BN5 Magazine August 2022

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An Indian Summer at Sussex Prairies Henfield | Small Dole | Woodmancote | Blackstone | Edburton | Fulking

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AUGUST 2022 | Contents

06 What’s On 08 News 20 Local Interest 25 Local Interest 28 Local Interest 31 Local Interest 35 Local Interest 41 Local Interest 44 Local Interest 62 Index

from the BN5 area from the BN5 area The Henfield Club

Editor’s Letter Welcome to the August edition of BN5 magazine, we hope you’re enjoying summer in Henfield. Many of us will be staying in Sussex this summer, avoiding the airport queues and taking advantage of our gorgeous countryside and beaches. There’s plenty to enjoy and some fantastic family days out; we have featured one of our favourites, Sussex Prairies, in BN5 this month. The Prairie garden will be hosting Bazaar – a wonderful travelling market of all things Indian, which will arrive for the whole month of August and into September. Sussex Prairies is a jewel in Henfield’s crown. In August the borders are in full bloom and it’s perfect for a walk and some delicious homemade cake in their barn afterwards. Dogs on leads are very welcome too, if the weather is cool. On a very sad note, the Henfield Club is under serious threat of closure. It’s not surprising given recent high energy bills and increases in overheads, colliding with people not socialising quite so much post-pandemic. They’re looking for your help, please read the article on page 20 to find out more. The Club has stood for 102 years and is integral to Henfield’s Remembrance commemorations, we’d hate to see it go on ‘our watch’.

Emma Cole, Editor

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Ashurst Fair & Fun Dog Show

Bazaar at the Prairie Garden Under 6 Football in Henfield Love to Move at the Henfield Haven Cricket, Lovely Cricket Buccaneer Spirit Of local advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month;

Siobhan Reynolds, Jo Hall, Mandy Hedley, Karen Searles, Lorette Mackie, Eddie Colgate, Sophie Hinton, Jim Holden, Sarah Butler and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of Bazaar at Sussex Prairies taken by Simon Partington, see him on Instagram @spartstudiophotography. 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 September 2022 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 5 August.

If you have a local interest story for us please email 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, 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

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What’s on | AUGUST 2022

The Swing Commanders

Sat 30 Jul, 8pm - 11pm, Henfield Hall

To celebrate the Henfield Club’s 102nd anniversary. Tickets £15 each, available from Marcus Grimes &

Henfield Bump to Baby Postnatal Group Tue 2 Aug, 9.30 – 11.30 am, Henfield Haven

Free drop-in session (and every Tue for new parents providing support and an opportunity to socialise and chance to weigh babies. Free tea/coffee and biscuits available (donations welcome).

Live Music at the White Hart Fri 5 Aug, 8.30pm, The White Hart

Visit The White Hart on Henfield High Street for a wonderful evening of live music! with Harry Pannell.

Henfield Club’s Annual Games Comp Sat13 Aug, 12– 8pm, Henfield Club

Win cash prizes and trophies for darts, snooker, shuffleboard, cribbage and chess. Everyone is welcome, just sign up at the bar (and Sunday 14 August).

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Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge Mon 1 Aug, 10am – 5pm, Henfield Library

Explore amazing science and innovation whilst reading six books. For children aged 4-11. Every week-day over the summer (until 2pm on Saturdays). See

Nourish at Wakehurst

Wed 3 Aug, 10am – 6pm, Wakehurst

Embark on a journey through spectacular, immersive artworks inspired by Kew’s world-leading international science projects (until 18 September). For information see

Henfield Artisan Market

Sun 7 Aug 10am-2pm, Henfield Hall Car Park

A range of artisan food and drink stalls from local producers.

Friday Night Supper Club

Fri 19 Aug, 5pm – 9pm, Albourne Estate

Friday night Supper Club with Safari Pizza who serve delicious pizza out of their Land Rover with locally sourced ingredients. No need to book.

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‘Only Fools the Sequel’

‘The Jungle Book’

Join us at Tottington Manor for ‘Only Fools the Sequel’, an evening of hilarious entertainment and a delicious three course meal! To book see

Fun, songs and adventure in this heart-warming story for all of the family. Bring a picnic, explore our wild gardens and spend the day playing amongst the trees. Pre-booking essential.

Sat 20 Aug , 7pm, Tottington Manor

Thu 25 Aug, 2.30 – 3.40pm, Wakehurst

Cycling @ Wakehurst Place

Live Music at Tottington

Thu 1 Sep, 6 – 8.30pm, Wakehurst

Mon 29 Aug, 7pm, Tottington Manor

Join us at Tottington Manor for a live music evening, featuring ‘Legend Has It’! To book see

Our wild botanic garden becomes a unique backdrop for this wellbeing cycling event. Both family friendly routes and more adventurous loops. See www.kew. org/wakehurst/whats-on

Dog walking @ Wakehurst Place

BP Guild Annual Senior Citizens Outing and Meal

Sat 3 Sep, 6 – 8.30pm, Wakehurst

Our wild botanic garden becomes a unique backdrop for this wellbeing dog walking event. Take in the scenery with your furry friends. See

Sun 4 Sep, 11am, Henfield Hall

Free event for local senior citizens. Mystery coach tour followed by four-course dinner and light entertainment. Free tickets available from Hamfelds or Neil Featherstone on 07816 463851.

Ashurst Country Fair & Dog Show

Late Summer Plant Fair

A fun afternoon celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee including craft stalls, silent auction, teas & cakes, barbecue, bar, children’s games and a dog show with categories for all (see page 25)

Plant fair featuring amazing plant specialist nurseries curated by the Plant Fairs Roadshow. Make sure to pre-book. Refreshments available plus the Bazaar Indian Summer Market.

Sun 4 Sep, 12pm, Ashurst Recreation Ground

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Sun 4 Sep, 12-5pm, Sussex Prairie Garden

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Henfield Medical Centre Link

We are delighted to welcome two new coordinators to the busy Link team - Rosie Broadley and Hazel David have joined us recently and their contact details are in the list below. For transport to Henfield Medical Centre, hospitals, dentists and other medical facilities (NHS or private), call one of the four coordinators, preferably during normal weekday working hours. They are not listed in any particular order and the Link service is currently very busy. All four lead busy lives, so If you do not get a reply to your first call, either try later or call one of the other three coordinators. Diana Halsey - 01273 757834 / Jackie Hudson - 01273 493516 / Rosie Broadley - 01273 491057 / Hazel David - 01273 494312. The demand for Link runs is high, and more drivers are still needed. If you would like to help please ring either John Donaldson on 01273 493050 or Peter / Jackie Bates on 01273 493172 and they would be delighted to discuss with you what is involved.

Peter Bates

Books are back

Popular used books (mainly paperbacks) are back at Henfield Medical Centre. The full bookcase is in the foyer and all books are available for a minimum donation of 50p each. All proceeds go to support medical equipment for the benefit of patients of the Henfield Practice. Please put cash in the tin provided - supplies are refreshed and cash cleared every few days We also welcome book donations of all types of books to sell. Please leave your donated books in the box that sits beside the bookcase. Before the pandemic these sales were raising about £20 a week and since the scheme was started several years ago, over £6,500 has been raised. Turnover is somewhat slower now but it is picking up and already more than £30 has been raised - please have a look next time you are visiting or passing the Medical Centre in Deer Park.

Peter Bates

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Henfield aid for Ukraine

A huge thank you to all who contributed to our aid collection in June for Ukraine. I have just sent the wonderful BP Guild team off to the Charity Hope and Aid warehouse in Essex with this collection and I received a message to thank us for the delivery and saying that the food was currently the most important need. I was also told that Eric and Dave from the BP Guild were a joy to meet and they were a great help to her in the Warehouse! I am so proud of all that Henfield is doing – we have already sent three big deliveries to date. Sadly the Ukraine demand will continue for sometime and so I plan a September collection in Henfield and surroundings.

Celia Emmott

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AUGUST 2022 | News counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health professionals as well as relaxation, pilates, yoga and physiotherapy therapists all of whom can help with guests health and wellbeing. If you would like to attend please email me at with your name, email address and numbers attending so that we can provide some refreshments. This invite is for home hosts and Ukrainian refugees only.

John Stevenson

New coffee pod recycling scheme

Horsham District Council has approved a new kerbside coffee pod recycling scheme to be introduced alongside the Council’s already very successful recycling project to collect small electricals, textiles and batteries. Not-for-profit recycling organisation Podback is partnering with the Council to deliver the service to help residents recycle coffee pods, previously a difficult item to dispose of sustainably. The scheme was created in partnership with coffee pod system manufacturers including Nespresso, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and Tassimo. The new coffee pod service will help support the Council’s aim to reduce waste, increase recycling and achieve carbon savings to help tackle climate change. It is the latest in a series of innovative recycling initiatives from the Council, including the kerbside weekly collection of batteries, textiles and small electrical items, and a recent food waste collection trial. To find out more visit

Heather Pepper

Steyning Ukrainian Refuge open

Our free Day Centre for home hosts and their Ukrainian guests opened on Sunday 19 June. Run by 170 volunteers, we are a registered charity and are supported by donations. We have refurbished and decorated the Medieval Brotherhood Hall (formerly part of Steyning Grammar School until 2021) as a meeting place for home hosts and their guests to come together and enjoy each other’s company, exchange ideas and experience. Anyone who can get to us, from all areas, is welcome. There will be a mother & toddler group run by our guests with help from volunteers and we will run ESOL (TEFL) classes for all ages. We have 17 other teachers to deliver most other subjects and will also have both art and music as therapies and will liaise with the local schools. We have six recruitment specialists who will be able to help with recruitment and work placement, CV writing, job searching and interviewing. Our help desk will give advice on benefits, grants and legal issues if we don’t know the answer we will find out. We also have volunteer GPs, psychiatrists, nurses,

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Henfield Community Partnership AGM

The Henfield Community Partnership will be holding its 16th Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 8 September 2022 in the Committee Room at Henfield Hall. At the meeting, the Directors will report on what has been achieved since 2021, and there will be elections to the Board and Management Committee. Attendance at the AGM is open to anyone in the village interested in our aim to help make Henfield a better place to live and work. The Partnership is always looking for new members to support its activities, as well as new faces to serve on the Committee, and if you are interested or would like to find out more please contact the Chairman by email Membership of the Partnership is free and individuals can sign up to join at any time. You can find out more about the Partnership at . If being a Committee Member is not for you, you can still help us with any of our many projects, so why not put 8 September in your diary now.

Anthony Druce

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Henfield Choirs

Does your child or teenager enjoy singing? Would they like to be involved in church music at St Peter’s Henfield, and sing at a Sunday morning service once a month? A Children’s Choir (ages 8-11) will be starting on 13 September with rehearsals in St Peter’s Church on Tuesdays from 4 - 4.45pm, followed by a Youth Choir (ages 1218) from 5- 6pm. We will be learning short choral pieces to sing at the 9.45am Family Communion service on the first Sunday of the month, starting on 2 October. Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to help enhance some of the services at St Peter’s Henfield? A regular adult choir (over 18) will be starting in September with the aim initially of singing an anthem at the Sunday morning service on two Sundays a month. Rehearsals will be in St Peter’s Church Henfield on Tuesdays, from 7-8.30pm with the option to go on a little longer when we are preparing for carol services or concerts. You do not have to be able to read music (although it helps!) as part of the rehearsal will be learning your parts, nor do you have to be a church-goer, just willing to learn the ‘routine’ of a church service, and how the music fits in. If you are interested in either the children’s or the adult choirs please contact Sidonie Winter, Choir Director, at or 07973 315413.

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BN5 Birds

Our gardens and walks will probably be a lot quieter during late July and August with less birds flying around and little bird song. Your local songbirds such as Blackbird and Song Thrush may not be singing; Blue Tits, Goldfinches and other small birds may not visit the feeder as often. This isn’t because our resident birds have gone anywhere but because they are moulting. Don’t worry if you see a bald Blackbird, a threadbare Thrush, a scruffy Starling, a bleached Blue Tit or a raggedy Robin (see picture) during these months. Once breeding is over the adults need to renew their feathers which will have become worn or damaged over the previous year and need to be shed and regrown to maintain their health and security. This years’ birds need to replace their first feathers and grow their adult coat. The shedding and regrowth is what is meant by a bird moult. This process takes a lot of energy so they become sluggish. They lose flight feathers which makes them more prone to predators such as cats and Sparrowhawks and they are likely to get wet and cold if the weather isn’t warm and sunny. So they hide way in bushes and trees and keep as quiet as possible to prevent their whereabouts being known. July and August can also be very hot and birds tend to slow down and rest. Come September they will be flitting about and gradually starting to sing again. Some birds’ autumn/winter song is different to their spring songs… but that’s another story.

Debbie Colgate, Henfield Birdwatch

Children’s Summer Hockey Camp Call Michelle 01273 857 411 / 07713 503 398 THE STREET, POYNINGS, WEST SUSSEX, BN45 7AQ

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Southdowns Hockey Club will be holding its hugely popular summer hockey camp for girls and boys aged between 8 and 16 on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August (10am-3pm) at Steyning Leisure Centre Astro pitch. The hockey camp is for all levels from beginners to experienced playFor more news go to

AUGUST 2022 | News interests in history and embroidery via the Heners and will teach core and advanced skills. The costs is £60 for both days or £35 for just one day. field WEA and the Adur Valley NADFAS, working to conserve fabrics and upholstery at Preston There are limited places so sign-up as soon as Manor. possible at www.southdownshc/camp or email More recently Nanette left Patcham Methodist South Downs Hockey Club Church where she had been an active member for many years (the drive into Brighton got the better of her) and joined the Free Evangelical Church in Henfield. She found the friendliness and welcome she received there heart-warming. I have so many happy memories of Nanette. She was a very dear person who showed great kindness to friends, family and through her support to various charities, to many others. We will all miss her so much. Nanette’s wishes were for an entirely private cremation followed by a memorial service which will be arranged in due course.

Elizabeth Coombs

Nanette Buck, 2028 – 2022

My dear aunt, Nanette Buck, sadly died on Sunday 26 June. Despite health problems Nanette lived a full and interesting life until an advanced age. After spending many of her earlier years being moved around as a wartime evacuee from her family home in Hither Green, London, Nanette spent most of her working career in Local Government at the Education Offices in Brighton. She settled in Henfield in 1990 and made Retreat Cottage in Nep Town Road her home for thirty years. Failing health meant that she spent the last years of her life in the beautiful surroundings of Red Oaks Care Home. One of Nanette’s great joys was singing: she sang with both the Brighton Orpheus Choir and Christ’s Hospital Choral Society until her later years when failing hearing meant she had to give it up. She missed this terribly. She entered fully into village life: She was an active member of the indoor compact tennis club (playing into her eighties), was a voluntary driver for Henfield Medical Centre for eleven years and was a founder member of the Henfield Garden Club. She pursued her

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Annual primary school cricket tournament

Monday 27 June saw Henfield Cricket Club host the annual local primary school cricket tournament. There were 10 exciting games of cricket played throughout the day with only a short break for lunch and a heavy rain storm. All the games were played competitively in good spirit and the spectators were treated to some great shots over the boundaries being challenged with well taken catches and players being bowled out ‘middle stump. The St Peters team were delighted to win the tournament and retain the trophy for another year.

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Latest from Henfield Bump to Baby

On Tuesday 5th July, we were lucky to have Kas from HART and Dave Fletcher, one of the HART founders, come along to our postnatal group meeting to give a talk on baby first aid which importantly included choking and baby resuscitation. It was so informative and hugely appreciated by all. We have already had requests from those who weren’t able to attend to arrange another similar session. Thank you so much HART for coming along, we appreciate the host of vital services you provide to the community. Thank you also to the Haven who didn’t bat an eyelid when almost 30 parents and their babies turned up. Lorette’s only concern was they might all decide to stay for lunch!

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Susan Shannon

At the Henfield Haven we are deeply saddened at the passing of our friend Susan Shannon (Sue). Sue was an important part of the of the Haven team, firstly coming to us as a volunteer, and later taking a role as cook in our Haven kitchen, working with enormous cheer as she cooked delicious lunches for our customers and café visitors. Sue was a huge asset, a great cook who was also a pleasure to work with, she shared her positive attitude and wicked sense of humour with us all. Sue’s cancer diagnosis was an enormous shock, and we were very sad when she was forced eventually to stop working at the Haven. She approached her illness with the same spirit, practical attitude and determination as she did her work. It reflects Sue’s incredible generosity and thoughtfulness that her wish was for ‘no flowers’ at her funeral, but for donations instead to the Henfield Haven so that we could buy a new cooker in her memory, which we will be calling ‘The Sue’. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to Sue’s husband Jon and her family. We will miss her and remember her with immense fondness.

Lorette Mackie and Digby Stephenson, Henfield Haven

Council approves panel to develop Plan for Low Carbon Horsham

Horsham District Council councillors have agreed to establish a Climate Change Panel to support the development of a Climate Change Action Plan tackling carbon footprint issues across Horsham District. The Panel will consist of local and national experts who specialise in a range of subjects associated with reducing carbon emissions and preparing for environmental change across the whole District. The Council is already making great progress in reducing its own direct carbon emissions which are under its control. It has reduced its carbon 12 | BN5 Magazine

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AUGUST 2022 | News footprint by using low emission fuels in its waste collection vehicles, introducing more electric vehicles to its fleet and refurbishing its community facilities with more energy efficient technologies, amongst other measures. All these initiatives will help achieve its target of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2030. However, this will still leave work to be done to reduce carbon emissions across the District. Commenting Cllr James Wright said: “The establishment of a panel experts will ensure the plan is developed with a higher degree of expertise and open discussion, engaging with residents, community groups, parish and neighbourhood councils and businesses alike.” The Plan for Low Carbon Horsham will continually evolve to identify existing projects, as well as realistic new opportunities. A revenue budget of some £70K was approved by full Council to facilitate the Plan development and implement a programme of engagement and communications to encourage climate change action.

those living with dementia and their carers, appreciating what an important and unique service the Haven provides for Henfield and the surrounding villages. Chairman of Henfield Parish Council Malcolm Eastwood commented: “This was a very timely opportunity to spend time at the Haven reminding ourselves how lucky we are to have such a wonderful place in our community, no wonder it continues to win awards, the latest from Horsham District Council. Under the leadership of Lorette and Digby the Haven is a thriving, happy place providing fun, respite and support as well as a place to meet up for great cup of coffee and cake!” Malcolm expressed the gratitude of the village to the Haven staff and volunteers who work hard to keep the Haven running and flourishing.


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Henfield Parish Councillors visit the Haven

Henfield Parish Council members received a guided tour of the Haven from Chairman of the Haven CIO Digby Stephenson and manager Lorette Mackie on 5th July, with an update on the Haven’s work and a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how the Haven operates. The Haven was saved with a successful campaign organised by the Trustees and generously supported by local businesses, organisations and individuals, after their care providers withdrew without notice during the pandemic. Henfield Parish Council’s support during this period was an important factor in the success of the campaign and The Haven volunteers went on to work in partnership with Henfield Parish Council to roll out the Helpline support for the village during the various lockdowns. This longstanding relationship is being maintained and the Councillors present asked some interesting questions about how the Haven supports

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Digby is a Platinum Champion!

Congratulations to Digby Stephenson who has won a coveted Platinum Champion award from the Royal Voluntary Service, for his outstanding contribution as a volunteer in the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Digby won the award in the ‘Older people and dementia’ category for his tireless voluntary contribution to the Henfield Haven, where he has contributed an estimated 12,000 voluntary hours. He was one of 490 national winners selected by a wide-ranging panel of judges from the charity, business and entertainment industries. Digby, chairman of the Haven CIO, was nominated by ex-staff member Bonnie Flitney, who felt that it was important to see Digby’s immense contribution recognised. Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall commented on the award winners: “The Platinum | 13

News | AUGUST 2022 Champions Awards, launched by Royal Voluntary Service in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service, have given us the opportunity to celebrate the remarkable contribution of all volunteers, who truly are the backbone of our country. Congratulations to all our Platinum Champions – and my heartfelt thanks to you and to the millions of volunteers across the UK who give their time and talents so generously.” Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Digby.


Thank you to a Henfield ‘Good Samaritan’

A Henfield resident would like to thank the kind man who paid her grocery bill at Budgens on the afternoon of Thursday 23 June. She had left her bank card and cash at home and only realised this when she went to pay. The ‘good samaritan’ took out his phone and paid the bill, saying “Think of it as your lucky day”. I offered to give my contact details in order to pay him, but he declined. A random act of kindness from a stranger - it’s great that people like this are still around in the world, making it a better place for us all! Thank you

A Henfield resident

Sharing 12-year-old Luca’s voice with the world

Luca began singing at the age of seven at school. Under the guidance of the late Rob Prizeman, Luca’s singing was nurtured and developed to an exceptionally high standard. He has already had success as a soloist in a professional choir and has performed locally in the area at school and business events with his Performing Arts School Aspirations Dance. Now under the mentorship of Rob Lewis who propelled another treble Cai Thomas to fame in 2020, Luca is embarking on recording an album. A few tracks have already been recorded on video for release after the summer and with a great team of experienced professionals behind him, all are confident that producing an album will be a positive experience and enable Luca to not only share his talent worldwide but create new and exciting opportunities for his development as a performer. The plan is to release this album on CD and digitally in April 2023. Luca has started a crowdfunding campaign on the platform Kickstarter. If there are any individuals or local businesses that would like to consider offering their support, please go to ‘ Record Luca Brugnoli’ on kickstarter or email admin@ You can find out more on Luca’s website or on Facebook @lucabrugnoliofficial, Instagram: @ luca_brugnoli_official, or Twitter @lucabrugnoli12

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Dog walking and pet services Email: Phone: 07522 326 141

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Brownies Canoe Regatta

After a gap of two years our annual canoe regatta returned on Sunday 26 June. Brownies from across the County competed against each other in two different events. The first event was one in a single canoe, using their hands to paddle to collect as many plastic balls as they can, the winner each time earning a chocolate bar. Chloe from 3rd Henfield Brownies managed to get an amazing 23 balls when it was her turn, the most in that group. The second event saw four Brownies in a canoe together paddling around Southwater lake to collect puzzle pieces before returning to shore to put the puzzle together, all against the stopwatch. I am very pleased to announce that 3rd Henfield Brownies returned to their winning ways and achieved the best time of 3 minutes 17 seconds. Later on they got a second unofficial go and went even faster! Well done girls! We have spaces at both Henfield Brownie and Guide units if your daughter would like to join us and take part in the canoe regatta next year. You can register your daughter via www.girlguiding. . We also desperately need some more volunteers to keep our Guide units open, otherwise one of them will close at the end of term, leaving their Guides very disappointed as they can’t make the alternative night. If you can spare a couple of hours a week, please sign up at www. for more information. No prior experience is needed.

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BP Guild annual Senior Citizens outing and meal

The Henfield Baden Powell Guild (BP Guild) would like to invite all Senior Citizens from Henfield and its locality to our annual free Senior Citizens outing and meal on Sunday 4 September. We are planning to revert back to the more traditional set-up starting at 11am with a mystery coach tour. You will be taken to a secret location (as tradition dictates) where we will be able to stop for a delicious ice cream, a breath of fresh air and to stretch the legs. We will welcome you back to the Village Hall with tea, coffee or a sherry prior to the BP Guild serving a four course dinner including light entertainment. The event is free because of the fund raising that the BP Guild carries out throughout the year with the kind support of village, such as the Father Christmas sleigh collection, marquee hire and jumble sales etc. You are free to choose the coach trip and dinner, or just come for the dinner if you prefer. Tickets will be available from Hamfelds or alternatively Call Neil Featherstone on 07816 463851. Please let us know of any specific dietary requirements you may have when booking the tickets. We hope to see you there on 4 September.

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Community Climate Fund

The Community Climate Fund is a grant available to local voluntary and community groups that share our vision of becoming a carbon neutral District. Horsham District Council aims to enable local community groups and Parish Councils to take action to reduce carbon emissions in their local communities. The Fund will support new projects that will make a difference and also benefit the wider community. We also want successful applicants to spread the message on the actions they have taken and help promote the Fund. Our priorities and categories that projects must align with are: • Carbon Emissions – Reduce carbon emissions and other climate warming gases • Energy – Reduce consumption of energy and install low carbon or renewable forms of energy • Water – Reduce consumption of water and reduce threats from flooding

Waste – Minimise waste, reduce, reuse, and recycle • Biodiversity – Increase biodiversity and wildlife in the district • Transport – Reduce the need to travel and increase cycling, walking and use of public transport We will concentrate on helping existing, not for profit organisations to deliver new projects. Organisations may only apply once per calendar year for this grant. Voluntary or community groups, Registered Charity, Constituted group or club, Community interest company (CIC), social enterprise, school, Parish Councils can apply for the grant. Faith groups may also apply, provided their projects are inclusive. There are 3 levels of funding available, up to £1,000, up to £2,500 (would require more information from the applicant), up to £5,000 (this category requires equal match funding from the applicant so that the grant can support larger projects. For further details about the application process, please got to or email

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Weight Off Workshops in Henfield

Are you concerned about your weight and wellbeing? Are you ready to create healthier habits? Over 12 weeks our FREE workshops focus on weight loss, physical and emotional wellbeing along with advice and tips for sustainable lifestyle improvements. Our next course in Henfield starts in September. Get in touch now to book your place! 01403 215111

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Nature at its finest


We love the long summer evenings here at relish! Our bistro menu is so popular because there is something for everyone. We change our menu regularly so we can make the most of the fresh summer produce. Plus we cater for all your summer events! Pop in to relish today for the best of summer. Fully Licensed - DOGS WELCOME - Disabled Toilet Facilities Baby Change – Children’s Menu – Takeaway - Outside Catering Vegan & Vegetarian dishes – Gluten Free

sussex prairies garden Teas & delicious home baking | Unusual plant sales Open Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 5pm* No need to book - dogs and picnics welcome Great value individual and family season tickets

*Opening times may change for special events - see website

3rd - 4th August Ecoprint with Amanda Duke 4th August Willow Weaving with Hedges and Hurdles 5th August - 4th September Bazaar Indian Summer Market 13th August Coro Nuovo Voices sing at Sussex Prairies 14th August 2pm Coastline Harmony Choir 20th August Sunset on the Prairies Bhangra Party Night with Bazaar All details and booking information 18 | BN5 Magazine

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he Henfield Club has been a big part of Henfield since its creation in 1920. Originally known as ‘Comrades of The Great War Club’, it was set up for ex-Servicemen who had fought in the first World War. We are now a Social Club in the historic former Scout HQ building on the corner of Cagefoot Lane and the High Street, quite literally in the heart of the village. Many of you may know us as the centre point of the Annual Henfield Remembrance Parade, as the War Memorial stands proudly outside. This is such an important event both for us and the Village and we are proud to be a huge part of it. But did you know that we offer many other opportunities to socialise and enjoy the company of your fellow villagers? Our friendly and welcoming bar offers a great selection of drinks at competitive Club prices, including two real ales from a great local brewery. You can always find someone to chat to, whether it’s one of our friendly bar staff or other members. If you come along on a Monday evening we run ‘Fun Darts’ where you can join in, free of charge, no matter what your skill level. If you join us for a

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drink between 6-8pm on a Wednesday you’ll be in with a chance of winning the weekly Members Draw which can be anything between £20-£500! All members are automatically entered but must be in the Club when the draw is made, so the £10 a week can quickly roll-over to quite a substantial sum! We also have a juke box which has resulted in many fun evenings discussing music choices over a drink or two! We have a large snooker room housing two fullsize tables and are part of a local league. We’re proud of our heritage and still have some of our scoring boards and winners league tables dating back to the 1930’s! One of our Snooker tables is an original from when the Club opened and the other is a mere 90 years old! As well as darts and snooker we also run cribbage and shuffleboard competitions periodically, and have been known to bring out the ‘shove ha’penny’ board for special occasions! The Don Scutt function room upstairs can be hired out for £10ph during Club opening hours, perfect for small parties, meetings and even short term exhibitions. We have a selection of traditional games such table football that can be

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used free-of-charge for parties etc. Lots of local groups currently use the room for meetings but we are always happy to welcome more. We run various events during the year: Our St Patrick’s Day event this year included drinks promotions and free home-made Irish stew and soda bread which proved rather popular! Our Easter and Christmas Draws are legendary with a myriad of prizes including traditional meat joints, alcohol, and lots of other goodies. On 30 April 30 2022 we relaunched our annual ‘Giant Pumpkin’ competition. Even as you read, pumpkins across the village are being tended with loving care and fed with secret manures. The great winner will be judged and announced on 8 October - come along on the day and have a drink with us or partake in a burger from the BBQ. Our last winner weighed 124kg, although this is some way off the whopping 235kg which is our all-time champion! Our plans for our 100 year centenary celebrations on July 15 2020 were unfortunately scuppered by Covid, however this gives us the opportunity for some fun this Summer! On the weekend of 13-14 August 2022 we’ll be running lots of games

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competitions with cash prizes and trophies for darts, snooker, cribbage and shuffleboard. Plus the nearest score to 102 on darts and shuffleboard will win an extra mystery prize! Come along and join in or try out a new game you never know, you may be a winner! We are a Private Members Club, currently offering your first years membership for just £25 and each subsequent year for £15. But you can visit us up to three times to get to know us before you sign-up, any current member can sign you in as a guest, so please do come and see us. All the money raised by the Club goes straight back into it as the Committees that run the Club and organise events are completely staffed by members who are unpaid volunteers. We have an amazing history of 102 years in Henfield but unfortunately, like many other small businesses, we have struggled in recent years. Due to Covid, and the recent huge increase in energy prices, unless we are able to recruit new members soon, who use the Club regularly, there is a real risk that we may have to close, so please do come in and support us if you can.

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HENFIELD CLUB As the Henfield Club celebrates 102 years, sadly it is at crisis point. Increased fuel bills and overheads, as well as lower member visitor numbers, has severely affected our income over the last few years and we now need the community’s support to keep the club open. Please support us to save the historic Henfield Club from imminent closure. You can help us by: •

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he lovely venue of Ashurst Recreation Ground is once more playing host to the very popular Ashurst Fair & Fun Dog Show on Sunday 4th September from midday, this year with extra special celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It promises to be a great show again, there are a range of new dog show classes kindly judged by Jonathan and Annelise from Hawthorn Vets and an exciting fun dog agility course for all four-legged visitors. As always there will be lots of traditional country stalls including teas, cakes, produce, bar with locally brewed beer, barbeque, Pimm’s stall, and doggy treats and accessories. The very popular Silent Auction will be packed with great things to bid for, and another attraction will be an exciting, fast paced demonstration by the Brighton Flyball Club. 24 | BN5 Magazine

The highlight is always the Fun Dog Show, classes cost £2 to enter and there are lots of rosettes and prizes to be won. You can enter; Best Puppy, Best Small Dog, Best Large Dog, Best Veteran (7 years or older), Best Child Handler (under 12), Best Six Legs, Best Rescue Dog, Dog Most Like its Owner, Best Local Dog, Dog not having won a rosette, Best in Show (first place in each class). The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is of course being celebrated throughout the show, making this an even more special event to add to your calendars. Ashurst Recreation Ground (opposite Ashurst CE Primary School), School Lane, Ashurst, BN44 3AY. Turn off to School Lane is opposite The Fountain Pub. For further information please call 01403 711482.

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hroughout August, there’s a treat in store when you visit Sussex Prairies – the amazing Bazaar market of all things Indian will be resident on the Prairie! Nestled amongst the swathes of Prairie planting is a cluster of marquees, a riot of colourful textiles, antiques, jewellery and clothing. Discover all the treasures and be instantly transported to the markets of Rajasthan; Bazaar is a feast for the senses! Enjoy a delicious curry, try your hand at block printing or attend a sunset event — listening to a Sitar and Tabla duo and dance with a Bhangra troupe! Browse colourful Indian textiles, block printed cotton clothing, semi-precious jewellery, vintage silks and be inspired by interesting gifts and haberdashery. Take home a little piece of authentic India at a very affordable price. Bazaar is a small travelling business that has grown from festivals and markets with its far reaching and long-standing trading links with craftspeople in India and Nepal. Joanna Hall, textile designer and founder of Bazaar, has made it her mission to seek out the people behind the products she sells. She has spent 30 years working directly in workshops across northern India, with weavers, dyers, block printers, embroiderers, tailors, master pattern cutters, stone cutters, silver smiths, wood carvers and handmade paper makers — the list is long! We’re pretty sure everyone in Henfield has visited Sussex Prairies at least once (and many are season ticket holders), but if by chance you 28 | BN5 Magazine

haven’t, this is the perfect opportunity. It’s set in a 32 acre farm, with stunning horticultural delights, sculptures, award-winning architecture, wonderful plant nursery and lots of room to roam. You can take a picnic or have a curry, ‘Kesari Dhabba’ will be serving authentic vegetarian curries and delicious teas and home-made cake will be available, as always, from the Sussex Prairies’ tea shop.

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Friday 5th August - Saturday 3rd September (Closed Mon and Tue but open Bank Holiday 29th Aug) 12 noon - 5pm. Talks by Jo Hall, designer and owner of Bazaar: Thurs 11th August, 12:10pm, “Mud, Mirrors and Threads”. Thursday 25th August, 12:10pm, “Women and India, Travels, Textiles and Tribulations!” Block Printing workshop 13th-14th Aug 12-5pm “Sunset on the Prairie” Sat Aug 20th 5-9pm. Live Sitar/tabla duo, Sam Randhawa and Gurchetan Singh, 4 x 4 Kings of Bhangra, authentic thali curry. £32 adult, £42 adult including curry, £12 children 5-16, £20 children 5-16 including curry. Tickets include free entry to garden.

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Under 6 Football in Henfield H

enfield Football Club’s under 6 team is coming to the end of its fourth season and is continuing to grow from strength to strength. The team was launched by myself back in 2018 when it was apparent there was a need for a younger team as we were losing players to surrounding clubs. Since its launch the group has continued to grow in both strength and numbers. We train mainly at the Rothery Field, during the Autumn and Winter seasons on Thursday nights from 5.30-6.30pm and then move to the Kingsfield for the Summer season to take advantage of the larger space and late summer evenings. Our aim was to create a fun and safe environment where children in Reception and year 1 school years could play football, learn new skills, make new friends, work together as a team and generally have an enjoyable time. As this 2021/22 season comes to a close and many of the older players move on to the newly created U7 team managed by Sam Witherden, we are excited to be thinking about the new season ahead for the U6’s. Coles Automotive have recently sponsored our brand-new match day kit which the team proudly wore for the first time at the HFC’s tournament back in May. They

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will be using it again when we have our first away friendly against Steyning FC and Storrington FC on 3rd July. We are launching a new red training top that we hope to eventually roll-out to all our youth teams which will initially be sponsored by Repainted – Painting and Property Maintenance. Recently I have been joined on the coaching team by Dan which has been a great help, but I am still looking for another adult (over 18) volunteer that would be willing to give up one hour a week to help us coach and support the children. You don’t need to have any experience or football knowledge, just be prepared to have fun and have lots of energy and patience. The ideal person would be required to be DBS checked and would need to complete an online safeguarding course, all of which the club will pay for and support you through. I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ for all the parental support the team has had this year and in particular to Shaun Bigg, David Hunt and Nick Grant who have given up their time each week to help. To register your child’s interest for September or if you are interested in helping coach, please call or text Karen on 07887483366 or email

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ere at the Henfield Haven we are very excited to announce that from Tuesday 6 September we will be running a new weekly exercise class called ‘Love to Move’. The sessions are chair-based and anyone can join. ‘Love to Move’ is specially designed to get older people moving and functioning in a better way. The programme achieves this by carefully integrating the use of gymnastic foundation skills, cognitive stimulation and social interaction activities, all carried out to music. Above all the programme is fun. A participant from a previous class has said that it brings her “One hour of wonderfulness each week!” Components of ‘Love to Move’ are based on movement patterns as well as co-ordination exercises. These are understood to benefit older people and those living with dementia, Parkinson’s and other forms of cognitive

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years have passed since I first watched Henfield play cricket and I have just watched two of the most exciting matches ever. It is the last weekend of glorious June with a Saturday league match against Middleton on the sun blessed common. I’m a rather late spectator. The scoreboard shows Henfield to have made a reasonable 217 but the visitors are already 200 for the loss of only four wickets. Defeat for Henfield is certain, just 18 runs away unless they can take six wickets. The Middleton batsman makes another big hit sending the ball sky high - and down again towards a Henfield fielder. Will he, won’t he catch it? Yes; well caught - another man out, another wicket! The next man is soon clean bowled, the middle stump askew. Is the impossible happening? Can Henfield possibly win? The game becomes high drama; batsmen subdued, fielders alert, runs hard to score - a single here, a two there. More catches are held, another man is bowled and the score suddenly stands at 210 for 9. The last batsman strides to the wicket with eight runs needed. He is pensive at first but gains confidence. He hits the ball and begins to run - an awful mistake. As he scrambles to get back, a fielder picks up the ball and shies at the stumps just five yards away. The ball misses! Henfield’s chance of victory has gone. The Middleton men hit a three and a four to take their score to 216. What a thrilling match; just two runs or one wicket for victory. Who will gain the day? The bowler bowls the ball, the batsman whacks it mighty hard and Henfield fielders raise their arms aloft, the ball safely clasped in the hands of their skipper. What a catch, what a match. Victory to Henfield. The teams shake hands and leave the field. They gather at the pavilion bar

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for friendly drinks and cheerful exchanges about the fickleness of cricket. A game is a game; camaraderie follows. Sunday I am on the common early to watch the complete match. Twineham and Wineham are the visitors for a real village game. They bat first, lose a few quick wickets but settle down and make 180. Time for tea. Henfield begin their innings and within a couple of overs have scored seven for the loss of two wickets. Something is going seriously wrong. The next pair steady things and then go on the offensive. Runs begin to flow but the visiting bowlers plug away. The 150 is passed before another wicket falls. The new man takes guard, faces up to his first ball and walks back to the pavilion, clean bowled. In comes the next man and does exactly the same. Two wickets in two balls. Can the bowler make it three in three balls for a hat-trick? Not quite, but he triumphs again two balls later. This time it is Henfield suddenly becoming subdued. Twineham and Wineham have their tails up. More runs come, more wickets tumble; eight have gone. In comes the Henfield skipper, his side’s last hope. As the final over of the game begins, he is stuck at the bowler’s end with ten runs still needed. The batsmen run a single. Now the skipper has the strike. He bangs a four. Five more needed. “Finish with a six.” says my knowing neighbour. “No,” I reply, “He might get caught. A four and a one is safer.” The bowler bowls, the skipper strikes and the ball soars high in the sky and way over the boundary for six - and another victory. The players gather for friendly drinks and cheerful chatter at the pavilion bar. Cricket, lovely cricket.

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and shared crucial information from his years of service flying Buccaneers in a variety of strike / attack roles. Digby’s experience as part of the 2-seat Buccaneer was honed during the early 1970s when he was one of 12 crews on HMS Eagle and Ark Royal taking part in active service around the world. During that time the threat of nuclear war was sharply in focus and three tours on the Buccaneer (as part of both the day and a night teams) involved training exercises each day and landing troops on hostile shores. patrolling the oceans. The Buccaneer was able During the early part of ’77, Digby and the pilots to fly at extremely low altitudes beneath radar of the other 10 Buccaneers practiced for three and this, supported by the F4 Phantom fighters, months to create the perfect display, his FAA formed a key role in the NATO alliance’s nuclear logbook shows one entry ‘Thursday 24, 11.20, defence. HMS Ark Royal was decommissioned Formation R’. The Buccaneer pilots created in 1978. the straight, loop and kick of the ‘R’ while the Digby is justifiably proud of his service with Phantoms created the straight lines of the ‘E’. the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and retired as a However, the final display over The Mall for Her Lieutenant Commander. As a Reservist he helps Majesty the Queen was not in store for Digby, but to organise and take part in Henfield’s annual more exciting times were ahead. In April 1977, Remembrance Day Parade. He now plays a huge a few weeks after marrying Jane, Digby was voluntary role at the Henfield Haven, as Chairman selected for a US Navy exchange programme in of the Henfield Haven CIO Trustees, giving Virginia based at the Naval Air Station Oceana. thousands of voluntary hours to the efficient day Deployments from there sent him to NAS Miramar to day running of this vital community centre, near San Diego, which any movie fan will know is where services include caring for people living the home of TOPGUN. Between 1977 and 1980, with dementia. he flew the A-6 Intruder from US Navy carriers

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Tax implications of divorce/separation Whilst divorce can have some serious tax implications, the act of separation is in fact more significant from a tax perspective.

Understandably many couples may have no immediate appetite for addressing anything beyond their emotional fallout. They may lose sight of the real financial benefits to the family as a whole that can be achieved if a coordinated separation is put in place with clear timelines and tax elections. Early and accurate fact finding is necessary. It is essential to look at where parties reside and are domiciled for tax purposes. Tax advice in all countries in which the couple has assets should be taken without delay. Most tax regimes run to a calendar year, the UK being an exception.

It can take some time for both parties to work out what is in the financial pot. It may take a bit longer, even with legal and financial advice, to identify and explore the range of possible financial outcomes. In legal terms, there is no one right solution. Instead there is a range of possible blends of division of capital and income, which can be tailored for each family. If possible, values of assets and potential tax calculations should be made and agreed between advisers and the couple. Assets are normally valued just before negotiations start, rather than at the date of separation. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is an important consideration and can have significant implications on how a couple decide to sort out their financial arrangements and even when they decide to separate.

From a tax point of view, the earlier in the Tax Year that you separate, the more time you have to sort out the finances - before losing the inter-spouse benefits come the following 6 April. Although that is not going to be practical for most couples, it is worth thinking about. The reality for most people is that by the time they start to think about tax planning on separation, the CGT exemption will have been lost. For Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes, transfers between spouses are exempt transfers right up until the final dissolution of the marriage or civil partnership. Transfers made on divorce, or for the maintenance of the family, are exempt from IHT too.

My message is simple - anyone planning to separate or divorce should speak to a tax adviser as well as their lawyer. Working together might sound slightly strange, when a marriage is Married couples who live together enjoy the ability to transfer assets between themselves free ending, but needs must! With lenders demanding higher percentage deposits and mortgages of CGT under inter-spouse tax rules. If a couple available to fewer, any capital or Income Tax separates, then the inter-spouse rules are lost from the beginning of the following Tax Year. For savings that can be made are going to be very welcome. example, if you move out of the marital home in September after a disastrous summer, then from For further advice on this or other business 6 April 2023 you will no longer be able to transfer issues, contact assets to your spouse without possibly creating a Paul Samrah, Moore Kingston Smith LLP CGT liability. Such assets include share portfolios, T: 01737 781546 buy-to-let property, land and second homes. E: 60 | BN5 Magazine

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Index of advertisers | AUGUST 2022 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 Moore Kingston Smith LLP 61


A & S Aerials & Satellites Avant Home Technology TAS Aerials

ARCHITECTS & SURVEYORS Roger Minost Architect

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MeloVelo 48

BUILDERS & CARPENTRY Property & Gardens Gardener & Scardifield Henfield Homes Ltd


Coastal Homecare Elite Choice Homecare Henfield Home Checks


B&I Carpets


Henfield Chimney Sweep


Mallards Dental Practice

DOUBLE GLAZING & WINDOWS BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

49 40 58 53 52 26 56 49 51 58 56


C&K Electrical 59 Garden Spark (Avant Home Technology) 50 Herbert Electrical 59 Jeremy Crawley Electrical 50

FENCING, GATES & SHEDS Bank House Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. Jasper Fencing Contractors R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

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Garolla Roller Shutter Doors

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

25 62 30 58


Beechcroft Landscapes Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts Steven Wakeham

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Alison Crowe Jewellery 09 Shoreham Gallery 18 Steyning Book Shop 11 Stokes 22

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING Hollinger Trenching Water Engineering PHB Contractors


A&S Gutter Clearance

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Geoff’s Handyman Services

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Aspirations School of Dance 14 Bank House Clinic 42 Beverley Robinson 42 Bigg Change 42 Elise Rawson The Neuro Physio 12 Hear to Listen 42 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 42 Stepping Stones Podiatry 42

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY East Barn Interiors Ltd Helen Puxley Soft Furnishings Hillary’s Blinds

LEISURE, EVENTS AND COMMUNITY Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre Henfield Weekly Market Horsham District Council Wellbeing Season’s Art Classes Sussex Prairies

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Gosia Spica Financial Advice Ltd 48 Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 55

Inner Space 48 Marcus Grimes Letting 43 Stevens Lettings 56



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