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FEBRUARY 2012 | Contents

07 What’s on listings

14 14

14 News

from the BN5 area

30 Weddings

perfect photography

36 Weddings gorgeous frocks

30

39 Weddings

beautiful blooms

47 Books

Steyning Bookshop

36 39

60

Finance

advice from Nsure

64 Business

with Paul Samrah

66 Index

of advertisers

Editor’s LETTER

We’ve come over all romantic and dreamy at BN5 this month, so if you’re planning to tie the knot in the near future then hopefully we can give you some pointers for a perfect Sussex wedding. Who knows - with the leap year there may even be some surprise proposals at the end of the month! We have some fantastic venues in the area as well as a fabulous bridal shop in the village. Our Henfield florist, Amy Nevatt from Jasmines, has helped us this month by giving her advice on choosing great flowers for your special day. Using local suppliers, professionals and seasonal local produce will not only make your wedding uniquely Sussex and show off our wonderful village to all your guests, but it will also save you money. I hope we have given you some inspiration. Our very pretty cover shot was taken by Cowfold wedding photographer Sally Beard, showing a vintage themed wedding at Wiston House. Although Christmas feels a dim and distant memory (and rightly so) it’s not too late to say an enormous thank you to all the Henfield businesses who made the High Street look so beautiful throughout December. It was a real pleasure to see the window displays, twinkling lights and streets buzzing with shoppers. So many people have mentioned it to us and there was a real sense of pride in ‘our’ village. Thank you all, your hard work was really worthwhile.

47 Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Sally Beard, Helen Reynolds, Mike Beardall, Paul Samrah, Sara & Gudrun Bowers, Amy Nevatt and Richard Cohen. Cover photograph taken by Sally Beard from The Photography Boutique www. thephotographyboutique.com. BN5 magazine is printed by Evonprint in Small Dole on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

Copy Deadline

Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the March 12 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 3 February. For editorial submissions email Emma Osman editor@bn5magazine.co.uk

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FEBRUARY 2012 | Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on

Wednesday 1

Saturday 4

Sobell Court, 2.30pm (all Weds)

Free Church Hall, 8.30am

Bingo

Thursday 2 Rhyme Time

Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (now all Thursdays)

Full English Breakfast

shanties. Suggested donation ÂŁ1 and includes prize draw. Contact Ian Bush 07957 433894.

Tuesday 7

Speaker Derek Heyman. Tickets ÂŁ5 from Jasmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florist and Church Chatterbox Book Shop. For more details con- Evangelical Church Hall, 9.30tact 01273 493925. 11.30am (and all Tuesdays) ÂŁ1.50 per family inc refreshments. HDC Health Walk

Fun with musical instruments for Southwater, 10am HDC Health Walk pre-schoolers. Free of charge. Meet in Country Park off Cripplegate Royal Oak, Wineham - Twineham, 10am Thursday Circle Lane. Leader Liz 01403 263920. Meet in pub car park. Leader John Free Church Hall, 2.30pm 01403 263661. We welcome Carolyn Phillips who Nearly New Sale Hearing Aid Clinic has a very interesting story to tell. Henfield Village Hall, Henfield, Henfield Parish Council (outer Tea and cake after the speaker has 10.30-12noon Organised by St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School office), Henfield Hall, 2-4pm entertained us. PTA. Sellers to arrive between 60+ Tai Chi for health Indigo Spiritual Connection 8.30-10.30am. Maidment Court, Wantley Hill

Woodmancote Parish Hall, 7.30pm (and Thursday 16)

Chanctonbury Chorus

Mini Workshop for Development St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and St Cuthmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groups ÂŁ5. www.indigospiritual- Church, Steyning, 7.30pm A performance of Haydnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creconnection.co.uk ation. Admission ÂŁ12 from The Steyning Bookshop, Design Copy Print, Henfield or 01903 815467. Little Fishes

Friday 3

St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Henfield 2-3pm (and all Fridays)

Monday 6

Coffee Stop

Meet for singing, stories and lots of St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 9am play, including a drink & biscuit. Fancy a cup of coffee (or tea) on Henfield Camera Club your way to do the shopping? Or Henfield Hall, 7.45pm after dropping the children at playThe competition set subject this group or school? Join us; Mon and month is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, judge Thurs for an hour or so. (Except Ken Scott ARPS. www.henfield- Thurs 16, but come to the monthly cameraclub.org.uk coffee morning at 10.30am.)

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(Group with No Name) Church House, Church Road 7.30pm

Meeting. Also Feb 10 Film Night @ St. Peters and 24 Feb Pancakes and Hobbies at Free Church. For information contact Revd Angela Martin 01273 494509.

HDC Health Walk Shermanbury, 10am

2-3pm (and all Tuesdays)

Improve your balance, posture, coordination and strength. Students need to be able to stand unaided. ÂŁ4. Carol 01403 226178.

Blackstone Playing Field AGM

Playing Field, Blackstone Lane 6.45pm

All are welcome to attend. For details please contact Kathy Long 01273 493700.

Henfield Garden Club Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

Talk by Tom Brown entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Garden Year at Parhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Non members ÂŁ3. For more details contact Margaret 01273 493754.

Wednesday 8 Knit and Natter

Rayner Court Lounge, Red Oaks

Meet in Bull Inn car park. 2½ hrs. No 10.30-12.30pm dogs. Leader Mike 01403 242564. We will be knitting Easter items for Sangboc Folk club our craft sales in aid of St.Barnabas House, as well as continuing with The Royal Oak, Wineham, 8pm A folk club meeting every 2nd our hats and mitts for Link RomaMonday of the month performing nia. Why not come and join us? English folk song music and sea Ring Jean on 01273 493171.

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Thursday 9

HDC Health Walk

Fountain Inn, Ashurst, 10.30am

of jumble and offers of help please Meet in pub car park. Leader Geoff 01403 258180. call 01273 493172 or 493968.

Valentines Candlelit Dinner Henfield Flower Club

Meet in Country Park off Cripplegate Wickwoods, 7pm Dine in style with a delicious 3 course Lane. Leader Pat 01403 240654. meal and brilliant entertainment from Frankie Roma. Booking form and Come & Sing with John Rutter menu at www.wickwoods.co.uk

Saturday 11

All Saints Church, Hove,10.30am-4.30pm

Organised by The Rotary Club of Brighton and Hove. Sing a selection of sacred and secular, old and new works and some of Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own recent work. Tickets ÂŁ15. 01273 262241 or email comeandsing@ sendmeemail.co.uk

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Woods Mill, Henfield, 11am-1pm

Cantatrice Ladies Choir Dorking Halls, 7.30pm

This ladies choir join other Sussex choirs to perform under the title â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Choirokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; which involves choirs singing and audience participation. Tickets from ÂŁ12-ÂŁ20. Contact box office for details 01306 881717.

Sunday 12

Chichester Cathedral Choir

Henfield Hall, 2.15pm

AGM. Talk by David Allen â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Victorian Murderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. For details contact Jean Sinclair Young 01273 492064.

Small Dole Tuesday Club Small Dole Village Hall, 7pm

Life as a Deep Sea Diver. by Neil Hunt. This is an open evening, all are welcome. The cost for visitors is ÂŁ2.

Henfield History Group Free Church Hall, 8pm

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Grey Owl â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Hastings Indianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Geoff Hutchinson. ÂŁ2 non-members.

Wednesday 15

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birds. Must be accompanied by an renowned choir as it sings Even- Meet in car park. Leader Michael adult. Costs for non Wildlife trust song in the Parish Church. Every- 07719 467861. members are adult ÂŁ6, child ÂŁ7. one welcome. 01273 495532. Woodmancote & Henfield WI Booking essential 01273 497561.

Tuesday 14

Jumble Sale

HDC Health Walk

Henfield Hall, 2pm

A History of Bignor Roman Villa Henfield Hall, 2.15pm

The Coach House, Cowfold going A talk by Lisa Hayes. Enquiries

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FEBRUARY 2012 | What’s on

Thursday 16

Naomi’s Friends

one is asked to TAKE A STEP FOR FAIRTRADE. This can be a simple Coffee Morning step like swapping your tea or cofMeeting for tea, company and St. Peter’s Church, Henfield fee to Fairtrade, or asking everyone friendship. All who have lost loved 10.30-11.30am in your office to do it too. ones, however long ago, are welJoin us in St. Peters Church for fresh come to join us. Call Revd Christina coffee and homemade cakes. Bennett 01273 492222.

Arthritis Research Fundraiser

St. Peter’s Church, 3pm

Saturday 25

Good as New Sale

Tuesday 28

Henfield Art Club Henfield Hall 7.15pm

Curtis Tappenden demonstrates ‘A ‘Coffee, cakes and Chanctonbury’ Henfield Hall, Henfield, 10.30am Townscape in Watercolour’. with Janet Pennington. Tickets £6.50, Organised by Warren Playgroup. contact Angela 01903 814006. For more information on buying and selling items email contact@ warrenplaygroup.co.uk Worldwide Day of Prayer

Springwells Hotel, Steyning, 11am

Friday 17

Advance Notice: Friday 2 March

Henfield Birdwatch

WEA Talk

A talk by Adrian Thomas of the RSPB on ‘Medmerry – Changing the map of Sussex Birdwatching’. Find out how a new wetland is being created just a mile from Pagham Harbour. Free entry members, non-members £2.

‘Structure and colour in Modern Art from Cezanne to Rothko’ with John Perrin. For more details please call Maureen Lucas 01273 493966.

Evangelical Free Church, 7.30pm The women of Henfield - and the men - will be joining in a Worldwide Day of Prayer, entitled ‘Let Justice Prevail’.

Drill Hall, Horsham, 7.30pm

Race Night

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

Henfield Camera Club

St. Peter’s Church, Henfield Hall Garden Room, 2.30pm Woodmancote 2.30pm

Cantatrice Choir

Saturday 3 March

Performing with Sussex HarmonisHenfield Hall, 7.45pm Centre, first race ers men’s barbershop group. Tick- Steyning 7.30pm Talk by naturalist and photographer ets £8 Horsham music shop. Ray Hale ‘The Old Man of the ForFun night to support Steyning First est: Saving the Orang U Tan’. www. Responders. To reserve a table henfieldcameraclub.org.uk Indigo Spiritual Connection and details contact Diane Couling 01903 812099.

Sunday 26

Saturday 18 Jumble Sale

Woodmancote Parish Hall, 6.55pm

Thursday 8 March

Sunday meeting for Development Sussex Beer & Cider Festival Groups. Speaker - Michael Knight In aid of Henfield Theatre Company. www.indigospiritualconnection.co.uk The Hove Centre (to 10 March) For collection of jumble and auction One of the biggest events on the items please call 01273 492701. south coast, celebrating its 22nd festival. Contact 07807 105803. Heart & Soul charity concert HDC Health Walk

Henfield Hall, 2pm

Monday 27

Steyning Centre, 4pm

Organised by Steyning First Responders with performances by The Kaleidoscope Singers under the direction of Zoe Peate. Tickets £7 including cake and tea from Steyning Bookshop, or on the door.

Thursday 23

Adversane, 10am

Meet in the Blacksmith Arms. Leader Irene 01403 783637.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Saturday 10 March Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2pm

With auction at 2.30pm. In aid of Henfield Guide Hut. For collection There will be more news of Fair- of jumble please contact David trade ( especially in Henfield ) in our Marshall 01403 864591. March issue, but meanwhile every-

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News | FEBRUARY 2012 Henfield Youth Club

CHANCTONBURY MORRIS MEN The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men performed their traditional â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mummerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to an appreciative audience at Red Oaks Care Home before Christmas. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tipteeringâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; is a very old Sussex custom. It is a form of Mummers play where the parts were all played by men, who kept the same character every year. The texts remained approximately the same, surviving just by word of mouth. The play performed by CRMM has been categorised as a hero-combat style of play. It is introduced by Father Christmas, who in turn introduces the rest of the cast, including among others St George (the hero), the Turkish knight (the villain), the Bold Prince (the murderer), and a very Boastful Expensive Doctor! Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men, 01273 494377.

As most people know, West Sussex County Council has had to make drastic cuts to its budget, including to the Youth Service. For the current year, ended 31st March 2012, we have been fortunate to obtain a grant from WSCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transitional fund. This will not be available in future years. Thank you to all of you who voted for our bid for funds from NatWest CommunityForce. Three grants were made in our region, which includes Worthing and the other coastal towns along to Chichester as well as a large rural area. Sadly, our 108 votes were not enough for us to be awarded a grant. Our aim is to keep the Club open on Mondays and Thursdays (seniors) and Tuesdays (juniors). We are, with the support of the Parish Council, looking for funding for 2012-13, and beyond. We are advised that WSCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s withdrawal from general Youth Work is to be permanent, so our fundraising is even more vital than in previous years. Your support, financial or practical (such as help with minor repair jobs) would be most gratefully received, and of the utmost importance to the continued running of our Youth Club. If you are able to support us in any way please contact me on 01273 492222. The Trustees and Management committee wish to thank Debbie and the other youth workers at the Club for their dedication and support during what has been a very difficult time for them as the effects of the WSCC cuts have gradually become known and felt. Christina Bennett, Trustee, Henfield Youth Club

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FEBRUARY 2012 | News Henfield Christmas evening Henfield celebrated the Spirit of Christmas in December with fairground rides, food stalls, musical groups and Santa Claus in the High Street. Charity fund-raising stalls, traders in fancy dress and local produce displays along the length of the High Street were highlights. Santa’s sleigh (courtesy of the BP Guild) were in the centre of the village and Santa was in his grotto nearby in the bus shelter, run by Henfield Youth Club. Shops were open with refreshments for customers and various food and charity stalls, including Friends of St. Barnabas House, with carol singing and music by the Henfield Carollers to raise funds for The Children’s Society. Henfield Free Church choir sang on the steps to raise charity funds and next door at The Plough, Carole and Neil Caudwell raised funds for the BP Guild with a barbeque. Outside Jasmines the Florists, Rushfields Farm Shop gave out samples of their sausages and displayed local produce. Jeremy’s Greengrocers, provided hot chestnuts while Henfield Club organised a cupcake competition.

manager Simon Anckorn on keyboard entertained customers and visitors. Shaylers Fairgrounds provided rides for children on a roundabout based on the Setyres forecourt. Children’s fancy dress winner was Teddy Nevatt (two) as The Showman and the adult winners were the staff of Hartleys wine merchants who dressed as pantomime dames. Henfield Enterprise chairman Mike Beardall said: “We were lucky with the weather and there was a great atmosphere in the High Street, with record numbers of people out celebrating. Our thanks to all the traders and volunteers who made the evening so successful and provided entertainment and food.” The annual Chairman’s Award for staff service went to Top Shelf and Village Care. Mike Beardall

Nigel Fitzsimmons, Town Centres Officer for Horsham District Council and Tony Jackson, Henfield Community Partnership chairman, awarded certificates for best shop window displays. Winners were: White Mischief (best use of colour), Hamfelds (best use of space), Henfield Furnishings (best theme) and Bay Tree Trading (best lighting). As well as certificates the owners won meals at The White Hart, The Plough, The George and Taste Deli. Al Baddar’s hairdressing salon featured a young group, the Baysiders, singing classic pop hits, while at Richwards Estate Agents a jazz band featuring

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News | FEBRUARY 2012 Horsham Museum & Gallery THE forgotten material

Advance Notice Henfield Guides will be holding their annual Jumble Sale and Auction on Saturday 10th March, 2pm at the Henfield Hall in aid of Henfield Guide Hut. For collection of Jumble please contact David Marshall 01403 864591 from 1st March.

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The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie Cancer Careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest fundraising campaign that takes place each March. The 2011 appeal was a massive success and we raised a staggering ÂŁ5.7million. After the success of 2011 Marie Curie fundraisers hope that the 2012 appeal will be even bigger and we would like to see as many people as possible wearing the Marie Curie daffodil badges. Planning for the 2012 Great Daffodil appeal has now begun and here in Sussex community fundraisers are looking for volunteers to help with the appeal in their local areas. If you would like to support Marie Curie Cancer Care by donating some time this March there are several ways to get involved and help raise much needed funds for our Marie Curie nurses to continue caring for terminally ill patients. To find out more visit www.mariecurie.org.uk

Horsham Museum and Art Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new free-to-enter craft exhibition explores our relationship to wood. The exhibition called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Seeing the woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is inspired by the passion of a collector who 200 years ago collected wood samples from all over the world, over 750, creating a fantastic wooden archive. The 16th century timber framed room with its Tudor windows is an excellent space in which to have an exhibition on wood. The room not only houses the museums furniture display, with 17th century oak chairs, but also Swedish livery cupboard, veneered clocks and French oak mullioned frames. The cases are full of wooden objects from across the globe, from Japan comes a wooden nymph that uses the full effect of the roots, from western Africa comes wooden carved animals, (probably toys) not to forget the more domestic items. Thanks to the passion of local man Steven Knight, the museum is able to offer the public the chance today to collect exotic woods as bowls and ornaments. His work is a taster of a one man exhibition the museum will be hosting later in the year. Seeing the wood is open now and runs until 10 March 2012. For information contact Jeremy Knight, Curator. Horsham Museum & Art Gallery.

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Sussex Wildlife Trust is encouraging youngsters aged between 6 – 11 The Henfield Medical Centre Link provides transyears to make their very port to hospital, dental and medical centre apown ‘des res’ bird box pointments for people in Henfield, Partridge Green for the birds in their garand the surrounding villages who do not have dens. What better way other transport available to them. to spend a chilly winter’s Leaflets are available at the Woodlawn surgery in morning than thinking Partridge Green with full details and the telephone ahead to the warmer numbers of Link coordinators. weather and getting creIt’s much cheaper than using taxis. This is a wellative with hammer and used service, much appreciated by our clients nails? We will be making and the community. Grants towards our costs are some tweet-licious treats made by local Parish Councils, including a generfor the birds too. ous donation from West Grinstead Parish. Suitable for 6-11 year The Link is always in need of more volunteer drivers, olds, all children must be so if you have some time to spare and could take accompanied by an adult. on an occasional trip, please let us know. Please Sorry no dogs. February telephone either John Langhorne on 01273 492591 dates and venues: Saturor Peter Bates on 01273 493172. It is a very rewardday 4, Railway Land Naing activity as you meet some fascinating people on ture Reserve, Lewes; Saturday 11, Woods these trips. Mill, Henfield; Saturday 18, Stanmer Park, Brighton & Tilgate Park, Crawley; Saturday 25, Owlbeech and Leechpool Woods, Horsham. From 11am-1pm. Cost for Sussex Wildlife Trust members: adult £5, child £6, Neighbourhood Watch family ticket £13. Non-members: adult £6, child £7. Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is a valuable tool in swtbookings@sussexwt.org.uk or call 01273 497561. fighting and preventing crime and is a great way for residents and the Police to share information of crime or suspicious activity occurring in your area. The scheme is not run by the Police but is organised and run by the residents themselves. One resident takes the role of NHW Coordinator and when the Police wish to send out information, they send it to the coordinator who then sends it out to the NHW members of that area. As NHW coordinator you can take ownership for as large or small an area as you wish, from part of your road, to all of your road or other roads too. Some areas of Henfield do not have a Neighbourhood Watch scheme and we are keen to change this. If you live in one of the following areas and are interested in helping to set up the scheme in your road, please contact your Neighbourhood Police Officer: PC Harris. Tel 101 ext 16939 email martin.harris@sussex. pnn.police.uk We need NHW coordinators in: Nep Town Road - Mill End - Sandy Lane - Windmill Lane - Black Gate Lane - Broomfield Road - Croft Lane - The Hooks - Batts Drive - Lower Station Road - Hollands Lane - Hollands Road - Station Road Lower Faircox - Upper Station Road - Church Lane - Martyn Close - Fabians Way - Flower Farm Close - Mill Drive - Cedar Way - Henfield Common - Park Road - High Street - Furners Mead - Parsonage Road - Farm Close - Nyes Close - Manor Way - Manor Close - Chess Brook Green - Deer Park - North Mead - Fawn Rise - Mallard Way - Stag Close - London Road - Oakhurst. PC Martin Harris

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News | FEBRUARY 2012 Conservation group needs help Local conservation group Tottington Woodlanders who manage Tottington Woods local nature reserve in Small Dole are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks. The group, which has being going for almost 20 years, is seeking assistance with a variety of tasks including; - writing and pulling together the newsletter, promoting the group, working on their website, organising attendance at shows, making products to sell, delivering the newsletter and so the list goes on. Needless to say the group can also do with more volunteers to help with their woodland management programme which is primarily carried out using the traditional craft of coppicing. The group meets every Sunday between the end of October and March, weather permitting. If you think you have any skill which may assistance the Woodlanders please contact Chris on 01273 495026 or Malcolm on 01273 493316. The group also has a website (currently undergoing a revamp) which is www.tottingtonwoodlanders.org.uk

Playgroup Good as New Sale Warren Playgroup’s Good as New Sale is on Saturday 25 February from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Henfield Hall, Cooper’s Way, Henfield. Entrance £1 per person. Sale items include: clothing; toys, baby equipment, pushchairs, books etc. The age range is from 0-6 years old. Do you have quality items you wish to sell? Bring them to the hall on the day between 9-10am. Each item must be labelled with is price, sellers name and contact number. Sellers receive 75% of the marked price on sold items and Warren fundraising receives 25%. Proceeds from sold items can be collected during playgroup opening hours. Sellers should return by 12:30pm on the day to collect any unsold items. Donated items are most welcome. For pre-registration, more information or help, please email contact@warrenplaygroup.co.uk Kim Benvenuto

Chichester Cathedral Choir in Henfield The entire musical establishment of Chichester Cathedral is to decamp from its home base for a visit to Henfield on Sunday 12 February. Evensong is to be sung in St. Peter’s Church at 4.30pm by the Cathedral Choir under the direction of Sarah Baldock, Organist & Master of the Choristers. With her will come the Cathedral’s assistant organist and organ scholar, as well as The Revd Canon Timothy Schofield, Precentor, and The Revd Canon David Nason, Priest Vicar. It is a rare privilege for the village community to be able to hear the choir of our diocesan cathedral leading a service of worship in a local setting, to which everyone is warmly invited. We trust that there will be a large congregation to give an enthusiastic and sincere welcome to the distinguished musicians of Chichester Cathedral. Anthony Abbott

Henfield Museum With the retirement of Marjorie Carreck after 21 years as Honorary Curator at Henfield Museum, the Parish Council is looking for someone to work alongside Alan Barwick as an Assistant Curator. This is a voluntary post with no fixed hours. It will be up to the individual to decide how many hours per month they can devote to the museum. No formal museum qualifications are necessary, and ‘on the job’ training will be provided. Applicants should possess a real passion for local history, and be prepared to get involved with all aspects of museum work. This would include producing displays, entering records onto the computer, working with schools, attending meetings etc. The museum is also looking for more volunteers to man the museum during its morning opening times. This would be for two hours each month. If you would like to become a volunteer, or get more involved as an Assistant Curator please contact Alan Barwick on 01273 493155.

Henfield Garden Club The first of our winter talks takes place on Tuesday 7 February at the Henfield Hall at 7.30pm. Speaker, Tom Brown’s talk is titled ‘A Garden Year at Parham’. Having trained at Merrist Wood College, Tom previously worked for twelve years at RHS Wisley, before moving to Parham as Head Gardener at the end of 2010. I am sure this will be an interesting and informative talk. Non-members are always welcome to join us with admission costing just £3 per person. For more information about joining our club please email margaret@deadlinegraphics.co.uk or telephone me on 01273 493754. Margaret Hollingsworth

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FEBRUARY 2012 | News Steyning Festival story competition

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Consultation E.ON is developing a proposal for an offshore wind farm on a site 13-23km off the Sussex coast, capable of generating electricity for around 450,000 homes each year. Twelve exhibitions will be held in coastal towns and rural areas near the proposed cable route as part of a formal consultation from February to April 2012. Visit E.ON’s public exhibitions at The Steyning Centre (Coombe Court, Steyning) from 12pm-8pm on Wednesday 29 February; Albourne Village Hall (The Street, Albourne) from 10am-6pm on Saturday 17 March; or The Henfield Hall from 11am-6.30pm on Tuesday 27 March. See www. eon-uk.com/rampion for more information. Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm, Solway Firth. For illustrative purposes only

Sussex Beer & Cider Festival Don’t miss this year’s Sussex Beer and Cider Festival celebrating their 22nd festival on the 8-10 March 2012 at The Hove Centre. Last years’ festival attracted over 4,400 visitors from all over Sussex and has now become one of the biggest and most popular events on the south coast. If you require any further information about the festival please call 07807 105803 or visit www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk Peter Mitchell, Festival Publicity Officer

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A popular part of the Festival is its short story competition, open to anyone who would like to enter a previously unpublished piece of work of up to 1500 words on any theme. The short story competition is being sponsored by Wilton Park and supported by The Steyning Bookshop. The competition will be judged by a Festival panel and author Simon Brett. The prize presentations will be held during the Festival at a special lunch at Wiston House, kindly hosted by Wilton Park. First prize; £250 second prize; £50; third prize £25. Junior Section (Ages 12-16) will be judged by a local children's author. First prize; £25 book token; second prize; £10 book token. Fee for entry to the adult competition is £4 per story or three stories for £10. Entry forms and competition rules can be obtained by emailing steyningbookshop@yahoo.co.uk or sending a stamped addressed envelope to: The Competition Secretary c/o The Steyning Bookshop 106 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3RD. Closing date 31 March for both competitions. Steyning Festival 26 May - 10 June. www.steyningfestival.co.uk. For general Festival information please contact Christine Aubrey c.aubrey@mac.com or Rhiannon Stuart-Jones r.stuartjones@hotmail.co.uk

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We have enjoyed another successful year of non profit-making coach trips to London, run for the benefit of local villagers by Jill Feltham. Our thanks to Jill for all the organising she does on our behalf. We do, however, need to fill the coach to make it a viable proposition. Please do support us and make use of this marvelous opportunity to enjoy a day in London for the reasonable price of £14 return. The next trip is 28th March. Pick up point Post Office bus stop departing promptly at 8.45am. Drop off and return pick up point the Waldorf Hotel, Aldwych. Depart London 6.15pm. The date of the Summer Trip is 13th June. If you are interested in booking for these trips please telephone Jill on 07713161343 or Christine on 01273 492340.

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News | FEBRUARY 2012 Gardens & Arts 2012 The deadline for entries by those wishing to open their gardens or artist’s houses on June 16th/17th is Monday 20th February, but our list of 30 places may have already been filled by the time you read this. However, do not despair! get in touch immediately as we will be operating a reserve list. If you are an artist or musician who would like to take part in someone else’s house or garden please let us know soon and we will try to place you. If you represent a LOCAL charity or good cause and would like to be considered as a beneficiary of the event this year, do contact us as soon as possible. Remember - this is the Year of the Garden! Contact:- Heather 492442 nick@nickcryer.plus.com or for music only Mary 494429 mary.wells123@btinternet.com

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Julie’s BRIGHTON marathon challenge My name is Julie Chattaway and I am taking part in this year’s Brighton Marathon. I’ve always wanted to run a marathon and as this year marks my 10-year ‘all clear’ from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a Cancer of the lymphatic system, I feel the time is right. I was diagnosed in August 2001 aged just 26 whilst pregnant; it was a huge shock and a scary time for me and my husband Paddy. Once our beautiful daughter Faye was born, I had to undergo Chemotherapy every two weeks for eight months followed by radiotherapy. Not easy with a new-born baby but the nurses were fantastic. I’ve never run a marathon, so 26 miles is going to be a challenge. It will be an amazing achievement and it’s my way of giving something back to Cancer Research. Sadly we have all been personally affected by this terrible disease in some way. I aim to raise £1,500 towards Cancer Research, hoping that one day cancer can be eradicated! If you feel you would like to help support and sponsor me you can donate through my fundraising page www.runningsponsorme.org/ juliechattaway1 So if you see me training (especially when it’s raining) wish me luck.

We need your help to stop the pain suffered by so many people of all ages with arthritic and rheumatic disease. Here’s how – support your local branch of Arthritis Research UK by attending the following events; Thursday 16 February – Springwells Hotel, High Street, Steyning, 11am ‘Coffee, Cakes and Chanctonbury’ with Janet Pennington. Tickets £6.50 available from Committee Members or phone Angela, 01903 814006. It promises to be a very interesting morning in a beautiful new venue! Saturday 17 March – Steyning Methodist Church (opposite Springwells Hotel) 10am–12pm, coffee morning preceded by a talk on developments in Arthritis Research followed by a question and answer session with an Arthritis Specialist. Refreshments available and an opportunity to become a member for £5 per year. Saturday 21 July - Garden Party at “Saffrons,” Holland Road, Steyning, 1pm. There will be a prize for the most beautiful hat! Please help. All the money for arthritis research has to come from public subscription. There is no government help for this work, so it’s up to us to work together to find the answer. Maggie Blake, Secretary.

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FEBRUARY 2012 | News what caNyou do? Horsham Volunteer Centre Why not consider a new activity that could use your skills, give you a new interest, involve meeting new people and be of benefit to others? Have you got time available maybe during the day, evening or at weekends? There are currently organisations in the Horsham District requiring volunteers to: become a committee member, secretary, treasurer or fundraiser provide short-term care and support for people recovering after an accident or illness help homeless, unemployed young people to rebuild their lives help with lunches and/or activities at Day Centres and Clubs provide transport, drive a minibus or deliver meals to the elderly take part in conservation activities or help inside or out at a National Trust property We are also here to help charities and organisations seeking volunteers who would like us promote their opportunities and help identify new voluntary roles. Horsham Volunteer Centre, 01403 232100, www. horshamvolunteercentre.wordpress.com

Emergency Heater Scheme There is an Emergency Heater Scheme operating across West Sussex. If you come across a resident, neighbour, friend or family member in West Sussex with no working heating, help is available for those who meet the qualifying criteria. To qualify for an emergency heater the individual must be a homeowner / in private rented accommodation with no working heating system and in receipt of means tested benefit or have a net household income of less than ÂŁ18,000. They must be over 60 years old, or have at least one dependent child under 16 years of age. The scheme is also available for those pregnant or disabled or longterm ill. Eligible residents will receive one oil-filled radiator per household to help keep them warm and well. The heater should be a stop-gap until the residents is able to have their heating system fixed or replaced by the Warm Front Grant, Council Grant or by their own means. The radiator will be delivered by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dial a Hubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, who will collect a single ÂŁ1 payment from the resident. The heater will be delivered within 3-5 working days of receipt of the referral. Please contact Gill Daniel, Environmental Coordinator for further details; gill.daniel@horsham.gov.uk or the Public Health Housing Team on 01403 215314.

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News | FEBRUARY 2012 Olive Skilton remembered Olive Skilton, who died aged 91 on Boxing Day, was one of Henfield’s most active and well-loved residents. She and husband Frank, 92, of Church Street, Henfield, would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in January. The wedding of Frank and Olive at St. Peter’s Church on January 27 1945, was just three weeks after her father had died suddenly while working outdoors in Henfield. Described in the County Times at the time as “two of Henfield’s popular young people”, Frank and Olive were both born in Henfield and were at the village infants’ school together. After a childhood as friends they realised they belonged together at Olive’s sister Joyce’s wedding in 1944. That year soldier Frank was wounded after the D-Day landings in France. Previously he had been a “Desert Rat” with Montgomery in North Africa and then fought in Italy. He left for Normandy with the Queen’s Royal Regiment on D-Day plus two – June 8, 1944. Two weeks later, as a radio operator, he was wounded in Caen by a shell splinter from an explosion which killed the man next to him. He returned to Henfield for two months recovery before going back to France and then Germany, where he ended up in Hamburg at the fall of the Nazi regime in 1945. Olive and Frank decided to get married straight away

while he was on leave from France. Olive was a munitions and land worker during the war and had worked at Violet Nurseries in Henfield. She was at one time a keen stoolball player. She and Frank had four children – Roger, Brian, Janet and Frances - and nine grandchildren. After Olive and Frank’s wedding they moved into their present home, Croft Villas, Church Street – the house where Olive had lived since 1936, having moved there with her parents and sister Joyce from Golden Square, Henfield, where they were both born. Frank, the oldest of six children, was born on Christmas Eve 1919 above his parents’ shop in London Road, Henfield, which was known as Skilton’s Sweet Shop (famous for home-made lemonade and ice cream) until 1963 – and it continued as Fletcher’s Sweet Shop after his mother sold it. Olive’s birthday was on December 23, the day before Frank’s on Christmas Eve – and for that one day every year they were the same age. Frank served with the Royal Mail for 37 years, until his retirement, and he has always been active in many village organisations – including Henfield Football Club, the Scouts, the BP Guild, Henfield Choral Society and the British Heart Foundation. Olive and Frank belonged to Henfield Self-Help Group (which he and Olive helped run). Olive belonged to the Girls’ Friendly Society and the Young Wives Group. Their daughter Janet said: “Mum was full of stories about Henfield and very active. She was very proud of her family and, like Dad, loved being with people. She maintained her good spirits and had all her memories right to the end.” Olive died in Worthing Hospital and the funeral was at St. Peter’s Church on Monday January 9th. Mike Beardall

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FEBRUARY 2012 | News Ring dem bells at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Do you like the idea of making music but want to do something in a group? Would you like to learn an instrument but want to avoid the expense? Have you always liked the sound of bells but think church bells are too heavy? Then Handbell Ringing may be the solution! St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Handbell Ringers meet most Saturday mornings at Henfield parish church to practise on a 2-octave set of handbells thought to be about one hundred years old; we are a team of about 10 who would like to welcome potential ringers of any age into our very friendly and informal group. So on Saturday 4th February we would like to invite YOU to our Open Morning from 10.30am to try handbell ringing for yourself or just listen to us ring some familiar tunes. There is no charge and refreshments will be available. More details from Heather on 01273 492442 or nick@nickcryer.plus.com

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TV wine expert Charles Metcalfe handed the annual Henfield White Hart trophy for top sloe gin maker to Gyles Culver, the landlord. Steyning Music Society His was one of nearly 20 entries from the village in the fifth year of the competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m over the Steyning Music Society kicks off its exciting season with moon to win,â&#x20AC;? said Gyles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have come close in international opera star Sir John Tomlinson and his acthe past but this is a real result. There was a secret companist David Owen Norris. This is a fantastic coup for recipe - and it seems to have worked.â&#x20AC;? the society who are expecting huge support for this first concert of the season on Sunday 18 March at 3.00pm. In The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice category winner was Roy his programme he sings Britten, Wolf & Shostakovich. Veal of Shoreham. Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm brings us the British pianist Trevor Simmons, who organises the competition Mark Bebbington, singled out as a pianist of the rarest with wife Jo, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number of entries increasrefinement and maturity. He will be playing music by es each year and we were bowled over by the John Ireland, (5* rated by the BBC Music magazine), number of people who entered this year.â&#x20AC;? Chopin and Liszt. Charles, who judged with his wife, author KathWith a fast growing reputation as one of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ryn McWhirter, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The standard of entries was leading ensembles, the Erato Piano Trio comes to higher than ever this year which made judging  

        Steyning on Saturday 7 July, 7.30pm. very difficult.â&#x20AC;? Pianist Jong-Gyung Park recently won the 22nd HavPictured: Centre is trophy winner Gyles Culver erhill Sinfonia Soloist competition and part of her prize with TV wine expert Charles Metcalfe, right, and is concerts in the UK with local societies. Steyning Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice winner Roy Veal Music Society is very keen to encourage young talent and offer her platform on Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm. Buzz back in the spring For our final concert in the season we welcome the Buzz would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year Benyounes String Quartet on Saturday 24 November, and we look forward to seeing you again when the 7.30pm. Haydn, Debussy and Mendelssohn make up weather looks warmer. There will be news on our their delightful programme. forthcoming events in March. www.steyningmusicsociety.org Bob Burley



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News | FEBRUARY 2012 Steyning & District U3A

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Are you retired and keen to meet people, share an interest or learn something new? Then the U3A is for you – why not start the New Year with something different! It is run by the members and aims to enable people no longer in full-time employment to share their knowledge, skills, and experience and provide a social forum for people of similar interests to meet. The Steyning & District Group is part of a national organisation which consists of local U3A groups of like-minded people all over the UK, all of which are run entirely by volunteers. Local groups like ours are effectively “learning co-operatives” which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and lead interest groups which are chosen or proposed by the members. The Steyning and District U3A, which includes Henfield and other villages in the neighbourhood, now has over 300 members and more than 30 groups catering for a wide variety of interests and subjects. Our members are encouraged to start new groups when there is sufficient interest and our current list covers a wide variety of subjects from Beer and Wine appreciation to Language studies and includes Walking and Discussion groups so there is something for all tastes! Why not have a look at our website at www.u3asites.org. uk/steyning drop us a note at PO Box 2595 Henfield, West Sussex BN5 0EA for more information. Forthcoming events:15th March at 10.30am – Coffee morning at Henfield Catholic Church Rooms, in the Tanyard off Church Lane – come along and see what we have to offer. Apart from coffee and biscuits and a friendly chat there will be exhibits from some of our groups and a book and jigsaw exchange. Entry only £1.

The competition for decorated cup cakes held at the Henfield Club on 16 December during the Village Christmas evening was a great success with some creative entries. The adult class was won by Shellie Fletcher while the children’s competition was won by Anna & Livvy Long. our next Cup Cake Competition will be Saturday April 7th so make a note in your diary. The classes are Adults, Childrens, Prettiest and Tastiest Cup Cakes. Entries 12midday-1pm with judging at 2pm. David Page, Club Chairman

Rotary Club Race Night Steyning and Henfield Rotary Club are organising a race night to support Steyning First Responders on Saturday 3 March at the Steyning Centre. The first race is at 7.30pm. Place your bets on winning horses, and sponsor horses and jockeys for champagne prizes to raise funds for the Steyning Area First Responders and other local good causes. Tickets £10 (including a fish & chip supper) are available from The Steyning Bookshop. If you are coming in a group, please be sure to leave details so that we can reserve your tables. Further details from Diana Couling at meilicat@yahoo.co.uk or by calling 01903 812099.

Christmas Carol Service WI Coffee Morning Advance notice of our coffee morning on 24th March, 10.30am -12.30pm in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. Join us for coffee and cake with books and crafts for sale as well as a special raffle.

For those of you who attended the carol service at Lancing College in December, we raised £345 for the Salvation Army’s wonderful work for the homeless, and £50 towards Lancing college chapel funds. Thank you. Peter Johnson -Steyning and Henfield Rotary Club, 07714 093406.

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FEBRUARY 2012 | News Fulking Parish vacancy

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Fulking Parish Council is looking to appoint a new Parish Clerk. Starting salary SCP 16 ÂŁ8.54 per hour, 6 hours per week, most of which can be carried out from home. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to become involved with the life of rural Fulking. Closing date 2nd March 2012. Telephone 01273 407333 or email Isabelle.Swan@ruralsussex.org.uk

Keep fit in the New Year with Health Walk Too much Christmas pudding over the festive season? Horsham District Council offers a range of activities to help residents with their New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolutions. The Horsham District has some beautiful countryside to explore and volunteer walk leaders have worked hard to find and lead 200 guided walks that residents and visitors can enjoy. Walking in a group can be relaxing and sociable, and regular exercise can help relieve anxiety and depression. There is always a walk on Saturdays and Sundays as well as regular walks through the week, month and year. The walks are a cost free way of making new friends and Jill Shuker, Health Walk Coordinator at Horsham

District Council, explains more about the scheme. She said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people can walk and these walks have been designed especially with everyone in mind; walking is easy, and the feeling that you get from the fresh air is just exhilarating. Step into a new rhythm and walk with us.

Olympic Park Tour The charity, Steyning Millennium Trust, was set up in 2000 and our aims are to encourage students of all abilities to make the best of their lives. We make up to 10 awards annually of ÂŁ250 each to students of Steyning Grammar School who achieve above expectation. The award must be spent on further education or equipment associated to their hobby or future career. We are trying to raise a ÂŁ100,000 bursary to service the awards for many years. As at the end of 2011 I am pleased to tell you we have ÂŁ50,000 and are half way to our target. Fund raising is difficult, though day trip tours to see the Olympic Park in London proved to be very popular and raised a considerably amount of money for the charity. Therefore more dates are being arranged in April, May and June 2012, when you should be able to see the project completed. The suggested minimum donation for the day is ÂŁ39 per head, and includes coach journey, coffee, roast beef lunch and services of a blue badge guide. Seats will go fast so call Charles Ashby on 01903 814049 for more details.

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HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL At the last Council meeting Vas Siantonas and David Hodgkin were co-opted onto Council to fill the vacancies caused by recent resignations. Both are long time residents of Henfield with David currently undertaking the volunteer role of Parish Tree Warden. Council is now back to having a full complement of 15 members. Council was also busy at its last meeting dealing with financial matters. It agreed next years budget and precept â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the amount of local council tax paid by Henfield residents. The precept will be ÂŁ140,140. This equates to ÂŁ56.90 per Band D equivalent property which means there is no increase from the amount being paid this year. Henfield Parish Council is very aware of the importance of Henfield Youth Club to the local community and included within next years budget is a provision of up to ÂŁ10,000 to assist the Youth Club in continuing to operate following the withdrawal of funding by West Sussex County Council. This Council will also continue to work with the Club as it faces the longer term challenges resulting from these financial cut backs. At its last meeting Council also considered the annual grants it makes to local groups or bodies benefitting Henfield and made awards totalling ÂŁ1,900. A note for your diary! The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in The Henfield Hall on Tuesday 6th March at 7.30pm. The Parish, District and County Councillors for Henfield, together with representatives from Sussex Police and Henfield Community Partnership will be present but the main purpose of the meeting is to give Henfield residents the opportunity to question their elected representatives and to comment on anything Henfield. Henfield Parish Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Annual Report will be available from 22nd February (either view on line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.henfield.gov.uk or obtain a hard copy from Council Office in The Henfield Hall).        

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a magical setting for your perfect day... The Sussex Countryside Is A Perfect Backdrop For A Wedding And There Can Be No Better Place Than Tottington Manor, At The Foot Of The Edburton Hills, For Stunning Scenery And Pure Romantic Beauty.

But Tottington is not just about the breathtaking views and great food. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and last year enjoyed an extensive renovation, including a beautiful purpose built function room, which can comfortably entertain 100 guests. Large French windows create a light and airy feel to the room while white linen tablecloths and the natural oak flooring act as a perfect canvas for you to create your own unique wedding.

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ottington enjoys a great reputation for its delicious food and great service. Their chef creates individual menus to the bride and groom’s specifications. There is an emphasis on locally grown, sourced and produced food; which is so right considering Tottington’s quintessential South Downs location! Brides are invited to sample menus beforehand and can be offered options to suit all wedding styles, budgets and tastes. As a guest enjoying a wedding reception with family and friends the last thing you want is to worry about how you are going to get home! At Tottington, guests as well as the bride and groom, can enjoy the hospitality of the hotel with its twelve bedrooms including a magnificent bridal suite which has the best views in the house – there can be no better way to wake up to married life than the stunning view from those beautiful windows and a bottle of complementary champagne.

Manager Sara Luff, who has been looking after brides at Tottington for 20 years, said;

“Brides are often nervous, understandably so; in essence we are acting as hosts for one of the most important days of their lives. We leave nothing to chance and we work incredibly hard to make the day pass smoothly and with complete professionalism. Weddings are the highlight of our year and we aim to make Brides can relax knowing that one of the most the bridal party and guests feel incredibly important elements of their day, the recep- special. From the feedback we receive I am tion, is in safe hands. The team at Tottington pretty confident we achieve this.” has many years experience in producing memorable days, with many couples returning Jurgita & Donatas Valmantas, who married at Tottington in July last year, said; to the hotel for their wedding anniversaries. We would like to thank you and everyone else at Tottington Manor for giving us a wonderful


Call: 01903 815757 From small, intimate weddings to grand and opulent celebrations, Tottington is a beautiful venue with attentive, professional staff who leave no detail to chance in making your day perfect.

wedding reception and a pleasant stay for us all in July. Tottington Manor is a perfect place for weddings - beautiful rooms, delicious food, friendly staff, easygoing managers, and gorgeous views outside... We loved every bit, our guests were really impressed! The big function room worked very well with a partition wall and our performer remained a well-kept secret until it was time to dance. The younger guests loved the children’s play area in the garden - Tottington Manor is truly a family - friendly place. If we could repeat everything-we would not change anything at all! We hope to see you soon as we will definitely be coming back! When the sun shines the gardens at Tottington come into their own. Pre-reception drinks can be held in the grounds. While photographs are taken your guests can chat and socialize over a glass of bubbly and some canapés. The beautiful newly built Downs Room is perfect for weddings – including a dance floor for later in the evening. Guests can retire to the bar while the room is prepared, with twinkling starlights and music of your choice. With their experience and contacts, the team at Tottington can recommend great entertainment that will keep all generations happy. If you would like to find out more about creating your dream wedding at Tottington, please call Sara Luff for a personal appointment and viewing of Tottington.

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very bride wants to look their very best on their wedding day. Cowfold wedding photographer Sally Beard gives us her tips to make sure your photographs look really great and are a lasting memory of your special day.

Most people will say that they don’t like having their picture taken, or that they “always look awful” in photographs. Increasing self-confidence behind the lens is a major part of making sure you look your best. Sometimes the most beautiful people don’t photograph well – in fact some models you wouldn’t look twice at in the street but they just seem to look great when photographed. It’s a state of mind…

Relax, exhale and smile just before the photograph is taken. • You don’t need to look directly at the camera all the time – in fact it’s easy to get mesmerized, especially on your wedding day when seemingly everyone is taking pictures! Look down, then look up at the camera again. • It’s sometimes better to train your eye just above the lens; it feels less intimidating. It will also encourage you to tip your head up slightly and avoid double chins! • Build a good relationship with your photographer before the day; if you feel relaxed in their presence then the rest of the wedding party will. A trial shoot is always a good idea; perhaps ask for some engagement pictures so that you have something to keep from the experience. What to avoid • Too many patterns and stripes on clothing may not reproduce well photographically. • Red is a strong colour so be cautious how it’s worn. It’s worth seeking colour analysis advice about which colours are good for your skin tones. • Avoid going overboard with your makeup. If you intend to have a very striking look then do a trial with your photographer to check you are happy with the effect in print. • Try to tone down redness in your complexion. A good tip is a makeup trial at one of the leading makeup companies. For example, Mac in Brighton (www.maccosmetics.co.uk) offer £25 for an hour with a professional make-up artist, and you can then redeem that value on makeup to take home. • Hairstyling – consider the weather! Stray strands of hair blowing about can be a photographer’s nightmare.

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A word about fake tans… make sure you have com 07517 144043. practiced and that the tone suits your skin. Colour tones can appear magnified in print so take it easy on the tanning! Watch your angle • Stand with your hips at a slight angle rather than face on to the camera. It’ll narrow your bodyshape better than magic tights! Put your weight onto your back foot. You’ll get a lusciously curved silhouette and make your dress look fabulous. • Bingo wings… yes, sometimes a little extra comfort around the upper arm can be an issue! A tip is to throw your shoulders back, your arms will be positioned slightly further back and avoid a wider look on the upper arm. • Place your tongue behind your upper teeth – sounds odd but it helps to keep your chin up and makes for a better facial expression. Styling your look • If you have a strong theme or style to the wedding do let your photographer know. Perhaps you want a romantic countryside feel or maybe a sophisticated urban feel. This will help to set a feel for the pictures and the photographer can suggest some backdrops or styling ideas. • Don’t be afraid to use props – if you have heirloom jewellery or if your wedding favours are hand made and special for your day, make sure you have these photographed; it all helps to make your album personal and memorable. 6DOO\%HDUG Your wedding pictures will always look timeless and VDOO\#WKHSKRWRJUDSK\ERXWLTXHFRPZZZWKHSKRWRJUDSK\ERXWLTXHFRP gorgeous if you have made sure the style suits you

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hoosing a wedding dress is one of the most memorable and emotional (not to mention expensive!) experiences in a bride’s lifetime, which makes getting it right so important. But where should you start when it comes to choosing your perfect gown? We are very lucky to have access to many wonderful businesses offering wedding products and services right on our doorstep. The dresses shown here are from the collection at White Mischief, High Street, Henfield.

Venue Your dress needs to be appropriate to your wedding venue. If you are having a church wedding, a traditional gown is most suitable. A register office, hotel or other licensed venue gives you more flexibility in terms of colour and style of dress and if you are planning to wed on a beach you could opt for something much less formal and less restricting. Shape Finding a dress that shows off your figure to its best potential will make you feel confident on your big day. Hourglass – you have an hourglass shaped figure if your curves are in all the right places! Your shoulders and hips are in line with each other and you have a cinched in waist. Your dress needs to show off your waist so avoid empire lines and instead opt for a waisted style. Pear – if you’re top half is much smaller than your bottom half and you have a tendency to gain weight on your hips, thighs and or bottom you will look stunning in a dress with an embellished bodice that keeps all the attention on your top half. Off the shoulder styles or a puff sleeve will help to balance out your figure. An A-line skirt will show off your waist and skim over your thighs giving you a beautiful silhouette. Top heavy – if your problem area is your top half, carrying weight on either your bust or tummy, an option is a straighter shaped dress that shows off your slim hips and legs. An open neckline will break up your top half and be most flattering. Avoid high necklines like the plague! Plus size – a deep neckline is important to flatter your top half and to make the most of your curves. A long line dress with a gently fitted bodice and A-line skirt will be flattering, but avoid heavily embellished fabric, frills or pleats which will only add bulk to you frame. Keep things simple and elegant. Petite – a long style with detail at the neckline and the hemline will help to lengthen your torso by drawing the eye upwards and downwards. Look for a high neckline if you have a small to medium bust. A gentle A-line shaped skirt will be lovely over heels, just avoid a wider A-line shape which will shorten you. Shoulders – consider the shape of your shoulder line. Is it soft and curved or straighter and more angled? This will help you decide on the shape of your neckline. Straighter shoulders look great in V-necks and

A dream wedding dress square necks, whereas softer shoulders are flattered in more curved necklines. If your shoulders are quite broad you must avoid thin straps or off-the-shoulder styles which will make your shoulders look even wider. These styles are great options for pear shaped brides with narrow shoulders. A jewel neckline is a high cut one that is a great option for smaller busted brides or for those that want to cover their décolletage. If you have inherited a dress from a friend or relative you can have it altered to fit your shape and style. The very talented Victoria Hackett in Partridge Green works wonders with beads and jewels and she can create stunning one-of-a-kind accessories for you and your bridesmaids. Colour There are hundreds if not thousand shades of white and cream. The tone that is best for you is the one that

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Competition *Are you a bride to be? For your chance to win a FREE colour analysis session worth ÂŁ80 with Helen at StyleStep just answer the following question: According to tradition, a bride should wear or carry four items on her wedding day to ensure a happy marriage. Which one is missing from the following sentence? Something old, something new, something borrowed and something ......? Email your answer to editor@bn5magazine.co.uk before 1 March 2012 for your chance to win the colour analysis session. Image Consultant Helen Reynolds runs StyleStep from her studio in Partridge Green. You can contact her on 07773 800168, helen@stylestep.co.uk or www.stylestep.co.uk White Mischief, High Street, Henfield. 01273 495566. www.whitemischiefbridal.co.uk Victoria Hackett, 07970010357, victoria@seasonalsisters. com www.seasonalsisters.com/sewing

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jewellery, the craftsmen at Pruden and Smith can remodel your existing jewellery or design a piece especially for you. They can advise on age-appropriate gifts for bridesmaids such as small flower pendants, bangles, and pearl earrings. Pendants can be made to co ordinate, a diamond pendant for the bride and pearl for bridesmaids. Cufflinks that are given as a gift to the best man can be made to match the grooms. Take a look at their website and see their stunning handcrafted bespoke jewellery, designed and made in their workshops in Ditchling. If you already have your engagement ring and would like your wedding ring to match, then bring your engagement ring with you to the appointment for them to see and advise. Pruden and Smith are offering a discount for those who buy a complete wedding package of jewellery and gifts. Please ask in store for information.

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lorist Amy Nevatt from Jasmine’s Florist in Henfield loves weddings, from the first meeting with the excited bride to discuss themes to the final display of the flowers early on the morning of the celebrations. She shares with us some ideas and themes for bridal flowers for the perfect Sussex wedding.

ries, they may remind you of someone close to you or perhaps your mum had similar flowers in her bouquet. Ask your photographer to take a close-up of your bouquet so that you have a lasting reminder of how special they were. It’s possible to have your bouquet dried and preserved but do arrange this before hand because speed is of the essence before the flowers deteriorate.

There is a wealth of information available for brides but I always recommend they start with Wedding Flowers magazine. You can order this from your local newsagent, it is a really good starting point for themes, colours and ideas and to have some visual inspiration is a great help to your florist. Make sure you are booking in with your florist as far in advance as possible and arrange a trial for perhaps three months before the wedding. You may well change your mind when you decide on a dress and venue, so don’t have your trial too early! Stunning flowers do not have to break the bank. Choosing seasonal flowers makes sense, so if, for example, you are set on having June flowering peonies in your bouquet, it won’t be so easy in October. Some flowers are available in a very short time frame, for example sweet peas, which are also weather dependent. It’s worth having a second option if you are choosing a short-season flower. You’ll also find the flowers are at their best quality if they are in season. Bear in mind the date of your wedding, the market price of flowers rises dramatically around Valentine’s day and Mothering Sunday and your florist will have to pass on these costs to you. Winter flowers are often more expensive and you will be limited with the range of varieties available. Another money-saving tip is to keep a simple colour palate and make use of locally grown foliage – this is particularly effective in the church or your ceremony venue. Local churches generally have a team of very knowledgeable decorators, you can work closely with them and your florist to get the look you wish for. Table centrepieces can be stunning with just a few simple blooms, or perhaps use a very tall vase which adds drama to the room and looks great even when people are sitting at the tables. Don’t be restricted to just using a vase, why not think about candles, birdcages, watering-cans – the vintage look is currently very popular with teapots containing country flowers. Flowers can have very personal meanings and memo-

It’s not just about flowers too, herbs and potted plants like hydrangeas can look stunning in arrangements and the Royal Wedding last year has set a trend for trees in venues – if your room is big enough, of course! Think about the scent of the flowers too, floral scents are very evocative and can really add to the memories of your day.

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My Policeman by Bethan Roberts Published by Chatto & Windus ÂŁ12.99

This third novel by Brighton writer Bethan Roberts was eagerly awaited by our bookshop staff and it certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappoint. Bethanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compelling first novel The Pools won a Jervon/Arvon Young Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Award and her second, The Good Plain Cook (inspired by the life of Peggy Guggenheim), was serialised on Radio 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book at Bedtime. Set in late 1950s Brighton, this beautifully told and poignant tale unfolds through the twin narratives of characters Marion and Patrick, who write about Tom, the man at the centre of both their lives. Bethan shows a wonderful ability to enter the lives of her characters and treat them with tenderness and perception, creating a convincing portrayal of a period when life was still bound by often insurmountable restrictions and taboos. Bethan will be discussing this and her previous novels at the bookshopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February author event at Springwells Hotel on Thursday 23 February at 7.30pm.

The Visiting Angel by Paul Wilson Published by Tindal Street Press ÂŁ7.99

A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon Published by Walker Books ÂŁ5.99

Alexis Deacon tugged at everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartstrings with his delightful books Beegu, The Slow Loris and While You Were Sleeping. He has now written another touching picture book, this time illustrated by rising star Vivien Schwartz (There are No Cats in This Book). A band of hamster brothers embark on a quest, but will they find what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for? Discover how the biggest of worlds can exist in the smallest of spaces and follow the adventures of this furry band as they search for somewhere to live. An intriguing use of drawing and photographs makes this a very special book. Suitable for age 2 upwards.

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Ali has such verve and enthusiasm as a writer, she is an ideal choice for good, pacy and uncomplicated reads for children aged 7 to 11. Her latest adventure story is the eleventh in her S.W.I.T.C.H series in which some children have discovered the ability to turn into insects and reptiles, thanks to an eccentric scientist neighbour. Aliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sometimes quite crazy plots gallop along marvelously and there is always a strong element of humour in her treatment of the very recognisable youngsters in the stories. Highly recommended for under 11â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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Finance | FEBRUARY 2012

We are gathered here today...

W

hen you stand up in front of your closest friends and family, hopefully money will be the last thing on your mind but vows you make to each other have an impact on every part of your life, including your finances.

For better and for worse

It is much easier to plan and discuss your finances when things are â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;betterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. In the run up to and the immediate aftermath of your wedding a financial review may be bottom of the list of priorities but you really should sit down and review your finances, either by yourselves or with a professional, before life takes over.

For richer and for poorer

Saving money during the good times while you are richer can help see you though the poorer times. It helps to divide your savings into short, medium and long term and use appropriate accounts or plans for each. The most important starting place is building an emergency fund to cover any unexpected expenses or a sudden drop in income; it is likely that the best place for this money would be an instant access savings account. You can then look at medium term savings, for example you could be saving for a deposit on a house or to change the car; for this a notice account or regular savings account may be more appropriate. Finally you want to be looking at saving for your retirement as without planning this could be the poorest part of your life; pensions and investment ISAs are likely to work best for this.

In sickness and in health

Arranging suitable income protection while you are in good health can take the financial strain out of the sickness part. Whilst it is just as important for single people to ensure they have sufficient protection if they are unable to work due to ill health, there are now two

of you so you have a responsibility not just to yourself but to each other.

Until death parts us

Whilst it can be argued your commitment to each other ends at death, most people want to make sure their spouse is looked after, even after they are gone. This is where life insurance has a major role to play. You will probably want to make sure that if anything happens to you, your spouse would have at least sufficient to pay off your joint debts and you would probably want to leave them with enough to replace your income for a number of years as well. This is crucial when children are involved. If you are getting married this year then we wish you a very healthy, wealthy and happy life together.

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 01903 821010 www.nsure.co.uk

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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:

• Home cooked food using fresh local produce • Full programme of activities • Chiropody, hairdressing and physiotherapy available For further information please call the Registered Home Manager on 01273 492870 or email uppermead.email@sussexhealthcare.co.uk Upper Mead, Fabians Way, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9PX www.sussexhealthcare.co.uk 6 2 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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Business | FEBRUARY 2012

HANDLING ABSENCE

L

ong term absences related to sickness or injury are complex to manage, especially if combined with performance, conduct or work-related stress issues.

Some businesses, concerned about the processes they need to follow, delay taking action making the situation more difficult the longer it goes on. And the pressure on business continues to mount. Businesses have to consider how they can manage the absence. Can they cope without hiring a replacement? How long should they hire a replacement for? If the duration is uncertain, can they dismiss the employee? There’s a generic process, but no generic solution. Every situation is unique. Be clear however that, subject to the right action being taken at the right time, an employer may be able to fairly dismiss an employee if a key role needs to be performed and the prognosis for recovery makes it unreasonable for the employer to hold the position open for the incumbent’s return. Employers are increasingly finding however that they

have to satisfy an Employment Tribunal of the reasonableness of their decision. They have to demonstrate that the decision to dismiss was taken only as a last resort and after other options had been fully considered and exhausted. Key rules to follow before dismissal are: • Consult the employee and their doctor and consider taking the advice of an occupational health specialist • Keep in touch and have regular meetings with the employee • Comply with the Medical Reports Act when asking for consent to gain up-to-date medical reports • Consider and record all options to help the employee back to work and ways of covering the absence • Consider how long the business can wait before having to make decisions about future employment • Warn the employee of the options that are having to be considered • Observe the rights of the employee (including the right to be accompanied) at formal meetings • Inform your insurers of your plans for dismissal, especially when related to an injury at work. The new Fit Note, which replaced the Sick Note in April 2010, has yet to have a positive impact on sickness absence. Fit notes have however introduced confusion into the system with many employers believing they have to comply with the recommendations made by the employee’s Doctor and paying full pay to the employee when a phased return or shorter working hours are agreed. This is not necessarily the case. Employers are obliged to meet the employee, to discuss and consider the recommendations that have been made, and to advise the employee of the decision, including the impact that this may have on their remuneration. It is essential to understand whether a condition being suffered by an employee is covered by the Disability Discrimination legislation. If so, and the employee can demonstrate they have suffered a detriment (including dismissal) because of their disability, they will be able to make a claim of discrimination. Discrimination claims continue to have unlimited liability for employers – beware! Kingston Smith can help advise and guide you through this complex area to ensure that your specific needs are fully met.

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Roger Minost Architect

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BUILDERS & CARPENTRY

Brighton Woodwork Finn Developments Henfield Homes & Prop. Maintenance Nigel Parsons Optimal Property Maintenance Willow Construction

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Cherish Care Cherish Development Centre Upper Mead

40 40 62

Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran Selectacarpet

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CARE

CARPET SUPPLY & CARE CATERING & CAKES

Jenny Blythe Cakes taste...deli

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Henfield Helpline PC Doctor

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The Conservatory Co.

COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT CONSERVATORIES

48

Billy Whizz Transport

15

BHW Glass N. Constantine Repairs

58 54

Paul Barnard Jeremy Crawley Electrician SH Electrical

54 58 58

Marcus Grimes

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Jeremyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rushfields Farm Shop

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DELIVERIES & LIGHT REMOVALS DOUBLE GLAZING

ELECTRICAL SERVICES ESTATE AGENTS

FARM SHOPS / GREENGROCERS FENCING

Premier Fencing

59

FINANCIAL PLANNING / MORTGAGES

Steyning Bookshop Stokes Newsagents Stone Circle Top Shelf

48 13 45 27

PET CARE & DOG WALKING

Design Copy Print

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PHOTOGRAPHER

B Muzeen Groundworks

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Just Gutters

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Hair and Co HC Permanent Cosmetics Jaynes Hair Designs Louisa Jayne Partridge Green Natasha NK Hair The Retreat Wickwoods

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GRAPHIC DESIGN GROUNDWORKS

GUTTERING MAINTENANCE HAIR & BEAUTY

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Optimal Property Services

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The Green Reaper Clearance

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HARDWARE & DIY

HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

HOUSE CLEARANCE INSURANCE

Nsure PXL Insurance

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Photography Boutique

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Goodsman Letting

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The George The Mill House Tottington Manor The White Hsrt

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GRP Flat Roofs PR Roofing

57 49

Busy Bees The Dove Nursery Goodstart Oscar Bears Day Care The Towers Convent

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Stay Home Stairlifts

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Amanda Shaw

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AJ Taylor

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MXT Swim South Downs Swim School

41 06

Henfield Village Cars John Witherden Cars

55 24

Aerials and More Bowers & Wilkins

08 10

Alpha Tiling Glen Reid Tiling

06 52

South Downs Travel

42 53 53 52

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PROPERTY RENTAL

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

ROOFING

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES

STAIRLIFTS

STORAGE SOLUTIONS SOLICITOR

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SWIMMING LESSONS

Calliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner Pruden & Smith

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Henfield Kitchens

16

The Community Church Henfield Hall Indigo Spiritual Connection

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Lucy Locksmith

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Nigel Page

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The Green Reaper Southern Beeches The Tree Works

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Utility Warehouse

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We Mend Washing Machines

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Haighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Window Cleaning

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White Mischief

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JEWELLERS KITCHENS

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Beechcroft Landscapes Camelia Botnar Hogwood LS Services Martin Standing Mick Smith The Green Reaper Rooted Rushfields

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R&H Pet Supplies

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Barbara Ritchie The Linen Shop

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OFFICE SPACE TO RENT Inner Space

OPTICIAN

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