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Editor’s LETTER

The charming illustrations on our cover this month are by artist Janet Allen, they are from the selfpublished children’s book by local author Rob from the BN5 area Lunn from Blackstone. We were enthralled by Rob’s delightful book, which contains copies of the bedtime stories he wrote for his young son while he was serving in the RAF in the Falkland Islands during the 1980’s. Local Interest Rob’s stories and letters home about the wildlife Stories from the on the Falkland Islands kept him in close contact Falkland Islands with his son, Robert, who turned 40 this year. As a birthday present, Rob’s wife Lynne arranged for the book to be illustrated and published, with the help of local editor Jo Austin. This charming little book is on sale at Stokes Charity Newsagents and Rob will be signing copies on 14th April. Donations from sales will go to Help the The Henfield Shed Heroes. The Henfield Shed is gathering members and going from strength to strength, they’ve collaborated with quite a few other local groups as well as Local Interest establishing themselves as a great resource for the Henfield’s Village Evening village. Find out more on page 32, they’d love you to get involved, learn a new skill and enjoy some good company. On the subject of good company, once every four years Henfield Parish Council arranges an evening where residents can meet all their local clubs and Local Interest groups. This event takes place this year at the Lion’s new website Henfield Hall on Friday 20 April. We’ll be there alongside lots of local groups who will be showing off their talents and explaining how you can get involved. Please do come and say hello!


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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Peter Gumbrell, Jo Austin, Janet Allen and Paul Samrah. Cover illustrations by Janet Allen from the book “Letters to Robert”. Additional artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper at Gemini Print in Shoreham and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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Copy Deadline

Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the May issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 6th April.

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.henfieldbn5.co.uk

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What’s on | APRIL 2018 For a full listing of events, see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. For the Haven’s programme, visit the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT or go to www.impactinitiatives.org.uk/henfield-haven.

HART Pub Quiz

Tai Chi for over 60s

Sunday 1 April

The White Hart, 8.30pm (& alt Tues) Maidment Court, 11am–12pm (& every Thurs) In aid of HART (Henfield Area Response Team). Teams of up to Thursday Circle six. Call 01273 492006 to book. Pennington Cottage, London Rd, 2.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Tea and chat. All welcome.

Our Local Churches Programme of services in March’s BN5.

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Help in an informal atmosphere. Contact 01273 493403.

Cat & Canary, 12.30-3pm. Followed by prize giving.

Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am (& every Weds)

Easter Sunday Services Children’s Craft Day

Wednesday 4

Henfield Computer Club

Toddler Group

Community Sunday Lunch Carers’ Support Group Henfield Haven, 12.30pm. Jointly organised by St Peter’s Church and the Haven. Call 01273 494747 to book.

Monday 2

Coffee Morning

St Peter’s Church, Woodmancote, 10.30am Children’s treasure hunt and various stalls. All welcome.

Free Church Hall, 10.30am– 12pm (& every 1st Weds) For information, support and to meet other carers.

Quiet Garden Afternoon

The Blue Idol Quaker Meeting House, Coolham, RH13 8QP, 1-4pm (& every 1st Weds) No need to book, free entry. For information www.blueidol.org or 01403 740174.

Youth Club (ages 11-19)

Henfield Youth Club, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Thurs, term-time)

Friday 6

Quaker Meeting House Open Day

The Blue Idol, Coolham, RH13 8QP, 10am-4pm (& every Fri) A local historic House, founded by William Penn. Free entry. For information www.blueidol.org or 01403 740174.

Henfield Camera Club

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm (& alt Fri)

Steyning Jazz Club

Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (& every 1st Fri)

Jonathan Vinten Quartet

Chris Farlowe & Co, Henfield Hall, 8.30pm Kings Field, 6–7pm (every Weds) Joined by Miller Anderson & Action for Deafness Sessions open to all primary Bob Brookes for this one-time Audiology Centre, Henfield Haven, age girls. Contact Donna 07584 performance. 10am-12pm (& every Tues) 308414. Drop-in hearing aid maintenance.

Tuesday 3

Henfield Shed

Stokes Garden, 10am-12pm (& every Tues) info@henfieldshed.org.uk

Self Help Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) A social get together for the elderly. Lunch provided.

Steyning 2 Mile Stroll

Steyning Health Centre for start, 11am (& 17th) 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

Knit and Natter

Henfield Library, 2–4pm (& every 1st Tues) Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting etc.

Henfield Garden Club

Girls Football Training

Henfield Lions Club

George Hotel, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) New members most welcome.

Henfield Bell Ringers

St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& every Weds) New ringers welcome, come along or contact 01273 596485.

Sussex Guild Craft Show Parkside, 10am –5pm (& 8th) See News Item.

Tour of Bedlam Brewery

Bedlam Brewery, from 11 am To book, visit www. bedlambrewery.co.uk or email tours@bedlambrewery.co.uk.

Wick Theatre Production - Memory Moments Café Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& 21st) Disappeared The Barn Theatre, Southwick BN42 4TE, 7.45–10pm (until 7th) See wicktheatre.co.uk

Thursday 5 Rhyme Time

Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs) Fun with music for preschoolers.

Henfield Unattached

White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Henfield Hall, 7pm Thurs) Illustrated talk by Tim Butler ‘Lavender Fields’ at Hartley Park For anyone on their own. Call 01273 495820 or just drop-in. Farm. 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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All welcome, especially those with memory loss.

Sunday 8

Partridge Green Netball Club

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

Monday 9

Monday Market

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

The Arts Society Steyning The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– 12pm (& every 2nd Mon)

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Wednesday 11

Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture – Rupert Henfield Byways Willoughby. Henfield Library for start, 10am Small Dole Art (& 25th) Small Dole Village Hall, 2– 4pm 2-3 miles. No dogs. All (& every Mon) welcome, led by trained Informal art group, all welcome. volunteers, no need to book.

Henfield Table Tennis

Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (every Mon) Open to all. Call 01273 494352 for more information.

The Arts Society Henfield Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every 2nd Mon) Summoned by Betjeman – Christopher Chanter.

Steyning Camera Club

Upper Beeding Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every Mon) See www.steyningcc.org.uk.

Tuesday 10

Haven Green Garden Group Henfield Haven, 9.30am– 11.30pm (& alt Tues) Beginners gardening group. Book at Haven.

Henfield Flower Club

Knit and Natter

Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am12pm (& every 2nd Weds) We knit for charity. Donated wool appreciated.

Joggers Beginners Course Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds for 8 wks) See News Item.

Thursday 12

Henfield Antiques Fair

Henfield Hall, 7am–12pm Collectables, jewellery and bric a brac.

Haven Minibus Trip

Henfield Haven for pick up, 10am–4pm Trip to East Grinstead Museum, then afternoon tea at the Crown Pub. Henfield Haven to book.

Kids Meet the Author

Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every Steyning Bookshop, 2.30pm 2nd Tues) See advert. Funny Side of Life. Presented by Sue Aston. Member’s exhibit – Easter Parade. Henfield Wild Violets WI Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Woodmancote Annual 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Parish Meeting The Pavilion, Blackstone, 7.30pm ‘Second Birthday Celebrations’ & ‘Bright Ideas’ – Flower See News Item. Arrangements with Gill Homer.

Friday 13

Henfield History Group

Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) AGM followed by ‘A History of the Evening Argus’.

Henfield Garden Club

Henfield Hall, 7pm ‘Fruit Trees’ by Mark Piper of Sussex Fruit Trees.

Henfield Birdwatch AGM The Henfield Hall, 7.30pm AGM followed by a quiz.

Saturday 14

Steyning/Wiston Walk

Cricket Pavilion for start, 9-10.15am Downland dog walk. 2 miles. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

St Barnabas Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2pm Jumble to hall from 9.30am. For collection call 01273 493968 or 0792 7948482.

Memory Moments Café

Free Church Hall, 2-4pm All welcome, especially those with memory loss.

Tuesday 17

Scouts Hut Appeal Charity Meal The George Hotel, 7pm See News Item.

Mobile Cinema

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Darkest Hour (PG). Tickets from Marcus Grimes or www. touringcinema.com.

Wednesday 18

Dementia Carers’ Support Henfield Haven, 9am-1pm (& every 3rd Weds) One to one appointments. Contact the Haven.

IPad workshop, Henfield Computer Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm Booking essential, contact 01273 493403 hcc.melar.co.uk.

Cinema at the Henfield Hall brought to you by www.touringcinema.com Check our website for updates 01903 750235

DARKEST HOUR (PG) Tue 17th Apr 7.30pm The Henfield Hall

Tickets from Marcus Grimes, Coopers Way, Henfield IN PERSON ONLY.

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The Royal Oak Wineham - Eating, Drinking & Merri Making Since 1767 -

FREE glass of Fizz!

Just fill in your form and bring it to the Royal Oak, for a warm welcome in this historic pub. The south of Wineham Lane will be closed to vehicles for up to 16 weeks while the bridge is mended, but we are very much OPEN AS USUAL (bridle path is open)! As a reward for taking the diversion to see us (see above) we are giving all our customers a FREE glass of fizz, plus entry into our draw. The Royal Oak in Wineham is a quintessential English country pub with low oak beams, brick floors and inglenook fire place. The menu changes daily and evolves with the seasons. All ingredients are locally sourced and all dishes are prepared fresh to order on the premises.



All ales are served gravity fed straight from the barrel and there is an extensive choice of wines and spirits. The ‘Peacock Room’ is our private function room adjacent to the pub which hosts private parties, wine tasting and themed dinner evenings. Your support has always been appreciated and we hope to continue this during the road work closure and look forward to welcoming new faces! *Bring this token for a free glass of Fizz on arrival. Strictly one per person per visit. Your postcode and tel number to be entered into our end of month draw to take place on the 29th April.

For Lunch & Dinner Reservations, please call

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Please note we cannot take reservations via our website

We look forward to your visit Wineham Lane, Wineham BN5 9AY

APRIL 2018 | What’s on St Barnabas Outreach

Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am2pm (& every 3rd Weds) Information and support for patients and their families.

Woodmancote & Henfield WI Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every 3rd Weds) Jean East – Lace Making Then and Now.

Thursday 19 Jazzled Choir

Corpus Christi Church Hall, Henfield 1.30–3.30pm All welcome, especially those with memory loss.

Bereavement Support

Henfield Haven Café, 4.155.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Non-religious group supporting local people. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532.

Friday 20

Messy Church

Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& every 3rd Fri) Call Chris 01273 857322.

Henfield Village Evening Henfield Hall, 6.30pm Over 100 organisations to choose from and delicious refreshments. See Article.

Shipley Arts Festival Launch Concert

Hurst Village Cinema

The Players Theatre, 2.30pm A United Kingdom (PG). Tickets from Mishon Mackay, H’point High St, www.hurstfilms.com or 01273 835875.

Alison Murdoch Talk

Newtimber Church, 7pm A talk about her life and her book, Bed 12, a real life thriller with a silver lining. Tickets 01273 831877 lucy.newtimber@ icloud.com.

Monday 23

Citizens Advice Bureau (Outreach)

Henfield Medical Centre, 10am– 1pm (& every 4th Mon) Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked appointments 10.30am-1pm.

Garden Club Plant Sale

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm Coffee Morning & Plant Sale.

Spring Open Gardens

Ashington, 2–5.30pm (& 22nd) Programmes from Triangles, Mill Lane at the junction with Fairfield Road, RH20 3BX.

Sunday 22

Henfield Conservation Volunteers

Tuesday 24

Henfield Art Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Marilyn Allis – chickens & geese in watercolour & mixed media.

The Players Theatre, 7.30pm Still Walking (U). For tickets, see Sunday 22nd.

Friday 27

Family Evening

Free Church Hall, 6.30–8pm (& every 4th Fri) Fun for families with children of all ages.

Saturday 28

Warren Play Group Good as New Sale

Cotilion in Concert

St Giles’ Church, 7.30pm See News Item.

Sunday 29

Small Dole Tuesday Club

Bowling Club Open Morning

Wednesday 25

Scales & Feathers Open Day

London Coach Trip

From Henfield PO Bus Stop, 8.45am prompt Coach drop off Wardolf Hotel, Aldwych and departs from same point 6.15pm. Ticket £17.50. 07713 161343.

Henfield Parkinson’s Café

Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– 12pm (& every last Weds) Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Organised by Parkinson’s UK.

Thursday 26

Haven Minibus Trip Oreham Common, 10am Henfield Haven for pick up, Contact 01273 494566 or henfieldconservation@gmail.com. 10.30am–3.30pm 01273 494002

Hurst Village Cinema

The Henfield Hall, 10am– 11.30am Sale of good as new children and baby clothing, toys and Ardingly Walk - New Lay-by opposite SE showground, equipment. RH17 6TL for start, 10amFriends of St Barnabas 12.15pm Bangers and Cash 5¼ miles. No dogs All welcome, Free Church Hall, 12–2pm led by trained volunteers, no Sausages and mash followed need to book. by cakes, tea or coffee. Tickets £6.50. Pay on the door.

Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) South Lodge, 7pm ‘What’s in the wind’- Chris In aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Tickets £120 Tomlinson from Rampion. from 01403 891711. Four course dinner with music.

Saturday 21

Parham House and Gardens to enjoy the Tulip Season. Henfield Haven to book.

Henfield Bowling Club, 10am Have a go at lawn bowls or just come for a coffee and a chat, all ages welcome. Hawthorn Veterinary Surgery, Partridge Green, 10am–1pm See Article.

Preloved Clothes Sale

Ashurst Village Hall, 10am–1pm

Preloved clothes sale. Contact Dahlia on 0776 8398123.

Monday 30

Bluebell Walk

St George’s Church for start, RH13 8LR, 10.30am- 1pm 3 or 5 miles, flat. No dogs. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

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The Chairman, Malcolm Eastwood, was pleased to welcome 95 residents to the Henfield Annual Parish Meeting. He thanked Arun Agarwal, who recently stood down after 12 years’ service on Henfield Parish Council and Cllr Mike Morgan for 30 years’ service as a Parish Councillor. Royal British Legion awards for long service were given to four members of the public and Cllr Morgan thanked volunteers for raising almost £8,000 during the year. The Chairman outlined the Parish Council Strategic Direction which will address a shortfall in HDC and WSCC funding and ensure that local works and maintenance continue and increase where appropriate. Community projects have been prioritised and investment funds will be sought to ensure that they can be completed. Cllr Ray Osgood provided an update on the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan; details and documents can be found on the Henfield Hub website – www.henfieldhub.com/residents/ henfields-neighbourhood-plan. Members of the public were invited to raise any questions; these included concerns regarding child safety when crossing the A281 near the Wantley roundabout, anti-social driving, dog fouling, the closure of High Street shops, waiting times for collection of prescriptions from the local pharmacy and the poor siting of the southern bus stop in the High Street. The Chairman thanked members of the public for attending and advised that a vacancy for Parish Councillor was currently being advertised. Councillors would particularly welcome the involvement and input of younger residents and families who have recently moved to the village. Henfield Parish Council

WINEHAM LANE BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION Henfield firm Southdown Engineers Ltd have had their ‘Truck and Crane’ division assisting Sussex based construction company, Landbuild Ltd, with the ongoing work at Wineham Lane. Balfour Beatty, in conjunction with WSCC commissioned the work, that will not only improve and manage the flow of the watercourse but increase the road safety on this notorious stretch of highway. The photograph shows the 5 tonne pre formed steel reinforced skeleton for the permanent culvert being lowered into position by Tony Hill, operating one of Southdowns larger truck mounted HIAB cranes, on the slab prepared by one of Landbuild’s first class construction teams. The work is extensive and ongoing, but excellent progress is being made. Sean Preston, Southdown Engineers Ltd

All types of Fencing and Gates JASPER supplied and erected FENCING 01273 843571 or 07801 370700 CONTRACTORS www.jasperfencing.co.uk Est. 1973

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The fund is standing at £96,400 including pledges, plus more than £25,000 of promissory notes for materials and services during the fit-out stage of construction. Major grants are being applied for and the appeal is gathering momentum... we need £225,000 so we’re steadily getting there! The coming months will see several events that we hope you can support, there’s something for everyone. Tuesday 17 April - Charity meal in the George Hotel. £25 for 2 Courses, £30 for 3 Courses. Friday 18 May - Walking Treasure Hunt around Henfield. Adult’s and children’s sections starting from 6pm. £5 per Treasure map and clues. Barbecue in the Scout Field to finish. Week commencing 25 May - Tony Hills’ sponsored ‘Round the Isle of Wight Bike Ride’. This was meant to take place last summer but had to be postponed due to a family bereavement. End of July or start of August – Michelle will be undertaking a sponsored Parachute Jump. This event had to be postponed last summer due to a family bereavement. Saturday 15 September – Quiz Night in the Henfield Hall - prize of £100 to the winning team. Teams of 8 people – Entry £10 per person to include a Ploughman’s Supper. To buy tickets for any of the events, or to sponsor Tony or Michelle, please contact Eric Williams on 01273 494470 David Malkin

Want to take up running this Spring but need the structure and motivation of others? Then come and join Henfield Joggers next ‘Let’s Get Running’ programme on Wednesday 11th April 2018, 7pm at Henfield Leisure Centre. This is an 8 week walk/ run programme building up to a 5k run (without stopping) and is also suitable for those who want to return to running after a gap. Henfield Joggers are affiliated to Run Together (the official recreational running arm of England Athletics) and the course is overseen by accredited Leadership in Running Fitness coaches. All levels are welcome, and the routes will be a mix of on/off road. The course costs only £25 but includes free membership to Henfield Joggers valid until January 2019, which gives you not just the membership benefits but more importantly you become part of a friendly club for whom socialising is as important as running! If you’re already running and just want some additional motivation, advice, or simply to run with like-minded people, then come and meet us, there’s no pressure to join immediately so come and check us out first, you’d be very welcome to join us on our weekly runs around the trails of Henfield and beyond. For more information just contact us at: beginners@ henfieldjoggers.co.uk or turn up on the night. More information can be found on our website: www. henfieldjoggers.co.uk.

FACILITIES ON THE IPAD THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT You know how to write and send an email on your IPad, but did you know there is much more your IPad can do? Our next workshop will cover all those extra facilities that are so useful and make managing emails so much easier. You’ll find out about things you never knew existed but after the workshop won’t want to do without! This is just one of a number of workshops we are planning. Our workshops are friendly and informal, and you don’t have to be a member to attend. However, once you attend and find out more about us, you may be tempted to join. Numbers are limited to 10, so please book. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 18th April at 10am in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. Contact 01273 493403 or hcc.melar.co.uk. Sue Willis

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STAN’S BIKE SHACK EVENTS Events at Stan’s Bike Shack are increasingly popular and feature a wide variety of entertainment and experiences. Future evenings include ragtime, hot jazz and dances from long ago from the Pocket Orchestra (13th April), smoky blues from Nigel Bagge & Mike Piggott (23rd March), swing, soul and gypsy jazz from SuperStrings (6th April), and guitar wizardry and rock ‘n’ roll from Shack favourite Jason Falloon. All events include dinner from Selina’s Kitchen. A recent gin tasting was great fun and was oversubscribed so expect another date. We look forward to announcing spring and summer evening cycle ride outs from the Shack, including hot food from Selina’s Kitchen. Many other events and surprises are planned so make sure that you check in to the events page at www.stansbikeshack. coffee. Sign up to our mail list for regular updates. From 2nd April Easter Monday we shall be open 7 days a week again. We look forward to seeing you soon. Steve Sole

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News | APRIL 2018 the Cottage. The Cottage would then be let on the open market and the rent used to repay the Loan. Surplus funds would be donated to the Charity for the benefit of the Hall. These proposals will allow the Hall to re-open on a self-funding basis, without cost to the Parish, and give effect to the Policy set out in the Woodmancote Neighbourhood Plan. The Annual Parish Meeting on the 10th April at 7.30pm at the Cricket Ground in Blackstone Lane, will be an opportunity to endorse this proposal. Please come and support us. If you would like to be involved in this exiting project, please contact me at: richard@sphltd.co.uk. Richard Hill

JULIA DONALDSON AT THE STEYNING BOOK SHOP Julia Donaldson will be at the shop for a book signing on Saturday 7th April at 11am to celebrate the paperback releases of ‘The Everywhere Bear’ and ‘What the Ladybird Did on Holiday’. This is just a signing so not a ticketed event, just turn up! Gudrun Bowers


COWFOLD WEDDING FLOWER FESTIVAL St Peters Church Cowfold will be hosting a Wedding Flower Festival in May – there will be more detail in next month’s magazine, but it will feature past and present wedding dresses from local brides as well as floral displays. There will be a preview evening on Friday 18th May and tickets (£7 including wine) will be available from Mary Chamberlain on 01403 864405. On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th, the festival will be open to visitors between 10am-4pm and entry will be £3. Christine Haddrell

HENFIELD YOUTH U10 Another successful and enjoyable afternoon tea was enjoyed by an enthusiastic band of If you are a keen footballer supporters. Many thanks to Pauline Beale and looking to play, we are currently her helpers – several of whom also help at the looking for new players. We Self Help Group. Thanks to everyone who helped are an affiliated member of and supported this event which raised £474 for the Horsham District Youth Arthritis Action. Football League and we train All of the fundraising committee look forward to between 6-7pm every Thursday welcoming friends old and new to the Ploughman’s at Steyning 3g facility. Our FA Lunch in the Henfield Hall on Thursday 17th May qualified Level 1 coaches and 12-2pm. ex Chelsea and Brentford Youth Team coach Peter Chadwick are all fully insured, DBS checked, and Maureen Dexter first aid certified. WOODMANCOTE PARISH HALL If you are interested, please contact Paul_ UPDATE greenpge@yahoo.co.uk or call 07491 966568. Good progress continues to be made towards the Paul Green re-opening of the Woodmancote Hall. PROPOSED TEMPORARY ROAD An application has been made to the Charity CLOSURE – SHOREHAM ROAD Commission to amend the document under which the Hall is now governed. The new document will West Sussex County Council has received a enable the Woodmancote Parish Church Council request to close Shoreham Road overnight (7pm to grant a long lease for the Hall, at a nominal rate, – 6am) from the junction of Barrow Hill to Horn to a new independent charity, which is in course of Lane from 17th-19th May to allow Balfour Beatty to resurface the carriageway. Access will be via a being set up. Grants are being applied for which diversion route. will fund the initial works necessary for the reThe application is currently being processed opening of the Hall. and you will be advised further when details are A proposal has been made by the Woodmancote confirmed. For further information please contact Parish Church Council to enable them to raise Balfour Beatty on 0243 642105. funds to carry out a complete refurbishment of West Sussex County Council Streetworks Team 1 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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weather and environmental issues. This will enable the owners to complete the restoration On Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7.30pm, ‘Cotllion’, of what is described as ‘the finest woodland a group of 3 friends, Bonnie, Anne and Alan, who gardens in England’. have sung together since 1990 will perform ‘The The estate was closed to public access in 2010 Last Trip Home’. Cotillion started with three- - up until this time the landscaped woodland part harmony pieces and guitars have added to gardens attracted some 50,000 visitors a year. the sound over more recent years, with a variety of other instruments; mandolin, fiddle, whistles, Since 2010, the upkeep of the estate was largely neglected, and the site has required a recorders, concertina and melodeon. ‘The Last Trip Home’ is a folk show performed in major programme of works to restore pathways conjunction with their local narrator, Linda, with and lakeside walks and to meet environmental Sussex poetry, tunes, songs and prose covering protection requirements, such as for the protection the change from the use of horse and ox power of colonies of endangered newts and bats. The to the engine. An ideal scenario when performed owners are also fully upgrading facilities with a in the setting of St Giles in the midst of unspoilt new restaurant and tearooms. Sussex countryside. Adam Streeter, General Manager at the Tickets at £10 each can be obtained from Village Leonardslee Estate said, “We are doing everything Care and include interval drinks and nibbles. we can to restore the gardens, lakes and house to its former glory and it is taking longer than Richard Putnam planned because of a number of factors beyond our control.” “The weather has been against us, with considerable rainfall delaying the refurbishment of pathways and other essential works. We have two teams of builders and gardeners who are out in all weathers, but inevitably the rain impacts on what they can achieve.” For further information: www.leonardsleegardens. co.uk. Patrick Rea


LEONARDSLEE GARDENS ESTATE: OPENING DATE JULY 2018 The owners of the historic 200-acre lakes and

gardens estate at Leonardslee, Lower Beeding near Horsham in West Sussex, have announced that the opening of the site to the public is postponed from March to July 2018 due to poor

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After 45 years of organising Christian Aid Week in Henfield and Woodmancote (we took it on in 1972), we are giving up the main organisation of collectors for the week. A volunteer or volunteers who are prepared to take it on would be very welcome - we will of course be happy to advise and support. In the meantime, our grateful thanks go to the many volunteers who have collected faithfully over the years and raised many thousands of pounds to

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News | APRIL 2018 support Christian Aid’s work in the less developed world. For those collectors who wish to continue, including ourselves, we are happy to service the collection in the week from 13th – 19th May by providing the red collection envelopes and dealing with the proceeds. If you would like to do this, with our support, please contact us on 01273 493172 or email jandpbates@gmail.com. Jackie and Peter Bates

SUFFRAGETTES IN HENFIELD, CAN YOU HELP? Henfield Museum is planning a new exhibition – ‘100 years of Women & the Vote’. Do you have any original material about the suffrage campaigners of the past and the struggle over many decades for the right to vote? Henfield has some interesting connections with suffrage and the museum would be interested to see any artefacts, photographs or information you may have. Please call Henfield Parish Council on 01273 492507 if you can help. Ann Donaghue

‘URBAN JUNGLE’ EASTER HOLIDAY KIDS EVENT Bring your little nature experts along to the Steyning Bookshop on Thursday 12th April at 2.30pm, to discover the wild side of cities with author/illustrator Vicky Woodgate. Vicky’s beautiful book of illustrated city maps, ‘Urban Jungle’, is a guide to all the weird and unexpected creatures that can be found in the cities of the world, from flying squirrels in the heart of New York, to wild boars roaming the streets of Berlin! A fun, interactive event, with guessing games, drawing, and plenty of amazing true animal stories! Age guide 6-11. Tickets £5. Call 01903 812062 to book in advance. Gudrun Bowers

AN EVENING WITH CATHERINE CHANTER Come along to a cosy evening of literary chat at the Steyning Bookshop on Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm and meet novelist Catherine Chanter as she introduces her second novel ‘The Half Sister’. Catherine’s first novel ‘The Well’ was a powerful dystopian literary thriller which received widespread critical acclaim. ‘The Half Sister’ is a tale of family intrigue, secrets and lies, and Catherine will shed light on her research, her inspiration and her writing life. Tickets, priced £8, include wine/soft drink, nibbles, and a voucher for £5 off Catherine’s new book. Available by phoning the bookshop on 01903 812062. Gudrun Bowers 1 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

HELP IS AT HAND! Help is at hand in more way than one, the Horsham Repair Cafe has been given a helping hand by Horsham Tesco shoppers and Tesco. This inspiring new community initiative has been voted the winner of Tesco Bags of Help. During November and December shoppers in the Horsham Tesco Express stores and the Broadbridge Heath store were able to use the tokens to vote for their chosen community initiative, the Horsham Repair Cafe received the most votes. Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community For more news go to... www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

APRIL 2018 | News grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects which bring benefit to their community are given the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events. The Horsham Repair Cafe takes place at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL, on the first Saturday of every month 10am–1pm. Repairs range from clothing, small household electrical goods, laptops, PCs and mobile phones. There is a monthly plastic bottle refill service for household cleaning products and energy advice offered by Groundwork. The idea is that people sit with the voluntary repairer to learn how to undertake these repairs for themselves (excluding electrical repairs). This valuable community repair cafe is saving people money and helping the environment by diverting goods from landfill. For more information visit www.horshamrepaircafe. org.uk or call 07780 701184. Even if you don’t have anything in need of repair you are invited to join volunteers at the Repair Cafe for a cuppa and some lovely homemade cake. Carrie Cort

ILIDIA RUNS AGAIN FOR ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY Once again I’m looking forward to running the London Marathon in April, and this year I am hoping to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. This year I am running for this very worthy cause which is very close to my heart due to family circumstances. I would love your support. Any donations at all would be greatly appreciated. The continued generosity of local people, friends and patients at Henfield Medical Centre is always something that drives me to deliver my best. If you would like to support me please go to www. justgiving.com/fundraising/ilidia-campbell5 Ilidia Campbell

SUSSEX GUILD Come to see exquisitely made jewellery, colourful glass, turned wood, fine, modern furniture plus a variety of spectacular, well designed and beautifully made crafts at the Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show in Horsham on Saturday 7th & 8th April 10am-5pm. This is the second time that the Guild has exhibited in the spacious Parkside building (Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL), which is close to the centre of the historic market town, it has an adjacent car park and is only a short walk from the railway station. With an excellent local history museum, independent shops and Saturday market there is lots to do in the town so why not combine a visit to Horsham with a visit to the Guild show? Although there are other craft shows, the Sussex Guild’s work is always of the highest standard. Visitors can meet our members, all professional designer makers, and discuss how their work is created, order special commissions and make purchases. If you love art and crafts this is an event you should not miss! For more information about the Guild’s activities, please visit www.thesussexguild.co.uk Helen Warren

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APRIL 2018 | News 30% decline across England and Wales between 2006-2015. Whilst the new analysis reveals a slight increase in distribution in recent years – thanks to some successful conservation efforts by local Wildlife Trusts and others – the full data covering the whole ten years paints a bleak picture. Water voles are a much-loved British mammal which used to be regularly seen and heard along every ditch, stream and river in the UK. A creature which burrows in banks and feeds on reeds and grass, the water vole was a lead character – known as ‘Ratty’ – in Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic ‘Wind in the Willows’.


A team of trekkers will travel to Wales in September to summit Mount Snowdon while raising vital funds for local charity St Barnabas House. Registration is now open for the Worthing-based hospice’s newest event, which gives challenge seekers the opportunity to summit the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1,085 metres, witnessing the beautiful sunset across Snowdonia. The team of trekkers will meet at St Barnabas House in Goring-by-Sea on Saturday 8th September, transferring to Llanberis in North Wales where they will stop for lunch before the start of a 5-7 hour ascent of the Llanberis Path. The trek will finish at around midnight and the team will celebrate with breakfast and a glass of bubbly before travelling through the night, arriving back in Worthing on Sunday 9th September. St Barnabas House has provided end of life care and palliative care for thousands of patients and their families across the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas during its 45 years existence. It costs over £6 million a year to pay for all the care services provided by St Barnabas House, and only a small part of that is government funded, meaning the majority has to be raised through voluntary donations and fundraising. If you would like to take part in the Snowdon Sunset Trek on Saturday 8th September, please visit www.stbh.org.uk/snowdon to find out more. Sam Skilton

NATIONAL TREASURE ‘RATTY’ NEEDS URGENT HELP TO SURVIVE A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts has revealed that water vole distribution has continued to decline dramatically. On top of an estimated 94% decline up to 1994, there has been a further

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Huge conservation efforts have been made to ensure a future for this charismatic mammal: The Wildlife Trusts and others continue to carry out wetland restoration work and water vole reintroductions across the UK. At a local level, some of these projects have been highly successful; however, local successes are not big enough to reverse the ongoing national decline. Habitat loss, water pollution and massive building development have led to declines in the voles since the 1960s; exacerbated by predation by North American mink. The Wildlife Trusts are at the forefront of caring for the wild places that water voles need to survive. In 2013, Sussex Wildlife Trust helped to fund and deliver the Arun & Rother Connections Project in West Sussex, which involved local communities in surveying for water voles and restoring their habitat across two huge river catchments. The Wildlife Trusts work across the UK restores habitats to help water voles and other river wildlife as well as reintroduce them back to areas where they are not at risk from mink. Amanda Reeves

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Those of you who love good food will love Jeremy’s Two in Cowfold. Packed with delicious British produce from Sussex as well as further afield, if you haven’t visited yet you’re a missing a real treat!

between them and are introducing new cuts and items on a weekly basis, including fresh sausage made on the premises. Much of the fresh meat is supplied from Horsham, but they also stock local chickens and the ever popular Scottish beef.

Run by local Greengrocer Jeremy Shotter, who has over 30 years’ experience in the fruit and vegetable trade, Jeremy’s Two is a traditional farm shop with a wide range of fresh and preserved food.

Many of their suppliers are local which is great for keeping the food miles down, but the real focus is finding quality, independent suppliers. “We like to support small British businesses and you won’t find any of our products in any supermarkets” said Jeremy.

As well as fresh fruit and vegetables, Jeremy’s Two stocks artisan bread from Brighton, organic milk and dairy produce from Chichester, local beer, wine and cider, fine cheeses and awardwinning Sussex chocolates, as well as teas, coffees, jams and chutneys. Pescatarian’s are well catered for as the fish van visits every Thursday with a wide range of fresh fish available. New for 2018 is the in-house butchery run by two familiar faces, Eddie and Pete who you will recognise from the former Henfield butchers. Eddie and Pete have a huge amount of experience

Like its sister shop Jeremy’s in Henfield, Jeremy’s Two is a family run shop with a real close-knit team headed up by shop manager Emma. “We’ve had a fantastic response from the local community and customers have given us some really lovely feedback” said Jeremy. “Creating a friendly environment is really important to us and we love it when our customers stop to chat to our team. If there is anything you would like us to try and source, just ask and we will do our best to find it!”

APRIL 2018 | News HEATING IN THE HENFIELD HALL The Henfield Hall management is very appreciative of the tolerance and forbearance shown by Hall users during the recent lack of heating that followed the demise of the Hall’s gas boiler. Our thanks are due to the Hall Stewards, Linda and David Phillipson, for their sterling efforts in making the Hall as warm as possible, using an array of borrowed electric heaters. The new boilers are functioning well, two smaller ones in place of one large so that in future there is back-up if and when one of them fails temporarily. We are very grateful to Peter Jenkins ( Aquatec ) not just for providing the lowest price, but mainly for installing the boilers and associated pipework so efficiently and quickly, especially overcoming the problems caused by the extreme cold spell at the time. Some comments have been made about the time taken, but the boiler breakdown was totally unexpected and, to put the timescale in perspective, the main supplier, British Gas, was not able to even come to provide a quotation until the end of February, by which time the new boilers were actually up and running. The cost of the new boilers (over £11,000) is a further drain on the Hall’s finances, so support from the fund-raising Silent Auction in March has been very welcome. We have had one generous contribution towards the cost of the boilers, and more such contributions would be appreciated, if you are able to help. As the Hall is a registered charity, donations can be gift-aided, providing a 25% increase in the total amount realised. The Hall Committee applied to the Kindersley Trust for specific assistance and their generous grant of £1700 has enabled the installation of the new automatic inner doors far sooner than would otherwise have been possible. As the social centre of the village, The Henfield Hall is an independent registered charity. It is not part of the Parish Council, although the Council do rent part of the Hall premises for their offices and the Village Museum. Please continue to attend the events and functions in the Hall, and to hire the premises for your own events - the rates are very reasonable. Peter Bates, Chairman of Trustees, Henfield Hall

APA, Dark Star Original and Revelation as well as Dark Star’s wide range of seasonal brews. Brewing will continue at Dark Star’s Partridge Green site, Managing Director James Cuthbertson will remain at the helm and the brewer will continue to operate as a standalone business. James Cuthbertson said: “Since our inception in 1994, we have continuously grown from those early days in The Evening Star Pub in Brighton to the current brewery in Partridge Green. The partnership with Fuller’s, another independent brewery with fantastic heritage and great beer at its very core, will allow us to take the brewery to the next level. The deal means we will continue to do what we do, but gives us huge opportunities to brew more one-off small batch beers handin-hand with exploring the export market and expanded bottle and can formats.” He added: “We’ve always described Dark Star as more of a hobby that got out of control than a business, an ethos that will remain at the centre of what we do and what we’re about, after all, beer should be fun and accessible. I’m also delighted that Fuller’s has donated £4,000 to the Dark Star


for walking to school age Parent participation 10 - 10.45am Henfield Leisure Centre Wednesdays term time Free trial and then monthly membership British Gymnastics trained coaches & excellent equipment Proper gymnastics is taught so it’s heaps of fun!

Dark Star, the renowned West Sussex craft brewer, has joined forces with Fuller’s to grow the business and take the brewer’s brands to a wider audience. The deal, which sees Fuller’s take a 100% stake in the business, will give Dark Star access to the funds it needs to invest in new markets and increase sales of great beers such as Hophead,

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APRIL 2018 | News Foundation, bringing the total fund to £20,000 to support local causes and charities in 2018.” Simon Dodd, Managing Director of The Fuller’s Beer Company, said: “Following on from the success we have had with our acquisition of Cornish Orchards, we have been looking at similar opportunities to invest in and work with young, exciting companies. Following discussions with James and the team at Dark Star, we could see that we could add real benefit to the Dark Star business and it provides a great new range of delicious cask beers that will enhance the Fuller’s portfolio. “Both Fuller’s and Dark Star are brewers with quality and taste at their heart. I just can’t wait to see how Dark Star innovates further with the support of Fuller’s and access to our expertise in brewing, retailing and business elements such as finance, purchasing and IT systems.” Joanne Steward

redesigned. The new version has been built by Nick and his team themselves at no cost to the taxpayer. The website offers easier navigation while a new section provides the latest information on topical issues in the South Downs, such as school funding and the rail service, with more subjects to be added soon. One new feature is a sign-up and support function where constituents can choose to receive email updates from Nick or support his work. The website emphasises that constituency issues are Nick’s priority, but the new website now includes more information on the national and global issues which Mr Herbert is also working on, including the campaign to tackle TB. 2018 is a big year in the fight against tuberculosis, which kills 1.7 million people globally every year, with a High Level meeting on TB at the UN General Assembly in New York in September. Mr Herbert said: “I hope that constituents will like my new website. This is a beta version which we are testing and improving, and we can change and add things as we go along. There’s more work to do and a lot more content to add, especially in the issues section, but we’re keen to hear from readers with ideas for new features or issues they would like us to include.” Michelle Taylor

Ashurst Preloved Marketplace

AL BADDAR’S NEW BARBER SHOP! Ali Ansar, owner of Al Baddar Barber Shops, has moved to a prime location on the High Street in the former White Mischief shop. His bright new barber shop is already proving popular with old and new customers, who are queueing for their haircuts and traditional barber treatments such as hot towel shaves. Ali has over 20 years experience as a barber, alongside his skilled team (Peter, Tony and Sam) he is open cutting hair from 8.30am-6pm five days a week with an additional late night (until 8pm) on Thursdays. He looks forward to welcoming you to his new premises. Editor

MP LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has launched a new website to help update his constituents on local and national issues. The website uses the same address as before – www. nickherbert.com – but has been completely

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Fair priced, preloved clothes, shoes and accessories for women, men and children in a friendly market environment SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 10am-1pm (new time) Ashurst Village Hall, Ashurst BN44 3AP FREE ENTRY - FREE PARKING - CAFÉ OPEN DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED PRELOVED PLUS RAIL FOR SIZES 16 & OVER

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Stories from the

Falkland Islands – for all ages


f your knowledge of geography is anything like mine, you may have to grab an atlas to discover the exact location of the Falkland Islands. But you need only turn the pages of this delightful book to enjoy stories about the creatures and birds that live on these remote and rugged islands in the South Atlantic. Jo Austin met up with local author Rob Lunn. Rob Lunn has been a resident of Blackstone since 1985. He was brought up in Kenya where his family enjoyed a life of outdoor adventure with an abundance of wildlife. In 1966 Rob came to the UK to pursue a flying career as a Navigator in the RAF. 2 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

He flew primarily Hercules transport aircraft and travelled worldwide. He completed two overseas tours in Cyprus and Holland. Rob’s career in the RAF has not been without its incidents. In 1975 he ejected from a Phantom over the North Sea and since then he has become a regular contributor to the RNLI! In the same year Rob married Lynne to whom he has now been married for 43 years. For 16 of those years Lynne ran the branch surgery at Partridge Green for Henfield Medical Centre. They have two children, Robert and Alexis and three grandchildren.

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Illustrations by Janet Allen

In 1983, working in the RAF, Rob served a fivemonth post-war detachment in the Falkland Islands. His primary responsibility was to oversee Air Transport Operations on the islands. Meanwhile his family was living in married quarters at RAF Northolt in Ruislip Middlesex. At that time, the only personal communication between the UK and the Falkland Islands was by the famous ‘bluey ‘ air-letter form. Rob wrote frequently to Lynne but wanted to keep his four year-old son, Robert, from forgetting his Dad, so he decided that the best solution was to write bedtime stories that could be read to him by Lynne. Out of this grew a series of stories linked by the elements of wildlife on the Islands.

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Robert junior turns 40 this year and his mother had the inspired idea of collating the stories into a book. The letters were resurrected and with the help of local editor Jo Austin and the extraordinary talent of illustrator Janet Allen, the book ‘Letters to Robert’ was born. Rob retired from the RAF in 1996 as a Wing Commander and then worked in HR until 2005 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He hopes that this little book may also be an inspiration to other fathers (and mothers) working a long way from home and encourage them to send similar stories back to their family and children. Copies are available now from Stokes in Henfield and Rob will be signing copies in the shop on Saturday 14 April at 11am. Book price is £5 with donations going towards Help the Heroes. Further copies can be bought from Rob on email: roblunn550@btinternet.com Jo Austin

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Tomato, Olive & Feta Salad with Pesto

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Fresh Fruit Salad Dessert of the Day

Pan Fried Chicken Breast Lemon & ginger sauce and basmati rice Gnocchi in Creamy Tomato & Spinach Sauce Topped with mozzarella cheese (v) Also Available: Daily Specials Board, All Day Breakfasts, Sandwiches, Baguettes, Bar Snacks, Afternoon Tea and Cream Tea On Sundays we serve our Traditional Carvery 2 Courses £18.00 or 3 Courses £21.00 Singing Hills Golf Course Limited, Muddleswood Road, Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9EB Telephone: 01273 835353 / Email: dawn@singinghills.co.uk / www.singinghills.co.uk

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Aromatherapy Massage Treatments Relaxing, quiet & peaceful environment High quality aromatherapy oils, many of which are Organic Fully qualified, registered, insured, DBS checked & Data Protection compliant Weekday & weekend appointments available Henfield based Gift vouchers for a celebratory special aromatherapy massage treatments with relaxing foot & hand bath now available For further details, please contact: SMS: 07932 407740 Email: me.juicylucys@gmail.com Website: www.lucyjaques-therapies.co.uk

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Thursday 12th April 7am – 12.00 midday Henfield Hall

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The Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service

Based in Henfield and covering Sussex and parts of Surrey. Home visits during the day or while you are on holiday for your pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits or any other animal. Fully Insured and DBS checked Contact: Rebecca Long rebecca@rmlong.co.uk Mobile: 07800 609785 (text or call)

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leven months after the initial meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a community workshop for residents of Henfield and surrounding areas, we opened the doors to welcome members for the first time on Tuesday 23rd January. The development of ‘Community Sheds’ in the UK has gathered pace since research identified the health and wellbeing benefits for all adults. We believe the Henfield Shed is more than just a wooden shed at the bottom of the garden where we go to mend and make, invent and create, in splendid autonomy. We are a unique creative workshop space where both men and women can come and meet, make personal items and work collaboratively on Shed projects, whilst making and building friendships with other local people and becoming more engaged with the local community. Currently we are in the process of creating a list of activities which will be chosen and organised by the Members. We have a range of creative projects under consideration on behalf of other organisations in the village. For example, we were recently commissioned to produce three types of bird nesting boxes to attract different birds. These boxes were made using tools donated and with the materials paid for by our funders. They were installed on trees within the local commons by the Henfield Conservation Volunteers in February. So you could say we literally have got off to a ‘flying’ start! We have spoken with the Sussex Wildlife Trust in a bid to work together on projects; and the Gardens & Arts have approached us to explore a possible commission for us to provide signage in the village. Members are also being encouraged to

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form groups to start sessions to work on their own projects in the shed, with help and training from other members with similar interests. In the future we would like to introduce a monthly repair ‘drop-in’ where people in the local community can bring broken items to the Shed to be repaired – probably not electrical items, at least to start with! Hopefully one of our members with suitable repair skills will take on the task for the cost of materials and a small donation. We hope such initiatives will create an income stream to help ensure our sustainability. We are expecting that suitably qualified people in the Shed and wider community will come and share their expertise with our members; for example, wood turning, carving and the art of tool sharpening. In addition, we would like to hold a series of workshops run by our members in which they will share their own skills in household maintenance with people in the village in return for a donation. We are also considering members’ outings to local places of interest, that reflect our practical values. All trips will be chosen by our members. Throughout the year we plan to increase our profile by participating in village events, such as the Gardens & Arts weekend and the Christmas shopping night, and expect to have a stand at the Henfield Village Evening in April. We were very pleased to win the ‘Most Creative Tree’ category in the Christmas tree festival back in December. We now need to attempt go one step further this year and contest the best tree in show! A priority for us is that we recognise our role in

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APRIL 2018 | Charity supporting local vulnerable adults at risk in the community. Local charities and our GPs will be able to refer clients at risk of social exclusion to us. In order to effectively manage such referrals, the Trustees will be taking part in Safeguarding training. So if you are a child of the 40’s through to the 90’s and grew up without reliance on computers, tablets, mobiles or the internet; if you used to make things from sticky-backed plastic; watched the original Thunderbirds through to the Game of Thrones on TV; or listened to Abba through to Led Zeppelin, we would be interested in talking with you. Please visit our website: henfieldshed.org.uk for further information. If you have a donation of tools, equipment or materials, want to enquire about joining us, if you have a suggestion about how the Shed can help the community and/or local groups, or if you think you can help us in any way, please email: info@henfieldshed.org.uk providing your contact details and one of the team will get back to you. Finally, research from the Men’s Shed Movement has shown that as well as the enjoyment of creative and purposeful activity, there are also potential health benefits from being part of a community shed. Personally, when I left work the main thing I missed was the chat and social interaction with colleagues. Joining the Henfield Shed has recreated this aspect of my life and long may it continue. Peter Gumbrell

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Scales and Feathers

open day at Hawthorn Vets Sunday 29th April 10am – 1pm Partridge Green branch ‹ GUILES REPTILES will be onsite with a variety of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates – see them up close and find out about these fascinating creatures! ‹ Take a behind the scenes tour of the practice. ‹ Our experienced staff will be on site to answer questions about exotic pets, whether you have one or are thinking of acquiring one. ‹ Light refreshments will be available

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Feel Free to pop in to the open day, however, if you would like to take advantage of a free health check of your exotic pet, then booking is essential to make sure the day runs smoothly. Please contact us to arrange an appointment. At Hawthorn vets, we are fortunate to have two veterinary surgeons with a specific interest in Exotic Pets. Annelise Underwood and Meggie Kenaghan are experienced in the husbandry and treatment of exotics, so on the 29th April we are hosting an exotic pets open day at our practice in Partridge Green. We are offering FREE health checks for exotic pets, where both vets will be available to examine your pet and also answer any questions that you may have regarding their day to day upkeep. Health checks are on an appointment only basis, so if you are interested, please call soon to reserve your place!

We are also pleased to partner the open day with Guiles Reptiles who will be on site with a variety of species for you to see. In addition, we will be conducting behind the scenes tours of the practice for those who are interested to see what goes on.

We look forward to seeing you!

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

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Fri 30th BBQ 12 pm-8 pm Children’s Easter Crafts 12.30-3.30 pm

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Sat 31st Karaoke & Disco 8-late

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Sun 1st Apr Easter Craft Fun 12.30-3 pm Prize giving Sunday afternoon

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APRIL 2018 | Local interest

getting more out of life in Henfi



ne of the pleasures in living in Henfield is the sheer amount of community activities going on at any one time. Just take a look at our ‘what’s on’ pages in this magazine and you’ll see a tiny snapshot of the many thriving clubs and groups currently on offer in our vibrant village. Perhaps you’re new to Henfield and want to find out what activities are on offer? Or maybe you have lived in the village for some time and want to try something different. Either way, come on down to the Henfield Hall on Friday 20 April between 6.30-9pm to discover around 50 (yes, that’s 50!) of the clubs, local charities and community groups currently operating in Henfield. There is no entrance fee, delicious refreshments will be available to buy from the Henfield Wild Violets WI and the bar will be open. From sport, theatre, conservation and gardening to arts, history, health and wellbeing, and with plenty in between, there truly is something for everyone, whatever your age or interests. Some clubs and groups have been established for many years in the village such as the Football Club, Henfield Theatre Club, St Peters Bellringers and the Bowls Club. Others are newer initiatives such as the Henfield Shed, the Computer Club and the Table Tennis club. If you’re into the arts, why not check out the Camera Club, the History Society or Arts Society Henfield? If team sports are your thing then pop in to see the Netball, Cricket and Football Clubs. For those who like to get out and about in the great outdoors, there’s the Garden Club, Henfield Birdwatch and the Conservation Volunteers. And if you want to give something back to the community, then there are plenty of volunteering opportunities to investigate, with over 10 charities and community groups represented In addition, the Henfield Museum, which is in the same building, will be opening its doors on the evening with a special display: ‘100 years of Women & the Vote’. If you’ve never visited the museum before, do take this opportunity to popin as it has some fascinating displays of how life used to be in Henfield. If you want to get more out of life in Henfield, then the Henfield Village Evening is a great place start. Bring a friend, a neighbour, a member of your family or just come on your own - you will receive a very warm welcome! Sarah Butler

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Testing. Testing! As a Nutrition Consultant working with a Functional Medicine approach, my main focus with clients is to look into causative factors of ill health. With careful questioning about current symptoms, past health issues, on-going and past medications, a food diary and lifestyle information, I aim to discover the underlying causes and triggers of their condition. For centuries naturopaths have used evaluation tools such as assessing nails, hair and the tongue. These I utilise within the clinic. We also discuss reoccurring facial spots and blemishes and may use Ph strips to test alkalinity. However, I do like to get some data too. Testing with blood, saliva, urine or the stool can really push forward with alleviating symptoms and reaching those health goals. The option of functional testing allows a more accurate assessment of mineral deficiencies, sub-optimal diets and organs in need of support. The types of test I offer include the Adrenal Stress saliva test which offers an insight into whether a client would benefit from a level of adrenal support to enable them to cope more efficiently with the stressors of modern living. For IBS type symptoms I offer the Comprehensive Stool Analysis which gives insights into gut function and identifies parasites, yeasts and gut inflammation. The very popular Lorisian Food Intolerance Test is a pin-prick test which picks up anti-body reactions to common foods and is often indicative of a ‘leaky gut’ so can act as the first stage of an elimination diet. Homocysteine testing is another test which I often recommend. Research shows that high levels can be indicative of the development of heart disease and strokes. Raised levels have also been implicated in conditions ranging from migraine to declining memory, poor concentration and fertility issues. Another popular test is the Bone Resorption assay which can indicate bone health so very useful for clients who are concerned about osteoporosis. We don’t need to wait until we develop signs of ill health. Nutritional Therapy works well as a preventative approach too. The most comprehensive test I offer is the ONE test; this urine test reveals whether your current diet has what it needs for you to remain optimally well. Consider booking yourself in for an MOT!

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APRIL 2018 | Local interest



ast year saw the 100 anniversary since the start of Lions International. One of the ways in which Henfield Lions decided to celebrate this centenary was to find an easier way of communicating with the community that they serve - and the answer seemed simple: a website! The Lions felt they had some of the skills needed to design and create a website, but the best way forward seemed to seek help from much younger brains! They contacted Sarah Linsdell, IT teacher at Steyning Grammar School, to find out if any of her sixth-form students would be willing to help create a website for them as a community project. The call was put out and three weeks later Sarah was happy to report back that three students Jack Matthews, George Ralph and Charlie Sleight - had volunteered. “All of us were very surprised that a charity of this scale and professionalism came to a school for students to create a website,” remembered Jack. “But when Mrs Linsdell, came to us with the project all three of us ‘jumped’ at the idea and couldn’t wait to meet Stephanie (from the Henfield Lions)”. Stephanie from the Henfield Lions said: “They were proactive from the beginning... they asked me to come to the school for a joint meeting with them and Mrs Linsdell and they effectively interviewed me (in a friendly way!) to find out what kind of charity work the Lions do and what kind of website we wanted.” She continued: “I was asked to let them have lots of information about work we

had done in the past and work we were planning for the future. Although the meetings were friendly and informative they were also structured by Jack, George and Charlie, encouraged and supported by Mrs Linsdell.” Sarah Linsdell said: “The opportunity for students to work for real clients is invaluable as it is so important for them to see how they have to work within the parameters of the clients needs and the self control they therefore have to have.” She went on: “It is fairly easy to make a digital product for yourself, but to take instruction from others is difficult, although Henfield and District Lions were great clients to work for as they were open to ideas and possibilities.” And the result? The Henfield Lions couldn’t be happier: they got just what they were hoping for in terms of a website, but also something even better - the knowledge that three young people gave up their time to help a charitable organisation, enabling the members of that organisation to continue their work of helping others. As a ‘thank you’ the Henfield Lions have donated £200 to the IT Department at Steyning Grammar School and hope to do further fundraising for the school in the future. If you would like to meet the Henfield Lions, they will be at the Village Evening in The Henfield Hall on Friday 20th April, and would be very pleased to see you. Sarah Butler

To check out the new Henfield Lions website created by Jack, George and Charlie see


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Making Tax Digital – coming soon…


ƒƒ Their VAT account showing the audit trail

between primary records and the VAT Return; aking Tax Digital (MTD) was first and announced by the government in ƒƒ Details about supplies made and received. 2015 as an initiative to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the UK If businesses need to make amendments to their tax system, and to reduce its complexity. VAT Return, the existing error correction rules The goal was to transform the tax system by 2020 will apply. This involves correcting non-deliberate by introducing digital recordkeeping and quarterly errors on the next VAT Return (errors must be updating for businesses, the self-employed and within the four-year limit). Errors that do not fall landlords for Income Tax self-assessments, into this category should be recorded through the VAT and Corporation Tax. The original timeline submission of form VAT652. proposed a phased introduction of MTD between Corporation Tax - MTD for Corporation Tax will the 2018/19 and 2020/21 tax years. not come into effect until 2020 at the earliest. However, following consultation, last July the HMRC has said that the scope of the initiative will government announced that it would delay the not be widened outside of VAT until the system introduction of MTD to April 2019 at which date ‘has been shown to work’ and to provide sufficient the scheme would only apply to VAT. It said that time to test the system fully. the initiative would be extended to other taxes by Exemptions - Exemptions from MTD for VAT will 2020 at the earliest. So what is required under apply to a number of businesses. These include MTD and how will the initiative affect businesses? businesses that are unable to use electronic The government has said that one of the main communications because of religious beliefs; reasons behind the MTD scheme is to help close insolvent businesses; and businesses that are the tax gap by helping businesses to ‘get their unable to submit returns electronically because of tax right’. It has estimated that over £9bn is lost disability, age or remoteness of location. For the avoidance of doubt, Henfield is not considered to annually as a result of tax errors and mistakes. be remote! The government has also outlined some of the key benefits of the MTD scheme for businesses, Costs - One-off costs will enable a business to including the ability to know where they stand transition to the MTD scheme. These include when it comes to their tax affairs; being able the time spent implementing new software for to access tax information online in one place; compliance with MTD; purchasing new or upgrading being able to work collaboratively with an agent; existing hardware; accountancy or agents’ costs to and being able to plan and budget effectively. support the MTD move; and training staff in the These benefits will enable businesses to drive MTD process. performance and successfully manage their Ongoing costs for businesses include moving to financial affairs. According to the government, MTD compatible software; using bridging software benefits of MTD for businesses include remaining to support MTD compatibility for spreadsheets; competitive, boosting productivity and being able and increases on current software costs as a to capitalise on going digital through cost and result of businesses bearing the burden of the efficiency improvements. MTD software improvement costs. From April 2019, VAT registered businesses with Software - Businesses must use software that turnover above the VAT registration threshold of can connect to HMRC systems via an Application £85,000 will be required to keep digital records for Programming Interface (API) in order to fully comply VAT purposes and submit their VAT Return to HMRC with MTD. As such, the software must be able to: through MTD compatible software. Businesses will ƒƒ Keep digital records in accordance to MTD need to keep the following information in digital regulations; form: ƒƒ Preserve digital records in line with MTD ƒƒ Business name, principal place of business regulations; and VAT Registration Number (to also include the VAT accounting scheme used by the ƒƒ Create a VAT Return with digital business);

information held by the software and digitally send this information to HMRC;

ƒƒ Provide VAT data on a voluntary basis to HMRC;

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the API platform with regard to an entity’s compliance with obligations under MTD regulations.

HMRC started a limited pilot for VAT in 2017. The pilot is due to expand this Spring. Penalties and interest - HMRC has previously consulted on the penalties regime for MTD. The system is likely to be a points-based model, with taxpayers receiving a point every time they fail to submit on time. The model is likely to be introduced for VAT in 2020 once taxpayers in the April 2019 intake have become familiar with the system.

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Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Home & Garden

31 61

Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care


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Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


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58 54

Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician PD Electrical Ltd

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AVS Fencing Supplies Ltd Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. Jasper Fencing Contractors R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

33 47 62 12 30




Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 57


Jeremy’s Two Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop taste...deli catering


C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

50 49

GARAGES REPAIRS AND SALES Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing

20 10 24 22

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GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes Four Landscapes The Green Reaper Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Services

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61 51 50 10 63


Henfield Antique Fair Pruden and Smith Jewellers Shoreham Art Gallery The Steyning Bookshop The Sussex Craft Guild

31 22 04 15 17

A Hyatt Contractors B Muzeen Groundworks PHB Contractors

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A&S Gutter Clearance


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HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Geoff’s Handyman Services Henfield Homes Ltd

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Hamfelds Home & Garden


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Trim Decorating


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Batcheller Monkhouse Marcus Grimes

67 03

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage The Old Mill Removals

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Dove Nursery Little Gems Oscar Bears Day Care

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Amanda Shaw Solicitors Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

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Jim Hills Sports


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A & S Aerials & Satellites 59 Norsat 65


Ashurst Arbourists The Green Reaper Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

31 54 54 57

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


PPC Windows Town and Country Window Cleaning

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