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August 2016


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AUGUST 2016 | Contents

Editor’s LETTER

06 What’s On listings

12 25

12 News

from the BN5 area

25 Local Interest The Loxwood Joust

26 Kid’s Stuff

Henfield Heat Basketball Team


36 Kid’s Stuff

Henfield Youth Club

46 Local Interest 36

Shermanbury Parish Competition

66 Index

School’s out for the summer, we’re definitely due some nice sunny weather after all this rain! Our two main articles this month are about young people in Henfield - firstly, gracing our front cover, are some members of the immensely successful Henfield Heat basketball team. Since Heat formed a few years ago they’ve gone from strength to strength, with many successes and competitions under their belts. If you’re interested in getting your kids involved in this really fun sport go to page 26 to find out more. The work of Debbie Slaughter and her team at Henfield Youth Club goes above and beyond for the young people in our village, it’s a vital resource and one we need to work hard to preserve. As you will know, there have been quite a few cuts to funding in recent times, so HYC really needs our support. The team have some exciting plans to develop the Club to bring it right up to date and fit for the future. See more on page 36. If you are looking for some colourful and interesting entertainment you really can’t go wrong with the Loxwood Joust. All ages will love the displays, the food, stalls and great atmosphere. See our news pages for a chance to win tickets. Enjoy August,

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45 Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Amanda Lucas, Debbie Slaughter, Shermanbury Parish Council, Kristina Banner, Tony Wood and Paul Samrah. Cover image by Tony Wood of Henfield Heat basketball team. Thank you John for allowing us to use your photographs. 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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What’s on | AUGUST 2016

Monday 1 August Events at the Haven

miles. No dogs. Call Anne on Fun with music for pre-schoolers. 01273 493671. Henfield Unattached

Monday Market

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& every Weds) All welcome, whether novice or wishing to improve skills. See news item. Enquiries 01273 493403.

Henfield Haven For a full listing of the month’s events, pick up a programme at the Haven, Library or Medical Centre. Enquiries 01273 494747.

Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& The Book Nook every Mon) Stallholder vacancies. Enquiries The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am (& every Weds) 01273 493365. Selection of books, CDs & DVDs. Sporting Moments In aid of St Andrew’s, Edburton. Southwater Leisure Centre Green Moments 10am-12pm (& every Mon) Free sessions for people with Rock Farm, Washington, 1.30pm dementia and their carer. (& every Weds) Outdoor gardening session for Enquiries 01273 494300. people with dementia. Enquiries Crib 01273 494300. Maidment Court, 2pm (every Mon)

Tuesday 2

Action for Deafness


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

Tai Chi for over 60s

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

Afternoon Tea at Shoreham Airport

Home pick-up, approx. 1.30pm Henfield Community Transport trip. Home pick-up and drop-off. £6 members, £7 non-members. Call 01444 471919 to book.

Art with a Difference

Sobell Court, 2.30-5pm (& every Thurs) Colouring sessions. Enquiries 07967 054742.

Sobell Court, 2.30pm (& every Weds) Crib Call 01403 226178 or carol. Maidment Court, 7pm (& every rawlings@saxonweald.com Thurs)

Quiet Room, Henfield Haven, 10am-12pm Drop-in hearing aid maintenance Henfield Joggers Rotary Club of Henfield service plus appointments Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& Steyning for Audiology clinic services every Weds) Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, (must be pre-booked on 01444 See www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk 7.30pm (& every Thurs) 415582). or just turn up. Enquiries 01903 816981.

HDC Walk

Henfield Lions Club

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Bell Ringing

Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& every Fri) Enquiries 01403 751327.

Steyning, 11am (& 16th) Café, Henfield Leisure Centre, Meet at Steyning Health Centre, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) 2-mile stroll. Call Ann on 01903 Enquiries 01273 494442. 297553.

Knit & Natter


Henfield Dementia Club

St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& Boards & Banter every Weds) Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every New ringers and beginners 1st Fri) always welcome – come along or Free Snooker Board games, jigsaws and call Alison on 01273 596485. refreshments. Henfield Club, 5-10pm (every Tues) Little Fishes All abilities welcome. Action for Deafness St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& Henfield Parish Council Training every Fri) Meeting Henfield Haven, 9.30-11.30 Entertainment for pre-school Henfield Hall, 7pm (every 1st Tues) Free training for new hearing aid children & their carers. HART Pub Quiz users. Enquiries 01444 415582. White Hart, 8.30pm (16th & 30th) HDC Walk Teams up to 6, cash prize for Loxwood Joust & Medieval winners. Call 01273 492006 to Maplehurst, 10am Festival Meet in White Horse car park, reserve table. Loxwood Meadow, (& 7th, 13th 5.5-miles, some stiles, no dogs. & 14th) Call Geoff on 01403 258180. See article. HDC Walk Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Tues) Drop-in craft group for adults.

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Wednesday 3

Rhyme Time

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Felt Flowers & Sculptural Hollow Forms Workshop

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AUGUST 2016 | What’s on Sussex Prairies Home pick-up and drop-off. £12 trip to free airshow. Pick-up and With Ali Rabjohns. See www. members, £13 non-members. drop-off. £12 members, £13 sussexprairies.co.uk Call 01444 471919 to book. non-members. 01444 471919.

Memory Moments Café

Audiology Clinic Official

Needle Felted Nymphs,

Opening Goddesses & Fairies Evangelical Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& 20th) Henfield Haven, 10am Sussex Prairies Informal café for those with The official opening of the new With Ali Rabjohns. See www. memory problems and their Action for Deafness Clinic. sussexprairies.co.uk family supporters. Knit and Natter Small Dole Summer Show

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Residents’ Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds) Sussex Prairies With Susan D’Souza. See www. Knitting for charity, donated wool appreciated. Enquiries 01273 sussexprairies.co.uk 493171.

Applique Workshop

Mackley’s Sports Field, Small Dole, 1.30pm See news item.

Age UK Summer Fete

Lavinia House, Horsham, 10am2pm British Legion Meeting Raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, Henfield Club, 1-4pm Henfield Club, 7.30pm crafts and children’s activities, The annual cribbage tournament - free to enter, for all ages. Call Membership open to everyone. refreshments, entertainment and much more! All proceeds to Age rpm_1960@hotmail.co.uk 07541 953168. UK Horsham District.

Cribbage Tournament

PG Netball Club

Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (& every Sun)

Tuesday 9

U3A Mah Jong Group

Henfield Haven café, 2pm (& Wed 24th) New to the Haven. Open to non members. Group meets fortnightly on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 01273 495886

Henfield Flower Club

Henfield Hall, 2.15pm Julie Brownlee ‘That’s That’. Member’s Exhibit ‘Incorporating Vegetables’. Visitors welcome, limited to 3 times in any one year.

Woodmancote Parish Meeting

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com

Henfield History Group

Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) A walk around Shoreham led by Dr Geoffrey Mead. Meet at St Mary’s Church. Enquiries 01273 492194.

Wednesday 10

Excursion to Chartwell

Thursday 11 HDC Walk

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Wednesday 17

Friday 12

Thursday 18

Saturday 13

Excursion to Eastbourne Airshow

Home pick-up, approx. 9am-6pm Home pick-up, approx. 9am-6pm Henfield Community Transport Henfield Community Transport trip to Winston Churchill’s home.

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Sunday 14

Book Nook Wineham, 10am Meet at the Royal Oak car park, The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm 5.5-miles, some stiles, no dogs. (& every 2nd Sun) Call Geoff on 01403 258180. Selection of books, CDs and St Peter’s Coffee Morning DVDs in aid of St Andrew’s, Edburton. St Peter’s Church, 10.3011:30am Coffee and homemade cakes. Trefoil Guild Afternoon Tea at Ditchling Henfield Guide Hut, 7.30pm (& Garden Centre every 3rd Tues) Home pick-up, approx. 1.30pm Henfield Community Transport Excursion to Weald & trip to Garden Pride Garden Downland Museum Centre. Home pick-up and drop-off. £6 members, £7 non- Home pick-up, approx. 9am-6pm Henfield Community Transport members. Call 01444 471919. trip - visit museum or Chichester. Home pick-up and drop-off. £12 members, £13 non-members. Silk Flower Making Call 01444 471919 to book. Sussex Prairies Sweet peas with Anne Tomlin. St Barnabas Outreach See www.sussexprairies.co.uk Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am-2pm Mobile unit providing information Food and Fun Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7pm & advice on all aspects of the hospice’s care. Organised by The Friends of St. Peter’s Church. Tickets £12.50 from Village Care or 01273 Afternoon Tea at Hilliers 492294. See news item. Garden Centre Home pick-up, approx. 1.30pm Henfield Community Transport trip. Home pick-up and drop-off. £6 members, £7 non-members. Call 01444 471919 to book.

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AUGUST 2016 | What’s on Bereavement Support

Henfield Haven Café, 4-155.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) A new, non-religious group supporting local people who have lost a loved one. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532.

Friday 19

Richard Pennicard Memorial Match

Thursday 25

Sunday 28

Henfield Haven Lounge,10.30am12pm (& every last Thurs) For those with sight problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes and refreshments.

The Henfield Club, 3-5pm Family, friends and nonmembers welcome. £2 to enter with profits to charity.


August Bank Holiday Quiz

Monday 29

Afternoon Tea at Prairies NGS Southdown Garden Centre Sussex Garden Open for Charity

Home pick-up, approx. 1.30pm Sussex Prairies Henfield Community Transport Kings Field, 6pm trip. Home pick-up and drop-off. See www.sussexprairies.co.uk Bar open at Eric Holder Pavilion £6 members, £7 non-members. Jazz in the Garden White Hart, 3pm with BBQ throughout the match. Call 01444 471919 to book. Raffle with prizes donated Raye Du Val and the Soho Village from local businesses. In aid of Jazz Band playing traditional Bazaar – an Indian RSPCA & Henfield Football Club. and good time jazz. Celebrate Summer Market summer, come and enjoy our Sussex Prairies (& until 29th) delicious cream teas. Served Advanced Punjabi from 2.30 to 6.00pm. See www.sussexprairies.co.uk

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Saturday 20

Cookery Workshop

Henfield Haven, 10am-5pm One-day workshop with Ranie Singh. Includes lunch, refreshments and ingredients. Also a Bollywood dance workshop and performance. Cost £60 - booking required on 01273 494747.

Shipley History Society

Itchingfield, 10.30am A visit to Itchingfield to see and hear about the collection of antique armoury held by John Prince in his listed timber framed barn. Contact 01403 741986.

Piano Recital by Mark Bebbington

St Mary’s House, Bramber, 3pm Music by Chopin, Liszt, John Ireland and others. Tickets £27.50 (with tea and cake). www. stmarysbramber.co.uk

Sunday 21

Summer Sussex Garden Tea Party

Trenchmore, Burnthouse Lane, Cowfold, 3-5pm Live music, delicious tea and cakes, especially for people with dementia, their families and friends. Horsham Alzheimer’s Society will be present. Call Joanne on 07711 698 279 to confirm if the sun isn’t shining!

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Fulking Craft Beer Festival

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Saturday 27

Advance Notice Thursday 1 September

Shepherd & Dog Pub (until 29th) Shibori Dye Workshop Celebration of beers from home Sussex Prairies (& 1st Sept) and abroad. Live music Saturday See www.sussexprairies.co.uk to Monday.

Botanical Painting

Afternoon Tea at Old Barn Sussex Prairies With Vicky Mappin. See www. Garden Centre Home pick-up, approx. 1.30pm sussexprairies.co.uk Afternoon Tea in Beautiful Henfield Community Transport trip. Home pick-up and drop-off. Blackstone £6 members, £7 non-members. Pikes Field Cottage, Blackstone Call 01444 471919 to book. Street, 12-3.30pm Fundraising for Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre. Tea, coffee Unusual Plant & Garden & cake plus stands selling Fair jewellery, plants and cards. Contact Alison 07719900275 or Sussex Prairies, 11am-5pm See www.sussexprairies.co.uk alshort@sky.com

Saturday 3

Shoreham River Fest 2016

Shoreham by sea (& 28th & 29th) Lots of fun all including dragon boat race, artisan market, treasure hunt, street musicians and more. www.facebook.com/ shorehamriverfest

Bring & Buy Horse Book Sale

Sunday 4

BP Guild Senior Citizens Outing

Various pick-up points, 12-8pm Annual coach trip and dinner. To book call in at DT Page Print & Graphic, Coopers Way or see www.henfieldbpguild.org.uk

Saturday 10

Adastra Hall, Hassocks, 2.30-5pm Albourne Village Show New & second hand horse books for adults and children, plus Albourne Village Green, 12cream teas. In aid of Mid-Sussex 4.30pm Area Bridleways Group. sue@ See news item. wylde.me.uk 01273 474919. For even more events listings go to www.bn5magazine.co.uk | 9

News | AUGUST 2016

Photographs with the kind permission of Steve Bailey

HENFIELD GARDENS & ARTS 2016 What another successful year! There was a fantastic mix of gardens and art again with even some new gardens: Gardens at Old Barn House, Streamways, Knowles Close and Manor Way all opened for the first time this year and what a treat they all were. From traditional cottage gardens to children’s gardens and beach-style gardens there was truly something for everyone again this year. As usual there were many different types of beautiful art on display from pottery and paintings to jewellery and embroidery. There were many highlights of the weekend: Maidment Court pulled out all the stops with their Christmas themed display and The Henfield Club created wonderful spaces for local artists to exhibit - the displays just had to be seen to be believed! But it was the Henfield Haven, the chosen charity for this year, who provided a really focus for events over the weekend. They had three sets of live music each day (including No Strings Attached, Bud Whiteman, Wilf & Wolfie and Singalong Steve), Bollywood line dancing, Chanctonbury Morris Men and fresh food from both Punjabi Street Food and the Haven Café enjoyed al fresco. There were many local arts and crafts on display in the building and Rushfields put on a beautiful display of hanging baskets and a plant sale. It was great to have Red Oaks involved again this year and the organisers would like to thank

all the sponsors for the fantastic support they give to the whole weekend – it really wouldn’t be possible without their help. Henfield Garden Club held a Plant Swap event at Red Oaks during the weekend and raised £100 for the Henfield Haven. Chairman Pat Hemsworth presents the cheque at the Haven, and it will be used to enhance the appearance and accessibility of the Haven gardens. However, the rest of the donations given throughout the weekend are still being collected and counted and the organized hope to be able to announce the grand total of money raised for the Henfield Haven later this summer. As a committee, Gardens and Arts were under pressure this year and they are keen to recruit some volunteers to help organize next years’ event. More details will follow, but if you would like to get involved in the meantime, please contact Jacky Welch on 07494 207014. Sarah Butler

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AUGUST 2016 | News PROMS IN THE PARK JUNE 2016 Sunday evening 26 June saw the Proms in the Park concert in Red Oaks gardens. 150 people brought their umbrellas, warm blankets, chairs, picnic hampers and bubbly for a concert of music given by local musicians Brass Fusion and Royal Opera star Sidonie Winter. The concert was introduced by Dennis Martin. The first half of the varied programme included: an arrangement of Toccata and Fugue by JS Bach; Life on Mars by David Bowie; and the theme from Game of Thrones. Solos from Martin Buss (cornet) assured Lazy Trumpeter by Edrich Siebert and Paul Labus (euphonium) moving rendition of Karl Jenkin’s Benedictus. Brass Fusion accompanied Sidonie Winter in an arrangement of Erroll Garner’s Misty. The second half featured The James Bond Theme with Ben Godwin on Bass Guitar; The Floral Dance; Phantom of the Opera; and another solo for Sidonie Winter, I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables. The climax of the evening was rounded off with Strauss¹s Radetsky March; Last Night of the Proms favourites Jerusalem; Fantasia on British Sea Songs; Rule Britannia; and Land of Hope and Glory; and ending with Sussex by the Sea. Profits from the concert were donated to the Henfield branch of the British Legion in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Many thanks to all the musicians; the helpers; and to Red Oaks for the use of their premises and for running their legendary Pimms Bar. Nigel Stevens

RAJASTHAN COMES TO SUSSEX! We shall be joined by Bazaar who will be setting up a veritable treasure trove of loveliness in their marquee at Sussex Prairies for four days of wonder from 26-29 August 2016, 11am until 5pm. Joanna Hall and her team will be exhibiting and selling wonderful ethically traded clothes in cotton and vintage sari silk, semi precious designer jewellery, scarves, home furnishings and gifts. Joanna, a Textile and Fashion Designer, has been working alongside crafts people in India for more than 19 years. She works mainly in Rajasthan with weavers, block printers, tailors, jewellers and women who do embroidery, beading and fringing. She manufactures her designs of clothing, jewellery and gifts through a web of trusted craftspeople she has befriended during this time. She also buys and collects from the items they have already designed and are making themselves. The culmination of all these efforts is a beautiful range of clothing, textiles, jewellery, sarongs, rugs, gifts and exotic home furnishings which Joanna sells at her extraordinary shows. Alex will be serving up some delicious Indian curries from his Curry Dhaba! There will also be block printing

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workshops for children and a talk by Joanna about the ongoing story of Nepal. Pauline and Paul McBride

CHURCH FETE DRAW Henfield PCC offers a huge thank you to the many traders who donated a total of more than £600 worth of prizes for this year’s St Peter’s Church Fete draw in early July. The continuing generosity of the traders (including several not on the High Street ) is very much appreciated, and helped immensely to boost the takings on a day that was somewhat affected adversely by the inclement weather. Peter Bates

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TIME TO GET VOTING FOR SUSSEX FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS Celebrations were enjoyed as over a hundred Sussex food and drink business leaders gathered at the Sussex Food and Drink Awards’ Big Reveal event held at Ridgeview Wine Estate in Ditchling to hear the 60 finalists announced in six out of the ten categories this year. Local finalists include Albourne Estate, Silly Moo Cider from Cowfold and Wobblegate from Bolney in the Sussex Drink Producer of the Year category; Swains Farm Shop in the Sussex Food Shop of the Year category; Rushfields Café, Poynings and the Countryman Inn in Shipley in the Sussex Eating Experience of the Year category; and Steyning Butchers in the Sussex Butcher of the Year category. Over 10,000 people voted in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards last year and the judging panel, chaired by local dairy farmer, William Goodwin, is hoping that even more people will vote for their favourite to win at www.sussexfoodawards.biz – it only takes a minute or two. Isabel Gander

occasions, weddings and national celebrations. We have eight bells in the tower and they were 100 years old in 2013. Records show there have been bells in St Peter’s since 1607. In 1913 the bells left Henfield and travelled to Loughborough to the foundry of John Taylor & Co, where they were melted down and recast into the bells we have today. There has always been a strong tradition of ringing in Henfield and we would like it to continue, hopefully for another 100 years or more! If you are interested in learning to ring and making new friends, we always welcome new ringers, come along on a Wednesday at 7.45pm or contact Alison (Tower Captain) on 01273 596485. Alison Hammond


Small Dole Horticultural Society is holding its 72nd Summer Show on Saturday 13 August from 1.30pm on Mackley’s Sports Field, Small Dole. This is a traditional village show featuring flowers, plants, vegetables, cookery, needlework, photography, arts and crafts all exhibited in a marquee. Also featured on the day is our famous tea tent for refreshments and delicious homemade cakes. You can listen to the Patcham Silver Band while enjoying a cream tea! There will be rides for children, lots of stalls raising money for local charities and a fun dog show, organised and run by the RSPCA. Do come and enjoy a great afternoon out for all the family. Why not enter your handiwork, cookery, photographs or flowers - we have lots of sections for children to enter too! Show schedules giving details of all the classes and details of how to enter are available, free of charge, from The Fox, Small THE BAND OF RINGERS Dole Stores, Rushfields Plant Centre, Swains Farm The ‘Band’ as we are known, is the group who Shop, Hamfields, Jasmines, Henfield Post Office and Henfield Library. rings the church bells of St Peter’s in Henfield. We practice on a Wednesday evening and ring David Barrett for the Sunday morning services, also for special

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In BN5’s July edition we invited senior citizens in Henfield or surrounding areas to BP Guild’s annual coach outing with dinner on Sunday 4 September which is free. You can now call in at Call in at DT Page Print & Graphic, Coopers Way (opposite the Pet Shop) to book a place for this event. You can choose the combination that suits you, the coach trip and dinner or just one of these only. If you have special dietary requirements let us know. For further information on this or the BP Guild please telephone Neil or Kenneth on 01273 491074 or 01273 965243. Kenneth McIntosh

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AUGUST 2016 | News way to find out what is on offer locally and what activities tourists or visiting friends and family can enjoy. There are six leaflets covering wildlife, history, food, family, landscape and a ‘pick and mix of activities’ all within a 10-mile radius. You can pick up the free leaflets in the Library, Parish office, some local shops and cafes and B&Bs. Carol Eastwood

WIN FREE LOXWOOD JOUST TICKETS! The Loxwood Joust takes place on the 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th August and is the most spectacular mediaeval festival in the Realm. Open each day from 10am to 6pm and located in Loxwood Meadow near Billingshurst, the Loxwood Joust guarantees an unrivaled programme of mediaeval revelry – a fun and educational day out for all the family! You whet your appetite by reading more about the Loxwood Joust further on in this magazine, but how would you like to win a free family ticket to experience all the medieval mayhem for yourself? All you have to do is email info@loxwoodjoust. co.uk with your answer to the following question: In what time period is The Loxwood Joust set? Don’t forget to include your name, address and the name of this magazine in the email and good luck! For more information www.loxwoodjoust.co.uk

HENFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (HCP) HCP recently considered a summary of the study into Henfield’s Carbon Footprint, which had been conducted between January and September 2015 by Anna Jarmolinska a research student at the University of Surrey along with the partnership. This has given us a baseline analysis that can be used to support grant applications, evaluate opportunities and monitor progress and efforts to reduce Henfield’s carbon footprint in the future and it is worth noting that our carbon footprint is in line with the national average. The first Italian Food market was held on 26 June in Henfield Hall car park and people who attended enjoyed the treats which included many varieties of oils and vinegars (the strawberry balsamic was delicious!), fresh bread, cheese and meats, pasta and scrumptious Italian sweets and cakes. They also brought lovely soft leather Italian handbags large and small. The market would like to return so we will keep you posted. We are currently distributing our free visitor leaflets to local businesses to help promote our village and surrounding area in Sussex. These are a brilliant

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BLUE LIGHTS AT WARREN PLAYGROUP Children at Warren Playgroup are well prepared for emergency situations following a fortnight of activities focusing on 999 services. The playgroup has recently received visits from organisations including HART whose team showed the toddlers how to do CPR and put on bandages. Children also met policewomen from Sussex Police who let the children explore their cars and see their flashing lights and sirens, with the children also trying on their police hats and jackets and pretending to drive the cars. An ambulance crew from Burgess Hill talked to the children about their jobs and showed them around the ambulance and its different kit, including giving one of the children an ECG. Playgroup manager Lesley Bailey said: “We feel it is really important that the children understand what the emergency services do and they had great fun interacting with them.” Jo Bruce 12% discount

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News | AUGUST 2016 help us with any of our many projects, so why not put 8 September in your diary now. Carol Eastwood

HENFIELD LEISURE CENTRE GYM Do you have problems accessing the gym on the first floor of the Leisure Centre due to mobility issues, or know someone who does? If so, please read on. We have received planning permission to install a lift to the first floor gym and exercise rooms. The plans include a new reception area and a seated area on the ground floor for refreshments from the new cafeteria. A grant has already been received FUNTIME AT SHARKY’S AND FOR to cover the cost of the lift mechanism. THE QUEEN It would be really good to get an idea how many 3rd Henfield Brownies went to Sharky’s at Henfield people this currently affects so please contact me Leisure Centre recently and you could hear the at susan.eastell@hotmail.com or on 01273494888 excited screams and laughter throughout the if it affects you whole of Henfield! There were plenty of happy faces around and lots of fun was had in the ball Susan Eastell pits, slides and rest of the soft play area. On Saturday 4 June, 1st and 3rd Henfield Brownies had a Patrons Tea Party for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Games, music, sandwiches and lots of delicious cakes and brownies (the ones you can eat) were available throughout the afternoon. The girls had a fabulous time and we must thank both Brown Owls for organising the event. We currently have a few spaces so if your daughter is aged between 7 and 10 and would like to join us please call 01444 230651. New (or returning) adult volunteers are always needed too for all sections, so if you can spare a couple of hours a week and want to have lots of fun, then please get in touch. Lisa Dunne


HENFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AGM The Henfield Community Partnership will be holding its 11th Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 8 September 2016 in the Committee Room at Henfield Hall. At the meeting the Directors will report on what has been achieved in the year ending 31 March 2016, and there will be elections to the Board and Management Committee. The partnership is always looking for new faces to serve on the Committee and if you are interested or would like to find out more please contact the Chairman Carol Eastwood either by email enquiries@henfieldcp.org or telephone 01273 493144 before 18 August. Membership of the Partnership is free and individuals can sign up to join at any time. You can find out more about the Partnership at www.henfieldhub.com/hcp Attendance at the AGM is open to anyone in the village interested in our aim to help make Henfield a better place to live and work. If being a Committee Member is not for you, you can still 1 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

Karyn Bailey has been a key part of the Henfield Haven re-launch, having volunteered in the old Day Care Centre when it was operated by WSCC. She saw the need for somewhere for our customers to be able to ‘potter’ and to store garden furniture over the winter, so she has donated a brand new 16’ by 10’ log cabin to the Henfield Haven. Now installed and named ‘Karyn’s Kabin’ it is already proving its worth and featured during the recent Gardens and Arts weekend. On behalf of Henfield Social Enterprise, I would like to thank Karyn for her generosity. Digby Stephenson, Chairman HSECIC

CHATTERBOX CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS The baby and toddler group, Chatterbox, held in the Free Church Hall on Tuesdays is closed for the summer holidays, It will re-open on Tuesday 6 September. We will be celebrating our 10th birthday on the Tuesday 13 September and all past children are invited to join us.

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AUGUST 2016 | News NEW CONVEYANCING SOLICITORS IN HENFIELD After building up a successful Conveyancing practice for Setfords Solicitors in Brighton and Hove Georgie Salvage is now moving her expertise to Henfield High Street and opening a second branch for Setfords Solicitors. Georgie is a Licensed Conveyancer which is a specialist property Lawyer and has experience in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing but primarily deals with Freehold and Leasehold Sale and Purchases, Re-mortgages and Lease Extensions. Georgie prides herself with having lots of repeat clients: “Property is the most expensive purchase a client will make and therefore communication with all parties and working together, clients, solicitors and estate agents, is the key to keeping the stress levels down” she said. Georgie has a reputation of being friendly and approachable and supportive to her clients whilst her efficient and professional way of working and pragmatic approach to dealing with complicated situations leads to a successful sale or purchase and satisfied clients. Georgie has been a Henfield resident since 2010 and lives with her husband Luke and three sons. The shop is in a prime location opposite the Post Office and Georgie is looking forward to working in the village. Georgie Salvage

miles), for the centre, which rekindled my dream. Now too old to consider running the length of the country, let’s make it happen on a bike! I aim to complete just under 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in 12 days with the Sussex MS Treatment Centre as my chosen charity. I am already adapting my lifestyle for the challenge and preparing myself for the start date of the 30 August 2016. If you can, please donate generously at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ peterbaker14 Peter Baker

CHARITY CYCLE RIDE FROM LANDS END TO JOHN O’GROATS Many years ago in my 20s, as a county standard athlete, I dreamt of running the length of the country. Life circumstances, (30 year police career, family, four children), meant the dream was put on hold and if honest, forgotten. In 2003 my wife Judith was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. I found it difficult to deal with this, and if I’m honest I still do. I decided to retire from all work in November 2014 and since then I’ve been doing voluntary work at Southwick Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre. I’ve met numerous people who have become my friends and inspiration: I feel very lucky to still have my fitness and I totally admire how they deal with their adversities in life. In May 2015, I took part in the Shoreham to Slinfold fundraising cycle ride (25

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News | AUGUST 2016 CITIZEN OF HENFIELD AWARD The Citizen of Henfield Award was introduced by Henfield Parish Council many years ago to recognise exceptional service by an individual to Henfield over a period of years. In all the time that it has been existence, only two people have received the award: Dr John Squires and Mr Peter Hudson. Henfield Parish Council would like to revive the award and has set the following criteria against which to consider nominations: 1). The recipient shall have made an exceptional contribution to the life of Henfield and/or the people living in Henfield. 2). Nominations for the award will come from the community and will be advertised in the local press. The award will be considered during the second year of every Parish Council. 3). Whilst a person is holding an elected public office they will not generally be considered to be eligible for the award. 4). The voting process within Council shall be by a paper vote with a requirement that to receive the award the nominated person receives the unanimous vote of all those members of Council attending the meeting and eligible to vote at the time of the actual vote. If there is an individual that you think should be considered for the award, please send the name and reasons for nomination by email to office@ henfield.gov.uk or alternatively drop a letter into the Parish Council letter box outside The Henfield Hall. Kevin Wright, Clerk to Henfield Parish Council

AIR CADETS OPEN DAY Steyning and Shoreham Squadron of the Air Training Corps are holding an event on Friday 19 August at Coronation Green in Shoreham as part of the 75th Anniversary ‘Torch Relay’, which – in a nod to the Olympic Torch – will see a Torch visit Squadrons and places of interest around the entire UK during the month of August.

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Join us between 12–3pm to listen to the Band play, watch a Drill Display, take part in a problem solving initiative exercise, or maybe treat yourself to a cream tea. The Torch is scheduled to arrive at approximately 2.30pm and will be on display for around 20 minutes before moving on to the next location in Sussex. The Air Training Corps is open to boys and girls in Year 8 upwards. Steyning Squadron meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 9.30pm at The Cadet Centre, Shooting Field, and are recruiting now for Cadets and Adult Staff! Drop in to see us, or email 1140@aircadets.org C M Tucker, Flt Lt RAF VR(T)

GARDEN FERTILIZER FOR SALE IN AID OF SCOUT HUT An excellent garden fertilizer produced from the extract of the common stinging nettle (as recommended by Monty Don on Gardeners World) is now available locally. I was taught the technique by my countryman father way back when I was a boy and have been using it very successfully every since. I’m selling the fertilizer to raise money for the Scout Hut Appeal – to buy some contact me on 01273 492376. John Hill

FOOD AND FUN The friends of St Peter’s Church will be holding their Summer event called Food and Fun in the Garden Room of Henfield Hall at 7pm on 12 August. Tickets are £12.50 from Village Care or 01273 492294. The food will be a delicious buffet and the fun element will partly depend on the weather but chiefly upon yourselves! As those who’ve been before know only too well, this occasion is always happy and you leave well fed and watered. Do come and make sure you buy your tickets early. We look forward to seeing you. Susan Kendall

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AUGUST 2016 | News Winners on the day were: Year 6 Category – ‘The Imaginary’ by AF Harrold; KS3 (Years 7 and 8) Category – ‘7 Days’ by Eve Ainsworth; KS4 (Years 9 and 10) – ‘Car-Jacked’ by Ali Sparkes; and Sixth Form, Staff & Parents Category – ‘The Bees’ by Laline Paull Suzanne Terrington

AFTERNOON TEA IN AID OF THE SUSSEX MS CENTRE BRILLIANT BOOK AWARDS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS On Wednesday 22 June the second Brilliant Book Awards ceremony was held at Steyning Grammar School. Students, staff, parents, carers and members of the local community were invited to the celebration to honour both readers and books, and to have a chance to listen to and meet some visiting authors. Students also attended workshops held by the short listed authors with the day culminating in an awards ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by one of last year’s short listed authors, Matt Whyman, author of ‘The Savages’ together with Year 10 student Leo Ghorishi and helped by Millie Finney. The authors who ran workshops during the day and came to the ceremony were Ali Sparkes author of ‘Car-Jacked’, Sam Hepburn author of ‘If You Were Me’ and Eve Ainsworth author of ‘7 Days’. Students from each of the year groups read reviews of their favourite books; one of the stand out contributions was by Oliver Loveridge, with a piece of creative writing inspired by Frances Hardinge’s ‘The Lie Tree’. We were incredibly lucky that Frances Hardinge recorded a skype interview back in March, just after she had won the Costa Book Award, with three Year 9 girls, Jessica Brown, Milly Rudling and Anya Robinson which was shown during the ceremony.

Come and join us at Pikes Field Cottage, Blackstone Street, Blackstone from 12-3pm on Saturday 27 August for tea, coffee and cake and browse the selection of stands selling jewellery, plants and Phoenix cards. All profits raised will go to The Sussex MS Centre who are totally self funded in their devoted support of people suffering from multiple sclerosis in Sussex. My sister was diagnosed with this disease over ten years ago and she has found huge support both mentally and physically from the Sussex MS Centre. I want to ask you all to join with us to raise funds for this amazing voluntary centre. Alison Short

SUMMER LIBRARY NEWS The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge 2016, produced by The Reading Agency, is now launched and is a celebration of 100 years of the world’s greatest storyteller – Roald Dahl. Children will collect special limited edition cards featuring some of Dahl’s most popular characters, created in brand new illustrations by Sir Quentin Blake. The ultimate prize of a medal and certificate are awarded to all children who complete the Challenge by Saturday 17 September. This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is inspired by the stories of Roald Dahl – but how much do you know about him? Did you know that his parents were Norwegian? Or that he wrote all his stories in pencil? Find out more by checking out his entry in the ‘Dictionary of National Biography’ and ‘Who was Who!’ available free for library members using our online eLibrary. Salleyanne Burgess

ALBOURNE SUMMER FETE Book the afternoon of 10 September in the diary for Albourne’s Traditional Summer Fete with a flower and produce show; vintage vehicles; craft tents; children’s games and entertainers; birds of prey; three bands and a fun dog show. Tea, cakes, a barbecue and a beer tent are open throughout the afternoon with a Grand Raffle Draw at 15.30. If you want a stall call Mick Gratton on 01273 833978 or for entry information visit www. albournevillageshow.co.uk Geoff Zeidler

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News | AUGUST 2016 DISCOVER MORE OF SUSSEX WITH APPEAL FOR THE ADUR VALLEY LINE MENTORS Back by popular demand and now in its third year, the Adur Valley Line (or route 3), is back in service on weekends throughout the summer until 4 September. We will be operating our low, floor, wheelchair accessible buses every two hours. Details of the route and timetable information can be found in the Summer Edition of Brighton & Hove ‘Bus Times’, Southern Transit website and our booklets, which will be available on the buses and at various outlets along the route. Once again on the 29 August, Bank Holiday Monday, we will be offering nostalgic trips on our Routemaster buses which will operate to the Sunday timetable. As a result of feedback from passengers, we have amended the route in the Bramber and Steyning areas to speed up journeys in each direction. Following closely the Downs Link and offering glorious views of the countryside, we ride from Shoreham to Horsham. There is a wealth of things to do, both en route and also at either end of the journey. Discovery tickets and English National Concessionary Passes are accepted for travel on this service. For more information see www. southerntransit.co.uk/route-3.html Neil Bird

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Henfield Computer Club meet every Wednesday in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall from 10am to 12pm. Our mentors are there to help our growing number of novices and improvers. There is no obligation to attend every week and you don’t need to be an expert. If you have some experience you can offer to others, be it with Windows, Mac or Androids please pop in on a Wednesday or contact us on 01273 493403 or HCC@melar.co.uk Sue Willis

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 come along and give us a try. To find out more, details of our group and walks are available in local libraries or view our website at: www.midsussexramblers.co.uk/ Tony Osmand

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AUGUST 2016 | News HENFIELD SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB Hello again! It’s just a year since I told you in this fine magazine about the game we play on Friday mornings in the Village Hall. It’s called Short Mat Bowls because it has to be shorter than a full size outdoor green or specially built indoor bowls club. But it’s still longer than any other mat you’ve seen – that’s 45 feet; quite long enough when you’ve walked up and down all morning! It is the same game in principle that has been played outdoors for many years. The main difference is that it does not rain! But seriously it is just the same and just as enjoyable. We use the same bowls, which are biased so that they run on a curve, to finish up hopefully nearer to the target (a yellow ball called a jack) than your opposition. When playing a ‘match’ against another club we play 18 or 21 ‘ends’ but on a Friday, which is a social game called a ‘roll-up’, we play to fill the time available; given that we have, of course, stopped half way for a coffee and a chat. Sadly during the season we lost a few good players to age or illness, but we know they had enjoyed some good times with us. We always finish with our annual buffet lunch to chat about the best memories and to anticipate the next season to come. That starts on the first Friday in September. Why don’t you join us this Autumn? Come in any Friday about 11am for a free coffee to see what it’s all about. We’re very friendly and we’d love to have you play with us – in the warm and out of the rain! Derek Rogers, Chairman

opportunity to visit three gardens all planted in different styles, and to explore St Peter’s Church at Cowfold, founded in 1232. The gardens open to us are: Mr Don Fuller at 5 Alley Groves; Mrs Eileen Precious at 8 Thornden; and Mrs Judy Penhaligon at Coopers Cottage, a short drive along the A272 towards Haywards Heath, (opposite the Oakendene Industrial Estate). Car parking for gardens within the village can be found at St Peter’s school Potters Green, Station Road RH13 8QZ where your combined entry ticket of £4 and map may be purchased, proceeds of which support various NGS charities including Macmillan. Entrance tickets and maps will also be available at all three gardens. A short drive will take you to Cooper’s Cottage a garden of a third of an acre, well stocked and established over the last five years. Carparking is well signposted and available in the field at King Henry’s Barn. There is an opportunity to enjoy home-made teas in St Peter’s Church grounds. The church will be open to visitors to view an impressive array of stained glass dating from the 1860s, together with a life size brass of Thomas Nelond, Prior of the monastery in Lewes. Proceeds from teas and plant sales (courtesy of Mr Don Fuller) will be in aid of St Peter’s Church. Helen Stanfield

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NEW FLASH… FRIENDS OF ST GILES Back by popular demand! The Swingshift Big Band will be back for a 1950s Revival Night on Saturday 24 September in the Henfield Hall at 7.15pm make a note in your diary now! There will be more details next month but you are invited to attend in 1950’s dress - the decade of the Coronation, Elvis, Buddy Holly and many others. Tickets (£18) will be available from Village Care from mid-August. Richard Putnam

FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS HOUSE With the takings from the Puddings Galore Evening and other donations and contributions we were able to send almost £160 to St Barnabas in June, making a total of £1,609 raised since the beginning of April. Be sure to visit the St Barnabas stall on Saturday 13 August at the Small Dole Village Fete. Peggy & Fred McComas

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ear ye, hear ye, hear ye! The Loxwood Joust is the most spectacular mediaeval festival in the Realm, guaranteeing a day-out like no other. Taking place over two weekends, (6th-7th and 13th-14th August) at the enchanted Loxwood Meadow in West Sussex you can step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family! A fast-paced, all-action jousting tournament will amaze and astound whilst daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire will enthral as fully armoured knights prepare to meet in a thunderous battle. The main concert stage is where performances from the internationally acclaimed singing group, the Mediaeval Baebes, will enchant and soothe. Wander the massive Living History Village in the ‘Mediaeval Meadow’ – a totally authentic recreation of a mediaeval battle camp and browse the Mediaeval Market Place where traders and hawkers vie for your attention as companies of actors, wandering minstrels, the Court Jester and dance troupes entertain and delight throughout the day. Try your hand at archery, sup fine ales and dine on local organic fayre while the little ones can enjoy their very own Children’s Kingdom with have-ago archery, face and wound painting, pelt-the-

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peasant and ‘sword school’ where you can learn to be an apprentice knight. The Loxwood Joust is a pageant of passion, a festival of filth and fury - welcome to your heritage! The Loxwood Joust is excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood and has ample free parking. Opening times are from 10am to 6pm. Tickets are available on the gate - adults £15, children (4-14) £7, under-4’s free, seniors £13, family (2 adults & 2 children) £38. Or save on advance tickets from www.loxwoodjoust.co.uk - adults £12, children (4-14) £6, under 4’s free. For a competition to win free tickets to the Loxwood Joust, see the news pages.

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enfield Heat basketball team was set-up in 2010 by Charlotte and John Curran with an Under 11’s team. The first season was a tough learning curve for the team, many of whom were under nine years old and they lost all their games. With much hard work and determination, two seasons later that same team won the U11’s Sussex League! Coached by Charlotte, John and Martin Lee, the club has since gone from strength to strength. What started as an afterschool club now has 40 playing members and they field teams from Under 8’s through to Under 16’s. Over the last few years many players have reached the National League, Sussex County, South East England team and regional programmes. Last

year two players were also named National Champions. The 2016 season has been particularly successful with both the Under 11’s and the Under 16’s reaching the Sussex playoff semi-finals, and the Under 14’s winning the Sussex Cup and runnersup in the Sussex League. As we went to print we heard that some Heat players who became part of the Sussex Under 15’s became regional champions having won a very exciting final with a ‘golden basket’ in extra time! Also, some of the Henfield Heat U11 players who had been selected to Sussex County level had similar success when Sussex won the Regional Tournament at U11 level. Basketball is increasingly popular and Charlotte explained the appeal of the sport: “It’s a very fastpaced sport and extremely good for keeping fit. The squad has between 10 and 12 players and although there are only five players on court at any one-time, everyone gets an opportunity to play as they are subbed in and out.” She went on: “The main difference with other team sports is that there are no set positions: everyone also gets to shoot and defend and that’s very appealing for children.”

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AUGUST 2016 | Kid’s stuff As well as the immediate benefits of fitness and teamwork, youth basketball also offers opportunities for leadership and coaching. Some of the older Henfield Heat members have already taken a referee course and are helping out with coaching the younger members. At 14 years old players can take the table official course and at 16 they can start the formal coaching course.

Henfield Heat is open to both boys and girls, whatever their level of experience. “Our aim is to coach the fundamental skills of basketball and to equip our players to the highest standard they can be” said Charlotte. “We always have spaces in our squads for new players and we welcome everyone, from beginners through to more experienced players.”

For the past three seasons Henfield Heat are the only UK team to have been invited to participate in an Under 13 FIBA international tournament in Ardres in France. “It’s an amazing experience for the team” explained Charlotte. “It’s a truly international and multi-cultural event and this year they played teams from Bulgaria, Martinique and Burkina Faso. The team stay with host-families in the town and they often keep in touch afterwards.”

For more information about joining Henfield Heat, see their Facebook page or www.henfieldheat.co.uk The club trains every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Henfield Leisure Centre and Oakmeads Community College in Burgess Hill. Henfield Heat are very fortunate to have secured sponsorship for next season from Amazing Space, Planet and Southdown Truck & Crane enabling the club to buy new home kit. Sarah Butler

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he Henfield Youth Club provides a much-needed safe and age appropriate environment for the young people of our village to meet and socialise. We welcome all young people from age 8 through to 19, regardless of background, gender or ability so come along, meet us and give us a try!

adjusting to a new secondary school. Our topics are never forced upon any of our members: we know that after a long day at school sometimes they just want to meet up with their friends and chill out!

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which is open from 6-7.30pm and is aimed at for secondary school-age up to 19 years meet on ages 8 to 11 years is our most popular group and a Thursday evening from 7.30-9.30pm. This age we often see up to 50 young people attending. group also enjoy full use of the club, including This age group love our fully-equipped computer the computer suite, pool suite, playing football and other organised sports games, as well as crafts, cooking, playing pool, table tennis and generally having lots of fun. We do offer an activity programme based on members’ ideas and topics (for example mother’s/father’s day or pancake day etc), but as with all our groups, it’s up to individuals if they want to take part in the activity or not – it’s their club and their session.

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provide include an information ‘hub’ for services for families and young people locally, as well as job-matching facility where local employers can advertise jobs suitable for young people. To be able to achieve all of this we will be actively looking at funding sources and help from our local community over the coming months. The people of Henfield have supported us wonderfully over the years and we are extremely grateful. We would particularly like to thank those who supported the BN5 Christmas raffle last year (both by buying tickets and by donating fabulous prizes) which raised more than £2,000 for us. So watch this space for exciting updates on what we hope will be an even more amazing facility for all our amazing young people. Debbie Slaughter So that’s us now, but looking forward we want to build on our strengths and offer more for our young people. We currently share the youth club building with Little Gems nursery who operate through the day. We would like to make some internal alterations to the building which would allow the nursery and the different youth groups to use it simultaneously, creating different environments to reflect the different needs. We would like to open our doors at 3.15pm for members who might like to use the club on their way home for homework, support, or just to have some fun. To help support working families, we want to extend our range of refreshments to include light meals, such as panini’s, toasted sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Our day-time opening would dove-tail into the evening sessions where the same great services are offered, but with the benefit of hot food. Additional services we would like to

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hotography is an excellent reason for getting out and enjoying the wonderful countryside and sights in and around villages like Shermanbury and Wineham. Whether it’s the breath-taking landscape or that pretty garden gate looking just perfect with clematis in the background, it’s a great way to connect with your surroundings. If you live in the parish of Shermanbury, why not share some of your photos by entering Shermanbury Parish Council’s photographic competition? All the information for entering is on the parish council’s website – www. shermanburyparishcouncil.co.uk We are very grateful to local professional photographer Robin Wilson for his help setting up this competition. Rob will judge the entries and has donated first prize, a two-hour personal photo walk where Rob will show the winner how to make the most of their camera and how to frame and capture those wonderful views of the local countryside. To get the most from your camera now and take that winning photo, Rob’s top five tips just might help: •Select your subject and think about the story you want to tell. This helps you look more closely at what you are actually photographing.

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YOGA AND CHRONIC PAIN Yoga means different things to different people. For me yoga means union; it teaches us to draw ourselves into our body & to know how we feel. Through yoga we learn how to attend to what we are doing, developing mindfulness; a vital skill to live comfortably, free of suffering. One very common cause of suffering is chronic pain; eg most backaches, headaches & muscle pain. In recent times our understanding of the cause of chronic pain has evolved to include the influence of factors other than structure eg diet, movement, genetics, emotions, stress, beliefs & cultural influences. Yoga is ideally suited as a tool for coping with episodes of pain in our lives due to its integrated approach; it honours all aspects of our being; body, mind, emotions & spirit. With the practice of yoga the following benefits may arise;


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fter the Brexit vote the political scene seems to change on a daily basis, most recently Theresa May as our Prime Minister and a new cabinet to match. The immediate thought of many small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) will turn to the impact of this historical outcome.

UK SMEs are resilient and change brings opportunity. Business will continue as usual, because in reality, Brexit isn’t going to happen overnight. The bureaucratic upheaval involved and the procedural changes that come from withdrawing from the EU will be a gradual process. Changes to legislation and regulation will unfold slowly in the coming months and years. In the longer term, the effect on business could be more fundamental and are unlikely to make it easier to do business within the EU. How much more difficult EU trade becomes will clearly depend on the terms the UK can agree for its exit, but this may not become clear for many years. In the meantime, uncertainty over the UK’s relationship with the EU will continue for months or years, creating a drag on the economy as businesses and consumers take a wait and see approach to investments and major purchases. As with all major economic shocks, businesses that remain engaged and adaptable will be best placed to trade profitably through the changes and make the most of the opportunities that they offer. Some changes that might be in the pipeline include: Customs duty impact - On formal exit, the UK will no longer be part of the EU’s Customs Union. As a result, the EU’s customs duties could apply to imports from the UK, making it less attractive for EU companies and consumers to source goods from UK companies. Similarly, the British government may extend the current UK customs duty tariff to imports from the EU, adding costs for UK companies reliant on raw materials and finished goods from EU suppliers. Practical barriers would also arise as all goods would need to be customs cleared; first exported, then imported, in both directions. This would add time, complexity and cost to value chains.

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Index of advertisers | AUGUST 2016 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP

04 42 65

Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels B&B




Bikemend Ltd 20

BUILDERS, CARPENTRY & PLASTERING Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd M Davies Carpentry & Joinery Optimal Property Solutions PJB Building Solutions

62 59 31 55 54

Helping Hands Homecare Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care

42 67

B&I Carpets Selectacarpet

58 44

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


PC Doctors (Stanly Associates Ltd)


The Conservatory Co.


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

30 39 39

BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

58 60

Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician Lanmar Electrical Solutions PD Electrical Ltd

56 61 14

Westridge Farriers


Cinder Rose Boutique


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

30 57 53








The Green Reaper Jack’s Mowing Hamfelds Home & Garden Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts Sussex Prairies Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop S. Goodridge Gardens


C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

40 42

Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing

66 41 59

Beechcroft Landscapes






DT Page Print & Graphic

A & S Home Services - Gutter Clearance


Hair & Co Henfield Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

22 40 23 48

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

55 55 59

Hamfelds Building Supplies




DB Foot Clinic 46 Hear to Listen 48 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 48 Henfield Podiatry Clinic 48 House of Healing 49 Kristina Banner 47 Phil Grant Therapist 48 Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health 38


East Barn Interiors Ltd 30 Helen Puxley Soft Furnishings 19 Martha’s Barn 29 Ray Bishop Upholstery 44 Simply Blinding Ltd. 52

LEISURE, EVENTS & COMMUNITY The Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre Southern Transit

63 33 04


Lucy Locksmith


Inner Space Office & Storage


Henfield Eyecare



40 55


Andrew Whitmore 57 Mark Atkinson Decorator 50 RJF Decorating 57 Trim Decorating 50


ACT Pest Control

PETS, PET CARE & EQUINE Brendon’s Saddlery Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


When booked with your full service! Just MOT £39.95 You must bring your BN5 to qualify!

66 |

Adrian Over 57



BRAZIERS MOT only £29.95



B Muzeen Groundworks




All Things Covered

A. Stenning Aquatec Aspect Plumbing & Heating CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating West Sussex Heating


34, 35 13 23 24

28 12

17 40 03


Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Steyning Butchers Swains Farm Shop taste...deli catering

Land Required Ponies ‘n’ Kids


Shoreham Art Gallery The Steyning Bookshop Village Care


Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 43

57 63 44 54 34, 35 28 23 57

62 15 39



61 58 62 56 60 24


Cat & Canary Pub 24 The Fox 20 Full of Beans 23 Little India 19 The Plough Inn 08 The Shepherd and Dog 10 Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant 28 Stan’s Bike Shack 18 taste...deli catering 24 The White Hart 02

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd Steyning Roofing Sussex Flat Roofs

44 42 50

HBH Rubbish Clearance




Dove Nursery 49 Little Gems 49 Oscar Bears Day Care 49 The Towers Convent School 32

SOLICITORS & WILL WRITERS Amanda Shaw Griffith Smith Farrington Webb Setford Solicitors The Sussex Wills Office

61 65 21 65

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage

51 65

Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

54 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites Aerials & More Norsat

59 60 56

The Green Reaper Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

57 54 56

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


Haigh’s Window Cleaning






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