stan’s Bike Shack, Bines Road, Partridge Green, RH13 8EQ on Wednesday 23rd March, 07:00 to 08:30. There will be a Royal British Legion Presentation of What We Do & New Membership Welcome Pack. The Royal British Legion meets on the second Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Cowfold and the Henfield Club, Henfield on alternate months. Please contact the Branch Secretary, Renford Marsden at rpm_1960@ hotmail.co.uk or 07584 473889. If you are a Twitter user, please follow us at: SussexWeald_RBL Renford Marsden

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HENFIELD HAVEN NEWS Since opening its doors in November Henfield Haven has hit the ground running thanks to a dedicated and talented team of Impact Staff and volunteers from the local community. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we offer all day care for people with high needs, particularly dementia. We can cater for a maximum of fifteen people per day and nearly half of these spaces are already filled. We are regularly receiving new referrals too. We have a newly refurbished Therapy Room that will soon be offering treatments such as chiropody, osteopathy, massage and hairdressing. Lorette Mackie, Henfield Haven

Tabatha Thomas Creative and inspiring knitting workshops and a monthly knit & natter group. Workshops are relaxed and friendly and the number of attendees is kept small so that everyone can get all of the individual attention they need. Contact Linda Brown Phone 07746 121967 Visit www.tabathathomas.co.uk Email info@tabathathomas.co.uk

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Celebrating 10 years of

better days with our clients 2006-2016 Your local, family run home care company is celebrating 10 years of delivering care and support in your community. The familiar green shirts, worn by the Cherish Care Team, are a friendly sight in and around the Henfield area. Look out for our new logo and visit our new website for information about what we do and how we are supporting people to have better days. Come and celebrate with us at local village fayres and events throughout the year.

www.cherishcare.co.uk T: 01273 494990 E: cherishcare@gmail.com

MARCH 2016 | News owned and ran the famous Violet Nurseries on Henfield Common. They were enterprising and pioneering women, selling their products all over the world and to royalty. Their friend and neighbour was Elizabeth Robins, an American actress who lived in Backsettown and was a great supporter of the suffragette movement. Elizabeth went on to become the first president of Henfield WI. Another feisty woman, Margaret Macnamara, a playwright, socialist and feminist, was the first secretary of Henfield WI. These founding members and the Violet Nursery of Henfield were the inspiration for our name. Maureen Fletcher



St Barnabas House is calling ladies to register for their midnight walk on Saturday 25 June, and help raise vital funds for their Hospice at Home night service – which provides care in the comfort of patients’ own homes. Starting and finishing at Worthing Leisure Centre, walkers can choose a 7 or 13.1-mile (half marathon) route along Worthing’s streets and seafront, or a 20-mile route through Worthing to Shoreham and back. Get your friends, family and colleagues together and walk through the night for St Barnabas. Register before 10 April at www.nighttoremember.org.uk/stb at the early bird rate of just £15. Jane Oswin


This is the update received from West Sussex County Council, regarding the 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. We have now been informed by West Sussex CC that the Upper Station Road gas main replacement (two-way signals) will be going on until 18 March 2016. Commencing from the direction of Upper Station Road, the gas main replacement along Church Street will involve road closures until 5th April 2016. The delay has been caused apparently because it has taken longer than expected to get the required licence for the road closures. 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. At the moment, this is the most comprehensive information we can establish, but we will keep you up to date on our website at www.bn5magazine. co.uk or at www.facebook.com/BN5magazine whenever we receive new information. Editor

On the evening of Friday 11 March at 7pm there will be a talk in St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber by the Reverend Peter Owen Jones, Rector at Firle on ‘Pathlands’. He is a charismatic author, broadcaster and speaker about his walks on the South Downs and other parts of rural Britain. Tickets at £10 each (half the proceeds will be for our church funds) will include some refreshments and are available from: Lucy Dalrymple on 01273 832009 / lucy@arboreaters.co.uk for card bookings; Gill Keith on 01273 835013 / gillian.bedlam@ googlemail.com; and Stephanie Anderson at steph. FOOTBRIDGE CLOSURE newtimber@icloud.com Many of you will know that the footbridge between Shirley Murrell Henfield and Ashurst has been closed for the HENFIELD WILD VIOLETS WI best part of 18 months “to protect public safety due to the footbridge being unsafe for people A new WI has just been formed to use.” Henfield Parish Council has received a in the village, meeting on the communication from The Highways and Transport second Friday of each month department of West Sussex County Council from 10am to 12pm in the announcing a 21-day closure of the footbridge Garden Room at the Henfield between Henfield and Ashurst from 12 January Hall. Come along and be inspired; meet new friends, learn new 2016, followed by a closure, but no formal skills hear interesting speakers, get involved in confirmation of when the bridge will be repaired. the place where you live, have some fun and have For further information, contact the WSCC Public Rights of Way Team on 01243 777620 quoting your say in what you would like out of it. footpath number 3625. Why the name ‘Henfield Wild Violets’? From 1903 to 1953 two women, the Misses Allen and Brown Editor

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House of Healing Extraordinary treatment <> Remarkable results

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MARCH 2016 | News VOCAL FUSION Vocal Fusion is a new male-voice acapella chorus, set up by Steyning musician Zoe Peate with John Higgins (bass), David Ellwood (lead) Tam Large (tenor). We sing an acapella repertoire embracing the styles of American song, swing, jazz, secular and sacred music arranged in men’s voice and barbershop style to a high musical standard. Rehearsals include voice work on breathing, vowels, articulation blending, posture, presentation, musicality and listening skills – all vital to reach that ultimate performance level. We are looking to recruit more male singers to sing with us. The key factors are that you have a singing voice, and a willingness to aim for the best possible standards you can achieve. We don’t expect anyone to be a Pavarotti and we don’t expect you to be able to read music but there is a basic level everyone must attain: As a guideline, if you can sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in tune, you should have no problem. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7.45-9.45 in Steyning Methodist Church and anyone is welcome to drop in and see us, sing with us or just watch. Call John Higgins on 01444 482183 for further details or email vocalfusionacapella@gmail.com Zoe Peate

BN5 BIRDS I expect that some of you participated in the RSPB Big Garden Survey. Nigel and I did and were rewarded with a male Blackcap amongst lots of other feathered friends. How lucky was that! Henfield Birdwatch went to The Haven on the Friday 29 January to find out was in their lovely back garden – not a lot! A few Wood Pigeons, a Blackbird and a Dunnock. Even so we had a great time talking to their café customers and we particularly enjoyed chatting to the Haven clients and showing them our photos of birds. We also presented The Haven with a bird feeding station (and some bird food) which is now placed in the back garden where café customers can watch


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and their clients can go outside when the weather is better and enjoy the birds. We expect lots more will be attracted by it. Henfield Birdwatch will drop in now and again to monitor how many more birds can be seen in the garden once the birds are used to the feeding station. A lady contacted me in January to tell me that her flat has a balcony measuring 12ft by 3ft. She feeds the birds and has recorded 18 different species! That made me think, I wonder how many species other Henfield residents have visiting their gardens, courtyards, patios over the year and what they have done to attract the birds. I’d like to hear from you – please call me on 01273 493037 or e-mail debbie.colgate037@btinternet.com Debbie Colgate

CAR PARK CLOSURE The Henfield Hall car park will be closed to public parking on Sunday 13 March from 9am to 4pm in preparation for, and during the Henfield Piazza Italia event. The main event in the Henfield Hall car park is scheduled to run from 1-3pm, although the static car display owners will need access before this time. There will be marshalls managing Coopers Way and advising the public of alternative parking venues which include: the Library car park, the premises of Setyres, the Leisure Centre car park, Henfield Haven (Hewitts), plus street parking in Furners Mead and the High Street. Carol Eastwood Quality childcare for 0 – 7yrs 51 weeks of the year. Drop off & Pick up from St Peters Primary Henfield

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THE LOST WORLD OF THE HENFIELD RAILWAY Have you ever wondered what Henfield Station looked like, or even where it was? Then why not take a trip into the past with the Henfield Museum. This 25-minute DVD will take you back to the 1860s, to the days of the railway navvy gangs who built the line from Brighton to Horsham. You will meet colourful characters like Mr Standing the Station Master, whose affinity with the Railway Hotel (Cat and Canary) was well known. What ‘Push and Pull’ trains, ‘Coffee Pots’ and ‘Spam Cans’ were. All these things will be revealed as you enter the delightful lost world the Henfield Railway. These memories are evoked by this modestly priced DVD on sale at the Museum and Henfield Council Office. Graham du Heaume

THANK YOU FROM KEITH Incredulous, overwhelmed, impressed, humbled, gobsmacked - I have run out of expletives (unusually for me) to describe the enormous support shown for the fund-raising to provide a hand-powered bike to improve my mobility after the life-changing loss of my lower limbs. The support for the quiz on 30 January was massive with about twenty-four teams of eight, ploughman’s supper and an enormous raffle, all contributing to the raising of the sum of £3,926.20 for the bike. I won’t attempt to name and thank all involved as they are very numerous and I am petrified of leaving someone out! Sincere thanks are due to many friends, my own and Phyl’s family, both immediate and extended, the Village Hall and countless people and businesses who so generously supplied donations and raffle prizes. But a big ‘thank you’ to Sue Eastell who masterminded the whole event which, from feedback, everyone seemed to enjoy. Finally, thanks to Cass my daughter and to my wife Phyl who have both supported me tirelessly throughout my predicament. Thank you all sincerely and rest assured that the new bike rider (on three wheels) will soon be as big a nuisance in the village as the previous one was on two wheels! Keith Eager 1 8 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

Please note that Henfield’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 1 March in the Henfield Hall at 7.30pm. All members of the public are invited to attend and to make their views known to Council. Council will also take the opportunity to update those attending on a number of issues currently of interest in the village. Do come along and support the event and raise any concerns that you may have. Parish Councillors will be available after the meeting for an informal chat and light refreshments will be provided. From next month I will be alternating my report with Mrs Carol Eastwood who is the Chair of the Henfield Community Partnership. Hopefully this will give residents a broader view of what is going on in the village over the coming months. You may be aware that this year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, but did you know that Henfield’s old Assembly Rooms (which today are home to Stevens Estate Agents and Age UK), housed the Voluntary Aid Detachment of Nurses and the War Work Depot during the First World War? The women that were based there made over 2,000 items of clothing which were sent to the troops abroad! In September 1918 the building was used to house German prisoners-of-war throughout the winter. Barbed wire was installed across the windows and guards were housed in the caretaker’s cottage. Kevin Wright

PLAYERS WANTED Henfield Cricket Club is looking for more young cricketers to join its Colts section. We are running league sides at U15, U13, U11 and U9, and squad training begins with indoor sessions in March. We would welcome all new players, particularly those just starting out with the U9s (Years 2, 3 or 4 at school). Pre-season training will begin indoor during March. Please contact Ben Helps on 07958 652 105 or at ben.helps@oliverwyman.com Ben Helps

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MARCH 2016 | News EASTER EGG DONATIONS Henfield Funeral Services are kindly asking for the donation of Easter Eggs for the Sunday School Children who attend St Peter’s Church, Henfield and for the Little Fishes Group on a Friday afternoon. Each year we try and support our local community and charities. Last year we donated Easter Eggs to the Dame Vera Lyn Trust which went towards a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt! This year, we have chosen a little closer to home, and thought of the children at St Peter’s Church. All sizes and colours of eggs are welcome and can be dropped off at our premises at The Old Bell, High THANK YOU FROM ALICE & LOUI Street, Henfield. We featured Alice Joyce from Partridge Green Vicky Standing, Henfield Funeral Services in February’s edition of BN5, she was nearing completion of her 500 mile run challenge for little JOB VACANCY AT HENFIELD Loui, who has a rare genetic condition called FURNISHINGS COOK & GIFT SHOP Treacher Collins Syndrome. Alice celebrated her final miles at Stan’s Bike Shack Wanted. Someone, working part time, to join our on 7th February. Her appeal has raised £2,449. Many happy, friendly and motivated team in a leading of those donations came from readers who donated capacity. Varied responsibilities include buying, after seeing the article about Loui’s bravery. shop and window displays, selling and stock Alice said; “I have been overwhelmed by the level admin. Ideal for someone with a creative flair. of support from local people. What an amazing Previous retail experience beneficial. Must be a community, to come together to support Loui, to good communicator, team player and have basic give up their time to walk with us and donate so generously. The support and kindness have left Microsoft Office skills. me speechless and it has been a truly uplifting Please phone 01273 492204 or call into the shop. experience. I cannot thank you all enough.”

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News | MARCH 2016 local bodies we are ready to present the WASP firstly to Horsham District Council (HDC) for their review and approval and then to an independent expert examiner. When those stages are complete the final decision will be yours through a Parish referendum organised by HDC when a simple majority of those voting will approve the plan. The small team at Shermanbury Parish Council thank you for your valuable contribution to this process and your many kind comments of support. Dawn Langston

NEW ALTAR FRONTALS AT ST PETERS St Peter’s Church has undergone something of a ‘textile makeover’ recently, with very beautiful and eyecatching results. Ecclesiastical embroiderer Juliet Hemingray (who created Archbishop Justin Welby’s enthronement robes) has created the designs based upon stained glass windows at St Peter’s and ideas from Church Council. Three new altar cloths, in the nave, the high altar and in the Parham Chapel have been created alongside a pulpit fall. Some of the designs incorporate the St Peter’s keys. The frontals, which took 12 weeks to make, will be used during the Easter and Christmas celebrations. St Peter’s was able to purchase them because of a generous legacy by a Mrs Amy Groves from Henfield.

THE WASP PLAN COMPLETES REGULATION 14 CONSULTATION The Wineham and Shermanbury Neighbourhood Plan (WASP) has now completed the consultation process referred to as Regulation 14. In addition to the national and local bodies that needed to be consulted regarding the content and policies, we have also received feedback from 34 residents of the Parish. This process has confirmed that, on balance, we are proceeding with the right policies and that with a few minor changes to reflect both your comments and those of the national and

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CHURCH BREAKFAST The Evangelical Free Church on Henfield High Street will be serving a full English breakfast with tea and coffee on Saturday 19 March at 9am. Our guest speaker will be Derek Heyman who is a very popular speaker and has entertained us many times before. A really good time will be had by all, so please bring a friend - all are welcome. Tickets are £4.50 each or two for £8. Bob Burley

HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB IS ON THE MOVE The Henfield Computer Club has moved to the Garden Room, Henfield Hall which puts it at the focal point of the village. Our membership is for anyone interested in using computers. You may want advice on acquiring a computer or if you already have one, advice on sending an email, searching the web, making video contact with a loved one or using a specialist application. Irrespective of the machine you have, we are here to help. If it’s not a desktop, bring it along! We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable mentors to assist, in a friendly informal atmosphere. There is always time for a coffee break and chat during the Wednesday morning sessions from 10am to 12pm. Whether you are a total novice or seasoned user, we welcome new members and helpers. Please ring Malcolm Ellis on 01273 493403 or email me@melar.co.uk Sue Willis

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MARCH 2016 | News locum priest an army sergeant and a cockney ‘manmad’ maid with attitude and hilarious confusion and mayhem result. The production runs from 9-12 March at 7.30pm at The Barn Theatre, Southwick Street, Southwick. Tickets priced £11 are available from 01273 597094 or online at www.southwickplayers.org.uk Amanda Reeves

FUND RASING QUIZ NIGHT FOR KEITH EAGER We would like to say thank you to all the individuals and Local Businesses that supported the Quiz Night held on January 30th to raise SEE HOW THEY RUN fund towards a hand/battery powered tricycle for Have you heard the one about the vicar’s wife, Keith following life changing surgery. We raised a the bishop, the parish battle-axe and the German massive £3926.20. Thank you all. POW? Southwick Players are proud to present Sue Eastell ‘See How They Run’ – described by West End critics as a “positive riot” and “a show to leave DONALD HAFFENDEN you exhausted from laughter”. Margaret and family would like to thank Dr Reade It’s World War II and the village inhabitants are and the District Nursing Team for all of their care preparing themselves for imminent threat of Nazi and kindness to Donald in his final illness. We also invasion. Meanwhile, resident spinster and battle- thank relatives and friends for their kind cards and axe Miss Skillon becomes convinced the wife of messages of sympathy and for their attendance her beloved vicar is having an affair and attempts at the service. Please accept this as our personal to expose her. Add an escaped German prisoner of message of thanks. war, a handsome ‘luvvie’ actor, a visiting bishop, a Margaret Haffenden and family

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News | MARCH 2016 WOODMANCOTE & BLACKSTONE PLAYING FIELD ASSOC. AGM The next AGM will be held at the sports pavilion in Blackstone Lane at 6.30pm on Monday 21 March. The playing field and pavilion is a superbly maintained sports facility available to local people. As well as being the home of the Sussex County Cricket Club youth academy, Blackstone Stoolball Club play ladies stoolball through the summer months and in the winter the mini age groups of Henfield FC use the facility. With the Memorial Field on Henfield Common due to undergo extensive drainage works later this year there are also plans afoot to transfer the majority of Henfield Cricket Clubs junior cricket practice to Blackstone. You are welcome to pop along to the AGM and observe the committee in action. Richie Dale

CORRECTION Our sincere apologies for the typing error in our ‘Stay Local’ feature last month. The Haylofts email address should read www.rookcrosshayloft.co.uk Editor

HENFIELD GARDENS AND ARTS A note for your diaries that the festival this year will be held during the weekend of 11 & 12 June. The committee is at present putting together an interesting programme of open gardens and venues with art and music into a handy blue guide which should be available during May. David Hayes

THE CINNAMON TRUST HENFIELD The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to rehome them. This is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together. We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays. We always need new volunteers so even if you can only spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you. Please call 01736 758707, email us at volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk or see www.cinnamon.org.uk Sally Collins

owners meeting other dogs on a walk can be a stressful experience. The Yellow Dog Project has been set up to help dogs that need a bit more space around them while they are out walking. There are many reasons why a dog needs a bit more space: It can be because they are recovering from surgery and can’t play yet. For others it may be because they are in training, but for many it can simply be that they are scared of other dogs due to a previous bad experience. These are usually the dogs that you see barking at other dogs in the street. It can be very difficult for these dogs to move away from other dogs particularly if they are on a lead. The yellow dog campaign involves dogs which do need more space wearing a yellow ribbon or a yellow bandana to indicate to other dog owners that the dog may not appreciate another dog running up to it. Please note - it doesn’t replace a muzzle in aggressive dogs! So, if you should spot a dog with yellow ribbon in future, just give that owner a bit more time to move away from your dog. You can find out more at www.yellowdoguk.co.uk Jonathan Underwood

HENFIELD JOGGERS START RUNNING COURSE Want to take up running? Come and join Henfield Joggers next ‘Start Running /Return to Running’ programme on Wednesday 6 April, 7pm at Henfield Leisure Centre. This is an eight-week walk/run programme building up to a 5k run. The course is led by accredited Leadership in Running Fitness coaches. All levels are welcome, and the routes will be a mix of on/off road. The course costs £25 but includes free membership to Henfield Joggers until January 2017, so you become part of a friendly club for whom socialising is as important as running! If you’re already running and just want some additional motivation, come and join us on our weekly runs around the trails of Henfield and beyond. beginners@henfieldjoggers. co.uk or see www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk Paul Crowe

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he countdown has begun for the opening of Henfield’s very own soft play centre at the Henfield Leisure centre: From Saturday 19 March children from toddlers to 12 year-olds will be able to jump, bounce, slide, crawl and generally let-off steam in our fantastic multi-level ocean-themed ball room! Featuring the latest in soft play equipment and with a dedicated area for toddlers up to the age of three, the centre will promote exciting and adventurous play for children in a safe environment. Active play

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not only helps children to develop better physical, social, mental and emotional skills, it’s fabulous fun as well! The on-site cafeteria will enable parents and carers to meet up with friends and to relax and socialise over a coffee and maybe a slice of delicious cake. It will also provide a variety of drinks and snacks as well as more substantial hot and cold meals for hungry children! A soft play party is perfect for children’s birthdays and other celebrations: there is plenty of space, plenty to do and it doesn’t matter how much noise they make! Our soft play centre will have a dedicated area for hosting parties and we are already taking bookings now! We are delighted to announce that the Henfield soft play centre will be formally opened by local celebrity author Peter James and Sheila Matthews on Friday 18 March 2016. Sheila, as our Parish representative to Horsham District Council, was instrumental in securing finance for the project. We will be publishing the result of our competition to name the soft play centre shortly on our revamped website and information on opening times and prices will also be featured here too so keep checking www. henfieldleisure.co.uk Simon Thompson and the Henfield Leisure Centre Team

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Piazza Italia in Henfield

enfield will be taking on a distinct feel of ‘la dolce vita’ on the afternoon of Sunday 13 March as it plays host to a number of iconic Italian Supercars that will be roaring their way through the village on their tour of Horsham District to raise money for three children’s charities: Chestnut Tree House Hospice, The Children’s Trust and Winston’s Wish. The rural tour is a taster event for the main Piazza Italia event in Horsham taking place on Easter Weekend and there will be up to 23 ‘bellisima’ cars and bikes expected to include Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, an original Fiat 500, two original Minis in ‘Italian Job’ livery, plus Ducatti motorbikes and classic Italian scooters: it will be a real festival of noise and colour!

Needless to say Henfield will be pulling out all the stops to create a ‘favoloso’ Italian feel in the village. The high street shops will be taking part in an Italian themed window display competition in the week running up to the event and many shops and businesses will be opening on the Sunday afternoon itself including: Taste Deli, Café des Ami, Full of Beans and Henfield Furnishings, Corner Weighs, Stokes, Henfield Antiques, River Rose and Village Care. The White Hart will be offering an Italian themed menu all weekend and Hartleys will be offering Italian wine tasting! On the day itself there will be a celebration of all things Italian in the Henfield Hall car park including: a taster of a traditional Italian market

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with authentic Italian food bought to us by Simon Faro; a selection of hot street food from Rushfields; freshly made pizza from the Pizza Oven; and Italian ice cream from Gelato Gemelli. The Steyning Cadets Brass Band will be providing the musical entertainment between 1pm and 2pm. There will also be a display of classic/sports cars kindly brought along by local enthusiasts. The Henfield Hall car park will be closed to cars on the day so the organisers would like to encourage residents to walk into the village if possible. And of course there will be the cars! The tour will start in Horsham and go to Billingshurst, Pulborough, Storrington and Steyning before finally arriving in Henfield (they are obviously saving the best for last!) The cars are scheduled to arrive in the Henfield car park at around 2.15pm where they will stay for about half an hour for allow members of the public to enjoy them before leaving at approximately 2.45pm to return to Horsham: no doubt they will be making a very noisy entrance and exit! If anyone would like to join the day with their own vintage or supercar they are very welcome – please contact the organisers to find out more (details below).

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The Piazza Italia tour is shaping up to be an ‘evento straordinario’. A huge amount of work has been put into creating a wonderful experience for residents and visitors alike and we look forward to seeing you all there! Sarah Butler If you would like to be involved in Henfield Piazza Italia please contact Carol Eastwood at Henfield Community Partnership - cmeastwood@hotmail.com

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One thing a microchip can’t do is act as a tracking device. Unfortunately the technology is currently too small to fit in a microchip which is the size of a grain of rice. If you happen to be some kind of techno guru and think you can make this possible now, then you could make a lot of money! It’s the kind of thing that would allow you to saunter in to the dragon’s den with a justified sense of superiority and watch as Peter Jones et al try to woo you with their business connections….

s you may or may not be aware, there is a significant change to the law occurring in April which affects all dog owners. This is the fact that from April 2016 ALL dogs over the age of 8 weeks old will have to be microchipped. If your dog is already microchipped then this will make no difference to you, however, if you own a dog which is not microchipped then you only have until the One other thing to mention is that while the law is only changing for dogs, all of the above end of March to rectify this! reasons apply just as much to cats. Stray cats Other than the change in the law, there are far more common than stray dogs – if one are several other reasons to get your dog does turn up in your garden and you’re unsure microchipped. The most obvious and where it came from then it’s always worth important reason is that if your dog goes getting it checked for a microchip – don’t just missing, then the chances of getting it back if feed it! it is chipped are much, much higher. The first thing we do at the practice if we are presented So, hopefully you can see both the reasons with a stray dog is scan it for a microchip. If and the benefits behind getting your dog (or it comes up positive, then we can obtain cat!) microchipped. If you need to get your the owner’s contact details via a national dog microchipped before the law change, database and get in touch with them - simple. then good news: No chip? Unfortunately, the only call we can We’re offering a discounted price of only then make is to the dog warden – unless the £15.00 for ALL microchip implantations rightful owner comes forward in time. in the month of March. Secondly, a chip is a way of unequivocally Additionally, if your pet is on our identifying your dog. This has implications for Practice Health Plan, then the pet travel scheme (for which a microchip is a microchip is completely already mandatory) and in the rare, but stressful FREE! Implanting a situation where there is a dispute over a dog’s microchip is quick and ownership. Dog theft is especially unusual in our simple and can be done area, but it does happen. If your dog is stolen, in a normal consultation. you’ve a much better chance of getting him Please contact us for more or her back if there is a microchip implanted. information or to book Additionally, a microchip has proven useful your pet in. to tell the difference between two identical Jonathan Underwood siblings on a number of occasions! Please feel free to contact Jonathan and Annelise Underwood MRCVS and Associates to discuss any aspect of your pets’ care at the practice. The Old Bakehouse Wantley Cottages

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500 for 50: The challenges continue… Y

ou will have already read about Tracey Prescott in BN5, the Henfield fitness fanatic who decided last year to give herself an almighty challenge in her 50th year. She decided to cover 500 miles of fitness challenges during organised events, to raise money for Henfield Leisure Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support, all within a year. She’s already completed 300 miles, with various runs, cycle rides and adventure challenges, and is set to complete the full 500 miles over the weekend of 2nd & 3rd April, with the help of some very good friends. Tracey intends to complete 200 miles by bike, with two 100-mile round-trip rides over the course of one weekend. Eight cyclists will complete both days. Cycling with Tracey are Adrian Hillman, Di & Henry Game, Mark Frances, Chantelle Muzeen, Sammy Bremner and Anthony Scutt. Other cyclists Kirsten Daly, Kenny Wyatt and Anya Komazec are completing 100 miles and there are a whole group planning to cycle the last 30 with them all. Tracey’s fundraising target is a challenge in itself - £5,000. “I am doing this in memory of a very dear friend, Gary Dunk, who lost his battle with cancer. He and his wife and children were given such incredible care and support by Macmillan. The other half of the money will go to local charity Henfield Leisure Centre. A lot of people don't realise they are entirely self-funded, it takes a lot to keep them running. The team at HLC has been so

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supportive, helping me to train and running some brilliant classes, my routine is never dull. Two of the personal trainers are joining me on the 200 miles. They are currently fundraising for new equipment and for the café and soft play extension.” As part of the 777 team, Tracey and her sister Sammy led the efforts to raise an incredible £8,000 for Henfield Leisure Centre some years ago and the same amount for Clic Sargent. Many of the cyclists are members of HLC who Tracey has met during training classes for Spin, Personal Training in the gym and Pump. Adrian Hillman has led extra cycle training on his off-road bike rides. “We’ve got a great support team arranged too, led by Steve Prescott. We’ve planned some really good routes incorporating some easy off road, cycle path and quiet road routes. It’s really not a race and we’ll cycle as a team where we can. Macmillan has given us some great advice and help. We’re still looking for riders and support help, please let us know if you’d like to join in.” I ask Tracey what the most difficult part of the challenge will be. “Getting out of bed on Sunday morning on 3rd April, I think it will be a struggle!” We’d like to wish Tracey and the team lots of luck for their 200 mile weekend. If you would like to support Tracey and the team in their 500 for 50 efforts please go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/777fundraising Emma Osman

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Local interest | MARCH 2016


he real life story of Florence FosterJenkins, the worst opera singer in the world, is coming to the Henfield Hall in March. But don’t be put off by the concept of bad singing; this is a hilarious and touching comedy. The play, called ‘Glorious’, written by Peter Quilter, is the next production to be staged by the Henfield Theatre Company (HTC). Florence Foster-Jenkins was a New York heiress and socialite who lived her life and spent her wealth on promoting herself as an operatic diva. Unfortunately, the singing voice that she heard in her head was not the same voice that her audiences heard! However, her sheer determination and self belief won her many supporters and fans and she ultimately succeeded in her lifetime goal of appearing at Carnegie Hall. In ‘Glorious’ she is living in a hotel apartment with her partner, St Clair, an out of work English ‘actor’, and her Mexican maid, who speaks no English. She is encouraged in her singing by her eccentric friend Dorothy, and her pianist, Cosme. The play follows her career in the latter years of her life and is true comedy without being unkind. Despite her atrocious singing, she engenders great love and support from those who know her, and for sheer entertainment this is a play not to be missed. As well as telling the background story, HTC will recreate something of the atmosphere in Carnegie Hall while portraying some of Florence’s performance. This is a unique play and very challenging for HTC’s leading lady, Jane Haines (playing Florence), who is herself an accomplished musician and singer. She has had to master the tricky art, for her, of singing out of tune! This wonderful story has not escaped the attention of Hollywood; A new film called ‘Florence FosterJenkins’ and starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, is due to be released later this year. Luckily 4 2 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

we may not need to wait for that to appear as our own HTC are well ahead of the game! This promises to be an evening of great entertainment, interspersed with some very touching moments, in the life of this unique performer. The play is directed by Anne Stern who is a very well known face on the Henfield stage, as well as an experienced director. Martin Love The performances take place Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 March 2016 at The Henfield Hall, starting at 7.45pm. Tickets, priced £8 and £10, are available from the Box Office at Henfield Furnishings on Henfield High Street (01273 490080). The production is sponsored by Hartleys. HTC wishes to thank the Theatre Royal in Brighton for allowing publicity photographs to be taken in the theatre. For more information see the HTC website: www.henfieldtheatrecompany.com

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ƒƒ On death before age 75, pension funds can be paid

via income or lump sums, tax free to your nominated death beneficiaries. After 75, any income or lump sums are taxed at the beneficiaries’ marginal Income Tax rate, except lump sums paid out in 2015/16 which are taxed at 45%.

Asset Transfers between spouses/civil partners are not chargeable to CGT, so consider transferring income-producing assets to a spouse/civil partner paying a lower rate of tax. You then use two Personal Allowances (of £10,600 for 2015/16), & Investments Basic Rate bands (up to £31,785 of the remaining ƒƒ Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs), Seed income). Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) & Venture ƒƒ If born before 6 April 1938, a way of using age Capital Trusts are very high-risk investments. However, all offer some Income Tax & CGT reliefs. allowances is by sharing income producing assets to keep adjusted individual income below £27,700. ƒƒ New Stocks and Shares ISAs (NISAs) are available ƒƒ Income producing assets can be given to children to anyone aged over 18, up to a maximum investment of £15,240 per person in 2015/16. You cannot carry over 18 to use their Personal Allowance & lower tax forward any unused ISA allowance. 16 & 17 year olds rates, if the gift is from their parents. Remember can invest up to £15,240 in a NISA, but only the cash parental gifts to under 18’s will normally result in component. parents being subject to tax on income arising, if income exceeds £100pa (or £200 if from both parents). ƒƒ Junior ISAs are also available to under 18s, up to ƒƒ Business owners, instead of taking additional salary, a maximum investment of £4,080 for 2015/16. You should consider this if you have used your annual consider paying a spouse/civil partner as an employee, NISA allowance. ensuring that income stays below £42,385, £100k, or £150k avoiding higher Income Tax rates or under £50k, to For further help & guidance, please contact Paul avoid losing Child Benefit.

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Roger Minost Architect


Brook Hill House B&B Number One The Laurels B&B The Whistlestop

33 33 33

Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builders Optimal Property Solutions PJB Building Solutions Willow Construction

62 59 51 55 54 56

Cherish Care Know Dementia Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care

14 13 67

B&I Carpets Selectacarpet

58 61

Terry Healy Chimney Sweep


Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Henfield Help Line PC Doctors (Stanly Associates Ltd)

56 54

The Conservatory Co. Countryman Improvements

50 37

In The Doghouse Rebecca’s Dog Grooming

18 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











FENCING, GATES & SHEDS Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

45 57 53


Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 45


Cornerweighs Jeremy’s Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop taste...deli catering


40 04 11 21 29

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

47 44

Boretech Engineering Braziers Garage Henfield

60 66


Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing Setyres

02 59 68


Beechcroft Landscapes The Green Reaper Jack’s Mowing Hamfelds Home & Garden Martin Standing Garden Maintenance Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens

58 57 24 55 60 54 25 57



Katherine Lawrie Jewellery Peeps & Squeaks Studio The Steyning Bookshop

49 10 47

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Al-Baddar Gents Hair Salon Brown’s Barbers Hair & Co Henfield Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

32 22 39 33 26 49

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Geoff’s Handyman Services Optimal Property Solutions Henfield Homes Ltd

55 55 59


Hamfelds Home & Garden


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40 46 49 49 49 16 48

East Barn Interiors Ltd Ray Bishop Upholstery Re-Seated (Helen Puxley) Simply Blinding Ltd.

26 32 32 52

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47 17 45 38

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Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

54 62

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