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JANUARY 2019 | Contents

06 What’s On listings





from the BN5 area

26 Local Interest

Henfield Festival 2019

30 Local Interest

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34 Local Interest WISH Job Club


47 Local Interest HTC’s Cinderella

66 Index

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Editor’s LETTER

Happy New Year! The launch of the 2019 Henfield Festival, in conjunction with the Horsham District Year of Culture, is a great way to kick off the New Year in the village. A group of organisers have been working hard to produce a really interesting, diverse and unusual calendar of exciting events for you to enjoy over the year, celebrating the very best of our lovely village and involving lots of local clubs and groups. Please keep an eye out in BN5, we’ll make sure we highlight all the upcoming Festival events for you to join in with, and see page 26 for an introduction to the Festival. When I was asked by Singing Hills to visit them and find out about their historic Wurlitzer organs, I had no idea how fascinating the afternoon would be. I was in for a huge surprise when one beautiful carved mahogany organ was rolled aside, to reveal a pit from which rose another rather splendid organ, lit up and changing colour, with rows of keys and stops. The story behind these incredible instruments is on page 30, please do look out for the concerts too. We wish you all a really happy and healthy 2019, keep shopping in Henfield and enjoying the beautiful countryside we live in. Editor

47 Copy Deadline & Contact Us... Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the February 19 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 4th January 2019.

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Martin Love, Arthur Church, Toby Phillips, Ian Henham and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of some of the highlights of the Henfield Festival by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper at Gemini Print in Shoreham and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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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.

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What’s on | JANUARY 2019 Due to the number of events, repeating events may 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.impactinitiatives.org.uk/henfield-haven.

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Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am Ladybirds – New Group (& every Thurs) Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Fun with music for pre-schoolers. 10am–12pm (& every 1st Fri) Henfield Unattached See News Item. White Hart, 11am (every 1st Thurs) Southwater Walk For those who are alone. Southwater Country Park, 11am Enquiries 01273 495820. (& 18th) Art & Crafts 2½ miles level, no stiles. Steyning 2 Mile Stroll Steyning Health Centre for start, Sobell Court, 2-4pm (every Thurs) All welcome, led by trained Bring any art or craft. All materials volunteers. No need to book. 11am (& 15th) Little Fishes 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by provided. trained volunteers, no need to book. Youth Club (ages 12-17) St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& Henfield Youth Club, 7.30-9.30pm every Fri) For pre-school children and their (& every Thurs, term time) Henfield Byways carers. Storytime, songs and Cinderella Henfield Library for start, 10am refreshments. Henfield Hall, 7.30 pm (daily until (& 16th, 30th) Henfield Camera Club 5th, also 2.30pm on 5th) 2-3 miles. No dogs. All welcome, Free Church Hall, 7.30-10pm (& A Henfield Theatre Co led by trained volunteers. alt Fri) production. See Article. Henfield Women’s Group Henfiledbn5.co.uk for details.

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Thursday 3

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Saturday 5

Self Help Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) Collection from your home A social get together for the Organised by the BP Guild. To elderly. Lunch provided. have your tree collected email ericsara1@sky.com or david. Toddler Group malkin@henfield-scout-cc.org, Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am or phone 01273 494470. (& every Weds) Play & sing. Suggested donation £1.

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Sunday 6

Wurlitzer Concert

St Barnabas Outreach

Henfield Netball Club

Knit and Natter

Singing Hills, 3-5.30pm See Advert & article page 30. Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (& every Sun)

Monday 7

Monday Market

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

WISH Job Club

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

Nat West Drop In Surgery

Evening Bingo

Henfield History Group

Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) Shepherds of the South Downs, their lives and times.

Wednesday 9

Steyning Camera Club

Jolesfield Community Choir

Tuesday 8

Steyning History Society

Camera Club Exhibition

St. Peter’s Church (& until 31st) See Henfield Festival article.

Henfield Shed

Stokes Garden, 10am-12pm (& every Tues, Weds, Thurs & Fri) henfieldshed.org.uk

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Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Fire at Uppark.

BBC Any Questions

Henfield Hall, 6.45pm Tickets (free) from Village Care. See Henfield Festival Article.

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Henfield Library, 2–4pm Chat and work together. Note Steyning/Wiston Walk Cricket Pavilion for start, change of date this month. 9-10.15am Youth Club (age 7½-11) Downland dog walk. 2 miles. Henfield Youth Club, 6-7.30pm (& All welcome, led by trained every Tues, term time) volunteers, no need to book.

George Hotel, 2-4pm (every Mon) HART Pub Quiz Advice and support for The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt Tues) customers. In aid of HART (Henfield Area Youth Club (years 6,7 & 8) Response Team). Teams of up to Henfield Youth Club, 6.30-8pm (& six. Call 01273 492006 to book. every Mon, term time) Project night - an opportunity to Knit and Natter learn new skills. Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30amHenfield Badminton Club 12pm (& every 2nd Weds) Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& Items and children’s clothes every Mon) knitted for charity. Upper Beeding Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every Mon) We also have a “Coffee Club” on alternate Tuesdays. www. steyningcc.org.uk for details.

Henfield Wild Violets WI

Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am-2pm Players Theatre, Hurspierpoint, 8pm Information and support for Leave No Trace (PG). For tickets patients and their families. see www.hurstfilms.com.

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Maidment Court, BN5 9LG, 7pm 2-5pm (& every Mon) (& every Tues) Advice and support for those Cash prizes. seeking employment. See Article.

Henfield Table Tennis

Friday 11

Memory Moments Café

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

Sunday 13

Henfield Conservation Volunteers

Broadmare Common, 10am Reeds and trees in ponds. Contact 01273 494566 or henfieldconservation@gmail.com.

Music Session

The George, 8–11pm (& every 2nd Sun) Singers, musicians and audience are all welcome.

Monday 14

Cowfold Snowdrop Walk

Cowfold Football Field for start, 10.30am Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every 4¾ mile flat. Dogs allowed on a Weds, term time) lead. All welcome, sociable, led by Open to all, join us if you enjoy trained volunteers, no need to book. singing.

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, 12pm (& every 2nd Mon) 7.45–9.45pm (& every 2nd Weds) Oscar Wilde. Sir John Gage and Firle Place.

Thursday 10

St Peter’s Coffee Morning St. Peter’s Church, 10.30– 11.30am (2nd Thurs alt months)

Quiz Night

The George, 8pm (every 2nd Mon)

Tuesday 15

Hurst Village Cinema

Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint,

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JANUARY 2019 | What’s on 7pm Crafts, bible stories and delicious NT live. The Tragedy of King supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. Hurst Village Cinema Richard the Second. For tickets Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint, 8pm see www.hurstfilms.com. Friends of St Peter’s Brunch Cold War (15). For tickets see www.hurstfilms.com. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Woodmancote & Henfield WI 10.30am–1pm Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every Welcome in the New Year with Australia Day Celebration 3rd Weds) a scrumptious Brunch. Tickets Horse Racing Afternoon. must be purchased in advance Free Church Hall, 5pm See news item. from Village Care. Beginning Morris –

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Saturday 26

Beginners Workshop

Corpus Christi Church Hall, 7.30pm See Advert.

Thursday 17

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Sunday 20

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Sunday 27

Community Sunday Lunch

Tuesday 22

Small Dole Tuesday Club

Henfield Haven, 9.30am Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Please pre-book with the Haven. (& every 4th Tues) Action for Deafness ‘Thunderbods are go!’ UK Fire Service Search & International Audiology Centre, Henfield rescue team. Haven, 9.30am-12.30pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Bohemian Rhapsody (12a) Drop-in hearing aid maintenance Henfield Hall, 7.30pm service. Note change of day, See advert below.. frequency & time.

Wineham Walk

Comedy Night

The Wheatsheaf, 8pm See Advert.

Hurst Village Cinema

Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint, 3pm Finding Your Feet (12A). For tickets see www.hurstfilms.com.

Monday 28

Citizens Advice Bureau (Outreach)

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

Wednesday 30

Henfield Club, 7.30–9.30pm Royal Oak for start, 10am An evening of laughter with 5 miles. No dogs. All welcome, comedian Drew Cameron, voted Henfield Parkinson’s Café Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– sociable, led by trained best new comedian on ITV. 12pm (& every last Weds) volunteers, no need to book. Henfield Trefoil Guild Friendly meeting for people with Bereavement Support Guide Hut 7.30pm (every 4th Tues) Parkinson’s and their carers. Henfield Haven Café, 4.15Magistracy together with a mock Organised by Parkinson’s UK.. 5.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) trial. New members always Non-religious group supporting welcome. Contact 07734 602437. local people. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532.

Friday 18

Messy Church

Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& every 3rd Fri)

Wednesday 23

Passwords & Security

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Henfield Computer Club workshop. See News Item.

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We see lots of Musculoskeletal problems in our clinic ranging from back, shoulder, hip and knee pain through to sports injuries and post-operative recovery. But why are we seeing more osteoarthritic knee pain right now? In a large study by Cross et al in 2014, they concluded that knee osteoarthritis (OA) was one of the leading causes of global disability affecting women more than men and its burden has been hugely underestimated. OA involves the repeated wear, tear and repair of knee joint. It causes inflammation and leads to structural changes of the joint, causing pain, stiffness and functional disability. Although its prevalence does increase with age (50+) it is not a consequence of it. Causes according to Arthritis Research UK are multi-factorial including age, gender, genetics, obesity and previous/repetitive injury. However, we do see an increase in patients with knee OA flare ups at this time of year. Although research over the years has been contradictory, more recent research with better methodology has seen causal trends and associations related to joint pain and weather variables. The cold was seen to increase pain and stiffness by Timmermans et al in 2015. The cold and wet weather means your less likely to go out and reduces your activity. That means your less likely to move it. We know that less activity can increase knee OA pain

and ultimately make the condition worse by reducing your balance control. Balance and muscle strength are hugely significant factors in falls risk which can have significant effects on your morbidity and mortality. How do we help? We will work with you, at your pace to understand the problem better, helping you to manage the symptoms and get you moving! We utilise a mix of behavioural strategies with ‘hands on’ therapy, pharmaceutical intervention (if appropriate) and exercise rehabilitation to reduce the acute flare ups and help you manage it more effectively in the future so you can keep moving and enjoying life, even in the cold! About Us We are pleased that after 3 years of hard work, Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy, is thriving! Our team is continuing to grow with new team members being added all the time. Our team consists of Dean (Advanced Physiotherapist & Osteopath), Juliet (Physiotherapist), Ben (Osteopath), Alexandra (Physiotherapist & Pilates), Christina (Sports Therapy/Massage), Emma (TCM Acupuncturist). In the new year we will be introducing further services including weekly Pilates, shockwave therapy, diagnostic ultrasound and digital x-ray (within group).

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Hear to Listen Nicki Dowd, Registered Counsellor in Henfield Bereavement During a lifetime there is one thing that most of us will be unable to avoid, bereavement. Sometimes the loss of a loved one may be sudden and shocking, sometimes it may be expected and sometimes, if great pain is being suffered, it may come as a relief. For those left behind the often agonising adaption to life without their loved one can be traumatic and difficult. When recalling memories people are often tearful and distraught. Although several stages of the grieving process are shared, each of us will experience bereavement in our own unique way. Sometimes this can cause some discomfort or stress within families, as people may not share the same emotions at the same time. People who suffer a loss may initially feel a sense of numbness and disbelief. Their distress at losing someone dear is so severe it leaves them with an intense feeling of emptiness. This can be a very necessary way of coping with painful emotions and is normal for many in the early stages of grief. During this time some may also experience physical symptoms such as nausea and sleeplessness, which are associated with the initial shock of losing a loved one. Their world has altered and adjusting to a new one can be exhausting and challenging as they witness others, who have not experienced a loss, going about their normal daily business. This can bring a sense of isolation within their grief and an even more acute sense of loss. Many bereaved people experience an extreme sadness, anger, guilt and an inability to focus or concentrate. Often people are trying to find answers in order to rationalise and understand their painful emotions. There is frequently an ability to accept the death intellectually and rationally long before there is capacity for an emotional acceptance. Grief is a constantly changing progression and often it is painful to realise that

this is not a linear process and having wrestled with, and seemingly overcome, excruciating feelings they may return from time to time. However, these bleak periods become less frequent and shorter. The extent of ones grief can be dependent on many things such as the nature and closeness of your relationship with the person who has died, their age and nature of the death, your own personal history and your competency at managing your feelings and also the support you have in your time of grieving. I have worked with many people who have suffered the painful loss of a loved one and it has always been a privilege to provide support during this difficult time. No matter how inevitable death is, the impact it can have on those left behind can be very traumatic. Seeking the support of a professional who can help you to understand and manage your emotions during this period can enable you to gain strength and re build a new life which allows for memories to be bring about a smile and a sense of happiness. Please visit my website www.heartolisten.co.uk, or to book a free 30 minute no-obligation consultation please contact me on: 07858 420861 or info@heartolisten.co.uk

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GOODBYE RICK AND LOU FROM TASTE DELI The announcement in December that Rick and Lou Thorn from Taste Deli have decided to hang up their aprons left many of us wondering how we will get through a Friday without Rick’s legendary carrot cake. However, there’s some good news they are passing the baton to Alison Egan from Henfield, who has some exciting plans for the coffee shop and deli. Rick and Lou will be missed by all their regulars and by Henfield village as a whole. Their contribution to village life has been unwavering, their support of local fundraisers, charities and events was always guaranteed, from Rick’s stint as a volunteer coach for Henfield Youth Cricket to his spectacular moustache displays during Movember to raise money for Prostate Cancer. Both of them have been a wonderful addition to our High Street, at BN5 we are incredibly grateful for their support for all our fundraising projects and of course their support of our magazine by continuing to advertise with us. More than anything, they welcomed people to their little deli with reliably great lunches, excellent coffee, tempting cake and a very warm welcome. We are very pleased to hear that Lou and Rick have passed the baton to Alison, who has lots of wonderful plans for the Deli, so please bear with her as she makes some changes before re-

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opening in the new year. We will let you know all about it in BN5 when the secrets are revealed! Lou said; “We would like to express our sincere thanks to the people of Henfield for all their support and custom over the last eight years. We are delighted that Alison is bringing her own exciting vision to the business and wish all the very best for a successful future.” Taste Deli is under refurbishment throughout January and will re-open at the end of the month with a new look, new menu and even a new name! Alison, Andre and family look forward to welcoming everyone, and we all look forward to sampling their food. Good luck to you all. Editor

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LINK ROAD NOW OPEN We are pleased to advise that the new Link Road and car park are now open and available for use. We would encourage our residents to use these new and improved access routes as an alternative means of accessing services in this area including St Peter’s School which is only a short walk from the new car park. Our aim is to try and relieve some of the traffic congestion in Northcroft, Fabians Way and Church Street particularly at peak times. The design incorporates 32 additional car parking spaces which can be accessed through Deer Park by turning left just before Henfield Youth Club. There is a fully resurfaced footpath through the cemetery with bollard style lighting so that it can be used as the main pedestrian route day and night. It also includes a fully resurfaced Parsonage Track incorporating a new ramp access suitable for pushchairs, mobility vehicles and scooters. This work has been fully funded by Section 106 monies from the Parsonage Farm development. We would like to thank all of our partners for their support with this project but especially Gavin Sargent from WCEC Architecture and JT Mackley & Co Ltd. Malcolm Eastwood, Chairman, Henfield Parish Council For more news go to... www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

JANUARY 2019 | News MOSAIC WORKSHOPS Workshops have been held at St Peter’s CE Primary, Henfield Youth Club, the Henfield Hall and the Henfield Haven and Creative Waves are now working up two designs for our Community Mosaics. These encompass our rich heritage and links with Suffrage. One will depict the strong link between Henfield and the suffrage movement and the other will focus more on some of our heritage while linking to the first one. Please see the article on the Henfield Festival. We would like to thank Alan Barwick from the Museum for his help in collating information and photographs, Elaine Goodyear for lending her colourful displays about Suffrage and Wendy Gordon for giving us some extra background information. The mosaics will be on permanent outside display for all to enjoy and we are currently talking to the Parish council to find suitable locations. We will be taking delivery in January when there will be a launch of the mosaics as part of Henfield’s Year of Culture events. Carol Eastwood, Henfield Community Partnership

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL This year £5,616.14 was raised during the two weeks of Remembrance by way of donations for a poppy in Henfield, Small Dole and Shermanbury, an increase of £204.04 on the previous year. The total raised in the Henfield District for the Poppy Appeal for the year ending 30 September 2018 totalled £8,005.79. The additional monies came from the Church collections at the Remembrance Services at Henfield and Shermanbury, sale of wreaths to local organisations, donations and our Coffee Morning in October which raised £254.04. I am most grateful to all those people who have helped me during the year. The Collectors who go house to house and those who stand in the High Street, the shops and business who have poppy boxes on their counters and my helpers at

the Coffee Morning. A particular big thank you to Christine Parkes who helps with the distribution of poppies and to Jean and Gerald Cranford who assisted in the mammoth task of counting the monies in the tins. Without the help of all these people none of this would have been possible. Mike Morgan

PINKS COLLECTION TO COMBAT HYGIENE POVERTY Pinks salon in Henfield has been collecting toiletries and hygiene products for redistribution to homeless charities, drug rehab centres and women’s refuges locally since before Christmas as part of the national Beauty Banks scheme, and it’s been such a success that they have decided to continue acting as a collection point into the new year. If you can help by donating basic toiletry and sanitary products please drop in any new and unused shower gels, disposable razors, tampons, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes (for example) into the salon. They also welcome miniature travel size shampoos that you find in hotel rooms, which are great for homeless people when they get a chance to shower. A huge thank you to all the Pinks customers and local people who have donated so far, Pinks have been able to make substantial donations to some great charities and will continue to do so. All the donations are distributed by Pinks themselves in the local Brighton and Burgess Hill area. Editor

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News | JANUARY 2019 redecorate Henfield Youth Club. Guildsmen rose to the challenge and in over 200-man hours all the work was completed. With Horsham District’s Year of Culture to unroll in Henfield, we anticipate an even busier 2019 including fundraising to help our local Scouts and Guides and other good causes. Thank you for hiring our marquees, buying our street food and refreshments, supporting our jumbles sales and other initiatives such as the Christmas tree collection. Kenneth McIntosh

BP GUILD THANKS HENFIELD The village Christmas tree was put up and lit on the 2 December and over a 14-day period, Guild members visited most roads in the village dispensing good cheer, chocolates and music as Santa rode on the Sleigh. The collection was for the senior citizens of the village and lots of loose change and notes were collected. On Christmas Day Guildsmen sacrificed a lie-in as present deliveries were made to children in the village and also to those older folks in our care homes. We sincerely thank you for the support given to us. We can anticipate a busy year in 2019 if 2018 is a sign of things to come! During the year the BP Guild’s marquees where put up and taken down as goodwill gestures on village-wide events including the Memorial Field Festival and Tim Parson’s Memorial Cricket Match. We also supported the Walk for Olivia, to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity. Some Guildsmen walked and some also cooked a BBQ and served drinks under our own marquee. Henfield senior citizens were once again treated to a fully escorted day out returning to the Henfield Hall where other Guildsmen had cooked a Sunday lunch, served along with beverages. It was a full day’s hard work but very rewarding. Early in November the BP Guild was asked to

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BAGS-4-BRAINS - AN UPDATE As Henfielders know, the village (led by Emma and her BN5 crew) have raised a fantastic sum for The Brain Tumour Charity with the ‘Walk for Olivia’. Additionally, Henfield’s key retailers have also been fundraising for Olivia and the Charity with ‘Bags-4-Brains’ Henfield’s very own voluntary ‘Plastic Bag Tax’! In October alone all those coins (plus more than a few donated notes) added up to the amazing sum of £739.40! Thank you to the staff and customers of Jeremy’s, Truffles, Kebab Knight, R&H Pet Supplies, Kingfish, Cinder Rose and Budgens, not forgetting Linda Riches and BN5 for huge help in carrying and then counting that mass of cash! Happily, it’s going to carry on. As the scheme has been so well supported (and is voluntary) many shops have decided to continue, inviting your 5p donation whenever another plastic bag is needed. A double win for all, either charitable funds raised or many fewer carrier bags taken, which otherwise end in landfill. That’s several thousand less already, thanks to Henfield’s support. Truffles recently announced that thanks to Henfield’s success, they have now introduced the scheme across all 13 Sussex stores with all monies going to environmental charities! If you are a retailer and want to join in just email HCP, or call Bill Shelton on 01273 493105. Bill Shelton


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JANUARY 2019 | News CPRH want people who value democracy and Henfield’s Neighbourhood Planning process to pick up pens or email (reference DC /18/2463 land north of Sandy Lane, Henfield) Horsham District Council at planning@horsham.gov.uk urgently and explain why the development should not be approved. Reference should be made to landscape setting, amenity value, over-development, traffic issues, site access and road safety. See CPRH’s website for more information on valid objection points: www.henfieldhub/CPRH. Philip Johnson, CPRH Fairfax Properties were asked for a response to this article but on this occasion declined to comment. Editor

SANDY LANE APPLICATION FOR 42 HOUSES The Campaign to Protect Rural Henfield (CPRH) wish to highlight Fairfax’s recent planning application for 42 new properties on a former market garden and ancient orchard site on the southwest edge of Nep Town. Fairfax dismiss the extensive consultations around Henfield’s Neighbourhood Planning process by arguing the greenfield is a ‘windfall site’ as it’s become ‘unexpectedly available’. Given the fields planning history (of rejections), CPRH strongly disputes this. The site north of Sandy Lane is rural and abundant with character. Historically it has provided important visual buffers between the edge of Henfield and the rural landscape falling away beyond. It’s a quiet local neighbourhood that will be overwhelmed by a development of this scale. The fields gradient falls away to the Downs Link with Sandy Lane being a haven for walkers, mountainbikers and horse-riders. Despite its visual heritage, the narrow roads and the importance of wildlife, there’s a risk that if approval is granted, it just becomes another overloaded traffic ‘corridor’ to awkwardly positioned housing. The field offers a community amenity that will be lost forever if dense new modern homes, roadways and garages are built. Views from the road and surrounding paths are timeless, rewarding the onlooker with a unique vantage point from which to look Southwest across Downs Link tree tops and the green belt of the South Downs National Park to Chanctonbury Hill. The field is lined with native Oaks, Maple, Hawthorn, Holly and Hazel hedgerows and accommodates many wild species of bats, grass snakes, slow worms and badgers whilst migrating bird species often settle here for a breather. Recently Henfield has seen a rapid increase in daily traffic chaos at a number of important street junctions. Historic NepTown and Dropping Holms were never built with modern traffic capacity in mind. CPRH wholeheartedly support development that is considered, aesthetic, modest and affordable and involves a genuine two-way consultation process.

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FAREWELL HAZEL I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Hazel Grant, who is retiring from her role as Parish Secretary at the end of this year after 9 years working for Henfield Parish Council. Hazel has seen the work of the Parish Office expand considerably over recent years and has been instrumental in keeping everything on track. She has also organised Summer Fairs, Village Evenings and the annual Remembrance events in the village. She will be sorely missed! I would like to say a particular thank you to Hazel for all the help that she has given me in the 4 years since I started working for the Council. We all wish Hazel a long and happy retirement! As we say goodbye to Hazel, we welcome Claire Fullman into the role of Deputy Clerk. Claire has 6 years’ experience working at Angmering Parish Council and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the role. We also welcome Rebecca Grantham to the part-time role of Parish Administrator and Belinda Samrah to the part-time role of Neighbourhood Plan Administrator. Finally, we welcome Robin Wadey to the team of part-time Works Officers, joining Brian Stone and Dick Nye in keeping Henfield looking neat and tidy! Kevin Wright

THERE BUT NOT THERE Those of you who attended the Remembrance Service at St. Peter’s Church will have seen the small Silhouettes of soldiers displayed around the Church. There was one Silhouette with the name printed on it for each of the soldiers named on the War Memorial in the High Street who died in WW1. These figures were donated by Wayne Robbins of Griffin Military & Diplomatic of Henfield and he would like me to pass onto any relative of those men their Silhouette. If you feel you qualify and would like one of these please contact me on 01273 492134 or at mikepmorgan@btinternet.com. Mike Morgan

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HENFIELD’S AIR RAID SHELTERS The photo shows the Rothery Field air raid shelter being demolished by the TA in 1965. No health and safety in those days! The shelter at the eastern end of the field, near the barn was also demolished, but the one behind the machine was kept as a changing room for the football club until the new Pavilion was opened in 1995. These were great places to play in as kids. Where were all the brickbuilt air raid shelters in Henfield? I have put a map on the wall in the museum for you to mark the locations. Alan Barwick, Henfield Museum

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At the end of October, the congregation of Woodmancote Church met to discuss how we might continue to have a weekly service if, for any reason, there was only one member of clergy available across the three churches. The Parochial Church Council of St. Peter’s, Woodmancote have since met and agreed the following pattern of worship, which will be reviewed after a year. Week 1: 8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional language, short sermon, no hymns) Week 2: 11.15am Parish Communion (Modern service, with hymns and a short sermon) Week 3: 8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional language, short sermon, no hymns) Week 4: 11.15am Matins (Traditional service with hymns and a short sermon) Week 5: 5.30pm Sung Evensong led by a choir (rotates around the Churches) Across our three churches every Sunday there will now be a service in either Henfield & Woodmancote or Henfield & Shermanbury at 8.30am, 10am and 11.15am. You’ll find a full Church Calendar on page 25 of the Parish Magazine each month. Revd. Paul Doick

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JANUARY 2019 | News ACTION FOR DEAFNESS MAINTENANCE CLINIC Following the news item in the December edition of BN5 Magazine (see page 17) regarding the withdrawal of hearing tests at Henfield Haven, Laura Ajidahun, Operations Manager for Action for Deafness, has since confirmed that the maintenance clinic will now take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 9.30am–12.30pm at the Henfield Haven. This is for batteries, hearing aid maintenance, advice and support. Editor

NEW YEAR, NEW GROUP WWI COMMEMORATIVE PAINTING AT THE HENFIELD CLUB A painting emulating a stained-glass window was donated to the Henfield Club to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War in 2014. It had been hanging there in the intervening years and as intended, it was removed for completion by club member Kenneth McIntosh in August this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The completed work has now been signed at the back by representatives of the Henfield Club in office in 2014 and in 2018. These include its President and Chairman, Chairmen of the Parish Council and Community Partnership and a representative of Henfield Churches. Kenneth McIntosh

A new group called the Ladybirds will meet monthly to encourage friendship and share activities, have fun and laughter whilst raising funds for the local villages. Join us at our first meeting on Friday 4 January in the Henfield Hall’s Garden Room between 10am–1pm. Enjoy a light lunch while letting us know what you would like out of the Group. We already have an active Book Club, Crafting Group, Walking and Games & Quiz Group, and we anticipate arranging monthly outings and much, much more. For more information call Emma 01273 965926. Maureen Fletcher

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News | JANUARY 2019 YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HELP INFORM THE COUNTY’S ELECTRIC VEHICLE STRATEGY It is the Government’s ambition for at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030, and all vehicles to have zero emissions by 2050, but what does that mean for residents in West Sussex? From Monday 3 December to Friday 11 January 2019, West Sussex County Council is conducting an online survey to gather residents’ thoughts on electric vehicles and charging points to help inform and shape its strategy. The survey consists of 11 questions and will help to give the council a flavour of what residents currently think about electric vehicles and what they would like the charging infrastructure to look like across the county. Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “As part of the West Sussex Plan, we are aiming to make West Sussex a strong, safe and sustainable place to live and the upcoming Electric Vehicle Strategy forms an important part of our work around sustainability. “We want to hear from as many people as possible to get their current views on electric vehicles and charging points to help us form this new strategy.” The views from this survey will help form the basis for the council’s Electric Vehicle Strategy which will be taken forward in February 2019. To take part in the initial survey, please visit: www. westsussex.gov.uk/evsurvey. Residents have until Friday 11 January to respond. West Sussex County Council

HENFIELD ARTISTS & GALLERY BN5 I was so pleased early in 2018 to learn that two of Henfield Art Club committee members bravely donned their entrepreneurial high heels and launched Gallery BN5. Gallery BN5 has helped keep Henfield vibrant and from my stewarding stints at the Gallery I have noted it is becoming a destination for artists from much further afield. I have heard it said that money follows art and it’s not the other way around. So, I am heartened and congratulate the two new directors who have agreed to take over Gallery BN5 and wish them well in 2019 which coincides with Horsham District Year of Culture. I am confident that members of the Henfield Art Club will continue to support them as will the much wider community of Artists in our district. Details of Henfield Art Club and many other arts and crafts groups are available at henfieldbn5. co.uk, do get involved. Kenneth McIntosh, Chairman Henfield Art Club 2 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

THE HENFIELD CLUB TURNS 100 The Henfield Club will be celebrating its 100th birthday this year and we have been making some changes to provide more enjoyment for our existing members and to attract new members. The Club already boasts a successful snooker team. There are two full-sized snooker tables, so if you have played snooker in the past please do come and join the Henfield Club. On Mondays we are planning a regular darts evening, for enthusiasts of the game, all are welcome. Additionally, there are plans afoot to start bingo evenings as well as bridge evenings for our card playing members and a monthly eating out dinner at secret locations. On Tuesday 22 January, Drew Cameron, the award winning “stand-up chameleon” from Brighton, will be coming to give us a laughter-filled evening at the Club. Drew was voted Best Variety Act 2013 by the National Entertainment Awards. Tickets are available from Jasmine’s at £5 and the show will start at 7.30pm. Ros McCormac, a well-known psychic/medium will be at the Club in February. This should be a very interesting and insightful evening. For more information contact Entertainment Officer Andy Manuel: 07724 496610.

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HENFIELD MEDICAL CENTRE’S NEW GP Hello, my name is Dr Aruni Gunaratne and I’m a new GP at Henfield Medical Centre. I joined the practice in July, coming in place of Dr John Derrett and it’s nice to be able to introduce myself in BN5 Magazine. I studied medicine at St George’s Hospital in south London and completed my GP training in Croydon where I have worked for the last 8 years. I grew up in West Sussex and moved back a few years ago with my family. I finally decided to find a more local job and feel very fortunate to have found a position at Henfield. It’s been a challenge adjusting from urban to rural general practice, but I certainly don’t miss the commute! I’ve been at the practice for nearly 6 months now and it’s been quite an eye-opener understanding all of the different services offered at Henfield Medical Centre. It’s a busy job as ever but I’ve had a really friendly and supportive welcome from both colleagues and patients alike. I am part-time, working 3 days a week. I have 3 young children, so life is fairly hectic but in my spare time I love to read and try to get out jogging. You may on occasion see me out with the Henfield Joggers too! The last few months have flown by and I look forward to settling in and becoming part of the team at HMC. Dr Aruni Gunaratne

Chatterbox, a social group for pre-schoolers with their parents and carers, has been a successful part of Henfield village for ten years now. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers have enjoyed coffee and a natter while their children play on a Tuesday morning, often making new friendships and enjoying the support of other parents. This success has been down to a huge amount of hard work and the dedication of volunteers from the Henfield Evangelical Free Church, who give their time to this very valuable community asset. A huge thank you to them all. As time has passed, Chatterbox has changed, along with the needs of the community and the Church. It’s always difficult to make changes to an existing format, especially one that has become very popular, so members of the Henfield Evangelical Free Church, led by Pastor Andrew Lawton, have made the decision to start afresh with a brand-new format for the group. Andrew said; “Chatterbox has now been operating in the same format for over 10 years and we have reached the difficult decision that the time has come for a much-needed revision and update. In order to do this properly and to present a fresh new programme for the future, it has been decided to close the current group and re-launch in the Spring. We are very excited about the possibilities and look forward to introducing some new ideas to you, please bear with us as we make these changes.” We’ll keep you updated through BN5 magazine and at henfieldbn5.co.uk as well as on the BN5 Facebook page when the exciting new group is revealed. Editor

THANK YOU FROM HENFIELD SELF HELP GROUP Thanks to the support of villagers and traders in Henfield the Self-Help Christmas sale in November raised £642. Stephen Dexter

THE POYNINGS PANTO IS BACK! By popular demand The People of Poynings are returning again in 2019 with their annual pantomime. This time it is a take on Cinderella and it will take place in the familiar surroundings of The Holy Trinity Church in Poynings. A chance for the family to have some seasonal fun while contributing to the upkeep of this beautiful Church. Performances will be Friday 11 January at 8pm, Saturday 12 January at 3pm and 8pm with the final performance on Sunday 13 January at 3pm. For further details/ tickets: www.poynings.net. Linda Warburton

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News | JANUARY 2019 HENFIELD REMEMBERS - FAURE REQUIEM 2018 On Saturday 10 November, as part of Henfield’s Remembrance events, a ‘Come and Sing’ Faure’s Requiem was presented to an appreciative audience in St Peter’s Church. Fifty-five singers from Henfield and surrounding areas rehearsed the music in the afternoon, and the performance took place after tea and cake, provide by Maureen Dexter and her excellent band of helpers. This concert, organised by Nigel and Sidonie Stevens, raised money from the sale of performers’ and audience tickets and after expenses, profits of £380 were donated to the Royal British Legion. Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. In seven movements, the work is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. The well-known soprano solo Pie Jesu was beautifully sung by 15-year-old Bonnie White, a student from Brighton College. Richard Woodall’s assured baritone set the mood of the Hostias in the Offertorium, and thrilled the audience and choir alike in the Libera Me. Andrew Beaizley gave all the singers sensitive support from the organ. The performance was rehearsed and conducted by Sidonie Winter. Revd. Harriet Neale-Stevens closed the proceedings with a Prayer for Peace.

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One member of the choir had a particular reason for taking part in this act of remembrance. An ancestor of hers appears on the memorial to servicemen lost in the Great War, on the wall of St Peter’s Church. She was also able to identify the small perspex statuette bearing his name, amongst the many of these grouped around the church as an added memorial to all the men of Henfield lost in both world conflicts. Nigel Stevens

GARDEN CLUB TALK: HORSHAM, AN URBAN WILDERNESS Did you know that the Horsham District is full of rare and interesting wildlife? Join us at the Henfield Hall on Tuesday 8 January, 7pm for 7.30pm start for our AGM, followed by a talk by Jacob Everitt, Senior Countryside Warden. This illustrated talk covers some of the fascinating species we have living on our doorstep. From snakes and spiders to birds and butterflies, this talk is sure to inspire you to look at the wildlife which can be found locally. Members free, £3 for a guest. If you’d like to join the Garden Club, contact Linda Beresford on 01273 492497 or linda@slugbandit.co.uk. Stephanie Weeden

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characters believable and their emotions very ‘real’. The play was directed by first-time director, Angie Barrett, together with Liz Ganney. A superb New York skyline was created by Karen Taylor and the actors were supported by a backstage crew including first-time Lighting Manager Dave Ware. Partridge Green Players are a very small and friendly drama group and would very much like to encourage newcomers to join in any capacity they want – acting, backstage crew, lighting, props, publicity, set-building – anything! We meet every first Monday of the month (except Bank Holiday Mondays) at 7.30pm, at The Partridge, for a play reading – anyone is welcome to drop in and read or just listen. You can find out more about our group on the PG Players Facebook page. Our next production will take place from 22 – 25 May 2019. Mark Fisher

Attention everyone! One of the most significant dates in the global calendar will soon be upon us! Yes, that’s right, it’s Australia Day on Saturday 26 January and we will be celebrating all things Australian at the Henfield Free Church. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun! We will have an Aussie Barbie, games, trivia quizzes and some delectable Aussie treats! You are please requested to arrive in an Aussie themed costume and there will be a prize given for the best on the night! So, practise your “G’Day”, brush up on your Aussie accent, and bring family, neighbours and friends along to a Down-under evening to remember! (Please note that we are NOT expecting Kylie Minogue to be in attendance!) The festivities will begin at 5pm in the Free Church Hall in the High Street. Food and drinks will be provided. The event is free for everyone, but we would appreciate a gold coin donation towards our costs. For more information please contact HENFIELD WOMEN’S GROUP Pastor Andrew Lawton, 01273 959522 or just turn If you have been too busy during the day to join up on the day! any of the existing social groups in the village such Andrew Lawton as the WI’s, are new to the village or looking to make new friends, start the New Year by joining our group that meets once a month in the evening. Our first meeting of 2019 will be on Thursday 3 January at 7.30pm. We are a small friendly group of Henfield women who meet on the first Thursday of each month 7.30–9.30pm. The aim of our group is to meet and make new friends, have fun and learn interesting things. For example, we held a crochet beginners’ class in November and a Christmas social in December. In January we are holding an evening of ‘Board Games and Banter’ in the back room of The White Hart. If you would like to get involved you can find Henfield Women’s Group on Facebook, or you can call Anne on 07901 382976 for more information. We would love to see you there. FIVE BLUE HAIRED LADIES SITTING ON A GREEN PARK BENCH Anne Rodriguez Partridge Green Players performed ‘Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench’, written by John A. Penzotti, to four almost full houses in November 2018. Set in New York’s Washington Square Park the play centres on five elderly women, Anna, Eva, Rose, Gladys and La La who meet on park benches and look back on their well-lived lives and reminisce with happy and painful anecdotes. The cast, which included Esther Kingswell, Roz Richardson, Beverley Boyle, Fay Bishop, Tony Kingswell, Liz Ganney, Peter Deeming, Sue Bennett, Peter Johnstone, Tom Andrews, Dave Tutton and Susannah Staples made their

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The organisers of the Henfield Arts and Crafts Fayre would like to thank everyone who came and supported us and our talented crafts people on Saturday 17 November. We are pleased to announce that the raffle raised £274 for HART. We were fortunate to have prizes donated by local businesses as well as beautiful craft items donated by the individual stallholders. Prizes were kindly donated by Swains Farm Shop, Natasha’s Beauty Salon, Nigel Parsons Builders, G A Lomer Removals, The Windmill, Littleworth, ZENLO and Perry Plumbers. Julie Mitchell

Henfield Scout Community Centre are very grateful to Jake Riley, Director of Tree Works, for agreeing to shred and dispose of the Christmas Trees to be collected by the BP Guild on Saturday 5 January 2019. To have your tree collected for just £5, email ericsara1@sky.com or david.malkin@henfieldscout-cc.org, alternatively phone 01273 494470 or 01273 493843. Dave Malkin

PASSWORDS & SECURITY This workshop, run by Henfield Computer Club, will be on the importance of passwords and their security when using a computer. The session will also cover the use of password managers and will take place at 10am on Wednesday 23 January in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. The number attending will be limited so that the group fully benefits from the session. If oversubscribed, the workshop will be repeated. Please call 01273 494822 or email henfieldcomputerclub@gmail. com. Places must be pre- booked. John Willis

KEEP WARM THIS WINTER It is important to keep warm in winter – both inside and outdoors as it can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes pneumonia and depression. If you have a long-term health condition like COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart or kidney disease, or have suffered a stroke; cold weather can make health problems like these much worse. If you start to feel unwell, at the first signs of winter respiratory illness, even if it’s just a cough or cold, get advice from your pharmacist, before it gets more serious. Older neighbours, relatives, friends and other elderly members of the community are more vulnerable in the winter months and may need a bit of extra help this winter. So, make sure you keep in touch, check if they are feeling under the weather, help them stock up on food supplies and make sure they have the necessary medication before a spell of bad weather to help them Stay Well This Winter. For helpful tips and advice visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/winter. Jackie Hoare, WSCC

HURSTPIERPOINT SINGERS The Singers will be starting rehearsals again on 7 January at Cuckfield Road Methodist Church, Hurstpierpoint, preparing for their Spring Concert on 6 April, which this year will feature music by Vaughan Williams, Parry, Elgar and other Sussex composers. All are welcome to come along at 7.30pm on Monday evenings. For more details contact David Redd on 01273 831801. David Redd

NATWEST MOBILE BANKING On Thursday 27 December the mobile branch will not be in service to visit Henfield. It will be back in service the following week for Thursday 3 January. Community Banker Jacob Watts will not be having drop in sessions until the new year, however he is still contactable, and customers can call and email him with any queries needing resolution, telephone 07825 606389, jacob.watts@natwest.com. Jacob Watts 2 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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JANUARY 2019 | News ARTHUR TELLS US ABOUT HENFIELD CUBS We were really pleased to meet 10 year old Arthur Church when he asked us to publish his essay, written for his Personal Challenge Badge at Cubs, about why Cubs is so important to him. He wants to ask people in Henfield to support the fundraising for the new Scout Hut and to tell you why it’s so important for the village. We think his writing is fantastic - a huge well done to Arthur! Editor “Hello, my name is Arthur, I live in Henfield and I go to Cubs on a Tuesday. I used to go to Beavers and Cubs in Burgess Hill but we moved to Henfield last year and now I am part of the Arun pack (which is in its centenary year!). My sister goes to Beavers on a Wednesday. At Cubs we do different activities and they all work towards our badges. I am writing this article for one of those badges, it is called the ‘personal challenge’ badge. To do this I have to select a task that my leader has given me which was to raise money and interest for the hut and so here I am about to tell you how cool cubs is! So sit back and get ready for a ride on ‘Rollercoaster Cub Awesomeness’. At cubs we have a few routines like when we start we raise the flag and say the cub scout law and promise and at the end we lower the flag. Cubs is

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run by adult volunteers, all named after characters from the Jungle Book. They are quite strict but also good fun! They and the cubs made me feel welcome in the cub pack when I moved and helped me to settle in. Part of the awesomeness of cubs is all the activities we do. Since being in cubs I have done many things including abseiling, ironing, pot holing, shooting, hiking, kayaking, archery, sewing and camping. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to do these things because I don’t know where else I would be to do them. Doing these thing has also made me grow in a lot of ways. For example in improving my behaviour which has helped me at school. Another epic thing about cubs is that I have improved my behaviour so much that the leaders have made me a Seconder – this means that I help my Sixer to control our Six. The reason I am telling you how brilliant cubs is because unfortunately the cub hut is falling down and so we need to raise money to get a new one and improve it. So far the kitchen floor has even rotted away! This means we obviously can’t use the kitchen but if it gets worse the cub hut will be unusable and so there will be no cubs for me and no beavers, scouts or scout explorers. So far we have all been doing lots of things to raise money including yummy cake sales, sponsored runs, sponsored bike rides, book sales and quiz nights as well as applying for lots of grants. If you want to help us raise money for the scout hut or find out about other ways you can help, you can go to www.henfield-scout-cc.org and if you want to get involved in the fabulous fun we have you can find out about joining email: membershipsec @1sthenfieldscoutgroup.co.uk. Also Akela would not forgive me if I didn’t tell you that we always need more volunteers to help us!! So that is why I have been writing this article. I hope you can see how much I love cubs and I hope I have inspired a few people to become cubs and maybe even donate to the hut fund!!” Arthur Church, Henfield Arun Cub Pack

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We may still be in the gloomy depths of winter, but we have a whole year of exciting Henfield Festival activities to look forward to in 2019 as part of the Horsham District year of Culture! Henfield Festival 2019 kicks-off with a visit from BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions (chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby) on 11 January for an evening of topical discussions with questions posed by the audience – it promises to be an interesting evening! The panel includes James Brokenshire MP (Housing & Communities Secretary), Diane Abbott MP (Shadow Home Secretary), Amanda Mukwashi (CEO, Christian Aid) and Dominic Lawson (Journalist). Tickets are free of charge from Village Care in Henfield. The ‘Then and Now - Henfield at Work’ exhibition runs from 8 -31 January in St Peter’s Church and features historical photographs of 36 Henfield workers from the 1900’s, paired with a contemporary photograph of their modern day counterparts. The historical photographs are drawn from the local Marjorie Baker collection, as well as gifts from Henfield families. An evening with celebrated local author and screenwriter Simon Nye will take place at St Peter’s Church on 12 February, hosted by Revd. Paul Doick. Best known for his TV series ‘Men Behaving Badly’ as well as more recently ‘The Durrells’, Simon will be chatting with the audience. Tickets are available from Village Care. Spring will bring a whole host of new events and activities. Building on the success of previous Piazza Italia events, March will feature the return of the touring supercars. The Horsham District Showcase Tour will visit Henfield on the afternoon of Sunday 24 March, and as well as Italian supercars, will also feature American cars and trucks, VW camper vans and other vintage cars. Watch out for more details nearer the time. Funding is well-underway for the child-friendly ‘Toad in the Hole’ wood sculpture which is planned for tree stump situated on the path between the tennis club and the Leisure Centre. This unique carving is due to be started at the end of March and will take a few days. To contribute to this project visit www.gofundme.com/toad-in-thehole. Also look out for the Henfield Community Mosaics which were created at the end of last year as a project by Henfield Community Partnership, they are due to be installed throughout the year, as part of a celebration of Henfield’s heritage.

Celebrate St George’s Day on 23 April with a traditional Punch and Judy show and magic in the gardens of the Henfield Hall in the afternoon and then get your dancing shoes out for an evening of country dancing with the Unreel Ceilidh Band and Morris dancing with the Mythago Morris dancers. Henfield Birdwatch will be organising several events in the spring including a short Nightingale Walk from Woods Mill. This will take place at dusk on 8 May as the birds of the day settle down for the night and the Nightingale’s song reigns supreme. Places will be limited to 20 and need to be booked in advance from 01273 494723 or chetsford@talk21.com Moving into summer, the annual festival of Henfield Gardens & Arts will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on the weekend of 8-9 June. This year, as well as the open gardens, the organisers are planning a flagship flower festival in St Peter’s Church featuring flower arrangements, flowerbased art and crafts as well as music. Look out for more details nearer the time. Henfield Birdwatch will be encouraging local residents to take part in the first of two Big Garden Surveys on 15-16 June (the second will take place on 28th/29th September) by identifying and recording all the different birds that they see in their gardens – see www.henfieldbirdwatch.co.uk for more information. The Sheep Show, a humorous educational live stage show about sheep and wool, will the main feature at this year’s Summer Show which takes place on Saturday 13 July. Described as ‘edutainment’ at its best it showcases nine different breeds of sheep as well as dancing sheep! The Summer Show will also include a ‘Bake-off’ and ‘Grow-off’ as well as lots of stalls. The Heritage Forum has collated 100 objects of interest from across the district which will be displayed from 20 July to 12 October at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery. Henfield Museum is supporting this initiative and has collated a list of objects and buildings of interest in and around the village including a change-eight bell set, the tyring disc, the Cat House and Potwell. And finally, the fabulous ABBA Chique, a leading ABBA tribute band, will be performing in the Henfield Hall on Saturday 16 November to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Henfield Haven. This promises to be an evening full of energy and fun. This is just an overview of some of the many events to look forward to – keep an eye out for further details in the ‘what’s on’ section of the magazine over the coming months and online at www. bn5magazine.co.uk as well as henfieldfestival. weebly.com

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id you know that Singing Hills Golf Course and Restaurant in Albourne has two fully working Wurlitzer organs? No, neither did we until we visited at the end of last year to see these amazing musical instruments. Owner Michael Hunt had the first Wurlitzer organ installed for the opening of Singing Hills in June 1992 and the second was installed some time later. The two consoles you can see are rather like the tip of an iceberg, with the majority of this immense feat of engineering completely out of sight, up a ladder in three chambers above the bar. The Wurlitzer contains some 1,700 pipes, which range from a few inches in length to 16 feet, made from wood, lead, tin and brass; along with these are actual instruments including drums, cymbals, xylophone, glockenspiel and even sleigh bells! I met David Houlgate and Jonathan Adams, who service and maintain these incredible instruments, as they gave the two magnificent organs their regular three hour tune-up in preparation for a concert at Singing Hills. David has many years experience servicing organs, including a complete renovation of the organ at Portslade Town Hall. His knowledge has been passed on to Jonathan, whose enthusiasm was sparked while he was an apprentice with David at age 15. As a musician with a love of mechanical engineering Jonathan is passionate about continuing the preservation of these unique, and now quite rare, artefacts. Upstairs is an absolute Aladdin’s cave; not a key 3 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

of these organs is synthesized. Each tab, key or stop creates a different musical instrument with a different pipe, powered by the enormous wooden and leather bellows in the vast chamber above. During each concert, David and Jonathan will be on-hand with their walkie talkies; this beautiful machine can be temperamental! Dust can get caught in the magnets and create a ‘cypher’, a continual note when the pipe is effectively stuck on. It is fascinating to think that each of these pipes was hand-rolled when it was originally made, the imprint of the linen cloth is still visible on the leadwork, which creates a different tone and depth for each note. The workings of the organ are stunning but will never be seen by the audience. In this digital age when we are more familiar with technology like Alexa or Spotify, the intricate mechanics and workmanship of this machine are a fascinating joy to behold. The story overleaf is taken from an article which was written by owner Michael Hunt, which explains a little of the history around the Singing Hills Wurlitzer organs. These wonderful instruments can be regularly seen in action in Sunday afternoon concerts during the winter months when professional organists play music from musicals, shows, films, the big band era and more. See page 28 for details and events. To purchase concert tickets call 01903 817116 or email honor@anstyhouse.co.uk | singinghillsgolfcourse.co.uk Emma Osman

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I was born at Wurlitzer’s organ factory at North Tonawanda, New York State, USA in 1928. I had 4 ranks of pipes – trumpet, flute, string and Vox Humana. I was never named, but registered as ‘Opus 1840’. My first home was at the Sutton Theatre in Thomas, a bustling town in West Virginia, where I replaced a worn out player piano and cost the theatre owners the princely sum of $25,000. The town of Thomas was the heart of a thriving timber region, which consisted largely of Eastern European immigrants who really enjoyed their movies. I played to packed houses. But within 18 months or so, ‘talkies’ had replaced silent movies, cinema organs were redundant and I was sent back to North Tonawanda with a pretty bleak future. Many organs were scrapped there and then, but I had a very lucky reprieve and was earmarked for England! The ‘talkie’ craze was sweeping England too, but a film show there was a very long affair – 2 full length films, a newsreel and interval with live entertainment. On 27 February 1931, I opened at the Regal Cinema in Colchester which made an important contribution to community life during the war-time period. But after the war, things changed dramatically and performances were shortened. Just like the very early days in America, cinema organs became unwanted junk. I lingered there, unwanted, with nothing to do and no care and attention. In 1963 the owners of the cinema decided they had no further use for me and I was destined for the scrap heap, but once again my charmed life held and, from poverty, I went to luxury. I was bought by an organ enthusiast called Jim Crampton, who owned a disused watermill in Norfolk where he was building a collection of rescued organs. When Jim died I ended up in Sussex but for some years I had no public venue to demonstrate my vast repertoire of music. I languished in store in Worthing, with several false hopes of finding a new home. Now I live at Singing Hills Golf Course. I have been beautifully restored, after many, many hours of rubbing down and countless layers of fine lacquer. I was joined by a younger sister from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Los Angeles, USA. She borrows my 5 ranks to complement her 18 ranks and, between us, we are one of the finest Wurlitzer installations in Europe. Her console is a bit tarty – gold with an illuminated surround which changes colour to suit the music – but I suppose if you’ve spent all those years in a cathedral, you’re going to let your hair down when you get out!.”

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The WISH (Work, Information and Support Hub) has arrived in Henfield! Funded by Horsham District Council, WISH is working to help people in rural areas get back to work. It’s an informal, social group of like-minded jobseekers, supported by recruitment experts who can really make a difference. Richard Brooks, who runs the Henfield WISH group once a week as well as other WISH groups in Billingshurst and Southwater, has years of experience in recruitment and specialist employment and training services. He runs SETAS, an employment mentoring, training and advice company who deliver WISH for Horsham District Council. “Being out of work is tough and living in a rural community, with less access to job-clubs and job centres can be very challenging, especially for those without their own transport,” said Richard. “We launched WISH in Henfield back in September and we are pleased to have had some solid success getting people back into the work environment. It’s for everyone, however long you’ve been out of work, whether you’re looking for part-time retail or a corporate city job, we can help to support you through the whole process.” Embarking on the process of finding work can be daunting in itself, if it’s for first-time job 3 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

seekers or those returning after a career break. Having specialist advice on CV writing, interview techniques, application emails, careers advice, mentoring and even work experience opportunities, gives job-seekers a massive head-start. Building confidence and keeping momentum is key, it is all too easy to feel demoralised if an interview doesn’t go well or that longed-for job slips through the net, and being part of a group of people giving you that extra support can be invaluable. Richard works alongside his colleague Polly Boughton, who also has many years experience helping people back to work. On the day I visit WISH in Henfield at the Henfield Hall it’s relatively quiet – numbers do naturally fluctuate and the aim is to keep a high-turnover of members as they find new roles. The room is set up with desks, laptops and printers, while members are busy browsing the various recruitment websites. Richard and Polly can help with careers advice, sometimes being open about fresh opportunities and possibilities can kick-start a successful new career. They can help with re-training and getting work experience in new sectors, too. There is a cheerful chatter as Polly discusses various opportunities with a young job-seeker who is appreciating some advice on how to get her skills across to a potential employer.

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The group is very relaxed and the mentors approachable, for some who require extra help Richard will even suggest meeting potential employers to help find good ‘matches’ for them. This introductory service can be helpful for many local businesses and help them to retain staff by finding great matches early on. Richard appreciates that recruitment and training is a big cost for any business and his help in finding, motivating and retaining a good employee is a great service for local businesses. Additionally, coming along to a WISH club can help combat the sense of isolation which can come hand-in-hand with being out of work in a rural community. Having the group to help and encourage each other, as well as the social aspect of a coffee and shared experiences, can really make all the difference. The job market changes continually and it’s easy to feel left behind, especially if you need extra help with your computer or literacy skills. WISH can help with all these things. If you’re interested please drop in to the next WISH session, from 2-5pm on a Monday afternoon in the Henfield Hall Garden Room. You’ll be warmly welcomed. For details see www.setas.org. uk/employment/wish-job-clubs-in-horsham-district/ Emma Osman




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ARE YOU A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT NEEDS NEW STAFF? Richard at WISH would love to hear from you! He can help you craft a job spec and find some great local staff who fit the profile you’re looking for. At WISH the aim is for long-term, sustainable, local employment. Please get in touch by calling 07783 222956 or emailing Richard wish@setas.org.uk or pop in to WISH Henfield, details above.

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Losing a loved one is one of those times when we need a little extra help; when having people who care around us makes all the difference. Because Henfield Funeral Services is a family business, they really understand how to take care of you and your family with genuine care and attention to detail during these difficult times.

and airy, with a cluster of pretty ‘thank you’ cards on the desk bearing testament to Karen and Nick’s good service and kindness. “We are privileged to look after people during the most difficult times in their lives,” said Karen, “We can make sure everything run smoothly, whatever the wishes of the family, creating beautiful funerals for very special people.”

Nick and Karen’s two children, Connor and Alisha, have recently joined Henfield Funeral Services to continue the family tradition. To complete the group, Vicky, who has 14 years experience, is a real asset with her calm and knowledgeable approach. Between them Nick and Karen have over 40 years of experience directing funerals. They greet people with a smile, make the whole process as straightforward as possible and above all make families feel comfortable. The options and decisions can be overwhelming, it’s when everyone needs a guiding hand.

Nick and Karen take care of all aspects of a funeral and can also offer help and advise with pre-paid funeral plans (a great way to ensure peace of mind for the ones you leave behind) as well as specialist monumental masonry. They understand the importance of families putting their special mark on a funeral and making it as personal as possible for a loved one.

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Henfield Funeral Services are happy to help and make a difficult time so much more bearable. Please contact them on 01273 494688 or pop in to see Karen, Nick, Vicky, Alisha or Connor, you will be made warmly welcome.


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ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? - ergonomics If your work is computer based you may be spending a significant time seated at your desk, possibly leading to aches and pains and reduced productivity. But with a few adjustments and additions of good habits you can keep working efficiently and safely. It’s important to be mindful of your sitting posture and have your equipment set up correctly. 1. The Screen should be at eye level, to maintain good neck and head posture. 2. Position the mouse close to avoid over reaching. 3. Position the keyboard close, allowing arms to feel relaxed and elbows at 90%. 4. Your chair should support your low back and allow your feet to rest on the floor (or a suitable block). 5. Avoid crossing your legs, thus reducing low back strain and allowing good circulation. 6. Try not to slouch, regularly recheck your posture and take breaks (every 30 mins, for a minute or two). Take a little walk/drink some water/take a phone call standing up. 7. If you use a phone frequently, consider using a headset and never twist your neck to tuck the phone between ear and chin. 8. If you use a laptop try to position it on a table to maintain good body posture. All these points should help, but if you do find yourself suffering aches and pains (e.g. neck, back, arm or wrist) we are able to provide further advice or treatment. Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders. Your osteopath will give you a clear explanation of what they find (their diagnosis) and discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for you. They will explain the benefits and any risks of the treatment they are recommending. It is important to understand and agree what the treatment can achieve, and the likely number of sessions needed for a noticeable improvement in how you feel. Treatment is hands-on and involves skilled manipulation of the spine and joints, and massage of soft tissues. Your osteopath will explain what they are doing and will always ask your permission to treat you (known as consent). Ask questions at any time if you are unsure what you have been told or if you have any concerns.

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Jane Haines is Musical Director. This is a highly experienced and enthusiastic team, combined with a very talented cast, so we can look forward to a colourful, hilarious and action-packed musical experience – oh yes we can! At the Saturday matinée performance the Theatre Company is encouraging all the children in the audience to come in fancy dress. This should add to the excitement of the occasion and there will be a prize for the best costume. ‘Cinderella’ will be staged at The Henfield Hall from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 January. There are performances each evening at 7.30 pm and there will be a Saturday matinée at 2.00 pm. Tickets, priced £9 to £13, are available from the box office at Stevens Estate Agents 01273 492141, or online at www.henfieldtheatrecompany.com The production is kindly sponsored by Finance Planning Wealth Management.

Henfield Theatre Company has given us some fantastic productions throughout 2018, with Anne of Green Gables, Confusions, Little Shop of Horrors and Brighton Beach memoirs. Now they are in the final stages of rehearsal, set building, props gathering and costume stitching for their next outing onto the Henfield stage – Cinderella. This is mostly the well-known and traditional story but with a few interesting twists, and it will, of course, include all the pantomime characteristics that we have come to expect (“it’s behind you!”). A live band will provide accompaniment to the many toe-tapping musical numbers and the audiences are sure to come out of the hall humming the tunes. This version of the classic pantomime was written by Leonard Caddy and the production is jointly directed by Alice Forward and Michelle Edwards.

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www.hawthornvets.co.uk A welcoming practice offering quality veterinary care using the latest modern equipment in a friendly and approachable setting. Please feel free to contact Jonathan and Annelise Underwood MRCVS and Associates to discuss any aspect of your pets’ care at the practice. The Old Bakehouse Wantley Cottages

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We are the local, family run blinds company, with over fourteen years experience. Approved by the local Trading Standards via the Office of Fair Trading “Buy with Confidence” scheme. Our advice, ideas and quotations are without cost or obligation. Our new, stunning range of solid wood shutters cost less than the inferior MDF shutters currently on the market. See the picture above. We will beat any like for like written quotations! We offer a striking range of 29 wooden Venetian Blind colours with tapes if required and a range of seven affordable “faux” Venetian Blind colours, also with tapes if required. We have a practical and extensive range of aluminium Venetian Blinds, some in four different sizes. There is a huge range of roller fabrics available, with a large choice of blackout fabrics, that can have three levels cost effective light reducing frames. For patio doors and large windows we have a great range of Vertical Blinds, with the new ‘sewn in’ weights and wand operation for safer, easier use and child safety.

“I pride myself on supplying a personal service to all of my customers, it may seem a bit old fashioned in this day and age but it seems popular with our customers!” Clive Gale-Smith, DIRECTOR

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Friendly, reliable Handyman based in Henfield. All jobs considered, however small, including garden maintenance, painting & decorating, tiling, plumbing, fencing etc.

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Parental help... With property prices making it increasingly difficult for younger people to buy their own home, many parents are looking to help their adult children get on the property ladder. Knowing the tax implications of any financial support they provide is important to avoid surprises later down the line. In deciding whether your contribution should be in the form of a loan or a gift, it is worth considering the following: family circumstances; the stability of the relationship between the child and their partner; and the tax consequences. Gift - If the contribution is made as an outright gift by parents, it will be treated as a Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes. If both parents survive seven years after making the gift, there are no further tax implications. If, however, one parent does not survive seven years, their share of the gift will count towards their taxable Estate. If the Estate is worth more than £325,000, the gift could be liable to IHT at 40%. Many families are concerned about the implications of the relationship between their child and his/her partner ending and part of their gift being ‘lost’ to their child’s ex. The legal ownership of the property will not usually reflect any parental contribution or informal loan toward the deposit. If the relationship does not last, some of the gift will ultimately benefit the child’s ex. To avoid this, it is recommended that a legal agreement is drafted to record the fact that the deposit has come from the parents of one party only and that, on separation or divorce, the ex has no claim to the deposit that has been gifted to their child. If there is more than one child and parents advance money to only one, a clause can be inserted in their

Wills to ensure parity on legacies - taking lifetime and death bequests into consideration. This should prevent a family dispute upon the death of parents. Loan - If a parent lends money, consideration needs to be given as to how the ownership of the property is structured and the consequences should the child die or separate from their partner whilst the loan remains outstanding. Property can be owned in one of two ways: either as ‘Joint Tenants’ - where if one owner dies, the other is left owning the property outright; or as ‘Tenants in Common’ – where the deceased’s share of the property passes in accordance with their Will. It is therefore recommended that legal advice is taken to ensure the funds are protected and can pass back to the parent if necessary. The repayment of the loan has no tax implications. However, if interest is charged, that interest will be taxed as income of the lender. Where the loan remains outstanding, it will be included in the value of the lender’s Estate for IHT purposes. A sale of the property could give rise to a Capital Gain for the legal owners of the property, unless it is their only or main residence. An agreement could be drafted to repay any loan on the event of a disposal of the property. This would not have any tax consequences for either party, but any charge over the property would have to be agreed with any primary mortgage lender.

Paul Samrah, Partner, Kingston Smith LLP T: 01737 781546 E: psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION Number One The Laurels B&B Holiday Bungalow in Henfield

62 21

Bartlett Property & Gardens Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builder

51 62 59 50

Best by Myles Hamfelds Home & Garden Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Katherine Lawrie Jewellery The Steyning Bookshop


Gardner & Scardifield Ltd 52 Hamfelds 25


B&I Carpets 58


Henfield Chimney Sweep


Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Georgina’s Cleaning Vicky’s Cleaning

63 42 19

Henfield Helpline


Countryman Improvements




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

58 54


C&K Electrical 63 Herbert Electrical 51 Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician 63 PD Electrical Ltd 62

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

49 50 38


Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 53


Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop

03 24


C&T Radmall 50 Henfield Funeral Services 39

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

66 67 54 68

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

51 51

14 28

A Hyatt Contractors PHB Contractors

53 57

A&S Gutter Clearance




48 25 50 13 63


Chloe’s Beauty 28 Natasha’s Beauty Salon 25 Pinks Hair 40

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

58 59

Hamfelds Home & Garden


DB Foot Clinic Feet Plus Henfield Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy NB Clinical Massage Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

45 40 12 40 10 40 41

NFU Mutual Insurance






East Barn Interiors Ltd 43 Just Shutters 22 Ray Bishop Upholstery 63 Simply Blinding Ltd. 56


Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men 11 Cinemobile 09 Henfield Theatre Company 46 The Henfield Hall 52 Henfield Leisure Centre 60 Horsham District Council WISH Job Club 37 Horsham District Year of Culture 29 Theatre Pipe Organ Preservation Society 28 West Sussex County Council Flu Jabs 18



Andrew’s Decorating 42 Trim Decorating 63


ACT Pest Control


Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service


PHB Contractors King and Stevens

57 55

JG Plastering




Aquatec 58 CJ Plumbing 58 MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating 54


Batcheller Monkhouse Marcus Grimes

44 32

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

58 42 65 54

The Crown Inn Full of Beans The George Hotel The Wheatsheaf Wickwoods, The Glasshouse

16 16 06 08 02

G & S Roofing Ltd RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd Steyning Roofing

51 53 59

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

42 49 36 42

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

65 61 36 61







Corporate Cars 61 Henfield Village Cars 62

Batcheller Monkhouse 44 Inner Space 65 Marcus Grimes 33 Stevens Lettings 43


Lucy Locksmith



Henfield Eyecare




Ovenu-Worthing 57


A & S Aerials & Satellites 59 TAS Aerials 49


Southern Beeches Ltd.


Experienced TA & Tutor


Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries



PPC Windows 57




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