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JANUARY 2012 | Contents

07 What’s on listings


14 News

from the BN5 area

29 Books

Steyning Book Shop

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30 Charity

777 fundraising

33 Health & Fitness Matt’s running tips

38 Kid’s stuff Nativity plays


47 Health

running feet

51 Health & Fitness Nordic Pole Walking


60 Finance

with Nsure Direct

64 Business

with Paul Samrah


66 Index

Editor’s LETTER

Happy New Year!

Our front cover this month shows Sam Bremner, Malcolm Lane and Matt Chard, part of the team behind the biggest fundraising and fitness challenge in Henfield this year, in aid of CLIC Sargent and Henfield Leisure Centre. Their plans are ambitious; to run 7 marathons back-toback over 7 days, using 7 treadmills at Henfield Leisure Centre. Sam and Malcolm will run all seven days and they are inviting people to book treadmills to run alongside them for part of their journey. Find out more about the reasons behind their marathon fundraiser on page 30. Along the theme of a healthy start to the New Year, we have some fitness articles to get you started in 2012. For those looking for a more gentle and very enjoyable way to get fit you could try Nordic Pole Walking, take a look on page 51. Or perhaps you need some marathon running tips from Matt Chard, personal trainer at Henfield Leisure Centre on page 33. All of us at BN5 (Zoe, Juthy, Arlette and myself) would like to congratulate our lovely designer Helen Boosey and her husband Ken on the safe arrival of little Isobel Ann on 29 November. Helen designs our fantastic covers and layouts. I am sure both her and Ken will agree that Isobel is Helen’s most beautiful creation to date. Well done Helen, love and happiness to all three Booseys, we do hope you manage to get some sleep soon! Best wishes for a peaceful and healthy 2012.

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Rachel Richardson, Patricia Daniels, Mike Beardall, Paul Samrah, Sara Bowers, Matt Chard and Richard Cohen. Cover photograph of the 777 fundraising runners at Henfield Leisure Centre by Emma Osman. 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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Monday 2

Coffee Stop

St. Peter’s Church, 9am

HDC Health Walk

The White Horse, Maplehurst going towards Cowfold

Monday 9

HDC Health Walk

Partridge Green going West

Meet in pub car park, 10am. 5 Fancy a cup of coffee (or tea) on mile circular Wealden walk through Meet village hall car park, 10am your way to do the shopping? Or fields and woodland. No Dogs. 2½ 6½ mile circular walk past the Norafter dropping the children at play- hrs. Leader Bill 01403 256248. man church in West Grinstead. No group or school? Come and join dogs, 2¾ hrs. Leader Mike 01403 us; Mondays and Thursdays for Thursday Circle 242564. an hour or so. (Except 12 January, Free Church Hall, 2.30pm but do come to the monthly coffee Our first meeting of the New Year Cameo morning that day at 10.30am.) (please note 1st not 2nd Thurs- Corpus Christi Hall, 10.30-12 noon day). We start with some interest- At CAMEO retired people meet New Year’s Day Walk Meet Free Church, Henfield 9.30am ing DVDs and videos, with refresh- together in a friendly atmosphere ments to follow. All are welcome. with a cup of coffee or tea. Start the The Other Mile Walking Group inNew Year by joining us to hear an vite you to join them for a 4mile Indigo Spiritual Connection informal talk and meet new friends walk, returning by lunchtime. More Woodmancote Parish Hall, 7.30pm (speaker this month to be confirmed details from Ron & Shirley 01273 Mini workshops, £5. For all other at time of going to print). CAMEO 493979. events and development groups is sponsored by the Community go to www.indigospiritualconnec- Church Henfield . Call church office 07548850828 for more info or help Chatterbox with transport.

Tuesday 3

Evangelical Church Hall, 9.3011.30am (and all Tuesdays)

£1.50 per family inc refreshments.

Hearing Aid Clinic

Henfield Parish Council (outer office), Henfield Hall 2-4pm

60+ Tai Chi for health

Maidment Court, Wantley Hill 2-3pm (and all Tuesdays)

Friday 6

Little Fishes

St. Peter’s Church, Henfield 2-3pm (and all Fridays)

Badminton Open Evening Henfield Hall, Cooper’s Way, Henfield 7.30pm

Meet for singing, stories and lots of Open evening for potential new members. Further information conplay, including a drink & biscuit. tact Sally 01273 494231.

Henfield Camera Club Henfield Hall, 7.45pm

Club dinner www. Improve your balance, posture, co- ordination and strength. Students need to be able to stand unaided. The Poynings Panto £4. Carol 01403 226178.

Sangboc Folk club

The Royal Oak, Wineham, 8pm

A folk club meeting every 2nd Monday of the month performing English folk song music and sea shanties. Suggested donation £1 and includes prize draw. Contact Holy Trinity Church, Poynings 3pm & 8pm (and Sunday 8, 3pm) Ian Bush 07957 433894. Bingo The Poynings version of the clas- Women’s Discussion sic fairytale will be packed with the Group Sobell Court, 2.30pm (all Weds) usual pantomime ingredients, song Venue tbc, 8pm and dance and side-splitting com- An evening discussing newspaRhyme Time edy with plenty of audience par- per cuttings. For full details please Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am ticipation. £5 for Adults and £2 for contact please Hannah on 01273 (now all Thursdays) children, including refreshments. 492202. Fun with musical instruments for for tickets or from The Royal Oak, Poynings. pre-schoolers. Free of charge.

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Tuesday 10

Henfield Garden Club AGM Henfield Hall 7.30pm For members only.

life in the 50s from politics to sport. For details contact Maureen Lucas 01273 493966.

Knit and Natter

Sunday 15

Henfield Conservation Group

Meet Broadmere Common, 10am

(also Weds 18) Broadmare Common to thin the south side of the Black Pond and ensure good acFree Church Hall, 8pm All welcome. Jean Whiting 01273 cess for riders up Barrow Hill. henWitches, Warlocks and Wellingtons: 493171. Ritual Protection of the Home, presented by Janet Pennington. ÂŁ2 HDC Health Walk non-members. HDC Health Walk

Henfield History Group

Rayner Court Lounge, Red Oaks 10.30-12.30pm

Friday 13

Thursday 12

Wednesday 18

Southwater, 11am (also Friday 27) Orchard Restaurant, West Meet in Country Park off Cripple- Grinstead, 10am

Coffee Morning

St. Peter’s Church, Henfield 10.30-11.30am

Join us in St. Peters Church for fresh coffee and homemade cakes.

HDC Health Walk

gate Lane. Leader Pat 01403 4½ mile 2hr circular walk. No dogs. 240654. Leader Michael 07719 467861.

Saturday 14

Fit and Healthy Day

Sussex Osteopath, Hurstpierpoint, 10am-4pm

Woodmancote & Henfield WI Borneo Travel Henfield Hall, 2.15pm

A talk by Ray Hale. 01273 494802. 4 mile circular walk. No dogs. 2 hrs. All treatments at ÂŁ25 for any therapy you haven’t tried before. PreLeader John 01403 263661. booking essential telephone 01273 Naomi’s Friends WEA Talk St. Peter’s Church, 3pm 835116. Henfield Hall Garden Room, Meeting again for tea, company Grand Jumble Sale 2.15pm and friendship. All who have lost “Britain and the World in the 50sâ€?. Henfield Hall, 2pm loved ones, however long ago, are The first week of a 10-week course In aid of Henfield Youth Club. very welcome to join us. If you with Paul Legg, ex-BBC journalist, For collection of jumble call would like to know more call Revd who will be covering all aspects of 492161(answerphone) or 494541. Christina Bennett; 01273 492222.

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Thursday 19


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Lloyd will guide us in making the All are welcome to attend. For de-

Mini workshops, £5. For all other events and development groups go to

held at in conjunction with The 01273 493700. Steyning Bookshop. Tickets cost £9.95 (to include a one course supper) available from The Steyning Come & Sing with John Rutter Bookshop 01903 812062. All Saints Church, Hove, BN3

Woodmancote Parish Hall, 7.30pm best possible marmalade. Event tails please contact Kathy Long

Friday 20

Cowfold History Society Cowfold Village Hall, 7.15pm

Saturday 11 February 3QE 10.30am-4.30pm

Saturday 28 WEA Talk

Henfield Hall Garden Room, 2.30pm

Illustrated talk from Robert Harris of Harris’s Fun Fair. Cost to non- “Greek Islands and their Mythology” with Patrick Coulcher. Contact members £3. All welcome. Maureen Lucas 01273 493966.

Henfield Camera Club Henfield Hall, 7.45pm

Sunday 29

“10 for 10”, Members participate in a Indigo Spiritual Connection 10 minute talk and showing images on Woodmancote Parish Hall, 6.55pm a photographic subject of their choice. Sunday meeting, speaker Amanda Elliot. For all other events and development groups go to

Saturday 21

My Week with Marilyn (15)

Henfield Hall, Coopers Way 7.30pm

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Cinemobile present this film starring Michelle Williams and Kenneth Brannagh. To book online go to Henfield Camera Club Henfield Hall, 7.45pm Our 3rd monthly competition. The set subject this month is “It’s a small world” and the judge is Ken Scott ARPS. www. HDC Health Walk WSCC car park, West Grinstead, 10am The Downs Link and beyond. 5½ mile circular, fairly flat, walk around fields and woods along the Downs Chanctonbury Chorus St Andrew’s and St Cuthman’s Link. 2½ hrs. 01403 783637.

Monday 23

Saturday 4 February

Tuesday 24

Henfield Art Club AGM Henfield Hall 7.15 pm

Thursday 26

Marmalade Evening

The Sussex produce Company, High Street, Steyning, 7pm

Church, Steyning, 7.30pm

A performance of Haydn’s Creation. Admission by programme, £12 from The Steyning Bookshop, Design, Copy, Print, Henfield or The Card Centre, Storrington or contact 01903 815467.

Tuesday 7 February

After a marmalade themed meal, Blackstone Playing Field AGM author and broadcaster Vivien Playing Field, Blackstone Lane 6.45pm

The Rotary Club of Brighton and Hove. You will sing a selection of sacred and secular, old and new works and some of John’s own recent work. Tickets £15 for the day. In aid of Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses. For tickets send cheques payable to RCBHB, enclosing a SAE with your daytime tel number to Carol Bishop, 213 Goldstone Crescent Hove BN3 6XB. 01273 262241 or email comeandsing@

Family Quiz Night

Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way 7-10.30pm

If you’re a budding pub quiz master, or simply a font of unusual knowledge, give yourself a thorough test and come to the inaugural Family Quiz Night in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and in association with BP Guild. Tickets £10 adult/£6 children to include supper. 1st prize £200. Tickets available from Jasmines Florist, Henfield or email

Sunday 12 February Chichester Cathedral Choir

St. Peter’s Church, Henfield, 4.30pm

Come and hear this internationally renowned Choir as it sings Evensong in the Parish Church. Everyone welcome. Benefice office 01273 495532.



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News | JANUARY 2012 St Peter’s School Henfield nearly new sale St Peter's school PTA are organising a Nearly new sale on Saturday 4 February 2012 at the Henfield Village Hall (behind Budgens) from 10.30am to 12.00pm. Anyone who attended other nearly new sales or an NCT sale will be familiar with the format. For those new to the joys of these sales we ask that sellers arrive between 08.30 and 10.00am to distribute their labelled goods to relevant areas within the hall. Buyers are welcome from 10.30am. After the sale, the labels are tallied, with the seller receiving 75 per cent and the PTA 25 per cent of the sale price. This is a fantastic way of recycling your pre-loved items as well as an opportunity to snap up a bargain! Sellers are invited to present for sale good quality unused or pre-owned items suitable for age range 6 to 16 years. We welcome clothes, shoes, muscial instruments, sports/hobby equipment, bicycles, games consoles, toys and unwanted gifts. Please clearly label each item with your name and telephone number, together with a description of the item and sale price.

Jubilee celebrations Henfield


The parish council is looking at ways to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. It has set up a sub-committee to organise functions in which all villagers can take part. The committee is still consider-

ing a detailed programme of events during the four day weekend of 2 to 5 June 2012. Ideas being considered are: to hold a village garden party; an evening concert in the style of the last night of the proms; and a permanent jubilee memorial in the High Street. We would welcome input from clubs and societies in the village - any help provided would be appreciated for this special occasion to make it a truly village event. If you are able to help, please drop a line to the Parish Council Office, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9DB or email

HART news Congratulations to Ken and Helen Boosey on the arrival of baby Isobel Ann on 29 November. Ken is HART’S Rota Co-ordinator and Helen its hard working Secretary. HART responder Trevor Simmons acted as chauffeur getting Helen to hospital once labour started - not one of our more usual roles! Trevor’s wife Jo-Anne has also been active on behalf of HART organising the Retro Active fundraising concert in the Henfield Hall. Swains and Budgens generously donated food which was excellently prepared by David and Linda Phillipson. The event was also supported by staff from GlaxoSmithKline who donated their time and £2,000 from their community fund. Wishing you all a healthy new year. Dick Nye, Chairman, HART




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JANUARY 2012 | News security marked. I am happy to come and give security advice to anybody concerned about their home security and I can advise on different ways of property marking. Please remember to note down the serial numbers of items so we can ensure its return if found. Police community support officer, Henfield and Woodmancote, Tel:101 Ext 25875

Sussex awash with owls Henfield Heat Henfield’s under 11 basketball team, Henfield Heat, celebrated their first win and it was an impressive score on the board. Playing at home against Lancing’s SRWA Storm they scored plenty of baskets resulting in a final score of 36-18. The team train at Henfield’s Leisure Centre and are coached by John and Charlotte Curran. They are a young team, having only formed a year ago, so it is wonderful that they have found their feet with a win that should spur them through this season’s matches. As well as welcoming new members, they are also desperately seeking funds for an electronic scoreboard to give them the professional edge. For more information on how you can help the team realise their wish in 2012, please find contact details on their website or call Michelle Taylor on 07928 529783

From PCSO James Josling Over the nights of 29 and 30 November three sheds and a van were broken in to in Henfield. Petrol garden equipment was taken from each shed, including hedge trimmers, strimmers and a cultivator. Most of the items stolen were the Stihl brand. If anybody has noticed a garage/outbuilding with a number of items like this please contact us. Please remember to check your sheds regularly and ensure that they are well padlocked and items are

Well short-eared owls actually! There has been an ‘invasion’ this autumn with many birds being seen across the county, and what a wonderful sight it is too! Short-eared owls fly in daylight, particularly from mid-afternoon onwards, and they could stay much of the winter, providing by Darin Smith we don’t get a long cold spell PhotographWild lie Trust ex where the ground is frozen for for Suss a significant period. Short-eared owls visit most winters but numbers varies considerably and sometimes they are very scarce. They breed in the northern uplands of Britain and tend to move south after breeding where it is easier to find their main food – voles. How many we get depends on how successful their breeding season has been and how much food is available. This year has been a bumper year for voles, so their predators such as short-eared owl, barn owl and kestrel have all done well. Birds from the continent also cross the channel to take advantage of the plentiful food source. Good places to see them at the moment are Rodmell on the Lewes Beeding Brooks near Steyning and Sussex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve at Waltham Brooks. At all these sites you can view the owls from public footpaths. Other places they have been reported from recently include Thorney Island, Barnham, Burpham, Weir Wood Reservoir and the Downs above Steyning. You can visit Sussex Ornithological Society website at and click on recent sightings to find out where they are being seen. Mike Russell, Sussex Wildlife Trust

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HART responders desperately seeking training Henfield’s volunteer First Responder unit HART (Henfield Area Response Team) are losing heart after an ongoing and worsening struggle with SECAMB (South East Coast Ambulance Service) to provide training and consumables for their responders. Since HART’s launch back in 2004 SECAMB have supported the group, as they do with other responder units in Sussex, with training and certification of volunteers and the supply of ‘consumables’ like oxygen cylinders, masks and gloves. When responders are first on the scene of a local emergency, oxygen is often administered until the ambulance arrives. That same cylinder then accompanies the casualty in the ambulance – leaving HART without. The supply of consumables by SECAMB has always been ad-hoc, so news earlier this year of a consumables ordering system was welcomed as a solution to the problem. Sadly, despite lengthy correspondence, the system has not materialized and the responders are left to continue beg for consumables from the ambulance crews or visit the ambulance stations to ask for replacements. HART has always been well supported in the village, both in terms of the generosity of local people in keeping the coffers filled for replacement defibrillators and also volunteers coming forward to train as lifesaving responders. Dick Nye, HART Chairman, commented; “We are always so incredibly touched by the support and generosity from Henfield people and would like to thank them for their help over the years.” Frustratingly for these keen volunteers, the waiting times for training and certification, which have never been quick, are becoming longer and longer. Trevor Simmons, local postman and HART responder, waited over a year for the weekend course to enable him to respond. Other responders have found their CRB forms (which are lengthy to fill in and contain personal information) have been lost – then replacements supplied to SECAMB have also been lost. This inconsistency has meant that potential responders are being lost and those who do persevere are left feeling frustrated and demoralized. Currently, HART have nine trained responders; ideally they need another five to take the strain away from some of the responders who are covering several shifts in a week. They would love to be able to offer 24/7 cover, at the moment this is not possible. The good news is that the group has five volunteers in training at the moment – the bad news is that SECAMB are not able to confirm when the training will happen. If it takes upwards of a year to arrive then the increased workload on the group is getting difficult to manage. An email circulated in mid-December from SECAMB to all Sussex responder units said that there were a high level of calls on that particular day but only three (yes, three) responders on call throughout the whole of Sussex. This could be indicative of the problems

faced by all responder units who have their hands tied with lack of training. I asked Dick how the rota system worked. “Once trained, our responders go into the rota system. Some volunteers have limited time available because of work and family commitments and others can take more shifts. Our shifts are from 7am-1pm, 1pm-7pm and the night shift of 7pm-7am. We are still actively recruiting to strive for 24/7 cover, so if anyone is interested in joining us it will go a long way to achieving this aim. The HART responders cannot stress enough how supportive the ambulance crews on the ground are to the responders, but we wish the same could be said for the management of SECAMB.” With the best ambulance response time of 15 minutes from Shoreham, our nearest ambulance station, HART offer a vital chance to get patients resuscitated within the crucial early minutes after cardiac arrest. National targets are for 75% of ambulances to arrive within 8 minutes of a category A (life-threatening) emergency call. SECAMB met these targets last year, and 97% of patients were attended within 19 minutes. It would be interesting to know what the statistics are for ambulance response times to rural areas – one can imagine they are nearer the 19 minute time. Although responder attendance does not count towards these targets, they do offer patients a much more realistic chance of survival after a cardiac arrest, helping SECAMB to achieve better outcomes, although the statistics for this are not available. BN5 gave SECAMB a copy of this article before going to print and received this statement from their media relations officer, Martin Sawden. “South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is keen to listen to the concerns or issues raised by our volunteers and we are currently working hard to resolve some issues. A new management structure for the community first responders was recently introduced and the team is currently putting in place measures that ensure the work of the volunteers not only meets the needs of the Trust, but the local communities the volunteers serve.” Since writing this article there has been an unconfirmed report that SECAMB intend to provide training for the five HART responders by the end of January, along with providing three responder kits, including defibrillators. We will report on this in the next edition of BN5. First responders like HART are an important part of rural life and are relied on by local people for the great service they provide. It seems that SECAMB also rely on them – an email recently circulated to responder units from SECAMB asked them to get ‘as many responders as possible’ on duty during periods of snow or industrial action. If this is the case then SECAMB should be more efficient and consistent with their support of these unpaid volunteers. Emma Osman

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If you usually travel past the Wantley roundabout between 8 and 8.50 in the morning or 3.25 and 4 in the afternoon you have most likely seen Bernard Wiggins, Henfield’s School Crossing Patrol Warden (aka Lollypop Man). He’s well known to local school children and has safely seen hundreds of them across the road with a cheery smile and a joke or two. Bernard, who has been manning the crossing point come rain, shine or snow for five years now, is retiring but may be back for a short while in the New Year until his replacement is trained. Bernard’s fans will be pleased to know that he will be occasionally filling in as relief lollypop man. There is no doubt that a crossing patrol is essential at the Wantley roundabout - Bernard has experienced a few ‘hairy’ moments when cars are in too much of a hurry to want to slow or stop for him. His presence has given peace of mind to countless parents and made that stretch of road safe to cross. He has also encouraged many children and parents to take the healthy option of walking to school. Parent Sharon Ridgley said; “He’s our guardian angel of Wantley. The children adore him.” Claire Potter commented; “Bernard is always really friendly and remembers what the children’s hobbies are and has time for them.” Nick Philips, headteacher at St Peter’s Primary School said; “Bernard has been a familiar and friendly face to the many St Peter’s families who have crossed the road at Wantley. He has remained committed to his role and we are grateful to him for being so conscien-

tious and caring in ensuring that parents and children are able to safely cross a very busy road. “Bernard had the opportunity to meet all the children in school when he was invited to watch our nativity play. We were able to thank him personally for the commitment he has given to his role and we wish him in all the very best in his retirement.” Some of the 4 and 5 year old children were asked about Bernard and their responses were: ‘The Lollipop man is very good at stopping cars.’ ‘I like the Lollipop man because he is funny and likes to play games.’ ‘He helps people not to get squashed by cars.’ ‘He has a lollipop but it’s not to eat, though.’ ‘Thank you for keeping us safe.’ ‘He waves to everybody.’ ‘He helps you cross the road.’ ‘He’s a looking after person.’ ‘I remember when he always said “is your brother batman again” because he used to dress up as batman.’ ‘Dear Bernard. Thank you for helping me cross the road when it is snowy, I am the girl in the taxi the one who waves now and again, thank you for walking me across the road on Walk to School Week. We will miss you, good bye.’ – Tamzin Wood (Age 10) ‘Every day on my way to school, I drive past Bernard. He is our lollypop man. We can’t walk to school from our house, but this doesn’t stop Bernard’s friendly smile and wave. He’s always there in all weather. I will miss waving to him’. – Poppy Jo Jordan (Age 8) Thanks Bernard, you’re a superstar.

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News | JANUARY 2012 News from Woodmancote Parish Council Firstly we would like to thank Cllr Roger Millman for his unconditional commitment to local Council over the last 30 plus years, latterly with Woodmancote and wish him the very best in his retirement from the Council. In light of this retirement we now have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. Can you spare one evening a month? Are you passionate about the community you live in? Would you like to be involved in issues that matter in your area? Why not think about becoming a Parish Councillor? If this is for you, please send a short CV of what you feel you can bring to the Parish Council (including any areas of expertise, previous experience, interests and involvement in the community and how long you have been in the area), to the Parish clerk at the email address below. Many of you may be aware of the proposed reduction to the 100 bus service which runs from Burgess Hill to Horsham. West Sussex County Council has launched a survey to find out more about how people use certain bus services. If you use this service and have any concerns, you can help by completing the survey by January 17 at Anyone requiring help in completing the survey can call 01243 642105. In 2012 there will be an additional national bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The late May bank holiday will be moved to Monday 4


June and the extra bank holiday will be on Tuesday 5 June, giving us all a long weekend. Are you planning a celebration of your own? Would you like to see a street party organised? If so where would you like to see it take place? Would you be willing to get involved in the organisation of this event? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to hear from you with your ideas, whether for or against celebrating the Jubilee as a community. Lastly weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to welcome new member, Jen Allmond, to Woodmancote Parish Council. If you have any suggestions or problems regarding anything within the Woodmancote Parish, please get in touch, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here help.

The Towers public speakinG The Towers Public Speaking Team entered the Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club Competition â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youthspeaksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and were delighted with their result. It was a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;clean sweepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as they came first in all sections: Best chairperson (Georgia Fowler-Burtwell); Best speaker (Sophie Sparkes); Best vote of thanks (Daisy Parker); and of course, Best team! Their theme was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The importance of funding for the artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and they were prepared by Dr Martyn and Mrs Sparkes. The Rotary Club judges said that the girls had been inspirational had given an excellent presentation and that they should all look to politics as a career. The girls all worked very hard to prepare for this competition and deserved their triumph because, as Winston Churchill is reputed to have said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;if we are not fighting for the arts then what are we fighting for?â&#x20AC;? Carole Baker, Headmistress

Sangboc Folk Club success Sangboc Folk Club held their first folk music evening in November at The Royal Oak in Wineham. The evening was a great success with over 30 people turning up. We had some great songs and music during the evening and were made very welcome by Mike and Sharon, the proprietors of the Royal Oak. They kindly supplied some very tasty nibbles and a lovely warm room. There was raffle and great evening of entertainment. We will be meeting on the second Monday of each month starting Monday 9 January. Entry donation ÂŁ1. All welcome, contact Ian Bush 07957433894

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JANUARY 2012 | News Beekeeping Beginners Day The Wisborough Green Division of the West Sussex Beekeepers Association are holding a Beekeeping Beginners Day on Saturday February 18th at Pulborough Village Hall. This highly regarded course has been designed and will be presented by experienced beekeepers who teach at the large well equipped Wisborough Green teaching apiary. It will suit those who have no experience of beekeeping, but would like to investigate this absorbing hobby that is fast growing in popularity. Many people have always wanted to keep bees but need to know more. How much time will it take? How much will it cost? Is my garden suitable? How much do I need to know? All these usual questions will be answered without having to make any commitment. There will be follow up sessions at the teaching apiary in the active season. These will be under the supervision of experienced beekeepers with protective equipment provided. Amongst the subjects covered will be how to start, information sources, teaching facilities, siting beehives, equipment required, what bees collect and the bees’ life cycle. Contact Roger Patterson 01403 790637 or 07976 306492, for course details, or Gordon Allan 01798 343470, to book. The Wisborough Green Division is the largest in West Sussex BKA.

letter to the editor “Thank you Henfield” I have lived in Australia for over 22 years and this time last year I stayed in Henfield with the Aged Parents. I suffered some health problems a while ago and now get around in a wheelchair, so I came over to try and calm the AP’s shattered nerves and catch up with family and friends. At the time both my hands were recovering from being operated on for carpal tunnel, I had only just started pushing around again so my fitness was poor. I duly arrived in the middle of October and stayed until the end of January. My intention was to use some of the time to try and improve my total lack of fitness. Hence I was out and about the streets of Henfield, making much use of any available hills. The only weather that rendered me housebound was the snow – I did have a bit of a bash but the darn wheels just spin. As ever there is only poor behaviour and attitudes reported in the paper, so I wanted to mention my wonderful experience whilst ‘pushing’ around Henfield’s streets. I had so many offers of help for the hills, from people walking, cars pulling over and offering, bike riders too. I would always protest – not much fitness improvement happening just sitting idly in my chair – but despite my answer sometimes I was suddenly roaring up the hill. People would rush down their drives to move wheelie bins, cars stopping to let me along or across roads, many people stopping for a yarn, and if I couldn’t get in the shops, sale staff coming outside to serve me. Even the APs hairdresser came to the house because I couldn’t get out. When I’d return to the APs one or other would ask “how many today?” – my reply was generally three to five and it would be the number of offers of help I’d had that trip out. So I believe the ‘village spirit’ is alive and thriving in Henfield – thank you everyone for your kindnesses. On my return here I retrained and familiarised myself with the cursed computer – we seem to just about get along but will never be good friends. And I have a job, so all good news. I hope everyone had a happy Christmas and enjoys a fantastic 2012. Alison Balchin, Scone, NSW, Australia

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News | JANUARY 2012 ‘Gritter Twitter’ keeps Bistro babes motorists informed The Camelia Botnar BisMotorists can sign up to receive online updates about which roads have been gritted thanks to a new service launched by Balfour Beatty, which manages the highways maintenance contract for West Sussex County Council. The ‘Gritter Twitter’ feed will provide updates on the weather, road conditions and gritting activity across the county. People can sign up for the information on the social networking site Twitter by searching for @ WSCCGritting. Those who are not signed up to Twitter can view the information by going to www.twitter. com/wsccgritting Balfour Beatty have invested in a new fleet of gritters which can use up to 20 per cent less salt than the old ones.

Tottington shortlisted for Sussex Food & Drink Awards Tottington Manor has been selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious Sussex Best Eating Experience, part of the annual Sussex Food & Drink Awards. Announcements will be made at the Awards banquet on 26 January at the American Express Community Stadium. This is the first year Tottington Manor Hotel has entered and the team is delighted to have been shortlisted. Managing Director, Mr Bruce Stewart commented: “Our customers have really taken to the menus provided by Head Chef Alex Thorne. I am extremely proud of the Tottington team and thank all our customers who voted Tottington into the final three”. Tottington Manor dates back to 1604 and offers light and spacious dining and accommodation combined with the warmth and charm of inglenook fireplaces and oak beams. Tottington Manor Hotel has served the local community and has been a popular wedding venue for many years. The Hotel was bought by Skylane Hotel Ltd in 2009 and after refurbishment, opened in April 2010. Tottington Manor, Edburton Road Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LJ. 01903 815757 www.tottingtonmanor.

tro management were very surprised last spring to find out two of their best waitresses both announced within weeks of each other that they were having babies at the end of the year. Mel, 24, has been working for us for the last seven years and is due to have her baby at the end of January and Kirsty, 19, has been working for us for over four years and due at the end of December. We would like to thank our regular and most generous customers who have been knitting blankets, cardigans and have bought them presents. Both girls are planning to return to work, but in the meantime we will keep you posted on their deliveries with a sign on the door of the nursery. Meanwhile, it is business as usual at the Bistro with relief staff on board to continue to give you the attentive service that brings our customers back into our restaurant time and time again. Sue Parmenter, Camelia Botnar Foundation

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JANUARY 2012 | News Henfield Garden Club ....And so another year bites the dust! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas celebrations and a Happy New Year to you all. We are all looking forward to a new gardening year and have a full programme of lectures and outings by coach and car already booked for 2012. Not forgetting our plant sale/coffee morning in April and the plant swap during Henfield's Gardens and Arts weekend in June. You will find more details of our events each month in thirteen8, or look out for our bright yellow posters around the village. The first event in 2012 is our Club AGM (for members only), which takes place on Tuesday 10 January at 7.30pm in the Henfield Hall. For more information about joining our club please email or telephone 01273 493754. Margaret Hollingsworth

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West Sussex County Council currently invests ÂŁ4.7m into the bus network supporting bus routes that are not viable commercially. The Council needs save ÂŁ79m and part of this saving will come from reducing financial support for the non-commercial bus network. WSCC reconises that this decision will affect many people who rely on affected bus services. As a result, the reduction in financial support by ÂŁ2m will be phased over three years. This will allow WSCC to offer assistance and advice in the development of alternative ways of accessing services and making journeys. Phase one implementation started in October 2011 with further changes in January 2012. A decision on the routes in Phase two was due in December 2011. Further information on the routes affected by Phases one and two can be found at A decision on Phase three will be made in April 2012 and implementation will take place in 2012/2013. As part of this, we are conducting a Bus User Survey on several routes, including the number 106 from Henfield to Worthing. The survey can be accessed at and closes on 17 January 2012

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henfield hedge plantING for the future Henfield Parish Councillors and volunteers gathered in December at the village cemetery to plant more than 600 hedging plants round a planned extension. They created a natural double hedgerow of species including holly, hawthorn, maple, hornbeam and field maple. By the time they are matured the new cemetery area to the north of the existing site will be in use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cemetery is maintained to a very high standard and we are planning for the future,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew Brookbank, chairman of Henfield Cemetery Committee.




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News | JANUARY 2012 Buzz on the Common The Buzz team would like to wish all their supporters a happy new year and look forward to seeing familiar and new faces during 2012. Buzz is a not-for-profit group for families with children aged between 4 and 11. It meets on Henfield Common on the first Saturday of every month and is all about having fun in the great outdoors and meeting others. If there are any parents who are able to help out, then organizer Bob Burley would love to hear from you. 01273491256.

HAMFELDS HARDWARE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Henfield High Street’s traditional hardware store Hamfelds changed ownership at the end of November. Already changes are underway, with more stock on the shelves and a seasonal window display. New owner Olivia Pugh commented; “I’m really excited to be taking over Hamfelds and will work very hard to retain its reputation for being an integral part of the Henfield community. “I have ten years experience of running my own gardening business and hope to increase the range of garden sundries and tools available and also to offer a wide selection of plants throughout spring and summer. I am also keen to hear from customers about any home or garden products they would like to buy which they struggle to find locally, as I firmly believe that Hamfelds is not just a shop but also a service upon which local residents should be able rely.” Hamfelds offers a free local home delivery service. For details please call Hamfelds 01273 492388.


Our apologies to Elizabeth Kersey and members of the Sylvan Singers for the incorrect date listed in our What’s On December issue. The winter concert date was printed correctly in the November issue. Apologies for any inconvenience or confusion our error caused. Editor

New year, new you Sussex Osteopath have an open day to try out treatments on Saturday 14 January 10am to 4pm. All treatments are £25 for any therapy you haven’t tried before including 1:1 pilates, osteopathy, massage (sports and therapeutic) indian head massage, reflexology, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and foot health care. Therapists are available on the day for discussing the suitability of therapies. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Contact Sussex Osteopath 01273 835116 or visit

Henfield councillors visit landfill site Councillors from Henfield Parish Council visited the Horton landfill site in Small Dole on Wednesday to inspect the works and be brought up to date with short and long-term plans. dall Photograph by Mike Bear Tipping of waste at the site ceased earlier this year. The waste is currently being capped with a layer of clay and will then overlaid with soil before the site is landscaped. During this process a network of pipes will be laid to extract the methane which is produced as the waste degenerates. This methane will be collected and used to drive turbines which feed electricity into the national grid. The collection of methane is expected to last for at least 20 years. Mike Beardall

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JANUARY 2012 | News Angry meeting over homes Romance is alive & kicking in U3A near Manor Close Extra chairs were needed at a packed Henfield Parish meeting recently to look at plans to build 102 homes on land east of Manor Close. The special plans advisory committee was met by more than a hundred concerned residents who wanted their voices heard in relation to the proposal. Representatives from the developers Welbeck Land declined an invitation to attend. As the meeting progressed, concerns echoed around the hall relating to the potential development damaging the character of the village, increasing traffic congestion and having a serious impact on the High Street. Concerns were also expressed over how medical services such as the Medical Centre and HART would cope with the increased number of residents. West Sussex County Council has submitted a letter of objection (which can be viewed on Horsham District Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning website). The County Council owns land to the north of the development site and believes that access would be affected if the homes were built. The deadline for comments has now passed, but you can view the plans on Horsham District Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website: and enter the planning application number DC/11/1962. Mike Beardall

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News | JANUARY 2012 Henfield Parish Council

Nearly 200 people attended the public meeting organised by Henfield Parish Council to receive the views of residents to the proposed development of land east of Manor Close. There was unanimous opposition to the development from those attending and Council’s response to the planning application reflects this. A full copy of the response can be viewed on the Council website or obtained from the Council office in The Henfield Hall. The Council is concerned that a report of the meeting in the West Sussex County Times misquoted Council Chairman Ray Osgood regarding possible development of the Wantley Fields which are immediately north of the Manor Close site. Mr Osgood reported to the meeting the possibility of development of this area by West Sussex County Council who have commissioned a feasibility study for a housing development that may also incorporate both open space and allotments. This Council has been working closely with West Sussex County Council to overcome a hazard for wheelchair and pushchair users in Church Street. The roots of the prominent horse chestnut tree opposite the junction with Chestnut Way have been the cause of accidents to people using this stretch of pavement - a wheelchair user received serious injuries several weeks ago. The Council has had the tree inspected by arboriculturists who found it to have serious decay, to be in decline and reaching the end of its safe life. In view of the existing hazard caused by its roots and its close proximity to a busy highway, the Council has agreed with West Sussex County Council to remove the tree and make good the pavement surface. It is likely Church Street will be closed for two days to enable this work to take place. It is also proposed that a new tree be planted in the vicinity. A full copy of the arboriculturists report can be viewed at the Council office, or on the planning application section of Horsham District Council’s website (application ref no: DC/11/2363). The field between Henfield Cemetery and Deer Park is designated as an extension to the Cemetery. Last month a team of Council Members, Staff and Henfield Conservation Group Volunteers planted over 150 metres of new native hedgerow so that by the time the extension is required it will be surrounded by mature hedgerow. The cost of the hedgerow was part funded by a grant awarded to Council.

st peter’s Children send shoebox gifts Children from St Peter’s Primary School donated colourfully wrapped shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children for the Samaritan’s Purse – Operations Christmas Child project. They collected a total of 65 boxes to be sent overseas. The boxes contained small toys, toiletries and useful items.

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The RNLI Christmas quiz is still available from various outlets in the area, including Jasmines, the Post Office and Rushfields Plant Centre. There are some interesting local prizes to be won but it’s the fun of taking part that matters. It isn’t too late to enter as the closing date is not until 23 January. Please pick up a copy, support this worthy cause and give your brain a bit of a work out over the festive period.

RNLI Henfield Flag Day This year’s Flag Day took place on Saturday 24 September. The weather was very kind to us, we had an excellent bunch of volunteer helpers and the public gave generously. We raised a fantastic £915, which is a terrific result. On behalf of the volunteer lifeboat crews we would like to sincerely thank all those who helped and everyone who gave a donation.

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After the Charities Fair held in the Henfield Hall in November, members of the stall raising much needed funds for Ashwood House, a Leonard Cheshire Home based in Worthing continued to sell hand-made Christmas tree decorations. For every decoration sold, the name of the purchaser was put into a draw. The draw was made early on in December. We would like to announce the winner of the Fibre Optic Christmas Tree is Natalie, who is donating it to the Guide Hut for the enjoyment of the Henfield Guides and Brownie Units. We would like to thank all the folk who have so generously supported us this year.

12 – 14 January, The Shoreham Centre Don’t miss Adur Theatre Company's panto Treasure Island in January based on Robert Louis Stevenson's famous swashbuckling adventure of pirates and buried gold. All your favourite characters from the book will be there including the infamous Long John Silver played by Dan Vincent from Portslade, complete with wooden leg! There’s a haughty parrot, played by Gill Medway from Worthing and a larger than life Dame (Jim Hawkins mum). Best friends, Emily Carter and Caitlyn Roberts are relishing their roles as pirates and will be joined by over 20 adults and children playing pirates, villagers, desert island beauties and also featuring a fairy godmother and a larger than life James Bond style Robinson Crusoe. Treasure Island – the pantomime, will be performed at The Shoreham Centre from January 12-14th Tickets from The Shoreham Centre in Pond Road or via The Box Office 01273 591933

New henfield hairdresser There is a new hairdresser in Henfield - Jane BartramCollier from Jaynes Hair Designs is now located behind the Post Office in the salon previously occupied by Jessica’s beauticians. The salon has easy access from the main car park. Jane has over 20 years experience in the industry and is very excited about her new venture. She has been a mobile hairdresser for some time with a loyal customer base. Jane said, “Cutting is my passion and I take pleasure in looking after her clients from consultation to finish. It is very important to me my clients are happy with the end result.” Jayne’s Hair Designs, 01273 494896.

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News | JANUARY 2012 Christmas shoe boxes A big thank you to everyone who filled a shoebox for Link Romania. We were totally overwhelmed at your response and sent off 250 boxes to Eastern Europe. We especially want to thank those of you who filled one for the first time or encouraged a friend to fill one: just think how many we could send off this year if everyone passes the message on. If you want find out more about the appeal go to: Thank you.



Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has praised the work of local Royal Mail and post office staff as they meet the annual challenge of delivering Christmas letters and parcels. The MP met Henfield postman Trevor Simmons on 9 December and they spoke about the Royal Mail’s Christmas deliveries. Trevor is a long serving postman and one of Henfield’s ‘heroes’. He told Mr Herbert that even during last winter’s snow and freezing conditions the postmen and women delivered all the post they could, the only problem being that much of it was not getting through to the village from the main Gatwick delivery office. When there was no post to deliver, Trevor was out clearing the snow in the village high street. Trevor is well known to the residents of Henfield, not just because of his work as one of the village postmen, but because he is also a member of the Parish Council, an award-winning sloe gin maker, and a HART responder. Nick Herbert commented: “I was delighted to meet Trevor who is clearly one of our local heroes, and to be able to thank him and his fellow workers for all that they do in the run up to Christmas. “Our postmen and women deliver in snow and ice, rain and shine, and I know how hard they work at this time of the year. A big thank you to them all.”


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Senior girls at The Towers were coached by Miss O’Neill to victory in a County Gymnastics Competition held locally at Davison School in Worthing. For the first year in my time as Head of The Towers, the girls won both the paired floor and the group floor sections of the competition. The theme was interpretation of music and Zoe Morrice and Maddy Brooks, who are superb dancers, were able to transfer their naturally graceful movements to their gym routine. The group floor team consisted of Tayler Gilbert, Lizzie Parker, Chiara Powell, Nancy Holt, Ella Morrice and Katie Harris. Together they produced a dynamic, creative and highly synchronised routine which was performed almost perfectly at the competition. Congratulations to them all and special thanks to Miss O’Neill who gave up weekends and part of half-term to ensure that they were ready. Carole Baker, Headmistress


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JANUARY 2012 | News Knit and Knatter As a result of our two coffee and craft sales last year we were able to send off in excess of ÂŁ150 to St Barnabas House. Thank you to everyone who supported us. We continue to meet on the second Wednesday of each month in Rayner Court lounge between 10.30am and 12 midday. New members are always welcome. We knit for a variety of charities including Link Romania, St. Barnabas House and the special care baby unit. If you are unable to come to the meetings I have some simple patterns that you can knit at home. The most needed items are still hats, scarves and mittens (especially man sized ones), as well as blankets from squares. Our next meeting will be on 12 January at Rayner Court. Contact Jean on 01273 493171 for more details.

Gardens & Arts 2012 We invite all gardeners, artists, musicians and craftspeople to take part in the 'Open Weekend' on Sat.16th & Sun 17th June. This year the emphasis is on "gardens for their own sake" - any size or style and no pressure to add food, music, art or craft. Get in touch asap using these contact details:- Heather McFarlane-Cryer 492442 or; or Mary Wells marywells123@ for music.

CAT & CANARY FUNDRAISE FOR ST BARNABAS Congratulations to The Cat & Canary and all their customers who have raised an amazing ÂŁ2,007 for St Barnabas Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. The money was raised over one week of events including raffles, auctions and a charity night where the entertainer donated his time for free. Businesses, both local and from further afield, donated some amazing prizes. Landlady Jackie Humm said; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once again I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers, even in this economic climate they are prepared to dig deep for two great causes. I would especially like to thank all those who contributed to the week, too numerous to mention them all. Most especially the businesses and individuals who so generously donated the wonderful raffle and auction prizes.â&#x20AC;? Jackie is pictured, left, presenting a cheque for ÂŁ1,000 to Sloane Vaughan from St Barnabas Hospice.

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JANUARY 2012 | Books

New Year Books from Steyning Bookshop

Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson, published by Black Swan ÂŁ7.99

After surviving a car crash, Chrissie has developed a form of amnesia which has left her able to store memories for only 24 hours. Every morning when she wakes she has forgotten the circumstances of her life and must relearn them from scratch: who her husband Ben is, where they live, whether or not they have children. The novel takes the form of a journal she is encouraged to keep by a Dr Nash, who has taken an interest in her case. It becomes a lifeline to her past; though of course she has to be reminded every day that she is writing it, or she would never know it existed. Because the author has chosen a challenging plot device there is always the danger that one could encounter distracting flaws but the novel flows so well that such doubts can be dispelled. An excellent thriller.

If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley, published by Faber ÂŁ12.99

of a monarch about whom it might have been felt that nothing fresh could be said. Robert has managed with great skill to produce new insights and evidence that continue to throw light on this turbulent monarch and his world.

Superfrog by Michael Foreman, published by Andersen Press ÂŁ5.99

Under fives frequently have a fascination for water creatures and this delightful picture book with its gorgeous illustrations provides a sweet but exciting tale for pond life lovers. It is the story of Frank the frog who finds that at night his happy home among the lily pads becomes a scarier place when slimy bug-eyed monsters crawl from the depths of the pond. One night, they create just too much havoc, and little Frank decides to act.

Hit Squad by Sophie Mckenzie, published by Simon and Schuster ÂŁ6.99

The idea of superhuman skills being given to children is a popular one in fantasy and adventure fiction for youngsters and Sophie McKenzie has created a cracking series on this theme. This, her sixth book in the Medusa Project series, brings teenage crime-fighting team Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan together in what could be their final project as they face their most perilous mission yet. Sophie is a popular writer who kept local children captivated when she visited our Festival and her many fans should jump on this new book, suitable for 11 and above.

A few years ago, Steyning History Society members had their collective breath taken away when a young girl with a blonde bob rushed into the Steyning Centre and launched into a fascinating account of the intimacies and scandals of palace life in the eighteenth century. This was Dr Lucy Worsley, talking about her book Courtiers The Secret Life of Kensington Palace. Lucy, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, has With thanks to Sara Bowers from The Steyning Bookshop. now been introduced to a wider public with her BBC2 106 High Street, Steyning. 01903 812062. series If Walls Could Talk and this month the book to accompany the series is in paperback. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Almost every page contains [a] diverting nugget. Worsley is like a larky tour guide... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all terrific fun.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7KH6WH\QLQJ 7KH6WH\QLQJ - Sunday Times

Young Henry: The Rise of Henry Vlll by Robert Hutchinson, published by Phoenix ÂŁ9.99

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Charity | JANUARY 2012

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he New Year is upon us, bringing resolutions to change lifestyles and get fit. Now there’s a new Henfield challenge to motivate you to achieve your fitness goals - with 777 you can support your village and raise money for an important children’s cancer charity.

Sam Bremner (above left) and Malcolm Lane (above right) are up for the challenge and they are currently in training to run seven marathons each on seven consecutive days on treadmills at Henfield Leisure Centre in March this year. That’s a gruelling 182 miles each in a week! Along with the 777 committee they are looking to raise a minimum of £21,000 to be shared 70/30 with Clic Sargent and Henfield Leisure Centre respectively. CLIC Sargent, Henfield Leisure Centre and the 777 committee need as many participants as possible to complete this event. You and your friends can join either as a relay team or take part individually to complete the 26 miles alongside Sam and Malcolm. You can run, jog or walk, so long as the 26 miles are completed in the same day. We are looking for each treadmill to be sponsored a minimum of £12 per mile (£312 per treadmill per day) to allow us to raise the minimum £21,000 and hopefully much more! It’s easy to sign up - just download a sponsorship form from the website or you can collect one from Henfield Leisure Centre (you will also need to complete and submit an indemnity form). Sam came up with the 777 challenge to help a cause very close to her heart. In 2010, her nephew, Ashton, was diagnosed with Leukaemia aged just 4 years old. Eighteen months on and he is still battling leukaemia

and receiving treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. The CLIC Sargent charity is providing both Ashton and his family with care and support every step of the way. When any child develops a life threatening illness, the powerlessness we feel is overwhelming but Ashton’s parents, Martin and Michelle and their families are determined to do as much as they can to ensure he, and many other children like him, continue to receive the best possible care on their road to recovery. Every day 10 families are told the devastating news that their child has cancer. Training for a mere 26 miles is nothing in comparison to what these children and their families have to endure... in some cases long term. When Sam started talking about her idea, others wanted to get involved to help. The 777 fundraising team now consists of Sam’s sister Tracey Prescott along with Angelina Andrews, Paul Newbatt, Matt Chard, Martin Hayne (Ashton’s dad), Donna Stevenson and Malcolm. It was Donna’s idea to enter the event for the Guinness Book of Records so participants may well also be contributing to a recognised achievement! Donna is not only running one of the marathons herself for the event but is also entering the 2012 ‘Iron Man’ challenge. Manager of Henfield Leisure Centre Simon Thompson and his team have and will play an important part in this extraordinary event. Matthew Chard, Assistant Gym Manager, (above, centre) is currently training Sam for 777. He knows it is a daunting task but believes, with the right guidance, there is still time for anyone to get training in order to participate.

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“Seven marathons in seven days sounds like a crazy challenge. Training for this in itself is a hard task and as Sam’s trainer, I try to ensure everything is right so she can peak for her seven days of running. Sam is coping very well by keeping to a good nutritional diet and a structured five day training programme, consisting of runs, spinning classes, set intervals and weight training. Last month Sam ran 26 miles on the treadmill to see what it would feel like to complete a marathon in a day. She managed brilliantly and the next step will be to complete two marathons back-to-back over a weekend in January. “As the main trainer for this event, my skills have really been put to the test. Careful planning and support of Sam has to be spot on as recovery and stamina are crucial. If you are interested in taking part and need help or advice on how to train for a marathon or even

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just a few miles then please drop in to the Leisure Centre, call me on 07808 665853, or email’’ The week itself will be full of fun and there are many other ways you can get involved – making refreshments, hosting raffles or supporting the participants. We look forward to this being a very successful community event to raise funds for CLIC Sargent and Henfield Leisure Centre. The 777 committee and Ashton’s parents Martin and Michelle, thank you in advance for your support.

For more information on how to get involved or to secure a treadmill for your run, visit, call Tracey Prescott on 07944 372927, or speak to any member of the 777 committee. Rachel Richardson

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s your New Year’s resolution to take up running? Do you think you’d like to join in the 777 Fundraising Challenge? Before you pull on those grotty old trainers and step out, read these top tips. Planning

It pays to spend a little time preparing. Think about what your goals are and set a realistic target. This could be as little as a 30 minute run, a 5k race or a marathon. If you are over a certain age (45 for men and 55 for women), or suffer heart disease, high cholesterol or obesity, you should get a health check from your doctor first. Finally, those grotty old trainers just will not do. Invest in a good pair of running shoes – they are the most important piece of kit and will help keep you injury free


Build up your training slowly, remembering to take rest days and rest weeks – if you over train you are at greater risk of injury. Complement your training with other activities such as cycling, swimming, exercise, yoga and pilates – not only will they stop you from getting bored of running, but they will also help improve you core body strength and help prevent injury. If you are planning on running a marathon you will need to start your training six to eight months beforehand. To begin with, running three times per week for about three miles will help get your muscles to a marathon level of fitness.




All runners suffer some injuries from time to time, but you can minimise the risk. Take the time to warm up and cool down before and after a run so that your muscles relax and stretch gently. Look at your technique: bigger strides cover the distance whereas short strides cause strained muscles. If you feel your running style needs looking at, please see a podiatrist or your local fitness trainer. Rest after any run is essential for the muscles to recover, but it is particularly important after a hard run. Finally, if you do get injured about energy boosters such as sweets, energy bars, don’t rush the recovery as you risk making it worse. isotonic drinks and carbohydrate gels.



Staying hydrated is a good thing, but how much water you need to drink will depend on lots of factors including how far you are running and how hot it is. All runners need extra fluids to replace sweat loss, but women require less fluid than men. Hydration should not begin the morning of the race: make sure you start drinking more water at least 48 hours before the start of your marathon as it takes the body that long to fully fill its H2O stores. Using carbohydrate drinks before, during and after races help increase energy and replace lost sodium. But beware of excessive fluid consumption which can lead to sodium deficiency.


Food is fuel and runners in particular need more calories, more protein and more carbohydrates as well as other nutrients. Plan your meals around your training schedule and try to make sure your diet is healthy and balanced. Eating a high carbohydrate meal two to three hours before a race will help you. If you are running for more than an hour, you may want to think

For advice on training for a marathon or general fitness, please call Matt Chard at Henfield Leisure Centre 01273 494984. Additional information supplied by Runners World Complete Guide to Running.

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Do you have problems with: Lower Back / Neck Pain? Knee / Ankle / Hip injury? Sports injury / Foot pain?

Do you need advice on: Fitness training for full recovery after injury? Prevention of back & neck pain and sports injuries?

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Kid’s stuff | JANUARY 2012

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Children at Busy Bees enjoyed putting on their special Christmas oufits and entertained their parents and friends with festive songs. The party afterwards, which of course included a visit from a certain redAt The Dove Nursery on Henfield Common the chil- coated, white-bearded gentleman, was a lovely end dren performed a musical nativity called ‘Whoops a of term treat for everyone. Daisy Angel’ to the delight of parents, grandparents The children at Warren Playgroup held their traditional and carers, who enjoyed coffee and mince pies after. nativity play at St Peter’s Church, a lovely backdrop to

ocal children enjoyed Christmas tradition with plays and nativities at our nurseries, playgroups and at St Peter’s School. They’ve shared these lovely pictures with us.

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the Christmas story. Good Start School in Poynings also held a traditional nativity – we hope you enjoyed our cover last month showing the children from the Good Start School 2010 nativity play.

Infants at St. Peter’s School all joined in their production, with traditional carols and some more modern songs. A special guest was retiring lollypop man Bernard Wiggins, who thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Providing children with a safe, stimulating and caring environment Mon-Fri am, plus Tues/Thurs pm at Henfield Youth Centre

For more information and to arrange a visit call us on 01273 495768

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Cherish Development Centre provides a place for people to meet or change their life through: DAILY CLUBS: People meet on different days - seniors who would like company, younger and older clients with a Dementia – transport available THERAPIES: Clinical Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Music and Drama Therapy – all these therapies help our clients with medical conditions TRAINING: We provide training/assessment for nationally recognized qualifications (QCF) in Dementia and Health and Social Care

FAMILY CARERS: Ask about our training courses to help you have a better quality of life whilst caring for your family member For further information or to book a place: Tel: 01273 494300 or email:

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unning is a great way to keep fit, have fun and get out in the fresh air. However, it does need some thought and preparation and that needs to start at the feet! Podiatrist, Patricia Daniels from the Golden Square Chiropody Clinic will look at some running issues and how to protect your feet.

Each running stride can force as much as six times your normal bodyweight through your joints, significantly increasing the stresses on your muscles, tendons and ligaments etc. Runners regularly limp into our clinic with foot and lower limb problems including: • Achilles Tendon Pain: this important tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone and pain generally indicates an over-use injury. Rest, ice, strapping and other supports may be required (see previous BN5 article – November 2011). • Shin Splints: pain arising at the front of your shin bone can be due to many things including, running on hard surfaces, foot rolling in too far (over-pronation), inflexible running shoes and stiff calf muscles. This condition responds well to a change of running surface and shoes but may also need rest, icing, orthotics (shoe inserts to correct your gait) etc. • Policeman’s Heel: pain under the heel is most commonly felt first thing in the morning and after periods of rest. With help this condition repairs itself within six to nine months and responds well to ice, ultrasound therapy, strapping, exercises, and orthotic treatment. • Blisters: caused by pressure and friction due to ill-fitting running shoes, wrinkled socks and excessive moisture. Lubricating your feet with Vaseline or a specialist running product may also help. Use special running socks that wick sweat away from the feet and avoid 100% cotton socks. • Athlete’s Foot: a fungal infection encouraged by excessive moisture generally starts with itching on the skin between the fourth and fifth toes and can spread rapidly over the whole of the foot. Good breathable, moisture-reducing fabrics for both socks and running shoes alike are a good idea... and don’t forget to dry between your toes and change shoes and socks regularly, especially after running. Fungal nails are another problem associated with excessive moisture! • Runners Nails: first your nails turn black (and may be painful) due to bleeding under the nail and may fall off!! Caused by the constant hitting of the toe nail on the roof or end of the shoe you must ensure that your running shoes and socks fit well and that your laces are properly tied. Nails should not be too long, cut straight across and any sharp corners filed. • Ankle Sprains and Strains: may be caused by many things including putting your foot down a rabbit hole, running on hard/soft surfaces, an unstable ankle joint to mention a few. Rest, rice, ultrasound treatment, strapping and support and special insoles can all help.

Other running problems that may be related to your feet including knee pain, tight hamstrings, cramp, hip and groin pain can also be helped by your podiatrist. It’s important to realise that early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in getting you up and running again! So, let’s limit the ‘downtime’ and get you back on your feet so you can continue to enjoy your running and your health! Patricia Daniels, BSc (Hons) MChS, Chiropodist / Podiatrist, Golden Square Chiropody Clinic.

Should you feel that you have a specific issue with your running that we can help you with, please call the Golden Square Chiropody Clinic 01273-493467 and make an appointment to see one of the podiatrists. Patricia Daniels works in Henfield on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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eople of all ages, shapes and sizes are benefiting from Nordic walking. Linda Rusby, a local Personal Trainer specialising in management of lower back pain, talks about the amazing health benefits.

Like trekking, Nordic walking is done with poles but that’s where the similarities end. With trekking the poles are placed in front of the body which can cause the body to stoop or lean forward. With Nordic walking the poles are taken behind the body leading to an upright position with the body being in almost perfect alignment. Often called Pilates on poles (because of the postural benefits and mobility of the back, spine, shoulders and core), people with lower back and shoulder pain often benefit from the movement associated with Nordic Walking. As around 90% of the body’s skeletal muscles are used once the technique has been learnt, muscles (particularly in the lower back) are worked and strengthened, shoulders become more open and tension is released. Anyone who can walk can learn the technique of Nordic walking as it is based on the natural movement patterns of walking. Nordic walking is a very accessible activity and it is ideal for people who haven’t exercised for a while, who dislike traditional sports and gym activities, or those who are fit but injured and in rehabilitation (for example runners). Nordic walking can also help with weight loss as it can burn around 400 calories per hour (compared with 280 calories per hour for normal walking. It also gives an all over body workout and helps to tone arms, legs, waist and hips. People with mobility issues or people with poor bal-

ance and coordination feel more stable and confident when walking with poles. It’s therefore a great activity for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, arthritis and hip or knee replacement. Linda has also taught ladies recovering from breast cancer as the movement aids mobility of the shoulder area. Another condition which Nordic walking can help is depression, as exercising in the outdoors with a group of people has been shown to improve well-being. Once people have learnt the Nordic walking technique they are welcome to join the South Downs Nordic walking club ( The club is very sociable and offers weekly walks in different locations of between one and three hours. People of all standards of fitness and ability join the club. In January Linda will be running free Nordic walking courses for anyone over the age of 50. These courses are provided by Age UK and are part of the ‘Fit as a Fiddle campaign’ to get people fit and healthy. Please call Linda on 01903 751106 or 0754 0234 976 for more information. Linda is qualified to the highest level with the Register of Exercise Professionals and offers one-to-one training and small private classes to help alleviate back pain. All exercises are specific to individual needs.

On 15 April 2012 Linda and Andy will be attempting to Nordic walk the Brighton Marathon for Age UK West Sussex. If you would like to sponsor them for this great cause or make a donation, please visit their justgiving website’s-GreatNordic-Walk. Many thanks for all your support.

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Finance | JANUARY 2012



ne thing we know is that 2012 will bring is a further squeeze on disposable incomes. Mortgage rates continue to be at historical lows, which is great if you own your home with a mortgage but leaves little scope for any further reduction in payments. For tenants however, the increase in rents seem relentless. Anecdotal evidence suggests that landlords are increasing rents, not just for new tenants, but for existing tenants as well. In the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement he announced

that public sector pay increases would be limited to 1% for the next two years. The private sector is not fairing any better - in my dealings with clients, pay seems to have been flat for three years now, with little prospect of pay rises in the near future. With inflation running at over 5% that means pay cuts in real terms. Pensioners benefited from a 5.2% inflation linked increase in the State Pension meaning at least their pension income is maintaining its spending power. However, with interest rates on savings being so low they too will be losing money in real terms. Most predictions are for interest rates to remain at their current low level for most if not all of 2012, so there is little prospect of cash returns improving. So what can you do to maintain your disposable income? There are two broad options: increase your income and/or decrease your non-discretionary expenditure. Trying to earn a higher return on your savings is almost certainly going to mean taking some level of investment risk, which means the value of your capital can fall as well as rise. However, with the guaranteed real loss your cash savings are making at the moment, where is the real risk? I’m not suggesting you should go and put all your money in the stock market, but your

longer-term savings are far more likely to beat inflation in a broad portfolio of asset backed investments than they are languishing in a savings account. On the decreasing expenditure side of the equation, one area I am increasingly helping clients save money on is their life insurance. People are often surprised at how much they can save on older policies. They understand that life insurance gets more expensive as you get older, so believe that a policy they took out 10 years ago will be more expensive now. What they forget to take into account is the fact that the insurer now has 10 years less to insure them for. So if you took out a 20 year policy in 2002 now you only need a 10 year policy so an insurer only has to cover the risk of your death for 10 years, not 20. For people protecting a mortgage, premiums can be reduced even further if you have Decreasing Term Assurance (DTA), also known Mortgage Protection. With this type of cover the amount of life insurance goes down in-line with the mortgage but the premium remains level. So if you started a £100,000 DTA 10 years ago with a 20 year term, your level of cover will now be around £73,000 but you are still paying the same premium as you were when the cover was £100,000. A new policy for £73,000 with a 10 year term can be much, much cheaper. Whilst you may struggle to make your boss pay you more or increase your business’s sales, there is plenty you can do to maximise your income from the assets you do have and reduce your expenditure on the necessary evils. Richard Cohen, FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner

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Upper Mead Care Home

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

• Home cooked food using fresh local produce • Full programme of activities • Chiropody, hairdressing and physiotherapy available For further information please call the Registered Home Manager on 01273 492870 or email Upper Mead, Fabians Way, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9PX

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Business | JANUARY 2012



ore than ever before businesses, both large and small, need to consider how they focus their resources and manage risk. A critical area for virtually every business is their IT – it underpins just about every activity and its effectiveness will often directly affect the success of a business. A growing part of our work with clients is to help them plan their strategies for growth and profitability, which inevitably includes their use and development of the systems within their business. The trend for our clients to critically consider their current IT systems has led many to consider cloud computing. Any change to such a crucial element of a business operation requires an in-depth analysis and plan. What is cloud computing? Cloud computing can mean different things to different people. In simple terms, the computer hardware and software which currently sits on your business’ network or on your desktop is actually provided as a service, typically by a third party and accessed directly over the internet. Exactly where the hardware and software resides and how it all works is largely hidden from the end user, it’s somewhere up in the nebulous “cloud” that the internet represents! The cloud is not immune, so outages, data loss and security breaches will occur. Some of the largest cloud players including Amazon, Google, Sony and Microsoft, have all suffered significant downtime and associated costs; affecting the availability of systems and data, which in turn has had a negative impact on numerous businesses and thousands, if not millions of users. Cloud computing is, however, an increasingly common approach for providing an IT service, so what should you consider? Businesses consider moving to the cloud computing model for a number of reasons, including: 1. Flexibility – The different levels of exposure in the cloud offer the ability to expand and contract as demand grows making it easier to manage capacity and costs. 2. IT Strategic alignment – Moving to a cloud computing model allows IT functions to focus their resources from fire-fighting and tactical fixes to innovation and business enablement. 3. Cost saving – It enables you to move from a capital investment to an incremental operational expense, and requires fewer in-house IT resources to provide system support. Not to mention the additional cost savings as a result of the

change in disaster recovery model. Improved disaster recovery and backup – Technology management is the responsibility of the technology provider. They have to provide appropriate controls to protect the data, fault tolerance and disaster recovery. 5. Mobile accessibility – Current research indicates that over a third of adults in the UK are using smartphones, and this trend is likely to increase in the coming months. The cloud enables the mobile workforce to access data from virtually anywhere. There are five key steps to consider when you’re looking to set-up and execute your migration to the cloud: 1. Define and Document Rules – Put in place a complete inventory of the rules by which data is to be governed. The rules must be functional and include mechanisms for performance measurement and data reporting. Only when these rules are written can one evaluate the impact of a cloud-based solution. 2. Test reporting – The reporting functions must be tested to ensure they provide accurate information in respect of how data is used, or misused, within the business. 3. Demonstrate transparency – Management is entitled to know what the reports contain. By using the reports to communicate with management, you are creating transparency and also building the appetite for those reports to continue, whether or not a cloud solution is deployed. 4. Educate the lawyers – Lawyers drafting and negotiating cloud service contracts need to understand what the organisation requires to ensure that it complies with its legal and regulatory obligations and continues to align with its governance framework. 5. Manage the Request for Proposal (RFP) – The RFP should clearly define the control requirements expected from the cloud provider. It should stipulate the provider’s responsibilities with respect to enforcing the rules, capturing data and reporting the results. Kingston Smith can help advise and guide you through this complex area to ensure that your specific needs are fully met. 4. Paul Samrah, Partner, Kingston Smith LLP, T: 01737 781546 E :

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Index of advertisers | JANUARY 2012 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters Donna Stephenson Kingston Smith LLP R J Dewdney

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Roger Minost Architect

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

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H20 Car Valeting


Cherish Care Cherish Development Centre Rayner Court Upper Mead

40 40 67 63

B&I Carpets Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran Selectacarpet

62 49 49



Henfield Helpline PC Doctor

48 65

The Conservatory Co.


Lucy Jaques Training


Billy Whizz Transport


BHW Glass N. Constantine Repairs Countryman

58 54 57

Paul Barnard Jeremy Crawley Electrician SH Electrical

54 58 58

Marcus Grimes


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

23 50







Premier Fencing




Braziersâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Autos Coles Automotives Mile Oak Servicing Setyres


66 56 54 02

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Beechcroft Landscapes Camelia Botnar CCE Gardens Hogwood LS Services Martin Standing Mick Smith The Green Reaper

53 43 48 43 26 53 53 53

Rooted Rushfields


Camelia Botnar Steyning Bookshop Stokes Newsagents Stone Circle


53 50


43 29 10 45

Inner Space

Design Copy Print


B Muzeen Groundworks



Just Gutters


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

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Optimal Property Services




Bodytalk Emotional Freedom Techniques Elizabeth Marks Pilates For Life Goldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Square Chiropody Get Your LIfe Herbalife Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy Clinic Henfield Podiatry Clinic Kristina Banner Nia Nordic Pole Walking Sussex Osteopath & CHC Wickwoods

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The Green Reaper





Nsure PXL Insurance

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

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Cinemobile The Community Church Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre Indigo Spiritual Connection

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Lucy Locksmith




Out is In Marquee Hire





Oven Heaven


Henfield Eye Care Henfield Optical and Hearing Centre

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Andy Masters Ladies who Decorate Mark Atkinson Trim Decorating

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R&H Pet Supplies


Adrian Over


A. Stenning Aspect Plumbing & Heating Aquatec Colin Sansom Dean Kelly

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Goodsman Letting


The Cat & Canary The Mill House Tottington Manor

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GRP Flat Roofs PR Roofing

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

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AM Signs


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Mulraj Budgens of Henfield


MXT Swim South Downs Swim School

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Henfield Village Cars


Aerials and More Bowers & Wilkins

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Glen Reid Tiling


South Downs Travel


Henfield Tree Surgeons Southern Beeches The Tree Works

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Utility Warehouse


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Rayner Court


RAYNER COURT was established in1985 and offers Assisted Living for residents who prefer a more independent lifestyle with the peace of mind that help is close at hand. The twenty one apartments are situated within the beautiful 3.5 acre grounds of Red Oaks Care Home and are available to purchase. The apartments are self contained, but you have the option of taking advantage of additional services available from Red Oaks which include care, meals and cleaning packages. The one bed apartments, which are refurbished to a high standard, offer spacious accommodation. There are also newly refurbished communal areas which residents and their friends and family can enjoy together. Whether you are independent or in need of some extra help, Assisted Living will allow you to be in your own home, whilst we look after the routine services that can become a worry.

For further information or to make an appointment please call Jacky Welch or Martin Knight on 01273 493043 or visit

Red Oaks/ Rayner Court The Hooks, HenďŹ eld, West Sussex, BN5 9UY

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