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Paddling to Rio

Henfield | Small Dole | Woodmancote | Blackstone | Edburton | Fulking

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FEBRUARY 2014 | Contents

07 What’s on

Editor’s

listings

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13

News

LETTER

from the BN5 area

24 Local interest

It was my great pleasure to meet Adam Simmons, athlete and Paralympic 2014 hopeful, who is currently in full time training to become Team GB representative in the Kayak Sprint. He’s pictured on our cover, on a very cold but sunny January morning during one of his training sessions. Read more about Adam on page 24, we’ll be following him as he competes against the best. He’s determined, competitive and very grounded; we wish him the best of luck and hope to see him on the podium in 2014, in rather sunnier conditions than our cover shot!

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26 Charity

Henfield Lions charity

30 Charity

The Air Ambulance

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34 Countryside

Our February edition has plenty to read, with two articles about charities - one our local Lions Club, who are looking for some volunteers. So, if one of your new year’s resolutions was to help others, then look no further. They’re such a friendly group and your commitment is completely according to how much time you have to give - so give it a try. The other charity is the fabulous Air Ambulance, which will now be operating 24 hours. Support them where you can, it’s incredibly costly to keep them in the air but they have saved countless lives.

Countryside Rangers

37 Local interest Review of Aladdin

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39 Local interest LAMBS group

45 Pet care

Our website is up and running, please use it and give us your feedback. You can post submissions for events or news items through the website. www.bn5magazine.co.uk

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63 Finance

Have a great month, we are hoping for a little less rain and a little more sunshine!

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Best wishes

Business

with Paul Samrah

66 Index

of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Mike Beardall, Louise Gandolfi, LAMBS, Jonathan Underwood, Jean Pierre Pirault, Carson Albury and Richard Cohen. Cover 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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Copy Deadline Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the March issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 31 January. For editorial submissions email Emma Osman editor@bn5magazine.co.uk or just call us for a chat on 01273 494002.

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FEBRUARY 2014 | What’s on

Saturday 1 February HDC Health Walk Southwater, 2pm

Action for Deafness

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

Hearing aid maintenance clinic and 3.5 miles, flat, dogs allowed on a information, advice and support on lead. Meet in the Country Park car all aspects of hearing loss. park (off Cripplegate Lane) Call Liz on 01403 263920 or Simon on Tai Chi 01403 260599. Maidment Court, 2-3pm (& every

Sunday 2 Netball

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

For more information call Edna on 01403 710586.

Monday 3

Partridge Green Toddlers

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

Warm, friendly environment, come for a cuppa and a play! For children 0-5 years. £2 per family. For more information call Jo on 07926844964 or see our Facebook page.

Beetle Drive

Maidment Court, 2.30pm (& every first Mon)

Tues)

Chatterbox

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

New Tai Chi classes for beginners. £7.50 per class or £24 for 4 consecutive classes.Contact Irvin Morris on 01903 810131 or 07825 453916 or email irvin_morris@yahoo.co.uk

Henfield Joggers

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (&

For more details contact the every Weds) Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings Beginners course - a run/walk proon 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 gramme building up to a distance carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com of 3-4 miles. Open to all. Email Henfield Garden Club beginners@henfield-joggers.co.uk or just turn up. Also main meeting Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Talk from Neil Miller entitled ‘The running both on and off-road. See Secrets of Hever Castle’. Coffee www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk and tea will be available. Admission Jolesfield Community Choir £3. For membership contact Linda Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Beresford on 01273 492497 or e- Weds) mail linda@slugbandit.co.uk Open to all. Call Elizabeth Carey on Pub Quiz 07880 551 751 for more information or email e.carey@sky.com White Hart, 8.30pm (& 18th) Entry £2 a head. In aid of HART. Henfield Lions Club Teams up to six. Cash prize for win- George Hotel, Henfield High ners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve Street, 7.30pm (& every 1st table.

Wednesday 5

Children & Family Information Centre

For more details contact the Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings Cowfold Village Hall, 9.30– on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 11.30am (& every Weds) carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com of Rural Henfield, Steyning & Henfield Badminton Club Part Upper Beeding Children & FamHenfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& ily Centres. Call 01403 864668 for every Mon) more information. New members always welcome. HDC Health Walk We play a reasonable standard of Lock Estate & River Adur, 11am badminton but are very patient with rusty players who may not have 5.5 miles, no dogs. Park in car picked up their racquet for some park at the rear of Partridge Green time! Call Sally on 01273 494231. Village Hall. Call Jean on 01403 250869.

Tuesday 4

Plus: Youth Club, 7.30-9pm (and all Weds)

The Market

Jack Dunckley’s Birchfield Nursery, 12-2pm (& every 1st Weds)

Come and have fun! Still £1.50 Local produce market. which includes all refreshments.

Henfield Computer Club

Weds)

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

Thursday 6

Children & Family Information Centre

Upper Beeding Baptist Church, 9am-12pm (& every Thurs)

Part of Rural Henfield, Steyning & Upper Beeding Children & Family Centres. Call 01903 270458 for more information.

Rhyme Time

Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs)

Free fun with music for pre-schoolers

Circle Dancing

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

£5 (concessions available) with tea/ coffee included. For more informaSteyning, 11am (& 18th) tion call Brenda Kelly on 01273 2 mile stroll. Meet at Steyning A friendly club helping you to get to 842405. Health Centre. Call Linda on 01903 grips with the basics of computers Henfield Unattached 816865 or Lyn on 01903 369752. and tablets. All welcome, improve White Hart, 11am (& every 1st your skills and get online! Contact Knit & Natter Thurs) Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every Alison Vine on 01273 492620. A meeting point for those who are Tai Chi & Qigong 1st Tues) now alone, and need to get out and Henfield Hall, 5.30-7pm (& all Weds) widen their horizons. There’s no A drop-in craft group for adults.

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What’s on | FEBRUARY 2014 fuss, no joining fee, no subscription. Call 01273 495820 or drop in at our regular coffee morning at the White Hart.

Thursday Circle

Free Church Hall, 2.30pm

On this occasion we welcome the return of one of our members as our Speaker. Brenda has a fund of stories and we look forward to her talk. Refreshments provided.

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

Drop-in and play session only £3.

Monday 10

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The Steyning Centre, 10.30am12pm Illustrated lecture by Bertie Pearce ‘The Punch and Judy Show – a subversive symbol from comedia dell’arte to the present day’. Members and visitors (donation of £5) are warmly welcomed with coffee at 10am. Call 01903814390 or 01903 812232 for more information.

HDC Health Walk

Nymans Garden, Handcross, 11am

nate wool, contact Jean on 01273 493171.

Henfield & District Lions – open evening The George, Henfield High Street, 7-8pm

Join the Henfield & District Lions for a friendly drink and to find out more about their social and fundraising activities. You’ll be given a very warm welcome!

Thursday 13

Coffee Morning

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

Join us in St Peters Church for New walk. 4.5 miles, 1.5 -2 hours. fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Dogs welcome on a short lead. NT Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& Membership NOT needed. Free every Thurs) parking at far end of car park. For more details contact the Metro bus No 271 & 273, bus stop Parish Neighbourhood Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings adjacent to car park. Call Jean on Plan open event on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 01403 250869. Henfield Hall, 6.30pm-9pm carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com Launch public involvement in the Crib Neighbourghood Plan. For more Maidment Court, 2pm (& every information visit the ‘Residents’ HDC Health Walk 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon) section of www.henfieldhub.com For more details contact the and click on ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ Southwater, 11am (& 21st) 2.5 miles, level, no stiles, suitable Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings for new walkers. Meet in Country on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 HDC Health Walk Park car park, Cripplegate Lane. carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com Call Pat on 01403 240654. West Grinstead, 10.30am Henfield Camera Club 4 - 5 miles, no dogs. Meet in OrWoodmancote Parish chard Restaurant car park on Evangelical Free Church, 7.30pm Council Meeting A272. Call Jill on 07780 701184 or An evening to discuss photograph- Parish Hall, Woodmancote, Alex on 01403 273751. ic topics raised by members. 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues)

Crib

Friday 14

Friday 7

Saturday 15

Tuesday 11

Bingo

Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& every Fri)

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

woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com for more information.

Henfield History Group

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

‘When the school bell rang – the story of education in Dial Post, Partridge Green and West Grinstead’ by West Grinstead Local History HDC Health Walk group. All welcome. Admission £3 for non-members and members by Wiston/Steyning, 9am Downland dog walk, 2 miles, 1¼ subscription. Call Steve or Ruth on hours. Park in Steyning car parks 494121. if possible. Call Sally on 07720 850064.

Saturday 8

Parish Neighbourhood Plan open event Henfield Hall, 9.30am-1pm

Launch public involvement in the Neighbourghood Plan. For more information visit the ‘Residents’ section of www.henfieldhub.com and click on ‘Neighbourhood Plan’

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Wednesday 12 Knit & Natter

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

We knit gift items and children’s clothes for various charities. There is something for everyone to knit whatever their ability or interest. For more information or to do-

Tuesday 18

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Henfield Library, 10.30-11.30am

Free half term special event based on the children book by Michael Rosen. For 4-7 years. Contact the library for free tickets.

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.

The Royal Navy

Church House, 7.30 pm

Derek Sayce recalls his years of service under the White Ensign. A promotion of The Friends of St Peter’s Church. Tickets £5 (Members) and £6 (non-members) from Jasmines Florists or call 492294.

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FEBRUARY 2014 | What’s on

Wednesday 19

Woodmancote and Henfield WI

Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2pm

In aid of Henfield Guide Hut with auction at 2.30pm. For collection Henfield Hall 2.15pm of Jumble please contact David ‘Children of Sumatra’ - a talk by Marshall 01403 864591 after 15 Ann Garmston. Tea will be served, February. ‘Flower of the Month’ competition, and a book and puzzle stall. New Henfield WEA members always welcome; call Garden room, Henfield Hall, 2.30pm 492419. Coral Reefs – a talk by Andrew Campbell. For more information contact 01273 493966.

Thursday 20

HDC Health Walk

George & Dragon, Dragons Green, 10am

Steyning Jazz Workshop Steyning Grammar School, (& Sun 23nd)

5¾ miles, no dogs. Meet in the pub car park. Call Geoff on 01403 Keen to develop those Jazz skills? Leading Jazz tutors and performers 258180 or Pat on 01403 240654. lead this two-day workshop from Starry, starry night in 13years to adults. Cost £50 (adult) Henfield and £30 (13-18 years). A joint venture of the Steyning Music Society, Woods Mill, 6-9pm Course from Sussex Wildlife Trust, Steyning Grammar school & Steynsuitable for age 10 years and over. ing Jazz Club. Contact Gary Prior, See news item for more informa- 20 Middlemead, Steyning, BN44 tion. Booking is essential - please 3RG or download form from www. book online at www.sussexwildlife- steyningmusicsociety.org trust.org.uk/courses or call 01273 Jazz Tutors Concert 497561. Steyning Centre, 7.30pm

Friday 21

Sunday 23

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

Steyning Centre, 7pm

Henfield Camera Club

Jazz students Concert – Sunday 23 Feb

Wednesday 26

Third Competition of the season. The set subject is ‘Legs’. Roger Bathard LRPS will be our judge. PopRockerz Dance Class Visitors and new members always Henfield Leisure Centre, 3.30welcome. 4.15pm ages reception-7, then

Saturday 22

Coffee Morning

4.15-5.15pm ages 8-11 (and all wednesdays)

Thursday 27 4Sight

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

Opportunity for those with sight impairments to meet and socialise with others suffering from sight problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizes, plus tea and coffee. Call 01273 454343 or email shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk

Friday 28

Henfield Birdwatch

Garden Room, Henfield Hall. 7.30pm

A talk by Dr Phil Atkinson entitled ‘Follow that Cuckoo and other fascinating stories.’ Everyone is welcome. Entrance fee £3 (free to Henfield Birdwatch Members..

Advance notice: Saturday 1 March

Horse & country quiz night Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

In aid of The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust. Refreshments, homemade cakes, super raffle, licensed bar and a film of the charity’s work. Food hamper and wine to the winning team. Please bring any unwanted bits up to 5” for the charity’s bit box. Entry £6 – for tickets and information call Linda on 01273 833211 or linda.jones1@ hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 8

Good as new sale

Henfield Hall, 10-11.30am

Fun new dance class for energetic In aid of the Warren Playgroup.If kids! Just £5 per session. Contact you wish to sell at the sale please Trefoil Guild will be holding a coffee Vikki on 07525 720392 or vikki@ email contact@warrenplaygroup. poprockerz.co.uk morning in aid of a local charity. co.uk for more details.

Henfield Hall, 10am–11.30am

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News | FEBRUARY 2014 HENFIELD THEATRE COMPANY - THE CEMETERY CLUB. The Cemetary Club, by Ivan Menchell, will be the next Henfield Theatre Company production which opens on 13 March and runs for three nights. It is a brilliant comedy which is full of really witty lines that will certainly give you a good evening’s entertainment. It is a play about friendships that are sparky, bickering, but loving, and there are some poignant, bitter-sweet moments. These contrast with the hilarious dialogue and the beautifully-drawn characters. The play is funny, sweet-tempered and moving. Tickets, priced £8 and £10, will be available from Henfield Furnishings, from 10am on Monday 24 February.

YET ANOTHER SPECULATIVE PLANNING APPLICATION Developers Stonegate Properties have bought the old Sandgate Nurseries land in West End Lane, which is opposite the site where Barratts propose to build 160 houses, currently the subject of a public inquiry in March. Stonegate, who plan to build 70 houses, have already conducted a so-called “consultation” with residents in November. In reality this turned out to be a ‘fishing’ exercise. Their representatives appeared only to be interested in what should be

built on the site, rather than whether it was the right place or the right mix of housing. As part of the Neighbourhood Plan process, a questionnaire was delivered to every house in the Parish and at least 95% of the responses were against any more house building per se but, at the very least, not until the current projects have been completed and assimilated into the community. This was reinforced by our discussions with local residents during the Christmas Village Evening on 13 December 2013. For up to date information on these and other related matters, please look on the Henfield Hub, www.henfieldhub.com, by entering Hands off Henfield in the search box. Alternatively check the notice board in the bus shelter, or join Hands off Henfield’s mailing list to receive regular email updates by sending your contact details to info@handsoffhenfield.org.uk The Hands off Henfield Team

OPEN EVENTS Open events will be held in Henfield Hall on Saturday 8 February (9.30am-1pm) and on the following Friday, 14 February (6.30pm-9pm). These are to launch public involvement in the Neighbourhood Plan, thereby continuing the very important task of encouraging input from the local community. We need your participation to prepare a Plan that represents the community’s views, so please come along to one of these events. For more information about the plan, please visit the ‘Residents’ section of www.henfieldhub.com and click on ‘Neighbourhood Plan’.

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FEBRUARY 2014 | News ally the legion spent £84 million in 2012 on health and welfare for the Armed Forces community - that’s £1.6 million every week. If you are a serving or former member of HM Armed Forces, someone who has a friend or relative serving the in the armed forces or someone who has never served but who supports the armed forces and the work of the Poppy Appeal, then you can join the Royal British Legion and enjoy the friendship and comradeship of our branch. For under £20 per year you can do more than just commemorate, you can support those who need. Don’t wait. Do it now! Contact our branch secretary Mike Alderson at: sussexwealdrbl@hotmail.com and follow us on twitter: @SussexWeald_RBL

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TROPHY WINNER KATY IS TV WINE EXPERT’S CHOICE TV wine expert Charles Metcalfe handed the annual Henfield White Hart trophy for top sloe gin maker to landlord’s daughter Katy Culver on Sunday. Hers was one of nearly 22 entries from the village in the seventh year of the competition. “I’m over the moon to win,” said Katy, who helps run the pub with landlord father Gyles, mother Mo and brother Will. “I am really delighted to have been chosen over so many experienced sloe gin makers.” Runner-up was Emily Bowles of Henfield. The People’s Choice winner was Roy Veal of Shoreham - his second title. Trevor Simmons, who organises the competition with wife Jo, said: “We were surprised by the number of entries but there were plenty of sloes about this year.” Ashley and Libby Serpis helped in the marking and labelling of samples, spread out on tables in the White Hart’s new Courtyard Room. Judge Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge, said: “The standard of entries this year was terrific and lots of people had their own recipes, so the choosing of winners was more difficult than usual.” Results are based on blind tastings by guests, their marks and the judge’s marks. Mike Beardall

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: SUSSEX WEALD BRANCH This year will see the attention of the country start to turn to the events commemorating the First World War and the terrible losses felt by all communities. Yet, whilst pausing to reflect and commemorate those past sacrifices, we must not lose sight of the losses and sacrifices that are still being made in conflicts today. In difficult times, the Royal British Legion plays a key role in helping serving members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, ex-Service men and women of all ages, their carers and dependants. Although often thought of as an organisation that meets the needs of an older generation, the reality is very different. Veterans are often much younger than people realise and nearly a quarter of those helped by the Legion are below the age of 44. Half the people helped are below retirement age. It’s a staggering fact that over 9 million people are eligible to call on the Royal British Legion for help. Legion activity focuses on four key areas: welfare, support, remembrance and comradeship. Nation-

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HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB We look forward to yet another busy and interesting year of talks, outings and events. We start our winter talks with Neil Miller who will give us an entertaining and informative talk entitled ‘The Secrets of Hever Castle’. This will take place on Tuesday 4 February in the Henfield Hall at 7.30pm. Neil is their head gardener responsible for 65 acres of formal Edwardian gardens and has appeared on both BBC television and radio. Coffee and tea will be available beforehand. Admission for non-members is £3. For more details for joining our club please contact our Membership Secretary Linda Beresford on 01273 492497 or e-mail linda@slugbandit.co.uk Jacqui Simmons.

WINTER-RELATED CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE Each year a number of cars are stolen from driveways in the mornings when they are left unattended and running in order to defrost while the owner continues to get ready indoors. Doing this increases the risk of your car being stolen and you may find that your insurance company refuses to pay out due to your actions. Think of the value of your car - would you leave thousands of pounds in cash sitting on your driveway unattended? Take a few minutes extra to scrape and de-ice. The darker evenings have been upon us for some time now and this is always a popular time for burglars to go to work. I would urge people not to leave their house in darkness when they are not home. If you know you won’t be home before dark, leave a couple of lamps on a timer switch. If you go out after dark leave a light or two on and draw the curtains to give the appearance that you are home. Most burglaries occur at the rear of the property. Take a moment to look at your property and think how easy is it for someone to get into your back garden? There are often simple and inexpensive improvements you can make to prevent this. There has been an increase in thefts from vehicles where property is left in the vehicle and on show. Always remove all valuables such as laptops and sat-navs. Even if the bag on your back seat doesn’t contain anything valuable, remember... a thief doesn’t know that until they look inside the bag. By which time they have already broken into and damaged your vehicle. We usually see an increase in shed breaks as Spring approaches. Items usually stolen include strimmers and chainsaws. Take time now to ensure your shed

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News | FEBRUARY 2014 and outbuildings are properly secure, and keep an eye on them over the winter. If you would like to discuss any of the above in more detail or feel you could benefit from a visit and crime prevention advice around your property, please contact me. PC Martin Harris, Tel: 101 ext 16939, Email: martin. harris@sussex.pnn.police.uk

THE 75TH+1 PIONEER RUN The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club was founded in 1924, and promoted the first Pioneer Run to Brighton in 1930. In 2014 the Pioneer Run will be held on Sunday 13 April and will be the 75th event. The event was cancelled during WW2 due to fuel shortages and again in 2001 (due to the outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease) and 2013 (due to adverse weather conditions). This historic event, promoted by the Sunbeam MCC Ltd, is a milestone in the veteran motor cycle movement. It attracts the largest gathering of pre-1915 solo’s sidecars, tricycles and quadri-cycles in the world and represents a unique opportunity to see so many historic machines in action. It is anticipated that 370 or more entries will be received this year and all machines will be 100 years old or more. The 2014 Pioneer Run will start at 8am from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, and from there the 47 mile route follows the A217 through Reigate, to join the A23 at Gatwick, then diverting to Handcross, Cowfold and Henfield, to re-join the A23 after Pyecombe Hill. The route continues through Brighton to Madeira Drive where the first arrivals are expected from 10am. Awards will be presented by the Mayor of the City of Brighton and Hove, together with the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell in the Sunbeam MCC marquee at 2pm. The 2014 event is sponsored by: Bonhams Auctioneers, The National Motorcycle Museum, The Classic Motor Cycle magazine and Carole Nash Insurance. Riders are being sponsored to raise money for the charity Help for Hero’s. Regulations, Entry Forms and further information are available from telephone 01293-771446, or via the Sunbeam MCC website: www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk/pioneer

HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB Henfield Computer Club, which was set up to help older people get on-line and become confident using computers, is looking for more volunteer instructors. Though the club has not been running long, it is proving to be a great success. The club aims to attract older people who want help and advice to get started, or if they already have a computer, with any problems they encounter. However, when learning new skills people need focused help, so in order to expand the membership it is important to have enough volunteers to ensure that everyone gets the help they need particularly in the early stages. The club is based at the Leisure Centre and runs weekly on Wednesday’s from 12.45pm to 2.45pm. If you are competent using a PC, laptop or tablet, either Microsoft or Apple, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Alison Vine on 01273 492620.

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MP’S CHRISTMAS CARD Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert chose a painting by a Henfield School pupil to feature on his Christmas card this year. Pupils at St Peter’s C of E Primary School in Henfield were invited to paint a picture of a scene within the South Downs constituency for the MP’s Christmas card competition. Austin Elliott, in Year 5 at the school, painted the winning picture. His design depicted a snowy scene of St Peter’s church and was personally chosen by Mr Herbert. Mr Herbert and his constituency assistant, Henfield resident Michelle Taylor, visited the school to congratulate Austin and to meet the teacher and pupils in his class. The children also had the opportunity to ask their MP questions about his work and learn more about life at the House of Commons. Nick Herbert said: “I was very impressed by the pictures that the children had taken the time to create, and am very grateful to St Peter’s school for helping me with my Christmas card this year. “It is always hard to choose just one design from the many pictures, but I liked Austin’s detailed and bold artwork of the church in Henfield.”

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN HENFIELD CAR PARKS SURVEY In September 2013 the Community Partnership and Henfield Parish Council carried out a week-long survey of the use of the car parks at the Library and Henfield Hall. As in previous years both car parks were very highly occupied, particularly during the 10am to 1pm weekday period when they are regularly full. The Library car park is more highly utilised than the Henfield Hall car park (95.2% and 87.2% average utilisation rates respectively) and to try and alleviate this a little a further 6 spaces have been created since this survey in the Library car park. Research by the Community Partnership suggests the target for peak utilisation of town centre car parks should be 85% and that rates of 90% and above create stress and congestion. Clearly the utilisation rates measured in Henfield are in excess of acceptable target rates. Currently there are no time restrictions or charges imposed on residents or visitors for parking. However, pressure on car parking spaces can only be expected to increase with additional new homes being built in Henfield. Clearly the status quo is not sustainable and

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FEBRUARY 2014 | News further work needs to be done: • Short term parking in the High Street and near capacity utilisation of the car parks leads to congestion of circulating traffic in the High Street. We may be able to improve utilisation and reduce congestion by segregating All Day parking from Short Term parking as they have different churn (turnover) rates. • We need to take an integrated approach to transport, looking at bus, cycle, foot and car access. Car parking requirements should be an important input to our Neighbourhood Plan. We appeal to car park users to be aware of the pressure on parking, the review work in hand and importantly to consider their options when coming to park, for example: Try to avoid the peak times of 10am to 1pm, particularly on weekdays; Walk to the shops and/or use home delivery services offered by retailers in our village; Lift share, especially when parking long term e.g. for a coach trip; and Exercise some patience and courtesy to others if waiting to park. Thank you. Henfield Community Partnership and Henfield Parish Council

HENFIELD FLOORING We are Paul and Samantha Thomas, and have taken over the Clock House on the High Street to bring to you our new carpet and flooring shop, selling all types of carpets, vinyls, laminate, wood, Karndean and similar luxury vinyl tiles, with lots of accessories, rugs, rug/mat whipping/binding service. We will also be supplying a large selection of wooden doors, both interior and exterior (brochure based). Paul has been in the flooring trade for 28 years, starting in 1986 as a new school leaver apprentice, carpet fitting, in the Horsham area in the early years, then mainly in the Reigate, Surrey area and surrounding towns and villages. In 2007, when he decided to leave working for shops he started The Mobile Carpet Shop, which will still be operating alongside Henfield Flooring. We visited Henfield early last year and fell in love with the strong community feel the place had, something we strongly believe in, and we knew this is where we wanted to open our new shop. With Paul fitting and Sam running the new shop, we hope to make the business a family affair, and hope that our children will join us when leaving school. We have a strong passion for everything we sell and install, and will always be glad to offer advice on the perfect floor for your requirements, so pop in and have a browse at your lesiure, or use our Mobile Carpet Shop - the store to your door! Paul and Samantha Thomas

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BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS AT WOODS MILL Sussex Wildlife Trust is running monthly beginner birdwatching sessions from January to June on Tuesday evenings at Woods Mill Nature Reserve near Henfield. Mike Russell, Head of Adult Learning, will give presentations on identification techniques, habitats, bird conservation, spring migration and birdsong. Also on one Saturday morning each month the group will meet for an outdoor field trip at a top bird site in Sussex with the chance to see the iridescent blue flash of the kingfisher, hear a nightingale sing, or watch a majestic buzzard hovering overhead. The course is suitable for beginners and those with a little knowledge, and takes place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm, and on Saturday mornings. Cost for the six-month course is £120 for Sussex Wildlife Trust members and £140 for non-members. Booking is essential, for further information and online booking please visit: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/courses or call 01273 497561.

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HENFIELD PARISH TREE FALLS AND RIVER FLOOD FORCES MOTORISTS TO TURN BACK A falling tree smashed a lampost and blocked London Road in Henfield on Christmas Eve while the overflowing banks of the River Adur closed the A281 at Mock Bridge, Shermanbury, next to the Bull Inn. Motorists heading for Horsham were turned back by police and diverted, but nobody was hurt. A police spokesman said it was lucky that the giant tree came down in the early hours when there was nobody on the footpath next to the Wantley Estate and no traffic on the road.

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BN5 BIRDS With winter now upon us my husband and I have started to feed the birds. 2013 has been what is termed a ‘Mast’ year which means that the hedgerows and fields are full of berries, fruit and food which our birds can enjoy. Because of this we haven’t noticed as many birds in our garden as usual. However, with winter progressing, the birds are now coming to our garden. Please remember to keep your feeding stations swept and cleared of wet or mouldy food to keep the birds healthy. The birds will also need water. To stop the water in birdbaths from freezing when it is really cold you will need to empty the birdbath before it gets dark and replenish it the next morning – don’t put anything in the water to stop it freezing. We were delighted to see a Firecrest in our bay tree during Christmas week. This bird vies with the Goldcrest as the smallest UK bird at about 9cm from tip of beak to end of tail. It has a green back, white belly, a ‘bronze’ collar and a black and white eye stripe. They have a yellow and black stripe on their heads which has a bright orange centre in the males. They live in woodland and flit through the trees and bushes looking for tiny morsels such as spiders, moth eggs and other small insect food. Whilst watching our garden birds we’ve noticed that some birds, such as robins and sparrows, that are known as ground feeders are now feeding from our hanging feeders as well. It seems that, over the years, they have adapted to the feeders that we use thus enabling them to find more food. Want to know more about birds? Visit www.henfieldbirdwatch.co.uk for details of our club or ring Debbie and Nigel on 01273 493037.

CHRISTMAS STARTS HERE On Thursday 5 December 2013 The Henfield Friends of St Barnabas staged ‘Christmas Starts Here’ to a packed audience at the Henfield Hall. This concert, arranged by Nigel and Sidonie Stevens, raised over £1,600 for St Barnabas Hospice, a very worthy cause. Top of the bill, Sidonie Winter thrilled us with Handel’s

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FEBRUARY 2014 | News ‘O Thou that Tellest’ accompanied by Martin Buss on cornet; Margaret Tompsett enchanted us with ‘Mary’s Child’; and Caity Scott-Brown’s sweet voice suited the traditional ‘Infant Holy, Infant Lowly’. A choir from St Peter’s School sang a medley of well prepared seasonal songs; St Peter’s Handbells entertained us with their silvery sound; and Henfield Consort, under the baton of Lesley Barnes demonstrated a wide range of styles. There were seasonal contributions from Henfield’s clergy, with a particularly amusing updated Koko’s list song from Deacon Seamus Mahon and Liam Mcilvenny – ‘The Fracking Geologist, I’m sure he’ll not be missed!’. The solo items were interspersed with Community Carols, ably accompanied by members of Brass Fusion, who also played ‘Midwinter’. During the interval, mulled wine and mince pies were served by the Friends of St Barnabas; and Guy Clinch, Chair of Trustees, informed the audience of the work of St Barnabas Hospice, and how urgent was the need for funds. Thanks to all contributors and to Derek Barnes who accompanied on the piano. A really enjoyable evening was had by all.

STARRY, STARRY NIGHT IN HENFIELD Sussex Wildlife Trust has launched a brand new course for 2014 – ‘An introduction to the night skies of Sussex’. Mike Russell of Sussex Wildlife Trust says: “In harmony with the land and the ocean, the night sky is our third landscape. It is important we understand how the moon and stars are used by nocturnal birds, bats and other animals for navigation. Light pollution is an increasingly serious wildlife issue which Photograph courtesy of Gemma can disrupt biological Harding, Sussex WIldlife Trust rhythms and interfere with flight paths.” The course will start with an indoor presentation ‘A Tour of the Universe’ followed by a stargazing walk outside to have the constellations explained in all their glory. An expert from Astronomia (part of Viewpoint Optics), will help unravel the wonders of the night skies above Sussex using their astronomical telescopes. Suitable for ages 10 and over, everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge of astronomy is necessary. There will be a short walk on rough ground. The evening starts at 6pm and finishes around 9pm on Thursday 20 February at Woods Mill Nature Reserve. The cost for Sussex Wildlife Trust members is £12 and non-members £16. Booking is essential - please book online at www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/courses or call 01273 497561.

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BP GUILD SHUFFLEBOARD NEWS The Henfield BP Guild is holding their annual Shuffleboard evening on Saturday 8 March in the Henfield Hall. The evening starts at 7pm so come and get in a bit of practise before the competition starts at 7.30pm. A very enjoyable family evening (kids welcome) with three people to a team. Tickets are £8 each (includes nibbles) and are available from Jasmines Florist, Colin Sansom on 01273 495120 or any Guild member you know. The Henfield BP Guild is pleased to announce the Annual Jumble Sale which will take place on 29 of March at 2pm in the Henfield Hall. As always we try to ensure there will be lots of high quality jumble at bargain prices, there will also be an auction and a raffle with all proceeds going to the BP Guild, so that we can help local causes. You can, as always deliver your jumble to the Henfield Hall between 9.30am and 12pm on Saturday 29 of March. Alternatively, after 14 March you can deliver your jumble to Eddy Sayers, but please give him a call first on 493227 to make sure he will be there. If you can’t deliver your jumble and would like your jumble collected please call Tony Westwood on 492172 and he will arrange to collect your jumble. We look forward to seeing all you bargain hunters at the BP Jumble Sale.

BOOK YOUR SEAT! The first London Coach Trip of 2014 will be Wednesday 2 April. The coach trips run as a nonprofit making service for village residents three to four times a year providing easy access to London for a day’s shopping, sightseeing or a Theatre Matinee. The coach leaves from the Henfield Post Office Bus Stop at 8.45am prompt and drops off at the Aldwych on the Strand. The Coach departs from the same point at 6.15pm. The return fare is modestly priced at £15 per person and every endeavour is made to keep the price as low as possible. Our thanks to Gill Feltham who gives her time so generously to run these trip for us with such efficiency and who can be contacted on 07713161343 if you would like tickets to join us on Wednesday 2 April. Chris Harris

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News | FEBRUARY 2014 CONSULTATION REVEALS THE AMBITIONS OF SHERMANBURY AND WINEHAM RESIDENTS

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HENFIELD PREPARED FOR SNOW AND STORMS Henfield Parish Council has invested in new equipment to deal with snow clearance and fallen trees. Council works officer Dick Nye has been equipped with a new emergency van, a two-wheeled tractor snow sweeper, a gritter and a chainsaw. Digby Stephenson, chairman of Henfield Open Spaces Committee, said: “Reductions in local services forced on West Sussex County and Horsham District Council by reduced budgets meant we had to take action ourselves to be ready for emergency conditions. With this new equipment we are able to provide a very cost effective and speedy solution to local problems caused by the weather.” Henfield Parish Council, 01273 492507

THANK YOU! Emily Berrett would like to thank everyone who took part in her recent ‘Treasure Chest’ competition. The winner drawn from the chest on 21 December 2013 in Hyatts Hair was won by Gerald Cranford who lives in Henfield. Gerald kindly donated his winnings of £75 back into the fund raising pot. Emily is hoping to hold more events over the coming months to reach her target of £3,000, so please look out for them.

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At the beginning of December the first programme of consultation for the Wineham and Shermanbury Plan (WASP) was completed by 35% of the residents with a total of 449 comments. These comments revealed those aspects of life in the Parish which residents enjoy, those that are missing and others that need to be changed. Within the Neighbourhood Planning process we need to incorporate the key policies of the Horsham District Plan (HDP), which is currently in consultation, and it is interesting that broadly the issues raised during our consultation broadly reflect those policies that relate to rural communities, in the HDP. There is emphasis in the HDP on maintaining the character of rural communities and the natural environment. Residents strongly endorse this policy in particular the open countryside and footpaths, the peace and quiet of the rural environment, the wild life and woodlands. Litter and overgrown pathways and poorly maintained property frontages are seen as something to be improved to enhance the community. Rural business is important within the HDP and residents are looking to faster broadband coverage to aid business development. The HDP includes the building of 11,500 homes by 2031, across the whole of the Horsham district from Steyning in the south to Rusper in the north. The consultation programme reveals strong opposition to large scale development in the Parish as proposed by Mayfield Market Towns but the survey also records a need for some housing development, in particular affordable homes for local people. Infrastructure improvements are revealed to cover a number of differing issues. There are road safety issues raised by many, a need for a better public transport service, improvements on footpaths and bridle ways and in particular a call for community facilities which would create a centre and a heart for the parish. This programme of consultation was only the first step in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan, in April we will form Focus Groups with residents from across the parish to discuss these findings, enlarge on them, clarify them and start to look for solutions. If you live in Wineham or Shermanbury and want to be part of this process e-mail us on wasp.np@live.co.uk

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FEBRUARY 2014 | News STEYNING DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society is your local branch of NADFAS and meet on the second Monday of each month at The Steyning Centre by Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning. Our February meeting will be on Monday 10 February when Bertie Pearce, lecturer in drama and a magician, will give an illustrated lecture on ‘The Punch and Judy Show – a subversive symbol from comedia dell’arte to the present day’. Members and visitors (donation of £5) are warmly welcomed with coffee at 10am followed by our meeting 10.30-12pm. For further information please call 01903814390 or 01903 812232. Ann Blakelock

ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE The Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain. Volunteers are vital to Royal Voluntary Service. Without them we simply wouldn’t exist. Currently, more than 40,000 dedicated community volunteers deliver services that help older people live the life they want to. Whether it’s taking an older person to the shops, delivering a meal to them or even walking their dog – our volunteers make a big difference that is appreciated and valued. Through them, we want to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. We believe old age should be celebrated,

and so we should: we’re 75 years old and still going strong. We are always looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers who can help us to make sure older people get the support they need and we’d really appreciate your help. Anyone over the age of 14 can join and the great thing about volunteering is that it’s so flexible. You can fit it around all of the other things that you have to do. Whether you can spare a few hours once a week or fortnight or can give a couple of days each month we will have an opportunity for you. We all know that the number of older people in our communities is set to grow in the future and we have to be ready. So over the next few years we will be expanding our services and developing new ones so our need for community volunteers will be even greater. If you, or someone you know, think you can help then please contact our volunteering department on 0845 601 4670, email volunteer@royalvoluntaryservice.org. uk or search for opportunities online at www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk. Jen Williams, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Royal Voluntary Service

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NATURE TOTS AT WOODS MILL - A PRE-SCHOOL EXPERIENCE WITH A DIFFERENCE! Spring is stirring in the woods; the days are getting longer, buds are unfurling and green shoots are pushing through. So it’s time for Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Tots to come out again. Get your little ones out of doors and into the woods to join in our fun weekly sessions at Woods Mill Nature Reserve. There will be lots of exploring, loads of woodland activities, a myriad of stories, singing and plenty of games and of course a fire circle and hot chocolate. Suitable for ages three to five years, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather as we will go outside rain or shine. We provide the fire, a warm drink and lots of fun. The next course of five weekly sessions begins Wednesday 5 March – 2 April, 2014. Cost per child for Sussex Wildlife Trust family members is £37.50, non-members £42.50. Accompanying siblings under two years of age are free of charge. On-line booking is essential, please visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/naturetots

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News | FEBRUARY 2014 HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL The annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 4 March 2014 at 7.30pm in The Henfield Hall. This is your opportunity to raise any issue about Henfield – good or bad. Your elected representatives on West Sussex County, Horsham District and Henfield Parish Councils will be present, as will representatives from Sussex Police. Every four years a ‘Henfield Village Evening’ is held for all the 90+ local clubs and organisations to showcase their activities and provide Henfield residents, new and old the opportunity to investigate the many social and leisure activities taking place in Henfield. The Village Evening will be held on Friday 9 May 2014 from 7.30pm in the Henfield Hall. The 2013 Henfield Parish Council Annual Report will be available at the Parish Meeting. It will also be available on line (www.henfield.gov.uk) and at the Council Office in The Henfield Hall from 25 February. Council has now approved its budget for next financial year commencing 1 April 2014. The Parish Precept will be £152,395 which equates to £66.29 per Band D equivalent property. This compares with £64.13 this year. There is extra pressure on Parish Councils finances following Governments decision last year that Council Tax Benefits are funded locally, partly aided by a Government grant. The grant Council will receive has now been cut by 22% with no guarantee it will continue in 2015. It was with sadness that Henfield Parish Council learnt of the death of Mark Hayes. Mark lived in Staples Barn and was a Parish Councillor during the 1990’s. Henfield Parish Council

WOODMANCOTE & BLACKSTONE PLAYING FIELD ASSOCIATION A Committee meeting held at Blackstone on 6 January 2014 drew together the various strands who have a commitment to the playing fields at Blackstone: Henfield FC; Blackstone Stoolball Club; the Parish Council; the charity Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust (SCCT); and the County Cricket Club Academy. It has always been considered of utmost importance that the unique facility in national terms remains strongly under the care of local members of the community. It was reported that progress had been made creating a new cricket net area but plans for a new drainage system for the north ground were put back to September 2014.

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Henfield FC continue to enjoy the excellent playing surface provided for the teams playing at the ground. The Stoolball Club, being out of season, is gently ticking over ensuring that fixtures are in place for the summer. SCCT, the Charity which raises funds for the two grounds, reported an income of approximately £55,000 from the 2013 fund raising events. Finally, the AGM date was set as Monday 24 March at 6.30pm. Derek Linford, Member of the WBPFA Committee

OLIVIA FROM PINKS QUALIFIES Pinks are pleased to announce that Olivia Greenfield has completed her NVQ level 2 in hairdressing and is now a qualified hair stylist. Appointments are available, please ring 01273 494948. Congratulations and well done Olivia from us all at Pinks.

24TH SUSSEX BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL – 6-8 MARCH 2014 There really has never been a better time to discover real ale with over 1,200 breweries in the country brewing over 5,000 different ales. But there will be over 230 specially selected beers available at the 24th Sussex Beer and Cider Festival which will be open from 6 to 8 March at Hove Town Hall. An excellent selection of ciders, perries and bottled beers from Britain and abroad will be available. The downstairs LocAle bar will only be selling beers from the 40 Sussex breweries. Tickets will be on sale until the 28 February (see website for where to buy tickets) and they always sell very quickly, so to avoid disappointment on the day it is advisable to buy tickets for all the sessions. The ticket price includes a festival programme and for CAMRA members £2 worth of beer tokens on production of their membership card. On Saturday night half price admission will be available to students buying tickets on the door on production of a Students Union card. If you look under 25 please bring ID. The entertainment on Saturday night will be provided by the Wessex. This year the festival charities are St. Peter & St. James Hospice, Chailey and the Rosemary Mount Care Home, Worthing. The Hove Centre has full disabled facilities and is well served by public transport. For further information go to www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk or call 07450 656148.

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he anticipation, excitement and sense of shared involvement fostered by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London came as a surprise to many of us. By the time Coldplay had performed at the Paralympic closing ceremony, Team GB Olympians had won 65 medals and Paralympians 120 medals. The whole country was gripped with excitement; we all have our favourite moments and memories, maybe it was Mo Farrah winning the 5,000m or was it Jonnie Peacock winning Gold in the 100m sprint? We had witnessed incredible sporting achievements and feats of personal courage.

In the face of these challenges Adam has always remained very positive. In a slightly obtuse way perhaps it’s given him the courage to face his sporting challenges – the ‘I can achieve anything’ attitude which makes him an inspiring character. He faces the same hurdles as able bodied athletes – hauling himself out of bed, in all weathers, to train six days a week. Sticking to a fairly stringent diet, watching his weight, working with a sports psychologist to make sure his mindset is completely right. He trains at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham, this high perforSo, heading to Rio 2014 - we all want a local hero. mance centre is where all our Olympian and ParalymHenfield has its own in the making, 22 year old Adam pian canoeing athletes train, so the camaraderie and Simmons from Small Dole. It was with great excite- sense of team spirit is fostered from the start. ment that we heard in September that Adam had been selected, against very talented competition, to be a development athlete for paralympic sport in the 200 metre sprint kayak section. Adam has OI - Osteogenesis Imperfecta- more commonly known as Brittle Bones. He’s had over 70 ma- Adam has always been a keen sportsman, enjoying jor fractures to date, the minor ones he doesn’t keep tennis, swimming and basketball at school. He is a account of. It’s meant he’s familiar with the inside of county standard wheelchair basketball player and he a hospital, mainly in Sheffield which is the centre for coaches the Sussex side (SWBC Tigers), alongside specialist bone surgery, having spent several months his dad Steve. This fast and furious sport would be of his life having some fairly painful operations to no place for someone with brittle bones, or so you’d mend his bones, fuse his spine from shoulders to think. Steve also has OI – perhaps that’s where some waist, insert metal poles through his legs and even of Adam’s determination comes from. lengthen the bones in his legs. The most recent ma- “I love basketball, it’s always been my sport,” said jor surgery resulted in his recovery involving several Adam. “But, to be brutally honest, I am really enjoymonths in a metal cage. Due to his disability, Adam ing competing as an individual now. With team sports does face some mobility challenges that result in him you’re so dependent, especially in training, on the health and attitude of your teammates. Not saying I’m needing to use a wheelchair and crutches.

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competitive, but when I mess up I’m the only one to blame!” Adam went to Downlands School then to BHASVIC to gain A Levels in the sciences. He went on to gain a place at Sussex University for Business Studies. Adam has deferred this place while he sees where his sporting opportunities lead him. He was very involved in the Scouting organisation, dad Steve is a Cub leader and mum Dinah is the group treasurer at Henfield. He began scouting at Beavers and continued through to Explorers, going on trips to Holland and Texas with the Scouts. “The Scouting motto ‘do your best’ is one that will always stick with me,” said Adam. Henfield groups have already been very supportive of Adam and his sporting ambitions. Both the Henfield Lions and the BP Guild have raised money towards Adam’s specialist wheelchair for basketball. He’s hugely grateful for this support and knows that without this, he wouldn’t have been in a position to be spotted by the Paralympic scouts. Adam now eats, sleeps and breathes his sport. Kyaking has become his obsession – from trimming a few seconds off his personal best to the shape of his new state of the art boat. His eyes light up with excitement when he talks about the forthcoming World Championships in Russia – he has to show consistently good times and beat the current UK champion to get the chance to represent Team GB at the Worlds. It looks as if he’s getting dangerously close to doing just that. When I asked Adam what it was like growing up as the kid in the wheelchair, he shrugs his shoulders – for

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his ‘disability’ is just life and not really worth dwelling on. He mentions that it can occasionally be irritating when well meaning people try to help him too much – but he follows that quickly with a comment that he appreciates their concern. He says that because he’s grown up with OI it’s easier for him to deal with than for people who are more recent amputees, as many of his ex-Army teammates are. He is such a sunny and positive character, just like his mum and dad are, you can see that there are no boundaries for Adam and no limits to what he can achieve.

“Not saying I’m competitive, but when I mess up I’m the only one to blame!”

Adam is now aiming for the World Championships in Russia, working hard and training hard. He has a new sponsor - EOS Communications, to whom he’s really grateful. He still continues to work, finding time around his training schedule, because he still has bills to pay and expenses for his trips. It’ll get easier if he is successful in Russia, because funding increases with success.

We will follow Adam on his journey and keep you updated on his successes and challenges. Good luck Adam, we look forward to seeing you on that podium in Rio. You can follow Adam on twitter: @AdamSimmonsGB Emma Osman

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mall acts of kindness can have significant positive effects on other peoples’ lives. Think about the tens of millions of pounds that were raised nationally at the end of last year to bring food, shelter and clean water for those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. But carrying out simple good deeds locally can also help improve your own happiness and wellbeing too.

It’s something that the members of the Henfield and District Lions Club (part of Lions International) are well aware of as Lion Stephanie Weeden explains: “We were talking as a Club about the reasons why each of us joined Henfield Lions. Some of our members go way back to the start of the Club, 25 years ago and others joined more recently. All of us, though, have something in common and that is that we like the feeling of being able to help others.” So if your New Year’s resolution is to do more for good causes this year, why not do more with like-minded people? “I joined when I was new to the Village, and didn’t know a lot of people. I was very glad I did – the Lions were so friendly, and the activities and fundraising gave me some purpose, and helped me to keep busy while helping other people”. The Henfield and District Lions are an extremely friendly group of people who raise money to improve the lives of others locally. And in doing so, they have a great deal of fun along the way! Lion David explained more about their fundraising meetings: “On the first Wednesday of the month we meet at 8pm upstairs in The George pub to talk about lots of things: how much money we have managed to fundraise, and how

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we are going to distribute this to help others who are less fortunate than us; what ideas we might have for future fundraising - will we stick with a Race Night, or try a Quiz Night, for example; shall we organise another Jumble sale and a coffee morning, or should we try a cream tea, or something completely different?” The club sometimes joins up with other local Lions groups to fundraise and they also ‘tin rattle’ on behalf of other charities as well. “I joined when my children went off to Uni and I had more time on my hands. I wasn’t sure about joining an established group but needn’t have worried - everyone was very friendly, welcoming, and very pleased to see me…” The number of local groups and individuals that the Henfield and District Lions have helped over the years is too numerous to list but includes: the Henfield Youth Club, Henfield U14’s Football Team, HART, St Peter’s Primary School (Henfield), Partridge Green Playgroup, Henfield Guides, Sight First, Worthing and Shoreham Hospitals, Cowfold Scouts, Henfield Young Cricketers and Henfield Leisure Centre. As well as fundraising for local groups and charities, they also donate their own time to help individuals, for example, taking some elderly people from the village to see a Christmas show in Worthing. Lion Anne said: “It was lovely to hear the comments from one lady – she told me ‘that’s the first time I have been out of the house in over nine weeks and the first time I have sung along to Christmas songs for years - I’ll be singing and smiling for weeks’”. “…I went and had a drink with the Lions members

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FEBRUARY 2014 | Charity at The George for before their meeting started. I then had the option of staying on for the meeting, which I did. They welcomed my ideas from that first meeting and encouraged me to join in the discussions. I went along to several more meetings - planning and social meetings - and joined a couple of months after that. I really enjoy it”. On the third Wednesday of the month the Henfield and District Lions meet up for a social event. This can be something as simple as a games night where members bring quizzes or other activities and a plate of food for the table, or they might have a Sunday lunch at a local pub. They organise picnics or river boat trips in the summer and a Christmas or New Year meal. They help with the running of the dog show at the Henfield Summer Fayre and they have an annual skittles competition with Horsham Lions at The Bull Inn in Henfield. “I don’t have a huge amount of time to spare but do what I can, and the Lions are happy with that. I found myself serving

(and eating!) hot bacon sandwiches at one of the Lions coffee mornings, and things just went from there. I like the range of activities as well as the fundraising, and like the friendly atmosphere”. The Henfield and District Lions are genuinely a very happy and friendly bunch of people and they enjoy themselves whether they are fundraising or socialising. To find out more, why not go and enjoy a drink with them in The George pub on Wednesday 12 February from 7-8pm? You will be given a very warm welcome!

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The Henfield and District Lions Club have just launched their new website -

www.henfieldlionsclub.org.uk - where you can find details of their social and fundraising activities for 2014. The website also gives contact details to let them know that you are coming along to The George on Wednesday 12 February. Or if you prefer to speak to someone, ring Lion Paul on 01903 814178 or 07871 572818.

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24- HOUR AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE FOR SUSSEX

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ife-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance yesterday are the first air ambulance in the country to launch a 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medway Service (HEMS) following three years of research and preparatory work. Up until recently, and unlike the rest of Europe, the service could only fly by daylight and so traditionally operated between 7am – 7pm with two specialised medical teams deploying in two helicopters from the Marden base in Kent and Redhill in Surrey, and in emergency response cars after dark. The teams attended about 1,500 missions and treated about 1,000 patients each year. There has, however, long been a clear indication of patient need by night. The charity undertook its own prospective and retrospective audit of patient cases which identified that there were between 400 and 500 patients per year in the 3,500 square miles that is Kent, Surrey & Sussex who would benefit from night HEMS and also, most significantly, that about half of these cases were between the hours of 11pm and 5am. It is not possible to attend so many patients dispersed across such a large area by car and so a centrally-located helicopter and medical team was clearly needed. Following a change in Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations in 2012, the charity replaced one of its older MD902 helicopters with a night-capable MD902 which now operates from Redhill Aerodrome throughout the night. Because of the region’s size, complexities, and the presence of two major and many other minor airports, the decision was made to fly with two pilots rather than a traditional single pilot operation, to ensure the safest and most reliable service for patients and crew alike. Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust Chairman Anthony Monteuuis said: “This is a hugely expensive step and we have taken the greatest care to devise a service that is as robust and as safe as possible for everyone flying in the helicopter whether it’s the patients or crew. “The people of Kent, Surrey and Sussex are better

served from this moment forward than they have in the past.” Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Chief Executive Adrian Bell said: “Our focus is on getting our highlyskilled teams with their time-critical interventions, to the patient as quickly and safely as possible not only to save life but also to improve the quality of survival.

“None of what we do would be possible without the support of the public. There are many patients alive and well today, living with their families and amongst their friends who would not be there without the public’s generous support and I would like to thank them on behalf of the charity, and all the patients we attend and treat, for their kindness and thoughtfulness.”

The Air Ambulance service in Kent, Surrey and Sussex costs around £5 million annually to stay airborne. Receiving no funding from the National Lottery the charity relies almost entirely upon the generosity of the public to support the two helicopters based at Marden in Kent and Redhill in Surrey. If you would like to make a donation to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk or call 01622 833833. 3 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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dentist tries the restoration in your mouth to ensure a proper fit and ‘bite’ and then it is polished and bonded to the prepared tooth using a chemical bonding process.

Then, instead of preparing a tray of impression ‘gloop’ which the patient has to bite into and hold until it hardens, the dentist will coat the affected tooth with a non-toxic and tasteless powder. A special 3D imaging camera is then used to take an ‘optical impression’ of the tooth cavity – the whole process only takes a couple of minutes.

For the patient CEREC has multiple benefits including: fewer injections, less drilling, no messy impressions, no temporary restorations and crucially, less time spent in the dentist’s chair. Now that’s something to smile about!

Next the dentist uploads the 3D image to the CEREC computer and, using CEREC software together with their own expertise, they design a restoration which will return the tooth to its natural strength, form and function. Within minutes the restoration design is sent electronically to a separate milling machine which will create the restoration out of a ceramic block (chosen to match your tooth colour). The milling process takes about 10 to 20 minutes, after which the all-ceramic, tooth-coloured restoration is finished and ready to be bonded in place. Finally, the

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est Grinstead old railway station used to be a working railway station on the old Steyning line which ran from Horsham to Shorehamby-Sea via Christ’s Hospital, Southwater, West Grinstead, Partridge Green, Steyning and Bramber. These days the old railway line is used as a long distance path called the Downs Link. The Downs Link is a 59km (37 mile) waymarked level route open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It links the North Downs Way at St Martha’s Hill in Surrey with the South Downs Way near Steyning and ends at Shoreham.

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West Grinstead Old Railway Station was a victim of The Beeching Axe – a huge restructuring of Britain’s railways in the 1960’s instigated by the chairman of British Rail, Dr Richard Beeching. The last train to use the line was the 9.28pm train from Brighton to Horsham on Sunday 6 March 1966. West Grinstead was a busy rural station. It had a goods yard with a cattle loading bay and facilities for handling horse boxes. Hunt kennels and the National stud were nearby so the station saw substantial horse traffic. A lot of the old infrastructure of the railway station is still visible today and due to its aged appearance the site has a nostalgic feel. The platforms and sidings have survived and still in place is the old crane. A working signal is hand operated and is very popular with children and adults for playing with. With the help of a map you can still see the footprints of the old buildings such as the goods shed, old waiting shelter and signal box. West Grinstead Old Station is owned and managed by West Sussex County Council Countryside Rangers and is supported by an enthusiastic team of train carriage and conservation volunteers. During 2013 and early 2014 the site underwent some refurbishment. The site has always been a hub of activity, having a good car park, picnic benches and an information board, as well as having an old Mark 2 carriage parked in one of the old bays. At the beginning of 2013 the floors and windows of the carriage were replaced and new interpretation made and installed. The carriage contains historical information and artefacts, environmental information and a kids table with activities. A major attraction for children and adults alike is the scale working replica of the old railway station. This has been carefully created and maintained by the railway carriage volunteers. While the sign on the platform may seem authentic, it is in fact a to-scale recreation of the original. Technically platform signs are called ‘running in board’. The one in place today was made in 2013 by one of the talented volunteers and installed with the help of the Countryside Rangers and conservation volunteers. As well as having historical interest the site is also plays host to a variety of interesting wildlife and other features. A stag beetle loggery, bug barn and compost heap at the top end of the site are great for showing and educating people about things they can set up in their own gardens to encourage and help wildlife. Recently a new chestnut post and rail fence was installed around the pond and visitors can now watch the amazing array of wild flowers and dragon-

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flies. Other interesting animals and plants present at the site include Great Crested Newts, which are a protected species; Brown Hairstreak Butterflies, which breed in the blackthorn on site; and Bee Orchids that grow in the summer in the wild flower areas. The recent installation of an easy access path means the site is easily accessible to wheelchair users and makes a nice dry path for people to walk around in the winter and get access to the train carriage and across the site to join the Downs Link. Dotted around the site are several picnic table and benches making this a really lovely site to stop for a picnic. Alternatively you can walk through the site to the Orchard Restaurant that is just next door and is perfect for a quick sandwich and cup of tea, or something more substantial.

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ow, this pantomime was great entertainment, especially on a wild night after so many days of wet and windy weather! Parking the car was easy, collecting the tickets was simple and there we were in the busy foyer of Henfield Hall, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of an amateur dramatic production, on its third of five performances. Henfield Theatre Company are to be applauded for this very vibrant production of dance, music, storyline and humour, all set to an innovative adaptation (by John Morley), of a magical classic tale and now transcending both the Middle East and the Orient via a mid-Sussex village interpretation. The show has all the successful elements for the traditional New Year family ‘panto’, including exaggerated characters, live music, great songs, exciting choreography, a very large and young cast, some more mature and experienced actors, and the quintessentially English audience participation. The curtain rises with Martin Love as a very convincingly evil and creepy Great Abanazar, setting out to dominate the world. Martin’s portrayal of Abanazar is consistently sinister, sending shivers into the audience, though as befits all happy tales, Abanazar is finally converted to goodness via a sylph-like and diaphanous Mazda the Genie, played wispfully by Sylvie Ashthorpe. Almost immediately, the convivial village oaf and cheerleader Wishee Washee, played by Ian Henham, appears from the audience, soon joined by his mother Widow Twankey, well portrayed by the strapping and gross dame Graeme Muncer. Of course, as befits the traditional panto, the butch dame is complemented by two leggy ‘male’ lead characters, Aladdin, played by Nicola Ansell, and Prince Pekoe, alias Helen Schuler - the Ying and the Yang of any oriental story. Both did well in generating the required audience empathy and antipathy. Within minutes, the first song and dance is happening, the whole stage swinging with syncopation of movement and music from dancers, lead singers, chorus, ensemble and the Band. An original story develops soon with a cast of over 30 coming on stage, each acting their part confidently. All dialogue is clear and audible, as are the lyrics to all the songs, which is no mean achievement in amateur dramatics and village hall acoustics. The scenes are of the right length, and frequently complemented with song and choreography to show-style music.

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The mainly female solos are clearly delivered and engaging, particularly those of Princess Say Wen, played by Angela Philips, which is professional in standard. By the interval, Wishee Washee does well to successfully cajole the audience into shouting participation of “tell me when anybody tries to steal my magic plant”, but it’s not until the second half that Wishee Washee is pitting one half of the audience against the other in a song contest with conflicting boos and cheers. Should this classical element of panto entertainment have been introduced earlier to liven up the audience? The cast gelled well together, timing was good and all were on cue; the prompters must have had a very easy evening! The key characters quickly asserted their roles and idiosyncrasies so that the audience had no difficulties in understanding the plot. Delivering successful humour is challenging as it is a joint experience between the joker and his audience and it relies on critical timing. In this Aladdin production the best laughs came either from spontaneous wise cracks between dame Widow Twankey and the audience, or from unprompted outbursts in the stalls. The stand-up joke-cracking session brought titters rather than gut wrenching howls. The slapstick aspects were also probably too timid to be effective, but this and the tittering jokes were taken in good spirit by all, because of the impetus and success of all other aspects of the production. The sets and scenery are simple and effective, giving the appropriate atmosphere and backdrop.

This is a long but captivating pantomime with a very commendable production in all aspects. Full marks to the audience, the players, musicians and support team, in particular Jane Haines for her musical direction, Graham Muncer for production direction and ‘Daming’, and Victoria Barker for choreography. Jean-Pierre Pirault and Carson Albury

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Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl – LAMBS

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AMBS is an action group that has been formed from residents who live and work in the Wineham and Sayers Common area which is being pushed by Mayfield Market Towns Limited (Mayfield) as being suitable for a new town incorporating 10,000 new houses. We all strongly believe that the area is completely unsuitable for the proposed development, and are promoting this view to all local residents and the wider community.

Similar schemes, although not on this scale, have been looked at over a number of years in this part of West Sussex by various developers, and all of these have concluded that it is not viable to build in open countryside that has no infrastructure, no employment, no railway, is prone to flooding and is not favoured for development by either Horsham or MidSussex Councils under whose control the area falls. Mayfield Market Towns Limited seem to wish to ignore the existence of strong local communities in Hustpierpoint, Sayers Common, Henfield, Albourne, Twineham, Wineham, Blackstone and Shermanbury, all of which would all either have the life blood sucked out them or be swallowed up all together. We have all lived and worked in this part of West Sussex for many years, and some of us were born in the area. As Mayfield point out, we are not in the National Park, but that does not mean that it is not a beautiful area, with abundant wildlife, ancient churches and buildings; and a thriving equestrian tradition, all of which would be destroyed by any of Mayfield’s proposals. We feel our cause is a just one, and probably unique, in that it seems to be unanimously accepted that this proposal is simply wrong. District Councils, Parish Councils, MP’s, The Campaign to Protect Rural England and all local people we have spoken to are

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against it. This has been made clear to Mayfield but they simply ignore this. We do not oppose development, we are in favour of sustainable development that encourages growth and prosperity in towns and villages. As everyone locally knows, the High Streets in Henfield and Hurstpierpoint are struggling to survive; what does Mayfield feel their new ‘High Street’, which will be within a couple of miles of both of these villages, will do to those communities? Burgess Hill Town Centre needs tens of millions of pounds of investment, as does Haywards Heath: why should development money go to concreting over beautiful countryside, rather than improving and expanding our present towns, which already have the rail and road links needed for the modern environment, turning them into genuinely sustainable communities? Bolnore Village has been built and is continuing to be built on the outskirts of Haywards Heath, a far, far smaller project than Mayfield but created with grand designs of a self-contained village. The shops there have nearly all closed, and all that is left are houses and a school; everyone else leaves the place to work elsewhere, the roads are jammed in the mornings and evenings with people trying to leave and get home. Mayfield, if built, will be the doomsday version of Bolnore Village, without Bolnore Village’s proximity to Haywards Heath and its railway Station!

We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who has a view on the Mayfield project. All views are welcome and please do signup to the E-LAMB Newsletter to keep ahead of events. Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl - www.lambs.org.uk

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ome things get better with age – wine, cheese, Bruce Forsythe. However, where our pets are concerned, once they reach the ‘mature’ category, things can start to wear out and it is important to know what to look out for, as the quicker a problem is identified the better the chances of managing it successfully. Arthritis - Most dog walkers tend to be dragged around by their over-exuberant canine. If you’re getting to the stage where you are having to drag your dog on a walk then this could well be due to joint pain or stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. It can begin with a mild lameness (which is often worse when they have been lying down) and will become more noticeable as reluctance to exercise or climb stairs. In some cases dogs will lick at the affected joints causing sore patches on the skin. Arthritis in cats is much more difficult to spot. Cats aren’t ones for doing any exercise that isn’t strictly necessary, so an inactive moggy may not raise an eyebrow. Look for reluctance to groom those difficult to reach places, lack of stretching and an inability to jump up on the sofa or bed. There are a variety of treatments for arthritis ranging from joint supplements to anti-inflammatories depending on the severity of the problem. Senility - You may have joked about your older pet being senile, but it definitely is a problem for some geriatric dogs and cats! Dogs and cats can display a variety of signs associated with cognitive dysfunction: vacant episodes such as staring at a wall or item of furniture with no apparent purpose; asking to go outside and then seeming to forget why and asking to come back in again; excessive vocalization; separation anxiety; a change in temperament or demeanor; house soiling; and becoming less responsive to commands and external stimuli. It is important to rule out other disease processes before arriving at senility as a diagnosis, but there are several effective medications available. Heart disease - Heart disease is a problem where it really does make a big difference to the success of treatment if it is picked up early. The symptoms vary slightly depending on which part of the heart is affected and how far the disease process has progressed. The first sign of heart disease in any

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pet is normally an increase in the resting breathing rate which then progresses to a cough, reluctance to exercise, weight loss, lack of appetite and eventually severe breathing difficulties. Alternative signs of heart disease are fluid retention, especially in the abdomen giving a pot-bellied appearance. There is no way to turn the clock back but heart disease can be managed very successfully with the correct medications. Liver and kidney problems - Organ dysfunction is common in older pets. Kidney disease manifests with an increase in thirst, often accompanied by more frequent urination. This progresses to lack of appetite, weight loss, bad breath and sometimes vomiting. Liver disease causes similar signs initially and often progresses to jaundice and fluid retention in the abdomen. Blood and urine tests are required to diagnose these problems which are managed with a combination of medication and diet. Metabolic disease - The most common metabolic and hormonal problem in older pets is Diabetes Mellitus which occurs when the body is unable to produce any or enough insulin to maintain glucose levels in the blood stream. The signs of diabetes in pets are similar to those seen in humans: excessive thirst and hunger in the initial stages which eventually progress to weight loss and lack of appetite if the problem is left untreated. Dogs and cats often develop an unkempt, greasy hair coat as well. Diabetes is easy to diagnose with blood and urine tests and dogs and cats respond well to treatment and can live normal lives. However the condition represents a considerable commitment from owners as diabetic pets have to be carefully monitored and treated on a fairly strict regime.

If your pet is over eight years of age, we offer free health checks with our nurses. This is a great way for your pet to have a basic assessment and helps to pick up health problems in their early stages when they are more manageable. Feel free to give us a call if you would like to take advantage of this. Jonathan Underwood

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Charity | FEBRUARY 2014

Make time for tea I

n March 2014, to raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, The Eve Appeal is encouraging people to Make Time for Tea.

The Eve Appeal is the only national charity dedicated to raising funds for world-class research into, and awareness of, all five gynaecological cancers. In March, as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we are asking people to get together with friends, family and colleagues to hold a tea party for us to raise money and awareness of ovarian cancer for the benefit of all women. Ovarian cancer destroys families. It is the fifth most common cancer in women; each year in the UK almost 7,000 women are diagnosed, and 4,300 women die from the disease. People are often too embarrassed to discuss gynaecological cancers or the signs and symptoms. Awareness of gynaecological cancers is very low and many women do not even know there are five gynaecological cancers. In recent years there has been a rise in the number of younger women being diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. By holding a tea party for us you can help us to raise awareness and you could help save the lives of the women you love. So dust off the recipe books, bring out the tea set, hang the bunting and get ready to eat cake in the name of charity!

For your free fundraising pack visit www.eveappeal.org. uk/tea email tea@eveappeal.org.uk or call 020 7605 0100.

The Eve Appeal was launched in 2005 and is the UK’s only national gynaecological cancer research charity. Our mission is to raise funds for research and to save lives from these diseases. The Eve Appeal shares in a united vision with the Gynaecology Cancer Research Centre at University College London to significantly reduce the current 41% mortality rate of gynaecological cancers in the UK.

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FEBRUARY 2014 | Finance

Are you feeling unloved

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f you haven’t heard from your financial adviser for a while, it may not be because they don’t love you anymore, but because they are no longer trading! Last year saw a major shakeup of the financial advice market which has led to the majority of retail banks exiting the market of giving financial advice to ‘ordinary’ people, often making their entire adviser workforce redundant. On top of this many smaller sole trader financial advisers chose to retire at the end of 2012 rather than obtain the necessary qualifications to continue advising. In many cases institutions, small or large, have not even told their clients they are no longer offering advice. Just over a year later this has left thousands of people in the position where they believe they have a financial adviser looking after their interests but actually, they don’t. Its only when they try to make contact with their adviser that they find out they are no longer being looked after. This can mean investments have been left unmonitored, tax planning opportunities wasted and insurance savings missed. To add insult to injury in many cases the firm where your adviser used to work is still receiving a commission from the company your investment or insurance policy is with, despite the fact they are no looking after it for you – in the worst cases your former adviser may have sold this commission stream onto a third party you have never heard off! Many quality formerly-tied bank advisers have made the leap to the independent sector. For example Lorna Marrett joined us when Santander exited the advice market in March 2012. Many of her clients have sought her out after going into the bank to discover that neither she nor any other advisers work their anymore.

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If you haven’t heard from the person you believe to be your adviser for a while it’s probably worth picking up the phone and checking they’re still there to give you advice.

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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Business | FEBRUARY 2014

Capital Gains Tax C

apital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on capital ‘gains’. When you sell or give away an asset and it has increased in value, you may be taxable on the profit. This does not apply when you sell personal belongings worth £6,000 or less or, (in most cases), your main home. You may have to pay CGT if you sell, give away, exchange or otherwise dispose of an asset or part of an asset, or if you receive money from an asset - for example, compensation for a damaged asset. However, you do not have to pay CGT on selling your car, ISAs, UK government gilts (bonds), betting, lottery or pools winnings, or on any money which forms part of your income for Income Tax purposes. There are some points to bear in mind, as follows: • If you are married or in a civil partnership and living together, you can transfer assets to your spouse or civil partner without having to pay CGT; • You can’t give assets to your children or others, or sell assets cheaply without having to consider CGT; • If you make a loss you may be able to make a claim for that loss and deduct it from other gains, but only if the asset normally attracts CGT. For example, you cannot set a loss on selling your car against gains from disposing of other assets; • If an individual dies and leaves their belongings to their beneficiaries, there is no CGT to pay at that time. However, if an asset is later disposed of by a beneficiary, any CGT they may have to pay will be based on the difference between the market value at the time of death and that at the time of disposal. Capital Gains Tax is worked out for each Tax Year (which runs from 6 April one year to 5 April the following year). It is charged on the total of your taxable gains, after taking into account: certain costs and reliefs that can reduce or defer gains; allowable losses you have made on assets to which CGT normally applies; and the Annual Exempt (tax-free) Amount - this is £10,900 for every individual in 2013/14. The following CGT rates apply: 18% and 28% for individuals (the rate used will depend on the amount of their total taxable income and gains); 28% for Trustees or Personal Representatives; and 10% for gains qualifying for Entrepreneurs’ Relief. You need to work out your total taxable income before

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assessing which CGT rate to use. First, work out your taxable income by deducting any tax-free allowances and reliefs that you are entitled to. Next, see how much of your basic rate band is already being used against your taxable income. The basic rate band for 2013-14 is £32,010. Then allocate any remaining basic rate band against your other gains; these are charged at 18%. Any remaining gains above the basic rate band are charged at 28%. However, any gains that qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) are charged at 10%. ER is available on any business asset disposals, providing you have met the qualifying conditions throughout a one year qualifying period up to the date of disposal. CGT is payable on 31 January following the end of the Tax Year in which the disposal was made. So the CGT on disposals made in 2013/14 is due on 31 January 2015. As a planning point therefore, disposals made early in the Tax Year (rather than towards the end of the Tax Year) give you longer to pay the CGT. For example, a disposal on 1 April 2014 will result in the CGT falling due to be paid on 31 January 2015. But if the disposal was delayed by just one month to 1 May 2014 (i.e. early in the new Tax Year), the CGT payment date is pushed back to 31 January 2016. Always remember that the date of disposal is deemed to be the date when the sale becomes unconditional. So far as property disposals are concerned, this usually means that the effective date of disposal is the date of exchange of contracts, rather than the date of completion. Consideration should be given to using your CGT annual exemption, because if you do not use it in one year, you lose it; you cannot carry forward unused exemption amounts to later years. If you have not used your CGT annual exemption, you could decide to sell shares realising a gain up to the exempt amount and then repurchase them later at a similar price; this is known as ‘bed and breakfasting’. The effect is to raise the base cost of your shares, therefore saving CGT in the future, without paying any tax now. However, this is much more difficult these days, due to matching rules. If an asset is sold and then bought back within the following 30 days, the disposal is matched with the subsequent purchase for CGT purposes so the old gain may not be ‘washed out’. However, variations on this may still be possible. ‘Bed and spousing’ involves an individual selling their shares at a gain and their spouse/civil partner making an equivalent purchase. ‘Bed and ISAing’ can also be used – an individual sells shares to use their annual exemption and can they buy them back on the open market through an ISA.

Paul Samrah For further advice on this or other business issues, contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk See our new website! www.bn5magazine.co.uk


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Roger Minost Architect

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Number One The Laurels

49

ARCHITECT

BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION

BUILDERS & CARPENTRY

Adlam and Beadle Henfield Homes & Property Maintenance Nigel Parsons Optimal Property Maintenance Willow Construction

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Cherish Care Know Dementia Red Oaks Care Home Upper Mead

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B&I Carpets Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran Henfield Flooring Selectacarpet

66 60 21 48

Kaylee’s Cakery Rushfields Farm Shop taste...deli

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CARE

CARPET SUPPLY & CARE

CATERING & FARM SHOPS

CLEANING

Oven Heaven Sussex Oven Cleaning

COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT

08 50

Henfield Helpline PC Doctor

51 65

The Conservatory Co. The Countryman Home Improvements

48 42

Henfield Dental The Mallards

34 32

Amanda Wilde Canine Adventures

17 44

BHW Glass N. Constantine Repairs

58 58

Burt Electrical GMK Electrical Jeremy Crawley Electrician Paul Barnard Paul McDermott

57 49 58 58 55

Premier Fencing

59

CONSERVATORIES

DENTAL SERVICES

DOG WALKING & PET SITTING DOUBLE GLAZING

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

FENCING & GATES

FINANCIAL PLANNING / MORTGAGES Nsure Kingston Smith LLP

FIRE SAFETY & TRAINING

62 64

MK Fire Training

39

Braziers Autos Coles Automotive Mile Oak Servicing

66 68 57

GARAGES

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Beechcroft Landscapes Gardener Tom Hamfelds Heritage Logs Jack Dunckley’s Birchfield Nursery Martin Standing The Green Reaper Rooted Rushfields S. Goodridge Wilkinson Cox Garden Design

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Gareth’s Emporium Lorimer Photography Steyning Bookshop Stokes Newsagents

GROUNDWORKS

B Muzeen Groundworks

HAIR & BEAUTY

Hair and Co Hyatt’s Hair Louisa Jayne Partridge Green Mermaids in the Sun tanning Natasha Pinks Hairdressing

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GUTTER MAINTENANCE Just Gutters

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HANDYMAN SERVICES

OVEN CLEANING

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Ladies who Decorate Mark Atkinson Mick Patching Trim Decorating

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ACT Pest Control Mr Mole (Gogga Pest Control)

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Samphire Photography

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A. Stenning Aspect Plumbing & Heating Aquatec CJ Plumbing Colin Sansom MC Services The Plumbing and Tiling Company PST Plumbing

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PAINTING & DECORATING

PEST CONTROL PHOTOGRAPHY PLASTERER PLUMBER

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

The Bull Inn The Orchards Restaurant The Plough The Shepherd and Dog The White Hart

03 35 36 06 06

GRP Flat Roofing

54

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

49 49 41 28

Optimal Property Services Henfield Homes and Property Maintenance

59 57

Hamfelds

53

DB Foot Clinics Emotional Freedom Techniques Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Podiatry Clinic Nia Sussex Osteopath & CHC Tai Chi & Qui Gong

42 41 40 40 41 50 08

SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, ACTIVITIES

Contain Yourself Storage

HARDWARE & DIY

HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL Swanage Holiday Lets

21

Nsure

62

INSURANCE

INTERIORS, FURNITURE & CURTAINS Barbara Ritchie Gareth’s Emporium

56 20

Adlam and Beadle

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The Community Church Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre St Barnabas House

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Henfield Eye Care

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Henfield Village Cars Personal Car Service

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Aerials and More Bowers and Wilkins

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The Green Reaper Jonathan Carter Trees Southern Beeches The Tree Works

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Henfield’s Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) Diary DEMENTIA IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS - When you are out and about in your village why not ask your local bank, pub, service or shop what they are doing to support people with a dementia. We have been asking local organisations what they could do to support their customers and members to stay part of our community. Want to know more? - Drop in to the Medical Centres to chat with us - dates and times below. CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE - Held on 1st December in The Henfield Hall with over 80 people attending. Our thanks to Sidonie Winter and Jazzled choir for their superb performances on the day. Also many thanks to local companies Swains, Pinks, Jeremys, Jasmines, Stokes, Truffles, Cherish Care and all the volunteers who helped make the day so successful. A grand total of £1,300 was raised for the charity.

FRIENDLY FACES SUSSEX - Our first volunteers are starting their induction and police checks so they can offer support to local families. Please contact us if you would be interested in finding out more. DEMENTIA FRIENDS - Well done to the admin and reception staff of Henfield Medical Centre and Woodlawn Surgery for attending the Dementia Friends National session and receiving their badges. Know Dementia’s Champion, Alex, delivered a session in the Medical Centre to a very enthusiastic group.

JAZZLED - our jazz, swing and blues choir, made up of members of the community who may have a medical condition or not (it doesn’t really matter), meets every other Thursday in Henfield - contact us for further details.

For further information please use Know Dementia’s website or contact the team on:

01273 494300 or email info@knowdementia.co.uk. 01273 494002

DROP-IN FOR A CHAT: Henfield Medical Centre Thursday 6 February from 13-15.30am

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