BN5 Magazine April 2021

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April 21


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Fun Children’s Dog Show Saturday 9th May

Free to enter the winner of each class wins a £10 Stokes voucher Classes include: Best Puppy, Best Dog, Best Bitch, Best Veteran, Fancy Dress.

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APRIL 2021 | Contents

08 News

from the BN5 area

18 Local interest

Library Car Park renovation

23 Local interest

Textiles from SH2030

Editor’s Letter

This gorgeous bunch of cuddly JellyCat Bunnies are now positioned throughout Henfield High Street, ready for the Henfield Easter Bunny Trail which is already well underway! Each of the 26 bunnies have been given some charming names by local children. If you turn to the centrefold of this issue of BN5 you’ll find a pull-out Henfield Bunny Trail entry form listing all the participating shops. Just fill in the names of the bunny in each shop window (grown-ups can help with this task) and post your completed entry form through the BN5 office door (details on the form). All correct entries will go into a hat to win the gorgeous giant JellyCat bunny shown on our front cover. You can also see him ‘in person’ in Christina’s Afternoon Tea & Gift Shop window. We hope you enjoy this Covidsafe Easter fun, a big thank you to all the participating shops. You can also join in by counting the cartoon character bunnies hidden in the pages of this issue, see page 13 of our news pages for more information. Happy Easter everyone!

Emma Osman, Editor

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Henfield Easter Bunny Trail

38 Local interest

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Henfield Ice Monster

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Bea Lelic, Robbie Trim, Mike Morgan, Sarah Butler and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of bunnies in Christina’s Afternoon Tea and Gift Shop by Emma Osman, with 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.

Copy deadline for advertisements or editorial submissions for the May issue of BN5 magazine is Thursday 1 April.

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News | APRIL 2021 packing company, AE Adams Henfield Ltd (now located on Mackley Industrial Estate). Never afraid of hard work, Elsie has always loved to cook and feed a crowd and even today (when not in lockdown) cooks a regular Sunday roast for her family. She also loves gardening and embroidery. Along the way she has acquired five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild!

Elsie Adams is 100!

Born in Patcham on 23 March 1921, Elsie was the second of four children. She moved to Henfield at 10 years old and lived at Sowtons (now Gallery BN5), where her parents ran an ironmongery shop. When she left school Elsie went to work at Chestham Park Dairies and later married the love of her life, Arthur Adams, the boss’s son. At the start of WW2 she joined the Land Army and worked primarily at Betley Farm. She married in February 1942 and subsequently had two daughters, Carol and Mary, both born at Haycroft Nursing Home in Cagefoot Lane. In 1947 the family moved to West End Lane where they kept pigs, grew mushrooms and finally started a contract

Always open to lending a hand or volunteering, she cycled to Liverpool at the age of 60 with Carol and her granddaughter Mary to raise funds for Chailey Heritage. In later years she has baked many delicious cakes for Macmillan coffee mornings and is currently crocheting Beatrix Potter characters to raise money for Macmillan. She is proud to have had her first COVID vaccination in late December and is due to have her second the day after her 100th birthday! In the meantime, the crochet rabbits keep breeding and will be available, courtesy of Christina’s, for £10 each, with all funds going directly to Macmillan.

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Easter Mega Raffle

Henfield Funeral Services are kindly asking for your support by buying a raffle ticket for £1 per strip in the chance to winning an Easter Egg Hamper plus many other prizes. First ticket drawn will win the mega Easter hamper with further prizes to be won. The winning tickets will be drawn on Wednesday 31 March 2021 just before the Easter weekend. We are supporting our local Henfield Bowls Club which provides friendship, fun, exercise and good community spirit. The club relies on yearly membership to be able to continue to offer companionship to those who need it within a friendly caring group. For a chance to win our Mega Easter Egg Hamper and other prizes please do pop in to see us at Henfield Funeral Services on Henfield High Street.

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APRIL 2021 | News return with a video call where all the players and coaches had the opportunity to discuss what they most wanted to do once training was permitted again. It is hoped that matches will also be able to resume soon. The club would love to welcome any new players to its training sessions at Rothery Field every Wednesday. Wildcats sessions for five to 11-yearolds is from 4.45pm to 5.45pm and training for under-11, under-12 and under-13 teams is from 6pm to 7.30pm. For more details please email Donna Copsey at

Stephen Hollis

The Haven comes out of lockdown

So long as the published regulations don’t change and we consider it safe, we plan to reopen the Haven Café on Monday 12 April 2021. Although initially it will be limited to table service outdoors in the gardens, we will have a new gazebo to offer added protection from the inevitable April showers. Then from Monday 17 May 2021 we should hopefully be able to allow guests back inside so long as they are in groups of six or less and maintain two-metre distancing. In parallel we are looking how we can resume high-needs care, carer respite and other activities, which should be possible from Monday 21 onwards. Finally, we are planning the Haven’s sixth anniversary concert for Friday 12 November 2021 and by popular request ABBA Chique will be back! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back!

Local support for NHS staff

After watching reports of the immense pressure our frontline NHS staff have been working under for months now as they battle against COVID 19 infections, I wanted to try and show support for all the hard work they do on behalf of us all. I contacted the The Royal Sussex County Hospital charity administrator who told me what a difference it would make to staff to know that people in the community are thinking about them. Digby Stephenson She provided me with a list of items that staff would like to receive for a much-needed energy boost or just help lift spirits during break times. Henfield Girls FC are back Through friends, neighbours and Ladybirds we Why not run off some of that pent up energy by have already donated items to the Sussex County playing football? Henfield Girls FC are back in trainin Brighton, the Princess Royal Hospital in Haying every Wednesday night at the Rothery Field now ward’s Heath and the Henfield Medical Centre. that some lockdown restrictions have been eased. The club – which caters for girls from the age of five If anyone would like to donate items from the list up to 13 ¬– has been out of action since Christmas below, we have collection boxes in The Haven, The Post House Cafe and at no. 5 Farm Close, due to Covid-19 and are raring to make up for Henfield, or email lost time having missed a significant chunk of last season because of the pandemic too. I will then arrange safe delivery of the items to our local NHS hospitals (all food items need to be New government guidelines allow for outdoor team sports to resume from March 29 as long as long-life and individually wrapped and labelled): Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, UHT milk (including clubs implement safety measures. Henfield Girls are already familiar with the requirements – which non-dairy); energy / cereal bars; squash / juice / energy drinks; crisps; chocolate bars; easy instant include regular hand sanitisation, social distancfood such as porridge sachets or pot noodles ing and signing in using the track and trace app etc; healthy snacks; mints / chewing gum; hand for parents and spectators – having operated under those conditions when the tightest restric- creams; hair bands / hair ties. tions were lifted last summer. Thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated items so far, including the lovely box of fruit The girls are excited to be able to enjoy the from Jeremy’s. The items that we have delivered game they love again and also catch up with have literally put smiles on people’s faces. friends and team-mates they have not seen for months. During lockdown they prepared for their Joy Connell

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Horsham District Community Climate Fund

In July 2020 Horsham District Council (HDC) launched a Horsham District Community Climate Fund to enable voluntary and community groups to work on projects to help reduce carbon levels locally, reduce the use of resources such as energy and water, and to encourage the minimisation of waste. After a successful first round of applications, several groups were awarded funding including Sustainable Henfield 2030 who are introducing Zero-waste bins around Henfield. The next round of applications are open from 5 April to 14 May 2021 and is your chance to stand out from the crowd and get involved in this vital climate change work. Fund applications can be related to any of the following themes: Energy – such as reducing consumption and increasing the use of renewable energy; Water – such as reducing consumption and reducing the threats from flooding; Waste minimisation – including reusing and recycling resources, for example using composting bins; Biodiversity – increasing wildlife, such as the creation of pocket parks and community orchards; Sustainable transport – such as encouraging cycling and walking. Find out more and apply for funding at www. or email HDC at community.

neurship, Joshua ran through some of the key challenges that face start-up and early-stage business owners. He bought it to life with casestudies, shared practical tools and techniques for the group to takeaway and implement within their own business. Whilst the group operates independently to that of the Henfield Traders Group, Ian Newbold of Newboldology, Oliver Borrow of The Post House Café and Paul Crowe of the Community Partnership work closely to ensure information is shared across all members. The aim of the Business Network is to raise the profile of those smaller (less visible) businesses in the village, help build contacts and collaboration, discuss current business challenges, share skills and provide training opportunities. Key speakers will also be invited to support the monthly meetings. Local business owners (i.e., those trading in Henfield or the local surrounding area) can still join by emailing ian@

Ian Newbold

Connector Plus service latest

From Monday 17 May and if the lockdown easing continues, indoor groups and activities will be permitted so we can start to plan getting together again - yay! As a local service for the community, Connector Plus would love to hear from Henfield residents about what they would like to see in the village for them to connect and get involved with. From 12 April the Haven Café will be open serving Sarah Hogben, Horsham District Council food and drinks outside; there will be an information point inside the Haven Foyer to put your Henfield Business Network update notices of activities or groups or to find out about The Henfield Business Network interest continues Community services and support available and how to access them. to see new members from local small business joining the group. The Chatty Café will start up again from 17 May – On 24 March the group had their first full meeting dates and times to follow – and all are welcome. where our guest speaker Joshua Lyon, Entrepre- Please send your information or enquiries to alex. neurship Business Manager presented ‘The 5 Key or call The Haven on 01273 494747. lessons for start-up success.’ Leading on from Alexandra Nevatt, Connector Plus Service his wealth of experience across the worlds of finance, innovation and, more recently, entrepre-

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APRIL 2021 | News Cricket Week will be resurrected – hooray. Matches involving the Colts, Women’s XI and Men’s XI will include an engagement with the MCC and the season will also include our over 50s taking on Sussex over 60s. Hopefully someone will remember to bring the Voltarol to that one.

Nigel Colgate

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Henfield Cricket Club 250th anniversary year

Henfield Cricket folk have been wielding the willow on The Common since 1771 and, if all is allowed to go to plan, the present day aficionados will be out there in 2021 celebrating the 250th Anniversary with some special matches and social events to spice up the usual fixtures. We will keep you posted in BN5 Magazine over the summer months. To kick-start the year there is a new ‘history’ coming out which is a collection of stories, memoirs and musings from players and supporters past and present. Tales of cricket exploits sprinkled with fond recollections (sunbathing beauties in Keymer, Wild West fights, chamber pots filled with beer, smuggling at Cranleigh, hard won humbugs, result carrying Pigeons and men dressed in skirts), will ensure it is not your average cricket read – more details to follow. Additionally Conway Thorns has produced a fantastic pictorial book of the club’s history which will be available for people to look at in the Pavilion next season. Players and supporters will be sporting anniversary caps which will no doubt enhance the performances of the teams as well as improving their sartorial elegance. The jury is out on traditional green or revolutionary red bands not to mention whether the badge depicts a hen or a cockerel. Maybe we should go for 1771 style top hats…

Following a leaking water pipe, the Henfield Tennis Club pavilion has unfortunately suffered a lot of damage to the inside of the building. The insurers are on the job and have been very helpful, however, realistically the pavilion will be out of action for several months. However, this will not stop the tennis from starting again on Monday 29 March 2021 (although there will be no toilet facilities available until the Leisure Centre opens again on Monday 12 April 2021).

The club have just completed the upgrading of two of our courts (resurfaced and much better LED floodlighting) and these will be repainted in the near future. If anyone is interested in joining the club, we will be accepting new and renewing memberships in the very near future, and the courts can still be hired by non-members if they visit our website.

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Painting out with Henfield Art Club

George Swalwell, 1919-2021

We are very sad to hear of the passing of George Swalwell at the beginning of March. George was a Henfield favourite and many of you will remember him from the village Remembrance parades, which he attended right up until 2020, proudly wearing his service medals and assisted by his daughter Tricia or son-in-law Peter Searl. Others may recall his voluntary work at the Henfield Museum. We look forward to publishing a longer tribute to George in a future issue of BN5.


Henfield Garden Club update

The Henfield Garden has been keeping in touch with its members during lockdown through Zoom meetings, but with the relaxing of rules they are planning some get-togethers as follows: On Tuesday 6 April speaker Matt Willer (RHS School Gardening Champion 2018) will be talking about the Allotment Project in the Henfield Hall 7pm for 7.30pm (or via Zoom if necessary); On Saturday 17 April there will be a Plant Sale and Coffee Morning in the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall (10am-12 noon) with garden bric-abrac, home-made cakes, a raffle, tea/coffee and biscuits; finally on Wednesday 28 April a coach outing is planned to Bilting House and Doddington Place in Kent.

Pat Hemsworth, Henfield Garden Club

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Henfield Art Club (HAC) are launching their new Painting Out - Inspiration Trip on Thursday 15 April 2021. This is a new venture for club members who will be receiving a publication on an inspiring trip which offers them the opportunities of paining out at certain locations (all within Covid 19 guidelines of course). We all need motivating and we all need to get out and about safely. HAC also welcomes new members who do not paint or create art themselves but are interested in attending our lectures/demonstrations and other activities. Accordingly we invite you to join us - membership is currently free and details and an application form can be found at

Elvira Watson

Sandy Lane planning appeal

The land north of Sandy Lane is at-risk of development again as the building company Fairfax is once again appealing against Horsham District Council’s (HDC’s) repeated refusal to permit development. Currently HDC is vulnerable to planning challenges because the Horsham District local plan is overdue for its five-year review and the revised plan has not yet completed public consultation. Therefore, any local comments are very important and will be heard. If you would like to submit your comments to the Planning Inspector on the appeal you can do so in the following ways: The planning portal at aspx?caseid=3261401, you can email West1@, or you can write to The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3D, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN. If emailing or writing a letter, please quote: ‘APP/ Z3825/W/20/3261401 DC/20/0427 Land North of Sandy Lane’. The deadline for sending in your comments is Tuesday 6 April 2021. For more information see the Hands Off Henfield Facebook page.

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Coles thank local NHS workers

As we come out of lockdown, Coles Automotive in Edburton are saying ‘thank you’ to local NHS workers by giving free MOT tests to the first 20 NHS staff to contact them (value £54.85 each, for details see page 3 of this issue). You may also spot some of their courtesy cars bearing a rainbow logo as a colourful thank you. Owner Alex Cole said: “Seeing the extraordinary work of our local doctors, nurses and other NHS staff during the pandemic has been humbling. Not only in the hospitals, we’re also proud of the way our local GP surgery in Henfield has risen to the challenge, they’ve had to work under incredibly difficult circumstances and their efforts during the vaccination roll out have been so impressive, we are truly grateful.” The offer applies to all NHS staff who live within a four-mile radius of Coles Automotive (including Henfield, Steyning and surrounding villages). It doesn’t include the cost of any repairs or spares shown to be needed as a result of the MOT test. If you would like to apply, please email richard@


Plant sale and seed swap

With the easing of lockdown we are planning to hold a one day combined plant sale and seed swap combined at the Henfield Haven to raise funds for the Haven, on Friday 23 April (Primrose Day!) from 10am until 3pm. All are welcome!

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Just for fun, our designer Helen has hidden lots of Henfield Bunnies in and around the pages of this edition of BN5. You’ll find the real bunnies in Henfield High Street shop windows, too - see details and the entry form in the centrefold of this magazine. How many cartoon bunnies can you find? Please count only the cartoon ones, shown here, not the ‘real’ fluffy ones photographed. For example, there are 9 hidden on the cover alone! Please email your entry to editor@bn5magazine. and we’ll get an Easter Egg to the winning entry, drawn from a hat on Friday 9 April. Have fun!


Memories of Marlborough

I read with interest the article about Giles and Mo Culver in March’s BN5 Magazine, especially when I saw that they went to The Sun in Marlborough in 1986. My mother and I moved from Brighton to Marlborough in 1940 and my school there was just across the road from The Sun. The school is now a Public Library and, according to Google, The Sun is now called The Marlborough. Soon after we moved to Wiltshire where my mother’s sister lived. My mother secured a job as Cook to the family of Gordon Richards (the Frankie Dettori of those days!). We ‘lived-in at Gordon’s lovely house near Marlborough Common which, in those days, housed an American Army camp. When we moved on from the Richards family, Mum got employment at the aforementioned camp in the PX Stores and later at a Marlborough College Dormitory house just next to the Polly Tearooms which was a ‘must’ for afternoon teas - the cream cakes to die for and I’m sure Gyles and Mo will have tried them! When the war ended and my father returned from his Naval duties, we returned to our Brighton home but I wished then, and still do now at 85, that we could have stayed in Wiltshire.

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Henfield History Group meetings via Zoom

The Henfield History Group has been able to successfully deliver monthly lectures via Zoom over the past year. We have had some interesting and varied presentations from speakers who have adapted their talks to fit this new, sociallydistanced way of working. It is likely that we will continue to meet this way for the foreseeable future and with that in mind, we would now like to offer more people the opportunity to join. At present we have a full programme of speakers in place which runs until March 2022. We look forward to enjoying a variety of topics including Alan Barwick giving his presentation on ‘Researching my Religious Ancestors’ for April. In May there will be a talk by Alan Cooke about ‘George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont’, whilst in June we will hear about ‘Roman burials and Religion in Sussex’ from Dr David Rudling. July will bring Rupert Matthews addressing us on ‘The Kingdom of Sussex’, to mention just a few of the talks we have scheduled. The annual membership fee is £10 per person, or £18 per couple. Our virtual meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. For information contact Maureen Fletcher, Hon Secretary on 01273 492194.

Maureen Fletcher

Survey results on Henfield High St

Last year I was doing my A-Level Geography project on how the COVID-19 pandemic had affected Henfield High Street (looking particularly at the first lockdown). I asked BN5 readers to respond to my business or customer surveys to collect data, and 68 people responded on the customer survey and 6 businesses filled out the businesses survey! I would like to thank all of you who took part, as well as everyone who offered help: Henfield Community Partnership, Henfield Parish Council and of course BN5! In terms of results I found that unsurprisingly fewer customers used the High Street in lockdown, and there was a trend towards online shopping at that time. Whilst many businesses had to close, others saw an increase in customer footfall. Businesses were forced to adapt to the challenges presented by lockdown, with a few most commonly mentioned for responding particularly well. Jeremy’s was praised for helping people feel safe, Budgens’ for maintaining stock and Truffles’ for its delivery service. Answers from both surveys suggest that local support has played a key role in mitigating negative impact on the High Street due to the pandemic. Suggestions for ways to help the High Street recover include shops having a shared delivery service and a shared website, allowing deliveries and some e-commerce to continue

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APRIL 2021 | News even after the COVID-19 pandemic has been defeated. Research also suggests that support is needed for most High Street businesses to adapt to the online market. For what customers can do, the most obvious answer is to continue to shop locally and use High Street services even after lockdown.

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Girlguiding in Henfield is restarting Easter Church Services We are pleased to announce that Girlguiding in Henfield is now able to resume face-to-face meetings outside, hopefully soon to be followed by inside meetings. Some units have continued to meet virtually throughout the last year, and a few even managed a handful of face-to-face meetings last Summer, but for others they were not able to meet at all. If your daughter used to be a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide and would like to re-join us, we would love to see her. During the last year, some girls were due to change section - if this applies to your daughter and she would like to try the next section of Guiding, please let us know. Or if your daughter has never been a member of Guiding but is ready to try some fun activities after being stuck at home for so long, then please get in touch with us. We have the following units, all with spaces: 2nd Henfield Rainbows, Monday 4:15 – 5:15pm (age 5-7); 1st Henfield Brownies, Thursday 6 – 7:30pm (age 7-10); 3rd Henfield Brownies, Tuesday 5:45 – 7:15pm (age 7-10); 1st Henfield Guides, Wednesday 7 – 8:30pm (age 10-14); 2nd Henfield Guides, Monday 6:30 – 8pm (age 10-14); 1st Henfield Rangers, Wednesday 7 – 8:30pm (age 14-18). You can register your daughter via the Girlguiding website: or call Natalie on 01273 491062. We would also welcome new adult helpers to allow us keep all these units running. Please note our plans could change if the Government and/or Girlguiding guidelines change.

Natalie Denning

Please feel free to join the Parish church services over Easter. They’ll be live streamed at www. This year we will be able to gather in Church but the rules around social distancing, sanitizing hands on entry and exit and Communion remain the same. If you wish to attend any of our services, numbers remain restricted, so please book your seat via the church office 01273 495532 to avoid disappointment. Palm Sunday 28th March St. Peter’s Henfield: 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP). 10.00am, The Eucharist for Palm Sunday (includes the reading of the Passion) At St.Peter’s Woodmancote: 11.15am, Morning Prayer (BCP) Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st March at St.Peter’s Henfield: 5.30pm, The Way of the Cross (readings and reflections on the final stages of Jesus’ journey to the cross) Maundy Thursday 1st April at St.Peter’s Henfield: 7.30pm, Holy Communion of the Last Supper. Good Friday 2nd April, at St.Peter’s Henfield: 10am, A Morning Service for everyone. 2pm, The Liturgy of Good Friday. Easter Day 4th April At St.Peter’s Henfield: 6am, Dawn Eucharist. 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP). 10.00am, The Eucharist for Easter Day. At St Giles’ Shermanbury: 11.15am, Holy Communion (BCP).

The Rev’d Paul Doick

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Vote

As we go to print, the date has been announced for the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan vote. This will take place on Tuesday, 6 May, please put this date in your diary and look out for more information in the May issue of BN5 magazine and the Parish Magazine. The plan is available to view online at www. and those who don’t have access to the online version can view it by appointment, please call the Henfield Parish Council offices on 01273 492507 for information.

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LIBRARY CAR PARK RENOVATION Horsham District Council closed Henfield’s Library Car Park on 18th January this year for a complete renovation, work is now complete and it’s reopened. There have been many questions and comments on the Henfield Parish Council and BN5 Social Media pages about the project, so we asked Cllr Mike Morgan to fill us in on some detail. Q: Why was a Henfield car park chosen when other villages haven’t had this work done? The Henfield Library Car Park was chosen as one of the Horsham District rural car parks in most need of work, it was last resurfaced more than 40 years ago and many of the cracks and fissures were turning into larger potholes. When car parking fees were introduced, Henfield Councillors negotiated favourable ‘stay’ times on the discs and also pushed for the revenue from this to be invested back into our village car parks, to improve the way they look for a pleasant local environment and to encourage visitors to use our High Street. Horsham District Council have made good on this agreement. Q: Why did it cost so much? Initially, £180k was allocated for resurfacing, painting, curbing and ducting for Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points, but when the site was assessed it showed that the sub-surface was in such a poor state that resurfacing alone would have been a short-term and rather wasteful ‘sticking plaster’. After lots of discussion it was agreed that a major refurbishment would be financed, including a whole new sub-surface and re-levelling to prevent flooding. The total cost was £305k. Q: Why didn’t you put EV recharge points in during the renovation? All the cabling has been laid during the renovation ready for EV charge points, which will future-proof the car park. The actual charge points are not yet installed because HDC are collaborating with other Councils on a joint project to lower the cost. Watch this space, Henfield will soon have four EV charge points in our village car park! 18 | BN5 Magazine

Q: Where did the money come from? Surely there are more pressing projects for the cash; for example the potholes in the High Street are a disgrace. The funding came from Horsham District Council (because they have responsibility for the Henfield car parks) and it was generated by the car park charges and the payments from your parking discs. Regular road maintenance, signs, potholes and roadside rubbish removal are the responsibility of West Sussex County Council. For more information on which Council is responsible for each area (and contacts for reporting problems like potholes) please take a look on the Henfield Parish Council website: www.henfield. Q: Why did you remove a healthy and beautiful magnolia tree next to the Library? We were sad to see the magnolia tree go and HDC Officers worked extensively with Henfield Parish Council to try to prevent the loss, especially as it goes against the Council’s policy of planting and creating green spaces in the village. Sadly, Magnolia trees have a vast, horizontal root area which stretches four times the canopy of the tree itself. The roots are rope-like and seek water, often invading drain systems; they are not recommended for planting near buildings! The roots of this magnolia were causing major damage to the drains and surrounding paving for some distance. If left, the roots would have lifted the new tarmac in time as the tree was still growing. We’re really grateful to local gardner Liz Taylor for planting the new border which replaces the magnolia tree, was well as planting the various borders and containers in the car park. Q: What about the Henfield Hall Car Park? You’ll see that improvements have been made to the Henfield Hall Car Park retaining wall and safety barriers in Cooper’s Way. Thank you to Cllr. Mike Morgan for providing information about this project.





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fter this last (we hope) Covid lockdown the first thing many of us will do is shed our comfy jogging bottoms and cosy but worn-out jumpers ready to buy new summer clothes. But could we think a bit more about how our clothes are made and what happens to them when we’ve grown tired of them? Many of the cheap ‘fast fashion’ clothes bought online or in stores are made in factories with poor track records on worker’s rights (both here and in developing countries). Workers are often working very long hours for very low wages and do not receive sick or holiday pay, all fuelled by the demand for cheap clothes. We might feel virtuous when we donate our unwanted clothes to charity, but unless they are good quality items, we may be creating further environmental problems. We may have got rid of our ‘fast fashion’ because, after a wash or two, it was out of shape. However, these poor quality items can’t be re-sold in the UK and end up in the developing world. But people there don’t want to buy clothes which come from the cheap end of the clothing market either and so the clothes end up being disposed of in unregulated landfill sites, causing water and air pollution. Even recycling unwanted clothes is not straightforward. Most clothes today are made of mixed fibres, but these are very difficult to recycle. Natural fibres also present problems when they come to be processed. The easiest fabrics to recycle are those made from one type of synthetic fibre because they can be melted down and spun into new thread. However synthetic fibres are essentially made from plastic

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which is responsible for the increasing problem of microplastic pollution in our oceans: every time we wash synthetic clothes, tiny shreds of plastic are leaching into our waterways. It may all seem a little hopeless, but there are lots of positive things that we can do to lessen the impact of our clothing on the environment. Where possible, buy clothes made from recycled textiles and try to buy items made from single fibres rather than mixed. Clothes made from organic and Fairtrade natural fibres have less impact on the environment. By washing your clothes less often, using a fibre collector for synthetics and avoiding the tumble dryer you will be reducing your impact on the environment. There are plenty of options to buy secondhand, both online (see Oxfam’s online shop at or Shoreham-based www. for re-purposed running gear) and in-store (Henfield’s St Barnabas and Help the Aged charity shops will hopefully will be opening again soon). By learning how to mend or re-style your clothes you will make them last longer, reducing the need to buy new ones. SH2030 plan to open a Repair Café in Henfield later this year where you will be able to learn how to repair clothing and other items. Finally, when you have finished with your clothes, recycle or donate them thoughtfully. Here in Henfield, Stokes Newsagents have received 300 used bras in excellent condition to send to Oxfam’s ‘Frip Ethique’ social enterprise in Senegal – a real positive news story!

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There are lots of gorgeous little Jellycat Easter bunnies who have hopped their way into various windows in and around Henfield High Street - can you help us find them all before they get up to all sorts of Easter mischief? These cheeky Henfield Bunnies each have a name tag and you will find them hiding in the windows of the participating shops and businesses up and down the Henfield High Street from Friday 19th March 2021 until after the Easter weekend. All you have to do is find the name of each Henfield Bunny and write it down in the correct space of the Easter Bunny Trail entry form, printed overleaf. Parents, grandparents or carers can help younger children with this activity. Once you have found the names of all the mischievous Henfield Bunnies, add your contact details and post your completed form through the letterbox of BN5 Magazine (First Floor, Jasmine House, High Street BN5 9HN – the doorway next to Jasmine’s Florist entrance) by Midday on Friday 9th April 2021. The winner will be the first

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correct entry drawn out of a hat after this date and will receive a gorgeous giant Jellycat bunny as a prize, you can see him on our front cover and in Christina’s Gift Shop window! There will also be some ‘runner up’ prizes of some of the display bunnies. Thanks to all the High Street businesses for their brilliant Easter Bunny displays.


Just a reminder… Please be safe! At the time of going to print, Covid-19 restrictions are still in place. If you plan to spot the bunnies, please keep your distance and wear masks if the High Street is busy. All bunnies will be displayed in shop windows so you will not have to enter premises to complete the Trail.


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The story of the Easter bunny Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they have become a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter Bunny decorates and hides eggs, as they are also a symbol of new life. This is why some children might enjoy Easter egg hunts as part of the festival and why the Easter bunny is responsible for delivering chocolate eggs and sweets. In other countries, the Easter traditions are different: in Switzerland Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo, in Germany they’re delivered by a fox or a rooster and in Australia they’re delivered by a bilby (an endangered native animal). In France Easter eggs are not delivered by an animal but by church bells instead!

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Local interest | JANUARY 2021

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Only present in the UK during the winter months, Redwing are small, beautiful thrushes that you will often see in areas where Fieldfare are present. The key features of a Redwing are a creamy strip across the eye, as well as the rusty red flank patches that start under their wings.

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here are plenty of opportunities to go wildlife spotting in an around Henfield, even in the depths of winter! Local wildlife illustrator Libby Morris from Little Plover has collaborated with Val Bentley at Henfield Birdwatch, creating a guide to local birds that you can easily see, together with a local walking route. Why not see how many you can spot on your favourite village walk? Libby has illustrated some of the 30 species of birds she and Val spotted on a 2.5mile circular walk. The walk starts from the Downslink Car Park on West End Lane (next to the Railway Tavern) at map reference TQ 205162. Head north on the Downslink until just before the River Adur at Betley Bridge, where there is a kissing gate on the left heading south west towards the river. Follow the river bank south (this section is not pushchair friendly and can be extremely muddy). To return to the village you can turn left at the first signed footpath past Chates if there is no flooding (and then right to meet Stonepit Lane), or at the second signed footpath along the Fisherman’s Path to reach Stonepit Lane again. All along the walk there are plenty of hedgerows where you may see some or all of the following birds:

Britain’s best-loved bird, the Robin is very likely to cross your path on this route. It has a strong orange belly and face and a dusky-brown back and wings. Robins aren’t particularly shy, you may well have one come up and say hello!

Blue Tit

A common bird in gardens, Blue Tits are easy to identify with their bright blue crowns and wings, greenish backs and yellow bellies with strong black markings across their eyes and under their beaks. They are fairly small and you will usually see them flitting about in trees.


These beautiful finches have been seen on this particular route in large flocks. The male is easily recognised, with his strong triangular bill, blueish-grey cap and brown-red belly and face. In flight, the strong white wing bar across both wings is a good indicator of this species.


One of the most common birds on this route, Blackbirds are present in abundance on the pathway and in the trees. The male is black, with a yellow bill and eye-ring whilst the female is a dusky-brown. They are fairly large and therefore easy to see. Keep an eye out for them foraging in the undergrowth.

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Britain’s smallest bird, these tiny little birds weigh the same as a 20p piece! They are common all year round in the UK although, amazingly, Goldcrest travel from Scandinavia to Britain in large numbers for the winter months. They are small, olive green birds with pale, creamy bellies and a striking yellow stripe edged with black on their crown . You will usually hear them before you see them – listen for an extremely high pitched ‘tseep’ call coming from trees.

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Long-Tailed Tit

Bobbing from tree to tree in excited gangs, these lovely little birds are fairly noisy and therefore fairly easy to find, if you are lucky. They are always on the move and they don’t keep still for long! The main feature of this bird is the long black tail which you can easily spot from a distance. Their belly is a dusky pink with a white face and chest. Their wings, tail and back are black.

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ocal trading estates like the Winterpick, Firsland, Mackley and Henfield Business Parks are home to the many businesses who make a massive contribution to our local economy and provide employment for many local families. They’re part of the fabric of our village and crucial to our community. You’ll probably know people who work for them, and if you do then you’ll know these businesses are essential for keeping our roads built, our aircraft engines maintained, our recycling processed and our roads cleaned, not just in Sussex but up and down the country. Many of these businesses have grown from the innovation, determination and sheer hard work of local families, and along the way they have fostered very deep roots in this village. Southdown Engineers is one such business. With its roots going back to 1972 when Don Preston from Blackstone purchased his first truck, Southdown is a leading UK haulier of plant and heavy loads as well as crane and road-plate hire and parts. Don sadly passed away in 2008 and the reins were passed into the capable hands of his son and business partner Sean, who has been an involved with trucks and transport since he can remember. When Sean heard that the Henfield Haven was under threat of closure due to the sudden withdrawal of their dementia care provider Impact Initiatives, he contacted Haven CIO Trustee Malcolm Eastwood to see what could be done. Sean said: “It’s true that all of us have knocked for six by this pandemic. There’s little doubt that most of society will eventually pick itself up and dust itself off. But it’s how we now deal with the most vulnerable amongst us that will come to define the real value of our way of life for the future. Henfield continues to demonstrate what’s meant by a good ‘community’. It goes beyond geography and formal institutions. It’s an ecosystem of roots and connections and shared common values that run deep. Deep enough even to weather a storm like this one and respond in a positive way. It’s worth noting too that the way ‘The Haven’ is run that it is not just a receiver of worthy donations directed to help those with dementia. What it gives back by the way of wellbeing, purpose and civic pride to the volunteers, the folks that run it and ultimately, the village at large should not be underestimated.” After their conversation, the seed of an idea started to grow in Sean’s mind. He contacted a group of his fellow businessmen and briefly explained the plight of the Haven and how,

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by collaborating, they may be able to throw a crucial lifeline to this village institution. His idea was simple, but effective. Each business was asked to donate the value of filling one or more of their large vehicles with diesel; aligning the importance of the Haven with the importance of fuel in one of their trucks, the lifeblood of their businesses. And so, Truckin’ for the Haven was born. The response to Sean’s appeal for help was immediate and unreserved, with four local companies lending their support within 24 hours and others ready to join the campaign. Nick Hawthorne, Operations Director of family business Olus Environmental and Heritage Products, (who recycle the brown-lidded bin green waste from several local counties to produce organic compost, as well as supplying logs and landscaping materials), explained why he was backing Sean’s proposal. “We were always aware of the Haven and what a great job they do for the elderly, especially the dementia care they provide for the village. When we heard that there might be a possibility of them having to close, we knew we had to get behind them as once something like the Haven closes it would be very doubtful it would ever return. We are more than happy to give our support, I think the real heroes are all the volunteers that give up their time to help run the Haven, without them it would not be possible. So, a big thankyou to them all and long may the Haven be a place of community spirit and support.” Sweeptech Environmental Services, whose name you will recognise from the striking yellow road-cleaning lorries on Sussex roads, were equally encouraged. Sweeptech have 40 years’ experience in waste management, not just road cleaning but waste-water recycling and consultancy, hazardous waste removal and emergency flood response. They are passionate about protecting and improving our environment, so their support of the Henfield Haven is a natural extension of Sweeptech company ethos.

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CEO Martin Smith explained more: “We were really concerned to learn from Sean about the unwitting challenge facing the Haven and the potential for it to intensify the vulnerability of those needing its support, if not quickly corrected. With Wellbeing and ESG sitting deeply within Sweeptech culture, and our admiration for the volunteers who really make this work, it was an easy decision to support such a worthy project.” Sean Preston said: “The response I had to my call to arms has been wonderful and these local firms have been very decent and generous with their support. I’d certainly encourage any other rightminded local businesses in a position to help to consider their own version of ‘a tank of diesel’ and join our convoy of little ships to help keep the Henfield Haven the unique safe harbour that it has become.” Henfield Haven CIO chairman Digby Stephenson responded: “In the aftermath of the bombshell that hit us when we were deserted by our service provider, I am humbled and amazed by the wave of emotion, support and donations that we have received. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised; after all, this is Heavenly Henfield doing what it does best – coming together to protect and preserve a jewel in our special community. I am truly grateful for the tremendous contribution from our local businesses. Times must be difficult for them in the current emergency, so their willingness to help is doubly appreciated.”

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he week of sub-zero temperatures experienced back in February brought an unexpected visitor to Henfield - the ice monster! Whilst many of us stayed in the warm, those residents who ventured in or out of the village will have noticed an amazing natural ice formation at the side of the road at the bottom of Barrow Hill just next to Broadmere Common. It’s thought the icicles on the hedge were formed by cars constantly splashing through the large puddle over several days of freezing temperatures, resulting in this amazing natural phenomenon. The amount of ice was so thick that the ice monster at the side of the road hung around for a while even after temperatures started to rise. With Spring well on its way, we think that’s the last time we will see the ice monster this year. However, should the temperature drop again, please do remember to take care driving past Broadmere Common as black ice can be a hazard here.

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Budget Review The Chancellor’s three-part plan to guide the UK’s recovery from the pandemic were in essence i) continued economic support through the crisis, ii) replenishing the public finances, and iii) encouraging growth and investment. Brexit, having dominated Budgets for so many years, was not even mentioned. The rate of Corporation Tax will increase to 25% from April 2023 where profits are in excess of £250,000. For companies with profits below £50,000, the rate will remain at 19%. There will be a tapering of the rate for companies with profits falling between £50,000 and £250,000. 130% first-year capital allowances for qualifying plant and machinery expenditure will be available to companies for two years from 1 April 2021, giving rise to a ‘super deduction’ from taxable profits.

to 25%, companies should consider whether they carry back all available losses to save tax at the current rate of 19%, or whether they carry them forward to set against future profits, where the tax benefit could be more valuable. It’s a case of cash now, or more tax saving in the future. While Income Tax rates are covered by the triple lock, tax bands are not. The personal allowance and higher-rate bands will be increased from April to £12,570 and £50,270 respectively and will be frozen for the next five years. The personal allowance has increased substantially in recent years, and the fact that this will not continue will come as a shock to some. As and when employees receive cost of living salary increases, they may start to pay tax for the first time or at a higher rate.

Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax rates - No changes were announced to any of the tax rates or allowances relating to either CGT or IHT. There had been a great deal of speculation before the Budget that CGT rates could be increased. It had also been suggested that the scope of IHT could be broadened. The focus of speculation in Much of the expenditure eligible for this ‘super these areas will now shift to when consultations deduction’ would have been eligible for the and calls for evidence regarding the longer-term existing Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) of 100%. For such expenditure, the super deduction shape of the tax system are published. Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday extension - The equates to a £5,700 additional Corporation Tax saving for every £100,000 of expenditure. Where increase in the nil-rate band threshold for SDLT on residential property transactions to £500,000 was the expenditure would not have qualified for the due to end on 31 March, with the threshold then AIA, the benefit will be much greater. falling back to the previous level of £125,000. The The new rates will only apply to the purchase current ‘holiday’ has now been extended to 30 of new (not second-hand) equipment. Where June. From 1 July, the threshold will be £250,000 an asset on which the super deduction has until 30 September, and thereafter the previous been claimed is subsequently sold, 130% of the threshold of £125,000 will apply. The Chancellor proceeds will be included in the calculation of has therefore removed the forthcoming cliff-edge, taxable profits for the year. and lessened the effects of the rates returning to For two years companies and unincorporated normal later in the year. businesses will be able to carry back trading Increased financial pain will come I’m sure in the losses to offset profits made in the preceding three years. The amount of trading losses that can next Budget… be carried back to the immediately preceding year For further help and guidance, please contact Paul Samrah, Partner at Moore will (as is currently the case), remain unlimited. Kingston Smith, on 01737 781546 or With the main rate of Corporation Tax increasing email: Assets that previously would have been entitled to capital allowances at the lower rate of 6% (for example integral features of a building) will be entitled to a 50% deduction for the two-year period.

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Index of advertisers | APRIL 2021 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 Moore Kingston Smith LLP 53


A & S Aerials & Satellites 49 Alpine Aerials & Satellites 35 Avant Home Technology 34 TAS Aerials 48

ARCHITECTS & SURVEYORS Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels B&B


Bartlett Property & Gardens CGS Contemporary Garden Studios Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Smart Foster Handmade Furniture

45 16 51 50 35

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Home and Gardens

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Coastal Homecare Elite Choice Homecare Henfield Home Checks Sussex Healthcare - Upper Mead

37 43 22 06




B&I Carpets 48


Henfield Chimney Sweep



Henfield Computers


Mallards Dental Practice


BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

50 47

C&K Electrical, Henfield Garden Electrician (Avant Home Technology) Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Electrical

48 45 51 45

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

20 35 48 48 55





Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 47


Elegant Feast 14 Nutritious Fish 12 Relish Cafe 08 Rushfields Farm Shop 07 South Downs Butchery 29 Swains Garden Centre & Farm Shop 17


C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

42 36

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

54 03 50

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Acacia Ground Care Alderbrook Estate & Garden Maintenance Beechcroft Landscapes Jack’s Mowing & Garden Maintenance Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts Trugreen West Sussex S. Goodridge Gardens


17 11 45 19 45 56 19 51

Alison Crowe Jewellery Steyning Book Shop Stokes of Henfield

14 10 02

Acacia Ground Care Hollinger Trenching Water Engineering PHB Contractors

17 42 32

A&S Gutter Clearance Just Gutters

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Geoff’s Handyman Services





HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH Bigg Change Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic

13 31 31

East Barn Interiors Ltd Helen Puxley Soft Furnishings Smart Foster Handmade Furniture Hillary’s Blinds Simply Blinding

46 35 35 36 41


LEISURE, EVENTS AND COMMUNITY LETTINGS Inner Space Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings


31 26 43 49

Andrew’s Decorating Lady Decorator Trim Decorating

49 51 36

ACT Pest Control




Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries R&H pet Supplies

34 34 34

AMP Groundcare Machinery Services PHB Contractors

21 32

JG Plastering




Aquatec 50 Boiler and Burner Services 41 CJ Plumbing 51 Hollinger Trenching Water Engineering 42 MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating 51


Marcus Grimes


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Relish Cafe 08 The Wheatsheaf 16

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE G & S Roofing Ltd RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd

44 55

Bluebells Day Nursery Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care

31 31 31

Alpine Aerials & Satellites Network Security (Avant Home Technology)

16 35

Amanda Shaw Solicitors Cognitive Law Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP Setfords Solicitors The Sussex Wills Office

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Henfield Village Cars



Jayess Tools.


Southern Beeches Ltd.



Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


PPC Windows

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