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Home from home with Bluebells Nursery Jo Al-Tarafi, the manager of Bluebells Nursery in Partridge Green, knows exactly what parents are looking for when it comes to finding the right pre-school childcare for their children: a real home-from home environment where highly qualified and caring staff tailor care to each individual child’s needs. Add to this their unique rural environment and flexible approach to hours (full, part-time and emergency care) and Bluebells Nursery really does have a winning formula. “We pride ourselves on the partnerships we develop with parents in the care of their children and we work hard to maintain the routine that the children are used to at home” explained Jo. The early years practitioners at Bluebells aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life and encourage them to develop a love for learning. We understand that parents play a vital role in supporting their children’s learning and development and this is why we ask parents to be involved with the nursery as much as possible. Having a clear understand of a child’s interest through both nursery and home life enables us to understand and support each child’s individual development pathway. The baby room, which takes children as young as three months, is a small and homely environment, decorated in neutral, calm and warm colours. Babies can start as young as three months and they stay in the baby room until they are around two years old. The nursery has introduced ‘heuristic play’ for the baby room and Kira Bryant, the Deputy Manager explained more about this exciting approach: “It’s all about letting children express their natural curiosity about day-today household things they find around them. As babies develop, they want to feel, taste and think about objects. As they grow into toddlers their curiosity grows too and they want to find out what they can do with the objects, for example stack them, knock them down or post them through a hole. It’s all great fun for the child, but at the same time it’s strengthening their cognitive development, muscle control and hand/eye co-ordination.”


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When children reach the age of two they graduate to the Oak Room which is a warm space decorated in neutral colours to complement the outside garden area. The room has an open layout that is subtly separated into different areas including a craft area, a computer for developing ICT skills, a cosy corner for relaxing (or even snoozing!) and a book corner. The focus in the Oak Room is on free-flow play and any structured activities are based around the interest of the children. But what really sets the nursery apart is its outdoor space. The secure garden is simply enormous and the older children have huge amounts of fun playing with the climbing frame, the natural willow dome, the play house and the all-weather sandpit. When the ground is really wet underfoot there is also a large patio play area. The Nursery also has direct access to a large meadow which is perfect for ‘bug hunt’ expeditions during the summer months. “We know that children love being outside and we are so lucky to have such fantastic outdoor facilities” said Jo. “We have extended the free-flow play the children currently enjoy in the Oak Room to include the garden as well, which is a really exciting development.” Jo or Kira and the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you and your child into the Bluebells Nursery Family. To arrange a visit please call them on 01403 711084 or email bluebells99@btconnect.com

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12 News

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Phew! We did it! And by we, I mean St Peter’s Year 6, Mrs Nikki Lee and many other St Peter’s children and their teachers - with a little help from us at BN5. This August issue is very, very special to us - for the first time EVER we’ve handed the BN5 reins over, and what a safe pair of hands they turned out to be! Please take time to read the articles, written and created by these talented children under the guidance of the magnificent teaching staff at St. Peter’s. We feel very privileged to have worked with them all, their writing is witty, lively and descriptive; their topics interesting and their artwork shows imagination and some wonderful talent. Our cover was designed by year 6 pupil Freya Taylor-Lester, pictured below with her teacher Nikki Lee. We loved Freya’s design, it captured the brief; “School’s out for Summer” perfectly. Thank you to Seawhite of Brighton in Partridge Green for giving Freya a personalised art pack as her prize. Have a wonderful summer holiday - especially all you teachers!

22 Kid’s Stuff

The Takeover Edition


26 Covers

Design entries

30 Kid’s Stuff

Yr 6 Go Wild on the IW


44 Kid’s Stuff

High School Musical

51 Sports

Cricket Festival


53 Pet Care Your local vet

64 Business Paul Samrah


66 Index

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; St Peter’s Primary School pupils, with special thanks to Mrs Lee and Year 6. Paul Samrah, John Pursglove and Mike Beardall. This month’s BN5 cover is beautifully designed by Freya Taylor-Lester, thank you Freya. 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 September issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 1 August. 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 August Bingo

Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& every Fri)

Money prizes. For more details contact the Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 or carol.rawlings@ saxonweald.com

aged 6-11. See www.sussexwild- tivities, consider requests for assislifetrust.org.uk tance and organise social events. Call David Pryor on 01273 494442.

HDC Walk

Steyning, 11am (and 19th)

Henfield Voices

2 mile stroll, meet at Steyning Henfield Hall, 7.30-9pm (and Health Centre. Call Linda on 01903 every Weds) Enjoy an evening of laughter, fun 816865 or Lyn on 01903 369752. and singing. New members are Knit & Natter always welcome, no audition. For Twelfth Night Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every more information call Monica on Red Oaks garden (until 2 August) 1st Tues) 07788 166173 or email monmaloney@googlemail.com Henfield Theatre Company perfor- A drop-in craft group for adults. mance - see news section.

Saturday 2

Porcelain Lights inspired by the garden Sussex Prairies, 1-4pm

Action for Deafness

Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st Tues)

Harp recital and tea

Newtimber Place Gardens, 2.30pm See news item.

Monday 4

Henfield Badminton Club Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Mon)

New members always welcome. We play a reasonable standard of badminton but are very patient with rusty players who may not have picked up their racquet for some time! Call Sally on 01273 494231.


Maidment Court, 2pm (& every Mon)

Wednesday 6 Excursion

Petworth House and Park

Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Leisure Centre, 12.452.45pm (& every Weds)

Garden Pride garden Centre, Ditchling

Henfield Community Transport collects you from home and takes you back to your door. Cost £6. Call 01444 471919 to book.

Circle Dancing

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.40am12.10pm (& every Thurs)

Over 60’s Tai Chi

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


White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Sobell Court, 2.30pm (& every Weds) Thurs)

Henfield Joggers

Tuesday 5

Beginners course - a run/walk programme building up to a distance of 3-4 miles. Open to all. Email beginners@henfield-joggers.co.uk or just turn up. Also, main meeting running on and off-road. See www. henfieldjoggers.co.uk

Woods Mill, 9.30-4pm

Afternoon tea trip

A friendly club helping you to get to grips with the basics of computers For more details about the Tai and tablets. All welcome, improve Chi contact Ian Kendall on 07900 your skills and get online. Cost £1. 193230 or iktaichi@me.com Henfield Unattached Alison Vine 01273 492620.

St Peter’s Church & War Memorial

Sussex Wildlife Trust holiday club

Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am

Henfield Community Transport collects you from home and takes you £5 (concessions available) with tea/ back to your door. Cost £10 return. coffee included. For more information call Brenda Kelly on 01273 Call 01444 471919 to book. 842405.

For more details contact the Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings Money prizes, raffle and tea. For on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 more details contact the Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings on 01403 carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com 226178 or 07967 054742 or carol. WW1 commemoration rawlings@saxonweald.com Service in St Peter’s Church (9:15pm) followed by a ‘Lights Out’ Ceremony at the War Memorial outside the Henfield Club (9:55pm). All welcome. See page 37 for details.

Rhyme Time

Hearing aid maintenance clinic and (& every Thurs) information, advice and support on Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers. all aspects of hearing loss.

Using the technique of slabbing to Pub Quiz make the basic shape of a simple tea light holder and adding objects White Hart, 8.30pm (& 19th) from the gardens to enhance it. Entry £2 a head. In aid of HART. £35. www.sussexprairies.co.uk Teams up to six. Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 492006.

Sunday 3

Thursday 7

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds)

Henfield Lions Club

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 and Learn Together

Henfield Evangelical Free Church, 11-12.30pm (& every Thurs)

A friendly and fun group where you can play with your child (babies to rising 5’s) and help them to learn. No charge and everyone welcome. Contact the Children and Family Centre on 01403 864668.

Making beaded jewellery

Learn some basic bush-craft skills George Hotel, 7.30pm (and every Sussex Prairies, 1-4pm to become a woodland survivor. 1st Weds) £30 / £24. Suitable for children Meet to discuss fundraising ac- Making techniques in a small,

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What’s on | AUGUST 2014 friendly class. No experience required. We will aim to make two items of jewellery. Materials and use of tools provided. £30. For more information see www.sussexprairies.co.uk

Know Dementia

Henfield Medical Centre, 1.303.30pm (& every first Thurs) Drop in for a chat.

Unsquashable – Henfield Squash Club Henfield Leisure Centre, 7-9pm (& every Thurs)

Drop-in and play session only £3.

Friday 8

Henfield Camera Club

Free Church, 7.30pm (& every other week)

See www.henfieldcameralclub.org. uk for more information.

Not the summer barbie

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7pm

Organised by The Friends of St. Peter’s Church. Tickets £12.50 (Members); £14 (non-members) from Jasmines Florists, High Street by 4 August

Saturday 9 HDC Walk

Steyning, 9am

Wiston/Steyning Downland Dog Walk. 2 miles, 1¼ hours. Call Sally on 07720 850064.

Henfield History Group Saddlescombe Farm

Afternoon outing to Saddlescombe Farm – time TBC. Everyone welcome. £3 non-members (members by subscription). Call Maureen Fletcher on 10273 492194.

Felted hat workshop

Sussex Prairies, 10am-4pm

Henfield Flower Club

tion or not (it doesn’t really matter), no need to read music! £4 entry plus tea and biscuits. Call Jennie An in house workshop/demonstra- on 01273 494300 or email info@ tion by two of our members, Jean knowdementia.co.uk and Janis: Tied Bunches and Floral Cup Cakes. Come and join in the Afternoon tea trip fun and enjoy a cup of tea and bis- Hilliers garden Centre & cafe, cuits. £5 for visitors. Horsham

The Henfield Hall, 2.15 pm.

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues)


Wednesday 13

Henfield Community Transport collects you from home and takes you back to your door. Cost £6. Call 01444 471919 to book.

Saturday 16

Mid Sussex Ramblers

Knit & Natter

Mock Bridge, 10.15am

Bats, Glow worms & Meteors

Eastbourne Free Airshow

5 miles, meet at picnic site car park at Mock Bridge on A281 (approx 100m south of Bull pub). Leader Phil. See www.midsussexramblers. We knit gift items and children’s co.uk for more information. clothes for various charities. There ‘Think Family’ is something for everyone to knit Maidment Court, Wantley Hill, whatever their ability or interest. Henfield 12-4pm Contact Jean on 01273 493171. A free community event, with Excursion goody bags, bouncy castle, police car and fire engine! Please come & Battle and Hastings Henfield Community Transport col- tell us what services you’d like to lects you from home and takes you see in the village. The whole family back to your door. Cost £13 return. are welcome. Run by Saxon Weald. Call 01444 471919 to book. Excursion

The Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds)

Henfield, 8-10pm

Enjoy sounds and sights of summer nights in the countryside on a 3 mile circular walk with the Countryside Rangers. Meet at the Downs Link car park on Upper Station Road. Call 01903 878528 to book your place. £3 per person. Torch and good footwear recommended.

Thursday 14 HDC Walk

George & Dragon, Dragons Green, 10am

Henfield Community Transport collects you from home and takes you back to your door. Cost £12.50 return. Call 01444 471919 to book.

Small Dole Summer Show Mackleys Sports Field

Entry schedules are now available from The Small Dole Post Office Stores, The Fox PH Small Dole, Swains Farm Shop, Rushfields Plant Centre, Hamfelds, Henfield Post Office, Henfield Library and Jasmine’s Florist.

Sunday 17

Step-by-step instructions using 5¾ miles no dogs Meet in the Yoga Workshop the ‘wet felting’ process. No ex- pub car park. Call Geoff on 01403 Sussex Prairies, 10am-1pm perience required and all materials 258180. Gentle physical movement with supplied. £60. For more informayoga postures, ease of breathing tion see www.sussexprairies.co.uk Coffee Morning with deeply relaxing yoga nidra St Peter’s Church, 10.30and introducing quiet contempla11.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) tion with meditation. £30. All abiliSussex Wildlife Trust Join us in St Peters Church for ties welcome, no yoga experience fresh coffee and homemade cakes. required. See www.sussexprairies. holiday club co.uk for more information. Jazzled Choir Woods Mill, 9.30-4pm Learn how to do wildlife surveys. Catholic Church Hall, 1.30-3.30pm Summer Sussex Tea Spend time in the woodland inves- (& every 2nd & 4th Thurs) Parties tigating tracks and signs of the ani- A jazz, swing and blues choir, made mals that live there. £30 / £24. Suit- up of members of the community Trenchmore,Burnthouse Lane, able for children aged 6-11. See who may have a medical condi- Cowfold,3-5pm www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk. For people with dementia, their

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AUGUST 2014 | What’s on families and friends. A representative from Horsham Alzheimer’s Society will be there with information about local services. No charge. For more information call Joanne on 07711 698 279 or 01403 864 419. Please call to confirm if the sun isn’t shining!

Tuesday 19 Watercolour

Shoreham Art Gallery, 9.30am12.30pm


more information.

Garage Sale

Fabians Way Sheltered Housing, 12-4pm

Day Centre, Henfield, 10.30am12pm (& every last Thurs)

Opportunity for those with sight Proceeds in aid of residents Christ- impairments to meet and socialise with others suffering from sight mas dinner. problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes, plus tea and coffee. Call 01273 454343 or email HDC Walk shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk

Monday 25

Friday 29

West Grinstead, 10am

A 5 ½ mile walk. Meet in the WSCC car park next to the Downs Link at Richard Pennicard This workshop will focus on the West Grinstead. Dogs on a lead. Memorial Football Match different styles of watercolour and 2½ hours. Call Irene on 07790 Kings Field, 6.30pm how versatile the medium is using 420752. Annual memorial match: Henfield various different techniques. Shermanbury Fair FC vs RSPCA. Please come along Behind the Royal Oak, Wineham, and show your support. Pavilion bar is open from 5.30pm, after the Excursion 12-5pm match there will be a raffle and Chichester See news for more information. BBQ at The Plough. All welcome. Henfield Community Transport collects you from home and takes you back to your door. Cost £12.50 re- HDC Walk Charity Afternoon turn. Call 01444 471919 to book. Shermanbury, 10am

Wednesday 20

Tuesday 26

Saturday 30

Thursday 21

To Twineham with lunch at Royal Oak, Wineham, 8 mile flat No dogs. Afternoon tea trip Meet in the lay-by on the west side Southdown garden Centre & of the A281, 200 yards south of The Bull Inn, at Mock Bridge. Call Geoff cafe, Hassocks Henfield Community Transport col- on 01403 258180. lects you from home and takes you back to your door. Cost £6. Call Drawing 01444 471919 to book.

Wednesday 27

Saturday 23

Dark star brewery 24/7 event Partridge Green, 10am See news item.

Mid Sussex Ramblers

Shoreham Art Gallery, 9.30am12.30pm

Sobell Court, 2-5pm

In aid of the Friends of Henfield Medical Centre. Tombola, raffle, new goods for sale. Join us for a cup of tea and homemade cake. Come along and support this worthy cause.

Sunday 31

Unusual plant and art fair Sussex Prairies, 11am-5pm

Unusual plants to buy from a range A contemporary look at drawing of exciting specialist nurseries, and how versatile it can be. stunning artworks from local and Excursion national artists & quality horticultural sundries. £6 adult, £3 child, £15 Highdown Gardens & Garden family. www.sussexpriaires.co.uk

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Henfield Community Transport col- Ashurst Country Fair and lect you from home and take you Fun Dog Show Circular via River Adur. Meet at back to your door. Cost £9 return. Ashurst Recreation ground, 12pm Henfield Downs Link car park, Up- Call 01444 471919 to book. per Station Road. Leader Phil. See In aid of the new village hall. For www.midsussexramblers.co.uk for more information see news item.

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Thursday 28

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News | AUGUST 2014 HENFIELD CONCERT RAISES FUNDS FOR HOSPICE Henfield Friends of St Barnabas raised more than £150 with a three-piece concert at the Free Church in June. David Sayers on organ, Linda Clark on violin and Chris Clark on saxophone gave a rousing selection of traditional anthems and hymns. And audience of about 50 gave donations with refreshments on hand from St Barnabas supporters. Organiser Fred McComas said: “It was a brilliant performance and we were delighted with the reception the musicians received.” Mike Beardall

HENFIELD SPONSORED EXERCISERS RAISE £2,000 Twenty members of The Fitness League did a marathon three hours of exercises in June at Henfield Hall to raise £2,000 for charity. The ladies, from Henfield, Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks, raised half for the British Heart Foundation and half for St. Barnabas Hospice. Teacher Sally Marples said: “It was a brilliant effort by everyone and we have to thank our sponsors who gave so generously.” Sally runs classes at Henfield Hall on Monday nights and Thursday mornings, Hurspierpoint Methodist Church on Tuesday mornings and Hassocks United Reform Church on Wednesday nights. Mike Beardall

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BP GUILDS MYSTERY TOUR & DINNER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS If you are of senior age and live in Henfield or in its surrounding areas you are invited to the BP Guild’s annual coach outing with dinner on Sunday 7 September. It is entirely free as your local Henfield BP Guild raises funds to cover all costs. We cannot let you know where the coach trip is to be for tradition dictates this needs to be closely guarded secret. We can tell you it will be drive of about 60 to 90 minutes’ to a place of general interest and where ice-cream, tea or a soft drink will be served with time to visit the comfort stop facilities. At all times you will be escorted one or two Guildsmen. Whilst you are enjoying these delights others from the BP Guild and friends will be hard at work preparing your four course meal, laying the tables and popping wine corks and tapping beer barrels. We will welcome you back with a tea or sherry and a talented light-

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AUGUST 2014 | News music and versatile entertainer will accompany you during your dinner. The day will start around 12 noon and concludes around 8pm. Should you need assistance to get home let us know and we will see if we can help. To book a place, call in at Barnard the Bakers in Henfield. You can choose the combination that suits you, the coach trip and dinner or just one of these only. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements. For further information on this or the BP Guild please telephone Neil or Kenneth on 01273 491074 or 01273 956243.

Royal Opera star Sidonie Winter. The concert raised money for local charities, the Henfield 1st Scouts and Know Dementia. Many thanks to all the musicians, the helpers and to Red Oaks for the use of their premises and for running their legendary ‘Pimms Tent’! Nigel Stevens

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE Work on Henfield’s Neighbourhood Plan is progressing well. It remains on schedule to proceed to referendum in the middle of 2015. Neighbourhood and Housing Needs surveys were delivered to all properties in the parish and summaries of the completed forms are now available. So too is a ‘State of the Parish’ report which brings together all the evidence to date. These documents are all on www.henfieldhub.com with reference copies available in the Parish Office and Library. Meetings for public examination of possible sites for development are being held in August. Look out for details of these on the Hub and on public noticeboards in the village.


HENFIELD SCHOOL FETE PUTS FLYING SCOTSMEN IN A SPIN St Peter’s school fete brought out hundreds of visitors in June who were entertained by the ‘Flying Scotsmen’ wheelbarrow team. As well as swirling kilts, water-bombs and wheelbarrow skirmishes, the goodhumoured antics wowed an enthusiastic crowd. Pony and donkey rides, a fire engine, bouncy castles, penalty shoot-outs, table games and children’s activity displays were highlights. “We had brilliant weather and raised a good amount for school funds,” said PTA chairman Richard Lucy. Children and parents led a procession down Henfield High Street before the start of the fete. Mike Beardall

PROMS IN THE PARK 2014 Sunday 29 June saw the ‘Proms in the Park’ concert in Red Oaks gardens. 200 people brought their blankets, chairs, picnic hampers and bubbly for a concert of music given by local musicians Brass Fusion and



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On Saturday 23 August Dark Star Brewery will be once again holding their 24/7 event raising monies for Cancer Research and Hurstwood Park Neurological Hospital. Open to walkers and bikers, both events start at 10am at the Dark Star brewery (teas, coffees and bacon rolls will be available to purchase from 9am) and will finish at the Partridge Pub where refreshments and food will be available to purchase. The walkers’ event takes the seven mile route along the Downs Link to Bramber Castle where a Dark Star bus will be waiting to ferry you back to the Partridge Pub at approximately 12pm and 1pm. The cyclist event takes the 24 mile route to Shoreham Beach and back to the pub (it is highly recommended that cycle helmets are worn). Both events cost £10 to enter and include a water bottle. To enter please register in the brewery shop or email shop@darkstarbrewing.co.uk The evening BBQ at The BBQ will feature live music by the Startled Hamsters, a bar raffle and auction. Tickets for the evening BBQ (£12 including food) are available from Lorna in the Brewery Shop on 01403 713085 or Rob and Vicki at The Partridge Pub on 01403 710391.


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News | AUGUST 2014 offers easy access to the South Downs National Park, countless bridleways and footpaths, historic towns and villages, and places of interest. Stan’s Bike Shack is ideally placed for road and off-road cyclists to drop in for rewarding coffee and cake before heading out across Sussex, or south towards the challenging climbs of the South Downs. And once you reach the top of the Downs there awaits further reward from spectacular views of Sussex-by-the-sea. If you are not a coffee lover then Stan’s Bike Shack serves a range of tea to suit all tastes, sumptuous hot chocolate and a selection of soft drinks too. If you’re hungry and in the mood for something savoury we have a good selection including Panini’s and sandwiches, all made fresh daily on the premises. We also carry a range of popular energy drinks, bars and gels to help cyclists on their journey. Stan’s Bike Shack is delighted to introduce Mick Jones, an ex-GB Olympic athlete and Gold medal Commonwealth Champion who is our very own Coach Mentor & Sports Injury Therapist. Mick is highly regarded in GB sporting circles and can design and deliver training and coaching programmes for all levels of competitor up to international and Olympic standard. So next time you’re at Stan’s Bike Shack ask for Mick. Our summer seasons opening hours are 9am to 6pm, seven days a week.


Stan’s Bike Shack was conceived from a passion for cycling, coffee and cake and is ideally located on the Downs Link at Bines Road by Homelands Farm, in Partridge Green. With a simple objective to deliver gourmet coffee and homemade cake, Stan’s Bike Shack is a family friendly location to meet before riding out, or a place to rest and refresh weary limbs where you can enjoy the company of friends. Cycling, coffee and cake have become natural partners and HENFIELD THEATRE COMPANY considered by cyclists as a tasty reward for miles NEWS covered and calories burned. Everyone is welcome at Stan’s Bike Shack, whether Terra Nova, by Ted Tally, The story of Scott of the Antyou prefer to ride or walk. Either way the Downs Link arctic’s heroic journey in 1912, will be performed by The Henfield Theatre Company from 16 to 18 October, at the Henfield Hall. The production will include an exhibition of original artefacts from the expedition in the Henfield Museum during the week of the play, with an opportunity to view during the evening performances. BEAUTY THERAPIST Don’t miss the Henfield Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s wonderful romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, which runs from Wednesday 30 July to for all your beauty needs Saturday 2 August in Red Oaks garden. It promises with 30 years’ experience to be a superb evening’s entertainment in a beautiful setting. Gates open at 6pm for those who would like to bring a picnic and there will a Pimm’s tent. The Now in Fawn Rise – Henfield performance will start at 7.30 each evening. Tickets (formally The Beauty Room Steyning) (£10, no numbered seating), are on sale at Henfield Furnishings (01273 490080). Martin Love

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CHARITY 20/20 CRICKET MATCH WON BY WHITE HART TEAM A new Henfield charity cricket Twenty20 competition to raise funds for Henfield Cricket Club saw the trophy lifted by a White Hart team in June. The pub team won with just one ball to play against Henfield’s village eleven. “It was a brilliant evening to help raise money for the cricket club,” said Gyles Culver, landlord of The White Hart, who donated the trophy. Other fundraisers on the evening included a barbeque and a bar.

Congratulations to the team of seven intrepid HART responders who climbed three mountains and raised £2,000 for HART within 24 hours. Their actual time was 23 hours and one minute – an incredible feat considering they also stopped to assist a climber in difficulties. With them was lucky mascot Ted the Fireman bear given to them by the fire crews organising the challenge. Anne Dewdney, one of the HART team, said: “This was a real team effort. We stuck together all the way, resting and eating in the minibus between the three climbs. We were delighted to complete this very demanding challenge in such a good time.” As well as Anne, team members were Claire Greenfield, Sandra Parsons, Martin Tooth, Kas Fletcher, Josh Westlake and Mark Skilton. Sponsors were solicitors Griffith Smith Farrington Webb, Sean Preston of Southdown Truck and Crane and Gyles Culver, landlord of the White Hart.

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JANET ANGELA POUND, 10 FEBRUARY 1935 – 1 JUNE 2014 Janet was born and lived in the district of Barnet during the Second World War. She got her love of horses from her father and with her sister Pat always had ponies to ride. She married Maurice in 1960 and the four children started to come along. We moved to Steyning in 1963 and when the children started to show an interest in riding she was in her element. Always a hard-working and loving mother Janet also became a second mother to many overseas children that she fostered to boost the family coffers. We moved to Henfield in 1976. As an active member of the WI she had an outlet for her other talents of upholstery, silver jewellery, and jam and preserve making. When the kids started to leave home, a career as a B&B lady followed and continued until arthritis curtailed these activities and those of using her working dogs on two local shoots. So as wife, mother and grandmother to nine, this lovely lively lady will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts at this time. Maurice Pound

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The Three Peaks challenge entailed climbing Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (Cumbria) and Snowdon (Wales) within 24 hours, transported to each by three volunteer drivers (all responders) – Dave Fletcher, John Rodrigues and Heather Kingdon (who is with PART, Partridge Green Area Response Team). Mark Skilton’s Henfield company DSA Products donated £200 to the walkers. Nadia Cowdrey, partner at Griffith Smith Farrington Webb, said: “Everyone here in the office is very proud of the work HART does and think this is a tremendous achievement. HART makes a huge difference to the community in and around Henfield.” To donate: www.henfieldresponders.org.uk Mike Beardall

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News | AUGUST 2014 HENFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AGM The Henfield Community Partnership has achieved much for our community since it was formed in 2005. So please show your support and come along to its 9th AGM to be held at 7pm on Thursday 11 September 2014 in the Committee Room, Henfield Hall. 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. At the meeting the Directors will report on what has been achieved in the year ending 31st March 2014, and there will be elections to the Board and Management Committee. We are always looking for new faces to serve on the Committee, so please think seriously about standing for election; if you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact the Chairman, Tony Jackson, either by email enquiries@henfieldcp.org or phone 492636 before 28 August. Membership of the Partnership is free and individuals can sign up to join at any time. You can find out more about the HCP at www.henfieldhub.com/hcp. If being a Committee Member is not for you, you can still help us with any of our many projects . Tony Jackson

MUSICAL MAYHEM Like your music served with a helping of fun? Then this is for you! ‘Bill Posters Will Be Band’ will be appearing at the Henfield Hall on Saturday 20 September from 8-11pm. In the finest traditions of musical

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lunacy and playing everything from banjo to saxophone, musical saw to teapot, the former members of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Temperance Seven and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band will entertain you with fun, laughs and musical mayhem. Presented jointly by the Sussex Weald Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Henfield Club, tickets (£15) are available form Jasmines Florist, High Street, Henfield and the Henfield Club. Mike Alderson

‘TEENIE’ FUNDRAISER RAISES THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL Henfield ladies Jayne Heritage, Claire Jordan, Jackie Webb and Michelle Taylor hosted a special fundraising event at the South Lodge Hotel on Friday 4 July in memory of Michelle’s younger sister Martine Barthram who lost her battle against breast cancer in November last year. The Martine Memorial Fundraiser team is going to create a special reflection room and garden at Worthing Hospital to be used by other cancer patients who need to spend a little time away from the hustle and bustle of the treatment and consulting areas. The fundraisers will also be making a donation to the Winston’s Wish foundation, a charity that supports children bereaved of a parent. It was a poignant and fun evening that had a ‘jewel’ theme, and was supported by many local businesses and people. Jen Allmond of Bay Tree Trading created the beautiful floral table displays with bejewelled vases and tealights. 100 guests enjoyed a Pimms reception, a three-course dinner and live music from Jason Paris, Ella Gardner and The Soundhouse. But it was the live auction, conducted by the witty Brian ‘Bettsy’ Betts, and a ‘Diamond Dip’ raffle that helped raise the money. White Mischief donated a generous star prize which had guests digging deep for Diamond Dip tickets. And the auction included many ‘not on the high street’ type items including an Afternoon Tea and Tour with Nick Herbert MP, signed football shirts from Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United, and a specially created jewel themed cake from Kaylees Cakery topped with a Swarovski necklace. Michelle, Jayne, Claire and Jackie are so grateful to all of their generous patrons and prize donators which included so many of the Henfield High Street businesses. The final total has yet to be calculated (at the time of publication) but exceeds £8,500. See their Facebook page www.facebook.com/martinefund for more information. Michelle Taylor

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AUGUST 2014 | News ASHURST COUNTRY FAIR AND FUN DOG SHOW This years’ country fair and fun dog show will be held on the Recreation Ground from midday on 31 August. There will be a silent auction, wellie wanging, raffle, archery, kids activities and lots of country stalls selling delicious locally sourced produce. Great food will be available throughout the afternoon from the sizzling BBQ, cool ice cream stand and tea stall. There will be a bar with locally brewed beer, refreshing soft drinks and freshly made Pimms. Stalls are welcome by arrangement – please call 01403 710585. All proceeds will go to the new Ashurst Village Hall.

THE BIG BROWNIE BIRTHDAY On Saturday the 21 June 900 brownies descended on the Amex stadium for Sussex Central’s Big Brownie Birthday sleepover to celebrate 100 years of Brownies. Both the Henfield Brownie packs attended and one of the Brownies made her Promise in the stands. While there, the Brownies took part in all sorts of activities including a training session with Albion in the community, a challenging climb up Spider Mountain, an inflatable assault course, circus skills, fairground stalls and crafts. In the evening there was a disco before everyone settled down in the stands to watch the film monsters university on the big screens. The next morning each brownie got to ice a Brownie birthday cake followed by some campfire singing to round off an exciting and fun filled weekend which was enjoyed by all and will never be forgotten. Visit www.girlguiding.org.uk to get involved and help us on our way to the next 100 years.


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HELP REQUIRED Can anyone help please? A local lady who attends a club in Worthing called Buddy’s (every Thursday from 3-5pm) needs taking there and back from Henfield. Buddy’s is a great support for those with learning difficulties and it’s a very important date in her diary and her chance to meet others. However, she has lost her transport and is very sad to be missing this date. We would love to help her out, even if you can just help once in a while. Please contact Fiona Ordidge at Henfield Medical Centre on 01273 492255 if you can help her. Thank you.

HENFIELD SUMMER SHOW 2015 CAN YOU HELP? Henfield Parish Council is starting to consider the arrangements for the next Henfield Summer Show in July 2015. The Show is held on Henfield Common every other years and last years’ Show was proclaimed a success. This was however only achieved by a large amount of work done by relatively few volunteers. The Council now feels that if Henfield wishes to have a Show in 2015 there must be more involvement from people within the community in helping to organise the event. Volunteers are particularly needed to help with the physical work involved setting up the Showground on the Thursday evening and Friday leading up to the Show and on the Saturday, the day of the Show. Without this help there are serious concerns as to whether this very popular event will take place in 2015. If you feel you can help please contact Mike Morgan on 492134 or the Council office on 492507.



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News | AUGUST 2014 HENFIELDS STRONGEST MAN & WOMAN CHALLENGE On 28 September Henfield Leisure centre is hosting a very exciting event: Henfields Strongest Man & Woman. It is a novice competition for anyone who wants a challenge against other strong novice lifters. The event is being judged by Lloyd Renals, a local Henfield man who has competed in the world’s strongest man contest and won many other events. On the day there will be food available, the bar will be open and there will be a bouncy castle for the children. Leisure Centre staff will also be giving fitness class demonstrations for anyone who wants to find out more about what’s on offer. For more information see the Lesiure Centre website www.henfieldleisure.co.uk or call 01273 494984.


THANK YOU A big thank you from Judith, Jenny, Katie and Ginette for supporting our coffee morning in aid of ‘walk the walk’ breast cancer charity. Thanks to everyone who came along to our coffee morning and who bought cakes at St Peter’s Primary school on 26 June. We would also like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes, including Rushfields, Jasmins, Jeremy’s and The Accountancy Practice. We raised an amazing £664.40! If you would like to donate please see: www. sunwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/henfield-hens

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Congratulations to Ashtyn Roworth and Leonie Rodway, the two winners of our Library Gardens and Arts colouring competition. Ashtyn won a write-your-own storybook, and Leonie won a signed book by Lauren Child. Thank you to all the children for their colourful entries and we look forward to seeing everyone throughout the summer for our Mystical Maze Reading Challenge! Sallyanne

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AUGUST 2014 | News FRIENDS OF HENFIELD MUSEUM The two recent surveys carried out by the steering committee of the Friends of Henfield Museum have identified a number of people interested in becoming a friend of the museum. The inaugural meeting of the new group will be held in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall on Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 7pm. The membership of the museum friends is open to all people who are interested in preserving the heritage of Henfield. Please come and support your local museum. Arun Agarwal, Chairman of the Museum Committee, Henfield Parish Council. are being left on. This move directly addresses their concerns.” FR

DON’T MISS ‘THINK FAMILY’ DOWNSLINK RESURFACED I would like to thank the landowner for his cooperation and support and also members of the local community. The new surface will provide a much needed link between the villages of Partridge Green and Henfield and will be a more enjoyable experience for visitors who come from further a-field. The path was funded by West Sussex County Council’s Countryside Services. Geraldine Fewster


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PACKED MEETING CONDEMNS MAYFIELD MARKET TOWNS Despite beautiful barbeque weather and a lure of a World Cup match, around 500 people crammed into St Paul’s Catholic College Hall in Burgess Hill for the Public Meeting on 20 June. There were so many people, that the hall was filled to capacity and some had to listen from outside. The panel of speakers included Arundel and Downs MP, Nick Herbert; Mid Sussex MP, Nicholas Soames; Mid Sussex District Councillor, Norman Webster; Hosham District Councillor, Brian O’Connell; Founder of LAMBS, Anthony Watts Williams; Chief Executive of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Dr

Tony Whitbread; Dr Roger Smith, Sussex CPRE and Kenneth MacIntosh from Hands Off Henfield. Nick Herbert told the crowd of his frustration with Mayfields’ persistence against a wall of local opposition and the obvious unsuitability of the site. “The Mayfield proposal has no local support… It is on Greenfield land - Greenfield land that, as we saw over the winter, is prone to flooding… and it is nowhere near a railway station… This is therefore an entirely unsustainable proposal that will not fulfil the conditions for a new town, garden town, Garden City - call it what you will.” Planning Councillors Norman Webster and Brian O’Connell said both District Councils had dismissed the London-based company and did not support Mayfields’ new town scheme. “Mid Sussex does not support this proposal,” said Mr Webster. “It is not in our district plan which has a bottom up approach and has widespread local political support. It is not supported locally by Neighbourhood Plans either. It is developer led by a national company, and we see it giving no benefit to the local area.” Mayfields proposed 10,000 home settlement would have a devastating impact on the thriving village of Henfield, which has already suffered considerably at the hands of the Government Planning Inspectorate. Most recently, the Inspector overturned a local planning decision by giving the go ahead for 160 houses on a greenfield site in West End Lane. For more information see www.lambs.org.uk LAMBS

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Shermanbury Country Fayre


he Friends of St Giles, Shermanbury have combined forces with Shermanbury Parish Council and are running a joint Fun Day and Country Fayre on August Bank Holiday Monday in the fields behind the Royal Oak, Wineham from 12 to 5pm.

Participation events include: a tug of war competition; wellie-wanging; terrier racing; fun dog show; and dog agility course. There will be a huge range of side shows for all ages and a grand raffle. Other events to be announced on the day! The inner person will be satisfied by a spit roast and BBQ, the famous Shermanbury teas, a beer tent and ice creams. Michael and Sharon Bailey, the proprietors of the Royal Oak are closely involved and their significant support and assistance are an important part of the day, not least in the provision of a suitable band. In sum, the Shermanbury Fun Day and Country Fayre will be a great day out for all the family! Parking will be free in the fields behind the Royal Oak - please follow the signs to help us keep the road free. See you there!

This follows the three previously successful Fayres the Friends of St Giles have held at Shermanbury Place and several Fun Days run by Shermanbury Parish Council at the Royal Oak over the last few years. For 2014 we have pooled our resources to go for the big one! The Friends are raising funds to repair the internal walls to St Giles’ Church and the Parish Council is raising funds for local charities. Our faithful fans from both camps can be assured that we have retained the usual attractions and the retention of a rural atmosphere has been to the forefront of our planning. Attractions will include: hedge laying; pole lathes; wattle making; and spinning Richard Putnam, Friends of St Giles and weaving demonstrations.

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Like every morning on the Isle of Wight it was frantic! The whole chalet wobbled as we charged about like animals around the cabin. It was time for the first activity of the day. For me it was the worst of them all. Tunnel trail! As we staggered into the shadowy cramped room, adrenaline raced round my veins. My stomach churned my breakfast from this morning like a washing machine. My heart rate came to a halt as we began to enter. My elbows caught the sides of the tunnel and the pitch black before me led to a mysterious, forgotten nowhere. FREYA TAYLOR LESTER The tunnel mouth glared at me creepily as if it was daring me to go inside. The kind instructor’s words seemed distant and remote as I did the knee pad straps up. Soon the dreadful time had come. We all got onto our hands and knees and began to crawl. The entrance evily loomed over me and five awful seconds later I was in. The darkness was atomically overwhelming. It was like falling into a gigantic bath full of black treacle. It was absolutely pointless to open your eyes. AMON IDA-BOWERS

As I first crawled through the pitch black, claustrophobic tunnel I felt petrifyingly excited! BEN NEALE

CLIMBING WALL I looked at the timetable and saw we were doing outside climbing first. I didn’t mind at all. But when we got there I looked up at the climbing wall towering over me and took a big gulp. My knees started to wobble, I realised I was terrified. I realised I was safe by leaning forward on my seat to show I couldn’t fall. So then I zoomed up like a rocket. IZZY GOVER

As I walked into a new chalet the sound of witty banter completely overwhelmed me, giving me a spark of joy. OLLIE ROBERTSON

TRAPEZE Anxiety churned in my stomach as I squinted at the 50 foot trapeze towering above me like a telegraph pole. “No” I thought. “No, no, no!” It was spitting by the time I started to mount the pole, it was trembling under me. I got to the top, having to untangle the rope a couple of times, my knees knocking together, my arms shaking. I took a deep breath as I hung in mid-air for a couple of seconds then victory flooded around me. I did it! I felt overwhelmed with joy, the feeling! Have you felt like that before? FABIA BUTLER LAPLACE

As I climbed up the lofty trapeze pole my legs turned into jelly. As soon as I reached the top my life flashed before my eyes. I jumped but fell, luckily I was holding onto my life. Natalie (who was our group leader for that activity) told me to let go of the bar. I was relieved about getting down. SOPHIA MYATT WELLS

CHALET FUN In our cosy but messy chalet I was hiding under Fabia’s annoyingly stuffy pillows and duvet to make her jump. Izzy and Katy were in on it too. Izzy called Fabia in and asked her if she could get her scrawny old hairbrush. Surprisingly Fabia didn’t notice I was hiding. Fabia slowly bent down and was searching for Izzy’s hairbrush; then I suddenly sprung up and shouted “whhhoooo”. Fabia screamed for her life! She was screaming for 5 minutes: in fact it was only 30 seconds! Katy, Izzy and I were laughing hysterically for 1 minute. That was my favourite night! ROBYN ROOT

ABSEILING On the abseiling wall I felt nauseous. They hooked me on like it will never let me go, like a python around my waist. I was on the edge, it was like I was going to fall off the edge of the world. Off I go. I slipped and fell face first on the wall for a minute. I was dangling by the rope. I was trying to get back to the wall. I push off from the wall and I was back on track. I finally got to the bottom and slipped and fell on my bottom. It was electrifying. But I still hate abseiling! ABBIE CLANCY

At the top of the abseiling tower I felt awesome. I hooked myself in, leant back off the as tall as the sky abseiling tower. Then she started to lower me down. I started my descent and I was superfast so I got down to the bottom within seconds. It was so fun. LUKE FLETCHER

I felt dazed yet lost in my own thoughts feeling liberated that I conquered the abseiling wall. LIBBY SHOTTER

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10pm, Monday 4th August 2014

Please join us in Henfield as we commemorate this event. A multi-denominational service will be held at St Peter’s Church at 9.15pm, all are very welcome. We will then proceed through the footpaths, with muffled bells, to the War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane. Please bring torches or protected candles. At 10pm the lights and candles around the Memorial will be extinguished; the Last Post will be sounded, the Standard lowered and WWII veterans will light a single candle. After the Reveille and prayers for the fallen a commemorative wreath will be laid to conclude this simple ceremony. Please join us for the service or at the War Memorial. For further details please contact Digby Stephenson: digby100@btinternet.com 07815 048609

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Health | AUGUST 2014


Chiropractic care – helping to reduce pain; so what’s it all about?

any people get back pain, neck pain, or other musculoskeletal pains, and at times need help to cope with these. Back pain and neck pain can be caused by many different issues, and finding the right way to relieve them is important. Most people endure one or more episodes of back pain in their lives. Approximately half of these people are likely to have a second episode within two years.

Most back pain is mechanical. This means that the joints or soft tissues of the spine are damaged. It is not usually serious and does not involve nerves or a serious disease process. It may come on suddenly and resolve quickly. However, for some people it continues. Other types of back pain can involve nerves or damage to the discs and may result in pain radiating to the leg, pins and needles, numbness or even muscle weakness. The spine is made up of segments of bone called vertebra. Between these are discs and joints allowing movement and shock absorbance. These vertebrae are held together by strong ligaments and powerful muscles, and allow us to achieve many physical tasks, from playing strenuous sport, to dancing, gardening and much more. It is quite difficult to damage the spine, but when we do the source of pain needs to be identified and an effective treatment implemented. Where does Chiropractic fit into this? Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage back pain, neck pain and many other joint, muscle or ligament problems. They undergo a minimum of four years degree-level training and are regulated by law requiring them to work within stringent ethical and professional

codes of practice. On visiting a chiropractor, the chiropractor will discuss the problem, take a history of the person’s current and past health issues, and perform a physical examination. This enables the chiropractor to establish the diagnosis. Sometimes further tests may be required including x-rays or MRI scans. After explaining the cause of the problem and the treatment options, the chiropractor may use hands on treatments such as gentle spinal manipulation or mobilization techniques. These treatments are designed to improve the movement of stiff or tight joints. Other treatments may include stretching, electrotherapy, acupuncture/dry needling and lifestyle advice. If chiropractic care is unlikely to help then the chiropractor may refer the patient to a GP or other healthcare professional. Some people with recurring back pain may benefit from regular, supportive chiropractic care to reduce the likelihood of further episodes. Chiropractic may also help migraines, headaches arising from neck problems, and other musculoskeletal pain. At Henfield chiropractic clinic we offer a free chiropractic check. This fifteen minute talk, introduces people to chiropractic, and helps decide whether chiropractic may help their pain. There is no obligation to take up treatment. John Pursglove, MSc (Chiropractic), BSc(Hons), DC, MRCC, Chiropractor. For more information contact Henfield Chiropractic Clinic, Furners Lane, Henfield, BN5 9HS, or call 01273 494680. www.henfieldchiroclinic.co.uk

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AUGUST 2014 | Kid’s stuff

It’s break time; the staff room smells of coffee and cake, In the midst of it all a big decision is at stake. Shakespeare? Fairy Tale? Or American dance and song? The bell’s about to ring; we haven’t got long! But soon the clues are scattered about the school, A production of High School Musical is coming to the hall! The auditions are announced and preparations begin, Get out the microphone and start to sing! Miss Page and Mrs Palma have decisions to be made Who will play Troy or Gabriella or work backstage? The roles are cast and weekly rehearsals begin, Sleeves are rolled up and we’re getting stuck in! There’s costumes and make-up; painting and props, This all-American drama is going to rock! The hall is alight with cheer-leading and songs, Behind the doors, painting and props are hurrying along. Lots of deep breaths as there’s so much to prepare, “It’s the most amazing feeling being up there!” Nerves are jangling as the scenery is drying; “Don’t paint over the lines”, Mrs Searles is crying! The weeks pass as preparations move on, “There’s not enough material for the final song!” “We need more mobile phones!” is the cry put out, ! “Has anyone got pom poms or an hour to spare?” they shout scenes behind, Children are involved from the front stage to the to find. hard ming beco Words to describe the tension are , Where ever you look in these last and final days e! stag new e There’s singing, dancing and a whol The boys are practising their basketball skills, Girls are cheering and shouting with loud shrills The leading characters are finalising their scenes, The props are ready and costumes are pristine. The smiles on the faces of the excited cast, As they admire the work of the backstage class, The curtain is ready to open to the school, ol Musical! We can’t wait for St Peter’s rendition of High Scho WRITTEN BY MRS NIKKI LEE AND THE CAST

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AUGUST 2014 | Kid’s stuff

Sizzling success for cricketers on the common


t Peter’s year 5 and 6 cricket team were victorious in the now infamous Henfield Cricket Team Tournament, held on the common last month.

Captain, Toby Bloomfield, led the team to a 51 run victory over Ashurst and an impressive 21 run win against local rivals Steyning. This is the fifth consecutive year that Henfield’s primary school team have beaten off local competition to claim the plate trophy. Impressive performances by all 10 players from St Peter’s were seen by a magnificent crowd as they enjoyed the summer sun. Bowlers, Otto Schluter; Morgan Standing; Josh Cridland; Cameron King and Ben Neale managed to see off many of the opposition batsmen with striking individual and team displays. Top runs were scored by Cameron, Toby and Imi Osbourne who all scored in excess of 15 runs each, but one of the highlights of the day was the ‘diving’ ability of Sumi Slaughter whose acrobatics saved 6 definite 4 ball shots! Ben, Sid Hamilton and Rufus Crawley put in exceptional fielding performances catching lofting shots and avoiding certain runs for the opposition. “The supportive crowd were extremely encouraging as the St Peter’s team started to pull away,” said one of two female team members, Imi. “Smiles were seen by everyone as 4s were being smashed across the field and wickets stumped” added Sumi. “All in all it was a funky-dory victory” giggled the girls as they returned to admire their gleaming trophy. Thanks go to Mr Chick, head of sport at St Peter’s; the volunteer umpires and all those involved in henfield Cricket club for their continued and much appreciated assistance on and off the pitch.

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AUGUST 2014 | Pet Care

It’s a vet’s life!


fter an hour-long interview with Jonathan Underwood of Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries, 13 children from the St Peter’s gifted writers club have written a feature article about his life.

After ten years post GCSE of studying for his veterinary qualifications, Jonathan started his career downunder in Australia where treating kangaroos and parrots was part of his everyday practice. A few years on from that, Jonathan has now settled into his role as the proprietor and vet in the Henfield and Partridge Green practices of Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries. For most people, seeing cows give birth and being faced with poorly kangaroos would be enough to put you off working with animals ever again. But when asked how many animals he treats in a year Jonathan proudly calculated that if he sees approximately 25 in a day and he works around 250 days in a year, then he probably treats around 6,250 animals a year – phew! That aside, it still doesn’t mean that embarrassing moments escape him. In his early days of working he found it hard to remember all the names of his customers and introduced himself to be people he’d already met before! He also accidentally stabbed himself with an animal vaccination once (but he asked us not to tell you!). Fortunately, Jonathan has a great sense of humour and can laugh at his embarrassing moments. His worst nightmare would be to lose an animal in his care – sometimes they can get upset visiting the vets and try to escape. No windows are allowed to be open! When asked if he could treat an elephant or an ant, he politely told us that he could possibly put an ant out of its misery, but an elephant would probably be a step too far in terms of knowing how to handle one. With three cats of his own at home, Jonathan is more than happy to stick to the ‘normal’ animals he gets to treat. Dogs are the most popular animal treated at Hawthorn’s, closely followed by cats. He didn’t mention how many of his favourite animal – a sheep – he had through the doors on a daily basis though! Jonathan has treated the pets of many famous people including actors, sportsmen and even singer Adele, who with her treasured little pooch and entourage of PR people, was a customer when she lived locally. She wore dark glasses to disguise herself, unbeknown that reception staff didn’t recognise her anyway! When talking about his many and varied customers, it is clear that Jonathan is a man dedicated to his work. He clearly considers the ethics of his role and told his reporters that he would always consider treating any animal that was put before him: he has treated iguanas, lizards, fish and the weirdest breeds of cats and dogs. And they say you should never work with animals or children!

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Business | AUGUST 2014

Tax and your children I

t is a sad fact of life that tax affects everyone – and age does not exempt children from paying tax. Even babies are liable if they have enough income!

Like adults, children are allowed to ‘earn’ a certain amount each year tax free. Their Personal Allowance for 2014/15 is £10,000, the same as adults. They will only pay tax if their income exceeds £10,000 in the Tax Year to 5 April 2015. Many children don’t have earnings as such of course, so their allowance is applied to their income from other sources, such as savings and investment income. If the return they get on their savings and investments is less than the Personal Allowance, they won’t have to pay tax. Tax credits don’t reduce the amount of tax you pay; instead they are means-tested benefits designed to provide extra money for people bringing up children, workers with a disability or workers on lower incomes. They are separate from Child Benefit, upon which you may have to pay a tax charge if you or your partner’s income exceeds £50,000. There are two types of tax credit: Working Tax Credit (WTC); and Child Tax Credit (CTC). You might be eligible for one or both, but whether you qualify and how much you receive depends on both your household circumstances at the time you make the claim and your income in the previous year. To make sure your children don’t pay tax unnecessarily, you should complete HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) form R85 when you open an account in their name. If you haven’t done this and your child is paying tax for which they are not liable, you can reclaim it by completing form R40. You can get an R85 direct from your bank or building society. Alternatively, both forms are available on the HMRC website, www.hmrc. gov.uk

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Be aware, however, that if you give your children money and it earns more than £100 a year before tax in interest (or £200 if both parents give money), all this income (not just the income over £100) will be taxed as if it were your own. The £100 limit applies to income from gifts from parents only, not from other family members. If income from your gift is likely to breach the £100 limit, then you should put your gifts in a taxfree investment. This can be a Child Trust Fund (CTF) if you opened one before December 2010, or a tax free Junior ISA. The 2014/15 annual limit is £4,000. Contributing to a pension on behalf of your child is another tax-efficient saving option, but be aware that your child cannot access the money until they reach the minimum age for drawing a pension. Up to £3,600 a year including tax relief can be paid into a pension for your child during the 2014/15 tax year. Because 20% tax relief will be added to any contribution you make, you only have to pay £2,880 to get the maximum contribution paid into your child’s pension. The tax breaks associated with a workplace nursery could save you a substantial amount of money. If you pay for childcare, you may be eligible for some tax and exemptions. If your employer provides a workplace nursery, you won’t pay tax or National Insurance on any of the benefit. If your employer offers childcare vouchers or otherwise helps with the cost of childcare and you are a basic rate taxpayer, you won’t pay tax or National Insurance on the first £55 a week in 201415. The £55 limit applies regardless of how many children you have, but it does apply to both parents, so you could get up to £110 a week in all. The childcare must be provided by an approved or registered person (such as a registered child minder), and the benefit must be available to all staff. If your employer provides childcare vouchers it may offer these through a salary sacrifice arrangement, whereby it will deduct the amount you wish to claim from your salary in exchange for the voucher, which you give to your childcare provider. If you claim the full amount and are a basic rate taxpayer, you could save £900 a year. However, new claimants that are higher rate taxpayers now face restrictions on how much they can receive tax free. For 40% taxpayers the limit is £28 per week and for 45% taxpayers it is £25 a week. In the 2013 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced a new system of childcare vouchers worth up to £1,200 a year for working parents. Details have yet to be announced but the new vouchers are expected to start in October 2015. Paul Samrah For further advice on this or other business issues, contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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Index of advertisers | AUGUST 2014 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 The Accountancy Practice 63 Kingston Smith LLP 65 Parr & Company 15 R J Dewdney 63


Roger Minost Architect





Hamfelds 36 Henfield Homes & Property Maintenance 57 LS Services 49 Optimal Property Maintenance 55 Trim Construction 55 Willow Construction 54


Cherish Care 43 Red Oaks Care Home 61 Upper Mead 67


B&I Carpets 56 Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran 60 Selectacarpet 48

CATERING & FARM SHOPS Love Food & Cornerweighs Pannisa Coffee Shop The Pizza Oven Rushfields Farm Shop Springs Smoked Salmon Swains Farm Shop taste...deli

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Ben Daniels Carpet Cleaning Maids of Sterner Stuff Sussex Oven Cleaning

50 19 57




Lucy Locksmith


Henfield Eye Care


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Flydressing 19 Braziers Autos 66 Coles Automotive 25 The Forge Garage 36 Mile Oak Servicing 57 Setyres 68


Beechcroft Landscapes 58 Hamfelds 36 JD Mowing 49 Martin Standing 55 The Green Reaper 55 Rooted 55 Rushfields 34, 35 Sussex Prairies 32 S. Goodridge 55

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Miss Potts Pottery Painting Steyning Bookshop

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Design, Copy, Print



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Barbara Dickson Beauty Therapist 14 Brown’s Barbers 13 Hair and Co 38 Hyatt’s Hair 32 Louisa Jayne Partridge Green 40 Natasha 33 Pinks Hairdressing 33


Optimal Property Services Henfield Homes and Property Maintenance Just Gutters

55 57 50

PC Doctor 65


The Conservatory Co.





The Mallards 36


Amanda Wilde 13 Canine Adventures 52 RH Pet Supplies 52


BHW Glass 60 N. Constantine Repairs 53


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Burt Electrical 57 Jeremy Crawley Electrician 58 Paul Barnard 58 Paul McDermott 54


Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co Premier Fencing

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Adur Outdoor Centre 18 The Henfield Hall 60 The Henfield Leisure Centre 47 Singing Hills Golf Course 28 Stan’s Bike Shack 11 Stars Gym Club 14 St Barnabas 65 Q Leisure 28


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Andy Masters 59 Ladies who Decorate 50 Mick Patching 49 Trim Decorating 48


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