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August 19


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




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AUGUST 2019 | Contents

06 What’s on 14 News 28 Local interest 36 Local interest 42 Local interest 46 Local interest 49 Local interest 63 Local interest 78 Index listings

from the BN5 area

Editor’s Letter Welcome to our August issue. Many of you (in fact, over 600 people) turned out for the LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl) Public Meeting at St Peter’s Church in June. Please read the LAMBS article on page 46 to find out a little of the developer’s plans. It’s recognised that getting on the housing ladder is increasingly difficult these days, with the smallest starter-homes at eye-watering prices. In our privileged position of living in a beautiful community like Henfield it is perhaps something we need to consider before dismissing all developments wholesale; being ‘nimbys’ is not an option open to us if we want to achieve a healthy balance of generations in the village. However, is building a 7,000-home New Town with a high street through The Wheatsheaf Road going to solve the problem? The plans would effectively destroy precious tracts of beautiful countryside and wildlife, irrevocably changing the very community that we are so fortunate to live in. We’ll keep you informed as much as we can. Finally, Henfield, in collaboration with Horsham Matters charity, is now trialling a Food Bank delivery service in the village, see page 28. With the school holidays approaching this can be a difficult time for families, if you are struggling there is help for you.

Emma Osman, Editor

New Henfield Food Bank The Blood Bikes Small Dole Summer Show LAMBS vs Mayfield Rock and Ale

The Sussex Wildlife Trust of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month;

Charlotte Owen, Kenneth McIntosh, Geoff Zeidler, Shelley Toovey, Simon Morley and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of the Blood Bikes by Amanda Lucas Photography, 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 & contact...

Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the September 19 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 2 August. If you have a local interest story for us please email editor@bn5magazine.co.uk. If your not-for-profit club, group or charity has an event you would like us to publish on our what’s on pages, please submit via our website www.henfieldbn5.co.uk, this gives you additional automatic website entry. Please note we no longer accept postal or email diary submissions due to potential inaccuracies when transcribing. Priority is given to local, charitable and non-repeating events when we are oversubscribed. For advertising enquiries or to receive a media pack please email Zoë Standing sales@bn5magazine.co.uk

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What’s on | AUGUST 2019 Some repeating events have been omitted. For a full listing, see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. For the Haven’s programme, visit the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT or go to www.impact-initiatives.org.uk/ henfield-haven.

Thursday 1

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE Henfield Library (& until 15th Sept) Space Chase. Great fun for the summer holidays. Details from the library. ST BARNABAS OUTREACH Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am-2pm Information and support for patients and their families. NAT WEST MOBILE SERVICE Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.0511.05am (& every Thurs) RHYME TIME Henfield Library, 10.1510.45am (& every Thurs) Fun with music for pre-schoolers. HENFIELD UNATTACHED White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) For those who are alone.

Enquiries 01273 495820 or just drop-in. CRIBBAGE CLUB Maidment Court, 7pm (& every Thurs, also Mon 2pm) All welcome, novice or experienced. HENFIELD WOMEN’S GROUP The White Hart, 7.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Come and meet old and new friends for a chat. Contact Anne 07901 382976.

Friday 2

LITTLE FISHES St Peter’s Church, 9.30-11am (& every Fri) For pre-school children and their carers. Storytime, songs and refreshments. LADYBIRDS Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 1st Fri) Summer party and outdoor games. HENFIELD SHED Behind Southdown Galleries, 10am-12pm (& every Fri, Tues & Weds) www.henfieldshed.org.uk.

ABCD BRIDGE CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2-5pm (& every Fri) MUSIC NIGHT The George, 8pm Live music with The Old Owens.

Saturday 3

PARTRIDGE GREEN FLOWER SHOW PG Village Hall, 2pm See News. MEMORY MOMENTS CAFÉ Catholic Church Hall, 2-4pm All welcome, especially those with memory loss.

Sunday 4

JAZZ BY THE LAKE Woodhouse Farm, Woodmancote, BN5 9BA, 12-6pm See henfieldbn5.co.uk.

Monday 5

MONDAY MARKET Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& every Mon) CHATTY CAFÉ - NEW Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 11-12.30pm See News.

01273 494305 Traditional afternoon tea, dainty sandwiches, homemade scones, strawberry jam and delicious cakes Special events, birthday parties, clubs, baby showers or just because... Open for afternoon tea Monday to Sunday, booking essential. Village Care, High Street, Henfield BN5 9HN 6 | BN5 Magazine

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AUGUST 2019 | What’s on every Weds) TODDLER GROUP Fulking Village Hall, 1011.30am (& every Weds) Play & sing. Suggested donation £1. THE BOOK NOOK The Chapel, Fulking, 1011.30am (& every Weds, also 2nd Sun 2-4pm) Books, CDs, and DVDs. CARERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Maidment Court, 10.30am– 12pm (& every 1st Weds) Friendly carers’ group for information and support. HENFIELD JOGGERS Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm Tuesday 6 (& every Weds) Running both on and off-road. ACTION FOR DEAFNESS HENFIELD BELL RINGERS Henfield Medical Centre, 9.30am-12.30pm (& all 1st Tues) St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& Drop-in hearing aid maintenance every Weds) service. Other appointments by New ringers welcome, come GP referral. along or contact 01273 596485. HAVEN GREEN GARDEN GROUP HENFIELD LIONS CLUB Henfield Haven, 9.30am– George Hotel, 8pm (& every 1st 11.30pm (& alt Tues) Weds) Gardening group for all. Book at Haven. Thursday 8 GROUP MUSIC THERAPY BLUEBIRD COMMUNITY Henfield Haven, 2.30-3.30pm (& TRANSPORT INFORMATION DAY every Tues) Henfield Haven, 2.45-4pm (& Free but booking essential. every 2nd Weds) Drop by and learn about what HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL Bluebird offer in Henfield and MEETING the surrounding areas. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, HCP MANAGEMENT MEETING 7pm (& every 1st Tues) Committee Room, Henfield All welcome to attend. Hall, 7pm (& every 2nd Thurs) HART PUB QUIZ The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt Tues) www.henfieldcp.net In aid of HART. Teams of up to six. Call 01273 492006 to book. Saturday 10 FAMILY DAY Wednesday 7 The Wheatsheaf, 12-4pm BBQ, dog show, magician & SHORT MAT BOWLS ROLL UP clown. See advert. Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& WISH CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2-5pm (& every Mon) Advice and support for those seeking employment, including help with CV writing, completing forms and improving interviewing skills. HENFIELD TABLE TENNIS Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& every Mon) Call 01273 494352 for more information. NAT WEST DROP IN SURGERY George Hotel, 2-4pm (& every Mon) Advice and support.

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SMALL DOLE SUMMER SHOW Mackley’s Sports Field, 1.30-5pm Traditional Summer Show see article page 42.. OPEN AIR CINEMA Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, RH6 0BT, 5-11pm Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex event, showing ‘Back to the Future’. SUMMER SOCIAL Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7-10pm Evening buffet & quiz, organised by the Friends of St Peter’s Church. All money raised helps maintain the fabric of this historic building. Tickets in advance £15 from Village Care.

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COMMUNITY SUNDAY LUNCH Henfield Haven, 12.30pm Call 01273 494747 to book. MUSIC SESSION The George, 8–11pm (& every 2nd Sun) Singers, musicians and audience are all welcome.

Monday 12

PLOUGH PUB QUIZ The Plough, 7.30-10.30 (& every 2nd Mon) Join us for a fun evening, a drink and a few nibbles.

Tuesday 13

HENFIELD FLOWER CLUB Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) “Postcards from France” a demonstration All are welcome to enter a flower arrangement entitled “Your Travels”. From 12.45pm a club member will be available to assist.

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Friday 20th September 6-9pm


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Bring along 5 pieces of clothing ready to swap. Café | Tea & Cake | Natural & Environmentally Friendly Beauty Products Meet the Author of ‘From Cancer to Coddiwomple’, Wendy Jennings

This event is in aid of new Henfield charity ‘Hairs & Graces’ which will be providing support for women with hair-loss. See more about Hairs and Graces in September BN5. We will be providing a Wig Bank and helping to fund beautiful natural hair wigs for those undergoing treatment that leads to hair loss. Tickets available in advance from Stokes.

WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING The Pavilion, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues)

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AUGUST 2019 | What’s on 12pm (& every last Weds) Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

JAZZ, GIN AND BLUES Loxwood Meadow, RH13 0AL, 12-9pm Saturday 31 An afternoon of Jazz and Blues Wednesday 14 CAKE SALE with renowned artists. Gin, ale KNIT AND NATTER In front of the Free Church, and food from local producers. Lounge, Rayner Court, Tickets www.jazzginblues.co.uk. 9am (& every last Sat) 10.30am-12pm (every 2nd Weds) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Items and children’s clothes Wednesday 21 Wakehurst, RH17 6TN knitted for charity. Donated wool DEMENTIA CARERS’ SUPPORT An evening of open air theatre. appreciated. For details, visit www.kew.org/ Henfield Haven, 9am-1pm (& CHILDREN’S BOOK EVENT wakehurst. every 3rd Weds) Steyning Bookshop, 10.30am One to one appointments. Advance Notice Stories and drawing with Sophy Contact the Haven. Henn. See advert. Sunday 1 September Friday 23 CHATTY CAFÉ - NEW BP GUILD SENIOR CITIZENS OUTING Henfield Haven, 2.45-4pm (& CHATTY CAFÉ - NEW & DINNER every 2nd Weds) Post House Café, 2.45-4pm See News. Various pick-up points, See News. 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 10.30am-5.30pm Thursday 15 A free event for our seniors. Bluebells Nursery, P. Green, A mystery tour with a stop BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT RH13 8JE, 3-5pm for refreshments, followed by Henfield Haven Café, 4.15Past, present and future dinner and entertainment at the 5.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) children, parents and staff Henfield Hall. Non-religious group supporting welcome to our party. UNUSUAL PLANT & GARDEN FAIR local people. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532. Sussex Prairies, 11-5pm Saturday 24 Visit sussexprairies.co.uk for STEYNING FLOWER FESTIVAL Friday 16 St Andrew’s Church Steyning, details. INDIAN SUMMER MARKET BN44 3YL, 10am-5pm (& 25th, Wednesday 4 September Sussex Prairies, 10.30-5pm (& 26th) EDGE TO EDGE PROJECT every day to 26th, excl 20th) On 25th, Festival opens at St Michael’s, P. Green for start, sussexprairies.co.uk. 11am. See News. 1.15-5pm MESSY CHURCH ROCK & ALE FESTIVAL A walk celebrating the Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm Rye Farm Lane, 1-11pm success of the project, (& every 3rd Fri) See article page 49. edgetoedgeproject.co.uk Crafts, bible stories and bringing together community, delicious supper. Call Chris Tuesday 27 craft and local heritage. 01273 857322. CHATTY CAFÉ - NEW Everyone welcome. Walk from Henfield Gardens Tea Rooms, P.Green to Henfield for tea in St Saturday 17 2.45-4pm Peter’s Church and bus back to SATURDAY BRUNCH CLUB See News. P. Green. Contact walk leader Henfield Haven, 9.30- 12pm (& WEDNESDAY 28 for more information: Jill 07780 every 3rd Sat) 701184. Henfield Parkinson’s Café Everyone welcome at our Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– Dementia Friendly café.

The Post House Café locally Sourced Food, Drink & Coffee Breakfast & lunch to eat in or takeaway Homemade cakes and treats Dogs welcome

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The historic White Hart in Henfield dates from the 16th century and is a classic oak-beamed pub with a wealth of detail that will delight lovers of genuine English architecture. Landlord Gyles Culver & his wife Mo and their family welcome you to this ancient haven of award winning ales, fine wines and locally sourced seasonal dishes inspired from around the world making the White Hart the perfect choice for eating out in West Sussex.

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Sustainable Henfield 2030

Henfield is playing its part in reducing the impact of global climate change by the formation of a new group called Sustainable Henfield 2030, which aims to raise the awareness of the issues of climate change. By providing information and support, we plan to develop a greater understanding of how local families and businesses can play their part in ensuring we have a sustainable future. The world’s leading climate scientists have warned that we have until 2030 for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. In the UK, The Climate Change Act (2008) made the UK the first country in the world to establish a long-term legally binding framework to cut carbon emissions with a target requiring emissions reductions of 80% by 2050. A wider legal landscape also exists, spanning the UK, the EU and globally, to address climate change, but it will take more than just legislation to ensure we tackle the problem. A combination of new technologies and changing human behaviour will be needed in all parts of the world. Governments, businesses and individuals will all need to make rapid changes and our new local group hopes to help with this change at a supportive community level. Sustainable Henfield 2030 will share ideas, produce information and assist people in understanding how they can play their part in reducing their carbon emissions. An inaugural meeting is being held on 17 September at 7pm in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. Everyone is welcome and in particular members of the Henfield clubs and societies. Join us in Sustainable Henfield 2030 to help our village play its part in ensuring a sustainable future.

providing the food and giving all their takings to the fund, the White Hart for providing the players lunch and also thanks to the Friends volunteers who provided cakes and helped run the raffle. Both Sandra and Jack were overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Henfield who supported the event and made it such a success. The total amount of money raised for St Barnabas Hospice was an amazing £1,723.18.

Steve Parnell

Henfield Birdwatch’s big bird bash

Henfield Birdwatch’s Big Bird Bash took place on the middle weekend of June to record as many different species of bird as possible in three days. Fifty would be good, sixty would be a great achievement. Five teams, each led by a Birdwatch member, would head out at various times and to different areas of the parish noting what birds were there. First out was team 1, heading up to the river from the Downslink car park. Walking back down the river Yellowhammer, Reed Warbler and the more exotic Cetti’s Warbler were also added. They counted a total of 40 species, a solid start. Simultaneously, team 2 headed out beyond Wantley. They too added the Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, House Martin, Nuthatch and Jay making the running total 46. Team 3 were out on Sunday morning. Despite rain they managed to add Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush and Bullfinch to the list making the overall total 50 by Sunday lunchtime! Team 4 had improved weather on Sunday evening at Woods Mill. They heard a Nightingale and a Barn Owl and Turtle Dove were also seen. Also added were Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing and Long-tailed Tit. The running total was up to 57; could we get to sixty? Team 5 went out on Monday morning covering Vas Siantonas the Downslink and river south of West End Lane. They added a heard Coal Tit and saw a family of Tim Parsons Memorial cricket Coots. The total was 59 - just one short of the match magic 60.... The Tim Parsons Memorial cricket match, organBut with the ‘rules’ saying that any bird seen by ised by Tim’s wife Sandra and their son Jack, was a huge success both in terms of the fantastic anyone over the weekend could be included, a Hobby seen by a Birdwatch member over their amount of money raised but also as an enjoyable family day out on the Common watching the garden made it 60 and reports of a calling Tawny cricket. St Barnabas would like to thank all those Owl and a Red Kite over West End Lane made the people who helped make the day go so well. The grand total 62. An excellent score and congratulations to all that took part. cricket club who staged the event and donated Paul Cole the proceeds from their bar, the B.P. Guild for 14 | BN5 Magazine

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AUGUST 2019 | News

The Cinnamon Trust needs volunteers in Henfield

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We are looking to welcome new dog walking volunteers to help a local resident and their dogs Romeo, a 2-year-old Chihuahua and Sparky a 10-year-old Jack Russell who would love be walked. What happens if illness, injury or just the act that we all get older eventually affects our ability to look after our four-legged companions? A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to rehome them. This is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together. We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, foster pets when owners need hospital care, fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays. All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take the dog for a walk, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, or they take pets to the vet. If you would like to find out more just call direct on 01736 758707 appeals@cinnamon.org.uk.

Sally Collins

The world’s biggest coffee morning

Henfield Funeral Services would like to warmly invite you to the world’s biggest coffee morning! This is something we love to support each year and we enjoy the opportunity to catch up with everyone. Our aim is to raise as much money as we can for MacMillan! There will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake. You are all very welcome to join us at The Old Bell, High Street, Henfield. Please put Friday 27 September, 10.30am–12noon in your diary.

Karen Jordan

Henfield Hall Refurbishment

The Hall Exec Committee have agreed that the major work required in the main Hall will take place next year. We are currently working on applying for funding for what will be a substantial project. The plan this summer is to carry out some relatively smaller tasks inside and outside the Hall. Our Hall is community owned and community run so we would appreciate your help in achieving these. If you are able to help with painting, small repair work or general tidying up, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Peter Sheppard on 01273 491935 or lynandpeter@hotmail.co.uk.

Peter Sheppard



Amex Minibus seat available

Henfield Seagulls has been successfully running a minibus service to the American Express Community Stadium for every home Albion match, since the stadium opened 7 years ago. We leave Henfield Hall at 1.10pm for 3pm matches – for evening matches, its 6.10pm departure. With only 15 passengers, we are able to load very quickly and are on our way back to the village within 20 minutes of the final whistle. We return at around 5.35pm (for 3pm matches), listening intently to BBC Radio Sussex (assuming we’ve won!) on our way back. We have one spare seat available for this coming Premiership season - the price is £175. Please email paul.samrah@gmail.com for further details.

Paul Samrah

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Chatty Café comes to Henfield

A new initiative, the Chatty Café, has been welcomed by four cafés in the village. The Haven Café, the Monday Market, the Post House Café and the Henfield Tea Gardens. Once a week there will be a table in a café in the village which will have a Connector Plus volunteer to welcome anyone who would like a chat. The dates and times for August are Monday 5 August at the Monday Market Café, Henfield Hall, 11am-12.30pm, Wednesday 14 August at the Haven Café, 2.454pm, Friday 23 August at the Post House Café, 2.45-4pm and Tuesday 27 August at the Henfield Tea Gardens, 2.45-4pm. The idea of a Chatty Café table came from a young mum from Oldham. “A Chatter & Natter table creates a space for people to talk; whether it is for five minutes while you drink a brew, or an hour of good conversation. We’re not trying to build friendships – just simple interactions to combat loneliness which can have a big impact on someone’s day.” When I approached all these different Henfield cafés everyone was very positive and wanted to be involved. Dave from The Monday Market, Lorette from the Haven, Oliver from the Post House Café and Mary & Wendy from the Henfield Tea Gardens; thank you to all for your willing participation.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Connector Plus volunteer to help at one of these meet ups, please get in contact; connector.plus@ impact-initiatives.org.uk

Alex Nevatt

Running for Winston’s Wish

To mark ten years since the untimely death of his father (local joiner Justin Price), 23-year old student and Blackstone resident Tom Price is raising money for Winston’s Wish, a charity offering support to bereaved children and their families, by completing the 2020 Brighton Marathon on 19 April 2020. Tom knows how difficult it can be for a child to lose a parent or loved one and feels running to raise funds for Winston’s Wish would be an appropriate gesture. More than 100 children a day in the UK lose a parent. Winston’s Wish offer face-to-face support, helplines and drop-in services for those children who have lost a loved one, as well as their families. The charity also worked closely with the families involved in the Grenfell Tower tragedy in recent months. Tom’s training has already begun, so if you see him running through the village, feel free to give him a toot! If you would like to sponsor Tom and help him reach his fundraising target, please visit www. justgiving.com/fundraising/gingerontherun.

Tom Price

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Talking Hands is a Sign Language Café set up in 2017 by John and Caroline Palmer who saw a need for a hub for the Deaf community, but also a need to raise deaf awareness while forging links between the Deaf and hearing communities. We have recently re-opened following a refit and have loads of events planned over the summer. Find us at 4 Stanford Terrace, Station Approach West, Hassocks (in the car park on the BrightonLondon side of the station). You can find more information about us and our events on Facebook www.facebook.com/talkinghandsbsl/; Instagram – talkinghandshassocks or email us, talkinghandsbsl@gmail.com for more information.

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AUGUST 2019 | News of lighting fires close to buildings, most importantly how this could harm them or others, but also the implications of having a criminal record if they become involved.

Emma Oliver-Taylor

Henfield Fire Station statement:

In June a deliberate fire was set at the rear of Church House in Church Lane on a rubber children’s playground area. Setting a fire on this kind of surface is very dangerous. The burning of this kind of surface can produce a lethal cocktail of gasses in the smoke and burn very fiercely, posing a serious risk of the fire spreading, people being burnt or overcome by the combination of smoke and rubber fumes. The proximity of this fire to the building is of particular Vandalism at Warren Playgroup In the past we’ve been aware that teenagers have concern, small fires set outside can very quickly gathered at the back of the Playgroup during the turn into large uncontrollable building fires. evenings. Often mess (cigarette ends, empty bot- Deliberate fires place our firefighters in unnecessary danger. They could mean our fire engines tles, broken glass) is left for our Playgroup staff and crews being delayed from responding to a to clear up. Recently a fire was lit on the rubber playground flooring, causing irreparable damage. genuine emergency and can cause severe disruption in communities and to businesses. It could also have set fire to the building and put lives at risk. If anyone has any information, please Starting such fires deliberately is arson, so you’re contact Sussex Police, quoting crime reference also risking a court appearance and jail. If you number CDS-31472-19-47. see anyone doing it, don’t be tempted to put it out yourself. Keep well away and call 999 imWe are a charity run playgroup and the rubber mediately. playground flooring was paid for through the fundraising efforts of our parents, supporters and Henfield Fire Station local businesses. It was expensive and it took us a long time to raise the money. A Food Bank for Henfield Since the fire, we have been overwhelmed by the Please see page 27 for details of the trial of a offers of help and support from the local commu- new Henfield Food Bank, in collaboration with nity. Henfield based company, Purple Play, who Horsham Matters, which we hope will alleviate make bespoke outdoor play areas for children, food poverty in Henfield. The scheme will run contacted us and offered to help. Toby, who runs from August onwards. Purple Play, offered to repair our playground If a significant need is identified in the village then flooring for free and they recently spent a weekthe service will continue and we will be asking for end making it look fantastic. donations of specific foods and goods through As a result of this incident, security will be inlocal drop-off points. Please do not hesitate to creased, and CCTV installed, and anyone caught get in touch using the number on the article if you involved in criminal activity will be prosecuted. If or someone you know is struggling to afford food. you are a parent of a teenager who hangs out in Editor this spot, please talk to them about the dangers


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In memory of Maureen Merrifield

Maureen Merrifield passed away suddenly on 2 September 2018, and a year on she is missed so much. I first met Maureen at Sakeham Farm. She was always a very busy and very private person, but after a time we became firm friends and I enjoyed many dog walks with her. She was an incredibly generous lady who would do anything for the people she loved. She was known by many within the village and had a wonderful community spirit. Maureen was a WI member for around 30 years. She spent many years on the committee including being treasurer, president and was the Secretary of the Woodmancote & Henfield WI for the last 17 years. In 2018 the Women’s Institute celebrated their 100th Birthday. One of the projects for the celebrations was planting 100+ bulbs and 100 primrose plants at Barrow Hill. This was something she was so proud of and is a lasting memory of her. Maureen was never one to shy away from a challenge, although technology wasn’t her strong point! She bought a new laptop and was determined to master it. After a few lessons and an IT helper (me!) on the end of the phone, she was able to order online and complete all the WI secretarial duties. Next challenge was the printer, then the mobile phone and a tablet. Between us

we helped some other WI ladies who had been struggling with their tech, Maureen supervised, made tea and provided homemade cake. Maureen lived with Multiple Sclerosis, but she was determined to not let it stop her and many were unaware of her health struggles. She never burdened anyone and always just carried on giving and helping others. She was passionate about charity work, and a big supporter of St Barnabas. The Henfield Summer Show Tent was something she helped organise for many years. Her words to me after the last show (oh, and the one before!) were, “never again!” Pauline Murphy, President of Woodmancote & Henfield WI, (pictured above, left, with Maureen, right) said; “Maureen did so much for the village and the WI. She was one of a kind and she is sorely missed by us all.” Maureen became like a mum to me and life without her will never quite be the same. I and many others are grateful to have had her in our lives and as we approach the first year without her, we are reminded how much she did for her family, friends and the community.

Emily Amoss

Rainbows need your help

Rainbows are the youngest members of Girlguiding, aged 5-7. We currently have two units in Henfield, but unless we get some more adult helpers, and some more Rainbows join us, one unit will have to close after the summer. Rainbows have lots of fun, playing games, doing crafts and getting out and about. They now have the opportunity to earn badges like the older members in Girlguiding. This might be their book-lovers badge, or baking badge, or one of a number of others, but they can’t do this without volunteers to run the unit. One unit meets on a Monday 4-5pm and the other a Tuesday from 4-5.15pm. If you can help or you wish to register your daughter, please visit www. girlguiding.org.uk. We can’t guarantee any children a place unless we get additional adult help.

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AUGUST 2019 | News barristers, with HDC fighting Fairfax’s appeal to build 42 houses in a green field north of Sandy Lane. Horsham encourage any Henfield resident to attend the appeal, as we know from other recent UK wide appeals, that strong local representation positively influences the outcome. The confirmed timings are Tuesday 6 August, 10am-5pm and Wednesday 7 August–Friday 9 August, 9.30am-5pm at HDC’s offices, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL. Feel free to turn up any time for an hour, two hours, half day, a whole day or for the whole appeal. Car shares will be laid on and CPRH are planning to charter buses. To get an idea of numbers, if you intend to be there or if you want a lift, please email protecthenfield@gmail.com, or call John who is coordinating approximate attendance numbers, lift shares and transport on 07821 131460.

Peacocks on the run in Henfield

In June, Henfield residents were awoken by some quite unusual visitors – three beautiful peacocks arrived early one morning and spent several days touring the village and displaying their beautiful plumage. They were spotted in the High Street, on the roof of the George Hotel, in the Henfield Hall garden and on Pinchnose Green, as well as many other roads and gardens in Henfield. They seemed to enjoy their stay with Wantley residents so much that they toured the estate for two or three days until they were finally captured with the assistance of several residents and a large carp net! Their ‘real’ home is at Rye Farm, but because peacocks are essentially wild birds, they don’t have their wings clipped (or they’d not be able to get away from predators) and like all wild birds they have their flocks. It seems this breakaway group (nicknamed by BN5 on our very active Facebook posts as Bonnie, Clyde and Lord Lucan) were led by a male who was looking to form his own flock. The peacocks have returned to the village twice since, and naturally returned home when they were ready. If you are concerned for their wellbeing you can contact their owners on 07941 370941. However, do bear in mind that they can fly from any danger and roost high in the trees or on roofs, so if they’re not in harm’s way just enjoy their company; they will find their own way home when they’ve finished their ‘village mini-break’!


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Partridge Green Flower Show

The Partridge Green Flower Show takes place on Saturday 3 August from 2pm in The Village Hall, Partridge Green.

If your interest is flowers, vegetables, fruits, cooking, flower arranging, crafts, or photography, come along and see the displays. Better still take part. Entry forms are available online at www. pghorticulturalsociety.org or pick up a leaflet from the local shops. You do not have to be a member to enter and we have something for all the family. There are lots of categories for under 16 with medals and cups to be won. All children entering get a special prize of seeds and sweeties. There is a raffle with great prizes sponsored by local businesses and our refreshments of luscious cakes and a good cuppa are available all afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there. Please phone Libby on 07909 522381 with any queries.

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Local male-voice acapella chorus triumphs

Local male-voice chorus Vocal Fusion Acapella, who are based in Steyning, recently won the ‘Best Small Chorus’ Award at the 2019 National Barbershop Convention in Bournemouth. The chorus also won their Division, won £750 in prize money, and recorded their highest-ever score in this important National Championship! This was a great achievement for their Musical Director Zoe Peate who started up this very successful Chorus less than 4 years ago, and which now boasts 21 singers. Zoe commented, “This was only Vocal Fusion’s 4th Convention since their formation, and the performance of the Chorus has gone from 23rd to 9th in that time - which is just amazing!” Whether we are singing barbershop, jazz, swing, spirituals or other musical acapella styles, the guys now know that they can sing and create great harmonies really well, and that they are going to need to keep working on all aspects of their vocal technique to maintain a top-level performance. They all love to sing, and the breadth of our repertoire always thrills our audiences.” Vocal Fusion Acapella rehearse most Wednesdays at Steyning Methodist Church, BN44 3GG, and new singers who are interested in joining the chorus are very welcome to come along to any rehearsal, which start at 7.15pm.

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West Sussex Podiatry opens

On 29th June, the hottest day of the year so far, Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott officially opened West Sussex Podiatry – the new surgery, footwear/footcare retail space and research base of Podiatrist, Pat Turnbull. The community turned out in force and shared a few drinks and nibbles with Pat Turnbull and Tim Wonnacott. Following nursing at Westminster Hospital, Pat qualified with a BSc degree in Podiatric Medicine from Salford University. Pat is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Association and The American Pedorthic Association with vast experi20 | BN5 Magazine

ence of diagnosing and treating all types of foot problems, skin and nail infections and those associated with poor foot function which can affect the knees, hips, back and neck. She practices all aspects of General Podiatry and Chiropody, Sports Medicine, Childrens’ foot problems, Nail Surgery, Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Manipulation and Postural assessment Pat offers help which could reduce falls in the elderly allowing many people to be more active. Pat’s latest research offers information on diagnosing the way people walk in order to diagnose a reversible type of Dementia which is thought to affect up to 10% of dementia patients and if treated a normal lifestyle could return. She has been asked to present this at the American Pedorthic Association annual conference in November. Foot pain is not an inevitable result of ageing- it is not normal and nobody should expect it as they get older. It is most important to keep your feet pain free and healthy allowing you to stay more active.

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Workshop about spreadsheets

Henfield Computer Club are holding a workshop about how to use spreadsheets, which can help you organise information for many things such as planning your finances, recording expenses etc. The workshops will be on a 1 to 1 basis at a pace you’re comfortable with. We are offering a taster session to members, after which non-members will be invited to join. If you’re interested, email us on henfieldcomputerclub@gmail.com or call 01273 494822. We meet in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12pm and new members are welcome. Please note that we are taking a break from 7 August to 4 September. We have a printer available at minimal cost. We now also own a projector and screen and a PA System which are available for other local organisations to hire.

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Stewart embarks on Middle East cycling challenge!

Henfield resident Stewart Whitehead is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges of his life. This October, Stewart will be joining people from

different backgrounds, ages, nationalities and faiths, who will all be cycling for peace and justice in Palestine. The cyclists will also be raising money for the SOS Children’s Village in Bethlehem, which supports children and young people who are living in poverty and helps improve the lives of children in the local community. Stewart says, “I am taking on this challenge because I want to do something to support those seeking justice and peace, and I have pledged to raise funds for the SOS Children’s charity which does amazing work to help the children of Bethlehem.” Stewart has completed various charity bike rides before, including the London to Brighton for the British Heart Foundation a number of times, London to Paris and the London to Surrey Ride 100 for the Alzheimer’s Society, but this challenge, over a 10-day period, will be the longest he has done. He will be part of a group of about 12 cyclists taking part. If you can help Stewart reach his fundraising target, please contact him on 07773 195944, email familywhitehead@btinternet.com, or go straight to his JustGiving page, www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/justridepalestine. For further information visit www.palestinefoundation.org.uk/just-cycle.

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News | AUGUST 2019 tion and what wonderful honour they showed to a remarkable young man and musician. The people there were those that supported Jamie at gigs since he was 17 years old, when he first started his musical career playing at venues in and around Henfield.

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Steyning Flower Festival

Every few years, the Church of St Andrew and St Cuthman in Steyning, West Sussex, becomes a fragrant blaze of colour when it hosts a Flower Festival. The historic church building, often described as one of the country’s greatest Norman churches, will open its doors over the August Bank Holiday weekend to the 2019 Flower Festival, organised by the Friends of Steyning Parish Church. Picnic in the Paddock This Year’s festival takes as its theme ‘A night at On 1 June we held a celebration of Jamie Warnthe movies’. A total of 19 local organisations and eford Robertson’s life, his music and musical individuals will be creating 38 separate flower influences, which included guest bands and solo arrangements, each inspired by a film, old or new. acts. It was a wonderful evening at New Inn Farm, Covering Hollywood’s (and Britain’s) greatest from the weather was sublime, and the atmosphere the silent movie era to the present day, the event filled with love for Jamie. should appeal to horticulturalists and film buffs alike. The evening was headed by the star act Mike Rosenberg (Passenger) and was co-ordinated by The Festival will be open to the public on Saturlocal DJ Pete Williams. All the acts played and day 24 August (10am-5pm), Sunday 25 August sung in honour of Jamie, they all had a connec(11am-5pm) and Monday 26 August (10am-5pm).

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AUGUST 2019 | News There will be no charge for admission on those days. In addition, there will be a VIP Preview on Friday 23 August, 6.30-8.30pm, admission by ticket (cost £15 to include refreshments). Further information is available from the Friends of Steyning Parish Church, email fspc@steyningmuseum.org.uk, phone 01903 813422, or via the Church Office, Penfold Hall, Church Street, Steyning BN44 3YB.

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hospice for all of the children. Set up over 20 years ago, Travelling Trends have hosted thousands of fashion shows which have helped raised considerable amounts for charitable organisations across the South of England. See www.travellingtrends.com for information. On behalf of everyone who helped make the evening the success it was, from those who sold tickets and displayed posters, to cake makers, raffle organisers and models, a huge thank you from Frankie’s family. As our boy would have said - “unbelievable!”

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Can you help HART with their social media?

If you’ve always wanted to help our Henfield First Responders but don’t have much time to spare, this could be the ideal role for you. HART (Henfield Area Response Team) need someone to keep their Facebook and other social media forums up to date, allowing the responders to keep Henfield safe and the village informed. If you are interested and can spare an hour or two a week, at your own convenience, please contact HART responder Sandra Parsons on 07725 695868.


Fritz’s Big Issue stall celebrates one year in Henfield

We’d like to wish Henfield’s Big Issue seller, Fritz, a very ‘Happy Henfield 1st Birthday’! Fritz has been a regular seller outside Budgens in Henfield for the past year, come rain or shine. During the anniversary week she bought special balloons and gave away free Stokes ice cream tokens with each purchase. Fritz takes a trip to Brighton once a week to purchase her supplies in advance, she’s always on time and takes her job very seriously She’s made lots of friends in the village and enjoys her job. She asked us to pass on a big “Thank You Henfield” for all your support.




Frank’s Legacy

A recent fashion show, Travelling Trends, held in aid of Frank’s Legacy, raised a fantastic £750. Frank’s Legacy was set up in memory of our lovely, brave grandson who sadly died in 2018 at the age of 11 from Osteo Sarcoma, bone cancer. The money raised will be split between Children with Cancer, The Bone Cancer Research Trust, and Christopher’s Children’s Hospice in Godalming, Surrey. The Wishing Well kindly given by Rita at Southdown Gallery and The Henfield Shed who made it for the show will also be donated to the

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Henfield’s new Private Hire Company

I recently launched Henfield Private Hire in the village and look forward to welcoming new customers. I drive a luxury Mercedes estate and the taxi service covers all local villages from my base in the village. I am happy to arrange local trips as well as airport transfers and I pride myself on offering a professional, safe and reliable service with competitive rates. If I am fully booked I can arrange collection by another local, qualified company, so please do give me a call next time you are looking for a friendly and efficient taxi service. Please take a look at my new website henfieldprivatehire.co.uk for details, or see our advertisement on page 11.

The Henfield Garden & Arts Festival on 8 and 9 June was another success with over £9,200 raised by participants for the charities that they supported. These included the Henfield Scouts Centre Building Appeal, Alzheimer’s Society, Henfield Youth Club and St Barnabas Hospice. This was despite a very windy day on the Saturday which was challenging for all. With around 100 entries in the printed booklet, let alone those on our website, it is a monumental co-ordination task undertaken by volunteers which is rewarded by seeing people having fun and becoming aware of our vibrant village. If you are thinking of participating in next year’s Festival, please do so! There is a long-held rumour that the Festival Committee vet all the gardens before allowing them to participate. Please be assured that this is not the case! The Festival is very much a community- based event to celebrate our wonderful village during a weekend. We especially encourage and welcome new residents who have moved into the Croudace and Barratts estates in the village.

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Roving Museum display

Henfield Museum is on the move with its roving display case which is currently at The Haven. If you have premises which could host the display case, please contact me on 01273 93155. The present display is on the life of William Borrer, the famous Victorian botanist who lived at Barrow Hill. Find out all about the man, and the trees and plants which he planted in the grounds of his mansion which stood on the site of Mill Drive and Cedar Way.

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The Festival Committee have been inviting some suggestions on what could be improved next time and are now considering the feedback we’ve received. We are also following up with the commercial venues separately. If you are a visitor, your views are very welcome. Please email our Committee Secretary, Sarah Witten, sarahwittenhenfield@outlook.com.

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Cynthia Lewis – a tribute

At the end of April, a good friend of mine, known to all as Cindy, sadly died. Hearing her life story at her funeral I was touched by the similarity of our younger lives. We both lived in North Kent during World War 2 in what was called “bomb alley” and had very similar educational and work experiences. She held responsible jobs that were quite exceptional for a woman in the 50’s and eventually, with her husband, moved to live in South Africa. For more news go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

AUGUST 2019 | News It was there that she was introduced to the game of bowls, becoming so good that she represented South Africa in the 1986 African Games, later becoming a Coach and Umpire. When her husband died in 2006, she came to Henfield, making new friends and joining the outdoor and Short Mat Bowls Clubs, which is where we met. Always very friendly and helpful she was a joy to know; always positive and forward looking, even when sadly she was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. She played with us regularly in spite of her problems. Finally playing among her friends she tripped and fell – with a bowl in her hand – she would have wanted nothing else. Her courage throughout her illness, and no doubt throughout her life in times of trouble, was an example to us all. I am so honoured to have been her friend. Rest in Peace Cindy, we all loved you.

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New! Activ8 Nursery

Activ8 Nursery, opened by Chairman of Henfield Parish Council Malcolm Eastwood last month, is up and running, and very busy with lots of happy children! Debbie Webb and Kate Pullen are pleased to welcome new pre-school children as well as after-school children aged 5-10 years. The location, based in Henfield Youth Club, is ideal for the school run; it’s a bright, sunny and warm environment perfect for a great start to learning. Activ8 is open 50 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) so it’s great for working families. Their caring, qualified and expeAmy Laughton rienced staff are dedicated to providing a happy and educational home from home environment Community Partnership AGM and are committed to “bringing out the best”, so The Henfield Community Partnership will be hold- that each child leaves Activ8 full of confidence ing its 14th Annual General Meeting at 7pm on and ready to take the next step to primary school. Thursday 12 September in the Committee Room, Please give them a call on 07368 624921 or email Henfield Hall. Directors will report on what has manager@henfieldnursery.co.uk and they will be been achieved in the year ending 31 March and there will be elections to the Board and Manage- happy to give you a nursery tour. Debbie Webb and Kate Pullen ment Committee. Due to data protection regulations, the email Free skills and safety sessions for addresses of members who have not confirmed their membership have been deleted and they will mobility scooter drivers not receive notice of the AGM by email. This free skills and safety session will take place at The Haven on Saturday 21 September. ProThe Partnership is always looking for new memvided by Horsham District Older Peoples Forum bers and new faces to serve on the Committee. If you are interested please contact the Chairman and Horsham Town Community Partnership, you will have a couple of hours finding out how to Carol Eastwood henfieldcp.info@gmail.com or 01273 493144 before 22 August. Membership of be safer on your scooter, with hints and tips on cornering, turns, kerbs, doorways, slopes and the Partnership is free and individuals can sign reversing. up to join at any time. Find out more at www. henfieldcp.org. Attendance at the AGM is open to You are welcome to attend whether you are thinkanyone in the village interested in our aim to help ing of buying a scooter or are already an experimake Henfield a better place to live and work. enced driver. Please get in touch to register your If being a Committee Member is not for you, you interest either by phone 01403 269384 or email can still help us with any of our many projects, so horshamscootersafety@gmail.com. For more information visit www.horshamscootersafety.org.uk. why not put 12 September in your diary now. Hairs and Graces, a new charity supporting women with hair loss, is launching on Friday 20th September with a clothing Swap Shop. From 6-9pm we invite you to the Garden Room, Henfield Hall with five pieces of clothing that you no longer need, ready to swap for something you’d love to wear! Entry is just £5 and the café will be open for tea and cakes. For details see the advertisement on page 8. There will be an article on Hairs and Graces in September’s BN5 magazine.

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Josh Perry, owner of Perry Plumbers, has been building his business in Henfield since 2014 and has built a loyal following of local customers. He tells us more about his newly launched electrical services. Tell us about your business We provide a whole range of Plumbing and Heating services including bathroom renovations, boiler installations, servicing (gas, LPG & oil) right through to tap changes and toilet repairs! We are excited to announce that from July we will be launching our Electrical division, with an experienced team of professional engineers who have a wide range of expertise and knowledge. We can now provide a complete plumbing and electrical service.

Plumbing and Heating engineers, three office staff and two Electricians. The engineers are all qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in their respective trades and all have a hard working, positive and problem-solving approach. I am very proud of the current Perry’s team that we employ and we have had some fantastic customer feedback.

always technical support in the office and we offer same day appointments for emergencies.

What do you like about being based in Henfield? Having lived in the village with my family for the past six years, it’s great being part of the local Henfield community and we really value the relationships we have been able to build with our customers and other local businesses. It’s also a What makes your business great location geographically in special? terms of enabling us to serve We offer a bespoke service to the wider Sussex area. We are all our customers; from the How did you start? proud to have sponsored several initial call they make to the We started in 2014 with just me local organisations and events, and a small van. We now employ office to the completion of including the Henfield Men’s the work. Customer service 10 people and I like to think Football Club 1st team kit and is at the forefront of Perry we have still maintained the the Henfield Summer Fayre, reputation and customer service Plumbers and our online as well as donating raffle and that I worked so hard to create in reviews, recommendations and auction prizes. We’ve got future repeat business reflects this. A the beginning. streamlined service is key for us. plans to sponsor more local events and teams, so watch this Our aim is to deal with queries Tell us about your team space! quickly and efficiently, there is We currently employ five

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f you cannot afford to buy basic food essentials, help is at hand. In partnership with the Horsham District Food Bank (Horsham Matters), there is now a store of food essentials in the village ready for delivery in the Henfield area. Most people fall into food poverty through no fault of their own. It can be triggered by a change in either personal or financial circumstances. Whatever the causes of food poverty, the impact is enormous, and it affects all ages: Children may go hungry in the school holidays because they have no access to free school meals; working parents on low incomes may go without food in order to feed their children; and the elderly may have to choose between eating or paying their heating bill. So, what do you do if you find yourself in crisis and struggling to afford food for yourself and your family? Firstly, remember you are not alone. Horsham District Food Bank has seen a 35% increase in need over the past year. Food banks provide emergency food parcels to those in crisis on a short-term basis. They also provide individuals with support and advice to help them resolve their problems. Until now, any Henfield resident in crisis would have to travel to Horsham, Burgess Hill or Shoreham to access support, but a Henfield initiative (in partnership with Horsham Matters) is about to trial emergency food parcel deliveries in the village. 28 | BN5 Magazine

Accessing an emergency food parcel from the Henfield Food Bank will involve a slightly different process to other foodbanks. Instead of having to obtain a referral voucher, all you need to do is phone Horsham Matters (Monday to Friday 9am2pm) on 0300 124 0204 and ask for the Food Bank. Applicants will not have to meet any specific criteria – only that they are currently unable to buy food. Their situation will be assessed by a trained adviser and, if appropriate, they will be referred for an emergency stop-gap food delivery from the Henfield Food Bank and given advice on where they can access further support. The delivery of the emergency food parcel will be discreetly carried out by local volunteers, in supermarket carrier bags, by volunteers from The Henfield & District Lions. This trial initiative, in partnership with Horsham Matters, has been instigated by BN5 Magazine, Councillor Mike Morgan (Horsham District Council) and the Henfield & District Lions charity all of whom strongly believe that food poverty is unacceptable in our community. Thanks go to Henfield Churches, St Peter’s School, Henfield Medical Centre and Henfield Youth Club representatives who have lent their support. We sincerely hope that the service won’t be needed, but if it is, Henfield people are here to help.

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Ask for the Food Bank and tell them you live in Henfield.

Open Monday to Friday, 9am-2pm How do I know if I’m eligible? By calling the number above. An adviser will be able to get you help and support.

Do I need to travel to access my food parcel? No, local volunteers will arrange for it to be delivered discreetly to your home.

What will Horsham Matters ask me? The trained food bank adviser will ask you a few questions to assess your situation. You will not have to meet any set criteria.

Do you need donations of food? At the moment we don’t need any further donations of food. We will be requesting specific items at specific times of need through BN5 Magazine and The Henfield Parish Magazine.

Do I need to be on benefits or claiming Pension Credits to access support? No, there is no set criteria, other than being unable to afford to buy basic food. Will I have to obtain a referral voucher? No, the Food Bank adviser will assess your situation and refer you for a delivery of a Henfield Emergency Food Parcel if appropriate.

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he NHS Blood and Transplant team, a Special Health Authority, collects blood from donors in England and North Wales and, after processing and testing, supplies the components (red cells, platelets and frozen products) to hospitals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They supply blood components on a not-for-profit basis by setting prices that recovers their costs only. So how do the Sussex Hospital Trusts get blood, platelets, patient notes, human infant milk or urgent samples transferred between London and local hospitals out of hours? Do they use the costly option of a taxi or courier at night for long distance journeys? Take an ambulance or police car out of service for hours? They have another option which does not cost them a penny; SERV Sussex volunteers. SERV Sussex (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers; www.servsussex.org.uk), is a registered, local charity (No. 284455) initially set up in 1981. As a charity, SERV Sussex provides a free, rapid and reliable means of transporting emergency blood products, X-rays, patient notes, time-critical laboratory samples and test results to hospitals and medical facilities at night, on request. In addition, during the daytime, we collect human infant milk from donors in Sussex, Surrey and London at pre-arranged times and deliver it to the milk banks in the South-East. We also deliver treated milk to mothers at their homes if they need donor milk and cannot make it to the specific hospitals to collect the supplies. For the Community Foundation NHS Trust in Sussex, we provide a free daytime service to the children’s nursing teams in the Crawley and Worthing areas, delivering machinery, supplies and facilitating servicing of machines for children in long-term care in their home. In Sussex, volunteer bike riders and drivers work

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uring the Second World War a number of Horticultural Shows started around the country - some were fundraisers for organisations such as the Red Cross and others were a response to the national ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign. The show will be held this year on Saturday 10 August from 1.30 - 5pm on Mackley’s Sports Field in Small Dole and hopefully it will replicate the great attendances of the last few years. A combination of the best cake stall for miles around, a new barbecue stand, entertainment for children and the RSPCA Dog Show makes for a fantastic afternoon for all the family. The Small Dole Flower Show tent hosts an array of flowers, vegetables, food, photography and handicraft exhibits. Understandably the hope is that the Diamond Jubilee year will have more exhibitors than ever! The easiest and best way for local people to show their support is to enter the show. The Flower Show Exhibit Schedules are available now to pick up free of charge from the following local businesses: Beeding News, The Fox at Small Dole, Hamfelds of Henfield, Henfield Post Office, Jasmine’s Florists, Rushfield’s Plant Centre, Small Dole Stores, Stokes Newsagents, and Swains Farm Shop. We welcome entries from all ages, beginners and experts alike, so please have a go. We would really like to see as many local residents as possible exhibit and with around 30 cups and trophies up for grabs you really do have a chance of winning a prize! The children’s categories are among the most popular, with cups awarded to children in four age ranges from the under-five’s to 13-16 years. Children’s classes are free to enter, whilst the adult classes are only 20p per exhibit. Registration of entries for the 2019 Small Dole Flower Show will take place at the Small Dole Village Hall on Tuesday 6th August between 7pm and 8pm. Please email smalldoleflowershow@outlook.com if you are unable to register at this time.

The show plays hosts to a variety of stalls for the afternoon, children’s games, bric-a-brac, homemade goods, coconut shy and a variety of charity stands. The RSPCA Dog Show gives rosettes to first to fourth place in categories including: best child handler, best rescue dog, dog most like its owner, dog with the waggiest tail and many more. Entries for the dog show are taken on the field. The Flower Show committee feel very lucky to have a wonderful team of organisers and volunteers who help put the day together. Their support and enthusiasm is unwavering, but extra helpers are always needed to help run the event, please contact the committee if you think you might be able to help on the day or with the organisation. The Small Dole Flower Show is not run for profit, but it is costly to organise. Sponsorship is relied upon to help meet the expenses. Sponsors each donate £10 to sponsor a class in the show. Half of the donation is given as prize money for the class and half towards the cost of the show. Sponsors names will be displayed in the show marquee, unless they wish to remain anonymous. Undoubtedly the world has changed but it is also rather reassuring that despite advances in technology, changes in fashion and varying outlooks of different generations, certain traditions, such as the Small Dole Horticultural Society Show, continue much the same as they always have. One of the shows founding members, Alfred Fish was Chairman and Show Superintendent for many of the early years, his name still graces one of the Flower Show cups. So on its Diamond Jubilee, the show organisers are pleased to be looking forward to the future of the event, the society, and many more milestones to come. With the help of BN5 readers the 75th Small Dole Flower Show should be one of the best yet!

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suppliers including Swains Farm Shop for vegetables, salads and fruit, and Handcross Village Butchers for meat. From the tasty pies, burgers and coleslaw to the delicious daily fruit crumble, their menu is all cooked from scratch in the pub kitchen. Those on a gluten-free diet will be pleased to know that much of the food served at the Fox is gluten-free, including the pies, sausages and burgers. Even the renowned all-day Sunday roasts have gluten-free Yorkshire puddings and gravy! Harvey’s brewery in Lewes provide the real ales served at The Fox and alongside these, they also stock two guest ales. – currently the Adnams Ghost Ship ale is proving very popular with customers. Lager and cider drinkers are well catered for with four of each on tap and they also stock a wide variety of wine as well as flavoured gins. The Fox is a proud sponsor of the Annual Small Dole Village Show which this year is taking place on Saturday 10 August from 1.30 to 5pm on Mackleys Sports Field. This year they are generously donating the top prize for the raffle which is a £30 voucher to spend on food and / or drink at the pub. Of course, the pub itself will be open all day serving refreshing drinks and tasty home cooked food for all the family.

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ayfield Market Towns Ltd (MMT) have been promoting the building of a new town of 10,000 homes just outside Henfield since 2013. This is despite the Horsham Inspector finding the location was not “sustainable” due to its distance from road and rail; rejection by Mid Sussex County Council; and the fact that they do not control the land needed. For several years, local residents have had their lives blighted by the proposed scheme which MMT describe as “inevitable”. The company has been accused of pestering landowners to sign “options” that would give them control of the land they need, despite rejections such as that from local landowner Robert Worsely in 2015 which made national headlines. After a short break in 2018, MMT are back suggesting a revised scheme for 7,000 houses (20,000 people) within half a mile of Henfield as the solution to Horsham’s housing needs. Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel & South Downs, has described MMT as being like a “particularly bad case of athletes foot that keeps on returning.” LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfields Building Sprawl) has been the focus of opposition to the MMT proposals since 2013. The campaign, which has united local opposition including all the local Parish Councils, escalated this month as Horsham District Council considers how to meet the Government’s targets for housebuilding. Current Government policy requires Councils with affordability issues (like Horsham) to build 46 | BN5 Magazine

at least 20% more houses than are needed to bring prices down. This means Horsham needs sites for 4,700 more houses to be built by 2036. In addition, Horsham is expected to “help” neighbouring councils by building further houses and MMT say this requires a further 5,000 houses. However, as the Horsham Inspector has pointed out, it is unclear why building houses in Horsham for people who want to live in Brighton will actually help anyone. MMT recently invited local organisations to the luxury South Lodge Hotel in Lower Beeding where they explained their plan. Surprisingly, it was the first time they had made contact with Henfield Parish Council. MMT said that they would build a self-contained new town with a High Street off the Wheatsheaf Road with five schools and multi-faith churches. They argued there would be no need for infrastructure outside the town as residents would not commute and that the existing local roads would be able to cope with the increased traffic. This argument was based on the assumption 70% of the residents of the new town will only travel internally and 50% will work from home as a result of the creation of 7,000 new jobs. The company believes there is nothing of particular environmental importance or ecological value on the site. They dismissed concerns raised over flooding, electricity pylons, the Rampion cabling, a high pressure gas line and lack of control of the land, as well as views from


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the South Downs National Park as not relevant points. When asked what the benefits would be for local Henfield residents, MMT could not offer any and have said that Henfield (first settled in 700AD and a true Community) would become “a suburb”. Against this background, LAMBS launched a day of awareness on Friday 14 June to highlight that many local residents were either unaware of the MMT proposals, or believed they were a part of the Horsham District Council Plan (which the Council is at great pains to deny!). The day started with interviews on BBC Radio Sussex where LAMBS outlined why the Mayfield proposal was so flawed. MMT responded by confirming that they were not launching a planning application, that the land to start the project was “under contract or agreed” (so not all under contract) and that it was building “for the local people”. That evening there was a public meeting in St Peter’s Church in Henfield where LAMBS, local Parish Councillors and MP’s Nick Herbert and Sir Nicholas Soames all spoke to around 600 attendees. At the meeting, the speakers recognised the need for proportionate development and affordable homes but explained how the proposed MMT new town fails on tests of both “sustainability” and “deliverability.” One resident spoke of how they received a letter from MMT who also visited and left her with the clear impression that the development was inevitable, causing her deep anxiety and distress until she approached LAMBS

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for the facts. A second resident reported how, within a week of a local landowner’s death, the family were being contacted by MMT and had to threaten legal action to stop them. There was a lively Q&A session which highlighted how parts of the MMT plans such as the provision of schools were ‘fake news’ as these are a County Council decision. When attendees were asked their views on the scheme, all those present expressed opposition. LAMBS closed the meeting with a request for volunteers and financial support aiming to raise £30,000 to secure the professional advice needed to oppose MMT. They report that they have had an excellent response. Both the radio interviews and the MPs speeches can be found on the LAMBS website www.lambs.org.uk LAMBS continue to oppose the MMT proposals in two ways: firstly by ensuring that local residents have the facts and know how to get their voice heard; and secondly, through commissioning technical reports that expose the fallacy and true impact of the plans to assist Councillors in their understanding that a proposal would fail Inspection. If you want to keep up to date, assist or donate, then please register at the website www.lambs.org.uk or follow on Facebook @preservingtheweald or Twitter @lambs_ sussex

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oming soon! The Henfield Rock & Ale Festival is a fun-filled, open-air live music event for families and friends in fields at Rye Farm, Henfield on Saturday 24 August. There will be four great bands: ‘Piranhas Four+’ playing punk, new wave and ska; ‘The Orange Sunshine Band’ playing 60’s and 70s favourites; ‘No Mustang’ playing classic rock and pop; and ‘Billy Nomates’ playing rock and punk. During intervals the Mythago Morris Dancers will be dancing for us. Gates open at 1pm and the first band are on stage immediately so make sure you don’t miss them! The Festival will be held in a field, just a short way along Rye Farm lane with the picturesque South Downs as a backdrop. You’ll be able to buy fantastic local ales, wines, soft drinks and delicious food from the B.P Guild’s legendary barbeque, with all the produce from local sources. There’s also great vegetarian food and ice cream. Feel free to bring a rug or a folding chair to relax on and enjoy the musical

experience – and we hope you’ll be tempted to get up and dance! There’s limited parking available so please walk from the village car parks if you can, to reserve the small amount of parking for those who can’t walk so far. The event is scheduled to end at 11pm so bring along torches or battery hurricane lamps to add to the ambience and to help you to better see as you walk home. Please remember the terrain is uneven. This fantastic Festival is being held to raise vital funds for the Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal. This worthwhile charity is building a much-needed home not just for the ‘Oldest Scout Troop in the World’, but for the entire community of Henfield and the neighbouring area. Information on the bands, their running order on the day, and more information on the Appeal an be found at ww.henfield-scoutcc.org

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Maternity reflexology can be of great support to women throughout pregnancy and can help promote general well being and encourage relaxation. Taking time out for reflexology, allows you a space where you can focus purely on yourself and your baby, and this alone can be incredibly therapeutic. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from women who feel they have benefited from reflexology throughout their pregnancy; two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour (1), reduce the length of the first stage of labour (1) and improved quality of sleep in post natal women (2). During each reflexology session, I focus on reflex points on your feet to help with any health issues that you may be experiencing at any given time during your pregnancy. As you get nearer your due date, reflexology will continue to support your body to prepare for labour and promote relaxation at a time when anxiety levels are often high. Throughout the time you are seeing me, I am there to listen to any worries or concerns that you may have and support you through your maternity journey. Julie Padgham BSc (Hons) MCPP For an informal chat to find out how reflexology could help you, please call Julie on: 07796 580 435 or email: juliepadgham@yahoo.co.uk www.thehighwealdherbalist.com This article has taken excerpts from the Association of Reflexologists Leaflet: Reflexology Supporting You Through Pregnancy. This leaflet is freely available for you to pick up from reception at Sussex Osteopath Clinic. 1. Valiani M et al (2010) Reviewing the effect on Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15(Dec) p302-310 2. Li C-Y et al (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women. Midwifery. 27. p181-186.

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Local interest | AUGUST 2019

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AUGUST 2019 | Local interest


ater. Where would we be without it? The truth is, we probably wouldn’t be at all. Water is the key to life on our blue planet but beyond our vast oceans, glaciers and underground aquifers only a tiny fraction of it is accessible on the surface in freshwater ponds, rivers and lakes. These wet and watery habitats tend to be magnets for wildlife: drinking, bathing, swimming, feeding, breeding, lurking, hunting and living. So if you’re keen to help wildlife in your own outdoor space, whether you’re lucky enough to have a large garden, a little patio or a tiny balcony, just add water. A shallow dish can provide a watering hole for garden birds, who will be grateful for a drink but also need to take regular baths to keep their feathers in prime condition. This is especially important in the hot, dry summer months but also in the winter, especially if it’s cold enough for their usual water sources to freeze over. Hedgehogs, mice, voles and other small mammals will also be grateful for a drink, as will larger garden visitors like badgers and foxes. If you’re lucky you might even see bats swooping down to scoop up a mouthful. Insects need water too, and you can make a bee-friendly water

feature by adding a few pebbles or floating corks on the surface so that they have somewhere to perch safely, and can escape if they accidentally fall in. If you have the space, a garden pond is the ultimate wildlife feature. It’s a habitat for aquatic creatures from dragonflies and damselflies to frogs, toads, newts and even grass snakes – and it’s also a wonderful place to spend time, relax and enjoy being outside. A good wildlife pond doesn’t need to be very big or particularly deep, and in smaller spaces you could convert an old bucket, sink or dustbin lid into a miniature water world, teeming with life. Ponds can be made at any time of year but will establish more quickly if created in the autumn. This allows the pond to fill with rain water over the winter period and settle in time for spring, and you might be surprised at how quickly it is colonised by all sorts of wildlife. For tips and advice on how to create a wildlife pond, do feel free to contact me on 01273 494 777 (weekday mornings) or email wildcall@sussexwt.org.uk

Charlotte Owen, WildCall Officer, Sussex Wildlife Trust

Photo credits: Badger © Toby Houlton Sussex Wildlife Trust | House sparrows bathing © Alan Price, Gatehouse Studio Sussex Wildlife Trust Southern hawker male ©Bob Eade Sussex Wildlife Trust | Common frog calling © Mark Hamblin 2020 VISION Sussex Wildlife Trust

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Gift Aid The Gift Aid scheme enables charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to increase the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers by claiming back the basic-rate tax paid by the donor. It can increase the value of donations by a quarter at no extra cost to the donor. Gift Aid is already worth £1bn a year to charities and their donors. Charities claim back the tax (25%) already paid by UK taxpayers on any donation they make to the charity. There are no limits to the size of donation on which the tax reclaim can be made. So a donation of £1 is currently worth £1.25 to the charity. To qualify for Gift Aid the donation must be from an individual who pays Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK to at least the value of the reclaim being made. Donations from companies, community groups, parishes, sports clubs, etc, do not count for Gift Aid for these purposes. The donation must be made to a body registered with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a charity. The charity needs to obtain and retain a valid declaration from the donor. The gift/donation must be in cash, not goods or services, and there must be no expectation of a return from the gift, although charities are allowed to give small tokens of thanks and appreciation. And what’s in it for the donor? Well, apart from the act of charitable giving itself, the donor benefits by claiming back the difference between the higherrate tax and basic-rate tax on the gross donation. For example, if a 40% taxpayer donated £100, the gross donation would be £125 and they would claim back 20% on £125, which equals £25. The net cost to the donor would therefore be just £75. Taxpayers subject to the 45% tax rate will benefit even more. So how can Gift Aid be used to improve the results of fundraising? Sponsored events - Perhaps the most obvious way to generate Gift Aid income is on sponsored events. Donations from sponsors are eligible for Gift Aid for most types of sponsored event, e.g. fun runs, silences, instrumental events, pancake tossing, etc. For certain types of challenge events that are currently in vogue, where there is a cost and benefit to the participant, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or a parachute jump, different rules apply and further advice should be sought. You should design the sponsorship form carefully so

that it also acts as your Gift Aid declaration, avoiding the need for extra paperwork. You will need the full name and address of the sponsor and a tick box which affirms a declaration that the sponsor is a UK taxpayer and has paid sufficient tax to cover the donation. It should also state the amount donated. The treasurer or administrator then needs to create an audit trail showing that the amounts paid into the charity’s bank account in relation to the sponsored event tie up with the amounts on the forms, so that you can stand up to any HMRC inspection. Claims can be made online using the Charities Online Service run by HMRC at any time and the repayment is usually received within 14 days. Travelling expenses - Foregone expenses, such as mileage incurred by club/charity volunteers, can be claimed and then gifted back to the club/charity under Gift Aid. The volunteers must however actually be paid for the expenses and then pay them back as a donation. Volunteers include unpaid coaches, committee members, trustees, etc. For example, a charity whose volunteers clock up 4,000 miles

between them in the course of a year could claim 45p per mile. This equates to £1,800 and if that was then all gifted back to the charity, the Gift Aid repayment to the charity would total 25% of £1,800, which equals £450 for essentially no cost whatsoever! Reduced membership subscriptions - By setting the junior subscriptions at a lower level and asking for the difference to be made as a voluntary donation, significant additional monies can be raised. For example, current subscription £30 per annum – revise to a £5 subscription with a voluntary donation of £25. So if there are 100 junior members, Gift Aid monies raised will total 25% x 100 x £25.00 = £625.00. The donation must however be voluntary, so there is a risk that the members will only pay £5 rather than £30. Auctions - A payment to your charity will only qualify for Gift Aid if it is a voluntary donation. Where an individual successfully bids for goods or services at a charity auction, their payment for the item is not a donation and therefore not strictly a gift to charity. However, HMRC recognises that sometimes

payments made for goods and services auctioned for charity will intentionally be more than their retail value. In these circumstances, HMRC will treat payments as donations which will qualify for Gift Aid, provided that the other rules of the scheme are met and the benefits don’t exceed certain limits. Gift Aid tax relief can be claimed on auction purchases for commercially available items, e.g. a haircut - if they are sold for more than the commercial price and the commercial price is made clear, before the auction, to bidders by the promoters, e.g. in the auction catalogue. Provided the rules are met, then Gift Aid can be claimed on the full amount paid if the value of the goods falls within the de-minimis rules - otherwise it can be claimed on the amount paid above the retail price of the goods/services. The bad news, and commonly misunderstood, is that if the item is not commercially available, e.g. a signed football shirt, then Gift Aid cannot be claimed at all. Note that the purchase of raffle tickets is not eligible for tax relief under the Gift Aid scheme as a benefit is being purchased.

For further help and guidance, please contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or email: psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk



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Index of advertisers | AUGUST 2019 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 The Accountancy Practice 65 Kingston Smith LLP 77


Roger Minost Architect


BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION Great Betley Farmhouse Number One The Laurels B&B

18 62

Bartlett Property & Gardens Bespoke Interiors Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Handmade Furniture Henfield Homes Ltd

64 30 74 35 70

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Homes and Gardens

12 31

B&I Carpets


Hamfelds Home & Garden Jack’s Mowing Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens Swains Garden Centre

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Miss Potts The Steyning Bookshop Stokes of Henfield

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING A Hyatt Contractors PHB Contractors


31 67 60 40 75 39 58 22 07 02 67 59

A&S Gutter Clearance



Complete Barber Shop, Cowfold Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

30 55 52

Henfield Chimney Sweep Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

69 74

Geoff’s Handyman Services Henfield Homes Ltd

61 70

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Hamfelds Home & Garden





BHW Glass Ltd 70 Everest 13 N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs 66




C&K Electrical Carvers Electrical Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician PD Electrical Ltd Perry Electrical Services

64 61 64 75 75 26

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

39 69 68 63




Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 65


Dark Star Brewery Shop Hobbs of Henfield Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop


79 15, 23, 35 40, 41 39

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

68 65

Four Seasons Fuel Ltd




Braziers Garage Henfield 78 Coles Automotive Ltd 50 Mile Oak Servicing 66 Setyres 80

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes

64 61




DB Foot Clinic 57 Hear to Listen 52 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 52 Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy 52 Kristina Banner Yoga 24 West Sussex Podiatry 21 NB Clinical Massage 54 Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health 53 Wickwoods 03


NFU Mutual Insurance


Bespoke Interiors East Barn Interiors Ltd Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

30 61 75 32



CAGNE Gatwick 12 Great Betley Farmhouse 18 Henfield Leisure Centre 56 The Henfield Hall 71 Sussex Prairies 12 Swap Shop 08 Wickwoods 03


HJ Burt 34 Inner Space 77 Marcus Grimes 44 Stevens Lettings 58


Henfield Eyecare





Andrew’s Decorating Kelton’s Decorating Lady Decorator

68 35 60



Trim Decorating 11


ACT Pest Control


Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service


PHB Contractors


JG Plastering


Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

70 61 66




HJ Burt 34 Marcus Grimes 38 Stevens Estate Agents 58


Contain Yourself Storage GA Lomer and Son Inner Space Office & Storage The Old Mill


Christina’s at Village Care 06 The Fox, Small Dole 45 The George Hotel 27 Post House Café 09 Relish 22 Singing Hills 27 The Wheatsheaf 39 The White Hart 10 Wickwoods 03

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

60 67 70

Activ8 Henfield Nursery Bluebells Nursery Dove Nursery Isabello’s Pre-School Oscar Bears Day Care

16 54 52 54 54



Amanda Shaw Solicitors 64 Cognitive Law 35 Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP 71 Setfords Solicitors 68 The Sussex Wills Office 74

TAXI & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES Corporate Cars David’s Private Hire Henfield Village Cars Henfield Private Hire


62 74 48 11

A & S Aerials & Satellites Local TV Aerials & Satellites TAS Aerials

69 62 67

Southern Beeches Ltd.


Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


PPC Windows







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