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Welcome to Henfield’s

June 2016 #119

Garden and Arts weekend!

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


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JUNE 2016 | Contents

Editor’s LETTER

06 What’s On listings


12 News

from the BN5 area

26 Local Interest Gardens & Arts



31 Food & Drink

Henfield’s Italian Food Market

33 Local Interest Rat Race for HART

38 Local Interest

Henfield Theatre Co. Taming of the Shrew


41 Countryside Stag beetles

41 Health

June means Gardens and Arts in Henfield; that glorious weekend where the main requirements are comfortable shoes, a big bag for your purchases and plenty of space for tea and cake! Henfield gardeners have been working hard all year to make their gardens perfect for your visit. The famous Blue Guide is available now from lots of High Street shops, you can pick one up to plan your route. The music events are fantastic too, don’t miss dropping into the Henfield Haven which is acting as a central point for the event this year (and is the main charitable beneficiary). There’s a new event on the Henfield calendar, one which we hope will become a regular, it’s the new Italian food market, coming to the Henfield Hall Car Park on Sunday June 26th. There will be delicious Italian food as well as some familiar local suppliers, and the Pizza Oven and an authentic Italian icecream stall. Some of the High Street shops will be opening so come and enjoy a Sunday morning wander in the village and pick up some fresh bread and some Italian delicacies. At BN5 we’re proud to be involved (in a very small way) with Anthony Scutt and Sandra Parsons’ latest challenge - the Rat Race Coast to Coast in aid of the village’s brilliant first responders, HART. Read all about it on page 33. Enjoy the sunshine!

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Amanda Lucas, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Andrea Christie, Martin Love, Jonathan Underwood and Paul Samrah. Cover image by Amanda Lucas taken during Henfield Gardens and Arts 2015. www.amandalucas.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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Copy Deadline Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the July issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 3 June.

For editorial submissions email Emma Osman editor@bn5magazine.co.uk or just call us for a chat on 01273 494002. You can catch up with the latest news and events at www.bn5magazine.co.uk

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What’s on | JUNE 2016

Wednesday 1 June

Chelsea Festival Fringe

Maidment Court, 11am-12pm (& every Thurs)

Get Connected

Sussex Prairies (until 12th, excl 7th) Henfield Haven Lounge, 2-4pm See www.sussexprairies.co.uk. (& every Thurs) Steyning Festival Computers for beginners & computer clinic. Steyning (until 5th) See steyningfestival.co.uk. Thursday Circle Henfield Computer Club Free Church Hall, 2.30pm Come and join us. Refreshments Garden Room, Henfield Hall, as usual. 10am-12pm (& every Weds) All welcome, whether novice or Art with a Difference wishing to improve skills. For Sobell Court, 2.30-5pm (& every information call 01273 493403. Thurs) The Book Nook Come and join our colouring The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am sessions. Call Carol Rawlings on 07967 054742. (& every Weds) Selection of books, CDs & DVDs. Crib In aid of St Andrew’s, Edburton. Maidment Court, 7pm (& every Green Moments Thurs) Rock Farm, Washington, 1.30pm Rotary Club of Henfield & Steyning (& every Weds) Outdoor gardening/allotment The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, session for people with dementia 7.30pm (& every Thurs) & their carers. 01273 494300 or Contact David Andrew on info@knowdementia.co.uk 01903 816981 or andrew@ greathampden.net Action for Deafness Henfield Haven Quiet Room, 2-4pm (& every Weds) Henfield Dementia Club Hearing aid clinic. Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& Bingo every Fri) Sobell Court, 2.30pm (& all Weds) For those with dementia & their Contact 01403 226178 or carol. carers. Call 01403 751327. rawlings@saxonweald.com Community Information

Friday 3

Jolesfield Community Choir Advice Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Weds term time) Email e.carey@sky.com

Henfield Lions Club

Henfield Haven Café, 11am-3pm (& every Fri)

Boards & Banter

Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Fri) Café, Henfield Leisure Centre, A selection of board games & 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) Call David Pryor on 01273 jigsaws plus refreshments. 494442. Little Fishes St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& every Fri) Rhyme Time Entertainment for pre-school Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am children & their carers. (& every Thurs term time) Fun with music for pre-schoolers. Superstrings in Concert Stan’s Bike Shack, 7pm Henfield Unattached Tickets £15 (incl dinner) from White Hart, 11am (& every 1st www.stansbikeshack.com/shop Thurs) or from the Shack. Licensed bar. For those who are alone. Call Battle of Jutland 01273 495820 or drop in. Cowfold Village Hall, 7pm

Thursday 2

Tai Chi for over 60s

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Organised by Sussex Weald Branch Royal British Legion and Cowfold Village History Society.

Saturday 4

Age UK Coffee Morning

Lavinia House, Horsham, 9.30am- 12.30pm Proceeds to be used to develop garden.

Adur Art Trail

Shoreham (& until 19th) Fabulous artwork, paintings, glass, ceramics and wood. See www.shorehamgallery.co.uk.

Floral Fringe

Knepp Castle, 10.30am- 5pm (& 5th) A quirky and eclectic fair. Entry £6.50 (Under 14s £1, under 4s free.) www.floralfringefair.co.uk

Tennis Open Day

Henfield Tennis Club, from 10.30am Opportunity for all the family to try tennis. Bouncy castle, BBQ and ice creams.

Joshua Jamboree

The Royal Oak, Wineham, 1-6pm Celebrating ten years of this charity in Malawi. Hog roast and African entertainment. Tickets from berry.butler@viewnet.co.uk. www.joshuainmalawi.org.uk .

Jazz in the Garden

Shepherd & Dog, Fulking, 2.30-5.30pm In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets £15 including afternoon buffet. 01273 857382.

Sunday 5

PG Netball Club

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

Classic VW parade

Henfield High Street 9.10am9.25am Lots of VW Camper vans and classic VWs passing through on their way to Horsham. Come and give them a wave!

Monday 6

Monday Market

Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& every Mon) Stallholder vacancies. Call David on 01273 493365.

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JUNE 2016 | What’s on Sporting Moments

co.uk for more information. Southwater Leisure Centre 10am-12pm (& every Mon) St Peter’s Coffee Morning Free sessions for people with dementia & a family member. St Peter’s Church, 10.3011:30am Call 01273 494300. us in St Peter’s Church for Henfield Badminton Club Join fresh coffee & homemade cakes. Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& Jazzled Choir every Mon) Corpus Christi Church Hall, 1.303.30pm (& 23rd) Chatterbox A jazz, swing and blues Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am community choir for everyone (& every Tues) including those with dementia Fun with pre-school play. £1.50 and their carers. includes refreshments. Laughing Yoga

Thursday 9

Tuesday 7

HDC Walk

Henfield Haven, 2-3 pm (& 16th) Steyning Health Centre, 11am Easy fun exercises. (& 21st) 2 mile stroll. Call Linda on 01903 Henfield Wild Violets WI 816865. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Knit & Natter 10am-12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every Jeanette Fiander on miniature 1st Tues) models, buildings, figures etc. Drop-in craft group for adults. Call Joan on 01273 491235 for Action for Deafness more information. Henfield Hall, 2pm Hearing aid clinic. This will be the Henfield Garden & Arts last at the hall. See Weds 1st. Various locations (& 12th) Henfield Parish Council See article. Meeting

Friday 10

Saturday 11

Henfield Hall, 7pm & every 1st Tues)

HART Pub Quiz

HDC Walk

Steyning Cricket Pavillion, 9-10.15am White Hart, 8.30pm (& 21st) Teams up to 6, cash prize for Wiston downland dog walk, 2 winners. In aid of HART. Call miles. Call Ann on 01903 297553. 01273 492006 to reserve table. Sussex Watercolour Society Henfield Hall, 11am – 5pm (& 12th) Exhibiting as part of the Henfield Byways Gardens and Arts weekend. Henfield, 10am (& Weds 22nd) Demonstrations on Saturday Meet at Henfield Library, 2-3 afternoon. miles. No dogs. Call Anne on Beer and Cider Festival 01273 49367. Cat & Canary, Henfield (12th)

Wednesday 8

Knit and Natter

and their family supporters.

String Ensemble

St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber, 2.30pm Midsummer String Ensemble and Rachel Davis present “The Eve of Revolution”. Tickets £20 (£10 under 18s) include strawberries, cream tea and scones. Contact 01273 831877 or lucy.dalrymple@icloud.com

Soho Village Jazz Band

White Hart, 3-6pm (& 12th) As part of Henfield Gardens and Arts - see page 25 for details.

Monday 13 CAMEO

Henfield Haven, 10.30am-12pm Come along and meet others.

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts

The Steyning Centre, 10am12pm (every 2nd Mon) ‘Hampton Court Palace: A Georgian inheritance and Victorian initiative’ by Sarah Burne Edwards. 01903 297553 chair@steyningdfas.org.uk

Adur Valley Fine Arts Society (Henfield)

Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (every 2nd Mon) ‘The Dream Ships of Old England’ by Dr Sam Newton. Enquiries 01273 494945 or see www.adurvalley.org.uk

Tuesday 14 HDC Walk

Truleigh Hill, Upper Beeding, 2-4pm 5 miles, meet at High Trees Car Park at junction of A283/A2037. Call Ann on 01903 297553.

Family Fun Day

Henfield Flower Club

Memory Moments Café

Woodmancote Parish Meeting

Royal Oak Pub, Wineham, 12pm Organised by LAMBS to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Hog roast and fun for all the family.

Henfield Hall 2.15pm (& every 2nd Tues) ‘In the Shade’ by Caroline Meer. Guests welcome, £5.

Evangelical Free Church Hall, British Legion Meeting 2-4pm (& 25th) Henfield Club, 7.30pm An informal café with fun & Membership open to everyone. laughter. All welcome, especially Contact rpm_1960@hotmail. those with memory problems

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 6.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com

Residents’ Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds) Knitting for charity. Donated wool appreciated. Contact Jean Whiting on 01273 493171.

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JUNE 2016 | What’s on Henfield History Group

7-8.30pm Henfield, with local producers Free. To book a place, contact stalls as well as Italian food stalls. Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every Dave Fletcher on 07778 570937 See page 31 for more details. 2nd Tues) Textile Nature Book Oscar Wilde in Sussex by dave.j.fletcher@btinternet.com Friends of Henfield Francesca Byrne. Launch Medical Practice AGM Sussex Prairies Henfield Medical Centre, 7.00pm See www.sussexprairies.co.uk Woodmancote & Henfield WI AGM followed by a talk and Proms in the Park Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every discussion on How Patients 3rd Weds) Can Help Research. Booking Red Oaks Garden, 6pm Yvonne Prices talk on ‘Under the advisable. Ring 01273 493172 Last Night of the Proms with microscope’. Contact Val Creek or email peter@bateshouse. Brass Fusion and Sidonie Winter. Profits to local charities. Bring a on 01273 958202. freeserve.co.uk. picnic, bubbly, blanket and chairs.

Wednesday 15

Friday 17

Cider Weekend

Trefoil Guild

Henfield Guide Hut, 7.30pm (& Shepherd & Dog, Fulking (& 18th, every 3rd Tues) 19th)

Saturday 18

Botanical Painting

Sussex Prairies See www.sussexprairies.co.uk

Poynings Fete

Poynings Rectory, 2pm See news item.

Wednesday 22

St Barnabas Outreach

Tuesday 28

Henfield Art Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15pm (& every 4th Tues) Member led presentation. Call Alan Harrison on 01273 495262.

Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am2pm Mobile unit providing information Tuesday Club & advice on all aspects of the Members House, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) hospice’s care. Beetle drive. Contact Janet Daly constancejanetdaly@gmail.com

Thursday 23

Lower Beeding Village Fete Shipley History Society

Thursday 30

Lower Beeding Sports Field, 2-5pm Talks and demonstrations on beer, cider and ice cream making, local history, beekeeping, leathercraft and water-colouring. Fun dog show and lots more.

Knepp Castle, 6pm A visit to Knepp Castle with kind 4Sight permission of Charlie Burrell Henfield Haven Lounge, followed by a get together and 10.30am-12pm (every last Thurs) refreshments at the Old Vicarage. For those with sight problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes and refreshments.

Henfield Garden Club

Sussex Prairies See www.sussexprairies.co.uk.

Tuesday 21

Saturday 25

Photo Transfer Workshop

Pick up Henfield Hall Members only coach outing Partridge Green Fete to Sarah Raven’s Cutting King George V Playing Field, 1-5pm Garden and Clinton Lodge. For Twineham Celebration membership call Julia Simpson Twineham, 2-5pm on 01273 493900. In celebration of 500th Action for Deafness Open anniversary of Twineham church. Morning Contact Fanny Jones fmtjones@ btinternet.com. Special church Henfield Haven, 10am-12pm Come and see the new audiology services on 26th, 29th & 1st July. facilities. Call 01444 415582 for more information.

Sunday 26

HDC Walk

Night to Remember Walk

World War I Commemoration

Henfield War Memorial, 8pm See news item.

Saturday 2 July

St. Peter’s Church Fete

Vicarage Garden, 2.30-4.30pm Come and join in the fun! See page 21 for details.

Family Fun Event

Twineham School Playing Field, 4-9pm See news item.

Sunday 3 July

Worthing Leisure Centre, midnight The Windmill Inn, Partridge Ladies only sponsored night St Catherine’s Midnight Green, 10am walk in aid of St Barnabas. stb. Walk 5 miles, 2½ hours, no dogs. Meet nighttoremember.org.uk Horsham Park, midnight / park on Littleworth Lane, RH13 Annual fundraising event. 8EJ. Call Jean on 07734 323321 Henfield’s Italian Food Market please call the Events Resuscitation Training with Henfield Hall Car Park, 9.30am Volunteers Team on 01293 447364 or email HART New Italian food market in hannahcooke@stch.org.uk . Henfield Haven Lounge,

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BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS! A big thank you to Adrian from Rushfields who demonstrated planting hanging baskets at Henfield Haven last month. The garden is starting to bloom and the baskets will look beautiful all ready for the summer, hanging outside the Haven for visitors to enjoy. A huge thank you to Rushfields for donating the plants, baskets and compost. There’s exciting news that The Haven will be the key Gardens and Arts charity this year – do pop in and visit. Editor

On Thursday 30 June at 8pm the Parish Council in conjunction with Henfield Club will be holding a short service at 8pm at The Henfield War Memorial to commemorate the sacrifice made by those men of Henfield who died at the Battle of the Somme and at the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago this year. The Battle of the Somme commenced in the early hours of the 1 July 1916 and went on until 18 November 1916. It was the largest battle of the First World War with one million people being killed or wounded, making in one of the bloodiest battle in human history. Henfield lost eight men: Douglas Bowley (25th September 1916); Oliver Bowley (1 July 19160; Harry Browning (4 August 1916); Hedley Flint (8 September 1916); George Knight (17 August 1916); Thomas Parsons (15 September 1916); James Reeves (14 July 1916); and Ralph Ruff (18 October 1916). We will also remember the three men of Henfield who died in the Battle of Jutland on the 31 May 1916, the largest naval battle of the 1st War World which took place between the 31 May and 1 June 1916: Lawrence Lincer; Alfred Silverson; and William Simpson. The 30 June 1916 is also remembered as the day Sussex died, as a diversion attack was carried out by The Royal Sussex Regiment. William Thomas Shepherd of Henfield died that day along with over a further 350 men and another 1,000 being taken prisoner. The song Sussex by the Sea was used by the Royal Regiment as its marching song. Mike Morgan



Henfield The Church Hall, Tanyard, off Church Lane BN5 9PE 9:30am 5:30pm & 7:30pm Come and join Jenna or call 07894306481.

The next London Coach Trip is on Wednesday 13 July and everyone is welcome to join us. The coach will leave Henfield Post Office Bus Stop at 8.45am, the drop off and departure point is the rear of the Waldorf Hotel, Aldwych. The coach leaves London at 6.15pm giving you ample time to attend a theatre matinee, an art gallery, museum or shop! The cost of the round trip is £15. Ring Gill for tickets and more information on 07713161343. Chris Harris

KAYLEE’S CAKERY IS BACK! Kayleigh Peters has returned to baking after taking maternity leave for her third little ‘cupcake’! She is now baking all kinds of delicious celebration cakes and cupcakes from home and you can place an order by emailing info@kayleescakery.com calling 01273 965339 or contacting her Facebook page. Kayleigh will also be running children’s cake decorating parties and workshops from Henfield Crafts. Kayleigh Peters

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ALL THINGS COVERED - NEW SHOP IN HENFIELD HIGH STREET As an experienced picture framer of some 20 years I have been looking for suitable premises to continue my business. Having moved to Henfield I saw that Barnard Bakers shop was available and saw this as a great opportunity to become part of the local community. Having worked from home previously this allows me to expand the services I can offer. Picture framing and book binding may seem a strange combination but they complement each other very well. Both use artistic and practical skills to create bespoke and unique products. I would like to develop mutually supportive working relationships with local artists and photographers. Picture framing does not stop at prints and photos. Sports memorabilia, canvas prints, medal mounting, movie posters and much more can be made into eye catching pieces. Book binding enables me to create photo albums, notebooks etc, all handmade and individual. I am looking forward to being part of local events and meeting my new customers. Tony Garrick, All Things Covered

NEW DOG WALKING GROUP A new dog walking group is meeting in the car park by the Cat & Canary on Fridays at 6.30pm to begin with possibly more days and times if people show interest. Jane Taylor

Then why not come along to one of Henfield Tennis Club’s Open Sessions? Sessions are held throughout the week at various times and you are welcome to come along to any of them and give it a try: Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1.30pm; Tuesday at 7pm (when head coach Jörg Schülter is on hand) and Thursday at 7pm; and Sunday at 9.30am. Cost is just £3 per person per session, which can last from 1 to 3 hours depending on your stamina! Don’t worry if its been a long time since you last played because there is a huge range of ability and experience on the courts and the club is keen to welcome new members. A brand new pavilion with a great patio now serves the four all-weather floodlit courts. It’s a lovely time of the year to give it a go - after all, Wimbledon is only just around the corner! We look forward to seeing you. Ring Liz on 01903 813864 or 07753 214726 for more details. Also, don’t miss out on the fun-filled family tennis open day on Saturday 4 June. There will be lots of opportunities for all the family to try tennis, plus a bouncy castle, a BBQ and ice-creams as well. All are welcome from 10.30am Liz Brindley

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News | JUNE 2016 POYNINGS FÊTE Join the families and friends of Poynings for an afternoon of joy and laughter at our famous annual fête. There will be vintage tractors, games and our renowned puppet show and maypole dancing for children to enjoy and take part. While the children play, the adults can indulge in homemade afternoon teas, ice cream or a Pimms or two! Live music kicks off at 3pm and the raffle, with prizes kindly donated from famous and fabulous local businesses and restaurants, will be drawn at 4pm. You can even indulge in a gift from one of the craft, children’s toys or plant stalls. Come join the fun and be part of our happy community on Saturday 18 June, from 2pm at Poynings Rectory, behind the Church. Funds raised go towards the upkeep of our beautiful Norman Church. Nigs Digby

WARNING FOR HEN OWNERS If you keep hens in your back garden, do think about keeping them locked up at night as there have been some recent thefts. A property on Mill Drive has had hens stolen on two separate occasions during April, causing much distress to the owners. Both times the thieves appeared to have climbed the rear fence of the property to gain access. Thefts have been reported to the police.

THANK YOU KATE AND MATT Know Dementia wish to say a very big thank you to Kate and Matt Dewdney who ran the Brighton half marathon in February, for the first time, in order to raise awareness for early onset Dementia. They raised £2,311.31 for our local charity which will help support the Memory Moments Cafe in the Free Church Hall, Henfield, held every fortnight. Kate sprained her ankle towards the end but still continued to run the last few miles! Matt and Kate’s Dad was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia over two years ago and the whole family have supported the local activities that Know Dementia provides so they all deserve a big thank you. Jennie Morrison-Cowan, Know Dementia


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JUNE 2016 | News COME AND CELEBRATE ST PETER’S TWINEHAM 500TH ANNIVERSARY! On Saturday 25 June St Peter’s Church Twineham and several village gardens will be taking part in a Flower Festival and Open Gardens. The Church will be open from 10.30am-5pm and will be adorned with beautiful flower arrangements depicting ‘Sussex in the Countryside’. During the afternoon, 2pm-5pm seven gardens will be open to the public. The starting point will be St Peter’s Church where you will find car parking in the field adjacent to the church. Refreshments will be provided along the route and a minibus will be running between the gardens. Entry to the Open Gardens is £5. We will be very privileged to hear an attempted peal of the bells during the afternoon. This will last approximately 3 hours. On Sunday 26 June at 10am there will be a ‘Sung Eucharist Service’ led by our new priest Father James Foley. This will be followed by champagne and strawberries on the lawn and all welcome. Wednesday 29 June is St Peter’s and St Paul’s Day and Father James Foley will lead a celebration Evensong at 7.30pm followed by light refreshments. The 500th Anniversary Book of Memories will be on display with copies available to purchase. Come and join us for a family afternoon and evening of live music on Saturday 2 July from 4-9pm in the Twineham School playing field. Two local bands, a licensed bar and a traditional spit roast will ensure a fabulous event for all the family to enjoy. Entry price £2 (children under 12 free) and tickets are available to purchase from Jo Worsley on 07776 485824 or jo.worsley@btinternet.com. Finally, we have a family friendly service to end our week of celebrating St Peter’s 500th Anniversary. On Sunday 3 July at St Peter’s we have a Sung Eucharist Service at 10am led by Bishop Martin of Chichester followed by light refreshments on the lawn. Jo Worsley

ROYAL CELEBRATIONS AT WARREN PLAYGROUP Celebrations fit for a queen took place at Warren Playgroup to celebrate her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Activities to mark the royal occasion included a birthday party on April 20 and April 21 complete with sandwiches made by the children themselves, the children making their own jewelled crowns, learning about where the queen lives and marching to music with musical instruments. Nursery manager Lesley Bailey said: “The children really enjoyed marking the queen’s special birthday and loved making and wearing their royal crowns and finding out more about Buckingham Palace.” Jo Bruce

Short Summer Painting Courses

Starting in July

By Lyn Bedford-White

Tuesday am in Henfield (6 weeks) A taster course exploring a variety of media & subject matter. Friday am in Upper Beeding (6 weeks) Acrylic/Pastels/Oils. How to use your preferred medium. Suitable for beginners & improvers with full tuition. £72 per course. Deposit & pre-booking essential. contact: Lyn Bedford-White 01903 813058 cbedford@tesco.net www.lynbedford-white.com

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News | JUNE 2016 NEW NAME FOR HYATTS HAIR! Lana Paternoster took over Hyatt’s Hair in 2014 and now feels it’s time to put her own stamp on the salon – it’s now Bespoke Hair Lounge. Lana said: “We are changing name, but everything else stays the same and the team is still the same. Together we all have extensive hairdressing skills and are all passionate about our work and providing the best salon experience possible.” She went on: “I am still extremely passionate in dressing hair; from elegant hair-ups to classy daywear, I will be sure to have you feeling hair perfect. Daisy our senior stylist will give you the perfect cut whether it’s a brand new look or the tinniest trim. And Louise prides herself in being up to date with the latest hair colouring trends and can create the perfect look to have you feeling fresh and gorgeous.”

knowledge back to Bespoke Hair Lounge. They are looking forward to showing off their new look and welcoming old and new customers.

WORLD WAR 2 MEMORIES OF COWFOLD Cowfold Village History Society is researching life in the village during the Second World War, perhaps with a view to producing a booklet that captures memories and photographs. We are very keen to hear from anyone who lives in the village, or used to live, or had family in the village at that time, including those men or women who enlisted and served away from Cowfold, and who would be willing to share their memories. Also were you or did you have family members, at St Peter’s School during this war? Would you be willing to be interviewed and to share photographs of the village at that time, if you have any? If so please contact Mike Burt at Michael.burt1911@btinternet. com or by phone 01403 710182. Michael Burt


Lana and her team have recently been to Those of you who are fans of The Rude Mechanical Barcelona to work with the top REDKEN artists Theatre Co will be pleased to hear that they will and they are excited to bring their new skills and be returning to Sussex Prairies this summer. It will be a brand new play called ‘Macbyrd’, and is a comedy thriller - and sixteen of the characters are birds! Don’t miss Inspector Seed, a pigeon, as the detective! It is set in 1940 and is about the changes to a small village in rural Sussex, Jevington, brought about by the threat of invasion, it’s impact on the local WI, the cricket club, the village play, and on relationships, and on how with the war people must take on new roles. The show 01273 493363 High Street, Henfield is on Sunday 3 July and starts at 7.30pm. Bring picnics and your own low backed chairs from Happy 90th Birthday to Her Majesty the Queen 6pm. Don’t forget to dress up warm; even on warm summer days it can drop down cold. Tickets are available from Sussex Prairies and online at www. therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk


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The prestigious Sussex Watercolour Society is holding another collective exhibition at The Henfield Hall on 11-12 June following their successful shows of 2011 – 2014. It will be an opportunity to view works by artists who paint in watercolour, oil and mixed media. Many artists will be present and demonstrations will be given on how they work, particularly by well known water colourist Kate Osborne and Keith Kennedy using different materials and ways of experimenting, which will be an inspiration to other painters. Lesley Robertshaw To keep REALLY up to date... www.bn5magazine.co.uk

JUNE 2016 | News the replacement of an LV pole. It is anticipated that the road will be closed for one day and there will be no through road at the end of West End Lane. Emergency, residential and pedestrian access will be maintained. For more information contact the Traffic Engineering Team at West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105 or road.closures@ westsussex.gov.uk

STEYNING GRAMMAR SCHOOL SPORTING SUCCESSES On 27 April 2016 Steyning Grammar School 6th form played their annual prestigious match against the oldest cricket club in the world and guardians of cricket - Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). We raised £536.50! Well done Henfield and As is tradition the MCC batted first and despite district for your generosity, enabling us to raise some excellent bowling and fielding posted 222. this amazing amount for St Barnabas Hospice in memory of Anne Collins. The Trefoil Guild would like to say a big thank you to all those who supported this event. It was lovely to see so many friends, family and members of Guiding which made this such a fun and happy occasion. Jenny Nye


WEST END LANE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE On 16 June 2016 there will be a temporary road closure outside Ranmore on West End Lane due to

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Following a hearty lunch and sumptuous tea provided by our wonderful hosts West Chiltington Cricket Club, the students set about chasing down the total. Unfortunately Steyning started very slowly and despite some lusty hitting were unable to keep up with the run rate resulting in a very creditable draw. On Sunday 1 May 2016, six of Steyning Grammar School 1st XV rugby players were involved in England Rugby’s National Colts Cup Final, held at AJ Bell Stadium. A last minute score secured a dramatic 20-13 triumph over York U17 Colts. Worthing RFC under 17’s were crowned National Champions for 2016. And finally Steyning Grammar School Football Teams have had a fantastic end to the season winning three trophies in the space of two weeks. First up were the U13 (Year 8) team who beat Priory School Lewes to win the Sussex County Plate. The following week the U15 (Year 10) team then completed an unbeaten season with a final against Durrington High School. A 2-0 victory with time to spare crowned the under 15’s Worthing District League Champions for the 2015/2016 season. Finally, it was the turn of the U16’s (Year 11) to complete a wonderful two weeks of finals by winning in nail biting fashion the Sussex County Plate against Uckfield. Suzanne Terrington

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30 DAYS WILD In June, Sussex Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to get outdoors and take part in a month-long nature challenge event ’30DaysWild’. Research shows that those who live near and experience green spaces have a 50 per cent chance of being healthier– both physically and mentally – and are 40 per cent less likely to become overweight or obese. Getting back to nature is good for us. We know that a generation of children are growing up disconnected from nature – only one in ten children ever play in wild places. But this is a problem that affects adults too as it can be difficult to create the right moment or to find time for nature in the modern world.

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Some campaigns ask you for cash. Others ask you to bake, grow a moustache or give up something that’s bad for you. At Sussex Wildlife Trust we just want you to try giving yourself time in nature every day and if you enjoy the experience make it part of your everyday life. You can sign up online for 30DaysWild to receive a pack full of ideas including a wall chart, inspiration and Random Acts of Wildness cards to keep you motivated all designed to help you make room for nature in the busiest of lives. Last year’s 30DaysWild campaign was a huge success with people all over Sussex finding ways to enjoy the natural world every day for 30 days. From spending hours walking the South Downs on a nature ramble to taking just a few moments in a busy day to smell a wild flower, no activity was thought too small to count. Some of the activities included putting water out for the birds, tree climbing, having a picnic, going outside after dark to look for beetles and bats, writing a nature blog or poem, creating some nature art or just lying in a field looking at the sky. Wildlife and wild places are closer than you think. To receive your 30DaysWild pack with wall chart and other goodies visit: www.wildlifetrust.ork. uk/30DaysWild Amanda Reeves

THE HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB The Henfield Garden Club held another successful annual Plant Sale and Coffee Morning on Saturday 23 April in the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall. It was attended by 100 people and raised over £350 which will help fund the club’s Winter speaker evenings. New members are always welcome and the Summer edition of the quarterly New Leaf magazine is advertising the July/August/September monthly garden outings which are always very popular with members. Our Membership Secretary, Julia Simpson, can be contacted with any enquiries (01273 493900). Pat Hemsworth



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JUNE 2016 | News WHY BE A BROWNIE? Rather than me writing an article encouraging girls to join our Brownie unit, I thought I would ask the Brownies why other girls their age (7-10) should be a Brownie. These are their answers: “To have fun.” “To have adventures.” “To learn new things.” “To go on trips.” “To see and make new friends.” “To earn badges.” “To go canoeing.” “To go on sleepovers and Brownie Holiday and to get to take part in lots of different activities.” If your daughter would like to do all this, then call me on 01444 230651 or register her at www. girlguiding.org.uk. We also have spaces for MP VISITS SMALL DOLE BUSINESS Rainbows, mainly on a Tuesday, where girls aged TO DISCUSS TATA STEEL SALE 5-7 can also do lots of fun activities. In April Nick Herbert visited Stoba UK in Small Natalie Denning, 3rd Henfield Brownies Dole to discuss the wider impacts on the business if steel production at plants owned by TATA were STEYNING AIR CADETS TO SEND A to cease. The factory engineers parts for fuel SEED EXPERIMENT TO SPACE systems for a number of truck manufacturers such An experimental payload proposed by air cadets as DAF, Daimler and Volvo. Matthew Chart set up from 1140 (Steyning) Squadron has been chosen the Small Dole business, which is now owned by to be launched into space via a NASA sounding Stoba and employs 60 people, seven years ago. rocket and on a high- altitude scientific weather Mr Herbert said: “I was grateful to Matthew for balloon. Cadets are investigating the effects showing me first hand the importance of UK steel of space travel on the viability and growth production to his business and local employment. characteristics of seeds. It shows that the effects of steel plant closures would be felt across the country, not just where Cubes in SpaceTM is an idoodlelearning inc. the plants at located.” Michelle Taylor

CLERK TO THE HENFIELD COMMONS JOINT COMMITTEE Later this year Patricia Grant our Clerk, will be retiring so the Committee will be looking to replace her. This is an interesting part time position very important in helping to look after Henfield’s Commons. If it was something that you might be interested in do contact Trish for a detailed job description and a feel for what is involved. Her email is Henfield.commons@gmail.com and her phone is 01273 492987. Andrew Sharp

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News | JUNE 2016 programme in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center and Colorado Space Grant Consortium. It offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based experiments for launch into space. The Air Cadet proposal is one of only 160 selected out of thousands of applications from right around the world. The entire squadron complement of 26 cadets (aged 13-19) are participating in the mission. As well as working on STEM subjects, cadets will be designing a mission patch and making a video of their work. Older cadets will be introduced to the rigours of the scientific method. The project is being managed by Pilot Officer Dilip Sethi, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training), a staff member at Steyning Squadron and a professional Biochemical Engineer. The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket in June 2016 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia or by highaltitude scientific balloon in August 2016 from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. The cadets are looking forward to getting their seeds back and growing them to see if their shielding designs were successful! Flt Lt Tina Tucker RAFVRT, Officer Commanding 1140 (Steyning) Squadron

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Following the success of the Race Night on Saturday 17 March, Henfield Lions Club President Dave Martin presented two cheques today, one for £1,000 to St Barnabas and a second for £100 to Henfield Leisure Centre. Carolyn Phillips Chairperson of St Barnabas commented: “We were thrilled that Henfield Lions wanted to help St Barnabas by running their race night and we are delighted that so much money was raised on the night.” Simon Thompson commented “ Henfield Lions have been so supportive of the Leisure Centre and the money raised will certainly be put to good use.” The Henfield Lions will no longer be using the George Inn for monthly business meetings as they no longer have private meeting rooms available. In future they will meet in the cafe at the Soft Play facility at Henfield Leisure Centre. Meetings are as usual on the third Wednesday of the month commencing at 8pm. We desperately need new members so everyone is welcome to come along and find out exactly what Henfield Lions do. David Pryor

THE BAGUETTES ARE CYCLING TO PARIS I’m going to get saddle sore over the few months in preparation for my bike ride in October from Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice in Arundel to Paris. They do an amazing job at Chestnut Tree House giving respite to children with life limiting illness’. It will give me the power in my legs and the will to keep going if you could help me fundraise for this great cause. My cycling buddy is Sally Gunnell (no pressure), Patron of Chestnut Tree House, so I’ve got good company along the way. I know we are asked too much to give to charity and I totally understand that we can’t support them all. I would be delighted with any small donation. Please help The Baguettes raise money for this great cause by donating directly to my fundraising page www.justgiving.com/ TheBaguettes . JustGiving sends your donation straight to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Thank you for your support! Emma Rogers, The Pizza Oven


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Henfield’s annual ‘Proms in the Park’ concert will take place in the gardens of Red Oaks at 6pm on Sunday 26 June. Brass Fusion and local opera star Sidonie Winter will again be performing a varied programme with something for everyone. The first half of the concert will feature everybody’s brass band favourites. The second half is a

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JUNE 2016 | News traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’; a chance to wave your flags, and sing fervently. It will include Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, and Sussex by the Sea. Admission is £5 adults and children under 18 free with profits to local charities. Bring your own picnic, bubbly, blanket and chairs. Sian Buss

refreshments including a beer tent! There’s also a Doggy Dash for your four-legged friends, along with plenty of games for the grown ups too! We will have lots of external stalls selling a variety of things for you and your dog. Please note all parking, including disabled badge holders, is just next door on The Adur Recreation Ground - there is NO parking on site. There will be a Park & Ride scheme in place for Disabled Badge holders only from 11am. Entry is £1 for adults all parking is free. For more information email naomi.rhymes@ dogstrust.org.uk or call 01273 466971. Naomi Rhymes


DOGS TRUST SHOREHAM FUN DAY The Dogs Trust Shoreham’s Annual Fun Day on Sunday 3 July from 11am to 4pm is a great day out for all the family, two & four legged! There will be attractions such as: a fun dog show, bouncy castle, other children’s rides and games, raffle, tombola, Dogs Trust merchandise and yummy

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SMALL DOLE SUMMER SHOW 2016 The 72nd annual Summer Show, organised by the Small Dole Horticultural Society, will be held at Mackley’s Sports Field on Saturday 13 August 2016. Schedules for the show are available from the Small Dole Village Post Office Store, The Fox Small Dole, Rushfields Plant Centre, Swain’s Farm Shop, Hamfelds of Henfield, Jasmines of Henfield and Henfield Post Office. David Barrett

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enfield has lots of wonderful community events throughout the year, but for me the Garden and Arts weekend has to be my favourite. This festival, which this year takes place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, is the perfect eclectic mix of inspiring gardens, diverse music, delicious food and gorgeous arts and crafts, all rounded off with a glass or two of Pimms! The indispensable guide to the whole weekend is the Blue Guide which is available now in High Street shops, the library and the Village Hall. You can follow the trail around the village discovering favourite old gardens as well as gardens that are new to the festival this year. The gardens on display range from small to large and traditional to modern, but all demonstrate a creativity and passion for gardening and there is plenty of inspiration to suit all tastes. For plant-a-holics

many gardens will be hosting plant stalls and the Henfield Garden Club will be hosting a plant swap (as well as sales) on the Sunday at Red Oaks. Henfield is home to a number of very creative artists and the variety of talents on show each year at Garden and Arts is always amazing: Paintings, photographs, jewellery, ceramics, tapestry, patchwork, knitting, silk scarves, sculpture and soft furnishings are just some of the arts and crafts being showcased over the course of the weekend with many available to buy. The Henfield Haven is hosting many artists and crafts folk, and both the Sussex Watercolour Society and Henfield Art Club are exhibiting in the Henfield Hall. If music is your thing then there is lots of of it being performed over the weekend in various locations

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including jazz, classical guitar, acapella, carnival, percussion, rock and blues, pop, country and western, saxophone and a variety of different choral styles – you name it and we’ve got it going on the village! The weekend finishes off in style at Red Oaks on the Sunday evening where you can enjoy a glass of Pimms whilst listening to a Sussex based trio performing songs from the 1930’s through to the 1950’s. There are various special events taking place over the weekend too: why not visit the Henfield Library on Saturday and discover the peaceful pastime of adult colouring? Or the lovely open space that is the Tanyard Field on Saturday afternoon where you can spot an abundance of wildlife. There are three local walks taking place in and around the village and and the Henfield sheep are out exploring the gardens for children to find! Although not the main focus, food always plays a large part in the Garden and Arts weekend and this year is no exception. Delicious lunches, cream teas, and home-made cakes and biscuits will be available to purchase in many of the gardens and the High Street pubs and cafes will also be open

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all weekend giving you a chance to sample our wonderful local cuisine. Every year the Garden and Arts festival raises money for a local charity and this year the beneficiary will be the Henfield Haven – a fantastic community initiative which was re-launched last November. The Haven will be hosting artists and music throughout the weekend, so do pop in to find out more about this wonderful resource. The best way to get around the village is on foot or by bike as parking is extremely limited in many places. For those with limited mobility the Henfield Community minibus will be taking a circular route around the village, stopping on demand: see the Blue Guide for more information. Sarah Butler

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he Italians are celebrated for their love of good food and high-quality Italian meals always start with the very best ingredients. After the spectacular success of the Piazza Italia event that Henfield hosted back in March, the village will be experiencing the ‘dolce vita’ once more as a colourful, Italian-style market takes over the Henfield Hall car park on Sunday 26 June from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The Italian food market will delight all foodies, young and old, with its delicious range of Italian food stuffs. Italian food typically champions great seasonal ingredients and it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on all those lovely Italian treats that are not always available in the supermarket. On offer on the day will be stunning cheeses, classic cured meats, speciality pasta, finest quality olives, seasonal biscuits and cakes, premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars, traditional herbs and speciality breads, all supplied by Italia in Piazza. The Pizza Oven will be serving up their freshly made-to-order wood-fired pizzas and Gelato Gemelli will also be selling their delicious homemade ice creams in a range of mouth-watering flavours. Calcot Farm Produce will also be selling their fantastic range of local meats. Do come along to join and enjoy this truly Mediterranean experience and treat yourself to a range of Italian treats! Sarah Butler

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wo well-known local faces have been out pounding the streets in training for a huge fundraising challenge: Sandra Parsons and Anthony Scutt will be running, biking and kayaking across 105 beautiful but wild miles in Scotland this September to raise money to buy a new defibrillator for Henfield Area Response Team (HART). HART was set up in January 2004 to tackle cardiac emergencies in the Henfield community. As an independent charity it supports the Sussex Ambulance Service in providing volunteer trained responders for emergency calls in Henfield that are life-threatening - or potentially life-threatening. Responders attend 999 calls at the request of the ambulance service and provide care prior to the arrival of the ambulance. These local responders have the training to use defibrillators that can restart a heart before the brain is irreversibly damaged. There are 49 defibrillators in Henfield - 17 of them in public access areas and responders each have a defibrillator when they are on duty. Each defibrillator and kit costs around £1,000 and all defibrillators in Henfield have been paid for by public donations. Sandra, who is a volunteer responder for HART, said: “I’ve run a few marathons and

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completed the Three Peaks challenge, but this is completely different. Both days will be really hardcore, but we’ve had fantastic support from lots of people in the village so it feels like a real team event.” Anthony said: “We’re putting in a lot of training for this event - personal training twice a week, lots of running and cycling and when the weather warms up we’ll also do some kayaking on the river. It’ll all be worth it if we can raise enough money to pay for a new defibrillator.” Carrying only the bare essentials, Sandra and Anthony will start this epic two-day challenge in Nairn on the East coast of Scotland and 105 miles later will finish in Fort William in the West, having camped overnight. The course passes through some of the most stunning scenery in the UK and and ascends a total of 10,840 feet in height. Supporting Sandra and Anthony are an extremely generous team of local people including Giles Culver of the White Hart, Jim Welfare at Optimal Property Maintenance, Sammy Bremner at Henfield Leisure Centre, Emma Osman at BN5 Magazine, Helen Boosey at Boosey Designs, Natasha Eveleigh at Natasha Beauty, DB Noir Photography, Adrian and Katherine Hillman at Rushfield Plant Centre and Halfords in Horsham. You can follow the training exploits of Sandra and Anthony online via their Facebook page www.facebook. com/coasttocoastforhart/ and to sponsor them you can visit www.henfieldresponders.org.uk Good luck Sandra and Anthony! Sarah Butler

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Summer’s here – time to visit the new Plough! The Plough is under new management with an entirely new and exciting menu! Our chefs, who have a wealth of experience and passion for great food, have created a tempting array of delicious seasonal dishes using local ingredients. Watch this space for news of our upcoming refurbishment – very soon the décor will be complementing the stunning food. We have a huge selection of beers, wines, champagne and spirits, as well as Symonds Cider and Estrella beer to quench the thirst on a summer afternoon in our sunny garden. We launched our new menu with a ‘tasting evening’ and were really pleased with the feedback from the group of willing testers! This is what they thought of some of our dishes:

Grilled Asparagus with Crumbed Halloumi, Poached Egg & Citrus Hollandaise

“The combination of lightly grilled asparagus with a perfectly soft poached egg is a lovely summer dish.”

Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail served with Vodka Tomato Jelly

“This modern and clever take on a traditional prawn cocktail was delicious, the vodka tomato jelly gave it a lovely kick.”

Spring Lamb Chops with Sweet Potato & Chipotle Mash, Grilled Baby Gem, Confit Shallots, Broad Beans & Salsa Verde “Really super quality, tender lamb with the perfect accompaniments.”

Ice Cream Sundae with Mixed Berry Compote, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Shards

Utterly indulgent and creamy without being too rich. The fresh fruit cut through the sweetness of the salted caramel and chocolate.”

Cider & Maple Glazed Ham Hock with Marmite Chips, Poached Egg & Truffle Hollandaise

“Ham hock would not normally be my choice, but it was so tasty and the Marmite chips were really interesting and not an overwhelming flavour. A lovely combination.”

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am about as politically aware as my 4 year old son. Actually, make that my 2 year old son! For me, left and right wings are found on a bird rather than a political bias. However, you would have to be living in a vacuum under the sea to be unaware of a certain referendum on which we will be voting come the 23rd June. Advocates for both sides of the Brexit vote have hypothesised numerous different potential scenarios to try to swing us undecided voters into their camp. However, to my knowledge, no one has considered the impact to the humble canine in their calculations. So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to throw a couple of canine curveballs into the melting pot: Disclaimer! This article is thoroughly “tongue in cheek” and is not to be taken seriously!

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We have a lot of excellent British dog breeds: The Old English Sheepdog, the Scottish Terrier, the English Bull Terrier and the English Setter to name but a few. However, where would we be without some European influx? The German Shepherd has become a lynch pin of both the police force and the army for many situations. The German shorthaired pointer (of which I am a proud owner) can be an excellent all round gundog (if you can train them!). Let’s not forget the mighty Dachshund which can flush out a rabbit with the best of them. Just like in the EU, there is a bit of a German bias here, but overall you have to admit that our continental friends have provided a positive input…


The Pet travel scheme has made it much easier for dogs to travel in and out of the UK. It has also meant EU dogs can easily travel into the UK. We do have our fair share of “canine asylum seekers” in the form of rescues from countries such as Greece - what is the impact on the home canine population? Do these EU dogs steal a potential job from a home bred canine? When they get here, do they contribute to the economy or just hope to the get benefits from a well-meaning animal charity? Overall, I think these continental canines do a great job of boosting the economy: They buy dog food, go to groomers and even darken the doorway of their local veterinary practice! In terms of housing, as a nation of animal lovers, I feel that there are more than enough owners to go around!


The EU is renowned for imposing inane rules and regulations on us hapless Brits. If we left, we could go back to weighing new born puppies in Lbs and Ozs, we could make our sheepdogs work more than 40 hours in a week without having to get them to sign a special contract, we could even allow dogs to eat meat on the bone whenever they like. There we have it. Hopefully you have something extra to consider when you go to the polling stations in a few weeks, just please don’t factor it in to the way you vote!

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Local interest | JUNE 2016

The Taming of the Shrew


very other summer, the Henfield Theatre Company (HTC) treats its audiences to a glorious open air production, usually of Shakespeare, and in recent years staged in the wonderful setting of the gardens of Red Oaks Care Home. This year is no exception and we can look forward to their production of The Taming of the Shrew, once more with the back-drop of those lovely gardens. This boisterous comedy has provoked laughter and outrage for over 400 years and HTC’s production, albeit with a fresh take on proceedings, is sure to do the same. The story in a nutshell: Signor Minola wants both his daughters married. Bianca is up for it with plenty of suitors vying for her pretty hand. The problem is that her elder sister, bad tempered Katharina, has to be married off first. Kate cannot think of anything worse; neither can the good gentlemen of Padua who are terrified of her. Up steps Petruchio, who is as stubborn, ill-mannered and ungovernable as Kate. However the lure of a substantial dowry and an unflinching belief in his own powers of persuasion convince him he can transform The Shrew into an obedient trophy wife. This is a glorious battle of the sexes, fast and furious, with each protagonist refusing to give ground to the other. Who wins? Come to Red Oaks Garden in July and make up your own mind! This production is directed by one of HTC’s most experienced members, Angela Reid, who is well known on and off the stage. All directors want to impart the relevance of Shakespeare’s plays to today’s world but Angela wished to leave it in its traditional 17th century Italian setting. As HTC is blessed with exceptional musical talent she decided to cut some of the text to allow time to

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give the play a modern slant by creating a singing group, ‘The Katherinettes’, six liberated ‘sisters’ of Kate, who will perform songs from the last 60 years or so to reflect the on-stage action. In that way, Angela has been able to make the play a little shorter, retain the sumptuous period costumes, add music for the audience’s enjoyment and allow us a moment to consider the place of women in the world in 2016. The play is blessed with a wonderful cast of 16 playing lovers, fathers, tutors, servants (not all at the same time but occasionally disguised as one another) plus the Katherinettes led by Jane Haines, and an outstanding backstage team of dressmakers, prop providers and technicians. The Taming of the Shrew is Shakespeare at his most accessible – funny, wise and easy to understand. There are just 100 seats available on each night so please book early. You can bring a picnic to enjoy before the performance or a glass of something delicious to sip during it. Red Oaks will be providing a Pimms bar. It is intended that the production will go ahead whatever the weather and the cast will only down tools in a deluge so keep your fingers crossed for the English climate, bring a brolly, wrap up warm, and cheer on Petruchio and his bonny Kate. The production runs from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 July with performances at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets, priced £10, are available from Henfield Furnishings, High Street, Henfield, 01273 490080, from Monday 20 June. The production is sponsored by Nigel Parsons Builders. See the HTC website: www.henfieldtheatrecompany.com for more information. Martin Love

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quest. Stag beetles are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, but are currently endangered in Britain. The trend for ‘tidying up’ gardens, parks and woods in recent years destroys what they need – decaying logs and wood, trees and peace! In and around Henfield, we are still so lucky that we have so much timeless English countryside – still able to provide a safe haven for a myriad of wildlife including stag beetles. It is a measure of the ancient and peaceful quality of our fields, woods and hedgerows that we can enjoy the richness of such wildlife upon our doorstep. We can do plenty though, and help our children to see their first stag beetle and remember how it waved its antlers, or wonder at its lumbering flight over the village. Just leave some old logs in your garden undisturbed for some years, and if you encounter one, remember he is not dangerous, but in the final push of the marathon – to find his mate and continue his line as he will only live until August. Andrea Christie

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dvances in medical science have given a local lady new hope, after years of resigning herself to a childless future. Rachel Edmonds from Henfield was watching the BBC news three years ago when it was announced that a surgeon at the Royal Imperial Hospital, London, Dr Richard Smith, was hoping to perform 10 womb transplants to give women hope of conception. They were looking for ‘volunteers’ to come forward for the trials. Womb transplantation is a relatively new science, transplants in Sweden have resulted in five healthy babies and the success rate is encouraging. Dr. Smith will perform the first operations in the UK, and Rachel is lucky to be one of the women in contention to become a recipient. Rachel underwent a hysterectomy at the age of 26. She had suffered years of agonizing pain since her teenage years, including seven operations for extreme adenomyosis and fibroids. “I pretty much didn’t have a life. I was unable to work properly, couldn’t enjoy a social life and endured crippling pain. It was an extremely sad time for me, I am so lucky that I have a supportive family,” said Rachel. Henfield residents will be familiar with Rachel’s mum Jackie, who runs a family business in the High Street, JD Cleaners. They are a close-knit family, Rachel describes herself as a ‘daddy’s girl’ to her dad Derek, and the family have been a real strength during her illnesses. Her husband of three years, Glyn, is her rock – the journey to become a womb transplant recipient is not an easy one and she feels able to undertake the process with his support. 500 women put themselves forward after the BBC programme, of which 104 were established as

‘suitable’, Rachel being one of those ladies. From the 104 only 10 will be selected. She is very honest and realistic about her chances of undergoing the surgery. “I’ve met many of the other women on the list,” she explained. “It’s almost like looking in a mirror. We all have our own stories and our own reasons, and any babies born from the transplants will be complete miracles. Of course I would love to be one of the lucky ones, but I will continue to fundraise and support the women who are chosen, even if it’s not me. The choices are about suitability – and we all want the best chances of healthy babies.” The surgical procedure itself is not that complex, however, the process can be dangerous for the donor – so in the UK no live donors are used. The process of IVF, drugs to prevent rejection and preparation for the operation is the complex part, if Rachel is chosen she’ll be on buzzer alert waiting for a donor womb. The operation, which will be done through charitable funding, costs £50k per transplant – and all the women are fundraising for the project to reach the total target. Rachel has been busy organising events, such as the highly successful ‘afternoon tea and jazz’ at South Lodge which raised £3,000, she has also been selling scented candles at JD Cleaners and is planning some other events, coming soon. We wish Rachel and all the other women involved the best of luck with this groundbreaking and exciting new science, which is giving women hope of conception where there was none before. If you would like to support their cause please go to www.gofundme.com/ wombtransplant. Thank you. Emma Osman

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Index of advertisers | JUNE 2016 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP

04 42 65

Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels B&B Sussex Shepherds Hut Holidays

37 13

Bikemend Ltd


Bloxham Construction Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Kingsgate Building Services Ltd M Davies Carpentry & Joinery Optimal Property Solutions PJB Building Solutions Willow Construction

51 62 59 32 37 55 54 56

Kaylee’s Cakery


Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care


B&I Carpets Selectacarpet

58 60

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Henfield Help Line PC Doctors (Stanly Associates Ltd)

56 54

The Conservatory Co.


Alice’s Dog Grooming In The Doghouse Rebecca’s Dog Grooming

37 37 37

BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

58 60

J. D Cleaners


Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician JW Wickens Electrical Ltd Lanmar Electrical Solutions

56 51 61

Westridge Farriers


Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

04 57 53












Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing

Beechcroft Landscapes 58 The Green Reaper 57 Jack’s Mowing 63 Hamfelds Home & Garden 28 Rooted Garden Services 54 Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts 02 Sussex Prairies 28 Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop 08 S. Goodridge Gardens 57

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Lyn Bedford-White Painting Classes Shoreham Art Gallery The Steyning Bookshop Sussex Watercolour Society

15 28 32 29

B Muzeen Groundworks



A & S Home Services - Gutter Clearance


Bespoke Hair Lounge (formerly Hyatt’s Hair) Hair & Co Henfield Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

14 22 32 23 47

Geoff’s Handyman Services Optimal Property Solutions Henfield Homes Ltd

55 55 59

Hamfelds Building Supplies





DB Foot Clinic 45 Hear to Listen 47 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 47 Henfield Eye Care & Hearing 48 Henfield Podiatry Clinic 47 House of Healing 49 Phil Grant Therapist 47 Slimming World 12 Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health 44

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

LEISURE, EVENTS & COMMUNITY The Henfield Hall Henfield Theatre Company Italia in Piazza St Peter’s Church Fete




03 24

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

32 42

Boretech Engineering Braziers Garage Henfield

60 66



Henfield Eyecare



48 55


Andrew’s Decorating Ltd 61 Mark Atkinson Decorator 51 RJF Decorating 57 Trim Decorating 50


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66 |


Inner Space Office & Storage

BRAZIERS MOT only £29.95

23 20 52 63 39 30 21

Lucy Locksmith


Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe taste...deli catering



Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 61

68 59



ACT Pest Control


Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries Land Required

36 19

All Things Covered


Adrian Over


A. Stenning Aquatec Aspect Plumbing & Heating CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

61 58 62 56 60

DT Page Printing & Graphic






PUBS, RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS Cafe des Amis Cat & Canary Pub Full of Beans Little India The Pizza Oven The Plough Inn The Shepherd and Dog Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant Stan’s Bike Shack taste...deli catering The White Hart


28 24 16 19 30 34, 35 10, 11 30 24 24 25

RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd Steyning Roofing Sussex Flat Roofs

17 51 50

HBH Rubbish Clearance


Dove Nursery Little Gems Oscar Bears Day Care The Towers Convent School

49 49 49 40

Amanda Shaw Solicitor Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

43 06 65

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage

50 65

Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

54 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites Aerials & More Norsat

59 57 43

The Green Reaper Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

57 54 56

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


Haigh’s Window Cleaning








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