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AUGUST 2013 | Contents
07 What’s on listings
from the BN5 area
24 Kid’s stuff
St. Peter’s Cricket Festival
26 Kid’s stuff Fun in the sun
30 Local interest Artist Liz de Pauley
43 Local interest Stokes
Cycling for 777
53 Local interest
Henfield Gardens & Arts
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Happy summer holidays everyone! It’s so nice to bring you a properly sunny and summery edition of BN5, with the glorious weather we’re enjoying (as we go to print anyway!) It looks as if we might get a hot Henfield Summer Show and we’re looking forward to bringing you all the pictures and news from the show in our September edition. St Peter’s School have had an incredibly busy term, after all the hard work of SATS tests (boo, hiss) the children enjoyed some fun with a very professional production of Joseph, a sunshiney Summer Fete and a fun-filled sports day and picnic. They also proudly raised the cup at the Chanctonbury Schools Cricket Festival - congratulations to all the children involved. Sarah met with Small Dole artist Liz de Pauley who has the enviable job of ‘Artist in Residence’ at Horsham Museum. Liz has uncovered some wonderful artefacts and enjoyed digging around in the museum archives, read her story on page 30. She’s exhibiting at Horsham Museum so do pop along and view her work. We wish you all a wonderful summer holiday and look forward to hearing all your news and events for September issue.
with Paul Samrah
Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Mike Beardall, Mandy Shaw, Richard Cohen, Callum Papworth and Gertie Cameron. Cover photograph of the winning St Peter’s School Cricket Team at the Henfield School’s Cricket Festival by Emma Osman. BN5 magazine is printed by Evonprint in Small Dole on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.
Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the September issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 2 August. For editorial submissions email Emma Osman email@example.com or just call us for a chat on 01273 494002.
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AUGUST 2013 | What’s on
Thursday 1 August
End of year exhibition – outside spaces
Seawhite Studio, Partridge Green, 11am-4pm (until Sun 4th)
Come and see the exciting new paintings created by artists who attend the Thursday group courses at the Seawhite studio. For more information about contemporary painting courses with Emily Ball at Seawhite Studio see http://emilyballatseawhite.co.uk
Children & Family Information Centre
Upper Beeding Baptist Church, 9am-12pm (& every Thurs)
St Peter’s Church, 10.30Various locations in East Sussex, 11.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) Join us in St Peters Church for fresh 11-5pm (& Sun 4th) coffee and homemade cakes. See news item for more information.
Drop-in pottery workshop
Sussex Prairies, 1-5pm (& 9th, 10th, 11th)
Local artist Sue Wood will be demonstrating the making of large scale For more details contact the Scheme coiled pots. Clay and tools available for those who want to make their own Manager Carol Rawlings on pot or tile. £5 per item. See http:// 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 or sussexprairiegarden.co.uk for more firstname.lastname@example.org information.
Maidment Court, 2.30pm (& every 1st Mon)
Shoreham Gallery, various times
See www.shorehamgallery.co.uk for Garden Rm, Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Part of Rural Henfield, Steyning & Up- times and more information. per Beeding Children & Family CenOrganised by The Friends of St. Petres. Call 01903 270458. ter’s Church. Tickets from Jasmines Florists, High Street by 5 August. £12HDC Health Walk Rhyme Time 50 (members of The Friends) or £14 Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am Steyning, 11am (& Tues 20th) (non-members). 2 mile stroll. Meet at Steyning Health (& every Thurs) Centre. Call Linda on 01903 816865 Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers. or Lyn on 369752. Summer Flower Show
Action for Deafness
Partridge Green Village Hall Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st Tues) See http://pghorticulturalsociety.org/
Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.30am-12pm (& every Thurs)
for more information. £5 (concessions available) with tea/ Hearing aid maintenance clinic and coffee included. For more information information, advice and support on all Shermanbury Fun Day aspects of hearing loss. call Brenda Kelly on 01273 842405. The Royal Oak, Wineham, 12-
White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) Maidment Ct, 2-3pm (& all Tues) A meeting point for those who are now alone, and need to get out and widen their horizons. There’s no fuss, no joining fee, no subscription. Call 01273 495820 or drop in at our regular coffee morning at the White Hart.
Play & Learn Together Henfield Leisure Centre, 1-2.30pm (& every Thurs)
See news item for more information. For more details contact the Scheme Teddy Bears Picnic Manager Carol Rawlings on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 or carol. Sobell Court, 2-4pm email@example.com Join us for a cup of tea and a slice of cake (free) in aid of charity. Tombola, Quiz night new stall, silent auction etc. Children White Hart, 8.30pm (& 20th) welcome. For more information call Entry £2 a head, in aid of HART. Teams Jean on 01273 492362. of up to six. Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve a table.
Come along to our new ‘Play & Learn Together Sessions’ to explore play through children’s eyes! Part of Rural Henfield Joggers Henfield, Steyning & Upper Beeding Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& Children & Family Centres. every Weds)
Unsquashable – Henfield Squash Club
Beginners course - a run/walk programme building up to a distance of 3-4 miles. Open to all. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up. Also main meeting running both on and off-road. See www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk
Henfield Leisure Centre, 7-9pm (& every Thurs) Drop-in and play session only £3.
Henfield Lions Club
Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& all Fri)
George Hotel, Henfield High Street (& every 1st Weds)
For more details contact the Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 or carol. email@example.com
Meet to discuss fundraising activities, consider requests for assistance and organise social events. Call David Pryor on 01273 494442.
Macmillan Coastal Garden Coffee Morning 01273 494002
HDC Health Walk Shermanbury, 10am
6 miles, no dogs. Meet at The Bull Inn, Mockbridge. 01403 242564.
Maidment Court, 2.30pm (& 19th & 26th)
For more details contact Carol Rawlings on 01403 226178 carol. firstname.lastname@example.org
Felted flowers workshop Sussex Prairies, 1-4pm
Come and set your wooly creativity free! Cost £25 including all materials. For more information and to book call 01273 495902 or visit http://sussexprairiegarden.co.uk
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AUGUST 2013 | What’s on
Sunday 1 September
Creative writing workshop Sussex Prairies, 10am-4.30pm
Led by novelist and award-winning short story writer Julia Widdows, an experienced teacher of creative writing. Both beginners and experienced writers welcome. Cost £50. For more information and to book call 01273 495902 or visit http://sussexprairiegarden.co.uk
Small Dole Show
Mackley’s Sports Field, 1.30pm
See news item for more information.
Giant Garage Sale
All over Henfield, see maps available from Jasmines Florist.
pot or tile for £5 per item. For more information and to book call 01273 495902 or visit http://sussexprairie- Senior Citizens Outing garden.co.uk Mystery location & Henfield Hall To book a place on the coach for the Table-top sale mystery tour, call into Barnard’s BakFabians Way, 10am-4pm. ery in Henfield, or call Dave Barnard Tombola, tea/coffee available. For on 01273 492165 or Andy Manuel on more details contact Carol Rawlings 495613. First-timers can be sure of a on 01403 226178 / 07967 054742 warm welcome. If you only want to email@example.com come for the dinner, or just the coach trip, let us know when booking, also any special dietary requirements.
Open Garden – National Garden Scheme
Charity Dog Walk
Delicious homemade cakes, teas and coffees, wonderful plants (grown here in the garden) to buy as well as plants from the ‘Usual and Unusual Plants’ nursery. Watch Dave Unsted demonstrate his gifted wood turning.
In aid of the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust. All welcome for a super walk through the Sussex countryside followed by homemade soup and crusty bread. £5 per walker. Walk starts 11.30am, hall open from 10am for refreshments and raffle. Call Linda on 01273 833211.
Sussex Prairies, 11am-5pm
Also 25 & 26 August. Lots of bargains to be had, don’t miss the table top sale at the Henfield Scout Hut. Enquiries to Helen henfieldga- HDC Health Walk Shermanbury, 10am firstname.lastname@example.org
To Twineham, lunch at Royal Oak, Wineham, 8 miles flat, no dogs. Meet Sussex Prairies, 1-5pm (& 9th, in the lay-by on the west side of the A281, 200 yards south of The Bull Inn, 10th and 11th) Making of large scale coiled pots with at Mock Bridge. Call Geoff on 01403 local artist Sue Wood. Make your own 258180 or Pat on 01403 240654.
Drop-in pottery workshop
Parish Hall, Balcombe
Unusual Plant & Art Fair Sussex Prairies, 11am-5pm
A record number of stalls selling wonderfully unusual plants, garden accessories and art for the garden, as well as delicious cake and refreshments from the coffee shop.
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AUGUST 2013 | News Pinks first birthday celebrations Ali Pink and Donna Knight will be celebrating their first year as owners of Pinks hair with an event on Friday 6 September for their customers and friends from 6-9pm. Ali explained “We’ve had a fantastic first year and we want to share our success with all our loyal customers to say thank-you.” On the evening you will be able to have a drink, view their range of professional products and see demonstrations of exciting new styling tools such as Perfect Curl. Between 6 and 7pm you can take advantage of ‘Express Blow Drying’ (by appointment only) for only £5, with all proceeds going to Henfield Area Response Team (HART). There will be a demonstration of Kerastraight (a straightening and repair process) and a product amnesty on your non-professional haircare products with a 50% discount of professional products in return. Not only that but there will be free goody bags and 10% off all bookings made on the evening. If you’ve never experienced Pinks before, why not pop along to meet the team and take advantage of a free consultation? For more information or to book an appointment contact Pinks on 01273 494948.
stainless steel gate. • Karris Stewart (19) Highly Commended by the Young Craftsman of the Year Award, (metalwork section) for his glass top coffee table. Emma Mitchell, Chief Executive said “We are really pleased with the awards that have been won this year. Sam Brixey, who leaves us in a couple of months after finishing his two year training, put a lot of effort into making his table and for him to end his training on such a high note with these Awards makes us all really proud. However, despite these awards, I am just as pleased for our other trainees and the hard work they put into their entries, they are all winners to me”.
Jumping for charity
Camelia Botnar Foundation scoops awards The South of England Show at Ardingly June 2013 proved another astounding success for the Camelia Botnar Foundation. Awards were obtained in the woodwork, pottery, metalwork and horticulture. A top prize was awarded to the Camelia Botnar Foundation Stand due to the hard work and dedication to everyone involved. The Camelia Botnar Foundation Stand won two awards: First Prize for the Best non-Agricultural Trade Stand for the sixth year running; The HSBC Agricultural Trophy for Second Prize - Taste of Sussex 2013. Trainee awards went to: • Sam Brixey (21) First Prize Young Craftsman of the Year Award for his walnut coffee table. He also received Third Prize in Overall 2013 Young Craftsman of the Year. • Charlie Whittingham (20) Highly Commended by the Young Craftsman of the Year Award (metalwork section) for his contemporary tree design hand-forged
A big thank you to all those who sponsored me for my parachute jump earlier this year – I raised over £1,000 for Waterford Animal Rescue. The charity, which is based in Ireland, bring abandoned and unwanted dogs over to the Patcham RSPCA animal shelter where they are found new homes. They are totally self-funding and run by volunteers so every penny goes to the animals welfare. Rosie McMillan
Sussex Police update Message in a bottle - this simple, but very effective scheme from Lions International encourages people to put all their personal and medical details on a form and leave this in a plastic pot, illustrated above, in their refrigerator. A label on their front door alerts emergency services that they are using the scheme and can save valuable time if emergency treatment is required and nobody else is in the house. The pots can also be placed in cars, caravans, boats or any place you are likely to be when this vital information is needed. Pots can be obtained through Club members or from many doctors and pharmacies. Photocard licences replaced paper driving licences in 1998, yet these must be replaced every 10 years. A whopping two million photocards are now out of date and a further 2.6 million driving licence photos are
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News | AUGUST 2013 due to expire this year. There are a few dates printed on the photocard, but the one you needâ€™s the photoâ€™s expiry date, printed on section 4b on the front of the card. The process is the same whether renewing or replacing a lost/ stolen licence: You can apply online at Gov. uk, providing youâ€™ve had a new digital passport issued in the last five years. Alternatively, anyone can get forms from most Post Offices, or order one from the DVLA website. There is a ÂŁ20 fee for each renewal (address changes are still free). You should be sent a reminder and form about two months before expiry but please put a note of its expiry date somewhere on a calender/diary etc. Check yours now as an out of date photo could lead to a ÂŁ1,000 fine. James Josling, Police Community Support Officer
phone 492636 before 29 August. Membership of the Partnership is free and individuals can sign up to join at any time. Attendance at the AGM is open to anyone in the village interested in our aim to help to make Henfield a better place to live and work. If being a Committee Member is not for you, you can still help us with any of our many projects â€“ so why not put 12 September in your diary right now. Tony Jackson
Henfield Community Partnership AGM Another year of achievement, so please come along to the 8th AGM of Henfield Community Partnership Ltd to be held at 7pm on Thursday 12 September 2013 in the Committee Room, Henfield Hall. At the meeting the Directors will report on what has been achieved in the year ending 31 March 2013, and there Celebrating 21 years in the will be elections to the Board and Management Com- village mittee. We are always looking for new faces to serve on the Committee, so if you are interested in stand- Back in 1992 Gillian Goodsman set up Goodsman ing for election, please contact the Chairman, Tony Letting with her mother Joan in an upstairs office in Jackson, either by email email@example.com or Jasmine House (now Jasmineâ€™s Florist). They moved to Brook House (now Taste Deli) in 1996 as business took off and Kay joined the team. In 2003 they moved again to Vinalls on Nep Town Road and Ginny joined the team in 2006. In 2009 they moved to their current 6PDOO'ROH location, Coopers House. â€œItâ€™s great to be back in the 6XPPHU6KRZ centre of the villageâ€? said Gillian. Goodsman Letting is WK 6DW $XJXVW2SHQDOOGD\ still a family business and Joan, although technically retired, still works in the office on Saturday mornings. IRUIRRGSP Hereâ€™s to the next 21 years!
Henfield Tennis Club GAINS Clubmark award Henfield Tennis Club has been awarded coveted â€˜Clubmarkâ€™ accreditation by the Lawn Tennis Association. Tony Jackson, club vice-chairman, received the award from Liz Bartlett of Sussex LTA.
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AUGUST 2013 | News He and ex-chairman Wendy Whittaker painstakingly put together all the required documentation, practices and controls necessary to achieve this award, which has great significance for the tennis club. The process included drawing up many volumes of documents and manuals, setting up approved LTA coaching for juniors and attending a variety of courses on Child Protection, Diversity and Safety and Wellbeing. Henfield Tennis Club chairman Digby Stephenson said: “This award is proof that HTC is a properly organised and competently managed club, which should both attract new members, and make grant or loan applications more achievable. “I am very grateful to everyone in the club who made this possible by their hard work” Henfield Tennis Club has been accredited for four years and will be promoted on the national Clubmark website. Anyone interested in joining Henfield Tennis Club should see the website at www.henfieldtennisclub.com or contact the membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
trict will come forward through Neighbourhood Plans.” The plan calls for development which “reflects the distinctive towns and villages, retains their separate identity and character and prevents coalescence.” The MPs also express their surprise that one of the company’s directors, Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, is leading a review of planning guidance for the Government, as this appears to be a conflict of interest. They have written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, asking him to investigate the matter.
Henfield Scouts fundraising I have today sacrificed my beard to raise money for the new Scout hut. So far I have raised about £300 in sponsorship. My children have never seen like this before - apparently I look like a monster! For more information about eh new Scout Hut appeal see http:// www.henfieldscoutsbuildingappeal.org/ Peter O’Connell
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Hurstpierpoint Singers Sussex MPs slam Mayfields new town plan Mid Sussex MP Nicholas Soames and Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert have united to condemn the proposed Mayfields new town of up to 10,000 houses between Henfield and Sayers Common. In a strongly worded letter to Mayfield Market Towns, the company promoting the development, the MPs say that the company is “setting out to undermine” localism and Mid Sussex District Council’s proposed district plan, which has ruled out the new town. After one the company’s directors wrote to Mid Sussex Council warning them that “the writing is on the wall” for more housing, the MPs respond that it is “entirely unacceptable for you to pressurise local councils in this way .... We should like to remind you that, under the Localism Act, the South East Plan has been scrapped and that our district councils have the right and the responsibility to determine the correct level of housing for their areas.” Mid Sussex’s proposed district plan, published on 7 May, sets a housing requirement of 10,600 homes between 2011-2031. Outside the strategic sites identified, of which the Mayfields site is not one, it states that “the homes to be provided elsewhere in the Dis-
The new season commences on Monday 9 September and anyone who enjoys singing is invited to come and join us. All voices welcome (especially Tenors!). We are a small friendly group who meet every Monday from September to April in the Methodist Church, Cuckfield Road from 7.30-9.30pm. Under our Musical Director Paul Simpson we will be presenting a Christmas Concert and in the spring of 2014, Handel’s Messiah. You have the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ as there will be an open rehearsal on 16 September as part of the Hurst Festival. Do come along and enjoy the experience. Making music can be fun! For more information call Joan Denley on 01273 834534.
Henfield Garden Club Once again dress code for our first social event of the year was warm vests and jackets. However excellent food, drink and company made it an enjoyable evening. We still have two outings and an afternoon tea party before our winter talks begin. This year our highlight will be a talk in November by the renowned plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke. For more information about joining our club contact our Membership Secretary Linda Beresford on 01273 492497 or e-mail linda@ slugbandit.co.uk Jacqui Simmons
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News | AUGUST 2013
White Mischief offers their brides the unique opportunity to design their own gown in association with the designer Augusta Jones who they represent in the UK. Once the design team in Hong Kong have put together a dream dress for a White Mischief bride, they will often add it into their collection for the following year. Now, with a couple of designs in hand, Christine Marchant, owner of White Mischief has been invited to visit the designer in Hong Kong to see the process through from start to finish. The visit will include working with the Augusta Jones design team to create the patterns for the gowns and mock-up a trial dress. She will then take it to the factory in Hanzhou Province in China to see the process of cutting, making and beading the gown for one of their lucky brides. You will be able to follow this journey on the White Mischief blog and Facebook (when access is available as this is limited in China). Christine said: â€œThis is a fabulous opportunity to see and understand the whole process from start to finish â€“ something so few people in the industry get the opportunity to do. Most wedding gowns are made in the Far East and we know that Augusta Jones run a very ethical business, ensuring that their staff welfare is paramount and this too will be assuring to see.â€? For further information call Christine Marchant on 01273 491077 (office) or 01273 495566 (Shop).
Macmillan Garden Trail Local gardener Jack Dunckley will be opening the Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail which is raising money for a new Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre in Brighton. The trail, which takes place in 22 unique and private gardens from Brighton to Eastbourne on the weekend of 3 and 4 August, will be open from 11am-5pm each day. As well as the beautiful gardens, there will also be sales of garden decorations and refreshments in many gardens. There will also be a grand raffle to win a stunning driftwood sculpture. Entry is ÂŁ2 per garden, ÂŁ7 for a day or ÂŁ10 for the weekend. Directions and maps for the gardens can be found at www.macmillangardentrail.co.uk . If youâ€™re unable to attend the Trail but are still keen to help the cause, you can do so by making a donation via Driftwoodâ€™s fundraising page on JustGiving. For more information visit the website, follow on Twittter (@macmillantrail) or see the Facebook page.
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