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DECEMBER 2013 | Contents

07 What’s on listings




from the BN5 area

24 Local interest Festive theatre


28 Food & drink Festive food

35 Christmas

Local Church services


37 43




Welcome to the Christmas issue of BN5 magazine, are you feeling festive yet?! If you’re looking for some family entertainment over Christmas, our Festive Theatre round-up on page 19 is a good place to start. You can see your favourite soap stars on stage at Horsham, Worthing or Crawley, or enjoy a really local pantomime in Henfield. Sarah has created an A-Z of festive food and drink on page 28. I think you can tell she got stuck on Z....

For the first time ever St Peter’s Church are holding a Nativity Festival during December. This is your St Peter’s Nativity Festival chance to get creative - take a look at page 37 for some ideas about how you can get involved. Lots of local clubs and groups will also be contributing, Local interest so it should be a wonderful spectacle in St Peter’s Chanctonbury Morris Men Church this Christmas.



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64 Business

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66 Index

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The very colourful Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men are looking for new recruits. If you’re interested in a bit of healthy exercise, a laugh and a few beers, these are the guys for you. You’ll also be helping to keep this very English tradition alive. See their article on page 43. Friday 13 December is the village Spirit of Christmas night in Henfield High Street. There will be mulled wine, chestnuts roasting, carol singing, a funfair for the children. The shops will be open late, with lots of giveaways and goodies. Come along and join in the fun. Have a peaceful and happy Christmas from us all at BN5 magazine.

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Mike Beardall, Richard Cohen, Clive Funnell and Jules Middleton. Cover photograph courtesy of St Peter’s School, with artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed by Evonprint in Small Dole on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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DECEMBER 2013 | What’s on

November Monday 25

Antiques Valuation

Free Church Hall, Henfield, 2.304.30pm

See news item for more information.

Tuesday 26 Pub Quiz

lery, pottery, mirrors, woollen gifts, cards. Seasonal fare, plants and produce. Tea, coffee and cakes. More stall-holders welcome, just £10 a table, contact Jen Green jengreenuk@yahoo.co.uk

every Weds)

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

Henfield Lions Club


For more information call Edna on George Hotel, Henfield High Street, 7.30pm (& every 1st 01403 7105867.

White Hart, 8.30pm

Entry £2 each. In aid of HART. Teams up to six. Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve table.

Thursday 28 4Sight

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

Monday 2

PG Munchkins

PG Methodist Church, High Street, 10-11.30am (& every Mon term time)

Who Needs Antibiotics?

1st Tues)

A presentation and discussion on patient Self-Care. See news item for more information. Call 01273 492772 / 01273 493172 to book your place in advance or email to ellson.ea@btinternet.com or peter@bateshouse.freeserve.co.uk

Beetle Drive

Steyning Arts at Christmas

Tuesday 3

Henfield Medical Centre, 7.30pm

Saturday 30

Various venues, 11am-4pm (& Sunday 1 Dec)

See news item for more information.

WEA Henfield Branch

Meet to discuss fundraising activities, consider requests for assistance and organise social events. Call David Pryor on 01273 494442.

Thursday 5

A drop-in craft group for adults.

Maidment Court, 2.30pm (& every 1st Mon)

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


Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& every Tues)

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.40am-12.10pm (& every Thurs)

£5 (concessions available) with tea or coffee included. For more information call Brenda Kelly on 01273 842405.

Henfield Unattached

White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs)

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.

Come and have fun! Still £1.50 Play & Learn Together which includes all refreshments. Henfield Leisure Centre,

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2.30pm

Action for Deafness

‘The Hippie has a bus pass’ – a Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st talk by Mark Parry-Nash. For more information call Maureen Lucas on Tues) Hearing aid maintenance clinic and 01273 493966. information, advice and support on A Swinging evening with all aspects of hearing loss.

Old Spice

Wednesday 4

Henfield Hall, 7.30-11pm

Music covering 60s, 70s, 80s or- Jolesfield Community ganised by the BP Guild. Tickets Choir from Jasmines or any Guild mem- Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every ber you know. Weds term time) Open to all. Call Elizabeth Carey on 07880 551 751 for more informaFulking Christmas Craft tion or email e.carey@sky.com

Sunday 1 December Fair

Henfield Joggers

Crafts and gifts including jewel-

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Warm, friendly environment, come Rhyme Time for a cuppa and a play! For children 0-5 years. £1 (for under one years), Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am £2 per family. For more information (& every Thurs) call Jo on 0798 350 1027 or see our Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers. Facebook page. Circle Dancing

Opportunity for those with sight impairments to meet and socialise. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes, plus tea and coffee. For more information call 01273 454343 or email Knit & Natter shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every

Fulking Village Hall, 11am-3pm

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 both on and off-road. See www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (&

1-2.30pm (& every Thurs)

Explore play through children’s eyes! Part of Rural Henfield, Steyning & Upper Beeding Children & Family Centres.

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

Drop-in and play session only £3.

Christmas Starts Here! Henfield Hall, 7pm

Charity concert in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. Reserved seats £6 (under 16’s £3), available from Henfield Furnishings.

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DECEMBER 2013 | What’s on Crib

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts

Henfield High Street, 4-8pm

Fairground rides for young children, Father Christmas, carol singers, charity stalls and shops offering For more details contact the All members invited to the Christ- nibbles and drinks to customers. Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings mas Cracker lunch at a cost of on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 £12.50. or carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com Steyning Millenium Trust

Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& every Thurs)

The Steyning Centre, Steyning

Tuesday 10

Friday 6

Henfield History Group


Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues)

Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& every Fri)

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

Saturday 7

Christmas Bazaar

Red Oaks, 9.30am-12pm

Come and get ready for Christmas! Sample our homemade produce, have a cuppa and a mince pie, have a go on our grand bottle tombola, join in our superb raffle… oh, and kids of all ages can come and visit Santa.

Sunday 8

Art & Craft Fair

‘Corrupt campaigns and courageous campaigners’. Christmas evening – mulled wine will be provided, please bring nibbles. Everyone welcome - £3 non-members, members by subscription. For more information call Steve or Ruth on 494121.

Pub Quiz

Wednesday 11 Knit & Natter

Coffee Morning

Maidment Court, 2pm (& every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon)

Steyning Centre, Steyning, 7.30pm

A Seasonal ‘At Home’ with Zoe, Gary and friends. See news item for more information.

Sunday 15

Christmas Extravaganza Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, 2.30pm

Family carols, Christmas songs, seasonal readings, raffle and mince pies. Tickets £8 (including Entry £2 a head. In aid of HART. drink - under 12’s free) from The Teams up to six. Cash prize for win- Mint House, JanTon and Hassocks ners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve Hardware. table.

Thursday 12


Christmas Extravaganza

White Hart, 8.30pm

The Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds) The Fountain Inn Skittle Alley, We knit gift items and children’s Ashurst, 11am-4pm clothes for various charities. For Includes silver jewellery, ceramics, more information or to donate textiles, mosaics, wood turning, wool, contact Jean on 01273 decoupage, handmade tiles, met- 493171. alwork and glass.

Monday 9

Saturday 14

St Peter’s Church, 10.3011.30am (& every 2nd Thurs)

Tuesday 17 Trefoil Guild

Henfield (& every 3rd Tues)

Open to anyone over the age of 18 who is willing to support our aims. Come and join us! For more information call Mary on 01273 492351 or Jane on 01403 710061.

Tuesday 24

Christmas Eve services

For details of times at the different churches please see centre pages.

Wednesday 25

Join us in St Peters Church for Christmas Day services For more details contact the fresh coffee and homemade cakes. For details of times at the different Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings churches please see centre pages. on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 or carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com Spirit of Christmas

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DECEMBER 2013 | News

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HENFIELD PUB BLESSING IS CHEERED BY REGULARS Henfield’s Plough pub received a blessing on Thursday night from St. Peter’s curate, the Rev. Peter O’Connell. He joined Harveys Brewery area manager Simon Yates, landlady Karen Gold and manager Mia Gold together with about 50 regulars for a service of blessing. “Be sure to welcome strangers into your home,” Peter quoted from Hebrews 13:2. “By doing this some people have welcomed angels as guests, without even knowing it.” The blessing, more common in fishing and mining towns, recognised The Plough as a shelter, a home, a place of work and a place of hospitality. Peter said: “It is a great privilege to carry out this blessing on a place that is so popular with villagers.” Simon Yates of Harveys said: “I have not come across a blessing of this sort before - but everyone is very appreciative of the gesture.”

of the procedure and contact details. If you are not on the list and want more information as to whether this service applies to you, contact the Council Office at The Henfield Hall on 01273 492507. • It maintains a salt supply for distribution to key locations. Please note the salt is only for use on the highway and pavement, not private driveways. • It monitors a daily weather report from the Highways Department providing early warning of adverse weather and information as to when main roads are to be treated. • It treats the pavements in the village centre with salt in advance of expected snow and clears those pavements of snow and ice when expected to lay for a prolonged period. Henfield Parish Council has invested in equipment to aid the snow clearance work but still needs volunteers to assist. Your help is requested: • To help clear the High Street and village centre pavements of snow. • If you have a 4 x 4 wheel vehicle, to be available to assist supporting those on the vulnerable persons list who need help. Please contact the Council Office to register your offer of help. Village Centre Businesses/Traders are requested to clear the pavement of snow and ice outside of their premises.

NEWS FROM HENFIELD FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS On the ‘Wear a Hat for Hospice’ day at Red Oaks, the sum of £358 was raised. Later in the month a Coffee Morning was held at Corpus Christi Hall where there were stalls selling various wares and the sum of £794.50 was raised. The Busy Bees Playgroup had a Wear a Hat day, where the children made their own hats and they raised £30.85. Finally, a further £40 was donated via the ‘Smartie Tubes’ scheme. So the Friends extend their grateful thanks to all those involved. Please keep it up. Fred Mc Comas

HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL With winter approaching Henfield Parish Council has again put in place plans should extreme winter conditions occur. The key points are: • It maintains a list of Vulnerable Persons living in Henfield Parish and, together with Henfield Community Partnership’s Action for Older Persons Group, they will contact those residents to ensure they are OK and do not have to leave their homes in the dangerous conditions (for example to fetch urgent supplies and medicines). Residents already on the list will have received a letter in the last few weeks reminding them

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News | DECEMBER 2013 and an amazing £368 for our friends at the St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing. We have also managed to raise nearly £400 for the Barchester Charitable Foundation from your unwanted clothes, fabrics, shoes etc in Our Rag Bag Bin... thank you so much.


TENNIS AT WICKWOODS Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel and Spa held the Grand Opening of its two new indoor tennis courts on 16 November. In conjunction with the club’s other outstanding facilities, the new courts will establish Wickwoods as a premier Country Club in Sussex. The day featured two world-ranked players in a Charity Exhibition Match including Julian Cash. Julian, who lives in Sussex, is currently the youngest British player with a senior world ranking. He is also ranked in the top 100 world juniors and is one of the most promising young players on the 18U international circuit. Julian has a special relationship with Wickwoods as it was here that he first picked up his racket at the age of six. This exciting new development will take the total number of floodlit courts to eight, providing four indoor and four outdoor courts during the winter. During the summer months Wickwoods has two indoor and six outdoor courts. The new indoor tennis courts will be housed in a permanent steel-framed structure finished to a high standard. State-of-the-art low energy lighting will provide an even and high level of illumination at all times. Bob Clark, Head Coach at Wickwoods, has developed an extensive programme offering social and competitive playing opportunities for all ages and abilities. Whether you want a relaxing game with like-minded people of similar playing ability or a competitive match in either a tournament or the Sussex League, the Wickwoods Tennis Programme has something for everyone. For more information, call Wickwoods on 01273 857567 or see www.wickwoods.co.uk

RED OAKS NEWS We will be holding our annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 7 December at the home. Please come along from 9.30am-12pm and get ready for Christmas. Sample our home-made produce, have a cuppa and a mince pie, have a go on our grand bottle tombola, join in our superb raffle... oh, and kids of all ages can come and visit Santa. We would all like to thank everybody that has recently supported our coffee mornings. They have been a great success and helped to raise £203 for Macmillan Cancer Support, £280 for Breast Cancer Awareness

We are pleased to announce a spectacular musical evening in the Steyning Centre on Saturday 14 December at 7.30 pm to get you into the festive spirit. Join us for a Seasonal ‘At Home’ with Zoe, Gary and Friends - A Christmas extravaganza with the magic of Christmas past. Steyning’s professional musicians, Gary Prior and Zoe Peate, are joined again by three professional opera singers from London (Jane Streeton – soprano, Robert Carlin – tenor, Mark Oldfield – baritone) for an evening performance with a real party atmosphere that promises to be one of the best musical productions of the year. There will be a licensed bar and a complimentary hot mince pie. Tickets are limited and are £12 each, available from Steyning Bookshop and Charles Ashby on 01903 814049. All proceeds from the evening will go to Steyning Millennium Trust (Registered Charity No: 1081042). Charles Ashby.

QUIZ SUCCESS We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us with our Quiz night on Saturday 19 October. With your help we managed to raise over £800 which was amazing and another big step towards raising the £2,600 we each need to fund raise for our trip with The Coco’s Foundation and The Guides to Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa in August 2014. In South Africa we will be working with The Coco’s Foundation to build either a classroom, accommodation or a garden for orphaned children many of whom suffer with HIV or Aids. We will also help run after school clubs and workshops. We would like to thank everyone who provided raffle prizes and helped make the event successful. Thank you to Baytree Trading, Brighton & Hove Albion, Cloud Nine, Coles Automotive Services, Hamfelds, Henfield Church, Henfield Village Hall, Jeremy’s, Swains Farm Shop, Rushfields Garden Centre, Stokes, The Cook Shop, Taste Deli, The Hut Hairdressers in Brighton, The Pet Shop, The Shepherd & Dog, Truffles, Village Care and Woodwards Butchers. Finally a big thank

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DECEMBER 2013 | News you to Phil Scarfield our fantastic Quiz Master, the thing by donating through me. Arun Agarwal (Parish event would not have been possible without him. Councillor) 42 Furners Mead, Henfield. 01273 495910 Anna Moseley and Kitty Webb, 2nd Henfield Guides or via the web site: https://www.youcaring.com/typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-fundraiser-malapascua HENFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD Thank you for your generosity.


The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (set up by Henfield Parish Council) has appointed Action in Rural Sussex (AirS), a well-established and respected charity with in-depth knowledge of West Sussex, to assist in devising its Neighbourhood Plan. AirS will be assisted by their appointed planning consultants who offer professional advice and design expertise. The first tasks for AirS will be to: • facilitate the production of formal terms of reference for the Steering Group; • help with an application to secure further funding to augment the £10,000 from the Parish Council; and • prepare an action plan to guide and inform the process of producing the Neighbourhood Plan. For more information on this whole subject, please visit www.henfieldhub.com/henfield-neighbourhoodplan


Kaitlyn Angood has been selected to represent Sussex in the girls U11 age group for the forthcoming season after successful selection through County wide trials. Parents, Donna and Darren expressed their delight stating “This is a reward for all of the hard work that Kaitlyn has put in to be one of the best girls of her age in the county. “We must express our thanks to Andy Smith, Kaitlyn’s coach since leaving the Academy, for his encouragement and coaching that has seen her SANTA WILL DELIVER YOUR progress to the high standard that she has now achieved. We PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY are both very proud of Kaitlyn Do you know a child who would like to receive a and all that she has achieved present on Christmas morning? If so, you’re in luck and we look forward to seeing her represent Sussex because Santa is very kindly teaming up with the against other counties.” BP Guild pixies and delivering presents in Henfield, Woodmancote and Small Dole on Christmas day FOOTBALL IN HENFIELD FOR morning. To get a present delivered just follow the in- GIRLS AGED 8-11 YEARS structions below: • Wrap the present securely and label it clearly with Having run a successful taster football course for girls the child’s name and address and please give exact aged between 8-11, Darren and Donna Angood have directions of the location to his / her house so that managed to secure a coach through Tom Betts who runs a Youth Football Academy. Tom is a young but Rudolph doesn’t get lost. experienced goalkeeper and is now a professional • Take the presents to Graham Denyer (Presents coach and goalkeeping coach across Sussex. He has Pixie) at 8 Gresham Place, Henfield (01273 492402) worked for Brighton in the past and now works with on Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 December between the ever successful Lewes Ladies FC who play in the 3-6pm, or Friday 20 December between 3-7pm. top tier of women’s football. Please pay Graham £2.50 per present to be delivered. The training sessions will run on a Tuesday evening Santa is unable to deliver large presents like bikes on from 6-7pm on the Kings field in blocks of four weeks Christmas morning and only one present is allowed at a cost of £14. If there are any girls that are in the per parcel. As Santa will have been up delivering pres- current years 3-6 (age 8-11) that would be interested ents all night and will be feeling a little tired we can’t in joining, please contact Tom Betts on 07925 235078 promise any special delivery times. or email youthfootballacademy@outlook.com Henfield BP Guild thank you for your support throughout 2013 and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and HENFIELD GARDENING CLUB a Very Happy New Year. As usual we have enjoyed a busy year of talks, outings, garden socials and a plant and coffee morning. TYPHOON APPEAL We have also participated in two village events: HenI am appealing on behalf of the poor people in Mala- field’s Gardens and Arts week-end and the Henfield pascua, Philippines. This tiny island is completely flat- Summer Show on the Common. We round off the year tened by the typhoon, people are homeless, without with our Italian themed Christmas party for members food, water and other necessities. My daughter An- only on Tuesday 3 December. If you would like to join drea who has a diving business on the island for last our friendly club and enjoy the interesting programme ten years is coordinating relief supplies and running a being organised for 2014 please contact our Memsoup kitchen. bership Secretary Linda Beresford on 01273 492497 Please help these poor people who have lost every- or e-mail linda@slugbandit.co.uk

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News | DECEMBER 2013 porters of HART,” says Gyles. “We have a quiz every other Tuesday to help raise funds for them and it has become increasingly important for us to have a defibrillator that is available on the High Street and in the case of emergencies here.”


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HART BOOST FROM ARTS & CRAFTS Henfield artists and craft experts have boosted the funds of HART with a fayre at the village hall. Organisers of the fayre, Tracy Smyth and Julie Mitchell, handed over a cheque for £252 to responders. Tracy said: “We have always supported this vital organisation which has been so crucial in saving so many lives in the area.” HART responders Sandra Parsons and Claire Greenfield gave lifesaving demonstrations during the fayre. White Hart landlord Gyles Culver has received a heart defibrillator for the pub from HART. The wall-mounted machine is available for emergencies - and staff are receiving training in its use. “We have long been sup-

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UPDATE ON BARRATTS PLANNING APPLICATION, WEST END LANE Following refusal by Horsham District Council of planning permission, Barratts have appealed the decision to the Planning Inspectorate. A Public Inquiry will be held over about four days, the date of which has yet to be confirmed (though it is anticipated that it will not be before the beginning of February 2014), with the likely location Horsham District Council’s Council Chamber in Horsham. The name of the appointed Inspector has yet to be made public. Horsham District Council will be defending the appeal, supported by

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DECEMBER 2013 | News

Up-to-date progress with the Appeal will be posted in the noticeboard of the bus shelter on the High Street (right hand wall) or can be found at www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk/pcsportal/casesearch.asp or go to www.HenfieldHub.com/hands-off-henfield

in the Parish where we count the number of species seen and the numbers seen of each species. The walks are not too onerous and anyone is welcome to come along, but please don’t bring your dogs as they could scare the birds away. You don’t have to be a member to take part, if you are interested ring Debbie and Nigel Colgate on 01273 493037.

THE HENFIELD THEATRE COMPANY - THE WOMAN IN WHITE This autumn, Henfield Theatre Company presented The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins’ classic Victorian melodrama. It was adapted for stage by Constance Cox and Henfield Theatre Company’s production was directed by Di Norman. I attended on the Friday night and there was a jolly atmosphere in Henfield Hall. The play began with an innovative and engaging use of the whole space, as our hero, Walter Hartright, encounters a mysterious Woman in White running through the audience! The curtains opened to a beautifully designed set - the drawing room of Limmeridge House in Cumberland, which was the setting for the rest of the play. There were varying degrees of success in terms of the regional accents, but this added to the charm. The thoroughly loathable Count Foscoe - played by Paul Woodcock - kept his Italian(ish) accent up very successfully through the whole play, and an outstanding accent and general performance was offered by Tony Hawthorne, who played Mr Fairlie. The Woman


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Saturday 9 November saw an unusual visitor to Henfield High Street - Shire horse Sailor (known to his friends as Lardy due to his appreciation of carrots) came from Poynings with his owner Roger Paine and friend Heather England to collect for the Poppy Appeal. Sailor, in his own set of replica WWI tack, and Roger in full uniform, drew crowds of admirers despite the rain, who purchased their poppies in time for Remembrance. Thanks for your visit Sailor and Roger, we hope to see you next year.

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HENFIELD BIRDWATCH We are gearing up for the Big Henfield Birdwatch during 2014. This will be our fourth survey to find out how the birds of the Parish are faring. Our last survey won a national award from the British Trust for Ornithology for the best community survey in the country. Our members, and some non-members, will be surveying the birds in their gardens and advising us on-line or by form filling the highest number of any one species at a time they have seen in their gardens. The garden surveyors only have to keep an eye out for a total of one hour a week. Some split that hour between the seven days and some do it in bigger chunks of time. Because not everyone can identify all their garden birds we have two mentors who can help the surveyors and we can provide the surveyors with an easy to view garden bird ID card. We also have monthly walks around specific areas

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the local community. Any comments made at the planning application stage will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. If you would like to elaborate on your previous comments, three copies must be submitted by no later than Monday 16 December 2013 to the following address: Helen Skinner, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN quoting reference APP/ Z3825/A/13/2205204 or by email to teamp13@pins. gsi.gov.uk

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News | DECEMBER 2013 in White and Laura Fairlie were portrayed by Elloa Atkinson, which she played with sensitivity. The play was sensitively accompanied by minimalist incidental piano music which really suited the atmosphere of the play and was well chosen. My only criticism of note is that of the length. The Woman in White is a notoriously long book (my interweb tells me 672 pages) and although much was abridged, I kept feeling that the mechanical shenanigans could have been further edited - right down to the bones, with the audience left with breathing space and perhaps even wanting more. To summarise, another lovely (if slightly long) evening in the Henfield community - well done HTC! lance service. Kirsty Martin Many lives have been saved by some of the 11 reDEFIBRILLATOR FOR WHITE HART sponders who are able to reach casualties within minHENFIELD White Hart landlord Gyles Culver has re- utes while the ambulance is on the way. ceived a heart defibrillator for the pub from HART HART chairman Dick Nye says: “We are very grate(Henfield Area Response Team). The wall-mounted ful to Gyles for all his support over the years and are machine is available for emergencies - and staff are delighted that he now has a defibrillator installed at the pub.” receiving training in its use. “We have long been supporters of HART,” says Gyles. Mike Beardall We have a quiz every other Tuesday to help raise funds for them and it has become increasingly important for us to have a defibrillator that is available on the High Street and in the case of emergencies here.” HART has almost 30 defibrillators in the village, many in public access areas or with volunteer responders who are called in response to 999 calls to the ambu-

CHRISTMAS AT HERITAGE Heritage Products at The Wood Yard on Knepp Castle Estate are a local company selling locally produced gardening and landscaping materials. With weather turning cold they are busy supplying logs to their many customers and attracting new customers with 200 pubs and garden centres visited recently. Specialising in logs but also stocking a variety of Composts, Mulches and Woodchips in addition to woodland products including Log Candles, Charcoal and Fire Pits. Seasoned hardwood logs are ideal for open fires, multi-fuel and wood burning stoves while their Stove Mix selection contains a mixture of seasoned softwoods. Stored in many convenient quantities including nets, PYO crates, Bulk Bags and Loose allowing you to pick what you need. Having decorated the Wood Yard with Halloween Pumpkins, Christmas is now approaching. Anyone who visited last winter may have bought a Heritage Christmas Tree. If you’re in the market again this year they are available to buy during December and will be stocking cut Nordman Fir, Norway Spruce in different sizes and Norway Spruce in pots.

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DECEMBER 2013 | News Normally open Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm, the Wood Yard is opening Sundays during December to give you extra shopping days! Friendly staff are happy to help so grab one of them the next time visit or call them on 01403 741381. You can also order online at www.heritage-products. co.uk and stay up to date with offers on Facebook Page “Heritage-Products” or Twitter @Heritage_Prod. Stay warm for winter and give one of their Ugly Logs a home this Christmas. Happy Christmas from the team at Heritage!

THANK YOU FROM JEREMY’S It’s hard to believe that we opened Jeremy’s five years ago – the years have flown by! Both Claire and I would like to thank all our wonderful, loyal customers who have made it possible. We love being a part of the Henfield High Street life and chatting to our regulars. We would also like to thank our brilliant staff, most of Woodmancote and Cowfold. He’s starting his trainwhom have been with us from the start. Here’s to the ing to become a Police Constable at the end of November. He will be replaced by PCSO Charlene Parnext five years! sons, who will complete her training by the new year. Jeremy & Claire Shotter Charlene, who comes from Worthing, knows the area well as she was a care worker for children and elderly HENFIELD SAYS GOODBYE TO people with many of her clients in the area. PCSO JAMES JOSLING, AND HELLO Good luck with your new job James, we hope to see you back in the village as a PC sometime soon. TO PSCO CHARLENE PARSONS Henfield’s PCSO James Josling is moving on to pastures new, after five years looking after Henfield,

HENFIELD BP GUILD CHRISTMAS COLLECTION The BP Guild will be touring the village with Father Christmas on his sleigh and a recording of BP Guild members singing carols this December. All money collected will be for the Senior Citizens Party in September 2014. The full schedule of dates can be found on the Henfield BP Guild website ( www.henfieldbpguild.btck.co.uk/ or via the Henfield Hub. Neil Featherstone, Henfield BP Guild Events Secretary

KAYLEE’S CAKERY IS OPEN! After lots of hard work and furious baking, Kayleigh Peters from Kaylee’s Cakery opened her doors for the first time to some very happy cake-loving customers on 18 October. The little shop in Norton Mews was packed. Kayleigh said; “We were a little delayed opening, sorry for any inconvenience! I’d like to say a huge thank you to all our customers and regulars for coming and supporting us. We’ve got fresh locally-ground coffee, delicious cakes, speciality teas and boxed cupcakes in various sizes. Its an exciting time for us with some new things happening, like our craft classes starting in January. We’re already underway with children’s cupcake decorating parties and workshops, which are really popular. Over the Christmas period we have Christmas cupcake decorating for children and bespoke cakes, but please order soon because we’re already getting busy!” For more information about Kaylee’s Cakery and her range of bespoke decorated cakes please go to www. kayleescakery.co.uk or see their Facebook page.

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News | DECEMBER 2013 Memorial. Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, Beavers and Rainbows marched proudly with their standards, as well as Parish Councillors, ex-service people and Church leaders. Representatives from local organisations, churches, political groups and youth groups laid wreaths.

REMEMBRANCE IN HENFIELD Hundreds gathered at the Henfield War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane on Sunday 10 November to commemorate those who died in all the wars. The start and finish of the silence was marked by a lone bugler, local people paid their respects as the names of Henfield men who died during WWI and WWII were read by Mike Morgan, Parish Councillor and organiser of the remembrance ceremonies. Prior to the ceremony at Cagefoot Lane, the Patcham Silver Band led a parade to St Peter’s Church for a service of remembrance before returning to the War

HENFIELD CAMERA CLUB – CHANGE OF VENUE From January 2014 the Henfield Camera Club will hold their meetings in the Henfield Evangelical Free Church hall.

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DECEMBER 2013 | News ANGELA MEASOR 1935-2013

VINCENT’S ROYAL RESTORATION Established local antique furniture and architectural wood restorer Vincent Reed is quite at home in beautiful listed period houses and grand London properties, but his latest commission, conserving and restoring panelling and flooring at Kensington Palace, could be his grandest yet. Vincent Reed Ltd has been commissioned to restore parts of the the Presence Chamber, Privy Chamber and the Kings Grand Staircase in the Kings State Apartments at Kensington Palace in preparation for the Centenary celebrations next year. The four-month project will involve removing the current oak flooring (which was placed in the 1950’s) and replacing this with wide English oak flooring, recreating how the rooms would have appeared in 1720, the time of George the 1st. As a scheduled monument Kensington Palace is recognised as one of the most important and high profile buildings in the country and so the detail and skill required for this restoration is painstaking. The project also includes restoration of the Privy Chamber’s priceless oak panelling designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Vincent and his team have been tasked with completing the detailed and complicated repairs needed to conserve and restore this historical monument . Alongside Vincent’s work at Kensington Palace he is also busy consulting on a project to transform Lutyen’s Midland Bank HQ (grade 1 listed) in the City to create London’s first 6* hotel. We look forward to bringing you more about Vincent’s conservation and restoration work at Kensington Palace in a future issue of BN5 magazine. Emma Osman

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Angela was born in Abergavenny in 1935. Her love of music and theatre was part of her very being. She was proud to be Welsh and often spoke the language and quoted her favourite Welsh poems and lines from the stage. Angela was determined and self-reliant, borne from a loving but difficult childhood. She left Wales at 18 and pursued a very successful career with Boots the Chemist, eventually meeting Bertie, who was to become her husband, at the Oxford Street branch. Their daughter Lois was born and a year later they moved to Henfield. Angela launched herself into the fashion trade, with a shop in Henfield, one in Hurspierpoint then another in Henfield. An incredibly stylish lady, Angela had an instinct for buying timeless classics and clothes that looked wonderful and flattered; her customers returned time after time. Her window displays were beautiful, the pavement outside always swept clean and the shops immaculately presented. Customers could expect to leave without just a stylish outfit that would be worn time and time again but also the boots, gloves and handbag to match. As well as running her successful fashion business Angela became immersed in theatrical and musical life. She joined Henfield Choral and Operatic Society and later Henfield Players, taking leading roles, directing and musically directing many award-winning productions. Lasting friendships were made and Angela gave confidence and encouragement to many. In 1984 Angela was invited to become Drama and Singing teacher at The Towers, where she taught until 2000. Angela had a strong Catholic faith, she loved to play the organ at The Towers on a Sunday and found peace and love in the embrace of the Church. Bertie passed away in 1991. Angela loved her family, daughter Lois and her husband Tim, along with grandchildren Millie and Henry. They were her life and her delight. Angela passed away peacefully at St Barnabas Hospice after battling illness. Her humour remained; on entering St Barnabas for the last time she was asked if there was anything she wanted. She replied, “A beer and 18 months.” Angela was full of life, love and passion. Her energy and joie de vivre was infectious. She was a breath of fresh air and her wonderful laugh would lift the spirits. She was loved and will be missed by many. Emma Osman With grateful thanks to Malcolm Harrington.

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ne of my earliest memories is being taken to see Cinderella the pantomime one Christmas. I loved the whole experience: the sense of excitement and anticipation; getting dressed up in my best party dress; the box of sweets and ice cream at the interval; and of course the spectacularly visual performance on stage. It felt like pure magic! There are lots of festive shows to choose from locally this year: from pantomimes to plays and musicals to ballet there is something for everyone this Christmas.

Aladdin by Henfield Theatre Company, Henfield, 1 to 4 January

from £16 are available from the Box Office on 014043 750220, or see https://tickets.thecapitolhorMake sure you’re in good voice to boo at the baddies, sham.com cheer for the goodies and laugh loads at the antics of the Dame and her son, Wishee Washee, and the mad Dear Santa at The Studio, Horpolicemen. Also, be ready to swoon at the Princess sham, 7 to 24 December in this fun-filled show! Directed by Graeme Muncer, From the author of Dear Zoo, with musical direction by Jane Haines and choreogra- Rod Campbell, comes this fesphy by Vicky Edwards, this hugely popular, traditional tive tale for younger children and classical pantomime is full of comedy, music and (under 5’s) and their families. A dance. Come and complete the festive season by ex- child writes to Santa for a special periencing this wonderful family entertainment. Tick- present for Christmas. After wrapping ets from £10 are available from Stevens Estate Agents some unsuitable presents, he finds the on Henfield High Street from 2 December. perfect one and delivers it on Christmas Eve. The show includes audience participation and the opPeter Pan at The Capitol, Horsham, portunity to meet and receive an exclusive gift from 13 December to 5 January Santa. Tickets from £7.50 are available from the Box Join the boy who never grew up in this high flying Office on 014043 750220, or see https://tickets.theadventure. Everyone can be a child as they take the capitolhorsham.com second star to the right and fly far, far away to Neverland with Peter Pan and his friends. JM Barrie’s Peter Cinderella at The Hawth, Crawley, Pan is undoubtedly one of the most famous and best- 13 December to 5 January loved stories for children; an unforgettable magical Polish those glass slippers and get ready to have a fantasy that has been enjoyed by generations for over ball! Cinderella is The Hawth’s 25th anniversary pana hundred years. Sprinkled with a bit of tomime and promises to be a truly spectacular show, Horsham panto magic this will be combining the classic fairytale with brilliant singing a must see show! Tickets and dancing, side–splitting comedy, truly amazing illusions and lots of audience participation! Stephen Mulhern (Catchphrase, Britain’s Got More Talent) and Sid Sloane head an all-star cast in the Christmas show not to be missed! This fun–filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family. Tickets from £15.95 are available from the Box Office on 01293 553636, or see www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Santa Claus the Musical at The Pavillion Theatre, Worthing Rudolph and his reindeer friends are on a quest to save Christmas and find out why Jack Frost has fallen out with Santa Claus and joined forces with the Ice Queen. Dancing penguins, prancing polar bears and chorusing crows join the adventure as we discover who truly believes in Santa in this extra special Christmas present all the family can enjoy! Starring Claire Sweeney as the Ice Queen. Includes classic Christmas hits (Here Comes Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer), all performed by a live band. Tickets from £10.50 are available from the Box Office on 01903 206206, or see www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Jack & the Beanstalk at The Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 6 December to 4 January With a wave of her magic wand, Fairy Organic trans-

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ports you to the village of Sunnyvale, where Giant Blunderbore and his bullying side-kick Fleshcreep are terrorising the villagers. Will Jack find the courage to battle the giant? How can he win the heart of the beautiful Princess Amelia? Will we all live happily ever after? Find out in this traditional Christmas pantomime full of slap-stick and audience participation. With a star cast led by TV’s green-fingered guru Charlie Dimmock as Fairy Organic, joined by Tom and Jack from Heart Breakfast as the King and Chamberlain, Ian Mowat as Dame Trott and comedy impressionist Tony Rudd. Tickets from £10.50 are available from 01903 206206, or see www. worthingtheatres.co.uk

The Witches, Chichester Festival Theatre, 7 December to 4 January

Brighton, 17 December to 5 January Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous! (Due to occasional coarse language, parental guidance is recommended for children 15 years and under). Tickets from £17.90 are available from www. atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton

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“My darling Boy, you won’t last long in this world if you don’t know how to spot a witch when you see one.” It is only when our young hero goes to live with his fabulous Norwegian Grandmama that he discovers the real truth about real witches. They don’t ride around on broomsticks; they don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice ordinary ladies. But the Grand High Witch has a terrifying plan to rid England of its children, and it’s up to a wise and wonderful Grandmama to prepare her darling Boy to face the most gruesome gathering of witches ever assembled. This is the story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. Tickets from £17 are available from the Box Office on 01243 781312, or see www.cft.org.uk

The Nutcracker, The Dome, Brighton, 28 December Ballet Theatre UK is a young classical dance company offering a fresh approach to ballet storytelling. The Nutcracker is beautifully told through dance to create a world of fantasy and illusion that will delight audiences young and old. Join Clara on her enchanting adventure through the Land of Sweets set to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable musical score, featuring such favourites as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and The Waltz of the Snowflakes. Tickets from £10 are available from 01273 709709, or see www.brightondome.org

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Cookies are a traditional treat across Europe during Advent, especially on St Nicholas Day. In Germany they eat ‘Springerles’ or ‘Peppernuts’; ‘Diples’ are popular in Greece; and in the Netherlands they eat ‘Speculaas’ cookies. Stokes have a great range of speciality chocolate Advent calendars.

As nice as a turkey roast dinner is, sometimes you can have just too many over the festive season. If you are looking for something a little different to tickle your taste buds check out the Steyning Tandoori. They offer a takeaway service as well as eating-in and can even host your Christmas party.


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The Dark Star Brewery in Partridge Green has some Sherry is a fortified wine made in the Jerez de la Frongreat gift ideas for the beer enthusiast in your life. tera region of Spain. It is traditional tipple for ChristFrom t-shirts and hoodies to cycling shorts and bot- mas morning and perfect for mixing cocktails. tles, they have a great range of branded gear. If you King cake are really stuck, they also sell beer of course… Cheer yourself up in the gloom of early January with Champagne a King cake (or Galette des Rois) for Twelfth Night. Enjoy a glass or two of chilled champagne at Taste It is made from layers of buttery puff pastry and an Deli on Henfield High Street with their ‘10 for 10’ deal. almond paste and the person who finds the china Gather together nine friends and enjoy two bottles figurine hidden in their slice becomes King or Queen of house champagne and ‘posh nibbles’ for just £10 for the evening and gets to wear the golden (paper) each – perfect for a festive get together! crown.

Drinks For a fun, non-alcoholic ‘mocktail’ shake two ounces of apple juice with ½ ounce of simple syrup and ¼ ounce of lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain and serve in a glass rimmed with sugar. Jeremy’s, Rushfields Farm Shop and Swains Farm shop all have a range of lovely local apple juices.

Entertaining Keep things simple and pay a visit to Springs Smoked Salmon in Edburton – they have an enormous range of wonderful starters, quiches, pies and desserts as well as their delicious home-smoked salmon.

Figgy pudding Figgy pudding dates back to the 16th century and was allegedly banned by the English puritans because of its alcohol content!

Gingerbread House Create some magical memories in the kitchen with the children by decorating a gingerbread house with sweets. They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Hamper Stuck for an idea for a food lover? Fill a festive box or basket with a selection of delicious goodies from Rushfields Farm Shop. They have an excellent selection of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholics), preserves, chocolate, biscuits, as well as cheese – yum!

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In Spain the traditional Christmas roast dinner con- Also known as membrillio, quince cheese is a jellied sists of roast lamb, rather than turkey. Try roasting it preserve traditionally served with the cheese board. on a grill in the oven with a tray of potatoes below Relax - the meat fat will slowly drip onto the potatoes, roast..and let someone else do the cooking. Why not coming them slowly. bine a bracing country walk with a good pub meal? Mulled wine We’re spoilt for choice, with The White Hart, The Tottington Manor are offering a special Christmas Plough and the Shepherd and Dog close by. A little afternoon tea all throughout December with festive further afield The Countryman Inn in Shipley is a tradishortbread biscuits, a selection of open sandwich- tional cosy country pub with log fires, great food and es and homemade Christmas cake or homemade real ales - perfect for relaxing. mincemeat scones with mulled wine jam with clotted Sweets cream… delicious! On the tree or in the stocking, it wouldn’t be ChristNuts mas without them… Christmas is the one time of the year when that Tree decorations nutcracker which is languishing at the back of your cutlery drawer will get an outing. From Almonds and Keep overexcited children occupied in the kitchen Brazil nuts to Hazelnuts and Walnuts – which one is by making edible Christmas tree decorations. Make some biscuit dough and cut into star shapes. Make a your favourite? small hole using a skewer and bake in the oven for 20 Oranges minutes. When cool, decorate with glace icing and as This once scarce winter fruit is a symbol of wealth, much edible baking glitter as you can fit on! prosperity and the hope of a better future, which is Under the tree why traditionally they were placed at the foot of a What foody delight would you like to find under your Christmas stocking. tree? Start dropping hints now…


Take your true love to The Partridge pub this Christmas. They might not have a pear tree, but they do have good honest pub food, a selection of Dark Star beers and the potential of finding a brewer proppingup the bar!

Vegetables If you are catering for the masses this Christmas, order your Brussels sprouts, potatoes and parsnips (and all your other vegetable and fruit requirements) from either Jeremy’s or Swains Farm shop and they will deliver for free!

Wassail A hot mulled punch traditionally drunk during ‘wassailing’, an ancient southern English drinking ritual to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year. You can make your own using cider (or apple juice) spiced with ground cloves, crushed cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg.

Xmas lunch The Crown Inn at Dial Post has a wonderful selection of fine wines on its menu, along with excellent quality home cooked food and real ales. They are taking bookings for Christmas Day and are also offering a ‘take away’ Christmas lunch the day itself.

Yule log A yule log is a large wooden log which is traditionally burned from Christmas Eve until Twelfth Night. It is also a log-shaped chocolate Christmas cake and is the perfect alternative for those who don’t like traditional Christmas fruit cake.

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The Babe in the Manger At Christmas, we remember the birth of a very special baby in Bethlehem. But we also join Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the kings and the angels as they gather round the manger and kneel to worship the ‘King of Kings’. Jesus told his followers however that his kingdom was ‘not of this world’. He certainly operated in a very different way from earthly kings, not ‘lording’ it over them, but by modelling to them the role of a servant. Lord Jesus, Servant King; Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Wishing you, and all who you love, every blessing this Christmas-tide. The churches in Henfield.

St Peter's Church, Henfield Sunday 15th December 10.30am Xplore Christmas Sunday 22nd December 6.30pm The Carol Service Christmas Eve 4pm The Blessing of the Crib & Nativity Play 11pm Midnight Communion

St Peter's Church, Woodmancote Sunday 22nd December 11am Carol Service Christmas Eve 10pm Christmas Eve Communion Christmas Day 9.45am Holy Communion

Christmas Day 9am Holy Communion 10.30am Christmas Family Communion Sunday 5th January 4pm Epiphany Tea

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Youth Club, Deer Park, Henfield Sunday 22nd December 2.30pm Christmas Carnival and ‘It’s a Boy’ Christmas Eve 11.30pm Midnight Communion Sunday 29th December 11am A Celebration of 2013

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Henfield Evangelical Free Church Sunday 22nd December 10.30am Service with Compassion Children’s DVD 6.30pm Carols-by-Candlelight followed by tea/coffee and mince pies Christmas Day 10.30am Christmas Morning Service with Compassion Children’s offering

St Giles' Church, Shermanbury Sunday 15th December 11am Carol Service Christmas Eve 11.30pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 11.15am Holy Communion

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Henfield Nativity Festival H

enfield’s first ever nativity festival will be taking place very soon at St Peter’s Church and it promises to be a real community event. Different groups and businesses from around the village will be making their own version of the traditional nativity scene to take part in the festival. There will be a wonderful array of different scenes in all shapes and sizes and they will be displayed and open to the public in St Peter’s Church from Saturday 7 December until Sunday 5 January.

It’s not too late to enter so if you’d like to take part, why not have a go at making your own nativity scene? You can make it however you like – from recycled junk, in a shoe box, crafted, knitted, baked – just use your imagination! Scenes should be able to fit onto a windowsill in the church (no more than 14” or 35cm deep) and please do not include any valuables, but otherwise it’s up to you. You can drop your scene off at St Peter’s Church on the festival launch day on Saturday 7 Dec between 10.30am – 4pm. We’ll also have refreshments, homemade cakes, and fun activities for the kids to do and everyone is welcome! The festival will run through until Sunday 5 January when we’ll be finishing off by celebrating the arrival of the three Wise Men. The church is usually open from 9am – 6pm so do pop in and have a look during this period.

For full guidelines on how to enter, please see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/St.Peter.Henfield or email julesmiddleton@btinternet.com Alternatively just bring your entry along to the church on Saturday 7 December. Jules Middleton

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DECEMBER 2013 | Charity



hanctonbury Ring Morris Men were officially formed 60 years ago and celebrated with its Anniversary Ceilidh in Henfield Village Hall on 21 September 2013. New Squire Ian Bush said “Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men is quite a mouthful to say, so we’re often referred to simply as CRMM or ‘Chancs’”.

Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men were named after the famous Chanctonbury Ring near Steyning, a circle of trees on the top of the South Downs planted in 1760. Their ‘territory’ is central Sussex but they tend to avoid Brighton and Hove city, which is very well covered by their friends Brighton Morris Men. Many legends are attached to the Ring. Its origins are said to derive from Satan’s labours in digging Devil’s Dyke. Chanctonbury was one of the clods of earth thrown up as he attempted to dig a channel through the Downs to drown the Weald. Another tale is told that anyone running ‘widdershins’ seven times around Chanctonbury Ring on May Eve, while Steyning church clock chimes midnight will raise the Devil, who will proffer a bowl of stone soup. However, since the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men took to dancing on the top of the hill on 1 May (now at a more acceptable7am), sightings of the satanic apparition have become a rarity. Could it be that our musicians drown out the sound of the clock?

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So who are the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men? “We are an all-male Morris dancing ‘side’ based in central Sussex” said Ian. “We were formed in Shoreham way back in 1953. We dance mainly Cotswold, but we also have a strong North West side (‘Clog’), with many men dancing both styles”. Like many local clubs, Chancs’ is looking for more men to come and join the team. There’s no age limit but between 16 and 60 is ideal! “Drop in and talk to us at our winter practice nights at Woodmancote Village Hall” said Ian. “It’s just a mile south of Henfield. We dance there from 8-10pm every Wednesday and then have a beer or two, and often some music, at the Royal Oak at Wineham.” Beginners are welcome to come to either venue to chat with the men or ‘have a go’. The first season dancing out usually only needs to know one or two simple dances. “Of course, we also welcome musicians to join us too; and men from any other Morris sides who fancy a change, or who have moved to the area” said Ian. “Chancs would like to thank existing sponsors whose financial support allows us to print our Programme.” said Bagman Clive Funnell. “The Royal Oak at Twineham, our ‘home pub’ during the winter season, Wobblegate, who make great cider and apple juices, and where we perform Apple Howling every Twelfth Night, and Evonprint, who help out with the costs of printing the programme.” “We are always looking for more sponsors” said Clive “If anyone would like to put an advertisment in our programme it’s low cost and 3,000 copies go out every year to pubs and local information points.” If you want to know more, simply email bagman@crmm.org.uk

See more about CRMM on the Wobbly Web http:// www.crmm.org.uk/or please ‘Like’ us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChanctonburyRing-Morris-Men or you can even Tweet us @ crmm1953 Clive Funnell

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RED OAKS Celebrating life through a quality care home DECLARED A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE Red Oaks Care Home has been declared a Barchester Centre of Excellence for Learning and Development. It is one of ten homes that Barchester has awarded the accolade to at an awards ceremony at the Westminster Kingsway College, London. Dr Terry Tucker, Director of Learning and Organisational Development, said: “Becoming a Barchester Centre of Excellence for Learning and Development is an opportunity for us to recognise the great work that teams at our homes across the country are doing. These centres are now ready to offer excellent student nurse placements, preceptorship programmes, overseas nursing programmes and return to practice programmes.” Celebrity chef, Paul Rankin, who helped developed the chef apprenticeship programme at the Barchester Business School, cooked alongside Barchester chefs at the ceremony to showcase the skills they have picked up from their training workshops. All of these chefs started off as apprentices with Barchester and now train and assess others. Jacky Welch General Manager, Manager Home Trainer (second from the left) said, Jacky Welch Helen Rooke “I am extremely proud of everyone at Red Oaks for their hard work and effort to make our home a Barchester Centre of Excellence for Learning and Development. I work with a wonderful team who is very proud of our lovely home and tirelessly work to ensure residents are looked after to the best that they can be. We look forward to being able to open our home to those who will be learning here in the future.” Dr Glen Mason, Director of People, Communities and Local Government with the Department of Health, said, “At the Department of Health we know what matters to service users is the connection between them as an individual and their carer. The key ingredient of getting that interaction right is the quality of learning and development and this is something Barchester invests in and excels at.”

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A spacious modern care home within walking distance of the lovely Sussex village of Henfield. The well appointed single rooms have en-suite facilities and many overlook the central courtyard garden which provides a secluded suntrap. There are two fine lounges and a lovely dining room. In the main house a qualified and experienced staff team provide care for the elderly frail and those over 50 years with medical conditions, with a small, homely unit where skilled staff provide holistic care for elderly people with confusion, dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Other facilities include:

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DECEMBER 2013 | Finance

Get yourself a Christmas present from the Taxman


ave you started writing your Christmas list? Make sure you include HMRC, as this year they will be paying out millions in backdated pension tax relief. If you are a higher rate tax payer making personal contributions to a pension plan then a simple letter (or Christmas card if you prefer) to HMRC could get you hundreds or even thousands of pounds in time for Christmas. People paying into a personal pension automatically get 20% tax relief at source. This means £80 leaving your bank account automatically gets increased to £100 inside the pension. Higher rate tax payers are entitled to a further 20% relief but they must claim it back via HMRC. The good news is, provided you act before the end of the current tax year, you can get the unclaimed relief right back to the 2010/11 tax year. The amount can add up to be quite substantial. A higher rate tax payer with £200 leaving their bank account each month or being deducted from their net salary for the past three years who has failed to claim higher rate relief would be owed £1,800. This is in addition to the £1,800 that HMRC will have paid directly into the pension fund. But if you don’t claim it you won’t get it. Sceptics may say “That’s great but I bet it’s a lot of work”, but the process for obtaining your higher rate relief is quite simple. If you complete a self-assessment tax return there is a box to complete on the form. If you

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don’t you can write to your local tax office (the address is usually on your P60), telling them of the contributions you have paid and asking for the relief you are entitled to. So give your Christmas budget a boost with a tax rebate! We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Richard Cohen, FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner Nsure Financial Services provide independent financial advice. Nsure Financial Services Ltd, Nsure House, 93 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JX. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. To arrange a meeting call Sarah Gray on 10903 821010. www.nsure.co.uk

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Business | DECEMBER 2013



he number of business start-ups continues to increase – possibly due to the opportunities presented by low start-up costs or the continued allure of going it alone. These days, however, there is a new angle. When would-be business owners start their new ventures, they often want the security of retaining their day job, setting up in their spare time.

businesses that have been going for less than two years – reliefs being 50% up-front tax relief and CGT exemption. The other area to be aware of is Research & Development (R&D) tax credits. If you incur qualifying R&D expenditure, you can enhance that amount by 225% - so that, for £1,000 spent, you have a £2,250 tax deduction. If you are making a loss, you can surrender your 225% tax credit, reducing your loss by £2,250, to carry forward against next year’s profits. HMRC will give you 11% of the £2,250 back – effectively selling your loss for cash now. So a number of aspects to bear in mind when starting up – and I haven’t even mentioned VAT registration, PAYE/Real Time Information or pension autoenrolment!

Part-time start-ups have become more and more viable as the opportunities afforded by technology, particularly home-based technology, have mushroomed. Wifi, cloud-based accounting packages and the ease For further advice on this or other business issues, of setting up and operating online have all helped to contact Paul Samrah on: 01737 781546 or Email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk lower the barriers to entry. However, there are significant tax and administrative implications that need to be considered. If you are self-employed, you need to file a Self Assessment Tax Return and register with HMRC within three months of start-up. Consideration of which business structure to adopt is vital. Operating as a limited company has its advantages, but operating as self-employed brings in the ability to carry back tax losses against employment income. The rules permit losses (including Capital Allowances) incurred in the first four years to be carried back and offset against total income, including employment income, in the three years preceding the year of the loss. For many, the decision to set up as a limited company might be a straightforward one. The protection afforded by incorporating can be crucial. In the technology sector, for instance, major companies will probably expect to deal with a limited company. Given falling Corporation Tax rates, the limited company route is attractive and relatively inexpensive to set up. Start-up entrepreneurs should also take into account not just their own tax position, but that of any future backers they might attract. Government schemes such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) should be considered. Provided you own less than 30% of the company’s share capital, you are entitled to 30% tax relief on each share. If you hold the shares for more than three years, you are also entitled to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief. The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) operates along similar lines, but is aimed at smaller companies (those with fewer than 25 employees). It is for

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Henfield’s Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) Diary VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO TRAIN AS A FRIENDLY FACE The meeting on the 22.10.13, held in Henfield Hall, carried forward the idea of Friendly Faces – a scheme to train local people as volunteers who would partner with local families affected by a dementia. Do you have the time, energy and commitment to help set up this scheme with Know Dementia? HOPE - REAL PEOPLE - REAL LIVES OUR FRIENDLY FACES - The role of the Friendly Face will be to agree with families the actions they need to support them and ensure that the best outcomes are achieved by and for all. OUR VILLAGE - One of the other actions discussed was how we can make our local environment easier for people with a dementia to navigate. Some actions have been agreed and a working group will start to finalise these. OUR MEDICAL CENTRE - Henfield & Partridge Green Medical Centres have kindly agreed to have a drop-in facility in both Centres run by Know Dementia. Watch for further information as we finalise the details. SHARING REAL EXPERINCES OUR SPEAKER - Graham, from the HOPE group, was excellent and local families who attended the meeting have been encouraged, by listening to him, to join the HOPE group. THANK YOU to those who attended the meeting showing their commitment to the people of Henfield Parish. For further information please use the Know Dementia’s website, Henfield Hub or contact the Know Dementia team on: info@knowdementia.co.uk or phone 01273 494300. 01273 494002

Planned Activities: Set up Medical Centre drop-in facility Set up Friendly Faces Create the Environment Group

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