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January 2015 #102

Have a Happy, Healthy 2015!

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

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JANUARY 2015 | Contents

Editor’s

07 What’s on listings

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from the BN5 area

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LETTER

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Happy new year everyone! If you’re anything like us at the BN5 office, some of you might be considering a few changes to get Health in shape for 2015 after the over-indulgence of the Happy & Healthy festive season. If so, keeping up the motivation beyond the first few weeks of January is often a stumbling block. In this issue, we’ve pulled Health together some ideas to help you get healthier and Holistic health happier in Henfield this year! Sarah’s come up with some ideas for exercise that’s enjoyable, gets you family time and allows Local interest you to get involved with the village and some of Volunteering the fantastic clubs and groups, many of which cost next to nothing to join. It’s an easy, cheap and enjoyable way to keep fit, and there’s something for everyone, whatever your age, abilities or health. Fitness Take a look at page 24 for a bit of inspiration. My Fitness Journey Volunteering can help give you that feel-good factor, while helping others locally. Lots of local clubs are looking for help, you don’t need to spare Local interest ‘There was an Old Woman’ more than a couple of hours to make a difference. Thank you for all your emails, calls and Facebook comments over the last year, please keep them coming in so we can make BN5 the very best we Business can. Take a look at our website bn5magazine. Paul Samrah co.uk for the latest Henfield news and events. If you have a local club or group you would like championed this year, please email me editor@ Index bn5magazine.co.uk. of advertisers Best wishes for 2015 from us all.

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Richard Cohen, Martin Love, Phil Grant, Angie Brotheridge, Liz Marks, Belle Amett, Nicki Dowd and Elaine Scott. This month’s BN5 cover photograph with the kind permission of Paul Crowe at Henfield Joggers www. henfieldjoggers.co.uk 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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JANUARY 2015 | What’s on

Happy New Year from us all at BN5! Thursday 1 January

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Knit & Natter

Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Tues)

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

Jolesfield Community There was an Old A drop-in craft group for adults. Choir Woman - Henfield Theatre Action for Deafness Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Company Henfield Hall, 2pm (every 1st Tues) Weds)

Henfield Hall, (& 2nd & 3rd)

Hearing aid maintenance clinic and Open to all. Call Elizabeth Carey on World premiere – see article for in- information, advice and support on 07880 551 751 or email e.carey@ formation on times and tickets. all aspects of hearing loss. sky.com

Sunday 4 HDC walk

Henfield Garden Club Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

AGM – followed by talk by John Steyning Circular, 9 miles, 3½ Willis of the Henfield Conservation hours. Meet at Washington South Volunteers. For more details about Downs Way car park. Call Mick on joining our club contact our Membership Secretary, Linda Beresford 01903 745971. by email: linda@slugbandit.co.uk Netball or phone 01273 492497.

Washington, 10am

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

Pub Quiz

Thursday 8 Rhyme Time

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

Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers.

Circle Dancing

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.30am-12pm (& every Thurs)

White Hart, 8.30pm (& Tues 20th) Call Brenda Kelly on 01273 842405. Everybody welcome (over 16’s). In aid of HART. Teams of up to six. HDC Walk For more information call Edna on Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 01403 710586 or 07708486973. Steyning, 10.30am 492006 to reserve a table. New walk - the Steyning stroll, 1 mile, no stiles. Meet at the Steyning Sporting Moments Health Centre. Call Ann on 01903 The Book Nook Southwater Leisure Centre 10am The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am 297553.

Monday 5

– 12pm (& every Mon)

Wednesday 7 (& every Weds)

Tai Chi for over 60s

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10am12pm (& every Weds)

Play and Learn Together

Tai Chi & Qigong

Henfield Squash Club

Free sports sessions for people A great selection of books, CDs, Maidment Court, 11am-12pm (& with dementia and a family memand DVD’s for sale with all pro- every Thurs) ber. Come and meet others and ceeds to St Andrew’s church. Contact Ian Kendall on 07900 enjoy the fun. Call 01273 494300. 193230 or iktaichi@me.com Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Badminton Club Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Mon)

We play a reasonable standard of badminton but are very patient with rusty players who may not have picked up their racquet for some time! New members welcome. Call Chris on 01273 492986.

Tuesday 6 Chatterbox

A friendly club to help you to improve your computer skills and get online. Cost £1.50 including refreshments. Call Alison Vine on 01273 492620.

Free Church Hall, 11-12.30pm (& every Thurs) A free, friendly and fun group where you can play with your child (babies to rising 5’s) and help them to learn. Call 01403 864668.

Henfield Hall, 5.30-7.30pm (& every Weds)

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

Tai Chi classes for beginners. In- Drop-in and play session only £3. troductory class free. Also class at Henfield Youth Club from 7.30- Rotary Club of Henfield Come and have fun! Still £1.50 in- 9pm. Call Irvin Morris on 01903 and Steyning 810131 or 07825 453916. The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, cluding refreshments.

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

HDC Walk

Steyning, 11am (& Tues 20th)

Henfield Joggers

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (&

2 mile stroll. Meet at Steyning every Weds) Health Centre, Call Linda on 01903 Beginners course and main meet816865 or Anne on 01903 297553. ing, running on and off-road. See www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk Tai Chi for over 60s

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

Henfield Lions Club

George Hotel, Henfield, 7.30pm Contact Ian Kendall on 07900 (& every 1st Weds)

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A convivial organisation combining business and social events - all welcome. Contact David Andrew on 01903 816981 or andrew@ greathampden.net

Friday 9

Aladdin – Poynings Players Holy Trinity Church, Poynings (&

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What’s on | JANUARY 2015 10th & 11th)

In aid of Henfield Youth Club. For See news item for more informa- collection of jumble call Debbie Slaughter on 01273 494541. tion.

Henfield Camera Club

Sunday 11

Club members are invited to talk for ten minutes on a photographic subject of their choice. New members welcome - contact alec. pelham@btinternet.com.

Book Sale

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 HDC Walk

Tuesday 13 HDC walk

Truleigh Hill Upper Beeding 2pm

5 miles, 2 hours. Meet at High Trees Car Park at the junction of Henfield Leisure Centre, 7am-1pm the A283/A2037. Call Ann on 01903 To book a table please contact the 297553. Leisure Centre on 01273 494984. Woodmancote Parish

Table Top Sale

Council meeting

The Chapel, Fulking (& every 2nd Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) Sun until March)

Great selection of books, CDs and DVDs. All proceeds to St Andrews Downland Dog Walk, 2 miles, 1¼ Church, Edburton. hours. Park in one of the Steyning car parks if possible; there is only very limited parking at the cricket Steyning Decorative and pavilion, especially on a Saturday. Fine Arts Call Sally on 07720 850064. Steyning Centre, 10am-12pm (&

Steyning, 9am

Monday 12

Email woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com for more information.

Henfield History Group Free Church Hall, 8pm

Steyning Grammar School – 400 years of education by Janet Pennington. All welcome. £3 nonmembers (members by subscripNew Year’s Brunch every 2nd Mon) tion). Call Maureen Fletcher on Flights of fancy - the develop- 01273 492194. Corpus Christi Church Hall, ment of the staircase by Barbara 10.30am-1pm Organised by the Friends of St Pe- Peacock, Fellow RSA, writer, tour ter’s. Tickets £10 from Jasmines leader and lecturer. Members and Knit & Natter visitors (donation of £5) are warmly The Lounge, Rayner Court, Florist or call 01273 492294. welcome. For further information 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Jumble Sale please call 01903 368254 or 01903 Weds) Henfield Hall, 2pm 816190.

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JANUARY 2015 | What’s on We knit gift items and children’s clothes for various charities and there is something for everyone to knit whatever their ability or interest. For more information or to donate wool, call Jean on 01273 493171.

Thursday 15

Join Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Bird Safari to Medmerry, a new wetland reserve between Selsey and BrackCat & Canary, 8.30pm lesham Bay. Call 01273 497561 or Get rid of those post-Christmas see www.sussexwildlifetrust.org. blues and have some fun. Dress uk/whatson. Booking is essential. accordingly! Henfield Camera Club 492655.

Abba Tribute Night

Tuesday 20 Trefoil Guild

Jazzled Choir

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

The Tonbridge Grainmakers - an illustrated talk by two members of Tonbridge Camera Club. New members welcome - contact alec. Open to anyone over the age of 18 pelham@btinternet.com. who is willing to support our aims. Come and join us! Call Mary on 01273 492351 or Jane on 01403 Henfield Art Club 710061.

Henfield Guide Hut (& every 3rd Tues), 7.30pm

Catholic Church Hall, 1.303.30pm (& every two weeks term-time only)

A jazz, swing and blues community choir that supports everyone including those with dementia and their carers. £5 entry includes tea and biscuits. Call Know Dementia on 01273 494300 or email info@ knowdementia.co.uk

Saturday 17

Tuesday 27

Wednesday 21

Woodmancote & Henfield WI Henfield Hall, 2.15pm

Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& every 4th Tues)

Membership £25 per year and guests £3 per session. Call Alan Harrison on 01273 495262 .

An exciting opportunity for parents and older children to learn bushcraft and survival skills whilst sharing in the joy of a winter woodland with Sussex Wildlife Trust. See news item for more information.

‘Getting to know you’ - for members to get to know one an- Small Dole Tuesday Club other. Freecycle table, ‘Flower of Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm the month’ competition and tea served. New members welcome. £2. Contact Janet Daley at con2015 subscription due (£36 for stancejanetdaly@gmail.com year). Contact Maureen Merrifield on 01273 493096 or email mmerHDC Walk rifield@btinternet.com

Henfield Hall, 2pm

White Hart, 7.30pm

Parent & Child Bushcraft Woods Mill, 10am-2pm

Jumble Sale with Auction

Wednesday 28

Celebrity Come Die with Me

In aid of Henfield Tennis Club. Call For more details see page 10. 07753 214726 regarding collection of items.

Thursday 22 HDC Walk

Sunday 18

Brighton Steadfast Association Reunion

The White Horse, 10am

Southwick Methodist Church, Manor Hall Road, 2.30pm

Royal Oak, Wineham, 10am

5 miles, no dogs. Meet in pub car park. Call Geoff on 01403 258180.

Saturday 31

St Peter’s Jumble Sale Henfield Hall, 2pm

Auction at 2.30pm. For collection Maplehurst, towards Cowfold, 5½ of good jumble and auction items, mile some stiles, no dogs. Meet ring 01273 493172, 495532 or in the pub car park. Call Geoff on 493369. 1403 258180.

Friday 23

Any former members of The Boys’ Brigade are cordially invited to the reunion followed by tea and the Sussex Bird Safari AGM. Contact Dick Kent on 01273 Near Selsey, 9.30am

WEA Henfield Branch Henfield Hall, 2.30-4.30pm

‘A Short Film about Killing’ by David Heley.

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taste... deli Cake heaven… It’s 7am on a Tuesday morning at taste…deli and the lights are on, the ovens are warming and Rick is weighing the first batch of butter and sugar for a homemade carrot cake. The carrots came from Jeremy’s the day before, and Rick has the best ingredients; good butter, good flour and free-range local eggs, all measured and ready for one of his famous cakes. To be honest, 7am is far to early for photographs (that’s my excuse) so I join Rick at 10 when he’s making the icing for a cake-defyingly enormous Victoria Sandwich and filling it with spoonfuls of a very delicious looking raspberry jam. It’s also a much more social hour, when I know the coffee machine is ready to go – in fact, the warm aromas of baking mingled with freshly ground coffee are the perfect (10am) start to anyone’s day. Rick loves baking, but it’s only in the last few months that he’s been getting up early to bake for the deli. Their other cakes come from Beeches Bakery in Partridge Green, Kim Nicholls is a wonderful baker who has established a firm following of fans who come back again and

again for her Tunisian Orange Cake, extremely chocolatey Chocolate Brownies, Bakewell Cake and Coffee and Walnut Cake. Rick and Louise celebrated four years at taste… deli last month. “I can’t believe how time has flown,” said Rick. “We love running the deli, and have made some great friends. Baking the cakes feels like a natural progression, there’s something really nice about seeing our customers enjoying our cakes with their coffee.” Henfield’s answer to Paul Hollywood plans to expand his repertoire soon, he’s got some seasonal cake ideas ready to go. The next delicious sounding confection is his Dutch Apple & Cinnamon cake, I’m hoping we’ll get another invitation to review that one! Taste… deli are open 8am - 5pm every day and 9am - 12 noon on Sundays. You can enjoy Rick’s cakes to eat in or take away, or if you’re feeling particularly generous you can order a whole cake. Now that sounds like a perfect way to make friends. Emma Osman

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News | JANUARY 2015 aged between 2 years to 19 years and are all lovely. For more information contact Carolyn on 01444 831819 or see www.courtmeadow-rda.org.uk

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VOLUNTEERING IN CAPE TOWN Hi, my name is Alexandra Giddings and I am 18 years old. I have lived in Partridge Green/ Shermanbury for the last 13 years. In June 2014 I qualified as a Childcare practitioner, gaining my Level 3 Childcare Diploma. What do you want to do next? As a teenager this is one of the hardest questions to answer. Go to uni? Get a job? Go travelling? So many options with only one hard decision. Being very indecisive I decided to get myself two part-time jobs, one at Horsham Hospital the other at Bluebells Day Nursery. Whilst I’m not committed to a permanent full-time job I thought there’s no better time than now to go Volunteering. Volunteering is something I have always wanted to do. It is a great way to give back to the wider community and to those less fortunate than myself! So, in February 2015 I shall be travelling with a government funded company called Skillshare International with a number of other UK volunteers to Cape Town, South Africa for three months to work with local volunteers, supporting and education children and young people. Although this is a government funded programme I have been organising different events to fundraise money for the charity. The money I am fundraising will go directly to Skillshare ICS which will enable them to recruit young people from the UK and overseas like myself to take part in projects in the developing world and to fight poverty. By the time you read this I will have had a fundraising stall at Jolesfield School’s Christmas fair and I have also been and still am fundraising through babysitting. I am due to leave England around 16 February so if you would like me to babysit before then please let me know! If you would like to know more, please visit my JustGiving web page: www.justgiving.com/ALEXANDRA-GIDDINGS/ Alexandra Giddings

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Court Meadow Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is coming to Albourne Equitation Centre and they would love volunteers to come and help out with the children who come to ride. The sessions are Wednesday from 1.15-2.20pm and Thursday 9.30am12pm term time only. You don’t need any experience, you just need a pair of sensible shoes and jeans and be reasonably fit. The children who come riding are

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In this their fourth year, the players will be bringing you their very own adaptation of ‘Aladdin’. Packed with local humour and played out in the beautiful surroundings of The Holy Trinity Church in Poynings. A welcome addition to the cast this year sees the Willoughby Triplets, Christopher, David and Philip making their inaugural appearance. Born in the Village of Poynings and with strong family ties in the area, they are sure to be a huge hit. Plus former Brighton & Hove Albion Captain Adam Virgo will be treading the boards with the Players. Money raised from the sale of the tickets goes towards the Church Restoration Fund. Our Downland Churches, once the lifeblood of the smaller communities need an enormous amount of money to maintain their upkeep. It is hoped that throwing open their doors to other activities will encourage visitors to enjoy these wonderful churches and once again set them at the heart of the community. The Pantomime will stage four performances from Friday 9 January through to Sunday 11 January. Details and tickets can be obtained from www.poynings.net or The Royal Oak Poynings.

PARENT & CHILD BUSHCRAFT DAY An exciting opportunity for parents and older children to learn bushcraft and survival skills whilst sharing in the joy of a winter woodland with Sussex Wildlife Trust on Saturday 17 January from 10am to 2pm. Outdoor activities at Woods Mill will include fire lighting using natural materials, shelter building, crafting objects from freshly cut wood to take home, whittling, wildlife ID and tracking skills. Please bring a packed lunch, a delicious vegetarian stew will be cooked over the camp fire and hot drinks will be provided. No previous experience or skill is required. The whole session will be held outside unless the weather is extreme. The cost for children is £10 (or £15 for non-members) and for £2.50 for adults (or £5 for non-members). It is suitable for children aged 9 years and over and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Online booking is essential, please visit: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson or call 01273 497561 for further information. Sue Curnock

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JANUARY 2015 | News FINAL DESIGN FOR RAMPION OFFSHORE WIND FARM ANNOUNCED BY E.ON E.ON has announced the final design for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project, after receiving consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in July last year. Situated 13km off the Sussex coast at its nearest point, the 72km² final wind farm would feature 116 turbines, each measuring around 140m high to tip. It would have the capacity to generate 400MW of electricity, enough to supply the equivalent of up to 290,000 homes and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 600,000 tonnes a year. In reaching the optimised wind farm design E.ON has reviewed the results of extensive on and offshore engineering surveys and their associated technical and cost implications, alongside commercial and environmental considerations raised by stakeholders during the examination of the development consent order application. E.ON will continue to keep the local community informed on the project’s progress and will be working hard over the coming months and years to make sure they are aware of the onshore and offshore activities associated with building the wind farm. A final timetable for construction is yet to be finalised. Victoria Blake

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ROSIE TAKES PART IN NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE I was invited to take part in the National Remembrance Service in London last November. My Father John Fisher was awarded five medals in the Second World War and my Grandfather Arthur Frederick Dalton, who died at Flanders in the First World War was awarded three. The medals I was so proud to wear were sent to me by the Ministry of Defence. Rosie McMillan, Small Dole

CHARITY FAIR SUCCESS Once again Henfield turned out to support us with well over 700 coming through the door, at least 150 of whom were stallholders and the hard working kitchen helpers supplying us all with bacon butties and drinks. There was a steady stream of folk bravely chancing the showers all morning. Although I am still waiting for a few totals, the Charities Fair took well over £8,000 this year! It is truly amazing how hard all the charities work to achieve such colourful and tempting tables. See you all next year on the 14th November. Linda Beresford

WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL REPORT On behalf of Woodmancote Parish Council I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and say Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported the council over the last year. By now most of the improvements to the sports ground at Blackstone should be completed which will improve the facility for all the teams that use it. We are getting on with the Neighbourhood plan with the help of several residents and will be having an open meeting on 20 January at the Parish Hall, everyone is welcome. Please see website for updates. Colin Brouke

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COMMUNITY MEMORIES CAPTURED IN HERITAGE QUILT PROJECT A celebration event was held in November at Steyning Grammar School to unveil the five Heritage Quilts for school and community members to enjoy. This momentous project has left a lasting legacy primarily to mark Steyning Grammar School’s 400th Anniversary, but it has also been a project that has enriched and changed the lives of all those involved and captured many wonderful stories and memories in the process. Amanda Duke, Heritage Quilt Project Leader said: “We have left a legacy not only in the form of these luxurious quilts, the moving film, the beautiful book and the detailed catalogue of work, but we have a group

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of quilters that will continue to meet regularly following on from this project. At the school we are planning the re-introduction of textiles to our curriculum and we will also be running enrichment workshops for young people to enjoy. This has been a hugely rewarding project with many positive outcomes.” Headteacher Mr Nick Wergan said: “This has been an extraordinary project of collaboration and dedication. You cannot fail to be moved by the different stories these quilts tell, and their powerful message of a united, supportive and creative Steyning community. We are determined to nurture qualities of grit and resilience, curiosity and zest in our students – this beautiful work is a powerful example of those characteristics in action – and we are very proud to hang them in our Learning Resource Centre to inspire us all.” A book has been produced ‘The Story of Steyning Grammar School Heritage Quilts’ which records the project journey from the early planning stages, design concept, methods of making to detailed stories on each of the five quilt panels. This book and the Quilt DVD are available from the main school reception priced £14. Suzanne Terrington

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS Internet users can get the latest, up-to-date information from West Sussex County Council about what to do before, during and after snow and ice events by visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk/snow The site has been designed to be mobile and tablet friendly and has clearer information and quicker links to a variety of information topics including: Energy Saving Trust advice on preparing your home for winter weather; Met Office weather forecasts; RAC advice on preparing your vehicle for winter; County Council routes for gritting and snow clearance; advice on venturing out by car or by foot; what to do if you get trapped or stranded; and advice on clearing snow and ice. West Sussex Highways has a growing audience on Twitter and is now offering even more information. People who Follow @WSHighways already receive news about roadworks and road improvements. Tweets now also include: when the gritters are sent out to salt key routes in the county; incidents, such as flooding or fallen trees blocking roads; and transport

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JANUARY 2015 | News related news such as school travel news from across HALLOWEEN COLLECTION FOR the county. Please take a look at @WSHighways and HART click Follow. Thank you to everyone who donated money when David Jones they came to see our decorated house last Halloween. We raised £25 which we have donated to HART. THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION We are planning to make this an annual event so look POPPY APPEAL out next Halloween! This year £5,531.08 was raised during the two weeks of Remembrance for the Poppy Appeal in Henfield, Linda and Stuart Hay, Small Dole Small Dole and Shermanbury. This was a fantastic increase of £662.80 on last year. 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. The total raised in the Henfield District for the Poppy Appeal for the year ending the 30 September 2014 year totalled £8,053.34. 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 £352.20 and I am grateful to all those who helped. If you feel you can spare a couple of hours next year to assist with the Poppy Appeal I am in need of help with house to house collections on the new St Peter’s NEW SWIM SCHOOL IN SMALL Meadow Estate. Please contact me on 01273 492134 DOLE Mike Morgan, Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal The Sussex Swim School, winners of silver for ‘The Organiser for Henfield, Small Dole & Shermanbury Best Swim School in the UK’ at this year’s ASA National Swimming Awards, are coming to Robin’s Garth in Small Dole. The Sussex Swim School specialise in teaching children to swim between the ages of six months up to competition level. Children joining us will be invited to a trial lesson in order to assess their individual aquatic ability and place them in the most suitable class. For more information see www.thesussexswimschool.co.uk or call 01444 474573.

SAVE OUR DAY CENTRE… IT’S LOOKING POSITIVE! Volunteers from the Henfield Community Partnership have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes and presented their proposals for the future of Hewitts Day Centre to West Sussex County Council just after we went to press. Plans are afoot (we can’t reveal too much here, but hope to have more information very soon) to expand the remit of Hewitts to create a working ‘Wellbeing’ centre for many stages of dementia, as well as a fantastic community resource that will be open to everyone in Henfield to get involved with. They’d love your ideas about what YOU would like to happen – and they’re looking for local people to help drive these ambitious ideas forward. Steve Bailey, Richard Kendall and Tony Jackson from HCP are leading the project and are looking for more people to help make the vision a reality. “We need people with energy and with creative ideas about how Hewitts can work in our community and provide a strong and integrated service for the village and surrounding communities,” said Steve. “It’s all part of our

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News | JANUARY 2015 aim to make Henfield a ‘Dementia Friendly’ village. The Centre has lots of potential to work really well, as a drop-in centre; as a signposting facility for those who need help; a support network and most of all a sunny, happy place where people can enjoy social company as well as enjoy volunteering to help others. For the Centre to succeed it needs to be all about Henfield, it will belong to us as a village, and we can decide its future.” “These are exciting times,” said Tony. “We’ve got some great, workable ideas and we are setting up partnerships with some very impressive local charities and care providers. We are determined to make the Centre a success and we are getting the very best advice. West Sussex County Council is being incredibly supportive and we’re grateful for this enthusiasm. We are driving forward our ideas in concert with WSCC and if this works as well as we think it will, then they may use the Henfield model as a blueprint for other villages. It’s not the first time Henfield has forged ahead and shown how it’s done. We have a great community spirit in the village and we’re calling on Henfield people again – please, please get involved and help us to make it happen.” If you would like to be part of the new plans, please do get in touch. The group will need people with lots of different skills to secure the future of Hewitts. There are opportunities to help in various ways, from small volunteering tasks which just take a couple of hours, to closer involvement and decision making roles.

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HENFIELD BROWNIES QUIZ NIGHT Our fundraising for our trip to Guernsey continued on the 22nd November when we held a quiz at the Guide Hut. Seven teams put their knowledge to the test and enjoyed an evening meal half way through. We would like to say a big thank you to those who came and supported us on the evening, and an even bigger Thank You to all the shops in Henfield who donated a raffle prize for the event. Jasmines, Hamfelds, Village Care, A&B Accountancy, Design Copy Print and Budgens all helped us make £100 from the raffle, giving us a total of £300 raised from the evening. 3rd Henfield Brownies are still desperate for some more helpers, having struggled on for almost a year now, we have come very close to having to cancel a couple of meetings due to not having enough adults. If you would like to start on a new adventure in the New Year, and have a couple of hours a week to spare, we would love to meet you. If you can’t help us, but would like to get involved in Guiding, the Rainbows and Guides won’t turn you away either! Please contact Sara on 494470, or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk and click on get involved. Natalie Denning

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HENFIELD FUNERAL DIRECTORS A new funeral directors have opened in the village in the premises of the former Bell Inn. Henfield Funeral Directors is run by Nick Jordan and his wife and they have 20 years experience in the funeral business. For details please call 01273 494688 or email Karen karen@henfieldfuneralservices.co.uk

WW2 POEM Proud Granddad Maurice Pound sent us this poem that his 10 year-old granddaughter Georgina wrote recently as part of her school topic on World War 2: A young boy A young boy standing still as stone Nowhere to hide, nowhere to go Feeling very alone A young boy hearing the cries of war Seeing death and gore Feeling very alone A young boy smelling suffocating smoke, Thinking… how has this happened, Where do I go? A young boy with his tears streaming down his face, Knowing he’s lost something he can’t replace He loved someone and its gone to waste A young boy standing still as stone, Nowhere to hide, nowhere to go Feeling very alone. Georgina Pound

People have often asked me why I was a Scout Leader and why I’m working to raise funds for a new Henfield Scout Centre; the following unsolicited email, from one of my ex-Scouts sums it up. We make a difference! “I remember you said something to me last year about how J**** had told you he was grateful of the experiences you gave him at Scouts, as they helped him during his Marines training. I didn’t say anything at the time, but I felt a similar thing last summer in Japan. A couple of my school friends from Steyning came out to visit me, on separate trips. At their respective requests, I organised an overnight hike up Mt Fuji to see the sunrise from the top, and with the other a trip to the Tokyo fish market to see the tuna auction, which due to demand and limited spaces means staying up all night to queue to get in. Both of them succumbed to tiredness, one walked off in a strop and missed the sunrise, and the other threw a wobbly about being hungry. I remember being really surprised at each of their behaviour, as it was uncharacteristic, but I also felt in both moments that I would never have behaved in such a way, because of the etiquette I learnt from Scouts. I think there is a self-regulating positive peer pressure at Scouts, where the older boys wouldn’t stand for any self-centred behaviour, and younger boys learn to control themselves and keep face in front of the group, and persevere when faced with adversity. I am thinking specifically about the night hikes on the Downs, being cold, hungry, and tired, but not complaining to gain respect from the boys I looked up to. At each of those times last Summer I thought I must thank you (and Neil) for the opportunities you gave us. You always created such a good atmosphere at Scouts, I don’t remember one evening where I wished I hadn’t gone. You never talked down to us, and were always good humoured, but we also respected you. Striking that balance is really difficult Dave, and I really appreciate that you did!” I’m sharing this with you, not because of words of praise, but to highlight the positive effect we’ve had on the Scouts, how we’ve helped them develop into strong characters willing and ready to tackle life’s problems and survive in today’s world. You too can help our village youth by donating to the Henfield Scouts Centre Building Appeal. Thank you. Dave Malkin, 01273 493843, www.henfieldscoutsbuildingappeal.org

NEW DEMENTIA CLUB January will see the opening of a new Dementia Club at Maidment Court in Henfield. Age UK Horsham District working in partnership with West Sussex Carers Support and Saxon Weald will be providing a club every Friday from 10am–3pm. The Henfield Dementia Club will provide high quality care to those living with dementia. Members can expect a warm welcome from trained staff who will work closely with each individual to provide a tailor made programme of activities around their individual hobbies and interests.

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News | JANUARY 2015 As well as a programme of exciting activities members will also be able to enjoy a hot two course lunch as well as other refreshments throughout the day. Carers will be given the opportunity to attend Carers meetings where they will be supported to stay physically and emotionally well, as well as having access to information and advice. An open afternoon will take place at Maidment Court on Wednesday 7th January for anyone to come along to see the venue, meet the staff and get a taste of how the club will run. We would also be interested to hear from anyone who may like to volunteer at the club. For all enquiries relating to the Henfield Dementia Club please call 01403 751327. Mandy Jones, Age UK District Dementia Manager

established in 2007, provides a bursary for an established artist to learn to dive and then to work underwater off the coast, recording the wildlife of the sea. For more information to apply see www.wildlifetrusts. org/undersea-art-award Sue Curnock

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WANTED: ARTIST TO DIVE AND SHOW THE MAGIC OF OUR SEAS! Sussex Wildlife Trust is encouraging established marine artists or those still at college to apply for a national award to enable them to undergo dive training to gain inspiration for their work. The Undersea Art Award, organised jointly by The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), will not only pay for an artist to learn how to dive, but will give them the opportunity to exhibit their art inspired by marine life at the SWLA annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Previous winners have created wonderful art works to highlight the urgent need for Marine Conservation Zones – from paintings to sculpture. Applicants have until Friday 27 February to say how they’d make the most of the experience. The award,

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Local artist Claire Harrison is having her first solo show in Sussex: ‘Revealing the Nature around Us’ is on at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham until 27 February 2015. The exhibition will showcase Claire’s work explores the miniature, miniscule and microscopic, of both the floral and insect world. She is fascinated by patterns that repeat in nature on all scales; for example a branch mirrors the structure of the overall tree, as does a fern frond mirror the entire leaf. The majority of inspiration is taken from plants and insects in Claire’s garden, or the landscape around her Sussex home. Claire has exhibited successfully across the UK in both solo and selected group shows and is featured in both private and public collections, and exhibited in several Art Fairs in London, including the Affordable Art Fair. She regularly exhibits with The Shoreham Art Gallery, The Green Tree Gallery in Borde Hill and Westcott Gallery, Westcott near Dorking. For more information about Claire’s work see www.claireharrison.co.uk

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MPS BLAST MAYFIELD NEW TOWN AT PLANNING EXAMINATION West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs) and Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) blasted the Mayfield new town proposal when they appeared before the Planning Inspector in Horsham in November last year. The MPs expressed their dismay that localism was being undermined by Mayfield Market Towns who were seeking to overturn council plans in order to build a new town of 10,000 houses between Henfield and Twineham. Mr Herbert opened by saying that he supported Horsham District Council’s plan and opposed the Mayfield new town proposal which he said was strongly opposed by the local community. The MP said that Parliament had clearly intended that decisions should be taken by local communities, as the Planning Minister had confirmed only last weekend, and that both Horsham and Mid-Sussex District Councils did not support the new town plan. He pointed out that an earlier report commissioned by Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex District Councils had ruled out a new town in the proposed location as unsustainable. He said: “What we have is a developer trying to upset local plans for their own commercial ends, simply because they want to build houses on a greenfield location which is opposed by everyone else. If they succeeded they would undermine the localism which was promised to communities and which Parliament clearly intended, and delay the construction of much needed local housing in the councils’ chosen locations.” The MP argued that the plan was unsustainable, involving construction on land prone to flooding and with inadequate infrastructure to support a development of 10,000 homes. He said that the developers’ suggestion that most residents would work within the new town was “nonsense” and that most would use cars to commute to work because the new town was not built on a railway line. Mr Herbert strongly criticised the developer, saying that he “had never experienced behaviour of this kind in my constituency in the nine years I have been an MP”. Sir Nicholas Soames MP said that he supported Horsham and Mid Sussex district councils’ plans and very strongly opposed the new town. He said that the Mayfield proposals were neither supported by the

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local authorities nor by the community and therefore did not accord with Government policy for new towns. The local parish councils, and an overwhelming number of local residents and landowners, were all against the proposals, and he had “received regular complaints about Mayfield’s bullying and misleading behaviour towards local people”. Sir Nicholas said: “These proposals undermine the long established plans for 5,000 new houses at Burgess Hill and the regeneration of the town centre, both of which are supported locally. They fail all the tests of sustainable development on economic, social and environmental grounds.” The MPs have consistently opposed the Mayfield new town proposal and have raised their concerns in the House of Commons, with ministers and directly with the developers. Michelle Taylor

TRUSTED TRADER STATUS FOR LOCAL BLINDS COMPANY Simply Blinding Ltd, has become the first Blind company in Sussex to be awarded the ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ accolade. After undergoing a rigorous accreditation process. Clive Gale-Smith Simply Blinding’s company Director said: “It was an extremely stringent process with painstaking criteria – many companies couldn’t achieve the standards required. Despite the extra

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work involved we felt it was well worth the effort, as our customers would feel even more confident in our services, standards and abilities.” Simply Blinding has just celebrated its fifteenth anniversary this year and operates throughout the Sussex area. For more information see www.simplyblinding. co.uk or call 01273 880480. Clive Gale-Smith

THE AIRPORT COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT The Airport Commission has been set the task to find a new runway in the southeast. Gatwick is being considered and if you object to a second runway being built you should write to your local MP, HDC and WSCC Councilors and the Airport Commission. The questions asked by the Airport Commission are in-depth and have to be answered by 3 February. It is not detailed that the associated documents contain important details, such as the two new flight paths that will go over the Horsham area whilst the existing routes will certainly double in aircraft capacity as Gatwick seeks to go from 250,000 aircraft a year to 560,000. Gatwick will be bigger than Heathrow with 95 million passengers annually and over 32,500 inwardly-migrating workers looking for housing, schools, medical care and adding to the congestion on our roads and railways. Visit the CAGNE website for more information www.cagne.org CAGNE was founded out of the ADNID trial flight path that went over West Sussex parishes not previously disturbed by aircraft noise. It now seeks to share information with residents of West Sussex about Gatwick Airport, Gatwick flight paths and Gatwick expanding with a second runway. If you would like to join our sharing mailing list then please let us know by emailing cagnegatwick@gmail.com or visit our website www.cagne.org. Communities against Gatwick Noise and Emissions (CAGNE)

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JOLESFIELD COMMUNITY CHOIR sleeper bridge Do you fancy doing somethingWooden over brook different this year? Then why not join Jolesfield Community Choir? It’s a non-auditionSleeper path set into grass choir and singers of all ages Brook/stream entering from field, fed by and abilities are very welcome.garden dykes They sing a range of music in four-part harmonies, from pop songs to religious choral works and show tunes to secular music. You don’t need any experience and you don’t even have to know how to read music. Our male tenors would particularly welcome a boost to their numbers! For more information see the Jolesfield Community Choir Facebook page or just turn up to Jolesfield Primary School on Wednesday evenings (term time only) from 7 to 8.30pm. Sarah Butler

HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL ADUR VALLEY FINE ARTS SOCIETY ADOPTS PRE-SUBMISSION HENFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CHARITY DAY SUCCESS The Henfield Neighbourhood Plan pre-submission document was adopted by Henfield Parish Council at its meeting on 2nd December 2014. This document, along with the Sustainability Appraisal, will now be sent out to all Statutory Consultees and interested parties for a seven-week consultation period starting on Friday 5th December 2014 to run until Friday 23rd January 2015. The consultation period has been extended from the statutory time of six weeks to seven weeks because of the Christmas holiday. Following this period, where we are seeking your support for the plan, we will have the opportunity to amend it if necessary before sending it to Horsham District Council for approval. Once Horsham District Council has approved the plan it will then be put to a Government-appointed Inspector for examination. Finally, if the Plan is found to be acceptable, it then

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Congratulations to members of the Adur Valley Fine Arts Society in Henfield who raised an incredible £1,000 for the Henfield Hall at a recent Charity Day. The Henfield Hall is a charitable organisation and relies on the generosity of local people to help keep the hall maintained and running efficiently. John Wharton, Chairman of the Adur Valley Fine Arts Society, presented Ann Hubner, who is Chairman of the Henfield Hall Management Committee, with the cheque at a recent meeting. John said, “For myself and on behalf of the society and its members, I would like to say that we had a really fun day and that it is a magnificent achievement to raise such a large sum of money. Three of our members gave lectures on a diversity of subjects and lunch with wine was served.” For information on Adur Valley Fine Arts Society please call 01273 494945.

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Many people switch off from their garden during the winter months, staring out at a rather dismal sight, waiting for Spring to arrive. However, Winter days and evenings are the perfect time to think about re-designing a garden, when there is little to do outside, but lots that can be done inside. Anna Helps Garden Design based in Henfield, can help with this process. Anna will lead you through the whole design process, coming to have an initial chat and look at the site, and then returning to take a detailed brief for the design. A Master Plan drawing is created, which all subsequent drawings feed off, be they Lay Out Plans for landscapers to work from or Planting Plans for each area of the garden. A strong underlying design structure is vital to allow a garden to evolve over time.

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‘After many years of helping my friends and family with their gardens and designing planting schemes for them, I decided that a formal re-training would give me the confidence to set up my own business. I am relishing the challenge of growing a business doing something that I love.’

gardens, rural or urban settings, formal or informal styles. A full garden re-design may be required, or you may simply wish for some new Planting Plans to ring the changes after many years. Working with a designer means that you have an expert eye looking at your garden afresh, bringing new ideas and options. A well designed garden adds value to your property, as well as giving you hours of immeasurable enjoyment over the years.

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Hear to Listen Nicki Dowd, Registered Counsellor in Henfield As the New Year gets underway it might be a time when people are considering how they would like to make improvements in their lives. This might involve various activities that enhance their physical health but what I am really interested in is their mental wellbeing. I wonder how many of you who are reading this have actually had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year? You may be thinking that the festive season went exactly as you anticipated, whatever this might be, or perhaps it fell short of your expectation. Are you left wondering why you are feeling disappointed again and how might this be different, not only next year but throughout all other aspects of you life? Life in general seems to be increasingly stressful. January is the perfect time to take stock and consider the future. Sometimes we may find ourselves doing things we would rather not do in order to please others or just keep the peace. Perhaps you have patterns of repeat behaviour that you would like to break. Maybe you are always the one to provide emotional support for others and would benefit from some yourself. How would it be to look at why we adopt this behaviour and what stops us from saying “No”? Increasing our self-awareness can be powerful in giving us more choice and autonomy. Having the opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of how you behave in your relationships with others can often be the key to increased

choice and greater control of your life. Improving the self-knowledge we have about our own actions, emotions and beliefs enables greater understanding and enhances our ability to develop and grow with increased satisfaction. Spending time exploring your emotions and reactions to the behaviour of others with a creative and accepting partner allows a place where you can discover and try out different ways of engaging with a difficult or challenging world. I offer a confidential space where you can examine different ways of interacting with others and explore if change is really something that you desire. As a qualified counsellor I provide a supportive, therapeutic relationship that allows you to explore your most intimate thoughts and emotions in a way that just isn’t possible with friends or family members. The way I work allows the therapy to be individually unique to you and focused on you life experiences at a speed that you feel confortable with. Whether you are just feeling unsettled about something or believe you are in crisis, counselling can help. For more information please visit my website www.heartolisten. co.uk, or to book a free 30 minute no-obligation consultation please contact me on 07858 420861 or email me at info@heartolisten.co.uk


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anuary can often be a gloomy time of year: the excitement of Christmas is long gone, the days are still short and the weather often leaves a lot to be desired. Hibernation does really seem to be the most attractive option! But whilst getting out and about and exercising may be the last thing you feel like doing, your body will thank you for it. There are plenty of reasons you can give yourself not to exercise (you don’t know how to, you can’t afford it, it’s boring and you hate it are just a few of the more common ones!). But none of these stack up against the fact that regular physical activity can help you lead a healthier and happier life. Research shows that, however old you are and whatever fitness level you are starting from, people who do regular physical activity have a lower risk of chronic diseases (such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes). Exercise doesn’t just keep you in shape physically: regular exercise can help keep you in shape mentally as well by boosting your self-esteem and mood and as helping to reduce the risk of stress and depression. When it comes to exercise it is all too easy to set ourselves up for failure by setting overambitious targets. Rather than focusing on one unrealistic ‘all or nothing’ resolution which is difficult to stick with, it is better to start with small, positive changes.

Walking has got to be the best (and cheapest) form of exercise and it is something that we can all do more of without any financial outlay. Whether it is taking advantage of exploring the myriad of public footpaths we have in and around the village or walking rather than driving to the shops, walking is a great low impact exercise. If you prefer to have some purpose to your walk, then borrow a neighbour’s dog, or walk with a friend so that you can chat. Horsham District Council organise regular local health walks which are led by trained volunteers and are free to join (see our ‘what’s on’ pages for more details) – the perfect way to meet people whilst taking in fresh air. For the more energetic, running is another great free activity that gets you out and about in the fresh air. A pair of good running trainers is essential (to avoid injury), and if you are new to it, start with intervals of walking and running and build up your distances slowly. If you would like the motivation of running with others, check out the Henfield Joggers who meet on a Wednesday evening at the Leisure Centre. They are an extremely friendly bunch of people who will make you feel welcome, whatever your ability. Many of us have a bike languishing in the garden shed, so why not brush off the cobwebs, pump up the tyres and take it out for a spin? Other than ensuring that you have the correct safety gear (cycling helmet,

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lights and a hi-viz jacket), cycling is another brilliant low-cost physical activity. If you need to build up your confidence on your bike before heading out on the roads, you can start out on the Downs Link – there are plenty of options for refreshments going either south (towards Steyning and Shoreham) or north (towards Partridge Green and Southwater).

Whether it’s just for a one-off session to give you the confidence to get started, or for a block of sessions to help you achieve a particular goal, a personal trainer may be just what you need. A personal trainer is also particularly helpful if you have a specific illness, condition or injury as they can create a bespoke programme of exercise for you. The Leisure Centre works in partnership with Henfield Medical Centre to offer ‘Exercise on Prescription’ to people with certain medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity and depression. To find out more about this fantastic scheme, speak to your GP. Those of us with young children often spend our weekend cheering on the sidelines of various sporting events, but when was the last time you took part in a team sport? Many of us get out of the habit of playing team sports once we have left school, which is a shame because playing sport as part of a team or club can be great fun socially as well as keeping you fit. Here in the village we have an enormous range of clubs covering a variety of sports and activities including: stool ball, morris dancing, badminton, bowling, cricket, football, netball, line dancing, modern sequence dancing, short mat bowls, squash, tennis and golf. For details of all these local fitness ideas, please go to www.bn5magazine.co.uk.

If you struggle to keep yourself motivated, exercising along with other people can be a great motivator. Scheduled exercise classes give you both routine and the buzz from working out as a group. Whatever your age or fitness level there are numerous exercise classes available in and around Henfield from the more gentle (yoga, pilates, circle dancing and Tai Chi), to the more strenuous (aerobics, cardio tennis, circuit training, Zumba, spinning and pump & blitz). Most classes cater for those who are novices, but if you are unsure speak to the class instructor beforehand and they will be more than happy to advise you. Gyms are brilliant for combining a range of different activities into one session as well as the advantage of exercising in warm and dry environment! If you have never been to a gym before, there is no need to feel intimidated: all the staff at Henfield Leisure Centre are fantastically friendly and understanding. Everyone can benefit from a bit of one-on-one advice, Here’s to very happy and healthy New Year! guidance and motivation when it comes to exercise. Sarah Butler

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Henfield Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

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?

Contact: Elaine Scott Grad. Dip Phys., MSCP, Physiotherapist, on 01273 493676 International Triathlete. HPC Registered. Provider for Medical Insurance.

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Come along to any session Thursdays from 10.40am- 12.10pm at Henfield Leisure Centre If you want to know more, please contact

Brenda Kelly on 01273 842405 or brenda372@btinternet.com

BarbaraBEAUTY Dickson THERAPIST for all your beauty needs with 30 years’ experience Now in Fawn Rise – Henfield (formally The Beauty Room Steyning)

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Decleor Facials Traditional pedicures & manicures Waxing & Electrolysis Eyelash tinting & shaping Ear piercing Stockists of Decleor, Jessica nail and Australian Tea Tree products.

Training in Holistic massage, reflexology, relaxation and sports massage. Why not come with a friend to one of our ‘Wellbeing Days’ to experience and learn some bodywork techniques that you can use on your friends & family.

New natural, vegan range Tropic To book or for further information email info@wilburyschool.co.uk go to www.wilburyschool.co.uk or contact 07775 663398/07795 101881

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Health & wellbeing | JANUARY 2015

Holistic Health H

olistic health is all about treating the individual as a whole, rather than just one or more separate parts. It involves looking at all an individual’s needs including physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs. We spoke to a range of local therapists, all of whom take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

Nicki Dowd – Counsellor What inspired you to become a Counsellor? I am a real ‘people person’ and friends would come to me to talk their problems through. That’s when I realised that I could train, qualify and do it for a living! I have had my own private practice for a year now, but before that I spent four years working as part of bigger practice. I also do voluntary work for Cruse Bereavement Care. What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? I enjoy getting to meet people and really understanding them. Sometime people tell me things they have never told anyone else and knowing that they feel comfortable enough to do this is very rewarding. What are the benefits that counselling brings to your clients? Counselling can help people see what is stopping them from making changes in their life and help them understand that they can choose to make change happen. Can you give us a top tip for a healthy life? Find a healthy way to express your emotions – don’t bottle things up! www.heartolisten.co.uk

What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? I really enjoy seeing people come to class and becoming re-energised – it’s like they switch on their ‘master reset’ button! What are the benefits that Pilates brings to your clients? Pilates is about getting the body back in tune with the way it is meant to move by unlearning bad habits. It’s not just an exercise class; it’s about changing your life. Can you give us a top tip for a healthy life? Whatever goes on it’s really important to live in the moment and appreciate what you have! www.lizmarkspilates.co.uk

Angie Brotheridge – Massage Therapist

What inspired you to become a massage therapist? I took part in a one-day massage workshop whilst on a career break and really enjoyed it. I’m a very tactile person and a natural carer and so it’s the perfect job for me. I qualified 12 years ago. What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? I love making people feel better, whether that be physically or emotionally. What are the benefits that massage therapy brings to your clients? There are so many benefits but the key one for me is about learning how to think of your being as a whole and how to take care of yourself by improving your overall health and lifestyle. Can you give us a top tip for a healthy life? Liz Marks – Pilates It’s all about balance so ensure you make time to relax Instructor with family and friends. Life shouldn’t be all work and What inspired you to become no play! a Pilates instructor? www.holistic-angel.co.uk I had all sorts of treatments for a bad running injury but nothing worked for me until I tried Pilates. It was life changing and I wanted to share the power of Pilates with others. I qualified about 10 years ago and I’m also a qualified advanced personal trainer.

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Belle Amatt Nutritionist What inspired you to become a nutritionist? I have always wanted to live for each day even since childhood and I found that eating well lead to higher energy levels. I have been studying since 2002 and I qualified in 2010 with a BSc in Nutritional Medicine. What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? I enjoy inspiring clients to take control of their health. I particularly love empowering children and young adults by offering them the theory behind nutrition and making the links between what they put into their mouths with brain power, academic achievement, happiness and better health. What are the benefits that nutritional therapy brings to your clients? I always give practical advice which is tailored to a client’s particular lifestyle, so no-one leaves with advice that they can’t easily put into practice. Can you give us a top tip for a healthy life? Don’t sit back and accept your health condition, whatever it may be. You can take control and make positive changes to your own life. www.bellenutrition.co.uk

heal or ‘fix’ someone else, in the end people heal themselves. Can you give us a top tip for a healthy life? Deal with your life in terms of happiness first and the rest of your life will flow naturally. Have the courage to follow your heart’s guidance as happy people make healthier decisions! www.personalpeace.co.uk

Elaine Scott – Physiotherapist

What inspired you to become a Physiotherapist? When I was 16 I worked as a temporary copy typist in the summer holidays, which I found so boring, it motivated me to study hard for A Levels! I’ve been a physiotherapist for 43 years! I started my training when I was 18 at the Royal London Hospital and I qualified when I was 21. I’ve worked in private practice for 30 years and prior to that I worked for the NHS. What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? There are few professions where one can make such a difference to people’s lives! I so enjoy the challenge of assessing and diagnosing the problem, planning the treatment, giving advice on self-help and encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle choices. I cannot imagine another profession that would give me so much job satisfaction. Phil Grant - Therapist What are the benefits that physiotherapy brings to What inspired you to your clients? become a therapist? People seek my help for a wide range of problems. I found working as an Physiotherapy can help with pain relief for spinal or engineer stressful and joint problems, rehabilitation after joint replacements, ultimately it made me ill. trauma, sports injuries, or strokes. I also help with Conventional medicine mobility and balance problems in the elderly. wasn’t working for me and I realised that in order to Can you give us a top tip for a healthy life? improve my health I had to My top tip is to take regular exercise! Choose the let go of the person I was exercise you enjoy most and ideally exercise with and radically change my other people – the social aspect of exercise is of great life. Becoming a therapist was a way of making those radical changes and earning a living importance in our mental well-being. at the same time. I’ve been a therapist for about eight Henfield Physiotherapy 01273 493676 years now. Sarah Butler What aspect of your job do you most enjoy? I get the greatest pleasure from helping clients to understand their life and any problems that arise from a bigger perspective. What are the benefits that your therapy treatment brings to your clients? My way of working is very spiritual in nature and it focuses on letting go of issues and moving forward, rather than raking over the past. My clients have control over their healing process – nobody can

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HENFIELD and WEST GRINSTEAD DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY UPDATE During the past eighteen months Know Dementia, your local charity, has supported Henfield and West Grinstead in becoming dementia friendly.

As Ambassadors for www.purpleangel-global.com, Know Dementia have arranged for the global Purple Angel symbol to be presented to your banks, medical centres and local shops, showing Henfield and West Grinstead Dementia Friendly Community are Dementia Aware. Look out for the badge in your local area.

Know Dementia have also organised, delivered or supported a variety of events to help develop a better understanding in the community including:

- Drop-in sessions at Henfield and Woodlawn Medical Centres on

a monthly basis - Dementia Friends sessions for 60+ members of the community - Dementia Friends sessions for Medical Centres, P.A.R.T., Banks

and local Care organisations - Family events in order to bring people together - Jazz, Swing & Blues Choir engaging members of the community

including those with dementia - Sporting Moments – a weekly activity event for family members

and the persons diagnosed - A Think Local Act Personal Group (TLAP) including local

families and organisations working together to improve services - Visits to businesses in the villages with dementia information - Plus many other activities and production of materials

Should you wish to help us in any way or need advice or support, please contact: Know Dementia on Tel: 01273 494300 email: info@knowdementia.co.uk

A big “THANK YOU” to everyone who supported our Christmas Extravaganza. With the monies raised on the day and donations from Rob Kelly of £300 and Henfield Joggers of £100, Know Dementia raised over £1500! We really appreciate the support from the community and especially members of our choir, Jazzled.


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As well as making someone else’s day, volunteering can help you improve your own self- esteem, confidence and sense of purpose. New to the area? Then volunteering is a brilliant way to meet new people. Struggling to find work? Volunteering can help you gain experience and develop new skills. Whatever your motivation, volunteering is a win-win situation for all involved. You may think that you don’t have enough time to volunteer, but you don’t necessarily have to be tied down to a regular weekly commitment - there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for one-off events or adhoc activities. Below are just some of the opportunities for volunteering in and around Henfield but there are plenty more if these don’t suit your interests. Take a look at the clubs and charities page on our website

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Volunteering with children can be hugely rewarding. It’s a chance to share skills and enthusiasm as well as provide them with positive role models. The Scouting and Girlguiding movements provide great opportunities and new experiences for children and volunteering as a leader is a fantastic way to help make a difference. Go to scouts.org.uk/get-involved or girlguiding. org.uk/get_involved. St Peter’s Primary School (01273 492447) welcome volunteers to help out with a variety of activities from listening to children read to helping to run an after school club. The Henfield Youth Club (01273 492161) would love volunteers to come and help run the Tuesday evening junior session from 6 until 7.30pm. Court Meadow Riding for the Disabled Association Is currently looking for volunteers to help children ride

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at Albourne Equitation Centre. Take a look at their to give something back. Henfield Good Neighbours website at www.courtmeadow-rda.org.uk if you are (01273 494708) perform acts of neighbourliness, Interested in finding out more. such as picking up shopping or library books for individuals who are unable to get out and about easily. Nature conservation If you are inspired by nature, then volunteering in The BP Guild (01273 493843) do an enormous amount the great outdoors has the advantage of fresh air for the village from organising the annual senior citiand physical exercise as well doing your bit for the zens outing to putting up the village Christmas Tree environment. Henfield Conservation Volunteers usu- and ensuring that Santa delivers presents on Christally meet one Sunday morning a month to carry out mas day! LINK (01273 492591) provide transport to a variety of tasks such as clearing, planting, coppic- and from the medical centre, dentists or local hospiing. They are an informal and friendly group and meet tals for those without access to cars. on a ‘come if you can’ basis. You can call John Willis HART (www.henfieldresponders.org.uk) supports the on 01273 494822 for more information. Sussex Wild- Sussex Ambulance Service in providing volunteer life Trust (sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering) has trained responders for emergency calls in Henfield various volunteer opportunities whether you can offer that are life-threating, or potentially life-threatening. a couple of days a year or several hours of week. Tot- The Day Centre at Hewitts will be looking for voluntington Woodlanders (www.tottingtonwoodlanders. teers In the New Year to help with the running of the org.uk) meet every Sunday during the winter months new Centre. They will have a range of volunteering to manage Tottington Woods in a traditional manner opportunities available and you can find out more by coppicing and preserving the habitat to encourage from Steve Bailey on 01273 492824. And finally, the a rich diversity of fauna and flora. Henfield & District Lions Club (01273 492655) do a tremendous amount of fundraising for local charities Community and they would love to hear from you. The great thing about living in a village is the sense of community and there are plenty of opportunities Sarah Butler

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Have you visited the Pavilion Restaurant at Singing Hills? Special Winter Lunch Menu Available Monday-Saturday

Two Courses £10.95 / Three Courses £13.95 Starters: Thai Salmon Fishcakes Soup of the Day Mushroom Vol au Vents

Main Courses: Gammon Steak, Egg & Chips Beer Battered Cod & Chips Steak & Ale Pie with Chips/Mash Chicken New Yorker, Salad & Chips

Desserts: Fruit Crumble & Custard Banana Split Assorted Gateau

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Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you. Opening: Monday - Friday: 8.30am-5pm Saturday: 8am - 12 noon www.springsmokedsalmon.co.uk Edburton, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LN

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Achieving your New Yea r Resolution:

Each year, millions of pe make New Year’s resolu ople Alternatively you may have decided to help better themselves tions to address those muscular niggles reach their goals and aims. or to which have become a familiar part tradition dates all the way This of your day; booking in with an to the Ancient Babylonians, back osteopath, our acupuncturist or used to make resolutions to who a massage therapist may well put God for self-improvement. their you on the right track. You may 20th Century fast paced In our choose Pilates to work on your it is reported that only a world, muscular strength and toning 8 percent of people actmere or consider a Food Intolerance achieve their New Yeually Test to confirm those underlying ar’s suspicions of foo resolution. ds which do not work well for you. At The Sussex Osteopath and Complementary Health Cli we offer a variety of treatm nic and services which may ents you fall into this successfu help Perhaps your aim for 20 l 8%. weight loss or improving 15 is sense of wellbeing. Consiyour the use of hypnotherapy, joinder a ‘Cleanse’ nutrition course ing booking a Mindfulness ses or sion. The options are wide so cal l us at the clinic to discus s how one of our therapies could assist your route to self-improvement. Tel: 012 73 835116 or email us at sussex-osteopath.co.uk info@

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Wishing all our customers a happy new year!

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Don’t forget to buy your loved one the perfect treatment for Valentine’s Day

A complete range of Beauty, Nail and Holistic treatments in a luxurious environment with friendly staff. We have a wide range of treatments and special offers every month and we have flexible hours to suit you, with treatments for women, men and children, and tailored packages for all occasions.

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FREE HOME EYE TESTS

HENFIELD EYECARE Independent Opticians

Available from Henfield Eyecare. A complete service for those unable to leave their home. Covering Henfield and surrounding villages. Please call us for more details

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Tanglewood KITCHENS LTD. Your Local Kitchen Fitter • A straightforward personal service • Affordable • No job too small • Available at short notice • Henfield based • Over 20yrs experience Contact Graham 01273 491324 or 07912 149007 kitchens@tanglewood.email

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Personal Assistant Required: A High Quality Female Personal Assistant is required in Henfield to assist with morning tasks including, domestic duties, food preparation and general administration. Must be conscientious, hardworking, reliable and able to perform all duties to a high standard. 2 mornings a week 9.30am-1.30pm (flexible) Hourly rate: £12.50 For further details contact:

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We are your podiatrists and we are here to ensure your feet are comfortable. From toenail cutting to ingrown toenail surgery and from removing corns to improving the way you stand and walk, we will help to keep you walking and running. General chiropody Cryosurgery Biomechanical assessment Early and late appointments

Ingrown toenail surgery Children’s feet Home visits

Osteopathy uses a range of safe, manual techniques to relieve pain and improve how the body is functioning. These are tailored to individual needs and can include massage, stretching, joint articulation and manipulation. Osteopathy can help people of all ages with a variety of problems, including: Headaches

Migraine prevention

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Back and neck problems

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See our website for further information, or call us for a brochure

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JANUARY 2015 | Health & wellbeing

Chantelle Muzeen How did you start out on your fitness journey? When my girls were little it was difficult to fit exercise into my day. I started out by getting up very early and going for walk around the village every morning with my aunt Vanessa before Steve, my husband, left for work. Then someone challenged me to go to a fitness class at Henfield Leisure Centre – she really didn’t think I would take up the challenge so I did just to prove her wrong! I started by doing a beginners rebound class and then Sammy Bremner, one of the instructors, encouraged me to do the six week beginners spin class. After that I was hooked and became a member of Henfield Leisure Centre!

I’ve definitely got more energy which helps me keep up with my girls!

Who has been your motivator?

Steve and the girls have been great – they are really supportive and proud of the things I’ve done for charity. I really don’t think I would have finished the London to Brighton bike ride if they hadn’t been there cheering me on! I have to thank Sammy who has pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me achieve things when I didn’t think I could. In fact all the Leisure Centre staff are brilliant - they are so friendly and down to earth. I was really scared when I first joined a fitness class, but there’s no pressure. You think everyWhat have been the benefits of your fitness one is going to be watching you but they’re not and you don’t have to have expensive gym gear – I started journey? in a pair of old trainers, normal leggings and a t-shirt. One of the best things about it is the people I’ve met - I’ve made some amazing friends and I call them my What advice would you give someone just ‘fitness family’! It has also hugely boosted my confi- starting on their fitness journey? dence. I would never have thought that I could have I’d just say to anybody who thinks they can’t do it, just achieved the things I have this past year, like the give it a go. You do need to be dedicated and you do London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride and the Tough need the support of your family and friends, but you Mudder Challenge. I now feel like I can do anything if can turn things around and make life better. It’s made I put my mind to it – and not just fitness stuff, other me have a more positive outlook on life and if I’m hapthings as well. I have lost weight and it’s great be- pier, then the rest of my family benefits from it as well. cause I don’t count calories now and I can eat what I Fitness is just part of my life now. want – I haven’t looked at the scales in months! And

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Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries Partridge Green and Henfield

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www.hawthornvets.co.uk A welcoming practice offering personal services and quality veterinary care for all your family pets’ needs.

in January

Dog £150

Cat £130

Includes descale, polish & extractions

Please feel free to contact Jonathan and Annelise Underwood MRCVS and Associates to discuss any aspect of your pets’ care at the practice. The Old Bakehouse Wantley Cottages

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IN THE DOGHOUSE A Mobile Dog Grooming Service All breed and domestic cuts catered for Kat Ellis Qualified Groomer

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Local interest | JANUARY 2015

There was an Old Woman: the musical T

he Henfield Theatre Company has reached the final stages of preparation and rehearsal for its exciting new venture, the home grown musical show which opens at the Henfield Hall on New Year’s Day 2015. This world premier is the culmination of much hard work by Jane Haines, a long standing member of HTC and a professional music teacher who also completed a Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths University in 2012. Jane created and submitted a short musical as a part of the degree and, since then, has developed it into a full-length family show. It is packed with beautiful, catchy tunes and the large cast of adults and children have grown to love the music and storyline. As the title gives away, the story is based around wellknown nursery rhyme characters but with many twists and plenty of humour to entertain all age groups. Mystery surrounds the ominous Castle Dez Pair and the Old Woman, living in her very overcrowded shoe, is terrified by the threat of soldiers coming for her. Where is her dear old friend the Duke who she thought would help her? Never fear, there are some heroes on the scene who might just solve the mystery while having some adventures and romance along the way. The show is directed by Di Norman, with Jane Haines as the Musical Director and Ann Atkins as choreographer. The Theatre Company have engaged the local community in other ways during the run up to the show. It opened one of the rehearsals to the public as part of the Henfield Living Advent initiative. It also invited children and adults to enter a competition to create mixed media representations of the musical that could be displayed in the Henfield Hall during the production run. Ray Osgood, Chairman of the Parish Council, presented prizes to the winners which had been donated by the Henfield Leisure Centre and by the show’s sponsor, Wickwoods Country Club Hotel & Spa. The standard of the entries impressed the judges enormously, as well as all others who have seen them. Look out for the display at The Henfield Hall when you go to see the show. The competition winners were: Ashtyn Roworth (3 – 7 age group), Samantha Foster (8 – 13 age group), and Sarah Hinton (14+ age group). A special mention was given to the Law family whose innovative entry depicted an intricate set design including the shoe with its living accommodation. Another exciting development is that the cast from the show have been involved in making recordings, at a

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Martin Love Performances of ‘There was an Old Woman’ take place on Thursday 1 January at 5.30pm; Friday 2 January at 7.30pm; and Saturday 3 January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets (Adults £12/£10 and Under 12’s £9/£7) are available from Stevens Estate Agents on the High Street (01273 492141) priced. See www.henfieldtheatrecompany. com for information and sample music.

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Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

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DRIVING LESSONS

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ELECTRICAL SERVICES

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STORAGE SOLUTIONS

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The Plumbing and Tiling Company

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