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July 2015 #108

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It’s Fayre Time! As this illustrious date in the Henfield diary only happens once every two years, we consider it to be pretty special. Organisation starts early - the first meetings of the committee Local interest (led by District and Parish Councillor Mike Morgan) Henfield Village Fayre & started last year, with representatives from the WI Show - 18 July (who run the Show Tent), the BP Guild (who are the muscles behind the tents going up and most importantly the beer tent) and the Lions (who Local interest kindly distribute the programmes and organise the dog show) getting together with their ideas. The Fulking Fayre from the BN5 area

This year we were pleased to receive several offers of help, preparing and on the day for marquee erection and help with the show tent, many from a Local interest The Henfield Memorial shout out that we put to our Facebook followers. Thanks to you all - because your help makes the Pitches grant show happen.

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We are also very, very grateful to the show sponsors, who stepped up to the mark when the Fayre lost their main sponsor. Thank you to Rushfields, Coles, PHB, HJ Burt, Perry Plumbers, Henfield Fencing and Swains Farm.

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We had some great news - a grant awarded to the village for £65,000 for the renovation of the Memorial Pitches. Read all about it on page 36.

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Finally - I am excited to have been asked to attend a national awards ceremony (Everyday Heroes awards) in London on 1 July. Myself, Ray Osgood from Henfield Parish Council and Gyles Culver from the White Hart will be representing the village alongside several HART responders, the entire village has been nominated for this national award... find out more on page 12 and watch this space!


Copy Deadline Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Helen Boosey, Amanda Lucas, Alan Barwick, Bob Rowland and Paul Samrah. This month’s BN5 cover photograph and additional 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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Wednesday 1 July Garden Club Outing

Henfield Hall for start Ightham Mote in the morning and Knole Hill Farm Gardens in the afternoon. Both in Kent. Members only. Contact 01273 493900 for more information.

Free Tennis

Henfield Tennis Club, 9am-9pm (& every day till 12th July) Subject to availability, during Wimbledon Fortnight, come and play at no cost. Contact Henfield Leisure Centre on 01273 494984.


Gardening for Wildlife

Maidment Court, 7pm (every Thurs) Sussex Prairies, 10am-4pm A chance to learn with Sussex Henfield Squash Club Wildlife Trust about how you can Henfield Leisure Centre, 7-9pm promote pollinators and garden (& every Thurs) more sustainably. £30 (£42 nonRotary Club of Henfield members). Book tickets at www. and Steyning sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk or call The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, 01273 497561. 7.30pm (& every Thurs) St Peter’s School Fete

Kaleidoscope Singers Summer Concert

St Peter’s School, 2-5pm American Independence Day Christ the King Catholic Church, theme plus all the usual favourites Steyning, 8.00pm (food hall, raffle, ponies, bouncy An eclectic mix of music from castle and many more), plus this versatile chamber choir to displays in central arena and include Haec Dies, Blue Moon, music by Brass Fusion. The Book Nook Ave Maria, the Road Home and The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am Don’t it Make Your Brown Eyes Martin James Bartlett (& every Weds until further notice) Blue. Tickets £5 from Steyning Piano Concert Henfield Computer Club Steyning Centre, 7.30pm Bookshop or on the door. Henfield Leisure Centre, 10amBBC Young Musician 2014 12pm (& every Weds) Martin James Bartlett performs Age UK Horsham District music by Bach, Rachmaninov, Henfield Lions Club Henfield Dementia Club Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev. George Hotel, Henfield High Tickets £10 (members), £15 Street, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& (non-members), £2 (students) every Fri) from Steyning Bookshop, 01903 Little Fishes Rhyme Time 812062 or on the door. Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am St Peters Church, 2-3pm (& every Fri) (& every Thurs)

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Henfield Unattached

Boards and Banter

Henfield Medical Centre, 1.303.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Drop-in for a chat.

Jazzled Choir

Catholic Hall, 1.30-3.30pm (& every 2 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. Henfield FC AGM Call 01273 494300 or email Eric Holder Pavilion, 7.30pm info@knowdementia.co.uk Please come along to the AGM of Thursday Circle Henfield’s thriving Football Club. Free Church Hall, 2.15pm Our Speaker this month will be Dave Fletcher from HART. Charity Bookstall Do come along and hear about Forecourt of Barclays Bank, 9am the work of HART in Henfield. Subject to weather, we will Refreshments will be served. be there every two weeks throughout the Summer.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Trenchmore, Burnthouse Lane, Cowfold, 3-5pm Open garden party with live music, tea and delicious cakes. Especially for people with dementia, their families and friends. Call Joanne Full Moon Fundraiser on 07711 698279, to confirm if the Latest Music Bar, Brighton, 7.30pm sun isn’t shining! An evening of stand-up comedy, live music and delicious Thai food The Comedy of Babbi Babbett in aid of Klongbangkratuek School, Sussex Prairies, 5.30pm a government primary school Join us for a fun theatrical evening based in Thailand. Organized by in the garden with the marvellous a Henfield resident. Tickets from Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. www.fullmoonfundraiser.bpt.me Bring your own picnic to enjoy or email fullmoonevents@outlook. in the garden. Tickets from www. therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk com to donate.

White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Fri) Play & Learn Together A selection of board games and Free Church Hall, 11-12.30pm (& jigsaw puzzles will be available every 2 weeks term-time only) and refreshments provided. W

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

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Monday Market

Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& every Mon)

Sporting Moments

Southwater Leisure Centre 10am-12pm (& every Mon)

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What’s on | JULY 2015 Road’. Members and visitors Free sports sessions for people Knit and Natter with dementia and a family Residents Lounge, Rayner Court, welcome. Coffee from 10am, member. Call 01273 494300. 10.30am-12pm (every 2nd Weds) followed by meeting at 10.30am.

Henfield Badminton Club Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Mon) Call Chris on 01273 492986.

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St Peter’s Church, 10.3011.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) Join us in St Peter’s Church for coffee and homemade cakes.

Truleigh Hill, 2pm Meet at High Trees Car Park at the junction of the A283/A2037. Call Ann on 01903 297553.

Coffee Morning

Young Parents Group Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& every Tues) Evangelical Free Church, 11amCome and have fun! Still £1.50 12.30pm (& every 2 weeks termtime only) including refreshments. Come along to play and chat HDC Walk with your children. Wide range of Steyning, 11am (& 21st) toys, crafts , messy play, rhyme Meet at Steyning Health Centre, time and light lunch provided. 2 mile stroll. Call Linda on 01903 For help with transport call 816865 or Ann on 01903 297553. 01403 864668 /01903 270444.

HDC Walk

Henfield Flower Club

Henfield Hall, 2.15pm Jean Plaskett ‘Floral Imagination’ and member’s exhibit ‘Floral Imagination’. Visitors welcome (limited to 3 times in any one year)

Woodmancote Parish Council meeting

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com for more information.

Knit & Natter

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Action for Deafness

Henfield History Group Steyning, 9am Wiston/Steyning Downland Dog Evangelical Free Church, 8pm Walk, 2 miles. Park in one of the Heir Hunters presented by Lady Steyning car parks if possible. Teviot. Call Ann on 01903 297553.

Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Tues) A drop-in craft group for adults. Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st Tues)

The Paganini Duo in Concert

St Peter’s Church, 7.30pm Mark Jennings (guitar) and Andrew Wickens (violin) present a programme of attractive works in a concert promoted by The Friends of St Peter’s. Tickets £12 (Members of The Friends: £10) available from Jasmines Florist or call 01273 492294.

Pub Quiz

HDC Walk

The Incredible Sax Band

Woodmancote & Henfield WI

Sussex Prairies, 5.30pm Eclectic mix of contemporary Henfield Hall, 2.15 – 4.30pm (& arrangements and old classics. every 3rd Weds) Bring your picnic - music starts Call Val Creek on 01273 958202 from 6.30pm. Tickets £10.

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The Book Nook

Meeting of the Friends of St Barnabas

ARC Afternoon Tea

Gin & Jazz

The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm (& every 2nd Sun)

White Hart, 8.30pm (& 21st) Henfield Hall Garden Room, In aid of HART. Teams of up to 3-5pm six. Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve a table. A perfect afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, delicious cakes and pots and pots of tea! A big thank you from Henfield London Coach Trip Branch of Arthritis Research UK Henfield Post Office Bus Stop, to everyone who supported our 8.45am recent Ploughmans Lunch which A non-profit making service for raised £636.35p. village residents, providing easy access to London for a day’s shopping, sightseeing or theatre Steyning Decorative and matinee. Coach leaves at 8.45am Fine Arts prompt and drops off at the Aldwych, The Strand. Departs The Steyning Centre, 10.30amat 6.15pm. Tickets £15 – call Gill 12pm (& every 2nd Mon) Christopher Bradley will lecture Feltham on 07713 161343. on ‘The treasures of the Silk

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Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

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Shepherd & Dog, Fulking (and until 19th) Join us for a weekend of gin, jazz and festivities. See page 6 for details or go to www. shepherdanddogpub.co.uk

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Henfield Summer Show

Henfield Common, 1pm See article for more information.

Blackfoot Lodge & Giving Nature a Prairie Home

Sussex Prairies, 1-5pm Native American enthusiasts camp and exhibition. Also, the secret world of nature on your

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JULY 2015 | What’s on or Pauline on 01403 240419. doorstep - join the RSPB and Friends of St Barnabas artists in residence for a magical Cream Tea Henfield Art Club weekend enjoying nature at its Free Church Hall, 2-4pm Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& most spectacular. See www. Please come along and support us. every 4th Tues) sussexprairies.co.uk Membership £25 per year and St Thomas More School guests £3 per session. Call Alan 6th Annual Reunion Harrison on 01273 495262 for Youth Club Birthday Church of Our Lady of more information. Celebrations Consolation, West Grinstead, Small Dole Tuesday Club 12-4pm Henfield Youth Club, 6.30-8pm Did you ever go to Henfield Feel free to bring memorabilia Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Youth Club, volunteer or work with you or perhaps even invite Talk on Cheese by Chris Eustace there? If so, please come and others who have links to the from High Weald Dairy. £3 per help us celebrate 10 years in our school. Buffet will be available. head for samples. For more information email David new building. Barker on dgabarker@hotmail. PCSO Visit com or call 07980 062552. Imperial War Museum visit Henfield Library, 3-4pm (& every Steyning for pick-up last Weds) Seven Stiles Fun Run Organised by the Steyning A drop-in session for all residents. Millenium Trust. On arrival at the Henfield Leisure Centre for start, IWM enjoy a coffee at one of the 10.15am 4Sight cafes and then you will be free See news item for information. to wander the whole Museum, Fulking Fair Henfield Day Centre (Hewitts), at your own pace. Cost £19.95 Downside Meadow, 12-5pm 10.30am-12pm (& every last – call John Stevenson on 01903 Thurs) See article for more information. 814548 for more information. Opportunity for those with sight impairments to meet and socialise with others suffering Steyning Decorative and Superstrings in Concert from sight problems. Occasional Fine Arts (NADFAS) Stans Bike Shack, 7.30pm speakers, games, quizzes, plus Steyning Centre, 7-9pm Hot on the heels of their sell-out tea and coffee. Midsummer Social with cheese June gig, Stan’s Bike Shack is pleased to welcome Superstrings and wine plus entertainment. back for a second date. Tickets £12 Cost £10 – call 01903 368254 1940s’ Revival night or 01903 816190 for more Henfield Hall, 7.15-11pm from www.standsbikeshack.com information. Listen and dance to the music made famous by Glen Miller & Meet the Maasai Warriors others with the Swingshift Big HDC Walk Sussex Prairies, 10am-4pm Band. You are invited to attend Littleworth, 6.45pm Meet a group of real life Maasai in 1940s’ dress to get you ‘in the Meet on Littleworth Lane by warriors who will be dancing, mood’. Champagne for the best Windmill Pub. 5 mile walk, no exhibiting and talking about their dressed. Tickets £18 from Village dogs. Call Jean on 01403 261672 life. Maasai jewellery etc for sale. Care.

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he latest addition to Henfield High Street is a gorgeous little cafe - Café des Amis tucked away in the Post Office building. Serving up a scrumptious range of freshly cooked waffles and tasty bagels, as well as delicious coffee and decadent chocolates, owner Trish Baxter is bringing a welcome touch of the continental to Henfield!

The savoury side of the menu is equally exciting as Trish is stocking Bagelman bagels from Brighton. This local firm have been baking authentic plain, wholemeal and seeded bagels for nearly 20 years and they are fat free and contain no nasties. Trish and Becki merely fill them with a filling of your choice, and what a choice there is! There are all the classic fillings plus garlic bagels, bagel ploughman’s, toasted breakfast bagels and bagel melts. And if you have special dietary requirements, just ask: “We’re more than happy to make up salads for those who can’t eat wheat as we have all the ingredients in stock.” explained Trish. There’s a fantastic variety of drinks on offer: hot drinks include a range of delicious teas and coffees as well as hot chocolate and the cold drinks options include frappes, milkshakes, smoothies, iced teas and iced coffee. All of the menu options are available to take away and if you’re in a rush you can phone your order ahead. Before opening in May earlier this year Trish did a lot of research: “I wanted to make sure we were offering something different. And judging by how busy we’ve been since we opened, I think we’ve found our niche in the village - we’ve been rushed of our feet!”

Staffed by Trish and helped by Becki, there’s a wonderful welcoming atmosphere and a real buzz from being a part of the Post Office building. “I’m a very social person,” laughed Trish, “and I like to chat with the customers. We get a lovely range of people coming in, from young families to older people and teenagers after school. We’ve had a few cyclists drop-in on their way through the village because they like being able to leave their bikes securely in our garden.” The cakes at Café des Amis are freshly baked each morning and the rock cakes are a real customer favourite, although the Dorset apple cake comes a close second! But it is the Liège waffles that are creating a real stir: cooked to order in front of the customer and topped with a wide selection of delicious things, these waffles are a real indulgence. Whether you want to keep things simple with a classic lemon and sugar topping or you want to Café des Amis, Post Office, High Street, Henfield spoil yourself with the exquisitely named Chocolate Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.00pm Heaven, there’s definitely something for everyone.

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News | JULY 2015 ‘HENFIELD VILLAGE’ FINALISTS IN EVERYDAY HEROES NATIONAL AWARD! Henfield Village are finalists in a glittering National Awards event in the ‘Community Heroes’ category, organised by St John Ambulance. The village has been nominated by HART (Henfield Area Response Team) because the volunteers have been so overwhelmed by the local support sent their way – to the tune of £100,000 over the last 10 years! The event is hosted by Kirsty Gallagher and supported by the Daily Mail. Dave Fletcher from HART said; “We are absolutely thrilled to hear that Henfield Village are through to the finals! It is such an honour to get through the tough nomination stage of this National Award and the ceremony in July will be incredible. We are thrilled that our nomination has reached the finals – it’s a big ‘thank you’ to Henfield from us, without their support we could not continue to save lives in the village. We ARE a village of life-savers in Henfield and we’re very proud of that!” Henfield Village will be represented at the ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in London on 1 July by Ray Osgood from Henfield Parish Council, Gyles Culver, landlord of the White Hart Pub and Emma Osman from BN5 magazine, as well as several of the HART responding team. And here’s

the nomination from HART that so impressed the judges and takes Henfield to the finals: “Village of Henfield Henfield is a village in the county of West Sussex with a population of around 6,000 people. Since 2004, the community has raised over £100,000 to fund their local community responder group. The money they have raised has had a huge impact on the local community. They have managed to pay for 23 public access defibrillators, which have already been used in 10 cardiac arrest incidents. Their fundraising efforts have also funded an active response system that has so far responded to 2,400 emergency 999 calls on behalf of the local ambulance service, reducing serious emergency call response times by an average of 10 minutes a call. If that wasn’t enough, they have funded an emergency kit for each responder, which includes an individual AED, plus an exhibition trailer and vehicle which provides ongoing education to local groups.” Good luck to the HART responders and well done Henfield Village! Emma Osman



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HENFIELD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAYS Henfield resident and railway fanatic Eddie Colgate has published a history of the railway in Henfield ‘Henfield’s wonderful railway’. From when the line was first opened in 1861 through to its closure in 1966 the book covers all aspects of the branchline and its effects on village life and it is packed with anecdotes, photographs and images. From the age of four trains fascinated Eddie and he was a regular traveller on the Henfield line from 1946 through to 1966. “There hasn’t been a book about the Henfield Railway before and so I decided to write one!” explained Eddie. “I wanted to write something that would have a broad appeal, not just any old book. People have been very generous in giving me reproductions of photographs and the National Archives at Kew and the Brighton Record Office have been extremely helpful.” Copies of Eddie’s book can be bought in Henfield at the Post Office and the Museum, as well as at Steyning Bookshop and the Bluebell Railway. Look out for a review of the book in a future edition of BN5 Magazine. Sarah Butler

with Gulls; Crows being harassed by a pair of Jays as they flew too close the Jays’ nest; a Grey Heron perched on a tree being dive-bombed by a few Crows to scare it away from their territory; a Buzzard flying lazily upwards in circles as it uses updrafts to gain height; a Kestrel hovering almost still in the air looking for food; a Jay flashing over with a Blue Tit in it’s claws with the adult Blue Tit chasing after it (a bit gruesome I know but it’s nature!). The moral of this is… look to the skies to enjoy our birds! Henfield Birdwatch offers its members talks, quarterly newsletters, walks and day trips. See www.henfieldbirdwatch.co.uk for information Debbie Colgate

HENFIELD HIGH STREET Work to upgrade existing signals equipment on Henfield High Street started on 22 June and we expect it to be completed within four weeks, depending on the weather. The work will include the installation of more energy efficient LED signal heads, the upgrade of underground signal cabling and ducting; and improved footway area, with refreshed tactile paving. If you have any queries regarding the above works then please contact the traffic signals team on 01243 642105. Adam Norris, Senior Technician Traffic Signals, West Sussex County Council

BN5 BIRDS With summer here we can enjoy the sight of hirundines as they swoop over Henfield. As you may be aware, these lovely birds are not seen around the Parish as much as in years gone by. An article in the last edition of BN5 asked us to make a note of House Martins’ nests. We know that Swifts nest in the High Street and one of our members has a pair at the nest that we put up in her garden. Swallows appear to be coming back to their old haunts that are still standing– their old name was Barn Swallows because they nested in barns, buildings that have decreased over the years. In our new garden we have a wider vista of the sky and when I hear the hirundines I’m able to track them across the sky. Swallows and House Martins chatter as they swoop around catching insects and Swifts shriek as they cut through the air. I’ve also seen many other birds - a Red Kite slowly flapping it’s wings and soaring overhead

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SMALL DOLE SUMMER SHOW The 71st Small Dole Summer Show is being held this year on Mackley’s Field, Small Dole, on Saturday, 15th August starting at 1.30pm. As well as hundreds of exhibits in the main marquee, there will be a Dog Show, loads of stalls, children’s rides, a fabulous tea tent and entertainment from the Patcham Silver Band. Schedules for the show are available from the Small Dole Village Stores, The Fox PH, Small Dole, Swains Farm Shop, Rushfields Plant Centre, Hamfelds, Jasmines, Stokes and the Henfield Post Office. Entries are welcome from everyone and there is a very strong children’s section, so why not have a go! David Barratt

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BARCLAYS BANK HART FUNDRAISER Kathryn Austin from Barclays Bank on Henfield High Street has raised a fabulous £170 for HART through a raffle that she organized in the branch. The bank will now match fund that amount, meaning that HART will receive £340 in total. Kathryn said: “A massive thank you to all who contributed prizes and bought tickets. Hart is an amazing charity and we at Barclays hope the money raised will help support them.” The two main prizes were won by Mrs Brocklesby (a helicopter trip) and Mrs Claxton (a trip to Heart Radio). Sarah Butler

The Village Hall Committee would like to thank EVERYONE who has helped us get this far, what an achievement! After the problems of the old hall and no funds to even start a a new hall, we now have a truly magnificent building with modern facilities that has captured the ‘character’ of Ashurst. The building has turned out even better than we had all hoped for. Thank you everyone. With the support of Doug Edwards, our architect, David Payne our Quantity Surveyor, Vasahus our builders, sponsors – both local and national, grants, donations and a lot of hardwork going on in the background over the past few years, we are finally seeing the new hall in action. The new hall is now open for bookings. The few ‘test’ events that have been held in the hall already have had all users report back to say how impressed they have been and what a wonderful building it is. To book either the Main Hall or just the Committee Room, we have all of the details for hire on our website: www.ashurstvillagehall.btck.co.uk
There you will find lots of information, with favourable rates for local residents. Mandy Hedley

HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB NEWS In July Henfield Garden Club continues its busy programme of events. On 1 July 1 Garden Club members can enjoy a coach visit to Ightham Mote in the morning and in the afternoon a visit to the Gardens at Knole Hill Farm in Maidstone, Kent. We plant to be represented at the Summer Show and Fair throughout the day, on Saturday 18 July. An exciting display is planned to reflect on the history of gardening during the 2nd World War. Anyone interested in joining the Garden Club will be able to talk to current members and find out about the benefits of membership. To find out about becoming a member of the Garden Club Contact Julia Simpson at jbs@backsettown.demon.co.uk or call 01273493900. Jackie Harford

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PUB QUIZZERS RAISE £2K FOR HART White Hart landlord Gyles Culver handed over a cheque for £2k to HART (Henfield Area Response Team), ongoing support from the popular quizzes held fortnightly at the pub. The Quizmaster is Gyles himself and regular teams pit their wits against his challenging questions. The quizzes have raised thousands for HART over the years; this latest donation accounts for less than a year of the events. HART responder Dave Fletcher said; “The White Hart Quiz Night provides a very generous and regular donation, very grateful for because they enable us to keep our service running. At Christmas time, there was standing room only at the White Hart Quiz, with tables in all three rooms filled with teams and Gyles running between tables with the questions! The support is incredible, and the winning teams always donate their prize money. Thank you to those teams who come each fortnight, every penny you donate keeps us responding.” Emma Osman

THE PAGANINI DUO IN CONCERT The Paganini Guitar and Violin Duo is to visit Henfield on Tuesday 7 July to give a concert in St Peter’s Church commencing at 7.30pm. Mark Jennings (guitar) and Andrew Wickens (violin) have both been trained internationally by outstanding performers of their instruments. They have played in many concerts in the United Kingdom and abroad, either in duo, as soloists and, in Andrew’s case, as a long-standing member of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Their programme will include a variety of attractive works by J.S. Bach, Isaac Albeniz, Mauro Guiliani, Joaquin Rodrigo and, naturally, Niccolo Paganini. This will be a rare opportunity to listen to fine performances on an unusual combination of instruments and is promoted by The Friends of St Peter’s Church. Tickets are £12 (£10 for members of The Friends) from Jasmines Florist in the High Street or via The Friends TicketLine on 01273 492294. Anthony Abbott 1 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

This year’s Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge, produced by The Reading Agency, in association with Guinness World Records, will launch in all libraries, including Henfield Library, on Saturday 11 July. Record Breakers will bring together the worlds of fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books. Collecting stickers as they go, young readers will discover weird, wonderful and wacky records from around the world in six different categories. The scheme is free and flexible for all families – you just need to read six books by Saturday 12 September 2015. Children will receive rewards for each book they tell us about and those that read all six will receive a medal and certificate. Visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/readingchallenge Lavinia McHugh, West Sussex Libraries

ST PETER’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, COWFOLD – POOL NEWS We have had quite a few exciting improvements to our outdoor pool at St Peter’s and it is looking better than ever. If you haven’t heard about the pool - it is a good size (15m by 8m) and it is heated, so makes an ideal afternoon out on a nice day in the school holidays for families in the Henfield / Cowfold area. There is a seating area with sun umbrellas and the pool is situated in a sheltered little spot in our school grounds – quite a little suntrap! Parents have a relaxing place to sit while our qualified lifeguard keeps an eye on all swimmers over 5 years old (pre-school children need a parent to swim with them). The pool is open from 2-4pm every weekday in the summer holidays and you get to it by driving down Potters Green (just off A272) and entering through the school gates. Children over 8 need not be accompanied by an adult. Last summer we raised £11,000 for a new liner and covers so the pool looks incredible at the moment. There’s crystal clear, warm water in the pool and a

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clean, soft rubber surface all around it, which feels lovely under-foot. We have also recently painted all the changing rooms and fencing so it looks great. You can also hire the whole pool for parties and events. This costs £25 plus the Lifeguard’s wages of £10hr. If you would like to hire the pool, or have any questions about swimming at Cowfold, contact Amanda Fountain on 07917 841921. So do think of coming swimming at St Peter’s over the summer it only costs £2.50 per person/ per hour and we have loads for the children to do. Lots of toys and floats are available to use, along with our water polo net. On a nice summer’s day it beats being indoors in The Pavilions or The Triangle hands down! Mr Kolter (Headteacher)

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For those of you that love to walk down by the river Adur and soak up the glorious countryside, you will have been frustrated like myself and my wife that you cannot currently cross the bridge by Eatons Farm which takes you over to Ashurst. The bridge was shut back in December last year due to worries over its safety and it seems will remain shut for at least the remainder of 2015. West Sussex County Council remain committed to repairing or replacing the bridge, but this is not likely to happen for some time apparently. Annoying indeed! The Henfield Community Partnership (HCP) has been for the last 10 years an organisation that has enhanced our village life in a number of ways. It has been instrumental in getting the skate park established for youngsters in the village, for setting up a minibus service for older members of the village and for erecting the wonderful signposts and maps that we see around the village. The Henfield Hub is an offshoot of the HCP and more recently the HCP secured the transfer of the Henfield Day Centre from West Sussex County Council as a community asset for the village. The HCP has been chaired for the last 10 years by Dr Tony Jackson, who will be stepping down from the role in September. Under Tony’s sterling leadership the HCP has been a driving force in delivering projects that have benefitted the community and I know that he will be continuing to work on a number of ongoing ventures in the village. I would like to add my thanks to Tony for all of his efforts over recent years and for continuing to work towards improving village life for all of us. You will hopefully all now be aware that the Henfield Summer Show will take place on Henfield Common on Saturday 18th July. A record number of applications for stalls have already been received and the usual fun fair will be in attendance. Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist with the organisation of the show, please contact the Parish Council Office on 01273 492507 or email office@henfield. gov.uk. Keep your fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day! Kevin Wright

DID YOU GO TO HENFIELD YOUTH CLUB? Did you ever volunteer or work there? If so, come along and help us celebrate our 10 years in our new building on Deer Park on Tuesday 21 July from 6.30-8pm. There will be fun and games, facepainting, rodeo run and refreshments on sale. We would love you to join us, but please let us know if you’re coming on 01273 492161 or email Debbie. slaughter@btinternet.com or let us know via our Facebook page. Debbie Slaughter See our new website! www.bn5magazine.co.uk | 1 7

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Pre-Hospital Care) conference in Brighton, where Professor Lippert was speaking. He had some important news on resuscitation developments and their implimentation in Denmark. Schools in the country now teach CPR as part of the curriculum and members of the public are encouraged to perform CPR in an emergency. This has led to a massive increase in survival rates. Professor Chamberlain praised the work of HART and the difference their lifesaving skills have made to the village. He has supported the group since they started in Henfield over 10 years ago. Prof. Lippert stressed the importance of ‘doing something’ in an emergency cardiac arrest situation, because those who receive chest compressions early on will have their chances of survival doubled. The attendance of first responders and the use of defibrillation is even more effective. Dave Fletcher, paramedic and HART representative, said; “It’s an incredible honour to have two such important guests and we’re pleased to have our fellow first responders from PART (Partridge Green Area Response Team) and SECAMB representatives here too.”

HART (Henfield Area Response Team) hosted a lunch on 19 June in the White Hart, attended by very special guests Freddy Lippert who is CEO of Emergency Medical Services for Copenhagen, along with HART supporter Professor Douglass Chamberlain, CBE who is an honorary consultant cardiologist at The Royal Sussex County Hospital and founded the first paramedic unit in Europe. He set some the first resuscitation guidelines, which are followed to this day. Professor Lippert and Professor Chamberlain were visiting before attending the IPHEC (Innovation for Emma Osman

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issues. This year we have a dedicated group of car parking marshals around Northcroft who will control the flow and direct traffic, as well as additional parking due to the kindness of the Medical Centre. We also encourage visitors to use the main High Street car parks that Sunday morning. Nonetheless we apologise in advance for any disruption that may occur, and we will endeavour to keep this to an absolute minimum. Paul Crowe

Programmes for the show, including the show schedule and entry form, are available from high street shops and the Parish Council Offices. BN5 magazine would like to thank the generous SUSSEX ELDERS’ COMMISSION local businesses who have advertised in the programme, which we produced with every penny The Sussex Elders’ Commission (SEC) is an of the money donated going to help run the Fayre. opportunity for older residents to support, challenge and inform the work of the Sussex SEVEN STILES FUN RUN Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne. On Sunday morning 26 July the annual Henfield Over the next ten months, the Elders’ Commission Joggers ‘Seven Stiles’ fun run will be held in will be holding their ‘Big Conversation’ with family, association with Henfield Leisure Centre and friends and peers to hear older residents ideas and sponsored again by Coles Automotive. Last year concerns about policing, crime and community around 400 adult runners and 50 Juniors took part safety. Our 28 members will be using their own in the event, which starts and finishes at Henfield networks and meetings and some simple survey Leisure Centre, with the oldest runner being 85 years tools to gather feedback that will be analysed by old, the youngest just 4, so this is a truly open event! the PCC’s Office and Sussex Police. The model follows the success of the members of the Sussex The One Mile event will start at 10.15am, and while Youth Commission who held 2,000 conversations optimised for our younger runners there really is with young people last year, leading to a series no age barrier, so it’s ideal for mums and dads to of recommendations that are being currently jog alongside their children, or run it as your own explored with a dedicated team of Sussex Police challenge! The main Four Mile event is at 11am, officers. and is entirely off road via the Downslink and along the bank of the River Adur before returning to the If you would like to get involved and fill out a form Leisure Centre. This is where the Seven Stiles with your views, please contact Roy Simmons on originally got its name, but as the years have gone 01273 491354, or go to http://www.sussex-pcc.gov. by there are actually quite a few less than seven uk/elders-commission/ to complete an online form. now: see how many you can count! All finishers Roy Simmons in both events will receive a medal, and coffee and cake will be available at the Leisure Centre CHATTERBOX NEWS for those needing a ‘pick me up’ afterwards. More Just to let our families know that Chatterbox will details and entry forms can be found at www. be closed for the month of August this year so that henfieldjoggers.co.uk or picked up from Henfield we can clean the toys and have a bit of a break. Leisure Centre. Costs are £4 for Adults/£1 Juniors We will look forward to seeing everyone again in (Under 15) beforehand, and £5/£1 on the day. September. With the numbers expected there will inevitably Olwen Denman be additional traffic with the potential for parking Fayre & Show

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News | JULY 2015 www.actionfraud.police.uk for details on how to report this crime. It is very simple to be drawn in, particularly when one subscribes to BT Internet, as the threat of being hacked is disturbing. The object of the fraud is to access your computer and details. The safest way to avoid computer fraud is to install a reputable security system such as Norton; never to leave the computer switched on unattended; and to watch carefully for any movement of the cursor which is not controlled by yourself. Sue Thorpe

STATEMENT FROM ST PETER’S PRIMARY SCHOOL C&T RADMALL FUNERAL SERVICES RELAUNCH On Friday 22 May shoppers in Henfield High Street enjoyed an unusual seranade - as a lone piper made his way up and down the street as part of the relaunch celebration at Radmall’s. The village were invited to a short service of dedication was attended by local clergy and doves were released as a sign of remembrance.


As you may have heard, this will be my last term as Head Teacher of our village primary school. Since I informed the school’s Governing Body of my decision at the start of the year they have been busy working with the Diocese and West Sussex County Council representatives towards the appointment of my successor. Unfortunately, following a lengthy interview process in April, the decision was taken not to appoint from the candidates interviewed and interim arrangements have now been put in place for next term. Mrs Laura Roberts, the schools Deputy Head Teacher will be acting as Head until a permanent appointment is made later in the school year. While it is never an easy option not to appoint, Governors are always committed to making the ‘right’ appointment for St Peter’s and I know that Mrs Roberts, as an able and committed colleague will continue to lead the school as Governors and the community would wish until the matter is resolved in the near future. Nick Phillips, Head Teacher

BN5 readers should be aware that fraudulent telephone calls are being made to local residents from a call centre, purporting to be BT. The caller states that he/she is calling to alert the householder that the computer is being hacked and to switch it on immediately. DO NOT DO THIS! If you receive such a call, tell the caller that before you will proceed you need their BT identification number and full name, so that you can check with BT before you take any action. At this point, the caller will probably cut the call. If you do contact BT, ensure this is done on a mobile line, as the BEATING THE BOUNDS OF fraudulent caller may stay on your landline and SHERMANBURY pretend to be BT. It is very important to inform the police of these This event held on Sunday 10 May was a huge calls. If you receive such a call, you should contact success! A crowd of local residents gathered at Action Fraud at the Metropolitan Police. Go to Grade II* St Giles Church in Shermanbury and, led by the rector Paul Doick, beat the bounds and said prayers for the parish on their walk in the May sunshine to the Chapel in Frylands Lane, Wineham. There they were entertained to some fascinating facts about the well-connected occupants of the cemetery. Then it was back to St Giles for tea and delicious homemade cakes and a good natter with the neighbours. There was also the opportunity to comment on the exhibition of the Wineham and Shermanbury Neighbourhood Plan. A total of £175 was raised and will be split between the Friends of St Giles and Christian Aid. Thanks to Colin Peters all who helped and turned out to make the day so memorable. Mob: 07852874911 (based in Henfield) Angela Lightburn 2 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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JULY 2015 | News the SGS stage. This show makes the most of the wonderful facilities at Steyning Grammar School and is facilitated by a talented production team of former pupils who will create a rich musical experience, with lights, costume, set and sound of a high professional standard. Tickets (Adults £10, Students £6) are available from the school offices (01903 814555 / 01903 814786), Steyning Bookshop or by emailing jan@juniortheatre.co.uk

COMING SOON - BP GUILD’S ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS OUTING THE WEDDING SINGER This summer Steyning Grammar School is presenting the hugely popular musical comedy ‘The Wedding Singer’, based on the film with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980’s, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room. The show has a cast of 55 students from Years 7 – 13 and is led by experienced Year 13 students, Will Carey and Katie Duke. Will is going on to study musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting, so this is the last chance to catch this rising star of the future on

If you live in Henfield or the surrounding area and are of senior age, you are invited to the BP Guild’s annual coach outing with dinner on Sunday 6th September. It is entirely free as your local Henfield BP Guild works hard throughout the year to raise funds for this. To qualify you need to be of a senior age and are most likely retired. Where the coach takes you to is a closely guarded secret in keeping with tradition! We can tell you it will be a drive of about 60 to 90 minutes to a place of general interest and where ice-cream, tea or a soft drink will be served with time to visit the comfort stop facilities. At all times you will be escorted by one or two experienced Guildsmen. Whilst you are enjoying these delights, others

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News | JULY 2015 Guildsmen and ‘friends’ will be preparing your 4-course meal, laying the tables, popping wine corks and tapping beer barrels. We will welcome you back to the Hall with a tea or sherry. A talented light music and versatile entertainer will add to the ambience. The day will start around 12 noon and concludes around 8pm. If you cannot find assistance to get you home let us know. You can choose the combination that suits you: coach trip and dinner or just one of these only. If you have special dietary requirements let us know. Look out for our details on how and where to book a place for this event during August. For further information on this or the BP Guild please telephone Neil on 01273 491074 / 07816 463851 or Kenneth on 01273 965243 Kenneth McIntosh

Manager Donna Angood said: “The team continue to go from strength to strength and their record of achievements is outstanding. Every player in the team has contributed to this season’s success and we look forward to our final season as a youth team.” Coach, Darren Angood added: “The team trains hard and plays hard and the work-rate throughout the team is the foundation on which their success this season has been built.” The management, coaches and players would like to thank local company, Blur, for their sponsorship as they look forward to the forthcoming season. Daren Angood

HENFIELD U15’S CHAMPIONS AGAIN Henfield U15’s have replicated their achievement of last season by being crowned champions of the HDYFL ‘C’ Division. An incredible season has seen them win 16 out of 16 games in the league and score a superb 84 goals while conceding just 10. The team also won the Hangleton Tournament last month taking their number of tournament wins to 12.

MINIBUS FOR STEYNING AIR CADETS Early last month the Cadets, Staff, and Committee of 1140 (Steyning) Squadron Air Training Corps were thrilled as they saw almost two years of hard work organising fundraising events (which included sponsored swims, car washing days, and tea, coffee and cake sales), come to fruition with the purchase of a Squadron Minibus. This will be a real asset to the Squadron enabling them to travel to events without the need to hire one, and will also give flexibility in planning training and taking part in short notice activities. It has already proved its worth, having been used for travel to an athletics event, taking the cadets

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JULY 2015 | News swimming and twice to the local training area, and all in the first month! We have lots of events planned for the future which will put our Minibus to good use including mountain biking, first aid training, summer camps and kayaking to name a few. If you are interested in joining the Steyning Air Cadets we parade on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-9.30pm. Call us on 01903 813113 or pop in if you would like to find out more. Tina Tucker, Flt Lt RAF VR(T) Officer Commanding 1140 (Steyning) Squadron

or 07745836736) or Nick (Nickstevens75@gmail. com or 07845307234) The Henfield U8’s are a successful team looking to Nick Stevens build upon a season that saw them win 29 of their 32 fixtures. We are looking to expand our squad SUPERSTRINGS LIVE IN CONCERT size as we move to 7-a-side football and we invite AT STAN’S BIKE SHACK players of all abilities who would like to become Tickets to Superstrings’ first concert at Stan’s Bike part of a welcoming squad who aim to build Shack sold out in a heartbeat so to meet demand upon the successes of seasons past and form a a second is confirmed for Friday 24 July. Expect a competitive squad for the forthcoming campaign. lively and entertaining musical repertoire including Next season we will be moving up to U9’s (Year 4) Hot Club, Gypsy Jazz, Swing and Bluegrass. and to continue we need additions to our squad. We currently play in the Horsham and District Tickets are £12 in advance and include food with a Football League on Saturday mornings and we vegetarian option. Bring a bottle or two if you wish train at the Kingsfield on Thursday evening from - there will also be a licensed bar serving wine and 6-7pm. If you are interested in joining our squad beer. Doors open at 7.30pm. and tickets are limited please contact Mark (Markfarrell477@gmail.com to just 35 so be sure to book early. For tickets and more information see www.stansbikeshack.com


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he countdown has begun to the biggest and best ever Henfield Village Fayre which is being held on Saturday 18 July on the Henfield Common from 1-5pm. And this year the Parish Council who organise the Fayre have really pulled out all the stops. In addition to the usual Fayre favourites there will also be the fantastically funny Sheep Show!

A regular on the summer county show circuit, the Sheep Show gives a well-informed and entertaining lecture on the humble sheep and their ‘ewe-iqueness”! Filled with sheepy facts and jokes for all ages, the show explains why we farm them and how successful they have been throughout the years in a light-hearted manner. With nine different breeds on show, as well as a sheep sheering demonstration and dancing sheep (yes, you read that right, dancing sheep!) the Sheep Show is sure to be a big hit with all ages. For those of you still deliberating on what to submit to the Show Tent, time is running out. You can pick up a programme from the Parish Office or download one from our website bn5magazine. co.uk just make sure you return your completed forms to the Parish Office by 12 noon on Friday 10 July. On the day of the show, all exhibits must be delivered to the Show Tent between 7.30am and 10.30am. Our wonderful Woodmancote and Henfield WI ladies do an absolutely amazing job in organising the Show Tent. It’s a huge task and one which takes an incredible amount of time, so please don’t embarrass them by asking them to accept late entries! Shaylers Funfair will be bringing their selection

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of fairground and traditional rides from whiteknuckle thrillers to children’s roundabouts, as well as traditional stalls, galleries, games, popcorn, candyfloss and toffee apples. There will be a fun dog show and plenty of clubs and charities stalls to browse including the Henfield Joggers, Chanctonbury Morris Men, the Worthing Beekeepers Association, Henfield Tennis Club, the Royal British Legion, the U3A, Henfield Football Club, the Trefoild Guild, Henfield Garden Club and Henfield Community Partnership. In addition to the Show Tent, Woodmancote and Henfield WI will also be running the tea tent serving cups of tea and coffee as well as refreshing cold drinks and delicious cakes and biscuits. For those who prefer their refreshment a little stronger there will be the beer tent of course! BN5 Magazine have produced the Henfield Summer Fayre programme and along with fayre sponsors Coles Automotive, Rushfields Plant Centre, Perry Plumbers, Henfield Fencing, H J Burt Estate Agents and PHB Contractors we are proud to be involved with this fantastic summer event. We will be there all afternoon so please do come and say hello at the BN5 stand! Sarah Butler

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att, of Rosebank Landscaping, had the prestigious task of designing and delivering the ‘Hope in Vulnerability’ Garden to highlight awareness of Prince Harry’s African charity, Sentebale. The charity was set up to help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho, the young victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/ AIDS epidemic.

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“The effort that went into the construction of the garden was massive,” Jon said. “We had very little space and time to produce a perfect result first time, after all our work was about to be scrutinised by the Royal Family!” “Despite the pressure, the atmosphere on site was great and it was a pleasure to work alongside Matt’s team whilst they constructed the main parts of the garden. Special thanks are well deserved to our guys, Nick Bridgewater, James Scott, David Skeet and Alex Knight for their creativity, spirit and stamina to create such an amazing result.”

PHB’s contracts manager Jon Davis explained; “After securing the contract with Matt in the New Year, we set about designing and preparing the waterfall and pond. The brief was to emulate the natural mountain falls and pools typical of the Lesotho region, and a very close match to the indigenous sandstone of the area was narrowed down The pool and waterfall, thanks to PHB’s bespoke sand to the Natural Stone Quarry in a remote part of Cumbria.”   and UV filtration system, remained crystal clear for the duration of the show whilst being a backdrop for Jon and a member of his team travelled to the quarry with interviews and photos of members of the Royal Family, the designer, and on a very cold March day in one of the celebrities and BBC presenters.  highest quarries in England, set about hand selecting the The following day, the Sentebale Garden won a prestigious rocks for shipping to their Albourne depot for a dry run. Silver Guilt Award as well as the coveted BBC Peoples’  “Given the tight build schedule facing us at Chelsea, we Choice Award.   decided to build a temporary pool in the yard and piece together the waterfall with the 30 tonnes of Cumbrian “All of us at PHB were absolutely chuffed to have done our stone. We could then test the pumping system to make bit to help Matt secure the medal and award,” explained sure it was a perfect complement to the rest of the garden.” Jon. “We’re really pleased for him as he’s a very talented designer and a great client, too.” A couple of hours after completing the feature it was time to take it down again. By carefully numbering and After some great TV and public exposure, PHB are photographing each section, the entire waterfall was hoping that their involvement at RHS Chelsea this year palletised and sent on an articulated lorry to the RHS Chelsea will continue to reinforce their reputation for providing an Showground. With a team of five working from dawn to dusk excellent service by their Lakes and Ponds divison. Check for six days in early May, the waterfall was recreated on one out their website at: end of the Sentebale plot, together with a deep lined pool www.lakes-ponds.co.uk for more information.

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reparations for the award-winning Fulking Fair held on Downside Meadow are well under way. If you’ve never visited before, then clear you diary for the afternoon of Sunday 26 July – you won’t be disappointed! “We do try to keep a country feel to the fair” said organizer Bob Rowland and Fulking Fair certainly boasts all the usual attractions including a dog show, country crafts, children’s games, coconut shy, stocks, model steam engines and tractors. There will also be sheep and alpacas on display, ferret racing, a tombola and puppet show. There will be a vast array of refreshments from ice creams, crepes, teas and homemade cakes to BBQ, pizza and of course a bar which will be supplied by the wonderful Shepherd & Dog pub. Sold as Seen, Dave Gee, Mel Tong, The Burgess Hill Bonfire Society Drummers, Pyecombe Village Choir and the Sussex University Ukulele Band will be included in the live musical entertainment during the afternoon. But what makes the Fulking Fair stand out is its

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fabulous community spirit. Organised by the Fulking Social Committee, all the proceeds from the Fair are ploughed back into village community projects. Recently they have spent money on restoring the children’s playground in the North Town Field and they are about to fund some work to repair the village hall roof. Described by the Brighton Evening Argus as “one of the best fairs in the county”, the 2014 Fulking Fair won the Evening Argus Community Event of the Year award last year – a well deserved accolade. “We were absolutely delighted and so excited to receive the award,” admitted Bob. “It does build tremendous community spirit and lots of people get involved in helping out. I certainly get an enormous amount of fun out of organising it.” The Fulking Fair will be held on Downside Meadow on Sunday 26 July from noon until 5pm. There will be free parking and entry is only £1 (children under 13 go free).

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fter many years of hard work and perseverance, Henfield Parish Council, Henfield Football Club and Henfield Cricket club are delighted to announce that they have secured £65,000 funding from Sport England towards the cost of renovating the Memorial Field on Henfield Common. The Henfield Memorial Field was first created in 1950 in memory of the youth of Henfield who died serving their country in the Second World War. At the time it was a huge project to clear the gorse and level and drain the ground and the result was two state of the art football pitches. However the pitches have been deteriorating over the years and despite the best efforts of the council to maintain them, they are prone to flooding during the football season. The project to drain, level and resurface the field will cost £116,665 of which £65,000 will be funded by Sport England. Horsham District Council and a community partnership comprising Henfield Parish Council and the Henfield Cricket and Football Clubs will fund the remainder. All the partners involved agreed that huge thanks must

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go to Vas Sintonas of the Lighting and Open Spaces Committee of Henfield Parish Council for his incredible efforts in bringing the project to fruition. Not only was Vas instrumental in getting the funding application correct and accepted at the first entry, but also in pitching the idea to HPC and getting everyone to agree to contribute financially. Eddie Colgate, also from the Lighting and Open Spaces Committee was also involved with the project. Eddie played football for the village from a schoolboy right through to the veterans team and he shared his memories of the Memorial Field with us: “I remember when the first pitches were finished. The area went from being a gorse

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covered boggy area with rabbit holes to the most wonderfully smooth playing surface. It was wonderful for us children, we were thrilled to have somewhere that we could pass the ball properly!” He went on to add: “It is wonderful that we can reinstate these pitches for their proper, original reason – in memory of all those men who gave their lives during the Second World War. We are still remembering them. This is what it’s all about – for the future of the village. I have to raise my hat to the two village clubs who have put their time, energy and money behind this project.” Jonny Ruiz who is an Under 12’s Centre Mid player for Henfield Football Club is one of the young local players who will benefit from the renovated pitches. He said: “I think it’s brilliant that we are going to get two really good pitches to play on. I’m really looking forward to using them when they are done and playing other teams in our league on the new Henfield pitches. And it’s great that the pitches can be made good for the memory of the soldiers who died.” Simon Andrews, Chairman of Henfield Football Club said: “The grant from Sport England has given us a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in sport in what is a growing village. Over one third of the village are connected with HFC in one way or another – either as a player, parent, coach or supporter. Our teams and membership are ever

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-growing and we’re proud to have teams from U6 through to U18, as well as Ladies, three senior teams and a veteran’s team.” Conway Thorns of Henfield Crick Club added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for both the Cricket and Football club and for the youth of the village in general.” The project is fantastic example of what can be achieved when local groups work together. The Memorial Field is not just used by the Football Club and the Cricket Club: it is a beautiful and much loved part of Henfield which is used for walks, picnics, adventures, parties and dog-walking by many in the village, young and old. Everyone who uses this valuable community space will benefit from the renovation work. Ray Osgood, Chairman of Henfield Parish Council, said: “With such a large grant available we felt that this was the time to make an investment in the Memorial Pitches. It’s a large investment by all involved and it has meant a lot of cooperation between the organisations. There is some way to go before work commences, we need to get quotes from specialist companies and make sure we time it not to interrupt the football and cricket seasons too much. But we think they will be a real asset to the local community.” Sarah Butler with interviews by Emma Osman Photograph facing page courtesy of Alan Barwick at the Henfield Museum. Inset picture by Marjorie Baker. Photograph this page by Emma Osman.

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7. Detailed due diligence Once the Heads of Agreement have been signed, your accountants and lawyers will make a detailed investigation into the business. This is to ensure the accuracy of the information and assumptions on which the bid has been made.

8. Negotiation of the final terms A thorough due diligence investigation should put you in a stronger negotiating position on the final price. It is especially important that communication channels are kept open until the deal is closed. You should always bear in mind that there are two sides involved in completing the deal so try and see things from the vendor’s perspective too.

9. Post completion Integration rarely goes as smoothly as anticipated so it is important that you have a plan and timetable of how this should progress. Agree how the change of ownership should be announced. The announcement should be made as soon as possible to both employees and customers, emphasising the positive implications for them. Once this has been done, you should start to implement the steps that are necessary to achieve your key objectives. 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 | JULY 2015 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING


A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP

04 45 65

Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels B&B


Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builders Optimal Property Solutions PJB Building Solutions Richardson Bespoke Kitchens Willow Construction

59 61 62 54 18 56

Beechcroft Landscapes 58 The Green Reaper 56 Hamfelds Home & Garden 51 Jack’s Mowing 53 Martin Standing Garden Maintenance 52 Rooted Garden Services 54 Rushfields Garden Centre 02 Sussex Prairies 28 S. Goodridge Gardens 56

Helping Hands Sussex Health Care

39 67

Katherine Lawrie The Steyning Bookshop

44 44

B Muzeen Groundworks PHB Lakes and Ponds

50 31

A & S Home Services - Gutter Clearance






B&I Carpets 58 Selectacarpet 55


Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning



Henfield Help Line PC Doctors (Stanly Associates Ltd)

62 65

The Conservatory Co. Countryman Home Improvements

50 60


DOG WALKING, PETS AND ANIMALS Canine Adventures In The Doghouse

52 52

BHW Glass Ltd Countryman Home Improvements N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs Timber Windows of Horsham

62 60 60 03

Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician JW Wickens Electrical Ltd Lanmar Electrical Solutions Paul Barnard Electrical Contractor

61 15 60 60



ESTATE AGENTS & PROPERTY Adur View, Upper Beeding Fairs Field, Steyning HJ Burt

40 48 28

The Henfield Fencing Co. Premier Fencing R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

51 50 38



Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 43




Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Springs Smoked Salmon Steyning Butchers Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop taste...deli catering

29 23 10 28 39



Henfield Funeral Services


Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing SETyres



Brown’s Barbers Hair & Co Henfield Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Optimal Property Solutions Henfield Homes Ltd

62 59


Hamfelds Home & Garden


DB Foot Clinic Enrich Better Body Personal Trainer Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Podiatry Clinic House of Healing Phil Grant Therapist Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health West Sussex Hypnotherapy (Holly Simmonds)

46 14 47 47 39 44 49 15


INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY East Barn Interiors Ltd Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

04 50 30

Richardson Bespoke Kitchens


The Henfield Hall Monday Market


Lucy Locksmith Seymour Locksmiths

61 51

Strawberry Marquees


Inner Space Office & Storage





Henfield Eyecare




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35 55



66 |

19 41 47 32 47

Ladies who Decorate

MOT only £29.95

66 25 59 68


Mark Atkinson Decorator Trim Decorating

62 50

ACT Pest Control Mr Wasp (Gogga Pest Control)

54 51

King and Stevens Ltd


A. Stenning Aquatec Aspect Plumbing & Heating Jeffery & Dunne Ltd. MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating PST Plumbing

61 58 61 58 60 62

The Bull Inn Cafe des Amis Cat & Canary Pub The Plough Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Shepherd & Dog Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant Stan’s Bike Shack taste...deli catering The White Hart

23 11 31 12 29 06 21 09 39 24





PRINT AND GRAPHIC DESIGN DT Page Printing and Graphic


Sussex Flat Roofs


Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care

44 45

Stoba Prazisionstechnik UK Ltd


Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

63 65

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage

50 45

The Sussex Swim School


Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

54 44

A & S Aerials & Satellites Aerials & More

59 58

Excelsior Tree Specialists The Green Reaper Jonathan Carter Tree Surgeon Liquidamber Tree Surgery Ltd. Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

20 56 56 52 54 56

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


PJ Cole Southern Limited


Fraz Window Cleaning






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