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Henfield’s alive with

January 20


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


JANUARY 2020 | Contents

06 What’s on 14 News 25 Local interest 26 Environmental 27 Environmental 31 Local interest 40 Environmental listings

from the BN5 area

Editor’s Letter Happy New Year! A big thank you for reading BN5 magazine and supporting us in 2019, we have lots of plans and interesting articles coming up for 2020. There’s an important anniversary coming up; the Henfield Club are celebrating 100 years, so we’ll be bringing you a history of the Club and how they plan to celebrate. By coincidence there’s another anniversary (quite a spectacular one actually); the 1,250th of St Peter’s Church. Not that they are trying to compete! This beautiful building really is the heart of Henfield, although the same building from 770AD no longer stands, it is incredible to think that there’s been a church on that spot for 1,250 years. Looking ahead as well as celebrating anniversaries, we’ve launched a new theme in BN5 for 2020 - Love Henfield. Working with SH2030, Kinder Living, The Community Partnership and other interested clubs and groups in the village, we will bring you the latest news and information about reducing your carbon footprint and caring for our beautiful village. Not just the environment but the people, too; the sense of community in Henfield is what makes it special and we will be celebrating this throughout the year with Love Henfield. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2020.

Emma Osman, Editor

Copy deadline & contact...

The Sound of Music

Love Henfield in 2020

Recycling plastics with SH2030

Vet Fest

What goes in your blue lidded bin

52 Entertainment 66 Index

Christmas Shopping evening

of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month;

Martin Love, Alison Crowe, Bea Lelic, Colin McFarlin & Paul Samrah. Cover image of the cast of Henfield Theatre Company’s Sound of Music taken by Ian Henham, with additional artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper at Gemini Print in Shoreham and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

Copy deadline for advertisements or editorial submissions for the February 2020 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 3 January.

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

01273 494002

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What’s on | JANUARY 2020 Some repeating events have been omitted, for full listings see henfieldbn5.co.uk. All HDC walks are in the Clubs & Groups section. For Henfield Haven events go to impactinitiatives.org.uk/henfieldhaven.

Wednesday 1

HTC SOUND OF MUSIC Henfield Hall, (& 2nd ,3rd, 4th) See article page 25.

Thursday 2

NAT WEST MOBILE SERVICE Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.0511.05am (every Thurs) sam.collier@natwest.com, 07971380623. RHYME TIME Henfield Library, 10.1510.45am (every Thurs) Fun with music for preschoolers. HAVEN THURSDAY CLUB Henfield Haven, 10.30am3.30pm Call 01273 494747 for details. HENFIELD UNATTACHED White Hart, 11am (1st Thurs)

For those who are alone. 01273 495820 or just drop-in. NIGHTINGALES The White Hart, 7.30pm (every 1st Thurs) Contact Anne 07901 382976.

Friday 3

LITTLE FISHES St Peter’s Church, 9.30-11am (every Fri) For pre-school children and their carers. Storytime, songs and refreshments. HENFIELD SHORT MAT BOWLS Henfield Hall, 9.45-11.45am (every Fri) HENFIELD SHED Behind Southdown Galleries, 10am-12pm (Tues, Weds & Fri) henfieldshed.org.uk. LADYBIRDS Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (every 1st Fri) Attracting bees into our gardens - talk by Anita Moseley. ABCD BRIDGE CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2-5pm (every Fri)

£10 Fest

LOYALTY CARD MEMBERS ONLY Sign up today January special Mon-Sat 20% off all day & night

HENFIELD CAMERA CLUB Free Church Hall, 7.30-10pm (& alt Fri) Henfieldbn5.co.uk for details. STEYNING JAZZ CLUB Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (every 1st Fri) www.steyningjazzclub.co.uk for details.

Saturday 4

ECO FRIENDLY TREE DISPOSAL Homes in Henfield Area Organised by the BP Guild. To arrange collection, email ericsara1@sky.com or david. malkin@henfield-scout-cc. org, alternatively phone 01273 494470 or 01273 493843. ST PETER’S HAND BELL RINGERS St Peter’s Church, 10am-12pm (every Sat)

Sunday 5

THEATRE ORGAN CONCERT Singing Hills, 3-5.30pm Call 01903 817116 for tickets. HENFIELD NETBALL CLUB Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (every Sun)

from 6 Jan

Main meal and a pint of Harveys or Amstel or a small house wine or soft drink for only £10.

Swing & King 25 Jan Our popular Elvis singer returns!


(except live events)


Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, BN5 9BD www.thewheatsheafhenfield.co.uk 6 | BN5 Magazine

12-11pm SUN 12-10pm


12-2.30pm & 6-9pm 12-4pm & 6-9.30pm 12-6pm

For even more events listings go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

CHATTY CAFÉ Monday 6 Henfield Haven, 2.30-4pm MONDAY MARKET (every 2nd Weds) Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm Drop by and try our Chatter & (every Mon) Natter table. Also Henfield Tea DEMENTIA CARERS’ Gardens, every 4th Tues). APPOINTMENTS LAKESIDE BEAVERS Henfield Haven, 9am-2pm Scout Hut, 5.45-7pm (every (every 1st Mon) Weds, term time) WILDCATS - GIRLS FOOTBALL Tuesday 7 Rothery Field, 6–7.30pm (every HENFIELD DUCKLINGS Weds) Henfield Hall, 9.30-11.30am Open to all primary age girls. (every Tues) Contact Donna 07584 308414, Have fun with pre-school play. henfieldssewildcats@gmail.com. ACTION FOR DEAFNESS HENFIELD JOGGERS Henfield Medical Centre, Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm 9.30am-12.30pm (1st Tues) (every Weds) Drop-in hearing aid maintenance Open to all. Running both on service. Other appointments by and off-road. GP referral. HENFIELD LIONS CLUB SELF HELP GROUP George Hotel, 8pm (every 1st Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Weds) 10am-3pm (every Tues) Social get together for the Thursday 9 elderly. Lunch provided. ST BARNABAS OUTREACH YOUTH CLUB (AGE 7½-11) Henfield Hall Car Park, 10amHenfield Youth Club, 6-7.30pm 2pm (every Tues, term time) Information and support for patients and their families. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Garden Room, Henfield Hall, ST PETER’S COFFEE MORNING 7pm (every 1st Tues) St. Peter’s Church, 10.30– All welcome to attend. 11.30am (& 2nd Thurs alt mths) HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB HCP MANAGEMENT MEETING Henfield Hall, 7pm (1st Tues) Committee Room, Henfield AGM followed by Jo Simmonds Hall, 7pm (every 2nd Thurs) on Heritage Apple Orchards. Henfield Community Partnership, see henfieldcp.net. HART PUB QUIZ The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt YOUTH CLUB (AGES 12-17) Tues) Henfield Youth Club, 7.30In aid of HART. Teams of up to 9.30pm (every Thurs, term six. Call 01273 492006 to book. time)

Wednesday 8

HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (every Weds) Contact 01273 494822 or henfieldcomputerclub@gmail.com. SHORT MAT BOWLS ROLL UP Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (every Weds) All welcome. TODDLER GROUP Fulking Village Hall, 1011.30am (every Weds) Play & sing. £1. THE BOOK NOOK The Chapel, Fulking, 1011.30am (every Weds, also 2nd Sun 2-4pm) Books, CDs, and DVDs.

01273 494002

Friday 10

HENFIELD WILD VIOLETS WI Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (every 2nd Fri) Silvermaking demonstration.

Saturday 11

BOARD GAMES FOR CHILDREN Henfield Library, 10.30am12pm (every Sat, term-time) YOUTH CLUB JUMBLE SALE Henfield Hall, 2pm Also auction, raffle, coffee and cakes.

Sunday 12

MUSIC SESSION The George, 8–11pm (every 2nd Sun)

JANUARY 2020 | What’s on Singers, musicians and audience all welcome.

Monday 13

THE ARTS SOCIETY STEYNING The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– 12pm (every 2nd Mon) An introduction to Art Nouveau architecture. BABY CLINIC Committee Room, Henfield Hall, 2-3.30pm (every 2nd & 4th Mon) THE ARTS SOCIETY HENFIELD Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (every 2nd Mon) British Canals.

Tuesday 14

WISH CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2-5pm (every Tues to 18/2) Advice, support and interactive workshops for those seeking employment. HEALTH & WELLBEING CHECKS Henfield Medical Centre, 3.305.30pm (every 2nd Tues) Horsham District Council’s Health & Wellbeing team - free wellbeing drop in sessions. For details, henfieldbn5.co.uk. WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING The Pavilion, 7.30pm (every 2nd Tues) HENFIELD HISTORY GROUP Free Church Hall, 8pm (every 2nd Tues Malice Aforethought - a Famous English Trial.

Wednesday 15

WOODMANCOTE & HENFIELD WI Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (every 3rd Weds) Skittles afternoon.

Wednesday 15

CARE OPTIONS Henfield Haven, 9.30am12.30pm (every 3rd Thurs) Free advice and guidance from Otus Care. LEARN TO SING COURSE FOR MEN Steyning Centre, 7.15-8.15pm (& every Weds for 6 wks) See News.

Thursday 16

HAVEN QUIZ Henfield Haven, 2pm

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7am – 6pm Mon-Sat 7am – 4pm Sun


01273 492032

JANUARY 2020 | What’s on BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT Henfield Haven Café, 4.155.15pm (every 3rd Thurs) Non-religious group supporting local people. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532. FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS Free Church Hall, 7.30pm (& 3rd Thurs, alt mths) Join us and help raise awareness of St Barnabas House.

Friday 17

MESSY CHURCH Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (every 3rd Fri) Crafts, bible stories and delicious supper. Call Chris 01273 857322.

Saturday 18

SATURDAY BRUNCH CLUB Henfield Haven, 9.30am- 12pm (every 3rd Sat) All welcome at our Dementia Friendly café. FRIENDS OF ST PETER’S BRUNCH Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10.30am–1pm See News.

Sunday 19

HENFIELD CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Henfield Common, 10am Contact 01273 494566 or henfieldconservation@gmail.com. COMMUNITY SUNDAY LUNCH Henfield Haven, 12.30pm Call 01273 494747 to book.

Tuesday 21

INFORMATION ON WILLS & LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY Dingemans Court, Steyning, 1.30-2.30pm

Also at Lavinia House, Horsham on 28th. See News MOBILE CINEMA Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Judy (12A). See advert.

Wednesday 22

SNOWDROP WALK Cowfold, 10.30am Free, sociable walk led by trained volunteer, just turn-up at start point, junction of Farthing Cottages and the A272, RH13 8BL. No Dogs. Contact Jill 07780 701184.

Thursday 23

AN EVENING WITH JESS KIDD Gluck Studio, Steyning, 7.30pm See Steyning Bookshop advert. WHISKY TASTING The George, 8pm Celebrate an early Burns Night. See advert.

Saturday 25

SAVE THE CHILDREN JUMBLE SALE Henfield Hall, 2pm For collection of jumble and auction items, call 01273 493172 or 01403 711620. SWING & KING The Wheatsheaf, 8pm Elvis night. See advert.

Monday 27

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

If you or someone you know has had a stroke, come along and meet others who’ve been affected. HENFIELD TREFOIL GUILD Guide Hut, 7.45pm (every 4th Tues) Silent auction. SMALL DOLE TUESDAY CLUB Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (every 4th Tues) Illustrated talk - Walking the coast of Britain.

Wednesday 29

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATING ONLINE Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am See News. HENFIELD PARKINSON’S CAFÉ Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– 12pm (every last Weds) Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

Thursday 30

QUIZ NIGHT Cat & Canary, 7.30pm See advert.

Advance Notice Saturday 1 February

TENNIS CLUB JUMBLE SALE Henfield Hall, 2pm Bring jumble to the hall in the morning or call 07753 214726 for collection.

Sunday 2

WILL & WOLFIE Henfield Club, 12.30pm HENFIELD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP Eclectic mix of rock & roll, jazz, The Plough, 11am-2pm (every country & western music. last Tues)

Tuesday 28

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JUDY (12A) Tue 21 Jan 7:30pm Tickets from Marcus Grimes, Coopers Way, Henfield IN PERSON ONLY. Tickets from Jasmines Florist, High Street,by Henfield PERSON ONLY. Advance tickets can be purchased credit IN card ON LINE fromAdvance tickets can bepurchased by credit card ON LINE from www.touringcinema.com. Sign up for your FREE www.touringcinema.com email alerts!

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New year, new us, new you?

Henfield Chiropractic Clinic (HCC) has been delivering safe, gentle and effective chiropractic care to the Henfield community since 2004. And I’m honoured to be the new owner of the clinic and plan to continue serving the village with the same strong ethos that the clinic has been built upon. My passion is helping people realise the potential their body has, to do more than just survive, it can thrive!

I aspire to make a real difference to a patient’s life by relieving them of pain and enabling them to live their life to the full. I work to identify the cause of the pain and recommend a treatment plan to help achieve this.

I realise that it’s not just about your pain though! It’s about all the things that the pain prevents you from doing...maybe it’s playing with your kids, going for a run, sleeping through the night or standing pain free at a party. To put it simply, back pain makes you feel old and it doesn’t have to be that way! At HCC we are here to help! My goal is to get people feeling and moving better as quickly as possible so that they can get back to doing the things they want or need to do.

If you would like to make 2020 your year and are interested in what chiropractic may have to offer you, then please call the clinic on 01273 494680 to book your appointment. If you mention this advert, you will get 20% off your initial assessment. Relieve pain. Live life to the full.

Michelle Brennan, Henfield Chiropractic Clinic

The Paddocks, Furners Lane, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9HS reception@henfieldchiroclinic.co.uk BN5 Magazine | 11 01273 494002 01273 494680

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News | JANUARY 2020

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

This year £4,778.53 was raised during the two weeks of Remembrance by way of donations for a poppy in Henfield, Small Dole and Shermanbury. Whilst this was down on previous years it is still a fantastic sum, thank you to all who donated. The total raised in the Henfield District for the Poppy Appeal for the year ending 30 September 2019 totalled £8,347.97. The additional monies came from the Church collections at the Remembrance Services at Henfield and Shermanbury, sale of wreaths to local organisations, donations and the coffee morning. I am most grateful to all those people who have helped me during the year. The collectors who New lights along the cemetery go house to house and those who stand in the High Street, the shops and business who have footpath poppy boxes on their counters and my helpers at In response to comments from a small number of the coffee morning. A particular big thank you to residents, Henfield Parish Council has replaced Christine Parkes and Jean and Gerald Cranford the lights along the cemetery footpath with a new for their assistance in the administration. Without design of lighting which directs more illumination the help of all these people none of this would down on to the footpath, rather than lighting a wider area. On 3 December they were switched on. have been possible. I do not have anyone collecting on the St Peter’s We would like to remind residents that the cemMeadow, Barratt’s or Croudace Estates so if you etery footpath is the safe route for pedestrians from the north of the village to the centre, school can spare a couple of hours in early November and leisure centre. Please avoid walking along the for this great cause please contact me on 01273 492134 or at mikepmorgan@btinternet.com. Link Road, which is designated for vehicles.

Kevin Wright, Henfield Parish Council

Mike Morgan

A warm welcome to The George

Whisky Tasting

For all reservations & enquiries

Join The George and Hennings Wine to celebrate Burns night a few days early and discover a range of Scotland’s finest dram! The evening starts with a hot toddy on arrival, followed by a tasting of four single malt whiskys and nibbles.

We are proud of the wide range of beers, lagers, wines and spirits available from the bar. Our restaurant offers an a la carte menu, light lunches and traditional Sunday roasts. Our smart Hotel rooms have been recently renovated. There is limited availability so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

01273 492296 bookings@georgehotelhenfield.co.uk High Street, Henfield, BN5 9DB

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Thursday 23 January 7pm £39.95

Bar Mon to Sat: 11am -11pm | Sun: 12pm-6pm Restaurant Mon to Fri: 12pm-2.30pm, 6-9pm Sat: 9am-9pm | Sun: 9am-5pm

For more news go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

JANUARY 2020 | News

Linda Phillipson

It is with great sadness that we report the tragic death of Linda Phillipson. Linda and her husband David have been the stewards of The Henfield Hall for over 30 years. There will be a full tribute to Linda in next month’s issue.

What’s the best way to fund your care fees?

In West Sussex care home fees could cost up to £1,500 a week (this cost will vary, depending on the provider and your needs). Deciding on the best way to fund this could turn out to be one of the most important financial decisions you’ll have to make – either for yourself or on behalf of relatives. Getting independent and expert financial advice could make all the difference. Currently, not enough people are aware of this and are simply funding care fees with savings or the proceeds of a house sale. The Carewise care funding scheme was established by West Sussex County Council and partners to offer information and advice on the most cost-effective ways of paying for long-term care. The scheme provides you with a panel of independent care fees specialists and access to Age UK West Sussex free money advice service. All the Carewise care fees specialists are accredited members of the Society of Later Life Advisers as well as being approved under the Trading Standards ‘Buy with confidence’ or equivalent scheme approved by the local authority. They are all checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and trained in safeguarding adults. You can have the peace of mind that you will be talking to highly qualified and trusted professionals. Your first consultation with a Carewise care fees specialist is free of charge, with no pressure to go any further unless you choose to. For more information and to arrange your free consultation visit www.carewiseadvice.com. You can also contact Adults’ CarePoint on 01243 642121 or email socialcare@westsussex.gov.uk.

Jackie Hoare

01273 494002

Peter J Bates, on behalf of The Henfield Hall

Botanical Guide to Tottington Wood

Tottington Woodlanders are a group of volunteers who manage an area of ancient woodland in Small Dole. We have recently published a botanical guide to celebrate the diversity of plant life growing in Tottington Wood throughout the year. According to the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, there are over 250 species of flowering plant in the wood. Our book showcases a selection of these plants, beautifully illustrated with photographs by David Pearce. Information about the plants includes medicinal uses, folklore associations and their value to wildlife. There are a significant number of Ancient Woodland Indicator species growing in the wood and their presence provides evidence that Tottington Wood has been in existence for at least 400 years. Tottington Woodlanders maintain the wood by adopting the same traditional coppicing techniques which would have been used over many centuries. This approach allows more light onto the woodland floor and encourages the growth of familiar springtime flowers, such as bluebells, wood anemones and primroses. We hope that the botanical guide will encourage more visitors to come and enjoy this unique Local Nature Reserve on Henfield’s doorstep. ‘Tottington Wood Through the Year’ is on sale from the Woodlanders at £5 a copy. Please contact annedaisybellis@hotmail.com.

Anne Bellis

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News | JANUARY 2020

Lighting for the Youth Club and adjoining car park

Henfield Youth Club and their nursery tenants have asked the Parish Council whether we could improve the lighting along the footpath between their building and the adjoining car park, including better illumination of the car park itself. We are mindful that this area is quite dark when compared with the Link Road and Deer Park on either side and that there are parents with young children coming and going. The first priority must be to ensure that they are safe. We are working with the Youth Club and a lighting specialist to explore the installation of low level bollard style lighting, which would run from the northerly lamp post on the link road, along the verge between the grass and the car park, crossing the footpath and proceeding along the northern side of the footpath, with the last lamp being level with the wall of the Youth Club. We will look to etch or blank the north facing side of the lights to minimise the impact of the additional illumination on Deer Park residents and install a timer so that lighting can be turned on only when users of the premises need it. Henfield Parish Council’s Village Centre Committee will consider this matter further when costings are available. If approved it is likely that the work will not be undertaken until Spring, when ground conditions are more favourable.

New bike shelter at Henfield Leisure Centre As part of the developer funded improvements which have been taking place at the Kings’ Field, Henfield Parish Council have now financed and installed a new bike shelter at Henfield Leisure Centre. Now users of any of the leisure facilities in this area can cycle knowing that they will have a dry saddle when they return to their bicycles. We hope that this will encourage more cycling and less driving to help the environment.

Kevin Wright Henfield Parish Council

Kevin Wright, Henfield Parish Council

A reminder of the three P’s

Let’s talk about ‘Pee, Poo and Paper’ because this is all that should be flushed down our toilets. Southern Water continue the battle against blockable items entering the water treatment works in Small Dole. These items, which include cotton ear buds, wipes, nappies, sanitary pads, tampons, dental floss, chewing gum, and even 2-piece closed-pouch ostomy bags are NOT flushable and should always be placed in your domestic waste bin. Flushing anything other than the ‘3 P’s’ causes issues with the biological treatment process. Locally there have been at least two occasions that closed pouch ostomy bags have caused a blockage of the pumps at the Small Dole treatment works, these are being flushed from a property in the Small Dole area. As a result, untreated sewage has spilled into the environment causing pollution, which obviously affects the local wildlife, fish, amphibians and watercourses. Southern Water need your help to avoid any further pollution to the rural environment in Small Dole. Please remember that our sewers are smaller than you think, so please respect your sewers, those who work to keep them functioning well, and the local environment.

Upper Station Rd, Henfield BN5 9PJ

01273 492509


Thursday 30th January 7.30pm start £10 per team

(max 5 people per team)

Winner takes the money pot 2nd prize a bottle of wine to take away

Opening Hours Mon – Thu 4-11pm Fri – Sat 12-11pm | Sun 12-10.30pm

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JANUARY 2020 | News

What’s happening at Borrer Bank?

There has been a huge amount of interest and feedback on the recent planting on the Borrer Bank at the top of Barrow Hill. The project began in response to a request for Bee Corridors to the Parish Council. With the support of the Parish Council, and their works officers, WSCC Highways and the WSCC county ecologist, planting to increase biodiversity on the bank started this autumn. Planting has been undertaken by volunteers from Sustainable Henfield 2030 and from Henfield Conservation Volunteers who advised on where not to plant in order to avoid disturbing the conservation plants. One aim is to help support our Memorial gig raises money for precious insect populations. The outcome should charity eventually be a bank with a variety of garden and On Saturday 30 November we hosted a well-sup- wildflowers and five small fruit trees. This should ported memorial gig at The Henfield Hall in aid of make a more pleasant viewpoint and act as a homage to our celebrated local botanist, William the Henfield Restoration Fund and Music for All. Hosted by Pete Williams, sound and lighting man Borrer and his love of all plants. ‘extraordinaire’, it was a wonderful evening of ballads, flamenco, blues and pop covers, including video footage of Jamie Robertson performing. The atmosphere was amazing and there were informative speeches about the charities from Paul from Music for All and Pat Thorpe, Treasurer of The Henfield Hall and me. Toby English, a guest at the event said, “It was both heart breaking and yet really positive to hear Tilly Robertson speaking openly about both her son Jamie and about suicide more widely; it’s the biggest killer in men under 45. We will only be able to lower this by removing the taboos of talking about our own mental health, something many of us do not always find easy but is totally invaluable.” A huge thank you to everyone involved. The local We hope this will all be explained in more detail on signage and the forthcoming Henfield Trails publicbusinesses who donated raffle prizes, the New ity. The project has been helped by Henfield MuInn team for their support, Bill Shelton for his seum in researching Borrer’s legacy. Sussex Prairie generous donation of band drink vouchers, The Henfield Hall for their excellent food and bar ser- Gardens have contributed expert advice and a vice, Sue and John Willis and everyone at the Hall large number of donated plants and there has been some financial support from local Horsham for their help. Approximately £1,000 was raised Year of Culture funds. We hope that our commufor each charity. nity will enjoy the result as it develops slowly over We hope to be back in Autumn 2020. the next few years. We know the bees will!

Tilly Robertson

Gill Perry, SH2030

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

Mon- Fri 8AM-5PM | Sat 8AM-5PM | Sun 9AM-4PM

01273 491040 Post office, High Street, Henfield 01273 494002

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Christmas at The Good Start School

Our lead up to Christmas was such a fantastic, happy and very busy experience for everyone at The Good Start School. This year we decided to try something new which included a visit to Red Oaks Care Home and Newtimber Church to sing our Christmas Songs. We would like to say a big thank you to all the residents and staff at Red Oaks Care Home in Henfield for taking us up on our offer and making us all feel so welcome. The children and the had a lovely enjoyable time and we plan Friends of St. Peter’s annual brunch residents for this to be a regular event every year, working Banish those post-Christmas winter blues at the together. Friends of St. Peter’s annual brunch. This popular We also raised money for our chosen charity, Chestevent features a delicious full brunch - sausage, nut Tree House by undertaking our annual Reindeer bacon, scrambled egg, tomatoes, mushrooms, Run whereby the children all dress up and undergo toast and jam or marmalade, all washed down an outside run no matter what the weather! with a glass of bucks fizz and lashings of tea and coffee. Relax and be served by a friendly team of helpers while enjoying good conversation in pleasant surroundings. The brunch takes place in the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm on Saturday 18 January. Ticket only, and tickets (£10) will be available from early in the New Year, from Village Care or from Daphne Wells after St. Peter’s Church services on Sundays. All proceeds go towards maintaining our beautiful Parish Church.

Simon Neale

We had our very own Election Day on Thursday 12 December where the children voted for their favourite colour, along with our Christmas Party with entertainment from Tomfoolery and a visit from the one and only Father Christmas, who I am very grateful to, as we all know is extra busy this time of year. We then rounded off the week with a Church service at Newtimber Church whereby the children performed their Christmas Songs to parents, grandparents and other family members. Thank you to all of our lovely children at The Good Start, parents and of course my staff who work so hard all year round to help make all these lovely events and experience happen.

Michelle O’Neill

Accommodation wanted

Henfield Cricket Club is planning to engage the services of an overseas player for the 2020 season and is looking to rent suitable accommodation. If you have a spare room from 1 May 2020 to the end of August 2020 please contact the club chairman David Jemmett for details, chairman@henfieldcricketclub.com.

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JANUARY 2020 | News

A Tour of our Commons

‘A Tour of our Commons’, produced by The Friends of Henfield Museum, has sold nearly 300 copies, and a reprint is now available from the Museum, an excellent gift at just £7. This time it includes an up-to-date location map of all the Commons in Henfield. The content is a compilation of a series of articles that appeared in the Henfield Parish Magazine from February to August 1916, and the original (and rather quaint) text is accompanied by photographic illustrations from the Henfield Museum archives. Included is the tale of the day in 1867 when Henfield Common was ‘favoured with a visit from the Brighton Ragged Schools’. Seven thousand of the underclasses of Brighton, the pupils and their parents, were brought to Henfield Station in nine trains, and were ‘turned loose upon Henfield generally and upon our Common in particular. Not a blossom of any wildflower remained, either upon it or in the whole countryside for a mile around’.

Learn to Sing course for men

Don’t consider yourself a singer? Ever wanted to sing? Would you like to sing better? Well now’s your chance as a new Learn to Sing course starts on 15 January. The course is free for six weeks to encourage men to sing, make new friends and experience all the fantastic health benefits that singing can bring. The course is being run by the award-winning chorus Vocal Fusion Acapella with their Director Zoe Peate on Wednesdays at the Steyning Centre 7.15 – 8.15pm. It offers the opportunity to sing close-harmony songs in the acapella & barbershop style, but we’ll also provide you with skills, including breathing exercises and vocal support, which will help you to sing well in any style.

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The Charities Christmas Fair

Forty-one charities took part in the Charities Christmas Fair in November raising over £7,250 for both local and national charities. Thank you to the stallholders and almost 600 visitors to the Fair for your very generous support. Thanks also go to St Peter’s Church and BP Guild for lending tables for the event. The proceeds from organising the Fair have been donated to the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. The next Charities Fair will take place on 14 November 20. If you are involved with a charity and would like to take part in the event, please contact Marilyn Jones at mackiejay@hotmail. co.uk for details and/or to register your interest.

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The Learn to Sing course is designed to help those who want to try out singing for the first time or make a welcome return. Each week includes a warm-up session to prepare our bodies, voices and minds for singing, including some physical, vocal and mental exercises. You will learn a song within the group, which makes it less daunting. And, very importantly, you do not have to be able to read music. We have an excellent music team and experienced members ready to teach and support all members of the chorus. Book your place by contacting vocalfusionacapella@gmail.com or calling John Higgins on 01444 482183.

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Share your views on crime and disorder in the district

Horsham District Council is a lead member of the district’s Safe and Well Partnership and in order to plan and implement key priorities, the council needs to engage with residents across the district to gather your views on crime and disorder. To this end, a short survey has been created, which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Topics in the survey include how safe you feel, whether you have been a victim of a crime, what you feel are the main causes of crime and what you feel the Safe and Well Partnership should be focusing on. Your answers will enable the Partnership to respond to your concerns by prioritising the key areas identified by you as residents. The survey will be live from 6 January at www. horsham.gov.uk/crime-survey. If you would prefer a paper version, please email communitysafety@ horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215173. The deadline is Sunday 16 February and all completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw for a £100 gift card that can be spent in local shops. The survey is anonymous but if you would like to be entered into the prize draw, you will need to leave either a phone number or email address so you can be contacted.

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Henfield Club celebrates 100 years

In 1920 the Henfield Scouts, the oldest scout troop in the world, moved out of what was then the Scout House in Cagefoot Lane and the Comrades of the Great War moved in. The building then became the Henfield Club. The Club has grown from strength to strength with membership now topping 200 and it is now a well-established facility within the Henfield community. In November, with considerable pride the Club hosted the Remembrance Day Parade which had over 600 attendees. To continue the 100th anniversary celebrations the Club is organising various events throughout 2020, starting with Will & Wolfie musicians at lunchtime on Sunday 2 February and Richard Searles on Friday 7 February giving a presentation on the Mighty de Havilland Sea Vixen. Much more is happening throughout 2020 and all will appear in BN5 Magazine closer to the time. If you haven’t already joined the Club and would like to do so, please drop into the clubhouse on the corner of Cagefoot Lane one evening - we will be pleased to welcome you.

Andy Manuel

Changes to Household Waste Recycling Sites

From now on only West Sussex residents will be able to use our 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs). This new system is expected to save local taxpayers £250,000 per year. Surveys have shown that an average of one in ten people using HWRSs closest to the county borders live outside of West Sussex. It’s thought the high number of people travelling across county boundaries is down to tougher restrictions imposed by neighbouring authorities. In order to show they live in the county residents will have to show some ID to enter the sites, for example current driving licence (photo card or paper licence), council tax bill - less than a year old or utility bill – i.e. electric, gas etc.

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In September, members of Henfield & District Angling Society, assisted the Environment Agency by installing forty metres of hazel bundles into the Chess stream above Betley Bridge. This is an experiment the EA are trialling in a number of locations. The hazel bundles are staked and wired in place and the intention is to speed up the flow by channelling the water between the bundles. This increased water speed should then, over time, deepen the stream to prevent it becoming a wide shallow muddy bog which is not conducive to wildlife. We are very fortunate to have sea trout run up the river Adur and we hope that this work will assist them reaching their spawning sites.

This year 46 member of Girlguiding Sussex Central County took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London and five of them were from 2nd Henfield Guides. This is not the first time Sussex Central have supported the show and we were delighted to have the opportunity to once again represent Girlguiding London and South East Region. The Lord Mayor’s themes for this year were Investment, Innovation, and Culture which link perfectly with the aims of Girlguiding UK. A team of leaders worked for the last two years, planning and preparing for the event, with the result of a truly eye-catching float and display.

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Although Girlguiding UK was formed 110 years ago, this year members in Sussex Central have been celebrating 40 years since their formation from West Sussex guides. During 2019 there have been special events to commemorate and over Henfield Theatre Company (HTC) have again excelled at the BHAC Drama Awards ceremony, this 1,000 members have completed the county’s own Lord Mayor’s Show challenge, which encouryear having entered their production of One Man, Two Guvnors. In her summary of the show, adjudi- aged participants to learn a little more about their capital city and these themes were reflected in cator Kate Dyson, was fulsome in her praise. She the design. remarked that she had come to the performance Although the day was cold, it stayed dry and the with some trepidation – How could an amateur theatre company manage all the technical and per- girls’ enthusiasm was clear to see. Some travelled forming skills that the National Theatre achieved? on the float whilst others walked carrying umbrelBut she was delighted to say that “HTC did It!” and las or wearing balloons and of course all waved to the crowds which included many units, friends she had been forced to eat her words!

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She went on to praise the set designed by Ian Henham, which was “ambitious and amazing”, the scenes which featured Alfie, played by Trevor Hodgson, constantly falling downstairs were “hilarious” and the overall production was “fantastic”. Stand out performances were Stanley Stubbers, played by Ian Henham, who she described as a perfect toff, Francis played by Jamie Collins and Rachel played by Izzy Bishop. Her closing comment was - “Watch out National Theatre!” HTC were nominated in 8 of the 15 categories and won 4 awards, best stage crew, best actress (Izzy Bishop), best technical achievement and most ambitious production.

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News | JANUARY 2020 & family who had travelled up from around Sussex and beyond to cheer and give their support and encouragement. I am very proud of my unit as after a very long and tiring day on Saturday, there they were, ready for Remembrance Parade in Henfield on Sunday morning!

Requiem for Remembrance Mozart Requiem 2019

On Saturday 9 November, as part of Henfield’s Remembrance events, a ‘Come and Sing’ Mozart’s Requiem was presented to a rather small but appreciative audience in St Peter’s Church, Henfield. Agnieszka Kwaitkowska Forty-six singers from Henfield and surrounding rehearsed the music in the afternoon, and An introduction to social media and areas the performance was followed by tea and cake, communicating online ably provide by Maureen Dexter and her band of helpers. Are you confused by the multitude of methods there are of communicating with others online? Paula O’Sullivan (Soprano), Rosemary McIntosh Does all the Internet jargon go over your head? (Mezzo), Robert Burt (Tenor) and Mark Beesley Are you concerned by the security issues there (Bass) were the soloists; with Andrew Beaizley may be especially when using social media? If the on the organ. The performance was rehearsed answer is “Yes” to any or all of these questions, and conducted by Sidonie Winter. This concert, then the talk the Henfield Computer Club are organised by Nigel and Sidonie Stevens, raised organising on Wednesday 29 January will be of money from the sale of performers’ and audiinterest to you. It will give a bite size introduction ence tickets and after expenses, profits of £72 to the most common methods of communicatwere donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy ing online such as Facebook and Instagram. For appeal. more in depth coverage, we plan to run a series As the concert was being offered as an act of Reof workshops. The talk will be held at 10am in membrance, two minutes silence were observed the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. If you would like before it, and Revd Harriet Neale-Stevens closed further information, call 01273 494822 or email the proceedings with a Prayer for Peace. henfieldcomputerclub@gmail.com.

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Author opens St Peter’s library

On Monday the 2nd December, St Peter’s School in Henfield welcomed David Fuller, author of the popular ‘Alfie Jones’ series, to talk to the children about his life as an author. He inspired so many of the children through his passion for reading and writing! The visit was an exciting opportunity to officially open the new school library. David was joined by the headteacher, staff, the school librarians and a group of parents and grandparents who helped get the library up and running. It was a mammoth task to organise and catalogue all the books and we are so grateful to the team of volunteers that helped us. The children love the novelty of being able to scan their books in and out of the library! The books are also labelled up with the Accelerated Reader system which assesses children’s reading ability and then enables them to select a book at the right level. After finishing a book the children are able to take an online quiz which they find really motivating! Accelerated reader also provides lots of information for teachers and parents on the children’s reading diet and their level of comprehension. Ensuring the highest standards in reading and writing across the curriculum is a key priority for St Peter’s and the opening of the new library is just one way the school promotes reading for pleasure and a life-long love of learning.

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In 1979, Parkminster Division which includes Henfield was formed. We took our name from Parkminster Abbey which can be seen from all parts of the Division. To celebrate our 40th birthday, 130 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and their Leaders attended a winter themed event at Jolesfield school. The girls made crafts, had a session on dance mats, before a film and silent disco. While the Rainbows had to go home, the Brownies and Guides slept over in the school. Whatever age you are you can enjoy the community spirit and fun of Girlguiding. Henfield Girlguiding is based at our purpose-built guide hut. Each group is hosted on a different evening and the times for each are accommodated to the age range that they are running for. At the guide hut we host Rainbows (ages 5-7), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14), Rangers (14-18) and Voluntary leaders (14+). We love having new girls join our groups and are busy working on delivering our new programme. Once joined, the girls get to enjoy a variety of experiences. Some of our past activities have included climbing, ice skating, swimming and pantomimes. Many of the groups also host yearly camps that are optional for the girls to attend. This is a great opportunity for girls to enjoy a night or two away from home in a safe and nurturing environment. Weekly activities might include crafts, challenges, baking and outdoor activities such as obstacle races and campfires. If you’re interested in joining one of our units or becoming a voluntary leader, we would love to hear from you! Sign up here www.girlguiding.org. uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/

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his classic show has fired the imagination of several generations since its first performances on Broadway in 1959 and in London a few years later. And there can’t be many people who haven’t seen the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. As if the beautiful music by Rodgers and Hammerstein and the endearing story aren’t enough, perhaps the wow factor comes from the knowledge that the events and people portrayed are real - well mainly! Maria von Trapp must have been quite a force to be reckoned with. Apart from her life changing effects on Captain von Trapp and his family, she inspired the production of the film and musical shows by writing a book about their lives, published in 1949. The story revealed in the film and shows portrays a remarkable Austrian family who are inspired by the nanny who comes into their lives, the postulant Nun, Maria. Their widowed father, Captain von Trapp, and Maria eventually fall in love but that is only the start of a series of dramatic events brought about by the rise of Nazi Germany and its annexation of Austria. The Sound of Music is exactly the right title for the story since music is central to Maria’s whole being and she uses it to great effect to inspire the family to love life, their surroundings and one another. It’s the perfect material for a stage show and it is, therefore, little wonder that it has been so successful. In Henfield we have all that to look forward to at the

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beginning of January when it comes to the stage, thanks to the Henfield Theatre Company (HTC). The show is directed by Di Norman, with Dave Barnett as musical director and Ann Atkins as choreographer. The Sound of Music will be staged at The Henfield Hall from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 January at 7.30pm each evening with a Saturday matinee starting at 2.30pm. Tickets (£12 / £14 for adults and £10 / £12 for under 16s), are available at www.henfieldtheatrecompany.com or at Stevens Estate Agents, Henfield. The production is kindly sponsored by The Post House Cafe. Upcoming Theatre Company Productions Coming soon is the intriguing, beautifully written play, The Stepmother, by Githa Sowerby (19 to 21 March). Watch out for more details. Before that, HTC will be running auditions for its June production The Mysteries, by Tony Harrison. As part of the St Peter’s Church 1,250th anniversary celebrations, they are presenting a trilogy of plays, based on Bible stories. This entertaining production will include plenty of drama but also comedy and a lot of music. The auditions are on 11 and 16 February and the rehearsals will be on Mondays and Thursdays, starting 24 February. Performances will be on 18 to 20 June. Please contact Jane Haines on 07803 293380 or j.ehaines19@gmail.com. Have a go – you don’t have to be a member of HTC.

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o quote the polar explorer Robert Swan, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”. Floods, air-pollution, extreme weather, sea level rise, crop failure, water shortages, deforestation, wildfires, desertification, biodiversity loss: the list of worldwide environmental catastrophes is growing bigger each day. And yet people are now taking action, both nationally and internationally as well as locally. Here in Henfield last summer the Parish Council declared a Climate and Environment Emergency and Sustainable Henfield 2030 (or SH2030) was launched with the aim of supporting people and businesses to become more sustainable (see sustainablehenfield2030.org for more information). They have now teamed up with the Henfield Community Partnership to create a powerful force for change in Henfield. So, throughout 2020 we will be featuring a range of articles in BN5 Magazine on how we can live in a more sustainable manner and care for our village and the wider environment – ‘Love Henfield’. Some activities you might be familiar with and others you might be completely new to you but either way here’s a taster of what will be coming up over the next few months. We have an article this month about what you can put in your blue-lidded recycling bin (did you know that margarine tub lids can be recycled?) and another about where you can recycle milk bottle lids and crisp packets amongst other items (at the Henfield Haven!) This is a new service set up by SH2030, part of their drive to bring better recycling facilities to the village. In February we have an article on the Henfield Shed, a fabulous local registered charity which promotes social inclusion and cherishes (as well as shares) skills. The Henfield Shed repairs and restores broken household items as well as creating new items such as planters, bird boxes and clocks from recycled materials – not just a great fun place to go but a really sustainable venture. Last year members of Sustainable Henfield 26 | BN5 Magazine

2030, Henfield Conservation Volunteers and Henfield Garden Club came together to plant wildflowers and fruit trees on Borrer Bank at the top of Barrow Hill (see the news item for more information). Their aim was to create greater biodiversity and a bee corridor on the bank and we look forward to reading about their success and other green gardening tips later in the year. Another feature we will write about will be our two lovely charity shops on Henfield High Street and the a huge number of charity jumble sales which take place each year which all raise a lot of money for good causes. Not only can you donate good quality clothes, books, shoes and furniture to these charities, but you can also pick up pre-loved items too at a fraction of the price of brand new. Here in West Sussex we are well placed to be a lot more sustainable about some of the food we consume. Not only can we buy seasonally and locally and therefore drastically reducing our food miles, but for many of us with gardens growing a few fruit and vegetables is easily possible. Look out for an article on sustainable food and preventing food waste later this year. We’ll also be promoting re-wilding projects, green gardening, greener home improvements and the often simple and money-saving changes we can make to reduce our own carbon footprint. Look out for our article on the Kinder Living Show, a brilliant place to learn more and get involved. We’d also like to hear about your ideas for living more sustainably in Henfield on our Facebook page. We have a fantastic community spirit in the village and there are so many activities going on that we would love to hear about them all – do please drop us a line. So if you ‘Love Henfield’ too, please look out for the articles with our Love Henfield logo over next few months, and in the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

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ustainable Henfield 2030 is delighted to announce the launch of a new, entirely volunteer-run, recycling scheme starting from January 2020. The scheme will not replace the blue-top bin collections but will allow us to collect a substantial range of additional items that are currently going into general waste. This waste that is processed by Sussex Green Living and Terracycle, which will actually generate cash to be donated to charitable causes. Please make sure items, especially food / pet food pouches, are as clean as possible and please be considerate to our volunteers who will be sorting through this waste by hand. Please bring your recycling to the Henfield Haven located in Hewitts (off Nep Town Road) which can also be accessed on foot via the Shell Garage off the High Street. There will be a yellow bin, for pet-food pouches only, and a red one for all other waste - please do not deposit any items which are not listed above, as this will hinder the recycling process. If you would like more information about which items are accepted, or would like to get involved, there are opportunities to help us collect, sort, pack and transport items, please contact us on: 01273 028156 or email: SH2030@mail.com. There are also plans to organise neighbourhood collection points within the village, information will appear onsustainablehenfield2030.org over the coming weeks. You can also keep in touch with the latest developments via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is a great initiative to cut down the amount of non-biodegradable waste currently going into landfill sites whilst generating money for charity and you can start collecting right now. We hope that Henfield residents will show their usual strong community spirit and be keen to participate.

Like the blue-top bins, the list of items accepted is specific. It consists of the following: •

All brands of pet food pouches, including cat/dog biscuit bags

Ella’s Kitchen fruit and vegetable baby food pouches – including any other brand that uses the same pouch design

Ballpoint pens, felt tips, correction fluid, markers and highlighters

All brands of crisp packets

Plastic ring holders for beer cans

Bubble wrap and other plastic packaging

Soft and flexible plastic bags – from fruit and veg, bread, frozen veg, carrier bags etc. Accepted bags all have a green logo on them which states ‘RECYCLE WITH BAGS AT LARGER STORES’. (Cellophane bags and clingfilm are not recyclable)

Waxed bags from inside cereal boxes. Boxes go into blue top bin

Flexible plastic from sweet biscuit, cake and cracker bags and wrappers

All plastic confectionery packaging – sweets and chocolates

Plastic milk carton tops

Other plastic tops including from cleaning products

Dental waste – toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, including electric toothbrush heads and all associated packaging

Beauty product packaging – plastic pots, tubes, caps, trigger heads and pumps

Home cleaning products – caps, tubes, trigger heads and pumps

Plastic air fresheners, cartridges and associated packaging (does not include plug-ins).

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Mallards Dental Practice has been in Henfield for over 20 years. It is, and always has been, run with a family ethos, welcoming all members of your family regardless of age or specialist requirements. We would like to welcome you to our friendly environment with easy access, hassle free parking and with same day appointments available. Our welcoming and professional team can offer all elements of dentistry from prevention of dental decay and gum problems to more complex dental treatment, cosmetic dentistry and simple orthodontics. Please contact our reception team to discuss your needs. The practice has also invested in a Cerec machine, an impressive piece of equipment which can turn around crowns, veneers and even bridges on the same day – again, making it more convenient for our patients. The practice is lead by Sarah Almashat who graduated in 2005 and worked as Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospitals NHS trust to gain exposure and experience in oral surgery, thereafter she has achieved the membership of the royal college of surgeons in Edinburgh (MFDS) 2009, Diploma in Evidence Based Dentistry from Teesside University 2009 and a certificate in restorative dentistry 2015. Her wide exposure has made her competent in wide range of general Dental work including complex Dental reconstruction, Cosmetic Dentistry, dealing with nervous patients, offering Dental services to children and also started marketing and working on Facial Aesthetics including Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Mhiran Patel has graduated in 2010, has worked as an associate dentist, He gained further postgraduate qualifications in 2015 at the University of Manchester in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Mhiran joined Mallard Dental Practice in March 2019. Undertaking the complex work required during his Masters degree, Mhiran now has experience with full mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry. Integrating new aspects and techniques of dentistry such as computer aided design and manufacture of crowns and fillings.

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awthorn celebrated their new surgery in style with Vet Fest, an animal-themed community fun day on Sunday 17 November. Local people were queueing out of the door waiting to take their place on a guided tour of the modern surgery which boasts the very latest specialist equipment and facilities. Practice owners Jonathan and Annelise Underwood were thrilled with the success of the community day, after months of work renovating the former Barclays Bank building it was a race to get the project finished in time for the grand opening. They were honoured to have local bestselling crime author Peter James officially cutting the ribbon on Monday 18th. Peter is a great supporter of Henfield and the Greyhound Trust is one of his favourite local charities. Entertaining visitors, children and their furry friends was top of the agenda, with stunning balloon modelling from Nick Cook who was never fazed whatever the imaginative request – even when he had to create a sloth and a lemur. The Teddy Bear Hospital was busy all day, who knew there were so many poorly cuddlies in Henfield! Luckily, two selfless veterinary nurses spent hours applying the crucial coloured bandages to get them all back on the road to recovery. Outside, the star of the show had to be Nellie the skateboarding dog from Muttley Matters, who, incentivised by some delicious sausage treats, basked in the adoration of the crowds as she showed everyone just how clever she was. There were canine visitors from House Hound Hydro,

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It’s all been worth the grief! If you are a regular reader of BN5 then you are probably aware that we have recently relocated our Henfield branch into the former Barclays bank on the High Street – in fact, at the time of writing, we moved in only two weeks ago! In the grand scheme of life this amounts to but a tiny speck of activity, however, for those of us involved it has been all consuming over the past eight months or so. My overriding emotion when we finally opened the doors on Monday 18th November was one of relief that we had finally done so. However, from the inception of the project to this day, I think I have been through the whole gamut of emotions from highs to lows and on reflection, there have been a lot of parallels to the five stages of grief… (Disclaimer here – this article is “tongue in cheek” and I in no way wish to devalue genuine grief or bereavement…) Denial When I became aware that the lease on the bank was available, I went to have a look round and decided it would be a great location for

Hawthorn House, High Street Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9DA

our veterinary practice. Annelise and I sat down with our optimist hats on, she with a pencil and paper (old-school) and me with a spreadsheet on my laptop and we convinced ourselves that a good idea, indeed it was. The wheels were set in motion and it wasn’t long before solicitors had agreed the terms of the lease, site visits occurred and plans were drawn up. Reality began to sink in that once planning was granted, we were past the point of no return. For a period of time, I tried to put the project to the back of my mind and pretend it wasn’t happening, however, planning was granted in late May and like reaching the top of a rollercoaster we had to take the plunge, like it or not! Anger Luckily, anger hasn’t been an overriding emotion over the past few months, but if I have experienced it, it has normally been due to the unexpected occurring, or the expected not occurring! I don’t know of a building project where unforeseen costs have not occurred and we are no exception. I did my best not to

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shoot the messenger when I was told sheepishly that a new drain was required in our car park was going to cost the same as a dental X-ray machine…for a drain! Add to that equipment deliveries not turning up on time (or at all), and I can’t deny that a few heated phone calls did take place… Bargaining We had a fair bit of equipment at our original site in Henfield, but once we started buying new equipment for the new site, the older equipment looked a bit out of place. There’s a veterinary equipment company who produce what I can only describe as a veterinary “argos” catalogue and I may have got a bit carried away on the ordering front! We’re particularly pleased with the kennelling that we have installed, with each kennel benefitting from its own thermostatic heater and LED lighting. Cue some bargaining and discount requests with a moderate amount of success… Depression As the build progressed, I can’t deny that doubt did begin to creep in somewhat. Why didn’t we just leave things as they are? Why upset the balance? Had we done the right thing? Was the building going to work as we hoped? I remember lamenting about this to one of our nurses one morning. She told me to pull myself together and that the situation was like being in the final stages of pregnancy – just like giving birth is inevitable, the project was going ahead and I had to deal with it! Armed with this philosophical gem I could do nothing but strengthen my resolve and have a large glass of red wine that evening! Acceptance and Hope As the month of November began, with two weeks until our official opening, things began to take shape. Building supplies and tools were replaced with cabinets and equipment. Floors were down, the reception desk was installed, feature walls were painted and soft furnishings arrived. If it wasn’t for the huge amount of dust everywhere, it would have felt like a veterinary practice! The last two days were spent mopping, scrubbing and wiping every surface so that it was past presentable and clinically clean. I cannot thank the staff at the practice enough for their heroic efforts at this time to get the practice ready for our open day and VetFest Henfield on Sunday 17th November.

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If ever there was an event to blow away any nagging doubts as to whether we had done the right thing, this was it. The support that we received on the day emphasised how fantastic a community spirit there is in Henfield. We were humbled by the number of people who came to the open day – many thanks if you were one of those and to all the local businesses which were also part of the event. Also, if you purchased any raffle tickets, you helped contribute to the £1500 that was raised for our two charities – The Retired Greyhound Trust and Paws and Claws – the cherry on the cake! After local author, Peter James, officially cut the ribbon on Monday 18th November (many thanks for that, Peter), it was time to see if the building functioned for what it was designed for – as a veterinary practice. As I mentioned, we are only two weeks in, but other than a couple of early snags, so far all seems to be going pretty well. Hopefully there aren’t any unexpected surprises yet to reveal themselves! So in terms of grief, I’m not sure where the term “good grief” comes from – but I think that is what I have experienced! We are just very proud to now be part of Henfield High Street and look forward to contributing to village life in the future. JONATHAN UNDERWOOD MRCVS

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Hamfelds HOME & GARDEN Open on your High Street 7 days a week Mon – Sat 9-5.30 pm Sun 10-2 pm • Logs & kindling • LED & vintage light bulbs



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• Arts & crafts

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• Kitchenware • Knitting wool

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very fortnight I put our blue top recycling bin out at the kerbside, and used to wonder if I had got my recycling right, or had I inadvertently put something in my recycling bin that would cause the recycling process to grind to a halt. Well six years ago I was at the Haywards Heath Town Fair and there was a stand all about recycling manned by West Sussex County Council (WSCC) staff. So, I approached them to ask exactly what happens to my recycling bin contents, and what can I recycle? I received so much information that I said ‘why does not everyone know all this?’ They explained they were looking for volunteers to do this very job. To cut a long story short I underwent a year of training with on-line examinations, and I am now a volunteer Waste Prevention Advisor for WSCC, one of about 18 throughout the County. So now if any group or organisation, or even an individual asks for a talk and presentation to their group, I can come along and tell you all about recycling, and explain what can and what cannot be recycled. So my challenge to you: Do you think you know what can be recycled in your recycling bin? OK, lets test you? What in this list of 10 items can go in your recycling bin?

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• Plastic margarine tub • Plastic margarine tub lid • Hair spray or shaving foam aerosol • Window envelopes • Lemonade / coke can • Tin foil • Aluminium foil • Glass bottles and jars • Corrugated cardboard • Juice cartons. Are you confident with all your answers or are some guesses or just not sure? In West Sussex we dispose of 393,000 tonnes of rubbish every year from the kerbside collections only. Our rubbish bin still contains over 14% of recyclable material. If all this was put in the recycling bin it would save £2.5 million every year. If you want to check what can be recycled, have a look at www.recycleforwestsussex.org/ or contact me if you would like me to come to your group and tell you all about recycling. And the 10 items – they can all be recycled in your recycling bin!

Colin McFarlin, Volunteer Waste Prevention Advisor WSCC

Email: c.mcfarlin@btinternet.com www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

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January special offer

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Pregnancy Massage with Catherine Hanicotte

I am now offering pregnancy massage at the Sussex Osteopath Clinic. The massage will be carried out in the side lying position, which is generally considered the safest and most comfortable for pregnant women. I usually massage using a perfume-free vegan wax. The benefits of pregnancy massage include : •

Stress reduction and relaxation

Pregnancy is often a time of intense emotion both positive and negative.

A specialist pregnancy massage has been shown to reduce anxiety, induce relaxation and create a sense of well-being. • •

Emotional Support

Reduction of musculo-skeletal Strain and Pain. Targeted Massage treatments can aid in the relief of many of the following; •

Back and Pelvic Pain

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If you would like to book a one hour massage with Catherine Hanicotte, or to purchase a gift voucher, please contact the clinic on 01273 835116.

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Sussex Osteopath and Complementary Health Clinic



Day Nursery Ltd

Providing Excellent Childcare from 0-5years old The Nursery is in a beautiful rural setting with a large garden and access to 50 acres of farmland.

Please contact or visit us at

01403 711 084

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Give your children a good start in a caring and motivating environment for 2-5 year olds

Call Michelle 01273 857 411/ 07713 503398 gssnursery@gmail.com www.thegoodstartschool.co.uk THE STREET, POYNINGS, WEST SUSSEX, BN45 7AQ

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G Local IN interest A R|! JANUARY 2020 H S I ALL YEA W U W YO NE Y PP HA

Hewitts, Henfield - £415,000

Central Henfield - £500,000

Small Dole - £695,000

Partridge Green - £550,000

Flat, Weavers Lane, Henfield - £172,000

Batts Pond Lane, Henfield - £690,000

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Family run business with a personal service Let Our Family Help Your Family Move Tel: 01273 492141

www.stevens-estates.co.uk 1 Bishop Croft, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9DA

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The Old Mill

Removal & Storage Company Ltd Family founded business - 45 years experience

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World wide shipping Fully alarmed & secure warehouse Modern, heated warehouse Long & short term storage Friendly & efficient staff

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Katherine Lawrie Jewellery

Original handmade jewellery Jewellery workshops • Open by appointment

07866 835640 www.klawriejewellery.co.uk Stable Studio | Hammes Farm Washington Road Steyning | BN44 3DA

Hear to Listen Nicki Dowd,

Registered counsellor and psychotherapist Based in Henfield To book a free 30 minute no-obligation consultation please contact me

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Sumptuous curtains and interiors

Custom made curtains, roman blinds and soft furnishings Cushions, headboards, bedspreads and upholstery

Roller, vertical and venetian blinds, curtain poles and tracks Complete service for design, advice, quotation, and fitting, in the comfort of your own home

East Barn Interiors Ltd

01403 865655

By appt: - East Barn, Brownings Farm, Station Road, Cowfold, Horsham, RH13 8DE www.eastbarninteriors.co.uk 01273 494002

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Entertainment | JANUARY 2020

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JANUARY 2020 | Entertainment


All photos © Amanda Lucas

enfield High Street held a wonderful Christmas shopping evening for the village on Friday 6 December. This year’s theme was a Dickensian ‘Christmas Carol’ and visitors were able to step back in time, enjoying festive entertainment, drinks and nibbles whilst they browsed special offers and seasonal gifts. The weather was on our side and although it had been gusty and showery all day, by 3pm the rain cleared – much to the relief of all the stall-holders! Father Christmas dropped by to visit the good boys and girls of Henfield, (leaving his reindeer in Stokes Garden for a rest and his sleigh on Cagefoot Lane for children to visit!) and in the process raised £520 for Henfield Youth Club. The Evangelical Free Church hosted the gorgeous Christmas Tree Festival with some wonderful carol singing from the Cubs outside, watched over by the beautiful little donkey from Swains. The ever-popular Children’s Sheep Trail has kept little ones occupied and new for this year, a popup nativity booth! Other activities included luckydips, raffles, roasted chestnuts, gingerbread decorating and bauble making. Costumes on the evening ranged from Christmas jumpers to some fabulous Victorian fancy dress! Congratulations to The Post House Café who won the BN5 Facebook competition for the Most Christmassy Window Display, with Stokes of Henfield runners-up. They both win advertising in a future edition of BN5. We would like to thank Rob and Fiona Ayres from Stokes, together with the other High Street traders, who worked incredibly hard to create such a wonderful Christmas experience on the night. We would also like to thank all those who came along on the evening to support our brilliant High Street.

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Declutter Your

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Henfield Area Freephone

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Freephone Haywards Heath

0800 919737 01444 457100

• Surveys, Planning & Design • Residential projects - large and small • Planning Applications & liaison with planning authorities • Building Regulations Applications • Listed Building Applications • Preparation of Tenders • Advice on choice of Contractor • Guidance on Interior Design • Friendly, helpful advice See website for full details

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Chates Studio, Stonepit Lane, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9QT

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Covering West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey

CRANLEIGH 01483 HORSHAM 01403 886701 Contact Cliff on 331105 01273 961893 - 01444 647617 Freephone 0800868975 9596366 orMOBILE Mobile 07425 396324 DORKING 01306 07881 532497 EMAIL gsroofingspecialists@gmail.com EMAIL gandsroofinglimited@gmail.com WEB www.gandsroofing.co.uk

The Confederation of Roofing Contractors stands for INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY & CUSTOMER PROTECTION. All members of the CORC can offer customers the benefit of a fully insured 10 and 20 year back up guarantee.

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10% off all internal decorating in January & February

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Richard Blower

hard & soft landscaping garden maintenance fencing & hedge trimming a family business based in Henfield with over 20 years experience richblower@btinternet.com

01273 493953 07808 857 019



CJ Plumbing

For all your plumbing needs

Specialising in Complete Bathroom Installation & Tiling

Free Estimates, No Call Out Charge A family run business

Email cleve@cjplumbing.co.uk Call Cleve on 07931 330392

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

Please ring or email me to discuss or arrange a visit for a free no obligation quotation.

Mob: 07803 231213

Email: gp500006@btinternet.com

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R A Walker Roofing Services Limited 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Modern & traditional roofing From repairs & features to complete new roofs

Making your roof look great again

Call Rick on

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• Diggers 0.75t to 22t • Dumpers 1t to 10t • Self drive hire • Operated hire • Breakers • Competitive rates 56 | BN5 Magazine

PHB Contractors Ltd

Mini-digger and excavator hire

Tel: 01273 493496 sales@bn5magazine.co.uk


07780 458204


“Tom has completely blown me away! His work, reasonable prices and fun, friendly attitude have made it a pleasure to get our decorating work done!” Lucy - Upper Beedling Mile Oak Mar 09:Layout 1 17/2/09

• Boiler installation, service & repair specialist • Landlord Safety Certificates issued, gas cookers & fires installed & serviced • All aspects of plumbing work undertaken

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LADY DECORATOR IN HENFIELD If you are looking for a reliable, honest, hard working interior decorator to transform your home, then contact:

Gill on 07432 142 688 High quality work at affordable prices. I am reliable, spotlessly clean and always work to a high standard.

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N. Constantine

DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS Repairs to all UPVC and Aluminium Windows, Doors and Conservatories Misted up & broken sealed units  Locks  Seals  Hinges  Handles  Patio Door Wheels  Catflaps  Letterboxes

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GUTTERS & MORE Gutter unblocking | Down pipe repairs Minor roof repairs | Chimney cowls fitted Pest & bird deterrents General Handyman Service

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Free estimates and advice Call David on: 01903 920114 / 07716 443957 or email david.sanders90@yahoo.co.uk Working in conjunction with GLC Window Cleaning

All aspects of interior and exterior Plastering. Skilled, experienced tradesman. Clean, Reliable, Professional.

Contact Josh on 07903 809045 PLASTERING - TILING - PAINTING /JGplasteringrefurb


All types of fencing and gates supplied and erected

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Providing an affordable & reliable window cleaning service across Sussex

Windows | Solar panels | Gutters, Fascias & Soffits | Conservatories | Country houses

16 Years

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We pride ourselves on the quality and price of our work.

“We Try Harder.”

Family Run Business

Covering the area for over 50 years • • • • •

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All TV AERIALS & Satellite TV Extra points Communal systems Sky TV – Best offers Trading Standards Approved All European & multi-national satellite systems • TV wall mounting service • Extra phone points FULLY Guaranteed Free estimate for TV aerial work

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Domestic, commercial & agricultural fencing Sheds, Summer houses & gates. Hard landscaping, concreting, brickwork Patios & Decking

Office: 01273 494867 Barry: 07719 570626 Email: henfieldfencing@gmail.com facebook.com/HenfieldFencingCompany


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AGA servicing undertaken Contact: Peter Jenkins on Henfield

01273 492155 07710 937815 STEYNING ROOFING

• New roofs and repairs LOCAL ROOFER • Flat roofs 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE • Tiling and slating • Leadwork www.checkatrade.com/Steyningroofingltd • Chimneys • Guttering and Fascias TEL: 01903 814378 (Steyning) ~ MOBILE: 07904439915 Email:jasonstanding917@gmail.com

Henfield Homes Ltd


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painting and decorating and bathrooms bathrooms  painting and decorating  kitchens kitchens and floor and wall tiling extensions loft conversions  floor and wall tiling fencing and decking and  extensions garage and loft conversions you and your home treated with respect Tel 01273 491822 Mobile 07775 671167 www.henfieldhomes.co.uk 60 | BN5 Magazine




TEL: 01273 857520 COLESAUTOMOTIVE.CO.UK 01273 494002


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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Installation • Testing • Certification PAT Testing • Part P

Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician

01273 492914 07968 335871 jcelectrical@talktalk.net

Andrew’s DecoratingHENFIELD Ltd Over 30 years experience

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Free Estimates Professional Advice Samples brought to your home

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Bob Cragg

01273 492950


Serving Henfield for over 25 years

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Sussex Independent Financial Advisers Ltd Chartered Financial Planners The county firm that knows no bounds

• • • • • • •

Mortgages Pensions Savings Investments Protection Home Insurance Wills

Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Adviser Dip PFS M: 07799 750580 T: 01273 491221 E: Robert.slaughter@sussexifa.com W: www.sussexifa.com

Henfield Based

Registered in England No. 4117727 Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

TRIM DECORATING Over 10yrs as your local decorator Want to feel fresh? Freshen up your home with an interior redecoration before spring. Most decorators are busy on exterior projects during spring and summer, so please call me now to talk about interiors.

Call Robbie Trim

07957 463706 paintedak@yahoo.co.uk

Warning: The value of investment may go down as well as up. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up the repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.


Wills Trusts Powers of Attorney Inheritance Tax For your FREE GUIDE To making a perfect WILL Email or Telephone james@thesussexwillsoffice.co.uk

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R&D Tax Relief The Research and Development Tax Relief scheme (R&DTR) helps businesses fund their research and development activities. There are two main formats; R&D Tax Relief for SMEs and R&D Expenditure Credit for Large Companies (RDEC). Which a company is eligible for depends on the size and the conditions under which they are carrying out their research or development activities. A popular misconception is that to claim you have to wear a scientist’s white coat. In fact, the credit is open to an incredibly wide range of businesses across many different industry sectors. R&D begins when work to resolve a scientific or technological uncertainty starts, and ends when that uncertainty is resolved or work to resolve it ceases. A ‘scientific or technological uncertainty’ is a very broad concept. Creating a bespoke CRM system, developing new state-of-the-art software, innovative product development using computer-aided design tools or streamlining manufacturing processes through automation – all have potential for an R&D tax 3. claim. How much can I claim?

If your company employs fewer than 500 members of staff, it’s likely you can claim under the SME scheme which means you can get up to 33.35% of your eligible R&D spend as a tax credit. For most of the companies we assist in claiming, this results in a five or six figure 4. pay-out from HMRC! Larger companies are eligible under the RDEC scheme which can be up to 9.72% of eligible R&D spend. Common misconceptions demystified 1.

R&D is not only for scientists – The R&D tax legislation is much broader than many people think and most of the companies making claims are not within the scientific sector at all.


Being paid to undertake R&D does not mean you can’t make a claim. In order to determine the eligibility of a project under the SME scheme, it is important to examine which entity is taking on the technical and financial risk – one of the key


determining factors for this is which company “takes the hit” when the complexity of the R&D results in additional work being undertaken. Receiving grant funding does not exclude a company from making a claim. However, it may exclude that company from claiming all of the expenditure under the SME scheme. Whilst this may mean that the company receives a lower rate of relief, as they may have to claim under RDEC instead – it will still enable them to gain almost 10p in every £1 back. You have longer than you might think to make a claim. The R&D tax scheme does allow companies to claim for R&D activities in the previous two financial periods. Making a claim doesn’t have to be timeconsuming or result in an investigation by HMRC. We can help prepare and submit any claim.

We recently helped a company that delivers high speed fibre networks claim over £100,000 in R&D tax credit. We helped them identify eligible R&D projects, collect the information required to make the claim, and wrote an in-depth technical report to justify it to HMRC.

For further help please contact Paul Samrah, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith LLP on 01737 781546 or email psamrah@mks.co.uk

A.C.T Pest Control

MOBILE: 07867 500375

For the control of rodents and insects including mice, rats, squirrels, moles, ants, wasps, all other pest infestations and bird proofing undertaken.

• 28 years experience in pest control

Call Andrew Tullett on Office: 01273 494050

• Domestic and commercial • Approved local authority contractor • Local Henfield company • NPTA Registered • Fully insured



Home and Business Storage Solutions

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Index of advertisers | JANUARY 2020 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 The Accountancy Practice 49 Moore Kingston Smith LLP 65


A & S Aerials & Satellites 59 Local TV Aerials & Satellites 39 TAS Aerials 58


Roger Minost Architect




C&T Radmall 48 Henfield Funeral Services 49

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

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Beechcroft Landscapes Hamfelds Home & Garden Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens

Great Betley Farmhouse Number One The Laurels B&B

18 58

Bartlett Property & Gardens Forma Build Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builders

55 29 62 60 62

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Homes and Gardens

12 39


Carewise from West Sussex County Council






B&I Carpets 62 DJ Flooring 24


66 61 57 68

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Shoreham Gallery The Steyning Bookshop Stokes of Henfield


55 39 55 10 62 50 12 15 08 56

A&S Gutter Clearance Gutters and More

54 58

Complete Barber Shop, Cowfold Pinks Hair

39 50

Geoff’s Handyman Services


Hamfelds Home & Garden



Henfield Chimney Sweep



Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning



Henfield Computers


Mallards Dental Practice


BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs Timber Windows of Horsham

60 57 03



C&K Electrical, Henfield Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician PD Electrical Ltd

20 63 62 63

The Henfield Fencing Co. Jasper Fencing Contractors R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

59 58 41








Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 63

FOOD, DRINK & FARM SHOPS Nutritious Fish Rushfields Farm Shop

19 67

DB Foot Clinic 47 Hear to Listen 50 Henfield Chiropractic 11 Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy 42 NB Clinical Massage 42 Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health 43 Wickwoods 02


East Barn Interiors Ltd 51 Just Shutters 22 Simply Blinding Ltd. 33


Cinemobile 09 Henfield Leisure Centre 38 The Henfield Hall 51 Wickwoods 02


Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings

35 48

Henfield Eyecare








ACT Pest Control


Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service Paws and Claws Cat Charity

57 21

King & Stevens


JG Plastering


Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

60 55 57





HJ Burt 46 Marcus Grimes 34


Contain Yourself Storage The Old Mill

65 49


The Cat and Canary Pub 16 The George Hotel 14 Post House Café 17 Relish 20 The Wheatsheaf 06 Wickwoods 02

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

54 56 60

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

44 44 44 44 44

Frankie Sorts It



SECRETARIAL SERVICES SOLICITORS & WILL WRITERS Amanda Shaw Solicitors Cognitive Law Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP Setfords Solicitors The Sussex Wills Office

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