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July 2018


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


JULY 2018 | Contents


06 What’s On








from the BN5 area

26 Local Interest Woods Mill at 50

31 Local Interest

Henfield Leisure Centre New Gym

34 Local Interest Fieldfest 2018


42 Local Interest

Henfield Suffragettes



The best things in life are free, although it’s often easy to overlook them when they’re right on your doorstep. This month we took a trip to Wood’s Mill, it was such a treat to leave my computer for an afternoon and enjoy this beautiful place. Woods Mill has been the home of the Sussex Wildlife Trust for 50 years. It is beautiful, serene and peaceful (or was, until we arrived with ponddipping nets and two excited children!) The children were utterly mesmerized by the star appearance, a pair of majestic swans who paraded the lake with their trail of four little fluff-ball signets in tow. The girls then spent almost an hour ponddipping and discovering tadpoles, water boatmen and plenty of weed! Woods Mill is a truly magical place, please take this opportunity, as they celebrate 50 years, to visit the reserve and see how much has changed since your last visit. Sussex countryside at its finest. We are thrilled to give you details of FieldFest, which was such a resounding success for the team at St Peter’s School last year. We absolutely love that they’ve created a new, energetic, fun and exciting festival; Henfield needs more of these awesome events in the calendar! Don’t miss it this year, I have a feeling the tickets will sell out very quickly given the incredible success of 2017. Enjoy the sunshine!



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What’s on | JULY 2018 For a full listing of events 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.


Toddler Group

Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am (& every Weds) Play & sing.

The Book Nook

Steyning & Henfield Rotary Club

Castle Inn, Steyning 7.15-9.45pm (and every Thurs)

What a Swell Party This Is

The Henfield Hall, 7.30–9.30pm Musical duo Ferris and Milne The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am Henfield Table Tennis organised by The Art Society (every Weds & 2nd Sun 2-4pm) Henfield. Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (every Mon) Books, CDs, and DVDs. Open to all. Call 01273 494352 Henfield Byways Walk for more information. Southwater Walk Henfield Library for start, 10am Games after School (& alt Weds) Southwater Country Park, 11am Henfield Library, 3–4.30pm (& 2-3 miles. No dogs. All (& 20th) every Mon term-time) welcome. 2½ miles level, no stiles. All welcome, led by trained Carers’ Support Group Chatterbox Maidment Court, 10.30am–12pm volunteers, no need to book. Little Fishes Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& every 1st Weds) Friendly carers’ group for (& every Tues) St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& information and support. Come along and have fun with every Fri) pre-school play. For pre-school children and their Henfield Joggers Haven Green Garden Group Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& carers. Storytime & songs. ABCD Bridge Club every Weds) Henfield Haven, 9.30am– Open to all. Running both on 11.30pm (& alt Tues) Garden Room, Henfield Hall, and off-road. Beginners gardening group. 2-5pm (& every Fri) Book at Haven. Colts Training Henfield Lions Club

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Tuesday 3

Henfield Shed

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

Self Help Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) A social get together for the elderly. Lunch provided.

George Hotel, 8pm (& every 1st Weds)

Henfield Bell Ringers

St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& every Weds) New ringers welcome, come along or contact 01273 596485.

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Mobile Banking

Steyning 2 Mile Stroll

Steyning Health Centre for start, 11am (& 17th) 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by trained volunteers.

Knit and Natter

Henfield Hall Car Park, 10-11am (and all Thursdays) NatWest’s mobile banking service for cash deposits, withdrawls, bill payments and account admin.

Henfield Library, 2–4pm (& every Minibus Trip 1st Tues) Henfield Haven for pick up, 10am Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting. Chat and work together. Redoubt Fortress Museum and Pavilion Tea Rooms, Eastbourne - £20 Transport, £4.50 museum Henfield Garden Club outing entry. Call Haven to book.

Wednesday 4

Rhyme Time

Henfield Hall for start For details, see our Club entry on www.henfieldbn5.co.uk.

Henfield Computer Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Getting to know your computer in an informal atmosphere. Call 01273 494822 or 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

Henfield Cricket Club, 4.30–7pm (& every Fri) Boys: U9s & U10s 4.30-5.30pm, U11s, U13s & U14s 5.30-7pm. Girls: all ages, to learn or develop cricketing skills 5.306.30pm.

Partridge Green PreSchool Hawaiian Ball

Partridge Green Village Hall, 5pm Music and fun with entertainer Tomfoolery. Tickets £5 includes accompanying adult. info@ partridgegreenpreschool.co.uk

Gin & Jazz Weekend

Shepherd & Dog, Fulking (until 8th) See advertisement page 34.

Steyning Jazz Club

Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (& every 1st Fri) Terry Whitney remembered.

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Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am Kick It (& every Thurs) Henfield Youth Club, 9-10am (& Fun with music for pre-schoolers. every Sat, term-time) The basics of football for 3–5 Henfield Unattached White Hart, 11am (every 1st Thurs) year olds. Twineham School For those who are alone. Enquiries 01273 495820 or just Summer Fair drop-in. Twineham School, RH17 5NR For even more events listings go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

JULY 2018 | What’s on 12– 5pm Traditional entertainment. Hog roast, bbq, beer & Pimms tent.

Cowfold Festival

12pm (& every 2nd Mon) Foreigners in London – Leslie Primo.

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Recreation Ground, Cowfold, 12pm Henfield History Group Usual attractions stalls, classic Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every cars, horticultural show, dog show, fun fair, bbq and bar. Vox 2nd Tues) “WW2 Despatches from the Beatles from 7.30. Home Front” the war diary of Memory Moments Café Joan Strange who lived on the Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (alt Sat) South Coast during WW2. All welcome, especially those HART Pub Quiz with memory loss. The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt Tues) St Peter’s School Fieldfest In aid of HART. Teams of up to St Peter’s School, 4pm six. Call 01273 492006 to book. See article page 34.

Steyning Music Society Concert

Wednesday 11 Henfield Walk

Cricket Pavilion for start, 10am The Steyning Centre, 7.30–9.15pm 6 miles. No dogs. All welcome, Joglaresa perform a fun led by trained volunteers, no programme of Medieval, Middle need to book. Eastern and Celtic Music.

Knit and Natter

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Friends of St Barnabas Meeting Free Church Hall, 7.30pm All welcome.

Friday 13

Henfield Wild Violets WI

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) History of Oldlands Mill, Keymer.

Saturday 14

Steyning/Wiston Walk

Cricket Pavilion for start, 9-10.15am Downland dog walk. 2 miles. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

Annual Riverside Walk

Horsham Rugby Club for start, 10am For details, visit www.horsham. community/2018-annualriverside-walk/.

Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am12pm (& every 2nd Weds) Shipley Primary School Items and children’s clothes Washington for start, 10am knitted for charity. Donated wool Fete 6 miles. No dogs. All welcome, Shipley Primary School, RH13 appreciated. led by trained volunteers, no 8PL 12–4pm need to book. Meet in South Downs Way car park. Animals, fun dog show, beer Community Sunday Lunch St Peter’s Coffee Morning tent, bbq and stalls. St. Peter’s Church, 10.30– Henfield Haven, 12.30pm 11.30am (& alt mths) Call 01273 494747 to book. Dementia Friends In aid of Terry’s Cross House Music Session Information Session Care Home. The George, 8–11pm (and every Jazzled Choir Henfield Haven, 3pm 2nd Sunday) Call Haven to book. Singers, musicians and audience Corpus Christi Church Hall, Henfield 1.30–3.30pm (& alt are all welcome. Thurs, term-time) St Barnabas Outreach Anyone welcome, especially Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am-3pm The Arts Society Steyning those with memory loss. Information and support for The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– patients and their families.

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Thursday 12

Tuesday 17

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JULY 2018 | What’s on Woodmancote & Henfield WI Friends of St Peter’s Concert Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every

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Corpus Christi Youth Club

Family Evening

3rd Weds) Lesley Baker – Out on a Limb.

St. Peter’s Church, 7.30pm Performance by Sussex Flutes, covering from Piccolo to Bass Flute, giving their recitals great variety.

Corpus Christi Church Hall, 6.30–8.30pm All children from Year 4 to 7 welcome.

Sunday 22

Hymns & Pimm’s

Thursday 19

Dragon’s Green Walk

George & Dragon for start, 10am 5¾ miles no dogs. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book. Meet in pub car park.

Minibus Trip

St Andrew’s, Edburton, 6pm Annual Songs of Praise Service, singing well known favourite hymns - accompanied by a glass of Pimm’s.

Monday 23

Citizens Advice Bureau (Outreach)

Henfield Haven for pick up, 10am Henfield Medical Centre, 10am– Drusilla’s Park, Alfriston - £20 1pm (& every 4th Mon) Transport, entry £16.95/£17.95 Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked appointments 10.30am-1pm. Bereavement Support Henfield Haven Café, 4.155.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Henfield Art Club Non-religious group supporting local people. Contact St Peter’s Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Church Office 01273 495532. Joel Wareing – A colourful café scene in pastels.

Enchanted Horsham

Horsham Park, 4pm–12am See News Item. Free Church Hall, 6.30–8pm (& every 4th Fri) Fun for families with children of all ages.

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Henfield Joggers Seven Stiles Run Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.15am–12.15pm See News Item.

Fulking Fair & Allsorts Fun Dog Show Downside Meadow, 12–5pm See News Item.

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Small Dole Tuesday Club

The Loxwood Meadow, 10am6pm (also 5th, 11th & 12th) A unique, fun and educational day out for all the family! Visit www.legendpresents.co.uk/ loxwoodjoust/.

Live Music

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Friday 20

Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& every 3rd Fri) Crafts, bible stories and delicious supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. The George, 9–11pm Willie Austen.

Saturday 21

HTC Sound Workshop Henfield Hall, 10am–4pm See News Item.

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Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Partridge Green Summer (& every 4th Tues) Show ‘Having the H.A.R.T to save a life’. A talk and practical session PG Village Hall, 2pm for helping to save a life. For details, visit pghorticulturalsociety.org.

Henfield Parkinson’s Café

Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– 12pm (& every last Weds) Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Organised by Parkinson’s UK.

Sunday 5

Garden Party for Dementia Sufferers Trenchmore, 3–5pm See News Item.

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News | JULY 2018 donated half the proceeds from their Race Night, £632, to the cause, with the other half going to the Brain Tumour Research Centre in Portsmouth. Henfield Lions President Roy Williams said, “Lions are thrilled to have raised this amount of money for such an important and worthwhile charity. Once again our grateful thanks go to the businesses and the people of Henfield who made this all possible Abi said; “A huge thank you from us all at the Brain Tumour Charity. We are 100% voluntary funded so these donations have a huge impact, helping © BN5 magazine to finance research and support those who have HENFIELD CONTINUES SUPPORT been diagnosed. We are touched by the generosity FOR BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY and continued support of everyone in Henfield.” Abi Hames from The Brain Tumour Charity visited David Pryor Henfield in June to accept two donations to the charity. Full of Beans staff put all their tips into the BTC collection box which was overflowing; manager Melissa Webb said “We would like to thank everyone who donated and our staff for donating their tips to such a good cause.” Abi went on to accept a cheque from Henfield Lions outside Hamfelds. The Lions were inspired to dedicate their fundraising to this cause after hearing that Olivia Pugh, owner of Hamfelds, was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour and © BN5 magazine



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MEMORIAL FIELD: REOPENED FOR PUBLIC USE On the 31 May 2017 work began on the £140k restoration of our Memorial Field thanks to a collaboration between Sport England, Henfield Parish Council, Henfield Football Club, Henfield Cricket Club and Horsham District Council. The work has been completed by our contractor, Grasstex, and managed by TGMS the project management company appointed by Sport England. To protect the public whilst the heavy earth and drainage replacement works were undertaken and to allow the surface to stabilise and the grass to grow, the field was closed to the public and made secure with fencing. After many dressings of top soil, sand, seed, eco-friendly fertiliser and secondary drainage the surface is now in good condition and was formally certified as complete during an inspection on the 30th May 2018. It is now open for public use although we will not be using it for competitive football until September, giving the surface more time to mature. We hope everyone will treat the new surface with care and respect. Dog walkers and picnickers are welcome but please take your deposits and rubbish away with you, or deposit it in the bins which can be found on the field perimeter. On behalf of all the Parish Council and our partners in the project we would like to thank all our parishioners and visitors for keeping off the playing field whilst the works have been completed. Please enjoy our beautifully restored Memorial Field. Kevin Wright, Henfield Parish Council

playing field in memory of all those who fell in the Second World War. The Festival which will start at 2pm will include the following activities. At 2pm there will be a short service conducted by the Reverend Paul Doick to rededicate the Memorial Field and the unveiling of the memorial stone by school children who attended the original dedication some 67 years earlier. From 2.30pm there will be fun sporting activities for all ages. Just come along, register and join in, no charge. There will be football and cricket challenges, egg and spoon races, sack races, relay races, skipping and Henfield Joggers mystery trail. Around the cricket pitch boundary there will be food and drink provided by a range of local providers including the Pizza Oven, Arnold Crepes, Thai Angle, Silly Moo Cider and Downlands Brewery. The Cricket Pavilion bar will be open, and the WI will be serving refreshments as well. There will be live music with a local band performing outside the cricket pavilion from 5.30pm until 7pm. Please come along with family and friends, join in and help us celebrate our beautiful new playing field at the Memorial Field Festival, this year’s big event in Henfield. Ann Donaghue

MEMORIAL FIELD FESTIVAL SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 To celebrate the completion of the renovation of our Memorial Field on Henfield Common we are going to hold a Festival on Sunday 16 September which is the 67th anniversary of the opening of this

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News | JULY 2018 SCOUT HUT IN CRISIS Two of the volunteers who are fundraising for our Scout Hut Appeal recently visited the BN5 office with an update. The building has now reached crisis point, with the floor literally crumbling under foot. It’s a sad sight, especially given the importance of Scouting in Henfield and the fact that Henfield is the oldest existing Scout Group in the world. The fundraising team are about half way to their minimum target of £225k to get a basic building up. If you can donate just a few pounds they would be very grateful. (Please note, no Beavers, Cubs or Scouts are © Emma Hancox for Henfield Football Club allowed to enter the areas where floors are rotting). HENFIELD FC TOURNAMENT www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/ SUCCESS henfieldscoutcommunitycentre Henfield FC Junior Football Tournament 2018 was Editor enjoyed by over 200 young players in categories from Under 7s through to Under 14s; with some teams entered from as far-afield as South-West London over the weekend. Many local youngsters were also responsible for providing refereeing and other assistance which contributed to the success of their home tournament. The sun was out in all its glory for both days, attracting many welcomed money-spending visitors to the village as well as large numbers of siblings, parents, grandparents and unattached members of the community coming along to support Henfield teams and enjoy the entertainment & catering provided amongst the THEATRICAL SOUND WORKSHOP wonderful Kingsfield setting. It requires a whole range of skills to stage a play or Henfield Football Club rely on the income achieved a musical show, not just the obvious ones needed from the annual tournament in order to both exist for acting and making music. Theatrical sound is and provide opportunities of health & wellbeing an interesting technical area that makes all the through sporting activity, social interaction and difference to the success of a production. While encouraging responsibility and pride in their HTC already has an enthusiastic and experienced surroundings for children, starting from very sound crew, they are always looking to expand young and developing through into Seniors teams. their members’ knowledge, and have organised a Henfield also has a thriving Girls squad. training course which will be open to all. The Football Club wish to extend their thanks for The Sound Workshop will take place on Saturday everyone’s patience & understanding, and for the 21 July from 10am-4pm, in The Henfield Hall. It tremendous local support given to this important & will provide an opportunity to learn the skills popular annual event in the village calendar. and techniques of theatrical sound production, focusing on the use of the sound desk. It will Andy Smith be presented by an experienced professional UPPER BEEDING FOOTBALL CLUB sound engineer from Ariel Ltd. This is an unusual opportunity; such courses can be quite costly Upper Beeding Football Club under 16’s football to attend but this one is subsidised by HTC and team play in the Horsham and District League will include a ploughman’s lunch. Tickets can most Saturdays during the football season and be obtained through the HTC website, www. are looking for new players. If you fancy a game, henfieldtheatrecompany.com, £10 per person plus please call 0788 4950944 or alternatively come a small booking fee. The course will be limited to to our football tournament on 14 July at Upper 25 places to ensure that all participants can get Beeding Recreation Ground from 1pm onwards and meet the team. We are a friendly bunch and fully involved – so book your ticket early! would love to see you. Martin Love Sean Coleman 1 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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On Sunday 29 July the annual Henfield Joggers ‘Seven Stiles’ fun runs will be held, in association with Henfield Leisure Centre and kindly sponsored yet again by Coles Automotive. Last year we had close to 600 adult and Junior runners for the races, which start and finish at Henfield Leisure Centre, the youngest being just 4 years old! The 1 Mile event will start at 10.15am, and while optimised for our younger runners there really is no age barrier, so it’s ideal for mums and dads to jog alongside their children or run it as your own challenge! The main 4 mile event is at 11am, and is entirely off road, via the Downslink and along the bank of the River Adur before returning to the Leisure Centre. This is where the Seven Stiles originally got its name, but as the years have gone by there are actually quite a few less than seven now, see how many you can count! All finishers in both events will receive a medal, and coffee and cake will be available at the Leisure Centre for those needing a ‘pick me up’ afterwards. More details can be found at www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk, from where entry forms can be downloaded, or picked up from Henfield Leisure Centre. Costs are £4 for Adults/£1 Juniors (Under 15) beforehand, and £5/£1 on the day. The popularity of this event gave us more participants than ever last year, so we have upgraded our arrangements this year, notably with extra toilet facilities being provided! As in previous years we will have a dedicated group of car parking marshals around Northcroft who will control the flow and direct traffic, as well as additional parking at St Peters School. We also encourage visitors to use the main High Street car parks that Sunday morning. Nonetheless we apologise in advance for any disruption that may occur, and we promise to keep this to an absolute minimum.

In early June, over 30 people (mostly women, but a few men) gathered together in Henfield Free Church Hall to make the bunting which will decorate Henfield High Street for the Village Get Together on 23rd June. The idea was to have a fun evening, whilst being productive, and that is just what happened, as villagers from Henfield and around came together to begin preparations for the Jo Cox Initiative. All were welcomed and put usefully to work amidst much laughter, chatter, tea and biscuits. Everyone was happy to spend an evening turning bundles of gingham material into bunting, whilst getting to know new people and acquiring new skills. Levels of expertise ranged all the way from those who regularly tailor their own clothing to those who could barely remember which end of a pin is the right one to grab hold of! The end result was an amazing 200 metres of bunting, with prepared pennants to make a lot more. The Great Get Together aims to bring communities together and our bunting making evening certainly achieved that. Our thanks to everyone who came along and helped. Paul Crowe Sue Willis

VÉLO SOUTH Vélo South, a 100 mile road-closed bike ride will be taking place on Sunday 23 September, with 15,000 cyclists participating. Partridge Green will be heavily affected with roads closed through Ashurst and Church Road (B2135) then right along Mill Lane and through Littleworth Lane before crossing the A272 over to Maplehurst Road. The closures will be in place from 6.45am to 1.30pm. Emergency access will be allowed, otherwise the roads will be closed. More details are available on their website www.velosouth. com/the-route/road-closures/. We will do our best to keep you informed and we hope Velo South will work hard to help local residents to cope with the disruption. Emma Osman, Editor, BN5 magazine

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FULKING FAIR & ALLSORTS DOG SHOW The Fulking Fair & Allsorts Fun Dog Show takes place on Sunday 29 July 12 till 5pm. Admission and parking is free. This year the event will feature the Shepherd & Dog bar, live music, teas, hot food from Artisan Bakehouse, Rushfields pies, fish & chips and French Revolution crepes. There will be the ice creams, children’s games, pony rides, tombola, tug of war, puppet show, tattoo painting and a coconut shy. The National Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Tottington Woodlanders and Funjicolour Spinners and Weavers will also be attending. Fulking Fair was winner of the Argus ‘Community Event of the Year’ and was named ‘The best fair in Sussex’. Bob Rowland

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Henfield’s Senior Citizens are once again invited to the free BP Guild annual coach outing with dinner on Sunday 2 September. The event is free because, with your support, the Henfield BP Guild raises funds through Christmas collections to cover the costs. Costs may be supplemented by hiring out its Marquees and Party Tents (see website www. bpguild.btck.co.uk/Marquees Barbecues). To qualify you need to be of senior age and living in the Henfield and Small Dole localities. If you have a carer they too can accompany you. From Mid-July onwards, you can book a place for this event by calling in at Hamfelds. Alternatively, telephone Neil on 01273 491074. You can choose the coach trip and dinner or either one on its own. Please also let us know about any special dietary requirements. We cannot let you know where the coach will travel, as tradition dictates this needs to be a closely guarded secret. We can tell you it will be an outbound journey, starting at 11am of about 60 to 90 minutes to a place of general interest, where ice-cream, tea or a soft drink will be served with time to visit the comfort stop facilities, followed by a similar return journey. At all times one or two Guildsmen, some of whom are HART volunteers, will escort you. Kenneth McIntosh for Henfield BP Guild

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OLD CHURCH NEEDS NEW FRIENDS - ST GILES SHERMANBURY The Friends of St Giles movement was formed in 2007 and since then has raised funds for a new roof, new LED lighting, the repairs and redecoration of the internal walls and numerous other small items. St Giles is a beautiful parish church in the centre of the Parish and is described in the Domesday Book of 1086 as an “ecclesiola” or small church. This church belongs to all of us who live in the Parish whether you are Anglican or not, whether you are Christian or not, this splendid building is still in a sense “our church”. The Friends are not concerned with the pastoral side of the church or services but merely in preserving the fabric and ensuring it is there for future generations. It is now realised that other people who love these splendid buildings are also needed to take a hand in looking after them. Over the last 10 years the Friends have mounted numerous events and the Country Fayres attracted many thousands of people and made possible the works described above, but there is more to do. We are now looking at innovative ways of raising funds such a “Wild Cinema” and we need to attract new blood and enthusiasm into our team. If you would like to join us (we meet about 3 times a year formally) and help out with our range of events please let Richard Putnam know and contact him on 01273 493154 or email richardputnam@ btinternet.com. All ages welcome. We have lots of fun and what we do is so worthwhile. Richard Putman

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JULY 2018 | News THANK YOU HENFIELD Every year I run the London Marathon and I am overwhelmed how generous people are. This year I raised £1060 for Alzheimer’s Society and I appreciate your support and words of encouragement. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Ilidia Campbell

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HENFIELD’S CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING 2018 Three years ago, as the Henfield Community Partnership appointed new chair Carol Eastwood, it looked as if the Henfield High Street Christmas Shopping Evening was about to disappear. Carol approached us at BN5 magazine for some help, and a successful events-organising team evolved from there. Now the event is a proven success both HCP and BN5 have decided it’s time for us to take a back seat and allow a new team to take over the organisation, while we concentrate on other events and developments for the village. The partnership of HCP and BN5 magazine, with support from Henfield Traders and Henfield Parish Council, have been working hard to create new events for the village to support the community and High Street economy. With a huge amount of enthusiasm and hard work, as well as the invaluable support of Horsham District Council and Henfield Parish Council, we have successfully run events ranging from the Christmas Evening, Piazza Italia events, Italian Markets and a Food Festival as well as contributing to existing local events such as the biennial Henfield Village Fayre and the Henfield Village Evening. The main focus of the Christmas Shopping Evening has always been to generate income for and interest in Henfield High Street shops, which are essential for keeping our village flourishing. We are proud that this special festive evening has become hugely successful over the past three years, with footfall doubling year-on-year. In association with BN5, Henfield Community Partnership is now pushing forward with some exciting new projects for the village. With the wider remit of encouraging our rural visitor economy, we are working towards plans for new village sign posts, trails and visitor information. We are involved with organising some exciting and wideranging celebrations for the Horsham District Year of Culture, creating Henfield’s own Year of Culture and Festival. HCP are busy with the Memorial Field Celebrations in September (put a date in your diary for Sunday 16th September!). At BN5 we are particularly proud to have raised over £12,000 for charities including The Brain Tumour Charity, St Barnabas House Hospice and Henfield Youth Club at our Big BN5 Christmas Draw. This year we will take a break from running the Draw, but we’ll be back again soon. Thank you to everyone who has donated and to all the generous businesses who have supported the Draw. Please watch this space - we’ll will be publishing all the news and information about the Christmas Shopping Evening as soon as we hear about it, and look forward to another great festive evening. Emma Osman, Editor, BN5 magazine

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The ‘Scales and Feathers’ open day at Hawthorn Vets was very well supported and a good time was had by all! Vets Annelise Underwood and Meggie Kenaghan who are responsible for seeing ‘all pets exotic’ at the practice were on hand giving free health checks to a wide variety of pets. They were also very pleased to welcome Jake and Tyla from Guiles Reptiles who set up an excellent and very interesting display at the practice. Chameleons, skinks, snakes and a tarantula were just some of the animals that were available for people to see and handle if they were brave enough! Guiles also provided lots of information about each species for those who were considering a reptile as a pet, or who were just interested. There was the opportunity for anyone to come and see what goes on outside the consulting room at the practice. Many people were unaware of all the equipment and facilities, so it was good to be able to explain everything that goes on! Additionally, there was also a great baking display, courtesy of Gemma Taylor and her brother which went down very well with all who attended! Jonathan Underwood

TOAD IN THE HOLE IN HENFIELD You may have noticed the rather large tree stump in between the Henfield Leisure Centre and Tennis Courts. It’s in a prime position for children and walkers who use the footpath through the Cemetery towards the Kings Field and St Peter’s School. A group of us, as part of Henfield’s contribution to the Horsham District Year of Culture, thought it would be rather nice to create a ‘wood sculpture’ in keeping with the natural environment, which would use the old stump and create something lovely for the children to discover. The project is called ‘Toad in the Hole’ and we’ve commissioned some designs from a woodcraft artist and are in the process of seeking funding for the project. It’s early days yet, but please keep an eye out in BN5 for more news! Liz Hodgson

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The Kindersley Trust is, as many readers will know, a Charitable Trust, the object of which is to benefit the inhabitants of Henfield. It does not make grants to individuals but towards projects (large or small) of organisations who benefit residents of all ages in our community. Last year, grants totalling £6243.99 were made to Henfield Hall towards the cost of automatic doors (£1700), to HART towards the cost of a 24 hour Access Public Defibrillator (£1600), to Friends of Henfield Medical Practice Trust towards the cost of blood pressure measuring equipment for patient self-use at the Health Centre (£1000), to Warren Playgroup for soft play equipment (£443.99) and to Henfield Leisure Centre towards the upgrading of the kitchen (£1500). The Committee does not make grants towards running expenses but will be happy to consider applications from charities, societies or organisations for assistance towards specific projects. This year’s meeting will be in early December. Written applications giving details of the project or need should be sent to the Chairman, Kindersley Trust, c/o Griffith Smith LLP at Croft House, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9DJ, to arrive before Friday 16 November 2018. David Williams

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ATMS IN HENFIELD, WHAT NOW? NatWest has closed its doors for the final time in Henfield at the beginning of June and with the closure went their ATM. With Barclay’s still boarded-up and a statement on the future of the branch imminent, it leaves Henfield with no main bank ATMs. There is one ATM at the Shell Garage and in-store machines in One Stop and Budgens. Local people can also withdraw cash (and undertake other banking processes) at Henfield Post Office during opening hours. During the Gardens and Arts weekend (9th June) there was no cash available in the village; Budgens cashpoint was out of order and the Shell and One Stop machines were empty by early in the day. Local traders are concerned that the lack of banks and ATMs will have serious repercussions for the village. We have sent emails regarding the closure of the final ATM in the village to NatWest who responded with this press release from their representative Sean Palmer: “We understand that the decision to close a branch can be difficult for customers and colleagues who work in the branch. Since we announced the closure of this branch we have spent the six month notice period engaging with the local community and individual customers to ensure they are aware of all the alternative ways that they can bank with us. There are two free to use ATMs remaining in the town and we have a national agreement with the Post Office to provide our customers with a range of banking services. Customers can pay money in, take money out, check balances and business customers can get coinage. The closest Post Office is Henfield which is 0.06 miles away from the branch; there are 2 Post Offices within 3 miles of the branch. Our local Community Banker is also available to meet with customers and support them with all the alternative ways to bank”. We have pointed out the inaccuracies of the “two free to use ATMs in the village” part of their statement but at the time of going to print NatWest have still not responded, despite three emails requesting a correction. We have also communicated with our MP Nick Herbert on the subject and we hope he will be able to take the matter further for Henfield. Emma Osman, Editor

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Enjoy an open garden party with live music, delicious tea and cakes. The tea party, which takes place on Sunday 5 August is especially for people with dementia, their families and friends. A representative from Horsham Alzheimer’s Society will be there with information about local services. Please join us from 3-5pm at Trenchmore, Burnthouse Lane, Cowfold, RH13 8DG. We look forward to welcoming you -- there is no charge. Please call to confirm if the sun isn’t shining! If you would like more information, please contact Joanne 07711 698279 or 01403 864419 Joanne Knowles

HAMFELDS REDUCING PLASTIC WASTE WITH ECO-VIE Hamfelds are delighted to be part of the worldwide campaign to minimise plastic and other toxic waste from entering our seas and going to landfill. I had already identified an interest from my customers for sensibly priced, genuinely chemical-free cleaning products but couldn’t source any suppliers. Little did I know that right under my nose Sally was working hard on her own independent range – eco-vie. There’s nothing in eco-vie products that you couldn’t eat! I’m not recommending that you do - but that’s how pure they are! Hamfelds will be offering this range of 12 products as an exclusive local supplier and can supply 5 litre containers on request, it will act as a depot for receiving bottles for refill to help minimalize plastic waste. Olivia Pugh

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK REPORT This year’s reduced house-to-house Christian Aid Week collection produced just over £1750, well down from previous year’s figures of between £4000 and £5000, but still an excellent total from the roads covered in Henfield, Shermanbury and Woodmancote. Included was £200 from the lunch at Corpus Christi Hall, catered by Maureen Dexter with delicious home-made soup. Further donations will be welcome, either to Jackie and Peter Bates at Carselands, Woodmancote (01273 493172), from whom envelopes are still available, or direct to FREEPOST, Christian Aid. After more than 45 years of organising the annual CAW collection we are slowing down and are looking for a couple or individual (or group) to take on the task from next year - please ring us or email jandpbates@gmail.com. We will happily assist in a handover of duties. Peter Bates

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News | JULY 2018 LEONARDSLEE OPENING DELAYED The public opening date of the 200 acre Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens estate is now postponed until January 2019 due to delays in planning approvals. “We have been forced to extend the refurbishment programme and postpone the opening until January 2019 because of planning delays that are beyond our control. This is a year-long restoration project already and this set back is deeply disappointing for us and the many members who have already joined,” says Penny Streeter, owner of Leonardslee Gardens. For further details see www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk Katrien Schepens, Leonardslee Gardens

FUNDRAISING CHARITY DINNER Helen Hitchcock from Sakala in Cobblestone Walk, Steyning is organising a fundraising dinner on 25 September this year, which will launch nine month’s fundraising efforts to benefit two Sussex based charities. ‘Safe in Sussex’ is the first; they run the women’s refuges and also deal more widely with domestic abuse. The other is ‘Kangaroos’, a charity based in Haywards Heath that focuses on providing fun and activities for children with life limiting and life changing conditions. So far, Victoria Wilson, a great jazz pianist, and James Prince, the renowned table magic guy, have been booked for the evening in the Hummingbird restaurant at Brighton City Airport, Shoreham, BN43 5FF. Tickets for the evening which takes place from 6.30-10.30pm cost £45 per person. This campaign will culminate in ‘Those Magnificent Women on their Flying Machines’ wing walk next June. This will take place at Damyn’s Hall airfield near Upminster, Essex with planes flown by the team from Aerobatic Tactics. For details and tickets please contact helen@ sakala.co.uk 07973 224220. Helen Hitchcock

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HORSHAM DISTRICT YEAR OF CULTURE CREATIVE ARTS FUNDING FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, in conjunction with Christ’s Hospital School and Berkeley Homes is delighted to offer arts and creative funding to all Horsham District schools who apply for the nationally recognised Artsmark award. Schools in the Horsham District have an excellent reputation for creativity and the Artsmark award is a great opportunity to demonstrate and recognise this talent in their own environments. Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark helps schools to deliver a high- quality arts and cultural education. The project has attracted the sponsorship of Christ’s Hospital School for primary schools and Berkeley Homes are providing sponsorship for secondary schools. Applications are encouraged from all 46 schools in Horsham District but places for full funding (£500) are limited to the first 20 schools to register their interest. Horsham District Council, which is supporting the Year of Culture 2019 invited all local schools to an event in May to help them find out how their school could benefit from the Artsmark award and to find out more about the district’s Year of Culture and how they can become involved throughout the 2019 celebrations. Once registered, primary school representatives will be invited to a training conference hosted by Christs Hospital School to provide support in applying for the award. Schools wishing to apply for Artsmark funding should email yearofculture2019@horsham.gov.uk. For further information on the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 go to our Facebook page, @HDculture2019, Twitter, @HDculture2019 and Instagram, @HDCulture2019, or take a look at our website www.hdculture2019.co.uk. Lisa Brace, Horsham District Council

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JULY 2018 | News To date we have made bird boxes and other wooden items to order. We are also starting to repair broken household items including wooden furniture for people in the village. For more information visit thehenfieldshed.org.uk or email info@henfieldshed.org.uk. We welcome visitors to pop into our Coffee and Chat sessions on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the garage behind Stokes Newsagents. We are very grateful to Stokes Newsagents for allowing us to use their garage as our workshop. Zena Cairns

HENFIELD SHED REACHES FOR THE SKIES! Staff and residents at Red Oaks Care Home were delighted when ten WWI biplane garden planters made by a team from The Henfield Shed flew into their beautiful gardens! These wooden planters were filled with flowers and hung from trees in a spectacular display at Red Oaks during The Henfield Festival of Arts and Gardens. The members of The Henfield Shed are delighted to be celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force (1918-2018) with Red Oaks through the commissioning of these biplanes. This is the biggest community project undertaken by The Henfield Shed since it opened in January this year.

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DOG ATTACK AT RYE FARM A brutal dog attack took place (6th June) on ewes with lambs at land near Rye Farm near the Downs Link. One ewe and her lamb were found dead and several others had to be destroyed later because of their severe injuries. Local farmers have asked us to remind you that if you walk your dog anywhere near farmland, however friendly you think it is, please keep it on a lead around sheep. Sheep attacks happen every year and are devastating financially as well as being a cruel way for an innocent creature to suffer. If you witnessed this attack please contact Sussex Police on 101. Editor

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Woods Mill: In the beginning… Woods Mill nature reserve was formally opened on 8 June 1968 by James Fisher, the well-known ornithologist and broadcaster who at the time was deputy-chairman of the Countryside Commission. The Mill had been leased to the Trust in 1966 by the family of Dr C.N.D. Smith who since 1950 had managed the estate as a small private nature reserve. Coincidentally, James Sutcliffe, the Professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Sussex, who lived at nearby Woodmancote, happened to be a long-term colleague and friend of Christopher and Jeremy Smith, Dr Smith’s sons. They approached us in November 1965 to discover whether we would be interested in taking over Woods Mill, exactly the kind of property that the Trust had been looking for to develop as a headquarters and educational centre. The property was leased to us in May 1966 for a period of three years. Providing that we had demonstrated during this period that we had successfully developed it into a vigorous enterprise and were financially capable of sustaining it, we would be granted the freehold on the termination of the lease. These were exciting times but also very challenging. In order to secure this wonderful opportunity we had to demonstrate we were able to develop the Mill as a going concern. During 1966 and the early part of 1967 we converted the first floor of the house into a self-contained warden’s flat and the ground floor into meetings rooms, and warden’s and Trust offices. The grounds continued to be managed as a nature reserve and I remember that the first task that we undertook was to plant the alder wood in the area immediately adjacent to the north side of Hoe Wood. Each sapling was carefully planted using co-ordinates of random numbers in order to 2 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

achieve as natural an outcome as possible. One feature of the nature trails was that the most obvious plants were labelled along the paths and this led to an unexpected incident. I received one morning a message from the then warden that the Mill had been visited by the police, demanding to inspect the grounds but declining to offer an explanation. It transpired that a visitor had spotted a clump of helpfully labelled hemp agrimony and had duly reported to the police that we were growing cannabis! Educational nature trails were laid out through the reserve, lovingly maintained by Charlie and Dorothy Coleman after they arrived in 1970, together with a programme of regular day courses. It was planned to convert the mill into an information centre and a small educational museum illustrating the natural history of Sussex and the Trust’s reserves and conservation work. The fabric of the mill would be treated as a museum feature in its own right with the possibility of restoring some of the machinery. The Area Museums Service for South-East England agreed to prepare the exhibits and the whole display was designed and mounted by Claus Henning and his staff. We were particularly fortunate in that the distinguished wild life artists Ian Willis and Mary Grierson agreed to prepare the colour paintings. The whole of the north wall of the main display was taken by a large geological map of the county on which were marked our nature reserves. The original displays survived until the major redevelopment of the Mill by Robin Wade Design Associates, unveiled by David Attenborough in 1981. David Streeter, founding member of the Council of the Trust in 1961

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Woods Mill: something for everyone... Woods Mill remains the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. Visitors can walk past the ponds and lake, through the ancient woodland, alongside the streams and waterways into the unimproved meadows with their wild hedgerows – habitats all contained within its 47 acres. At the start of the 21st century, the Trust acquired land behind the original reserve, meaning that visitors can walk out beyond the woodland and enjoy a view over the restored river meanders and up to the South Downs. The seat looking out across the view is one of my favourites for quiet reflection. This variety of habitat attracts an impressive number of species, and, although we definitely don’t grow cannabis as was once suggested, we do have a vast range of mammals, insects, amphibians and birds, meaning that Woods Mill is a place that has something for everyone. We now have a classroom for both adult and children’s courses. However, this is only the meeting point. The most important educational aspect is getting people out on the reserve. There are walks throughout the year led by our experienced staff, and children can enjoy ponddipping on the brand-new platform overlooking the newly restored lake, or go on treasure hunts, build dens or take part in woodland craft activities – nearly always ending with eating marshmallows toasted on a fire! And, how we have grown. Our membership is nearly 30,000, we have over 60 full-time-equivalent staff and over 350 volunteers giving us the ability to reach out to more people than ever before. The Trust’s Vision for Nature and Wellbeing in Sussex is as strong now as it was fifty years ago. Carole Nicholson, Chairman, Sussex Wildlife Trust

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Woods Mill 50th anniversary is such a grand event that Sussex Wildlife Trust is not going to restrict the celebrations to just one day – it is going to celebrate for a whole year running a series of special, free of charge Woods Mill 50th events at the nature reserve. We are grateful to ScottishPower Foundation for their generous support of our 50th anniversary celebrations. Visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson for further details and look for the Woods Mill 50th logo to identify the free events. Booking is essential.

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One of the most important parts of my work as both a counsellor and psychotherapist is to be able to offer all my clients empathy, honesty and unconditional positive regard, (known as ‘The Core Conditions�). Often people will question the ability to do this as they regard themselves as defective, dirty, incompetent, weak or worthless and therefore cannot believe that others perceive them differently. These negative words used to describe their self-identity are often based in shame. Shame comes in many guises but this primary emotion contributes to a brief, but intensely painful, fundamental sense of inadequacy that threatens the integrity of our inner most self. The fear of being exposed to humiliation encourages us to protect and conceal this unbearable feeling. Shame is a difficult emotion to tolerate and we can find many ways to avoid acknowledging it. Often people may deny the existence of something they regard as shameful in their lives such as domestic violence, addiction, abuse or mental illness. Others may cover their shame with expressions of anger such as getting mad with children in order to control their behaviour, as having disobedient children might lead to being viewed as an inadequate parent. Some people withdraw from situations such as conflict or relationships as they fear the shame of what others might think of them whilst others exhibit what might be perceived as arrogance as they cover their bad feelings with acts of cockiness, superiority or grandiosity.

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We also accept GP referrals for rehabilitation and weight loss. We still have an huge array of fitnesses classes available in our studios which have also had new air conditioning units installed. The classes are designed for all abilities and offer high-calorie burn and good toning along with great fun to fab music! These include Spin, Pump & Blitz, Kettlebell Rebound, Rebound, Circuits, Boxercise as well as gentle gym for the over 60’s. Sharky’s Soft Play continues to entertain 0-12 year old children, and we have great value food and drink available in our café. We also have the large sports hall available to hire for a range of sports including basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, short mat bowls & table tennis as well as a full sized squash court. If you’ve not been down to Henfield Leisure Centre recently, do come and take a look – we would love to show you round! Check out www. henfieldsportscentre.co.uk for more information on the classes available or call us on 01273 494984. Sammy Bremner

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rganised by St Peter’s School PTA, FieldFest 2017 was a runaway success with over £5,000 being raised for the school. Now it’s back for 2018, but even bigger and better than before! The gates open at 4pm on Saturday 7th July with the music line up kicking off from 5pm. This includes the return of Black Pudding, our resident Funk band, who play select covers whilst adding their own unique style to the mix, and Interlight (formally known as Citizens) who effortlessly create powerful and catchy songs that shift seamlessly between high energy alt-rock and emotive indie ballads. We have several exciting new additions to the FieldFest roster to get everyone up and dancing. In addition to the awesome music talent, the FieldFest 2018 team have all your needs catered for. The Food Village will include fish and chips from Funky Fish and Chips, Delicious burgers from Woodley’s Food Van, our in house BBQ, sumptuous sushi, indulgent cakes of every shape and size, delectable crepes and more ice-cream than you can shake a stick at. Just the thought of it is making us hungry! The very popular Pimm’s and Prosecco bar is back by popular demand with an extended range and of course, no selfrespecting festival would be complete without a fabulous festival beer tent. FieldFest 2018’s will be

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Taking the stress out of life We are all familiar with that feeling as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol flood our systems; muscles tense, heart pounds, breathing speeds up etc. This physiological reaction can indeed be beneficial in the short term in helping our performance and motivating us to accomplish our goals, but if stress levels become too high or if stress becomes chronic, this can have a negative impact on health. Chronic stress and/or anxiety is a common condition for many people and can make life feel very hard. When living with chronic stress or anxiety, it can be difficult to see a way forward or to believe you can feel better, but the way we live our lives has a profound impact on the way we feel. Three lifestyle changes with good scientific evidence: Stopping smoking has benefits in reducing anxiety as large or larger than those of medication (1). Walking and other physical activity can be an effective way to enhance positive moods (2). Low intensity aerobic exercise for 30-35 mins on 3-5 days per week for 10-12 weeks was optimal for improving positive mood. Practising mindfulness has shown significant improvement in both anxiety and depression similar to the effect that is found with the use of antidepressants (3). Phone apps such as Headspace and Buddhify can be useful. Reflexology Studies show that reflexology can help alleviate anxiety, stress, nausea as well as pain (4). The best antidote for stress and anxiety is relaxation and reflexology treatments are ideal at providing this, helping you on your journey to achieving better health. To find out more, visit: www.thehighwealdherbalist.co.uk. Julie Padgham BSc (Hons) MCPP | Contact Julie on: 07796 580 435 | juliepadgham@yahoo.co.uk Article source: Reflexions (AOR) No.130 March 2018 pgs 12-14 References: 1. Taylor G et al (13 February 2014) Change in mental health after smoking cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 348 (Feb 13) g1151-g1151 2. Pasco J A et al (2011) Don’t worry, be active: positive effect and habitual physical activity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(12) p.1047-52 3. JAMA Internal Medicine, online January 6, 2014 4. Oncol Nurse Forum 2007 Jan;34(1):127-32.

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ebruary 2018 was the 100 year anniversary since the passing of the Representation of the People Act which gave the vote for the first time to British women over the age of 30 (who also met a property qualification) and all men. The Henfield Museum has an excellent exhibition which runs until 24 August 2018 which explores the links the village has with the suffragette movement and here is just a snapshot of that exhibition. Elizabeth Robins was an American actress, author and suffragist who moved to London in 1888. She was a contemporary of Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Henry James, and is remembered for the work she did for women’s rights throughout her life. In the early 1900s Elizabeth also became a member of the Women’s Social & Political Union (WSPU). Elizabeth was commissioned to write a series of articles for the WSPU journal ‘Votes For Women’, and also asked her to write a play also called Votes for Women which was staged in April 1907 at the Court Theatre in London. A novel called ‘The Convert’ based on the play was published by Elizabeth in October 1907. Also in 1907 Elizabeth became a committee member on the WSPU and was very close to Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst. She wrote speeches defending the militant action that the group was taking, but never took part in the actions herself and she resigned from the group when they proposed an arson campaign. In 1908 Elizabeth was taken to see Backsettown in Henfield. It was in a derelict state but Elizabeth fell in love with it and had it restored by the Ditchling builder Frank Wood. Many famous people in the WSPU came to visit at Backsettown (you can see their names listed in the visitor book in the Henfield Museum) and it was rumoured at the time that it was used as a hiding place for suffragettes who were on the run, including Christabel Pankhurst. At the time of the 1911 census, Elizabeth Robbins proudly recorded in her diary: “I wrote across the census paper The occupier of this house will be ready to give the desired information the moment the Government recognises women as responsible citizens” (ER Diary 3 April 1911). For this act, she

would have risked a £5 fine. During the 1920s Elizabeth made regular contributions to the feminist magazine ‘Time & Tide’ and also campaigned to get women accepted into the House of Lords. She spent her final years in Brighton and died in 1952 just three months short of her 90th birthday. Gladys Ellen Muriel Sherris and May Martin Le Lacheur, nursery owners of Flower Farm in Upper Station Road, were also Henfield Suffragists. Both ladies completed the 1911 census, putting their occupation as suffragists, the only women in Henfield that year to declare this on the census. Miss Decima Mary Katherine Allen and Miss Ada Eugenie Brown came to live at ‘Holmgarth’ on the north side of Henfield Common (now known as Providence Cottage) at the end of the 19th Century. In around 1905 they started a commercial violet farm on the one acre of land around the house. Their workshop was the next door property Lavender Cottage. The company traded under the name of ‘Misses A & D Allen-Brown’ and their violets and violet scented creams, soaps and perfumes were sold all over the world. They regularly advertised in the suffragette newspaper ‘Votes for Women’. The nurseries attracted many visitors and had royal patrons including Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary and various duchesses. The violet was a popular flower in the early 20th century and it became linked with the suffragette movement, possibly because its colours are those of the suffragette movement: purple symbolised dignity, King and country; white symbolised purity; and green symbolised hope. In 1913 the Misses A&D Allen-Brown published a book about the cultivation of violets: ‘The Violet Book’ and reproductions of this book are still widely available today, one is featured in the exhibition. The business expanded and by 1915 they had bought an additional 3½ acres about a quarter of a mile away to the east, where green houses were erected. Miss Brown died in 1915, but the nurseries carried on producing violets until its closure in the early 1950s. Sarah Butler & Elaine Goodyear

Additional sources: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/features/violet-time and https://womanandhersphere.com/2017/03/03/suffrage-stories-sussex-violets-and-votes-for-women/

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Two stunning newly converted apartments in a central High Street positon with high specification fixtures and fittings and light and spacious throughout ASKING PRICE £239,950 HIGH STREET


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

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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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Business Structures Once you have taken the decision to start a business, degree of permanency required; as well as legal, there are various legal structures you can choose. accounting and tax considerations. Generally The most appropriate structure will depend on a businesses have preferred the following structures: combination of your commercial objectives; the

Business Structure



Partnership You and your partners are individually self-employed for tax purposes, with profits allocated in profit sharing ratios.

• Draw on talents of others • Relatively unrestrictive • National Insurance the same as a sole trader

• Share the profits and set up costs • Jointly and severally liable for business debts • Not in sole control

Limited company Limited companies are incorporated under Companies Act 2006. To form a limited company you need at least one shareholder and at least one director. It is a requirement for companies to maintain a register with Companies House, including filing a Confirmation Statement with directors’ and shareholders’ details. Kingston Smith can organise incorporation and maintain all the registers that a business needs.

• Not normally personally liable for company’s debts • Enhanced business image • Companies can claim Research & Development tax credits and a wide range of tax reliefs • Normally set up in a matter of hours • For VAT purposes, a limited company is not aggregated with other businesses, as are different businesses carried on by individuals • Profits reinvested subject to lower Corporation Tax rates

• More formal and restrictive • Not normally allowed to borrow money from the company • Accounts must be prepared in a statutory format and filed with Companies House; they may have to be audited if you exceed the statutory audit thresholds

Limited liability partnership In broad terms, this is a cross between a partnership and a limited company. You can organise your business and pay tax in exactly the same way as if you were an ordinary partnership.

Similar to partnership, but: • Personal liability is limited unless responsible for partnership’s bankruptcy • Greater flexibility on introducing or repaying capital • The agreement between the members on sharing profit and managing the business etc. is a private document

Similar to partnership, but: • Have to notify Companies House of the business address and the names of the partners • Accounts must be on public record every year and they need to be audited if the statutory audit thresholds are exceeded • All profits are taxed on the partners at rates of up to 45% plus National Insurance, so not as effective as a company if profits are retained in the LLP.

The private limited company is the most common type of corporate entity. The liability of its members is limited to the issued Share Capital, which could be as low as £1. The company requires a registered office in the UK and at least one director for whom there is no residency requirement. Also, there is no longer a mandatory requirement for companies to appoint a company secretary. Every UK registered company is required to file accounts at Companies House, and these become available for

inspection by the public. A private limited company has to file accounts within nine months of its period end or become liable to automatic penalties. The accounts also need to be audited if certain thresholds of turnover, gross assets and number of employees are exceeded.

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Index of advertisers | JULY 2018 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP Lawrence Flowers Accountant

04 48 65 24


Roger Minost Architect


Number One The Laurels B&B


Bartlett Property & Gardens Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd

51 62 59

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Home & Garden Nigel Parsons Builder

57 61 63

Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care


B&I Carpets Carters Carpet Centre

58 36

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Henfield Helpline


The Conservatory Co.








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

58 61 54

Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician PD Electrical Ltd

50 63 62

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

62 28 49




Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 65


Dark Star Brewery Jeremy’s Two Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop taste...deli catering

08 24 20 28 07

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

50 48

Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing Setyres

66 45 54 68



GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes Earth and Arbour The Green Reaper

51 50 13 54

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


61 51 50 03 63


ACT Pest Control


King and Stevens PHB Contractors

46 46

JG Plastering


Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

58 58 54


Gallery BN5 Henfield Henfield Antique Fair Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Shoreham Art Gallery The Steyning Bookshop

22 16 24 23 09

A Hyatt Contractors B Muzeen Groundworks PHB Contractors

53 50 46


Batcheller Monkhouse Marcus Grimes

67 52

A&S Gutter Clearance


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

58 16 50 51

Full of Beans The George Hotel taste...deli catering Shepherd and Dog The Wheatsheaf Wickwoods Country club and Spa

36 18 07 32 12 02

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

37 53 59

Bluebells Day Nursery Dove Nursery Little Gems Oscar Bears Day Care

24 44 44 44

Amanda Shaw Solicitors Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

39 44 48

Jim Hills Sports


Corporate Cars Henfield Village Cars

61 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites


The Green Reaper Southern Beeches Ltd.

54 54

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


PPC Windows


Hove Woodburners




Natasha’s Beauty Salon Nicole Villa Makeup Artist Pinks Hair

28 22 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

38 40 29 40 44 40 41

East Barn Interiors Ltd Just Shutters Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

39 37 63 47

Artful Sew and Sews The Henfield Hall Monday Market The Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre Sussex Prairies Year of Culture, Horsham

17 55 65 30 19 10

Batcheller Monkhouse Inner Space Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings

67 50 25 28







Lucy Locksmith


Henfield Eyecare



PAINTING & DECORATING Andrew’s Decorating Trim Decorating


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