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January 2014 #90

January 2014 #90

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



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JANUARY 2014 | Contents

07 What’s on







from the BN5 area

24 Local interest

Happy New Year!

BN5 website launch


26 Charity

Interact charity

36 Health

Henfield Medical Centre


45 Health & fitness Pilates by Liz Marks

46 Local interest

Henfield Leisure Centre


61 Health

Henfield Eye Care

64 Business

with Paul Samrah


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Best wishes

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Mike Beardall, Liz Marks and Sajid Hussein. 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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We wish you all a happy and healthy 2014. Thank you all for reading the magazine, supporting our advertisers and contributing to BN5 throughout the year. We couldn’t do it without you.

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JANUARY 2014 | What’s on

Thursday 2 January 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.

Rhyme Time

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

Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers

Circle Dancing

Sunday 5 Netball

Monday 6

Tuesday 7

Together Sessions’ to explore play through children’s eyes! Part of Rural Henfield, Steyning & Upper Chatterbox Beeding Children & Family Centres. Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7-9pm (& every Thurs)

Drop-in and play session only £3.


Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& every Thurs)

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

Friday 3 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

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

Coffee and tea will be available beforehand and afterwards there will be a Gardeners Question Time. For more information call Edna on We have a full calendar of events 01403 7105867. booked for 2014. If you would like to join our club contact our MemSecretary 01273 492497 or Partridge Green Toddlers bership e-mail linda@slugbandit.co.uk PG Methodist Church, High Street, 10-11.30am (& every Mon term time) Pub Quiz Warm, friendly environment, come White Hart, 8.30pm (& 21st) for a cuppa and a play! For children Entry £2 a head. In aid of HART. 0-5 years. £2 per family. For more Teams up to six. Cash prize for wininformation call Jo on 07926844964 ners. 01273 492006 to reserve table. or see our Facebook page.

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

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.40am12.10pm (& every Thurs) £5 (concessions available) with tea/ Beetle Drive coffee included. Call Brenda Kelly Maidment Court, 2.30pm (& on 01273 842405. every first Mon) Henfield Unattached For more details contact the White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings A meeting point for those who are on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 now alone, and need to get out and carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com widen their horizons. There’s no Henfield Badminton Club fuss, no joining fee, no subscrip- Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& every tion. Call 01273 495820 or drop in Mon) at our regular coffee morning at the New members always welcome. White Hart. We play a reasonable standard of Play & Learn Together badminton but are very patient with rusty players who may not have Henfield Leisure Centre, picked up their racquet for some 1-2.30pm (& every Thurs) Come along to our ‘Play & Learn time! Call Sally on 01273 494231.

Unsquashable – Henfield Squash Club

Henfield Garden Club AGM

(& every Tues inc half term)

Wednesday 8 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 information or to donate wool, contact Jean on 01273 493171.

Henfield Joggers

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds)

Beginners course - a run/walk programme building up to a distance of 3-4 miles. Open to all. Email beginners@henfield-joggers.co.uk or just turn up. Also main meeting running both on and off-road. See www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk

Jolesfield Community Choir Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every

Come and have fun! Still £1.50 Weds) which includes all refreshments. Open to all. Call Elizabeth Carey on Knit & Natter 07880 551 751 for more informaHenfield Library, 2-4pm (& every tion or email e.carey@sky.com

1st Tues)

A drop-in craft group for adults.

Action for Deafness

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

Henfield Lions Club

George Hotel, Henfield High Street, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds)

Meet to discuss fundraising activities, consider requests for assisHearing aid maintenance clinic and tance and organise social events. information, advice and support on Call David Pryor on 01273 494442. all aspects of hearing loss.

Tai Chi

Maidment Court, 2-3pm (& every Tues)

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Coffee Morning

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

For more details contact the Join us in St Peters Church for Scheme Manager Carol Rawlings fresh coffee and homemade cakes. on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 Friday 10 carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com

Henfield Camera Club

The Evangelical Free Church Hall

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JANUARY 2014 | What’s on 7.30pm

Henfield History Group

Second competition of the season. Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every The set subject is ‘Transport’ and 2nd Tues) our judge will be Malcolm Bull. ‘Water mills’ by Colin Smith. Everyone welcome. Admission £3 for non-members and members by New Year Buck’s Fizz subscription. For more information Brunch call Steve or Ruth on 494121.

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Church House, Henfield, 11am - 1pm

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All Welcome. Tickets £7.50 from Jasmine’s in the High Street or tele- Woodmancote and phone 01273492294 - limited to 50 Henfield WI seats, so get in early! Sponsored Henfield Hall, 2.15pm by FOSPH. ‘George and his Giraffe - a tale of Jumble Sale politics, exoticism and science’ a talk by Alexandra Loske. Tea will Henfield Hall, 2pm In aid of Henfield Youth Club. Auction, be served, there will be a Recycling Table, and a ‘Flower of the Month’ raffle and refreshments available. competition. New members always welcome; call 01273 492419.

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Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts

The Steyning Centre, 10am – 12pm

Members and visitors (£5 donation) are warmly welcomed to our January lecture. Please note that annual subscriptions are due in January. For further information please call 01903814390 or 01903 812232

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Henfield Neighbourhood Plan – open event

Friday 24

Henfield Camera Club

The Evangelical Free Church Hall 7.30pm

‘The Shed at the bottom of my Garden’ - A talk by Iain McGowan FRPS awarded photographer.

Saturday 25

Grand Jumble Sale Henfield Hall, 2pm

In aid of Henfield Tennis Club. Please bring Jumble to the Hall from 9.30am on the day.Contact Liz 07753 214726 for jumble collection from Monday 20 January.

Henfield WEA

Henfield Hall, 2.30pm

Talk by John Funnell: ‘Rocky Clump – a Romano-British Settlement’. For more contact details call Maureen Lucas on 01273 493966.

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Henfield Hall, 9.30am-1pm To launch public involvement in 4Sight the neighbourhood plan. See news Day Centre, Henfield, 10.30am12pm (& every last Thurs) item for more information. Opportunity for those with sight impairments to meet and socialise Crib Trefoil Guild with others suffering from sight Maidment Court, 2pm (& every problems. Occasional speakHenfield (& every 3rd Tues) 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon) Open to anyone over the age of 18 ers, games, quizzes, plus tea For more details contact the who is willing to support our aims. and coffee. For more informaScheme Manager Carol Rawlings Come and join us! For more infor- tion call 01273 454343 or email on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 mation call Mary on 01273 492351 shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com or Jane on 01403 710061.

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Advanced notice: Wednesday 5 Feb

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues)

Henfield Hall, 6.30-9pm

Jack Dunckley’s Birchfield Nursery, 10am-2pm

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan – open event

Produce Market

To launch public involvement in Local produce market supporting Email woodmancoteparishcoun- the neighbourhood plan. See news farmers and local producers. 01273 cil@gmail.com for information. item for more information. 494058 for more information.

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STEYNING STUDENTS ‘JAIL BREAK’ FUNDRAISER On Friday 6 December 200 Year 13 students ‘escaped’ from Steyning Grammar School in a fundraising jail break. A massive £4,600 was raised this year for the students chosen charity, Cancer Research UK. The event started with a hearty breakfast kindly donated by a local catering company ‘3663’, with the £1.50 charge for breakfast making a great start to the fundraising activities. The student ‘convicts’ broke out of their jails just before 9am to the cheers of fellow students, dashing to their brightly decorated ‘get away’ vehicles. These included large tractors and trailers, scaffolding lorries, buses, pick-up trucks, bicycles and space hoppers that made their way in convoy up Steyning High Street. The convicts included a band of Mexicans, Indians, a collection of animal from Noah’s Arch, several Father Christmases, Reindeer, Elves, Wizards, Sumo Wrestlers, Harlequins, Doctor Who and a group of Super Heroes, all collecting, waving and cheering as they went. Jessica Blake, Local Fundraising Manager from Cancer Research UK who was present on the day said “I am so impressed by the organisation and hard work that has gone into this event, it’s so fantastic to see such enthusiasm from both students and staff. Thank you so much to the team behind this great fundraising effort.” Mrs Sally Randall, Assistant Headteacher KS5, at Steyning Grammar School expressed how proud the staff, governors and parents were of the Year 13 students: “Our students have shown initiative, commitment and determination in making a positive difference to others through fundraising, and they have learned so much from this experience.” The school and students would like to thank Horsham District Council for again allowing them to host the event in the town and for their assistance with arrangements for parking fundraisers vehicles. They would also like to thank C&L coaches who very kindly donated the use of a coach for the event. The school is particularly grateful for the continued support of the Sussex Police in assisting with the recapture of the convicts in Horsham, the generosity of the public for and the events many sponsors (including C&L Coaches, Huddlestone Farm, Penfold Verrall, ST Cowley and Spratt & Son). If you would like to contribute towards this effort please visit our ‘Just Giving Page’ www.justgiving.com/Catherine-Mc-Donald-Bowyer.

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I don’t wear a deerstalker, but I do use a magnifying glass. I am the Dress Detective and I am working on The Case of the Black Velvet Dress. In BN5 last year there was a photograph and a few words about a silver beaded cocktail frock. The subject of my enquiries today is the very elegant younger sister of that short and sparkly 1920s LBD. Exhibit ‘A’; a sophisticated floor length c1950s evening gown. This dress is classic evening wear, fashioned in black panne velvet, with dainty straps and a sweetheart neckline. The bodice and one hip are sprinkled with iridescent beads styled as flowers and leaves. Close inspection of the way the dress is made (both machine and hand stitching are in evidence) leads me to conclude that the dress is bespoke. There are two underskirts. One is full length, whilst the second is attached to the first at hip level and ends in a deep frill. They are made of linen, which gives the dress a bell shaped fullness but makes it very heavy. Thanks to Alan, the curator, I know that this dress was donated to Henfield museum in 1998 and that it had belonged to the late Miss Vera Owen. I believe that she was involved with the Conservative Association and worked with the Royal Over-Seas League. Of the remainder of her life, I know very little. Does anyone have memories that might help with my enquiries? Was the dress made for a special occasion? Was it a faithful standby for formal occasions? The dress is currently on display in the museum. So if you would like to see exhibit ‘A’ for yourself and perhaps have your memory jogged, go along to Henfield museum. Deerstalker optional. If you have any information, please email office@henfield.gov.uk Stephanie Richards

WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL Woodmancote Parish Council would like to wish everyone who lives or works in or around Woodmancote a very happy, healthy and enjoyable New Year! 2013 has been a full and eventful year. We started the year with snow, then we had overseas youth cricket teams playing in sunshine at Blackstone, new salt bins arriving in time for winter, then we get power cuts in Woodmancote and now the possibilities of large developments in and around the parish! But Woodmancote remains a cheerful, happy and friendly place to live and work. 2014 sees the start of our Neighbourhood Plan, something for everyone to be involved with, so please bring your ideas forward to us and help make sure Woodmancote continues to thrive in the future and remains a pleasant place to live. Colin Brouke, Chairman of Woodmancote Parish Council. woodmancoteparishcouncil@gmail.com

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News | JANUARY 2014 DOVE NURSERY NEWS What a busy time we had in December! On Tuesday 10 December we took the children on a walk through the woods to the village to visit Kaylee’s Cakery where they decorated their own Christmas cupcake. They really enjoyed their excursion and Kayleigh also provided some activities and drinks. Santa came to our Christmas party at the Cricket Pavilion on Thursday 12 December with his loaded sack of toys. Then on Friday 13 December we performed our musical nativity ‘The Innkeepers Breakfast’ about a busy innkeeper, who loves her breakfast but everytime she sits down to eat someone knocks on the door! The children loved learning the new songs and many of them acHEALTH BENEFITS OF TAI CHI AND tually wanted to say a line or two - we have been so QIGONG impressed with what they have learned. Tai Chi and Qigong are two ‘mind and body’ practices Vivian Ruffett that originated in China. Tai Chi consists of a series of fluid gentle movements that combine breathing and relaxation with postures that flow from one to another through controlled slow movements. Qigong is an exercise system that comes in many various forms: some are done with little or no movement in standing positions; others involve twisting and stretching of the limbs. The way we move, breathe, stand, walk and even sit can have a positive or negative effect on our general health. Many of us suffer stiffness in muscles and joints often brought on by poor posture and weakening of core muscles. We need some form of exercise Photograph Emma Osman that gently and steadily relaxes the body and most importantly refreshes the mind. Furthermore, conventional exercise is often too strenuous or exhausting for HENFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD many people and also has little effect on the internal part of our body. Tai Chi and Qigong help to develop PLAN - UPDATE internal and external elements of our body by the de- Work has now started in earnest on the Henfield velopment of controlled movements combined with Neighbourhood Plan following the appointment of Action in Rural Sussex, the organisation being emvisualization and deep abdominal breathing. Those that practice Tai Chi and Qigong report height- ployed to provide professional advice and support. A ened feelings of well-being along with a variety of timetable setting out key stages in the production of other health benefits. Research has found that Tai Chi the Plan has now been agreed, with the aim for the can improve balance control reducing the likelihood of referendum (the final part of the process), to be held falls, particularly in the elderly. Tai Chi also improves in May 2015. coordination, mobility and flexibility reducing joint An open event will be held in Henfield Hall on Saturpain and stiffness. Western research has accepted day 18 January (9.30am-1pm) and on the following the fact that the regular practice of Tai Chi and Qigong Thursday, 23 January (6.30pm-9pm) to launch public builds confidence and improves ones physical and involvement in the Neighbourhood Plan, thereby conmental health. An additional benefit is the fact that at tinuing the very important task of encouraging input a basis level the movements are fun and easy to learn from the local community. We need your participation and are accessible to most people irrespective of their to prepare a Plan that represents the Community’s views, so please come along to one of these events. age or physical fitness. Volunteers are needed to join focus groups which will For information see www.westsussex-taichi.co.uk consider and make recommendations about specific Irvin Morris aspects of the plan. Topics to be covered are (1) enHENFIELD FC ARE LOOKING FOR vironment and countryside; (2) community and infrastructure; (3) transport and traffic; (4) housing and deMORE GIRLS TO JOIN velopment and (5) the local economy. There is also a Tom Betts is running football training sessions for girls group specifically to cover Small Dole. Some people in Henfield. Players of all abilities welcome for girls have already offered to take part but more are needed. that are in the current years 3-6 (age 8-11) on a Tues- If you can help, particularly if you have an interest in day evening from 6-7pm on the Kingsfield. They will or knowledge of any of these subjects, please contact run in blocks of four weeks at a cost of £14. Please Philip Hill at the Henfield Parish Council office 01273 contact Tom on: 07925 235078 or email: youthfoot- 492507 or office@henfield.gov.uk www.henfieldhub. ballacademy@outlook.com for more information. com/residents/henfields-neighbourhood-plan

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JANUARY 2014 | News The Council continues to invest to extend the areas of work it can undertake to maintain and enhance the village. Latest additions include a van, two-wheel tractor and snow brush. A lot of work the Parish Council now undertakes is primarily the responsibility of the District or County Councils. But with those Councils under so much pressure to cut their expenditure, Henfield Parish Council is working hard within its limited budget to meet this shortfall in services. The Council also continues to discuss with West Sussex County Council taking over some of its local highway responsibilities from next April. At its December meeting Council co-opted Richard Kendall as a new Member to fill the vacancy which arose following the resignation last summer of Matthew Brookbank. HENFIELD HISTORY TRAIL PROJ- Henfield Parish Council is very grateful to Hamfelds Home and Gardens for donating over 600 daffodil ECT AWARDS FOR CHILDREN bulbs which have been planted on the northern apHenfield children who took part in a history treasure proach into Henfield and in Upper Station Road. trail event at the village library received awards for their success last month. The treasure trail, spon- MACMILLAN THANK YOU sored by AVS Fencing of Horsham, was organised by I would like to say a big thank you to all the shops Henfield Community Partnership. Ten boards show- in Henfield for donating prizes and One Stop for doing the background to famous Henfield people and nating the tea and coffee for the Macmillan Cancer places were displayed in village shops, before being Support coffee morning I organised on Saturday 23 moved to the library at half term where children were November. Also a big thank you to Rushfields Gargiven quiz sheets to complete. den Centre and The Bull pub for donating. We raised Leo Jago of HCP said: “We were delighted with the £114.05 in total. success of the project, which was designed to bring Elizabeth Hills history to life for young people in the village. Many people are not aware of the historical background of some well-known names in the area and this was very educational for everyone.” The winning entry was from Megan Hollis of Henfield. The runners up were Beatrix Crowther and sister Florence of Fulking, and Marcy Ferguson-Smith of Lancing. They received their certificates from AVS Fencing director Mark Whiting.

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HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL When new buildings are constructed the developer is usually required to make a planning gain contribution (commonly referred to as a Section 106 payment). The recent development at Parsonage Farm attracted a large sum of Section 106 money to be invested in the infrastructure of the local community. In addition to amounts for highways, education, library services and fire and rescue, other contributions towards open spaces and amenity areas, community centres and halls, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities and youth activities were made. Use of this money is restricted to capital projects and normally requires an applicant contribution towards the overall cost. Whilst final decision regarding allocation of money rests with Horsham District Council, Henfield Parish Council is keen to ensure these funds are used in the best overall way to benefit Henfield. Some of the funds are already earmarked by the Parish Council to improve existing village facilities such as children’s play areas, but community groups and organisations may be able to apply to help fund proposed projects. For more information please contact Parish Clerk Philip Hill (Tel: 492507)

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News | JANUARY 2014 homes. The basic needs of the local community, such as food, healthcare and a simple shelter have already been met, and now work starts on the mammoth task of rebuilding the infrastructure. We have already supplied books, pencils, paper and crayons for the primary school as everything was washed away. It is proving to be quite challenging to transport in bulk the building materials to the island where there is no pier or roads or four wheel vehicles. Everything is carried by hands. All the businesses on the island are getting together to provide communal toilets, waste disposal and rebuilding the schools on a more durable basis. It will take time before we are back to normal. Thank you very much Henfield. Andrea Agarwal, Malapascua



I would like to thank people in Henfield who have made donations for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in Philippines. I have been overwhelmed by your generosity. Not only you have contributed through my global appeal on the internet but also through my father (Arun Agarwal) who has so far raised over £2,000 in the village. Every penny raised will go towards rebuilding the lives of people on the tiny island of Malapascua, just north of Cebu. I care for these people who have helped me build my scuba diving business here over the last ten years. With the funds we have raised so far, I am confident we can help our 50 members of staff rebuild their

At this cold and dreary time of year it’s hard to believe that your garden will ever look as lovely as it did last summer! But Nature will work miracles in the next five months and by the weekend of 14-15 June it will look so delightful that you’ll wish you had decided to take part in the Gardens and Arts Open Weekend! So don’t hesitate, get in touch and put your name on the list. The same applies to all local artists and craftspeople – the sooner you contact us, the easier it is to find you a suitable space. The closing date for applications is Friday 31 January. For gardens contact Heather McFarlane-Cryer on 492442 and for art and craft contact Cat Brown on catsceramics@gmail.com

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JANUARY 2014 | News HENFIELD CENTENARY PROJECT REFLECTIONS OF WW1 As August 2014 marks one hundred years since the start of World War One I thought it would be appropriate for us to do something to acknowledge it. My idea is that current residents and those living in Henfield between coming years 2014-2018 may wish to remember and honour their relatives who played a part in the Great War of 1914-1918. The plan is to run a project over the next four years, gathering names and stories from this time. The Henfield Hub has allowed me access to their web site where any information can be seen and stored. For those who do not have a computer it is hoped to have a physical display, either static or mobile for CHILDREN IN NEED FUNDRAISER events around the village. I will need photographs if available, information of where they came from, the The children and staff at Oscar Bears’ Day Care en- name of the person, any position, rank and regiment. joyed a fun filled pyjama party at the end of last year, Information on whether they were killed in the conflict, raising a total of £68.91 for Children in Need. Well where they are buried or remembered, or if they surdone to all those involved! vived. Any interesting stories could be added. Laura Mills

HERITAGE QUILT ON TRACK FOR COMPLETION IN NOVEMBER The Heritage Quilt Project was on display for all to see at this year’s Steyning Grammar School Winter Fair. Volunteers from all ages spent the day sewing pieces together and embellishing details in the community panels. Feedback from visitors was very enthusiastic and has encouraged the volunteer team to continue the journey to completion. The project started over a year ago with the aim to create five quilted panels to celebrate the upcoming 400 year anniversary of the school in 2014. The panels will depict the history of Steyning Grammar School and its relationship with the local community. The school has been working closely with Steyning Museum, National Association Decorative Fine Art Society, local historians, Steyning Festival 2014, past Grammarians, past teachers, local community volunteers and approximately 300 students to make the quilts which will document and commemorate this occasion. Amanda Duke, the Project Manager and Steyning Grammar School Faculty Leader for Creative and Performing Arts said “New faces are still offering their help and we enjoy welcoming new participants into the project. The goodwill shown by community members has been heartening and the feel good factor is 100%.” Nick Wergan, Headteacher Steyning Grammar School said “The Quilt is proving to be a great success in bringing our community together to celebrate the 400th Anniversary; the work itself is wonderfully creative and quite moving to see. I can’t wait to see the final outcome.” The ‘sew together sessions’ for 2014 will be held on: 25 January; 15 February; 15 March; 26 April; 28 June; 12 July; and 25 October. If anyone still wants to get involved do get in touch. There is no requirement to be highly skilled in quilting or sewing, the only qualification needed is interest and enthusiasm. Please contact the Project Manager Amanda Duke on email aduke@sgs.uk.net or call 01903 814555.

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Some relatives involved in the war may not have been in the military but played a part in some other way, we should also remember them. So often we remember those who died but we should also remember those who survived as they had to live with the results of the conflict. The name of the person supplying the information could be added at the bottom with their relationship to the person. I am hoping this may encourage people to think about and discover a relative that was involved in the Great War. There will obviously be a lot in the media and events across the country to make people aware. If anyone is interested or wishes to help me, I can be contacted at henfieldww1project@googlemail.com or on 01273 492194. Maureen Fletcher

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News | JANUARY 2014 HENFIELD CAMERA CLUB CELEBRATES 50 YEARS. Henfield Camera Club members and special invited guests filled the Garden Room in the Henfield Hall on Friday 15 November to celebrate the club’s fiftieth birthday. An exhibition of members’ prints was presented during the evening, together with a display of photographic equipment which included many vintage items. Members and guests enjoyed a buffet and an opportunity to share stories about the Camera Club’s activities over the past fifty years. A celebration cake was cut by Mark Hayes, the founding member of the club. The photographic exhibition was opened to the public during Saturday morning of Saturday 16 November, with the work of members being well received. The Henfield Camera Club warmly welcomes all those with an interest in photography to their club evenings. Please contact chairman David Barrett (e-mail: david. smalldole@btinternet.com) or see the Club’s website for information about the club and its activities.

CORRECTION In our write-up of the Remembrance Service in the December edition of BN5 magazine we mistakenly referred to the band who led the parade as Patcham Silver Band when in fact it was Brighton & Hove Brass Band. We would like to apologise to Brighton & Hove Brass Band – it must have been a case of one too many glasses of mulled wine in the office while we were putting the festive edition together!

CHERISH CARE: NATIONAL FINALIST IN SKILLS FOR CARE ACCOLADES Cherish Care are delighted to announce that they have been short listed as a National Finalist in Skills for Care’s Accolade for ‘Best Employer of under 250 staff’. The Accolades, now in their eleventh year, re-

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ward organisations for the support and development of their staff. In order to reach the National Final Cherish Care had to go through a rigorous interview process and came top in the South East region. Cherish Care prides itself on the development of its staff and as one member of staff said: “We are always learning something new and I was so proud when I achieved my qualifications. I can provide the best care for our clients because I know how to!” Members of the Cherish Care team will be attending the Awards ceremony on 27 March in Birmingham when the winners will be announced for the different categories.

PLANNING - PUBLIC INQUIRY Barratts the developers are appealing Horsham District Council’s decision to refuse them planning permission to build 160 houses on agricultural fields in West End Lane. As you may know, this appeal will take the form of a Public Inquiry to take place on Tuesday 25 March 2014 at HDC’s offices in Horsham (please note change of date). Barratts will be represented by a QC (top barrister) and will call a number of expert witnesses to give evidence. HDC is opposing Barratts’ appeal but, in this financial climate, cannot commit unlimited public monies. Hands off Henfield, therefore, are continuing to raise funds to enable us to appoint our own QC, and expert witness(es), to work in tandem with HDC’s own barrister. At the time of writing, December 2013, funds are beginning to come in and several residents have agreed to underwrite some of the costs. HoH really appreciates your support so far. However we will continue to need funding right up until the appeal. Contributions can be made to Lloyds Bank, High Street, Henfield, with cheques payable to NOWELD (the original account name was kept when the group became HoH) or sent electronically to Account No 31909068, Sort Code 30-18-30. 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 Angela Manuel

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WORLD WAR II DAY Year 6 students at St Peters Primary School went back in time to the 1940’s last November as part of their topic work on World War II. As well as visiting Henfield museum to find out more about the village during the war, they also held a World War II day where students and staff dressed up in 1940’s costumes and learnt more about what war time life was like. The children (and their parents!) rose to the challenge magnificently and there was an impressive display of soldiers, fighter pilots, land army girls, film stars, housewives, home guard soldiers, ‘Rosie the Riveter’ girls and even three

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This year £4,868.28 was raised during the two weeks of Remembrance for the Poppy Appeal in Henfield, Small Dole and Shermanbury. Although this figure is down on last year, bearing in mind the present economic climate, it is still a tremendous sum. The total raised in the Henfield District for the Poppy Appeal for the year ending 30 September 2013 year totalled £8,635.37. The additional monies came from the Church collections at the Remembrance Service, sale of wreaths, donations and our Coffee Mornings. Our Coffee Morning in October raised £377.10 and my thanks go to all those who helped. A very big thank you to all who donated and to all of my Collectors and helpers, especially Christine Parkes, who helped me with the distribution and collection of boxes and with the counting of monies. Without the help of all these people none of this would have been possible Mike Morgan, Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Organiser for Henfield, Small Dole and Shermanbury District

KNIT AND NATTER Now that the winter is really with us why not come along and join us on Wednesday 8 January for a friendly morning knitting? We knit hats, scarves and mittens for various local charities; baby blankets for the Special Care Unit and toys and gifts for St Barnabas House. The hats scarves and mittens are given to Link to Hope who support the poorest communities in Eastern Europe. Link to Hope are based in Worthing and run all year round projects: kindergartens, soup kitchens, farms and extra schooling for older children who are struggling. We are also in need of any oddments of wool you may have left-over - all of it will be put to good use. Ring Jean on 01273 493171 for more details.

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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, laptops, sat-navs and so on. 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. Looking ahead, 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 and outbuildings are properly secure, and keep an eye on them over the winter. If you 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

Congratulations to Red Oaks staff and residents for raising an incredible £3,200.62 for the Philippines typhoon disaster during a coffee morning at the Care Home in November. When the posters went out for a coffee morning and fundraising sale the response was immense. Around 300 people attended, as well as the residents, all digging deep to support the disaster appeal. Every penny is precious, for medical supplies, temporary accommodation and to rebuild the infrastructure of the most seriously affected areas. Everyone who attended got the chance to sample some HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB traditional Filipino food, delicious noodles, spring rolls and sweet rice. There was a traditional cake stall with Henfield Computer Club, which was set up to help many contributions from local cake bakers. Thanks to older people get on line and become confident using computers, is looking for more volunteer instructors. everyone who helped. the club has not been running long, it is provA NEW VENUE AND AN ADDITIONAL Though ing to be a great success. The club aims to attract CLASS FOR SLIMMING WORLD! older people who want help and advice to get started, Henfield Slimming World is on the move! Membership or if they already have a computer, with any problems numbers have risen markedly over recent months so the they encounter. However, particularly at the start, group is having to move to new premises. From Monday when learning new skills people need focused help, 6 January the group will run at Henfield Evangelical Free so in order to expand the membership, it is important Church Hall, High Street, Henfield and a new class will to have enough volunteers to ensure that everyone be introduced at 5.30pm. If you’ve made a New Year’s gets the help they need particularly in the early stages. resolution to lose weight, why not give Slimming World The club is based at the Leisure Centre and runs a go? Come along and find out how you too can lose weekly on Wednesday’s from 12.45-2.45pm. If you weight without ever feeling hungry – Fill up on healthy, are competent using a PC, laptop or tablet, either Mieveryday food whenever you want - without weighing crosoft or Apple, we would be delighted to hear from or counting! It’s the UK’s favourite way to lose weight you. Please contact Alison Vine on 01273 492620. and a warm welcome awaits you. Ring Helen on 07741 417123 for more details, or just come along. Session times are Mondays 9.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm – Look forward to seeing you there!

POLICE UPDATE 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 refuse 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

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HENFIELD CHRISTMAS SHOP WINDOW WINNERS Henfield traders celebrated some hard work on colourful windows with awards given by Henfield Enterprise (Chamber of Trade and Commerce). Nigel Fitzsimmons, Town Centres Officer for Horsham District Council, and Tony Jackson, Henfield Community Partnership chairman, presented certificates for best shop window displays. The theme was Christmas 1953 - Coronation Year. Winners were: White Mischief (best use of lighting), Henfield Antiques and Home (best use of space), Southdown Galleries and Hamfelds (best theme) and Henfield Furnishings (best use of colour). Special Commendations went to: Jasmines Florists, Designcopy-print, Barnards Bakery, Bay Tree Trading, JD Cleaners, Truffles and Village Care.

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Santa’s sleigh (courtesy of the BP Guild) was in the centre of the village and Santa was in his grotto nearby in the bus shelter, run by Henfield Youth Club. Shops and banks were open with refreshments for customers. Charity stalls included Friends of St. Barnabas House, Henfield Leisure Centre and the Scout Hut Appeal. Henfield Free Church carol singers entertained throughout the evening and members of West Chiltington Silver Band played Christmas tunes outside The Bell. HART (Henfield Area Response Team) were on duty in their trailer outside Henfield Club and were called to help a pedestrian slightly injured in a fall. Henfield Enterprise chairman Mike Beardall said: “We were unlucky with the weather. The rain arrived as we were setting up - but there was a great atmosphere in the High Street and the rain failed to dampen out spirits. “Our thanks to all the traders and volunteers who made the evening so successful and provided entertainment and food.” Mike Beardall


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t’s been eight years since we published the very first printed copy of BN5 magazine and delivered it, via Royal Mail, to every postcode in the BN5 area. And what an eight years we have had! Our aim has always been to inform and to help our local community. From the very first magazines we have slowly built up a readership and a reputation for good quality editorial, interesting news and extensive events listings. For us it’s always been about quality (not just quantity) and now we are inundated each month with editorial contributions, which is the way we like it. We are a community magazine and the contributions from local people are what make us uniquely Henfield.

“Every time you look there will be something different - a true reflection of our vibrant, interesting and ever-changing village.” Our popular Facebook page has been up and running for a while now and it’s been a fabulously successful way for us to share more immediate news, fun and events with you and vice-versa. We love the community spirit of those who follow us and contribute information – it really brightens our day! And now we have the BN5 website. It’s pretty much an on-line version of the magazine: vibrant, colourful, attractive, easy to navigate and interesting. We’ve kept it simple, but what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in depth.

“Our aim has always been to inform and to help our local community.” We’re extremely proud to say that the BN5 magazine is the first place people look for local business and services and the website is an extension of this. Our Business Directory has over 600 local businesses, and the list is growing. We actively champion local businesses and we know BN5 is a great way to find trusted local tradespeople. From as little as £10 a month you can enhance the profile of your business by advertising with us and really make your business stand out from the crowd. If you’d like to find out more call Zoe on 01273 494002 zoe@bn5magazine.co.uk.

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Our search facility is really easy to use so you will be able to quickly find the information you are after, be it diary listings, contact details for clubs and groups, or directions. We’ve also made it super easy for you to submit your own news items and diary listings, so there’s no excuse not to share them with the wider community.

“We love the community spirit of those who follow us and contribute information – it really brightens our day!” One thing certainly won’t find on the BN5 website is static or out-of-date pages: our news items are updated on an almost daily basis, plus you’ll find the current and back issues of the magazine so you’ll never be short of a good read. We love a story - there’s nothing better than finding out something interesting to share with others. We’ve interviewed many inspiring people about their lives, travels and passions. We’ve talked to artists, fundraisers, sportspeople, musicians, politicians, war veterans, Olympians, authors, as well as ‘regular’ villagers with great stories to tell. Quite simply there is never a dull moment! We’re very excited about our website. It’s had several versions that haven’t passed muster but finally we feel confident that it represents us well and will represent Henfield and the surrounding area well. We can now be immediate with news and information: every time you look there will be something different - a true reflection of our vibrant, interesting and everchanging village.

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troke rehabilitation in hospitals can be a long and difficult process. As well as the physical problems caused by stroke, patients are often left feeling depressed, isolated and lacking in selfesteem. This is where the charity InterAct Reading Service is making a difference.

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Local resident Malcolm Harrington is one of many professional actors who spend a couple of hours a week reading aloud to stroke patients in Hospitals around the country. “Our objectives are to raise the patient’s spirits and take their mind of their condition” said Malcolm. “It’s all about looking for connections that will spark off a memory and give pleasure.” More specifically, the InterAct Reading Service works to improve the rate and quality of an individual’s recovery from a stroke by: improving mood; alleviating poststroke depression; increasing self-esteem; boosting communication confidence; stimulating the brain; and providing entertainment.

“Having a stroke is so lonely. It is such a shock you need someone to keep your spirits up. Thank God for you and for the ministry of your stories. They keep me focused and keep my feet on the right path” Malcolm has been involved in amateur dramatics throughout his life, including Henfield Theatre Company and its predecessors the Choral and Operatic Society and the Henfield Players. But 1999, after years of working in the catering industry and in the NHS as a health promotion adviser, Malcolm decided to go back to education and did a one year post-graduate drama course in London. “It’s something that I always wanted to do when I was younger but never did. It was very, very hard work – totally exhausting!” Since then he has a variety of acting roles on television, theatre in education and touring with open-air theatre companies.

“Thank you for entertaining me, I’ve enjoyed your readings, it’s such a relief to have someone reading to me, thank you so much” Malcolm got involved with the InterAct Reading Service about five years ago after seeing an advert in The Stage magazine. The charity always uses professional actors for several reasons: they have the dramatic skills to hold the concentration of somebody who is not only unwell but also in a hospital environment; they have the vocal stamina to sustain long periods of reading; and they also have the technique to pick up on and respond to unspoken reactions from the patients.

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“I think it’s wonderful - makes you realise you’ve still got your marbles!... I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this” The readings can be anything - extracts from fiction or autobiographies, poetry, hymns or even jokes. “Sometimes the patient will tell you what they like, but sometimes you have to try and guess what they would like” said Malcolm. “I always have a few books of poems and short stories to choose from in my bag, as well as the Interact Reading Service Manual which has a very diverse selection of prose.” He went on to explain: “Older generations often had to learn poems by heart when they were at school and sometimes when I start to read ‘Daffodils’ by Wordsworth, ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake or ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, patients who have previously been uncommunicative start to mouth the words!”

“The doctors look at my symptoms and I feel their concern. My family look at what I’ve become and I feel their concern. But when you look at me as you read your stories and we talk; you see the me that I’ve always been because you look beyond my sickness, and that makes me feel better” The challenge of reading to desperately ill patients is ultimately rewarding as Malcolm explained: “Knowing that you are breaking up the day for someone who has nothing to do other than worry about their condition – that’s the good thing about it. But it can also be quite depressing – patients can be, quite understandably, upset or depressed, so it’s not all smiles, laughter and recognition.”

“It’s like a medicine to have someone read to you and spend time with you” The InterAct Reading Service makes a real difference to the recovery and lives of stroke survivors. They receive no statutory funds and so rely almost entirely on the generosity of individuals and trusts for their existence. If you would like to support the InterAct Reading Service, please visit www.interactreading.org for more information, email info@interactreading.org or call 020 7931 6458. Sarah Butler

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2014 EXCURSIONS AND DAY TRIPS INCLUDE: ‘From here to Eternity’ at the Shaftsbury Theatre in London Racing at Ascot – The Betfair Ascot Chase Day Warner Brothers Studio Tour (home of Harry Potter) A day out to Dunkirk The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia The Hawk Conservancy Trust The Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London Cake International at ExCel London ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at the London Savoy Theatre starring Robert Lindsay The Mary Rose Museum Leeds Castle Wisley Gardens in early Spring

HENFIELD DENTAL SURGERY A big smile and a warm welcome await you at the Henfield Dental Surgery! Situated in Highdene House on Henfield High Street, Henfield Dental Surgery offers a modern, state-ofthe-art dental service in a friendly and relaxing environment. With free patient parking on the premises and flexible opening hours (including Saturdays and early morning/late evening appointments), the team are committed to ensuring that your visit is a pleasant one. Preventative dentistry is the focus of the team at Henfield Dental Surgery and their aim is to be gentle and caring in all their dealings with patients. From the warm and friendly reception staff through to the highly professional dental-nurses, hygienists and dentists, you can be assured of the highest standards of service. Ben and the team have recently expanded the practice to accommodate increasing patient numbers and to provide patients with the latest technology in dentistry. As well as routine dental care, they also offer a wide range of treatments and services including: dental implants; teeth straightening with Fastbraces; smile makeovers; tooth whitening; Six Month Smiles; Invisalign; Same Day Veneers; more com-

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is always happy to support and offer dental advice, especially to nervous patients. She recently got married and is settling into a new life in Sussex. Sunita enjoys cooking and socialising and recently volunteered for the charity Crisis.

good with children and nervous patients. She is also a fully qualified homeopath and is able to provide patients with homeopathic dental treatment, as well as conventional dentistry. Lotte has two children and is a keen runner who has completed several marathons.

dentist with a patient and caring manner. He qualified from the University of Wales in 1980 and came to Henfield Dental Surgery in 2011. A father of three, Alan loves to travel, has a strong passion for all types of music and live shows and enjoys cooking and socialising.

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e’re all under the weather and have to take a trip to see our GPs from time to time. Things have certainly changed over the years, many will remember the days of General Practice when you visited your doctor at their home surgery with one receptionist looking after the surgery.

Katie Hill is the Practice Manager. I met Katie one Wednesday morning, just in time for coffee, when the GPs, nurses and practice team filtered in to take their break. Katie explained a little of the process patients encounter when they make their initial call to the Centre and I was able to observe and chat with the team.

The economies of scale led to a more modern and structured service and in 1993 the Deer Park surgery was built by the doctors, with land donated as part of the Parsonage Farm housing development. In 2010 the surgery was expanded further to provide 12 consulting rooms for the seven GP partners, four parttime nurses and other services. The Centre now has a list of over 9,500 patients across the area, including Partridge Green, where the branch surgery is located at the Woodlawn site in the High Street. When you visit Henfield Medical Centre chances are you’re needing just one area of care, be it a GP visit, child clinic or physio. Many of us don’t realise the depth and range of services the Centre can provide and just how much work goes into keeping the Centre running smoothly. The surgery has a dispensary, library, counseling room and a purpose built physiotherapy suite. They offer on-site chiropody and physiotherapy as well as weekly sessions with a clinical psychologist, midwife and health visitors. It’s fully equipped to deal with the trends in modern healthcare, which are moving towards keeping minor surgeries and specialist clinics community rather than hospital based. This is infinitely more convenient for patients, cutting waiting and travel times, as well as freeing up hospitals for more critical care.

When you call Henfield Medical Centre you will be greeted by one of the practice team receptionists. They are all highly trained, with the utmost levels of confidentiality training, to deal with calls, some urgent and critical and some more routine. The questions they ask may sound a little personal, but it’s all part of the initial ‘triage’ when the patient is assessed for the degree of urgency and which area of the Centre the patient should be directed towards. This is important for many reasons – none of us would like to think we were ‘jumping the queue’ in front of someone who may be seriously ill and need referral to an emergency service, or maybe it’s you that needs immediate attention.

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If it’s a routine and non-urgent appointment then it’s likely you’ll be able to see your regular GP. This is often preferable, especially if it’s an issue that needs continuity and long term care. Otherwise you’ll be allocated one of the seven GP Partners. This is a slightly different system to many other Practices, where patients don’t have a designated GP and are given less than 10 minutes per appointment (including time for your GP to write up notes or send letters, which hardly gives the patient time to take off their coat). At Henfield the times are more generous and GPs try very hard to stick to their appointment slots. This isn’t always possible but it’s easy to appreciate that some

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Photographs Emma Osman visits do overrun. The priority is care – individual care for each patient, time for them to talk and time for the GP to figure the best way to bring them back to full health. If an appointment overruns and you have to wait a little longer for your time further down the queue then surely that’s preferable to patients being shuffled out of the door before they have been listened to properly?

If you have a long-term condition then the Medical Centre can point you in the direction of self-help and support groups. They work with many local organisations, including and most recently Know Dementia, who are helping to make Henfield a dementia friendly community. The Friends of Henfield Medical Centre are a fantastic support for the Centre, they also offer some very informative (and very often over-subscribed) evening talks on different medical topics. With the system changes that have enabled Medical Check BN5’s What’s On pages for these dates and Centres to be more efficient and run more smoothly reserve your place early. there have been some down-sides. GPs now need to write extensive notes on each visit, which is the We are lucky that Henfield Medical Centre is highly part we don’t see when we leave the consulting regarded as a place of good practice – we are one of room! Gone are the days of a scribbled one-liner. This the few villages to have university medical students means that if you have multiple problems it may not (years one, four and five) coming to the village for their be a good idea to save them all up for one visit, or at training. You may be asked if a student can sit in on the least please ask the receptionist for a longer ap- your appointment. This is valuable for the student, pointment time. the Centre and for you; sometimes they are purely observing and other times they are conducting the If you’re feeling very poorly then your need might be consultation, under supervision. It’s a reflection of the more immediate – so an emergency appointment can quality of care at Henfield that the Medical Centre has be arranged. The receptionist may arrange a ‘call these prized teaching posts allocated to them. back’ from one of the four nurses. They are highly trained and experienced, and know exactly the right After spending a couple of hours chatting with the questions to ask to assess how you can be best nurses, practice team and GPs it’s apparent that they are helped. It may mean a visit to see a nurse, or one of all utterly committed to maintaining and improving the the GPs. These appointments are in high demand, but health of the local community. It seems that the NHS and it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be seen that day if those who work in it are often under a sustained and you’ve got immediate health worries. Once again, it’s unbalanced attack from the national press. In the face worth bearing in mind that your GP can be called out of this the team at Henfield are incredibly positive and on a medical emergency when you’re waiting for your proud of their practice. We’ve got a valuable (and still appointment – sometimes these things are unavoid- free) resource, how lucky we are. able. Emma Osman

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n January many people feel a sense of déjà vu as they see the scales have crept up, while wishing they had resisted that extra sausage roll or second helping of Christmas pudding. The festive overeating, celebrating (drinking) and too much sofa time can leave you feeling sluggish and unfit come the New Year. For some, the long periods of inactivity may even have even caused the return of a niggling back pain.

to reshape your body, which becomes longer, leaner, stronger and more toned. It also improves your posture and delivers a fitness which quickly becomes a way of life and not simply an exercise regime! I have been teaching APPI Pilates in Henfield, West Sussex for eight years. I love helping people to change their lives and seeing my clients feeling terrific, vibrant and more energised through a deeper understanding of their own health and fitness. The results can be extraordinary, and life-changing. As well as a stronger, toned and more flexible body, my clients also report fewer aches and pains, more energy and increased vitality. What’s more, you don’t just see the improvements in the studio. Students quickly learn to incorporate what they have learned into their daily lives, by improving the way they stand and walk, how they sit at a computer or drive a car, and in sports such as skiing, tennis, running, cycling, hiking, dancing or swimming. Pilates is of benefit whether you have never exercised before or you always have and always will. Whether you have a sedentary job (sitting for long hours every day), or you are on your feet too much. My clients include busy mums, over-worked executives with bad backs, people with chronic back pain and joint problems.

Does this sound all too familiar? It’s very common to rush out to join the gym or get the latest celebrity exercise DVD in an attempt to address the problem, but this initial burst of enthusiasm has often dwindled by the middle of February. This year, how about trying something different? A method of exercise that really makes a difference to the way you feel and the way you move. Pilates offers a unique, total-body conditioning regime that works differently from other fitness techniques. Long popular with dancers, gymnasts and actors, it is now well established, appealing to anyone who: wants a stronger back or flatter stomach; to those with specific injuries or medical problems; or those who simply want to get fit or de-stress. Doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors often recommend Pilates as one of the safest and most effective forms of exercise available. Pilates works by building strength from the inside Maybe Pilates is the ideal way for you to kick-start 2014! out. By rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct postural alignment and by working on deep Liz Marks APPI PILATES INSTRUCTOR & TEACHER TRAINER postural muscles in the abdomen and spine, it helps

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All our fitness classes are fun, friendly and enjoyable with fabulous up-to-date and dated music! They are all suitable for both men and women of all ages and fitness ability. Spinning is exercise on a static bike that helps you build muscle tone, strengthen your core muscles and increase your cardio by turning up and down the tension to mimic hill climbs and sprinting. Rebound is performed on a small trampoline and has the advantage of promoting whole body wellness, as well as reducing your body fat and firming up your legs, thighs, abdomen and hips. 20-20-20 is a class that gives you an all-over body workout, with 20 minutes of aerobics, 20 minutes of step aerobics and 20 minutes of body toning. Circuit training is a great way to work your whole body using different equipment and pushing yourself to your maximum limit. Each week the session is slightly different.

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We offer a range of fitness classes for those who are looking for a calmer and lower impact workout. These include Yoga, Legs Bums and Tums, Pilates and Circle Dancing.

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Keeping fit is not just for the grown-ups! Henfield Leisure Centre has a range of activities for children. For pre-schoolers there is Toddler Bounce and for school age children there is Gymnastics Club, Trampoline lessons, Stunt and Tumble Cheerleading, and Junior Weights. Don’t forget we also offer Ofsted registered before and after school club as well as holiday play-schemes.

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JANUARY 2014 | Health

Sajid Hussain

Photograph Emma Osman

1st Class BSc (Hons) MCOptom. Opth. Optometrist

HENFIELD EYE CARE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO I am an Optometrist and contacts lens practitioner, with a special interest in Varifocal dispensing. I’ve been an Optometrist for 13 years and I’ve been working in Henfield for eight years. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON YOUR PARTICULAR CAREER? I love science, working with specialist instruments and helping people to make a practical difference to their lives. WHICH ASPECT OF YOUR JOB DO YOU LIKE BEST? I love the more interesting and challenging aspects of Optometry work particularly when I can resolve complicated refraction issues, the binocular balance and to correct a patients eyesight to suit their life style, whether it be flying planes or to see their new smart phone clearly at close-up. As an independent optometrist I have a patient centred approach to care towards my patients and I have no pressure from corporate type organisations which I find immensely satisfying HAS ANYONE INSPIRED YOU IN YOUR WORK? My father and mother have very much inspired me. I was born, brought up and educated in England, but my parents came to this country in the latter part of the British Empire. They inspired me to be the best and would say; ‘make the most of the opportunities God has blessed you with in this country, particularly the education and the values of justice’. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?


I’m proud of having achieved a first class honours degree in Optometry after an intense grilling from top mility and love for humanity. professors in Optometry. I’m also proud of my reputation as a good high quality optometrist which has TELL US A JOKE! brought in patients from different generations Sol had lived a long life, which was drawing to its end. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE EVENT IN THE LOCAL As his family surrounded him on his deathbed, he asked to see his optometrist. CALENDAR? The Christmas and new year break is becoming more of a favourite month for me as it is a time when most of our families get together in Surrey and Manchester and a time of reflection. As Muslim with Christian friends, it also helps me to connect and reflect on our highly respected prophet Jesus Christ and his universal message of love and peace.

“Optometrist?” they asked. “Why in the world do you want to see your optometrist?” “Just get him for me.” So they go get Dr Kaplan, who, on seeing Sol about to depart this life, asked: “Sol, it pains me to see you like this. What can I possibly do for you?”

WHICH FAMOUS PERSON WOULD YOU MOST LIKE Sol opened his eyes slightly and said, “Doc, before I go, there’s one thing I have to know. Which one was TO HAVE DINNER WITH, AND WHY better, one or two?” Mohammed Ali - he would be a very charismatic perwww.henfieldeyecare.co.uk son to have a conversation with. I would like to probe the mind of one who has had a very interesting life 01273 494030 journey from self-proclaimed greatness to sincere hu-

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Business | JANUARY 2014



ere is a simple truth: there would be more jobs if there were a better understanding between banks and the businesses that want to borrow from them. But this understanding appears to be lacking, according to new research. We sometimes forget that it is not just mighty corporations with interesting tax arrangements that provide work. More than 14.1 million people are employed in small and medium sized companies (or SMEs, as they are invariably known) in the UK. It is these businesses - from pie makers to precision engineers - that underpin communities in a way that the global giants rarely do. Their smaller cousins provide the jobs and services that glue the country together. When smaller businesses want to grow and recruit more people, they often need banks to fund that expansion. Yet there is a suspicion, fuelled by headlines and political unease, that despite a plethora of welcome Government initiatives to encourage lending, banks and smaller businesses are not always talking to each other, let alone engaged or married. Kingston Smith commissioned an independent study by the Business Schools at the Universities of Surrey and Greenwich to find out what is really going on, and why the money is not always getting to where it’s needed. Researchers interviewed SMEs involved with everything from hairdressing to wearable wireless body sensors. Significantly, they also talked to the senior lending policy makers at five of the UK’s High Street banks. The results were troubling. On the plus side, most businesses applying for loans do actually succeed – 74% in fact. But that is still down from the 90% that did so before the banking crisis of 2008. However, 26% of SMEs that want money cannot access it. This is far too high. The Business School authors put the barriers to SME lending down to a lack of effective communication, with each side lost in translation with the other. The research showed that businesses don’t appreciate the risks banks take or understand the regulatory burdens that they face. It is not like taking money from an investor or friend. They often fail to recognise that banks want to share risk, not shoulder it. Owners need to show a good credit rating, prepare realistic business plans and seek some expert feedback before approaching a lender. Instead, many treat borrowing money as if it were a ‘Dragons’ Den’ pitch where decisions are made on gut instinct - a virtue in entrepreneurs, perhaps, but a vice in bankers. Equally, banks need to be more candid about their loan criteria and provide feedback when they turn someone down. It would help if websites offered a

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clear checklist of what they want to see in an application, not to mention adding a real human into the mix to help the process. The Government could also do more, particularly in sorting out the conflicting pressures on banks being expected to lend out money whilst also building up their own reserves. The state-backed Business Bank should help those firms currently struggling to get finance when it finally gets going, as long as it addresses this disconnect. But it will not help the perception that our research found and its damaging implications for jobs. Banks need to make more effort to be more accessible to businesses and in turn, businesses need to think harder about what banks want to see. It matters. We should remember that most SMEs pay their taxes in the UK. All of their taxes. Banks and businesses need to get their relationship back on track again. This is not a marriage anyone can afford to see fail. Our research report ‘Bank Finance – lost in translation’ can be downloaded at www.ks.co.uk/smebankfinance

Paul Samrah For further advice on this or other business issues, contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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Index of advertisers | JANUARY 2014 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP R J Dewdney

04 49 64 49

Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels







Gareth’s Emporium Katherine Lawrie Jewellery Lorimer Photography Shoreham Gallery Steyning Bookshop Stokes Newsagents

20 21 39 08 39 10


Design Copy Print


Henfield Homes & Property Maintenance Nigel Parsons Optimal Property Maintenance Willow Construction

57 56 59 54

Cherish Care Know Dementia Red Oaks Care Home Upper Mead

44 67 52 63

B&I Carpets Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran Selectacarpet

53 60 48


22 03 16 16




CATERING & FARM SHOPS Kaylee’s Cakery Rushfields Farm Shop taste...deli taste...deli wine bar


Oven Heaven Sussex Oven Cleaning

08 50

Henfield Helpline PC Doctor

51 65

The Conservatory Co. The Countryman Home Improvements

48 42

Henfield Dental The Mallards

34 29

Amanda Wilde Canine Adventures

17 38

The Countryman Home Improvements BHW Glass N. Constantine Repairs

42 58 58

Burt Electrical GMK Electrical Jeremy Crawley Electrician Paul Barnard Paul McDermott

57 49 58 58 55

Premier Fencing











Braziers Autos Coles Automotive Mile Oak Servicing Setyres

62 64

66 02 57 68

Heritage Logs 15

Beechcroft Landscapes 60 Gardener Tom 53 Hamfelds 53 Heritage Logs 15 Jack Dunckley’s Birchfield Nursery 09 Martin Standing 54 The Green Reaper 55 Rooted 60 Rushfields 03 S. Goodridge 53 Wilkinson Cox Garden Design 58



B Muzeen Groundworks




Hair and Co 12 Hyatt’s Hair 28 Louisa Jayne Partridge Green 29 Mermaids in the Sun tanning 22 Natasha 10 Pinks Hairdressing 41


Optimal Property Services Henfield Homes and Property Maintenance


59 57



Emotional Freedom Techniques Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy Henfield Podiatry Clinic Liz Marks Pilates Nia Sussex Osteopath & CHC Tai Chi & Qui Gong

41 40 41 40 44 41 57 08



Swanage Holiday Lets Roadmark Travel

21 32




INTERIORS, FURNITURE & CURTAINS Barbara Ritchie Gareth’s Emporium


The Community Church Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre St Barnabas House


56 20 18 51 46 43

Beacon Lettings 55


Lucy Locksmith




BRAZIERS eld Garage Henfi

48 08

King and Stevens


Henfield Eye Care


Sussex Oven Cleaning


Ladies who Decorate Mark Atkinson Mick Patching Trim Decorating

53 59 55 48

Mr Mole (Gogga Pest Control)


Adrian Over


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

59 59 56 48 58 57 58 60






Cat and Canary Little India The Plough The White Hart

30 30 31 06

GRP Flat Roofing


ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, ACTIVITIES Busy Bees The Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care The Towers Convent School


49 49 41 11, 23

Amanda Shaw Griffith Smith Farrington Webb


43 65

Contain Yourself Storage


Henfield Village Cars Personal Car Service

39 51

Aerials and More Bowers and Wilkins

65 60

The Plumbing and Tiling Company


The Green Reaper Jonathan Carter Trees Southern Beeches The Tree Works

55 55 54 54

Hawthorn Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


Slimming World




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Welcome to our monthly diary.

Henfield’s Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) Diary 8th ANNUAL DEMENTIA CONGRESS - we attended the National Congress in early November in Nottingham and the most powerful impression was that slowly, community, hospitals, health, and care homes are starting to work together. An exciting development!! HOPE - REAL PEOPLE - REAL LIVES

DEMENTIA IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS - THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!! Everyone knows somebody with dementia and, when we spoke with families in Henfield and West Grinstead Parishes, most people said they want to keep going out and about using local shops and service. As a business, service or club can you support families to continue to be your valued customer/member by doing some very simple things? Certainly Pinks Hairdressers, NatWest Bank, the Medical Centres and the Youth Club are considering ways to support people affected by the condition. Find out more and join us in making our villages the first dementia friendly villages in West Sussex.

SHARING REAL EXPERINCES Henfield and Woodlawn Surgery, Partridge Green Medical Centres - have committed to supporting a dementia friendly community by enabling Know Dementia to offer a drop-in facility in both Medical Centres once a month. Dates below and in the What’s On section. For further information please use the Know Dementia’s website, Henfield Hub or contact the Know Dementia team: phone 01273 494300 or info@knowdementia.co.uk. 01273 494002

DROP-IN FOR A CHAT: Woodlawn Surgery Thursday 7 January from 9- 11.30am Henfield Medical Centre Thursday 9 January from 1pm

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