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April 2016 #117


Henfield Neighbourhood Plan: Your village needs your vote

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


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APRIL 2016 | Contents

Editor’s LETTER

07 What’s On listings



Our April front cover is particularly ‘Henfield-y’ as a reminder of the many great things about our village. We’re faced with some stark decisions from the BN5 area about the future of Henfield - to balance a need for affordable housing (with spiralling costs making it near-impossible for young people to get a foot on the housing ladder) with the need to protect Local Interest our beautiful countryside, make sure there are Henfield’s Piazza Italia in adequate facilities for any new housing and close the doors on speculative development proposals pictures by those keen to line their own pockets with no regard for local opinion or the countryside. Henfield Neighbourhood Plan has been Local Interest The developed over a very long period by local people, the Community Partnership and Parish Councillors Vote for the Henfield - it’s been through the referendum process and Neighbourhood Plan now it’s time to vote on whether this plan should be implemented. Please don’t miss this vital opportunity to have your say on 12 April - see the article from Henfield Parish Council on page 30. Countryside We hope you enjoyed Henfield’s Piazza Italia, the The River Adur sun shone and visitor numbers far exceeded our expectations. Feedback has been very positive, if we have the opportunity to hold the event next year then we will make the Italian market bigger Local Interest and better - and know to expect lots of people! Ranie’s Punjabi cookery Thank you all for coming out and supporting local businesses, it’s really appreciated. Carol courses at The Haven Eastwood and her team from Henfield Community Partnership worked really hard to make it all happen - without volunteers we’d be lost - a big Index thank you to everyone who helped. of advertisers Enjoy April, and don’t forget to vote!



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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Ray Osgood, Andrea May, Alexa Mallet, Heather Smith and Paul Samrah. Cover images by Emma Osman, Amanda Lucas and copyright Henfield Parish 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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Copy Deadline Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the May issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 1 April.

For editorial submissions email Emma Osman editor@bn5magazine.co.uk or just call us for a chat on 01273 494002. You can catch up with the latest news and events at www.bn5magazine.co.uk

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Friday 1 April

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm or Ben.Helps@oliverwyman. ‘Atlantic to the Mediterranean’ com. Henfield Dementia Club presented by Ken Scott ARPS. Talk with Musical Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& Visitors & new members Illustration every Fri) welcome. Contact alec.pelham@ Newtimber Place, 7pm For those with dementia & their btinternet.com Speaker Jonathan Hinden on carers. Price includes lunch, the opera ‘Carmen’. Tickets £20, activities & refreshments. Run by incl refreshments. Proceeds to Age UK Horsham District. Call Jam Pot Vintage Fair Newtimber church PCC. 01403 751327. Henfield Hall, 10am-4pm Information & Advice Vintage things to buy & Henfield Haven Café, 11am-3pm refreshments. Call 01273 492913 PG Netball Club for more information. (& every Fri) Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm Drop-in & meet your local service Memory Moments Café (& every Sun) providers & organisations. Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& 16th Call Edna on 01403 710586 / & 30th) Boards & Banter 07708 486973. Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every Games, talk, music, dance etc. All welcome, especially those 1st Fri) A selection of board games & with memory problems & their Monday Market family supporters. Call 01273 Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& jigsaws plus refreshments. 494300. every Mon) Little Fishes Colts Training Session Stallholder vacancies. Call David St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& on 01273 493365. Henfield Cricket Pavilion, every Fri) 4-5.30pm Sporting Moments For pre-school children & players welcome, Southwater Leisure Centre their carers. Stories, songs & New particularly the U9s (Years 2, 3 or 10am-12pm (& every Mon) refreshments. 4 at school). Call 07958 652105 Free sessions for people with Henfield Camera Club

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Hyatts Hair are looking for TWO new faces to join our expanding team. We are looking for a experienced, friendly, hardworking stylist to work either part time or full time There is also an opportunity for an apprentice to join our team of stylists. If you are a school leaver and have dreams of becoming a hairdresser of the next generation- then get in touch with us. Please drop in with your CV to Hyatt’s Hair or email us at lana@paternoster.me.uk 01273 492154 www.hyattshair.com salon@hyattshair.co.uk Ivy House, High Street, Henfield,West Sussex, BN5 9HN

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APRIL 2016 | What’s on dementia & a family member. Selection of books, CDs & DVDs. Delight in Dance In aid of St Andrew’s, Edburton. Henfield Haven Lounge, Call 01273 494300. 11.30am-12.30pm Craft-a-Noon Green Moments Henfield Haven Café, 2-4pm (& Rock Farm, Washington, 1.30pm Gentle dance class. £4. To book call 01273 494747. every Mon) (& every Weds) Join in with craft activities. Outdoor gardening/allotment Get Connected Henfield Badminton Club session for people with dementia Henfield Haven Lounge, 2-4pm & their carers. Contact 01273 (& every Thurs) Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& 494300 or info@knowdementia. Computers for beginners & every Mon) co.uk computer clinic. £3 incl coffee.

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Games Club

Henfield Haven Café, 2-4pm (& Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am every Weds) (& every Tues) Enjoy a card or board game. Fun with pre-school play. £1.50 Free. includes refreshments. Bingo

HDC Walk

Thursday Circle

Free Church Hall, 2.30pm Talk on the work of the Air Ambulance plus refreshments. All welcome.


Sobell Court, 2.30pm (& every Maidment Court, 7pm (& every Steyning Health Centre, 11am Weds) Thurs) (& 19th) Contact 01403 226178 or carol. Rotary Club of Henfield & 2-mile stroll. Call Linda on 01903 rawlings@saxonweald.com Steyning 816865. Henfield Joggers The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, Tai Chi for over 60s Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& 7.30pm (& every Thurs) Maidment Court, 2-3pm (& every every Weds) Contact David Andrew on Tues) Open to all. See www. 01903 816981 or andrew@ Knit & Natter henfieldjoggers.co.uk greathampden.net Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every Jolesfield Community Choir 1st Tues) Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Henfield Wild Violets WI Drop-in craft group for adults. Weds term time only) Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Action for Deafness Email e.carey@sky.com 10am-12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st Henfield Lions Club Tai Chi - exercise & relaxation. Tues) Call Joan on 01273 491235. Hearing aid maintenance clinic, George Hotel, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) information, advice & support. David Pryor on 01273 Deaf Awareness Training Call HDC Walk 494442. Henfield Haven Lounge, 2-4pm Chanctonbury Morris Men Steyning Cricket Pavilion, Henfield Parish Council Meeting 9-10.15am Woodmancote Parish Hall, Wiston downland dog walk, 2 Garden room, Henfield Hall, 7pm 8-10pm (& every Weds) Henfield Garden Club New dancers or musicians miles. Call Ann on 01903 297553.

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welcome. Call Clive Funnell on Bangers & Cash Lunch Henfield Hall, 7.30pm (& every 01273 494377. Free Church Hall, 12-1.30pm 1st Tues) In aid of Henfield Friends of St Talk by Barry Newman. ‘The Barnabas. £5 (Children £3). Modern Kitchen Garden’

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Henfield Computer Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& every Weds) For anyone wanting an introduction to computers or wishing to improve their skills. Pop in or call 01273 493403 for further information.

The Book Nook

The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am (& every Weds)

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Rhyme Time

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Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs, term time) Book Nook Fun with music for pre-schoolers. The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm (& every 2nd Sun) Henfield Unattached Selection of books, CDs and White Hart, 11am (& every 1st DVDs. All proceeds to St Thurs) For those who are alone. Call Andrew’s, Edburton. Live Music 01273 495820 or drop in. Henfield Club, 1-3pm Tai Chi for over 60s Maidment Court, 11am-12pm (& Music from the 60s to the present day by local musician André Zef. every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thurs) Free. For even more events listings go to www.bn5magazine.co.uk | 7

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Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts

Henfield History Group

Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) AGM followed by ‘Elizabeth Robins and Backsettown’ by Alan Barwick.

The Steyning Centre, 10am12pm An illustrated lecture on “Watts Gallery”. Guests welcome. Pub Quiz Enquiries 01903 297553 or White Hart, 8.30pm (& 26th) chair@steyningdfas.org.uk Teams up to 6, cash prize for winners. In aid of HART. Call Adur Valley Fine Arts 01273 492006 to reserve table. Society (Henfield) Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every 2nd Mon) HDC Walk ‘The World of Grayson Perry with Henfield Byways, 10am (& Weds Ian Swankie’. Guests welcome 27th) (£5). Enquiries 01273 494945 or Meet at Henfield Library, 2-3 see www.adurvalley.org.uk miles. No dogs. Call Anne on 01273 49367.

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Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Free Church Hall, 7am-10pm Your chance to vote on the future of your village. See article for more information.

Quiz Afternoon

Henfield Haven Lounge, 2-4pm £5 incl tea & cake.

Henfield Flower Club

Knit and Natter

Carers Support Group

Henfield Haven, Lounge, 9.3011.30am

HDC Walk

Maplehurst, 10am Meet in White Horse pub car park, 5 miles, no dogs. Call Geoff on 01403 258180.

Coffee Morning

St Peter’s Church, 10.30am In aid of Terry’s Cross Care Home.

Sihk Festival of Vaisakhi

Cat & Canary, evening Tahli Platter with unique festival dishes. Booking essential. Call 01273 492509

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Residents’ Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every Henfield Camera Club 2nd Weds) Knitting for charity. Donated Free Church Hall, 7.30pm wool appreciated. Contact Jean Members evening. Contact alec. pelham@btinternet.com Whiting on 01273 493171.

Henfield Art Club Painting- Saturday 16 in Session Coffee Morning & Bric-aGarden Room, Henfield Hall, Brac Sale

2-4pm (& 27th) Henfield Hall 2.15pm (& every British Legion Meeting 2nd Tues) Stephanie Laing’s title is ‘A Wood Henfield Club, 7.30pm Speaker Richard Card on: ‘OP Affair’. Guests welcome, £5. Herrick, Afghanistan – The TDA Woodmancote Annual Story’. Contact rpm_1960@ Parish Meeting hotmail.co.uk for more Parish Hall, Woodmancote, information. 6.30pm Hall AGM followed by Parish Council meeting and APM at 7.45. Email London Coach Trip woodmancoteparishcouncil@ Henfield Post Office Bus Stop, gmail.com 8.45am

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Day trip to London. Drop off and return (6.15pm) Wardolf Hotel, Aldwych.

Henfield Bowling Club, 10am12pm Coffee/tea & cakes plus brica-brac. To donate call Jean Chamberlain 01273 492809.

Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2-3.30pm In aid of St Peter’s Primary School, Henfield. Auction & refreshments. Donated jumble to hall from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The Rock Solid Choir

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APRIL 2016 | What’s on Henfield Haven Lounge, 6.30Free Church, 4pm Refreshments afterwards in Hall. 8.30pm (& every Weds for 6 wks) £50 for whole course. Eat what Donations for charity. you cook! Booking essential on Fun Quiz 01273 494747. Henfield Guide Hut, 7.15-10.30pm Teams of 6 or 8. Bring own drinks and glasses. £7 incl ploughman’s. Adur Valley Fine Arts

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Society (Henfield)

See news item. Tickets £10 from Jasmines Florist, or 01273 492294.

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Meet the Artist Week

Shoreham Gallery, Shoreham, (until 30th) Talks &demonstrations. See www.shorehamgallery.co.uk

Henfield Hall, 10.30am Study day. See website for Newtimber Place, Newtimber, further details. 2.30pm Henfield Art Club In support of Newtimber Church. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Refreshments available. Earth Day 7.15pm (& every 4th Tues) Henfield Haven Garden, 1.30Member led presentation. Call 3.30pm Alan Harrison on 01273 495262. Prize Bingo Planting flowers to celebrate Tuesday Club Henfield Haven Lounge, 2-4pm Earth Day. Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Cost £5. Includes tea/coffee and (& every 4th Tues) cake. Contact Janet Daly at Resuscitation Training with Garden Club Coffee constancejanetdaly@gmail.com Morning & Plant Sale HART

NGS Open Garden

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Henfield Haven Lounge, 7-8.30pm Free., To book a place, call Dave Fletcher on 07778 570937 or dave.j.fletcher@btinternet.com

Trefoil Guild

Henfield Guide Hut, 7.30pm (& every 3rd Tues) Call Mary on 01273 492351.

Henfield Friends of St Barnabas Free Church Hall, 7.30pm Members meeting

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St Barnabas Outreach

Wine Tasting Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm The Plough, all evening Membership information Sample the delights of Spanish available on the day. wines & food. Booking essential. £25 per head. Call 01273 St George’s Day Family 492280. Celebration

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Henfield Club, 12.30-3.30pm BBQ plus traditional games, & face 4Sight painting. Inside if weather bad. Henfield Haven Lounge, PART Jumble Sale 10.30am-12pm (& every last Thurs) Henfield Hall, 2pm Also teas, raffle & auction. For Club for those with sight collection of jumble/auction problems. Occasional speakers, items, call 01403 713383 or bring games, quizzes and refreshments. to hall on morning.

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Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am-2pm Albourne Village Hall, 2-4pm Mobile unit providing information Cream tea, cakes and plant sale. & advice on all aspects of the Mary How Trust Quiz Night hospice’s care. West Chiltington Village Hall, 7pm Action for Deafness See news item. Henfield Haven Quiet Room,

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Hanging Baskets

Henfield Haven, 2-4pm Adrian from Rushfields will be demonstrating the art of planting beautiful hanging baskets, which will be displayed all summer at The Haven.

Cockney Night 2-4pm (& every Weds) Hearing aid maintenance clinic, Cat & Canary, evening information, advice & support. See The Hat Man. Enjoy a special Henfield Leisure Centre Woodmancote & Henfield WI menu of Pie, Mash & Liquor, Jumble Sale Bacon Pudding or Fish & Chips. Henfield Hall, 2pm Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every To book, call 01273 492509 Plus auction & raffle. Jumble to 3rd Weds) hall from 9am. No large items. ‘Secret Gardens of Sussex’ by Lesley Chamberlain of NGS. Friends of St Peter’s Contact Val Creek on 01273 Henfield Bowling Club Church Royal Tea 958202. Open Morning Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Punjabi Street Food Daisycroft, 10am-1pm 3-5pm Cookery Course See news item.

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ALICE’S DOG GROOMING NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS Local Dog Groomer, Alice Taylor opened her first shop in Caudle Street in the heart of Henfield on 19 March. Having trained at Plumpton College, Alice holds a Level 3 City & Guilds Dog Grooming Qualification, and has worked at a local kennels for the last six years. Alice, who also runs a dog walking service, said: “I’m so excited to be opening Alice’s Dog Grooming in Henfield. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the local community, everyone has been so welcoming and kind! I also can’t thank my family and friends enough for all the work they’ve put in to help me launch the business!” Alice, who prides herself on offering a flexible seven-day service, set up the business at her home in Lower Beeding, and has been grooming dogs in her parents’ conservatory. Moving to Caudle Street, the business offers a variety of services for dogs of all sizes, from a quick bath or nail-clipping to a full pamper session. There will also be a small seating area at the front of the shop, with a selection of luxury gifts available for every man’s best friend. For more information pop in or see www.alicesdoggrooming.co.uk Alice Taylor

Shermanbury Parish Council has updated the Neighbourhood Plan (WASP) to reflect the comments from both the Parish residents and national and local bodies and it has been passed to Horsham District Council for review by an independent expert examiner. The independent examiner may make recommendations for change where necessary and then the final WASP will be subject to a Parish referendum. This will be one of the most important votes in Shermanbury within living memory. The WASP will provide protection against developments which are contrary to its policies. This may prove essential if we are threatened by major developments and the number of houses required with the District is required to increase, putting every field and open space at risk of housing and infrastructure development far larger than the maximum of 29 additional homes we have proposed. Paul Lightburn

HENFIELD ART CLUB Artist and teacher Marcus Finch’s demonstration entitled ‘Turning on the Light: a Sussex landscape in Summer’ was a welcomed return. Using acrylics, he provided many tips and showed us unique techniques on how to paint the South Downs with fleeting sun dappled colours. Our upcoming evening event is a Club Member-led presentation at 7.15pm on Tuesday 26 April in the Garden Room at Henfield Hall. Painting-in sessions are 2-4pm Wednesdays 13 and 27 April in the Garden Room. Visitors are welcome to attend all these occasions. See selection of members displays in the Committee Room and do make a diary note for 11/12 June for our Henfield Gardens and Art exhibition. Contact Kenneth McIntosh on 01273 965243, or see www. henfieldartclub.co.uk Kenneth McIntosh

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APRIL 2016 | News BROWNS BARBERS ON THE MOVE It is with some regret and sadness that I shall be shutting down the Henfield branch of Browns and relocating to Steyning at the end of March. It’s been a great couple of years and made some good friends and had some great times, but change is necessary and good. I’ve secured a whole corner in cobblestone walk off the high street including a little courtyard which will be lovely to sit outside come the summer. I will have two units: one will have two barber stations and the other will have waiting area also selling collectables and small antiques, something I wanted to do for ages. I look forward to welcoming all my customers over there. James, Browns Barbers

SOCIAL MEDIA ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED Are you savvy with using Facebook and Twitter and other social media? Can you spare a little bit of time to help a really worthwhile local project? If you are able, then the Henfield Scout Centre Building Appeal committee urgently need you to take charge of the Appeal’s social media accounts and advertise our cause. Please contact Dave Malkin on 01273 493843 / 07929 840321 or Clarkesmeadtrust@mail.com Dave Malkin

HENFIELD BRANCH ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK Yet another successful afternoon tea was enjoyed by and enthusiastic band of supporters on Valentine’s Day in Henfield. Many thanks to Pauline Beale and her helpers, many of whom also help at the Self Help Group. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported the event which raised over £400. We look forward to seeing you all again at the Ploughman’s Lunch on 29 May in the Henfield Hall (12–2pm), tickets £6. Maureen Dexter

NEW DIRECTOR AND NEW PRODUCTION FOR HEBER OPERA The new production is the famous Pearl Fishers opera by Bizet. With a cast of four principals and 20 chorus it will be performed in the round and sung in English. The show runs during the last two weeks of May. It is in Hurstpierpoint at the Village Centre on 22 May at 6pm. There are also performances in Lindfield, Steyning, Uckfield and Brighton. Making her debut as director, Dorothy Withers has been a principal singer with Heber Opera since its beginning. She is now teamed with husband Michael as musical director. They are keen to ensure that the company continues to deliver high quality singing and strong dramatic content.

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Presented in the round, it really is ‘Opera that is close enough to touch. Changing from acting to directing is a steep learning curve but I’m loving every minute” said Dorothy. Famous for the Sacred Temple duet - ‘Au Fond Du Temple Saint’- Pearl Fishers is set around the dangerous occupation of pearl diving in the Far East. Bizet’s beautiful melodies underpin the plot which revolves around a love triangle of forbidden passion and betrayal. Religious superstition and self sacrifice ultimately bring about fatal consequences. Tickets are now available from www.ticketsource. co.uk/heberopera or www.heberopera.co.uk or 01435 866737.

NIGHT TO REMEMBER GOODIES Richard John Hair and Beauty, Worthing is donating thousands of pounds in gifts and prizes for all participants of St Barnabas House’s 9th Night to Remember midnight walk. The event, one of the hospice’s biggest fundraisers, raises vital funds for the Hospice at Home night service, which provides care in the comfort of patients’ own homes. All walkers at this year’s midnight walk on Saturday 25 June, will receive a voucher for a free hair cut or beauty treatment at Richard John Hair and Beauty*, and top fundraisers will be rewarded with other fabulous beauty treatments and therapies at the salon. Choose between the 7 or 13.1 mile route along Worthing’s streets and seafront or a 20 mile route through Worthing to Shoreham and back. While you walk through the night, the Hospice at Home Team will be providing support to patients and their families through the night-time hours, which are often the most difficult time for them. Register for this amazing event with your friends, family or colleagues at www.nighttoremember. org.uk/stb and help St Barnabas House provide hospice care to more local people. The cost is £20 and the early bird rate is £15 before 8 April. Jane Oswin *up to a value of £40

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CLEANING FOR THE QUEEN The newly formed WI, Henfield Wild Violets, ‘Cleaned for the Queen’ on Saturday 4 March. Afterwards they then replicated the original WI photo that helped to start the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. Gill Adams

ALL CHANGE AT SMALL DOLE SHOP AND POST OFFICE Monty and his family are delighted to have taken over the shop and Post Office in Small Dole and would like to welcome all customers, both old and new. They have started on a programme of refurbishment but remain open for business whilst the works are being carried out. The shop is now open 6am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 6am to 1.30pm on Sundays and customers will be delighted to know that they can now access Post Office services anytime the shop is open. Monty Patel

ROYAL – TEA! In celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen on 21 April and to mark this highly significant milestone achieved by Our Sovereign Lady, the Friends of St Peter’s Church, Henfield invite you to join in the rejoicings by partaking of a festive tea on Sunday 24 April from 3-5pm in the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall. Only recently, the nation was delighted when Queen Elizabeth became our longest-serving monarch and now there is another cause for celebration. The fine catering team of The Friends is on hand to prepare this festive repast, so quality is again assured, as will be the fine musical performances to complement this Royal-Tea! Many will retain happy memories of last year’s ‘Putting on The Ritz’, for which every ticket was sold; make sure that you obtain your tickets in good time to ensure your places among those gathered to mark HM90. Tickets, priced £10, will be available in late March from Jasmines Florists in the High Street; or via The Friends ticket line on (01273) 492294. 1 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

Henfield Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning and bric-a-brac sale at their Club House at the Daisycroft on Saturday 16 April 2016 from 10am to 12pm. Do come along and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and tempting cakes and take the opportunity to browse at a wide selection of bricabrac for sale. If you have any brica-brac you wish to donate for this Club fundraising event, please contact Jean Chamberlain on 01273 492809. The Club will be having their open morning on Monday 2 May between 10am and 1pm. Anyone who is thinking of taking up green bowling, either this year or in the future, do come along and have a look around our lovely club, meet current members, and have the opportunity to give it a try. All ages are most welcome. All you need is a completely flat pair of shoes, ideally with minimal tread, but we do have an assortment of men’s and ladies shoes if you feel you have nothing suitable. We have bowls to suit all sizes of hands and our qualified coaches will get you on the green delivering your first bowls! If you find you enjoy the game, further free tuition will be arranged during which time you can decide whether bowling is for you or not. We usually have almost a 100% take-up of membership so do come along and see what you think. If you have any questions, do feel free to ring Gill Feltham, our Club Secretary and Club Coach, on 07713161343 or 01273 494241. Gill Feltham

MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS As ‘the Ramblers’ group for the Mid Sussex area, we offer a varied program of walks throughout 2016 to suit all ages and walking abilities. Walks are arranged for every Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday throughout the year, and on Bank Holidays, and occasionally other days in the week. They consist of half day walks of 3 to 6 miles and, for the more energetic, all day walks of 9 to 11 miles. During the summer months there are also Wednesday evening walks (3 to 4 miles) and weekend walking breaks and coach outings with walks. During the winter months we hold indoor meetings in King Edward Hall, Lindfield, with illustrated talks on a wide range of topics, and social evenings in local pubs in the Mid Sussex area. Whether you are new to walking or an experienced walker, you are very welcome. To find out more see www.midsussexramblers. co.uk call 01444 483053 or email publicity@ midsussexramblers.co.uk Tony Osmand

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APRIL 2016 | News AIR AMBULANCE TALKS Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is appealing for local groups, clubs, societies and other organisations to book a talk about the life-saving work of the charity as it takes delivery of a new helicopter. The air ambulance has launched a new presentation including information about how the helicopters are tasked, the aircraft, types of missions, the crew, blood transfusions and night flying. If you would like to book a talk, please call Fundraising Support Assistant Lucy Waterson on 01622 833 833. Jamie Cheshire

ST BARNABAS NIGHT TO REMEMBER MIDNIGHT WALK There is still time to register for the Night to Remember midnight walk at the early bird rate of £15 before 8 April. Choose between the 7 or 13.1mile route along Worthing’s streets and seafront or a 20-mile route through Worthing to Shoreham and back. While you walk through the night, the Hospice at Home Team will be providing support to patients and their families through the night-time hours,


which are often the most difficult time for them. Mike Solomons’ wife, Mary, passed away in December 2014 and he calls the Hospice at Home nurses ‘Angels’. He said: “Night time was when I was most fearful – that I wouldn’t be alert and there for Mary when she needed me. But with the night carer there, it simply took all my anxiety and stress away. It was an incredible relief, and I was able to sleep soundly knowing someone was there to attend to Mary’s needs.” To register see www.nighttoremember.org.uk/stb and help St Barnabas House provide hospice care to more local people. Jane Oswin

GRAYSON PERRY In the afternoon of 11 April, Adur Valley Fine Arts Society (Henfield) will be listening to Ian Swankie who will be talking about Grayson Perry - of whom everyone must have heard - instantly recognisable from his public cross-dressing to his outspokeness - but he is also a successful broadcaster and architect. Should be a colourful afternoon! The talk takes place in the Henfield Hall at 2pm and guests are welcome (£5). Enquiries 01273 494945. www.adurvalley.org.uk David Mahoney

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YOUNG PEOPLE CHALLENGE THE STIGMAS OF MENTAL HEALTH A group of teenagers and young adults have challenged their own assumptions on mental health at a recent convention in Horsham. During the Free Your Mind Convention, many of the young adults found they had things in common with their peers and it helped them face their own issues – the knowledge that they were not alone. One young person described anxiety as a hamster wheel which ‘keeps going round and round’ but needs to be broken. The event, which was attended by 45 young people aged 12 to 23, included workshops exploring topics such as self-harm, anxiety, body image, social media, and links between food, exercise and mood. Free Your Mind member Hannah Haines, 17, said: “The subject of mental health is now coming to the forefront and affects a lot of people today, so this convention gives people a chance to learn more about it and where they can go for support.” The event was organised by the Free Your Mind Group – a social action campaign created and run by young people from across West Sussex supported by West Sussex County Council’s Young People’s Service and Horsham Matters.Young people interested in finding out more about mental health issues can visit www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk Felicity Hay

Local health screening charity, the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention, is holding a Spring Quiz in aid of cancer prevention on Saturday 23 April at West Chiltington Village Hall. Join Doug ‘The Inn-Quizzator’ Brown for a fun and engaging quiz, with a dose of friendly competition and a broad selection of questions. You can bring your own picnic for a tasty half-time interval and there will be a licensed bar, raffle, and team prizes - this will be an entertaining evening and an enjoyable way to support your local health screening charity. Tickets cost just £8 per person (teams of 6 to 8 people) and the doors open at 7pm eyes down at 7.45pm. Roanne Moore-Loizides of the Mary How Trust, said: “We’d love you to join us. It’s a great chance to pit your wits against the Inn-Quizzator! Come braced for fun, and help to change people’s lives! Thank you for helping to give your community a healthier future.” Call 01798-877641 for tickets. Roanne Moore-Loizides

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE The contractor carrying out the gain main replacement works in Upper Station Road/Church Street has confirmed that Church Street will be closed from the junction with the High Street to the Parsonage Road turning from Monday 14th March for a period of around four weeks. The works in Chestnut Way and Martyn Close will also then be completed. Upper Station Road is then likely to be closed between Church Lane and Broomfield Road at some point afterwards. Dates are not yet known as the applications for Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders were only submitted earlier this week. It can take up to 12 weeks for these orders to be approved, but we are hoping that WSCC might be able to fast-track these through. Kevin Wright, Henfield Parish Council

FOUL PLAY! A local resident has reported an increase in dog fouling and abandoned bags of dog mess on the Downs Link between the Cat & Canary and the river. Not only is this unpleasant but it is also dangerous for young children. They kindly request that you bag, and just as importantly, bin your dog mess please, rather than hang it from the bushes. Let’s keep Henfield a pleasant place to walk and live. Thank you.

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LUKE FUEST WINS SGS ANNUAL TALENT SHOW On Friday 26 February, guitarist Luke Fuest won Steyning Grammar School ‘SGS Has Talent Show’ performing a fantastic instrumental version of ‘Thunderstruck’. This is the ninth year of this annual school talent show, and as well as providing a spotlight to showcase an endless array of talent across the school, it is an important occasion to raise valuable funds to support Malawi and the schooling of eight Malawian children. Mrs Katie Brownings, Show Organiser said: “This year we raised another incredible £867 for Malawi. Thank you for helping us to continue to support the Malawian branch of our Steyning Family, this money will help us to provide the much needed ongoing support to this family.” Suzanne Terrington

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“I am 7 inches long. I weigh 20 grammes or ¾ oz in old money. I have just flown in from Africa. If I’m honest I’m a bit knackered. Glad to be back in my summer home. But whoa! What’s this? Someone’s knocked my house down. They’ve put wire mesh over the eaves. What’s Mrs House Martin going to say when she gets here? She’ll blame me. Help!” This sounds like a job for Super Bird Champion. It could be you! Everyone needs a champion to give a helping hand from time to time. Our declining wild birds as much as anyone. If you have done anything to help your local birds let us know at Henfield Birdwatch. We want to recognise your efforts with one of our amazing Bird Champion Certificates. Individuals or groups or companies are welcome to let us know what they are doing. Putting up a nest box, growing some hedging, leaving part of your land wild or any other support for our feathered friends is so good. However big or small your effort give Nigel or Debbie a ring on 01273 493037 or e mail us at debbie.colgate037@btinternet.com and we will send a pigeon out with your certificate. If demand is high, we will bring it ourselves. “How do you feel now Mr House Martin?” “So good I’ll twitter my merry little summer tune over Henfield for ever.” Debbie Colgate

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK New and replacement collectors are always needed to join our Christian Aid ‘army’ of about 100 in Henfield, Small Dole, Woodmancote and Shermanbury. This year’s CAW runs from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 May – Christian Aid is the original, and still the most prestigious, ‘charity week’ in the UK. If you are able to join us, delivering an envelope to and collecting from a batch of 20 to 30 houses, please telephone 01273 493172 or email xianaid@bateshouse.freeserve.co.uk The outlying areas of our parishes are particularly rewarding, due to the Heineken effect – we reach the parts that other charities do not. Jackie and Peter Bates

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER This year’s service at St Peter’s Henfield was a great success with approximately 100 attending, many of whom stayed afterwards for an excellent soup lunch. We send our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed time and effort to help the service run well, especially those behind the scenes. And thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collection - an amazing £319.82 has been forwarded to the organisation. Ann Bowers, Co-ordinator.

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News | APRIL 2016 DEMENTIA CARE AND SUPPORT SERVICE Many people are happier if they can remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible. But for a person with dementia, this can become increasingly difficult as the condition progresses. Alzheimer’s Society has combined services in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove to run their Dementia Care and Support Service across the area. The service provides personalised one-to-one support for people with dementia in their own homes to help with everyday tasks, from preparing meals to helping with washing and START TO RUN: HENFIELD JOGGERS dressing. For more information on the service, call our Sussex Dementia Helpline on 01403 213017. Want to take up running this Spring but need the Gemma Angell, Alzheimer’s Society structure and motivation of others? Then come and join Henfield Joggers next ‘Start Running / WEST SUSSEX FIRE & RESCUE Return to Running’ programme on Wednesday 6 SERVICE April 2016, 7pm at Henfield Leisure Centre. This is an 8 week walk/run programme building up We have been made aware of businesses in to a 5k run (without stopping). Henfield Joggers West Sussex being approached by telephone are affiliated to Run England and the course is cold callers claiming to be selling magazine led by accredited Leadership in Running Fitness advertising on behalf of West Sussex Fire & coaches. All levels are welcome, and the routes Rescue Service. We do not engage third party publishing companies to sell advertising space will be a mix of on/off road. The course costs only £25 but includes free on our behalf. Warning signs to look out for: They membership to Henfield Joggers valid until January often claim to be working on behalf of a good 2017, which gives you not just the membership cause; the approach is out of the blue; it will not benefits but more importantly you become part of be any publication you have heard of; they may a friendly club for whom socialising is as important claim that you have already agreed to a contract when you cannot remember having ever spoken as running! to them before, possibly some time ago; they are If you’re already running and just want some aggressive and persistent. If you have received additional motivation, advice, or simply to run a similar call, please report the matter to Trading with like-minded people, then come and meet us, Standards at www.westsussex.gov.uk/tsreport there’s no pressure to join immediately so come and check us out first, you’d be very welcome EVENTS FOR PEOPLE FACING to join us on our weekly runs around the trails of SERIOUS HEALTH CHALLENGES Henfield and beyond The St Barnabas House Day Hospice team are For more information just contact us at: delighted to announce the ‘MyLife’ project, a beginners@henfieldjoggers.co.uk, or turn up on unique new series of free events taking place the night. More information can be found on our throughout 2016. The events are open to website: www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk people recently diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and their main carer, and are intended to Paul Crowe

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APRIL 2016 | News celebrate positive living while giving a broader understanding of the services offered by St Barnabas House. The Day Hospice team fully understand that the idea of coming to a hospice, especially for those newly diagnosed, can be a daunting prospect. Therefore the dedicated staff at St Barnabas House have planned this series of light-hearted events to serve as an informal introduction to the services offered. It is hoped that through these events people will be better placed to make informed decisions should they need our services in the future, and to find out how hospice care is very much about helping people to live life as fully and positively as possible. Details of all the events can be found on our website – please visit www.stbh.org.uk/mylife If you would like to know more about this project please contact Kaz Worton-Casey in the St Barnabas Day Hospice on 01903 706378, or email mylife@stbh.org.uk Emily Skiggs

Challenge’ for companies, schools and groups. The idea is simple, St Barnabas House will provide you with £50, which you then use to grow the money and turn it into as much as possible over a four-month period. How you do this is completely up to you. Ideas include hosting a quiz night, a dinner party or an Easter egg hunt. If your company or group would like to take up the £50 Challenge, please CALLING ALL APPRENTICE OR contact the fundraising team on 01903 254777, DRAGON’S DEN CANDIDATES! email: fundraising@stbh.org.uk or visit our website St Barnabas House hospice is launching a ‘£50 www.stbh.org.uk/50challenge Emily Skiggs


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News | APRIL 2016 HENFIELD ANNUAL PARISH MEETING WELCOME TO THE PLOUGH The Henfield Annual Parish Meeting took place to a GEORGE AND MARIAN packed Henfield Hall on 1st March. Alongside the usual Parish reports, updates and presentations, a representative of Lloyds Pharmacy was given the opportunity to present their plans for improvements to pharmacy services in the village. It’s been a busy year and positive reports were given by various Parish Councillors on recent projects. Vas Siantonas (Lighting & Open Spaces Committee) reported on the £116k grant for comprehensive work to the memorial football pitches on Henfield Common, with work due to commence later this year. Malcolm Eastwood reported that the proposed link road work was currently out to tender. The link will run from Deer Park (beside Henfield Youth Club) to the back of Henfield Leisure Centre, with extra parking. Work is due to be completed within two years. Chairman Ray Osgood commented on the work that had taken place for the Neighbourhood Plan (see more details on page 30). Voting takes place on 12 April. Kevin Shepherd (Lloyds Pharmacy representative) gave an apology for the service Henfield residents had received in recent months and an assurance that improvements were going to be made shortly, including plans for a re-fit of the pharmacy, within the restraints of the listed building status. Proposals include a first-floor dispensary and an increase in staff numbers. He promised an improvement in stock availability with home delivery on products that are out of stock. He also promised 60% more product lines and a modern, bright pharmacy with full air-conditioning. There is no time-frame for the improvements. During the open forum Mr Shepherd was challenged on several occasions about bad service, misleading marketing for flu-jabs which were unavailable and what provision Lloyds had in place for the increased numbers of residents expected with increased housing in the village. There were also positive comments about the performance of the staff and one comment in support of the Lloyds service. Mr Shepherd was unable to respond to a question from the floor about the lack of plans being available to view on the Horsham District Council website, which he had earlier stated were lodged and waiting approval. PC Claire McKnight from Neighbourhood Policing gave a report on crime in the area, there has been a 15% drop in reported incidents in Henfield. Claire reported on drastic changes in local policing, with Horsham, Adur and Worthing forces now merged and a reduction in PCSO numbers by 40%. Response focus will now be on the vulnerable and higher threat calls, Claire advised residents to “manage their expectations”. Emma Osman 2 2 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

Karen Gold and her popular team handed over the reins of The Plough in March to George and Marian, experienced publicans who recently looked after a venue in Brighton. George and Marian are delighted to have taken over at The Plough and would like to say thank you for the warm welcome they’ve received from the village. George has 40 years in the hospitality industry and has some great plans for The Plough. He’s keen to keep the traditional village pub feel while also modernising the building and creating some exciting signature cocktails and dishes. Their experienced kitchen team Miro and Andy will be working hard behind the scenes to serve their delicious food. They hope to make sure all the renovation work takes place outside opening hours to ensure minimal disruption for customers. Welcome to Henfield George and Marian!

WOODMANCOTE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Woodmancote Parish Council invites all Parishioners and Neighbours to the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 12th April at the Woodmancote Parish Hall. The meeting will start at 6.30pm with the hall AGM. At approx. 7pm the monthly Parish Council meeting will start, followed by the APM at 7.45. This is your opportunity to discuss any issues regarding the Parish, and find out about the work that your councillors have been doing this past year. The Parish Council will hold a question and answer session about the Neighbourhood Plan, and the Pre Submission Plan will be available for you to view. You will get a chance to give your views on the Plan and how it was created. Find out more about becoming a councillor, and how you could make a difference to Woodmancote. Leanne Bannister, Clerk to Woodmancote Parish Council

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ow! What a fantastic day! The Piazza Italia on Tour, which roared through the village on Sunday 13 March, was an overwhelming success! The sun shone and we were amazed at how many people came to enjoy the gorgeous cars and the wonderful atmosphere! The High Street shops did us proud, pulling out all the stops for their Italian themed window displays. The overall winner was Cornerweighs winning a hamper of Italian goodies donated by Italian Markets. They made fantastic use of their small window space with hand-knitted decoration and a model Ducati display â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was fabulously clever and showed a huge amount of work. White Mischief, Henfield Furnishings and Hamfelds were runners-up, all winning a bottle of Prosecco and a Panatone each. All the shops who entered won a bottle of Prosecco for their creative ideas too! 2 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

There were Italian themed stalls and street food in the Henfield Hall car park which was thronging with visitors. The Piazza Tour visited local villages, with Henfield being the last stop on the tour before returning to Horsham for a reception. 24 Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Ferraris, Ducatis and other super bikes and cars took part. Participants commented that the warm welcome they received at Henfield was one of the highlights of the day. Finally, we would like to give a huge thank you the event sponsors, Coles Automotive, and to everyone who helped (marshalling, putting signs up, organising stalls, putting up posters and supporting the event), and mostly a thank you to Carol Eastwood who has spent hours working on the event, along with her colleague Elaine from Henfield Parish Council and the BN5 team. Emma Osman Photographs: Amanda Lucas www.amandalucas.co.uk

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enfield is a great place to live; we have a strong community, a fantastic High Street and breathtaking countryside. The aim of the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan is to preserve and, over the years, enhance, what is best about Henfield. It has been a huge project with input from right across the community. The Plan cannot prevent development taking place but it can influence where it will go within and adjacent to the village boundary; and help defend against speculative development. To that end we have identified and allocated sites for development. The referendum will be held on Tuesday 12th April 2016 in the Free Church hall. By voting, you are having your say in the future development of our community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; real local democracy in action. If Henfield residents vote for the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan it will become part of the

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Statutory Plan for the Horsham District and will be used when determining planning applications. If Henfield votes against the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan the village could be at risk of further speculative development. The Parish Council has provided more information on the Plan and the referendum on the opposite page and you can download a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan from: www.bn5magazine.co.uk www.henfield.gov.uk www.horsham.gov.uk www.henfieldhub.com or you can view a hard copy at the Henfield Parish Council office or Henfield Library. Postal votes are permitted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; contact Horsham District Council for details: tel 01403 215100. Henfield Parish Council

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ll registered electors in the Henfield Parish, including that part of Small Dole that falls within the parish boundary, are entitled to vote on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at the Free Church Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield.

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buildings in the Sussex vernacular; transport and access; green infrastructure and biodiversity; allotments and utility infrastructure. Any new planning application for development would be judged against the Plan. If an area has not been specifically allocated for development, then it would be much less likely to get permission. The Plan has been produced by local residents and Henfield Parish Council and approved by them following consultation with Horsham District Council and local people over the last three years. It offers housing and employment areas, in places that have been carefully selected, to provide for the next 20 years. The proposals are not everyone’s first choice, but they represent practical compromises which meet the necessary national planning rules.

What is the referendum about? The referendum is where you decide if you want the Neighbourhood Plan adopted. You will be asked the following question: “Do you want Horsham District Council to use the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan area?” If you would like to support the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan, you will need to vote “yes”. If you don’t wish to support the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan, you would need to vote “no”. Please make sure your voice is heard by getting out and voting Henfield Parish Council

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magine a wide estuary under a Sussex sky, the current taking your long barge carrying huge oak timbers up river - the Downs behind, scattered farm settlements in the distance. The air smells salty and fresh, woodland clusters the countryside. Other ships pass on their way to the busy port of St Cuthman’s at Steyning, and the castle stronghold of Bramber. The view now could be the same as ten centuries ago except for the absence of boats. It is sundown over the River Adur looking towards Chanctonbury Ring. A great estuary of flood water reflecting the gold sky, black silhouettes of marooned bushes, drowned trees, tips of fence posts just above water, all the grazing animals taken to higher ground or in winter barns. The waters are alive with a different kind of activity now. Drifting across the air comes a warbling, squeaking, mewling and calling as flocks of water birds prepare to roost for the night. Clouds of Lapwings wheel restlessly calling ‘Peewit! Moorhens call urgent “pip pips!” A pure white African egret wades on long legs, swans, geese and ducks cluck and banter in the falling light. A thousand years ago, the Adur (Celtic for ‘water’) was already a great trading River from Roman times and was known as Bramber Water or the ‘Sore’ after ‘Shoreham’. Medieval boats transported goods and people shaping where villages, farms and alehouses built up. But over centuries, sea tides drove silt up the river until it dwindled, and the great port of St Cuthman’s moved to Shoreham. Nowadays, the Adur’s meandering route from Shoreham up to Betley Bridge at Henfield is walked or canoed for enjoyment not survival. We can 3 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

decide to take the left fork to West Grinstead and Knepp, or east to Mockbridge, thence Twineham and eventually Ditchling. To look at a map of the present River Adur is to see dozens of smaller tributaries flowing off it, where they either peter out, or flow into large ponds. Major streams such as Lancing Brook, Cowfold Stream and Ladywell Stream feed into the Adur, the waters combining with sea tides flowing up as far as the Mockbridge at Shermanbury. They say if you want to know if a river is doing well ask a fisherman and one morning there one was with four rods on the bank. All the fresh water fish could be found here he said, but fewer numbers than when he was young. He sees American mink, a fearsome hunter responsible for the decline of water voles. There are some attempts to tackle their numbers on the Adur. He sees kingfishers and water rat, plenty of birds. In April look out for swans nesting on their eggs in flattened reeds, the male will be more territorial than usual. Furry buds on colourful willow stems are breaking into leaf. Lambs and calves will be back on the drained pastures eating nutritious grass fed by river silt. The rise and fall of water levels around the Adur is a protection, and though the ships are gone, the river flows on in all its constancy. Andrea May

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pring is well and truly here and if you feel like getting out and about and trying something new, why not find out what the Henfield Haven has to offer? Following his hugely successful first course, Ranie Singh is back in April with another Punjabi Street Food cookery course. Ranie described how the idea came about: “So many of my customers were asking me how to cook Punjabi food, or where they could find the recipes, so when the Haven approached me I jumped at the chance.” He went on: “It was an amazing experience – I came away from the first session thinking my mum would be so proud of me! Teaching people how to cook is just another fantastic way of sharing my mum’s recipes with lots of people.” The Punjabi Street Food cookery course is just one of many new courses and drop-in sessions hosted by the Henfield Haven this springtime and Ranie is just one of many local residents supporting the venture. “The Henfield Haven is a brilliant initiative and it’s giving our older residents the opportunity to enjoy life, learn new things and meet other people. I’m really pleased to be a part of it.” If learning how to cook Punjabi Street food is not your cup of tea, then there are plenty of other opportunities to learn something new at the

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Henfield Haven. How about ukulele lessons for improvers with Theresa on Tuesdays? Or Delight in Dance with Helen on Thursdays? If you don’t want to commit to a whole course, then there are plenty of regular drop-in sessions, from ‘crafta-noons’ and games club to quizzes and prize bingo. And the Haven café is the perfect place to catch-up with friends over lunch or a coffee afterwards: They have a fantastic range of freshlymade sandwiches as well as homemade soup, jacket potatoes and omelettes. Do keep an eye on our ‘what’s on’ section in the BN5 magazine throughout the year as the Haven often have one-off events happening. In April HART will be holding one of their community CPR training courses on Tuesday 19 (booking is essential) and on Friday 29 there will be a chance to get your hands mucky with an afternoon of planting hanging baskets under the expert guidance of Adrian from Rushfields. The beautiful baskets will be on display at the Haven all summer. Sarah Butler Ranie Singh’s Punjabi Street Food course starts on Wednesday 20 April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and runs for six weeks. The cost is £50 for the whole course and it can be booked by calling the Henfield Haven on 01273 494747.

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Local interest | APRIL 2016

Running for Arthritis Research UK and Epilepsy Research UK


wo Henfield women have been running around the village a lot more than they used to - although often in the dark, so you may not have seen them! Alexa Mallet and Heather Smith have been running buddies for years, but are now training hard – before and after work - having been awarded places in the London Marathon on 24 April for two charities dear to their hearts: Arthritis UK and Epilepsy Research respectively. In 2014, tragically, Heather’s daughter and eldest of three, Faith Clark died suddenly and completely unexpectedly due to SUDEP - Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy. She was only 18 years old. Heather explained: “About 1 in 100 hundred people (600,000) suffer from epilepsy in the UK with about 1100 epilepsy-related deaths annually. Around 500 are SUDEP and the majority of those are young adults like Faith. Incredibly very few people have ever heard of this. It is bewildering and awful.” “Faith was born and raised in Henfield and loved being part of this village. She was due to take her A’ levels and was so excited about doing her Foundation in Art but sadly she died suddenly one evening at home in February 2014. It’s just devastating, and unbearably sad for our lovely Faith. We have had amazing support from all our Henfield friends and still do - they are helping raise the £1,700 sponsorship I need. I am very honoured to have been given this place on the Marathon by Epilepsy Research as they badly need more funds. I greatly appreciate any support BN5 readers can give. I have never run this far before!” 4 2 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

That same year Alexa’s mum, Janet Pound, sadly died having suffered much pain from Arthritis in her later years which severely affected her quality of life. Alexa, together with her three siblings, was brought up in Henfield and Steyning. Janet was a well known and much-loved member of the WI to the end of her life. Alexa explained: “My mum suffered with osteoarthritis for many years and over time became wheelchair-bound. From being the central point around which the family revolved and a dynamic force of nature, to then be in constant pain was horrendous. She passed away in June 2014 and this devastated our family. To do something in her memory is the reason I am going to run the marathon and have a fundraising goal of £2,000. I am getting amazing support from family and friends and this is great motivation for the grueling training. We all know someone who suffers this disease so please, if you can, donate via my just giving page.” Please help Heather and Alexa meet their fundraising targets for these important causes that affect, or will affect, so many of our families. You can support Heather by donating online at www.justgiving.com/heather-epilepsyresearch/ and you can support Alexa by donating online at www.justgiving.com/AlexaMallet Thank you. Alexa Mallet and Heather Smith

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here have been changes to simplify the taxation of benefits for employees. Dispensations have been replaced and there is now an exemption for paid or reimbursed expenses, however the £8,500 threshold for low paid employees has been removed.

in return for tax free expenses payments, or where the level of earnings depends on the amount of any expense payments. All expenses paid to employees under these arrangements will need to be paid after deducting Income Tax and National Insurance. Currently where an employer provides employees with a set amount of cash for some common expenses, such as travel and meals, these are known as ‘scale rate payments’. The employer can set scale-rates by either agreeing a scale rate with HMRC or by using HMRC’s benchmark scale rates for subsistence costs. There is then no need to disclose these on the P11D. Under the new rules HMRC will continue to publish benchmark rates. Employers will also still be able to agree their own rates with HMRC. HMRC will continue to issue notices that it has accepted these rates and they will be valid for five years before the notices will require reviewing. Employees who earn at a rate of less than £8,500 a year can currently have certain benefits-in-kind or expenses provided tax free. This exemption has now been removed for all employees and directors, from which date any taxable benefits or expenses will be subject to Income Tax and National Insurance irrespective of the level of the employee’s remuneration. There are two exceptions for the change which have been provided by the legislation - Ministers of Religion who earn less than £8,500 a year will still receive most of their benefits tax free though some benefits remain potentially taxable (e.g. credit cards and vouchers) and carers, who are provided with accommodation in the home of the person they care for, can receive their board and lodging free of tax and National Insurance.

Currently where an organisation provides benefits-in-kind to its officers and employees, it needs to complete a form P11D for each employee that receives a benefit. These forms need to be completed for each Tax Year and be submitted to HMRC. Where there are taxable benefits, Employer’s National Insurance will also usually be payable. On the P11D, the business has to disclose items that may not be taxable (e.g. reimbursed travel expenses) and the employees will then need to claim the expenses as a tax deduction personally. To cut out all this administration HMRC has granted dispensations from reporting certain expenses on the P11D. In order to obtain such a dispensation, the employer needed to make an application to HMRC and set up a process to be followed to ensure there was adequate compliance and authorisation to meet the terms of the dispensation. However, from 6 April dispensations are no longer be required. Where the employer is of a view that the expenses would be tax deductible, then there will simply be no requirement for these to be disclosed on the P11D. There will then be no requirement for a dispensation. Employers will though still need to have a system in place for checking that employees are incurring and paying amounts in respect of exempt expenses and that a deduction would be allowed for those expenses. However, unlike with dispensations, the exemption will not apply to expenses or benefits that are part of a salary sacrifice arrangement. For further help and guidance, please These include any arrangement where contact Paul Samrah on 01737 – 778546 employees give up the right to receive earnings or email: psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk 6 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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Index of advertisers | APRIL 2016 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

Mile Oak Servicing


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

11 58 57 63 55 54 34, 35 57

A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP

04 44 65

Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels B&B Shepherds Hut Holidays Shoreham Beach Apartment

39 12 12

Bloxham Construction Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Optimal Property Solutions PJB Building Solutions Willow Construction

21 62 59 55 54 56

Henfield Furnishings Cook & Gift Shop Shoreham Art Gallery The Steyning Bookshop

10 21 47

B Muzeen Groundworks


Care Wise Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care

38 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.


Alice’s Dog Grooming In The Doghouse Rebecca’s Dog Grooming

17 18 29

BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

58 60

Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician JW Wickens Electrical Ltd Lanmar Electrical Solutions

56 51 61

CB Powell Ltd


Westridge Farriers


Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

45 57 53














Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 45


Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop taste...deli catering


C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

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

34, 35 29 29 47 44 60 66 68


A & S Home Services - Gutter Clearance Brown’s Barbers Hair & Co Henfield Hyatt’s Hair Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

22 33 06 29 24 49

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries Shiprods Farm Alpacas

39 03

Adrian Over Plasterer




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

PUBS, RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS The Bull Inn Cafe des Amis Cat & Canary Pub Full of Beans Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe The Pizza Oven The Plough Inn Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant taste...deli catering The White Hart


25 25 37 25 34, 35 25 02 23 29 28

D.T Page Printing & Graphic The Logo Box

51 20

Geoff’s Handyman Services Optimal Property Solutions Henfield Homes Ltd

55 55 59

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE Steyning Roofing Sussex Flat Roofs

51 50

Hamfelds Home & Garden


HBH Rubbish Clearance


DB Foot Clinic Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Eye Care & Worthington Hearing Henfield Podiatry Clinic House of Healing Phil Grant Therapist Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

46 49 49 43 49 16 49 48

Dove Nursery Little Gems Oscar Bears Day Care The Towers Convent School

47 18 45 40

Coles Automotive Ltd Double Dot Hyatt’s Hair

15 18 06

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

24 32 32 52

Amanda Shaw Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

32 65 65

Heber Opera The Henfield Hall St Barnabas Night to Remember

19 63 23

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage

50 47

Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

54 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites Aerials & More Norsat

59 47 37

The Green Reaper Liquidamber Tree Surgery Ltd. Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

57 57 54 56

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


Haigh’s Window Cleaning







Lucy Locksmith


Inner Space Office & Storage



Henfield Eyecare





Andrew’s Decorating Ladies who Decorate Mark Atkinson Decorator RJF Decorating Trim Decorating

60 51 60 45 50

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