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July 19


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


JULY 2019 | Contents

06 What’s on 14 News 28 Local interest 33 Local interest 41 Gardening 45 Local interest 49 Local interest 63 Local interest 73 Kid’s stuff 78 Index listings

from the BN5 area Henfield Summer Show and Fair

Editor’s Letter July brings school holidays, fetes, fairs and hopefully plenty of sunshine! The Henfield Summer Fair and Show certainly deserves some sunshine this year, this biennial event is the highlight of the Henfield calendar but there were far too many umbrellas on display at the 2017 show! We’d like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to the group of volunteers who are organising the show this year for the first time, led by the Henfield Community Partnership. The event is a huge logistical project, one which the Henfield Parish Council, led by Cllr. Mike Morgan, has run for many years. The Parish Council are now asked to take on considerably more responsibilities with cuts to funding at district and county level, so we are enormously grateful to the new team who have stepped into their big shoes to bring the Henfield Summer Fair and Show to you. So, you’ll spot some changes at this year’s show, particularly in the Show Tent which has a much more simplified schedule. The organisers hope this will encourage more of you to participate and have a go at some of the competitions. There’s a big ‘foodie’ feel to the Fair too, as well as some old favourites - see our article on page 28 for details. We hope to see you there. Enjoy the sunshine!

Emma Osman, Editor

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Henfield Gardens and Arts in pictures Summer of Love concert The Fulking Fair The Steyning Community Minibus Henfield Library Reading Challenge of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month;

John Willis, Paul Crowe,, Bob Rowland, Sherie Knight, Maddy Reid, Ray Osgood, Alex Bishop and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of an exhibit at the Henfield Summer Show 2017 bt Claire Ward-Dutton, with additional artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper at Gemini Print in Shoreham and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

Copy deadline & contact...

Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the August 19 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 5 July.

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

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What’s on | JULY 2019 Due to space restrictions, some repeating events have been omitted. For full listings, see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. For the Haven’s programme, visit the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT or go to www.impact-initiatives.org.uk/ henfield-haven. HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL GUIDED WALKS Various Locations throughout the month All welcome to guided, free, sociable walks led by HDC trained volunteers; no need to book, just turn-up at the start point. See Horsham District Council Guided Walks in the Clubs & Groups section, Henfieldbn5.co.uk for full details of the walks.

HAVEN GREEN GARDEN GROUP Henfield Haven, 9.30am– 11.30pm (& alt Tues) Gardening group for all. Book at Haven. ST BARNABAS OUTREACH Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am2pm Information and support for patients and their families. HENFIELD SHED Behind Southdown Galleries, 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. CRIBBAGE CLUB Maidment Court, 2pm (& every Mon, also Thurs 7pm) Monday 1 All welcome, novice or MONDAY MARKET experienced. Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& KNIT AND NATTER every Mon) Henfield Library, 2–4pm (& Table top hire £6. See advert. every 1st Tues) WISH CLUB Bring knitting, crocheting, Garden Room, Henfield Hall, quilting etc. Chat and work 2-5pm (& every Mon) together. Advice and support for GROUP MUSIC THERAPY those seeking employment, Henfield Haven, 2.30-3.30pm (& including help with CV writing, completing forms and improving every Tues) Music is beneficial to us all. All interviewing skills. welcome to join in. Free but HENFIELD TABLE TENNIS booking essential. Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& FREE SNOOKER every Mon) Henfield Club, 5–10.30pm (& Open to all. Call 01273 494352 every Tues) for more information. See news item. NAT WEST DROP IN SURGERY YOUTH CLUB (AGE 7½-11) George Hotel, 2-4pm (& every Henfield Youth Club, 6-7.30pm Mon) (& every Tues, term time) Advice and support for customers. HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING YOUTH CLUB (YEARS 6,7 & 8) Henfield Youth Club, 6.30-8pm Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7pm (& every 1st Tues) (& every Mon, term time) Project night - an opportunity to All welcome to attend. learn new skills. BINGO Maidment Court, 7pm (& every Tuesday 2 Tues, also Weds 2pm, Sobell HENFIELD DUCKLINGS Court) Henfield Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& every Tues) Wednesday 3 Have fun with pre-school play. HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB ACTION FOR DEAFNESS Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Henfield Medical Centre, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) 9.30am-12.30pm (every 1st Tues) Contact 01273 494822 or Drop-in hearing aid maintenance henfieldcomputerclub@gmail. service. Other appointments by com or just turn up. GP referral. SHORT MAT BOWLS ROLL UP 6 | BN5 Magazine

Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& every Weds) TODDLER GROUP Fulking Village Hall, 1011.30am (& every Weds) Play & sing. Donation £1. THE BOOK NOOK The Chapel, Fulking, 1011.30am (& every Weds, also 2nd Sun 2-4pm) Books, CDs, and DVDs. BOWLS CLUB / CHELSEA PENSIONERS MATCH Henfield Bowling Club, Daisycroft, 2pm The Chelsea Pensioners team will arrive about 1pm wearing their Scarlet coats and Shako hats for this special match. All are welcome to come and watch the match. WILDCATS – GIRLS FOOTBALL TRAINING Rothery Field, 6–7.30pm (& every Weds) Sessions open to all primary age girls. Contact Donna 07584 308414, henfieldssewildcats@ gmail.com. HENFIELD JOGGERS Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds) Open to all. Running both on and off-road. JOLESFIELD COMMUNITY CHOIR Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Weds, term time) Open to all, join us if you enjoy singing. HENFIELD BELL RINGERS St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& every Weds) New ringers welcome, come along or contact 01273 596485. HENFIELD LIONS CLUB George Hotel, 8pm (& every 1st Weds) New members welcome.

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NAT WEST MOBILE SERVICE Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.0511.05am (& every Thurs) For cash deposits, withdrawals, bill payments and account admin. MINIBUS TRIP Henfield Haven for pick up, 10am-4pm WWT, Arundel. £9.24 entry, carers go free, £15 transport. Contact Haven for details.

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JULY 2019 | What’s on RHYME TIME Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs) Fun with music for preschoolers. HENFIELD UNATTACHED White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) For those who are alone. Enquiries 01273 495820 or just drop-in. DUPLICATE BRIDGE SOCIETY Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2-5pm (& every Thurs) COLTS GIRLS TRAINING Henfield Cricket Club, 5–6pm (& every Thurs) To learn or develop cricketing skills. STEYNING & HENFIELD ROTARY CLUB Castle Inn, 7.15-9.45pm (& every Thurs) YOUTH CLUB (AGES 12-17) Henfield Youth Club, 7.309.30pm (& every Thurs, term time) LADY OLIVER LECTURE Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Hosted by the Arts Society Henfield. HENFIELD WOMEN’S GROUP The White Hart, 7.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Celebrate American Independence Day. Contact Anne 07901 382976.

U13s & U14s 5.30-7pm.

See news item STEYNING BOOKSHOP AUTHOR Saturday 6 SUPPER KICK IT Sussex Produce Cafe, 7pm Henfield Youth Club, 9-10am (& See advert. every Sat) The basics of football for 3–5’s. Thursday 11 ST PETER’S HAND BELL RINGERS HENFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR St Peter’s Church, 10am-12pm Henfield Hall, 7am–12pm (& (& every Sat) every 2nd Thurs) See advert. ANNUAL RIVERSIDE WALK Horsham Rugby Club, 10am ST PETER’S COFFEE MORNING For details, visit www.horsham. St. Peter’s Church, 10.30– community/2019-annual11.30am (& 2nd Thurs alt mths) riverside-walk/. Friday 12 MEMORY MOMENTS CAFÉ Catholic Church Hall, 2-4pm HENFIELD WILD VIOLETS WI All welcome, especially those Garden Room, Henfield Hall, with memory loss. 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) The Life Changing Magic of Sunday 7 Tidying Up. HENFIELD NETBALL CLUB Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm Saturday 13 (& every Sun) “HANDMADE” CRAFT FAIR Sussex Prairies, 11am–5pm (& Tuesday 9 14th) ART CLUB PRESENTATION “WOMEN The aim of the Fair is to showcase an attractive, OF SUBSTANCE” affordable and quality Henfield Hall, 7pm A look at representation of high selection of work by artists and makers. For details see www. status in women’s portraiture. sussexprairies.co.uk. WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL BBQ & LIVE MUSIC FROM WILL MEETING The Wheatsheaf, 12-4pm, The Pavilion, 7.30pm (& every 6-9.30pm 2nd Tues) See advert. See news item. HENFIELD SUMMER FAIR & SHOW HENFIELD HISTORY GROUP Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every Henfield Common, 1pm See article page 28. Friday 5 2nd Tues) LITTLE FISHES Quirky Lewes. Sunday 14 St Peter’s Church, 9.30-11am HART PUB QUIZ COMMUNITY SUNDAY LUNCH (& every Fri) The White Hart, 8.30pm (& alt Henfield Haven, 12.30pm For pre-school children and their Tues) Call 01273 494747 to book. carers. Storytime, songs and In aid of HART (Henfield Area refreshments. Response Team). Teams of up to MUSIC SESSION LADYBIRDS six. Call 01273 492006 to book. The George, 8–11pm (& every 2nd Sun) Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Singers, musicians and 10am–12pm (& every 1st Fri) Wednesday 10 A talk on Hearing Dogs for Deaf START UP BUSINESS - HDC DROP IN audience are all welcome. People. SESSION Tuesday 16 BLUE IDOL OPEN DAY Parkside, 10am –12pm STEYNING BOOKSHOP CRIME Quaker Meeting House, 10am- See news item. WRITERS’ EVENING 4pm (& every Fri) KNIT AND NATTER Gluck Studio, Steyning, 7.30pm For information www.blueidol. Lounge, Rayner Court, See advert. org or 01403 740174. 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd ABCD BRIDGE CLUB Weds) Wednesday 17 Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Items and children’s clothes 2-5pm (& every Fri) knitted for charity. Donated wool DEMENTIA CARERS’ SUPPORT Henfield Haven, 9am-1pm (& appreciated. COLTS BOYS TRAINING every 3rd Weds) Henfield Cricket Club, 4.30– CHATTY CAFÉ - NEW One to one appointments. 7pm (& every Fri) Henfield Haven, 2.45-4pm (& Contact the Haven. U9s & U10s 4.30-5.30pm, U11s, every 2nd Weds)

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JAZZ BY THE LAKE Fabulous live bands!

Sunday 4th August, 12 – 6pm Woodhouse Farm, Henfield BN5 9BA Bring the whole family Under 14s free when accompanied by an adult Refreshments available Hot & cold food Ice creams Licenced bar Children’s play area Strictly no alcohol to be brought into the venue Strictly no dogs permitted on site or left in cars

Tickets in advance £13 adults. Limited tickets available Buy your tickets online here: jazz-by-the-lake.eventbrite.co.uk (small commission) or to buy direct email: cebvintage@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07767 621376

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JULY 2019 | What’s on

WOODMANCOTE & HENFIELD WI Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every 3rd Weds) Experiences in a Royal Household. HORSHAM DISTRICT COMMUNITY LOTTERY Billingshurst Community Centre, 6pm Q&A event for community groups. See advert.

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MINIBUS TRIP Henfield Haven for pick up, 10am-4pm Michelham Priory, nr Hailsham. £9.10 entry. Carers go free. Transport £15. Contact Haven for details. 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 (& every 3rd Thurs)

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COMMENTS ON DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Final day, 5pm See article page 33. MESSY CHURCH Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& every 3rd Fri) Crafts, bible stories and delicious supper. Call Chris 01273 857322.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH CLUB - NEW Henfield Haven, 9.30- 12pm Everyone welcome at our Dementia Friendly café.

HENFIELD SUMMER OF LOVE WITH THE BRIGHTON BEACH BOYS Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Playing the favourites from 1969. See article page 44

Sunday 28

Tuesday 23

Wednesday 31

Friday 26

Advance Notice Saturday 3rd Aug

SEVEN STILES FUN RUN Henfield Leisure Centre, 10.15am See news item FULKING FAIR & ALLSORTS FUN Sunday 21 DOG SHOW HENFIELD CONSERVATION North Town Field, 12–5pm VOLUNTEERS See article page 37. Henfield, 10am THREE MEN IN A BOAT Contact 01273 494566 or henfieldconservation@gmail.com. Sussex Prairies, 5.30–10pm For details see www. HYMNS & PIMMS St Andrew’s, Edburton, 6-7pm sussexprairies.co.uk. Annual Songs of Praise Service, Tuesday 30 singing well known favourite HENFIELD ART CLUB hymns - accompanied by a Garden Room, Henfield Hall, glass of Pimms. 7.15– 9.30pm (& every last Monday 22 Tues) The best way to display your CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU paintings. (OUTREACH) ROCKET MAN (15) Henfield Medical Centre, Henfield Hall, 7.30pm 10am–1pm (& every 4th Mon) Tickets from Marcus Grimes Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked Henfield or online. appointments 10.30am-1pm. HENFIELD TREFOIL GUILD From Henfield, 6.30pm Garden visit to Bens Acre, Horsham. SMALL DOLE TUESDAY CLUB Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues Murders and Misdemeanours.

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.

PARTRIDGE GREEN SUMMER SHOW CALL MY BLUFF WINE QUIZ North Town Field, Fulking, 7pm PG Village Hall, 2pm See news item.

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CAKE SALE In front of the Free Church, 9am (& every last Sat)

Sunday 4th Aug

JAZZ BY THE LAKE Woodhouse Farm, BN5 9BA, 12-6pm See advert.

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ROCKETMAN (15) Tues 30 July, 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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Henfield Haven

The Henfield Haven has been managed for the last three and half years by a community led organisation specially formed for that purpose, Henfield Social Enterprise Community Interest Company (HSECIC), which holds a 25-year lease and service agreement with WSCC. In 2015, when considering what organisation to set up, on balance it was felt that a CIC was the most appropriate. Key factors at that time were uncertainties about how such a new venture (both to WSCC and the community) would work, the risk to volunteers of personal liability for the obligations of a long lease and service agreement, plus the need to form an organisation quickly. Horsham District Year of Culture Since then, with the future of the Haven more The Horsham District is now in full swing and we assured, and new legislation in place to allow now have over 550 events listed on the website! a CIC to convert to a Charitable Incorporated What will you choose to see and do in the coming Organisation (CIO), the HSECIC felt that months? becoming a CIO would assist in attracting more support, donations and legacies, given Highlights to look out for in July and August that it believed its responsibilities in managing 2019 include one of the most highly regarded the Haven to be charitable in nature. We are classical music festivals in the UK. The Shipley Arts Festival continues in July and August with a now pleased to announce that agreement has been given by the Charity Commission for the programme of superb music at locations across the District including Billingshurst, Amberley and organisation to become Henfield Haven CIO. Shipley. Find out more at www.shipleyartsfestival. This change will not affect the day to day running co.uk. Art lovers will also be excited to learn that of the Haven which remains the responsibility of Humphrey Ocean RA is exhibiting at Horsham Impact Initiatives but will allow us to benefit from Museum this August after his successful show at Gift Aid on donations. the Royal Academy this year. Tony Jackson The music offer continues with Summer Sounds in Horsham Park, a Summer of Love pop concert Calling all Entrepreneurs - Are you in Henfield, The Battle of the Bands Finals, and starting a new business? concerts at venues across Horsham including the Horsham Garden Music Festival. Make a note to Are you thinking about starting a new business, or have you just embarked on your journey into see the unique triple bill by StopGap Dance, ‘A Space in Gravity’ at The Capitol, and sci-fi lovers running your own company? If so, you may should look out for two unique exhibitions on sci- be feeling confused and overwhelmed by the number of things you need to do and know in fi writer Eric Williams and Eric Cusic, the creator order to get going. You may also be looking for of the Daleks, at libraries across the District. some start-up funding help. Theatre lovers will be able to enjoy some great new shows at The Capitol in the coming months, The Council is here to help you. Whether it be a question about funding, planning permission, book tickets for the West Chiltington Drama environmental health regulations or getting your Festival or invite their children to take part in a Comedy, Slapstick and Shakespeare workshop in commercial waste collected, we are here to help. Billingshurst. To that end, the Council is running a Business And for families we are delighted that Enchanted Drop-In Session at the Parkside office in Horsham Horsham returns this year bigger and better than on 10 July 2019. Simply call in and speak to officers from a range of departments, no ever, a truly spectacular and magical illuminated appointment necessary and completely free of summer wonderland. You can also take part in and enjoy the colourful new Children’s Parade in charge. We will be available from 10am-12pm on Horsham Park, part of FunDay Sunday, and Be a that day in the Parham Room on the ground floor. Viking at Chesworth Farm’s Wild Woodies SumFor more information see thinkhorsham. mer Holiday Club. co.uk or visit our twitter page @thinkhorsham. Alternatively, follow Horsham District Council on All this and more! See full details at www. Facebook or Twitter. hdculture2019.co.uk. Follow @hdculture2019 on Lynda Spain Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lynda Spain

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JULY 2019 | News member of the public is entitled to attend. CPRH urges everyone who cares about local democracy and the integrity of local Neighbourhood planning processes to encourage housing target allocations in line with residents wishes to attend, particularly on the first morning at 10am. CPRH intend to present relevant evidence, knowledge and local data to the Appeals Inspector specific to Sandy Lane – focussing primarily on landscape character and heritage. CPRH are working hard to protect both Sandy Lane and other cherished locations around Henfield. The appeal will be fought on the grounds of landscape, heritage and Horsham’s ability to deliver their 5-year housing supply against the government’s target. Car shares will be laid on and CPRH are planning to charter buses. Please lodge your interest by emailing protecthenfield@ gmail.com, or by calling John who is helping to coordinate transport on 07821 131460. Let’s make Henfield’s voice heard. We need a big local presence to demonstrate to the Appeal Inspector the strength of feeling against Fairfax’s attempts to undermine the Localism Act 2011, and Henfield’s ability to develop democratically agreed housing developments on sites in line with the majority of local people’s wishes.

Summer Fair Programme – out soon! Philip Johnson (Chairman CPRH) Watch out for your copy of the Henfield Summer Fair and Show programme, produced by us at BN5 magazine, being delivered to many Henfield households by Henfield Lions volunteers very soon. The Henfield Summer Fair and Show takes place on Henfield Common on Saturday 13 July from 1pm. The programme includes the Show Tent schedule and entry form, as well as the programme of events. You can collect extra copies from Henfield shops before the event (Henfield Lions will be unable to reach all households in the village). Please see more details of the Fair on page 28. The organising committee, led by Henfield Community Partnership, would love to hear from you if you can offer an hour or two volunteering on the day, or in advance during the erection of the Show Tent. Please contact Carol Eastwood on henfieldcp.info@gmail.com if you can help.


Fairfax appeal against planning permission refusal

As reported by CPRH (Campaign to Protect Rural Henfield) in April, following HDC’s refusal of Fairfax’s planning application to build 42 houses on a greenfield site north of Sandy Lane in Henfield, Fairfax have lodged an appeal which will be heard over a 4 day period commencing at 10am on Tuesday 6 August at HDC’s offices, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL. Any

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Call my Bluff wine quiz

Chatty Café

The Haven has joined the Chatty Café scheme and every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting on 10 July from 2.45pm-4pm there will be a table for anyone who wants to come and have a coffee and a chat. A Chatter & Natter table creates a space for people to talk; whether it is for five minutes while you drink a brew, or an hour of good conversation. We’re not trying to build friendships – just simple interactions to combat loneliness and to just maybe have a big impact on someone’s day. Connector Plus will be working with this scheme in providing a volunteer who will be on the table to welcome and chat to anyone who comes in. We are hoping to reach out to the people in Henfield who might just want to have a chit chat and connect with someone in a casual way. Starting off as once a month and if well attended we would look to increasing the times. For further information you can contact Alexandra Nevatt, Connector Plus Co-ordinator on 01273 494747, email connector.plus@impact-initiatives. org.uk or visit the Chatty Café website, www. thechattycafescheme.co.uk/.

The Call my Bluff wine quiz will take place in the marquee, North Town Field, Fulking on Friday 26 July, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Places cost £15 per head, tables of 8. The wines come from Toby Peirce of Quaff Wine Merchants and there will be delicious nibbles, a raffle and a prize for winning table. Free parking. For more information or to book your place, please contact Bob on 01273 857271.

Bob Rowland

Henfield Garden Club is looking for members

Members of Henfield Garden club enjoy outings to beautiful gardens during the summer months as well as social occasions in members’ gardens. For more information or if you would like to join our friendly and active club, please contact Linda Beresford on 01273 492497 or email linda@ slugbandit.co.uk. We hope to welcome leading organic gardener and well-known radio and tv presenter, Bob Flowerdew, in early October at the start of our winter season of speakers.

Pat Hemsworth

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JULY 2019 | News be a good day!” The fire walking event not only raised a breathtaking amount for Myeloma UK, who support those affected by ‘Multiple Myeloma’ (an incurable terminal illness that attacks your body’s immune system) and research into treatment but benefited other charities. People who took part also raised money and awareness for their own personal causes such as The Rocking Horse Appeal and British Heart Foundation. None of this would have happened without #TeamTash, (Mike, Zoe, Natalie and Sarah) the support of Mrs Harvey, School Principle, who let us use the school grounds for free for the event, sponsorship from businesses such as Dark Star Brewery, Cabin Pressure Spirits, Richard Killner Bespoke Woodwork, Meadow Arts face painting and the help and support from numerous friends and family who gave up their time for the event. A huge thank you to everyone for their support and donations.

Sarah Cuthbertson

Woodmancote Parish Council

Welcome to our new Councillors who took their seats on Tuesday 7 May. Our new Council is Colin Broucke (Chairman), Craig Dixon (Vice Chairman), Pam Williams, Jon Prangnell, Mary Batchelor, Hot Stepping their way to £9k for David Austin and Wendy Noel. Charity We also welcome our two new District Bank holiday Monday saw 53 brave people, sure Councillors, Roger Noel and Michael Croker. We foot it over a bed of hot coals with temperatures look forward to continuing the good relationship of around 500 degrees celsius, raising nearly with Horsham District Council. £10k Charity Myeloma UK. We are still looking for another two Councillors. A team of four rallied together to organise the Do you have time to volunteer a few hours each event and show support for their close friend/ month for a meeting and reading emails? If so, family member Natasha Westall who was please contact our Clerk for more information and diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma back in to find out if you are eligible. Summer 2017. Sarah, the main organiser of Two of our residents have asked us to apply for a the event said “Not in a million years did I ever Community Highways Application to improve the imagine we could raise near on £10,000! On the day, I could see the online ‘Just-Giving’ page total safety of the layby on the A281 by the bus shelter at the bottom of Blackstone Lane. This will be to skipping up, as pictures were being posted on either turn the layby into a pavement, create a social media, and when I saw the sea of people pavement around the back of the layby over the that had arrived to watch I knew it was going to ditch or put double yellow lines in the layby. Two

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News | JULY 2019 of these options will mean that the layby is no longer available for parking. If this would affect you, please let us know whether or not you would support it by 8 July at the latest. Come along to one of our meetings to find out how the Parish Council can help you, and to bring forward any issues. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Blackstone Pavilion at 7.30 pm. For more information contact Leanne Bannister, Clerk by email, woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com or call 07921 822869.

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Henfield Joggers Seven Stiles fun run On Sunday 28 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 parents and carers 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. All our Junior finishers 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 henfieldjoggers. co.uk, from where entry forms can be downloaded, or picked up from Henfield Leisure Centre. Costs are £5 for Adults/£1 Juniors (Under 15) beforehand, and £7/£1 on the day. As in previous years we will have a dedicated group of car parking marshals around Northcroft who will control the flow and direct traffic. We always 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.

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Issy cuts her hair for charity

Having watched a programme on CBBC about a child who donated her hair to charity, Issy decided that she would like to do the same, and after some research it was decided that The Little Princess Trust would be the obvious choice. The Little Princess Trust is a charity who provide real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss and who also fund vital research into childhood cancer. Seven-year old Issy, who had been growing her hair all her life, decided to have it cut and donate it. In total 10 inches of hair were sent to The Little Princess Trust and over £250 of sponsorship money, which is almost half the cost of making one of the wigs. If you would like to donate hair or contribute to the cost of making a wig, please visit their website www.littleprincesses.org.uk.

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Bouncing babies

Who are these young mothers with their babies at the Scout Fete in the late 1970’s? Were these the entrants in the Bouncing Baby Competition, and if so, who won it? If you can help put names to faces please visit Henfield Museum, where the photo is on display, and tell us who they are.

Alan Barwick

Steyning Bookshop events

Steyning Bookshop have two special events coming up in July. On Wednesday 10 July, bestselling novelists Mike Gayle and Ruth Hogan will be visiting Steyning for an Author Supper at the Sussex Produce Company Café. This should be a great evening out, with a delicious two-course meal. Ruth Hogan will be discussing her new novel, ‘Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel’– a colourful exploration of mother-daughter relationships, set mainly in Brighton. Mike Gayle will be discussing his 16th bestselling novel, ‘Half A World Away’. On Tuesday 16 July, at 7.30pm a new crime imprint, Black Thorn, will be launching with Partners in Crime, a thrilling event with crime writers Simon Brett and Caro Ramsey. Sussex resident Simon Brett is a well-loved winner of the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger. Black Thorn will be publishing ‘The Liar in the Library’, the most recent instalment of the Simon’s Fethering series. Meanwhile, Glaswegian author Caro Ramsay’s ‘The Suffering of Strangers’ is the ninth book in her acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, and is a tautly plotted drama. Simon and Caro will be discussing their craft in what should be a fascinating evening for crime fans.

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Henfield’s New Draft Neighbourhood Plan: Out Now

The much-awaited new draft Henfield Neighbourhood Plan is out now and ready for local consultation. Please see page 33 for full details and make sure you respond with your views.


We are the Champions - The Henfield Club

It is with great pride the Henfield Club can report winning First Place in the Mid Sussex Snooker & Billiard League, Division 2 which plays on Thursdays and that they are now the League Champions. The Club’s A Team consists of Adam Butler, Andy Warren, Marcus Taylor, Simon Coyle, Steve Benton and Tony Breslin. Additionally, Adam Butler got the highest break of the season and Andy Warren was awarded the Best Performance in the league winning 19 out of 22 matches. The B team who play in Wednesday’s Division 1 has also improved its position finishing 3rd in the division with James Gilmore being awarded Best Performance of the Year winning 16 out of 18 games. The Club is looking to expand its snooker teams, so if you are interested in snooker please come and join the Henfield Club. The Club’s Darts evening which takes place every Monday is also going extremely well. Finally, Ben Williams, an amazing Magician performed at the club in May and all one can really say is, it was a truly Magical Evening!

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News | JULY 2019 Advisor, Buglife, said: “It is great to see West Sussex County Council taking a lead in making a commitment on pollinator conservation in the county. This action plan sets the foundation for improving the prospects of our county’s diverse pollinator community and identifies many opportunities for coordinated measures to be implemented.” Visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/ bees to learn more and find out about the small changes you can take too.

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Remembering the War in the East

In this captivating exhibition author and local historian James Luto shows some of the Japanese artefacts that might have found their way back to this country at the end of the Second World War. From the infamous Japanese ‘meatball’ flag to saki cups, postcards, swords, helmets and much more, along with the stories of how they reached these shores. You never know, the items might just help you identify a long-forgotten memento lurking in your attic. The exhibition runs from 1 June until the end of September 2019.

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Boost for butterflies, bees and beetles in West Sussex

The importance of pollinating insects such as butterflies, bumblebees and beetles is being spelled out in West Sussex. A new ‘Pollinator Action Plan’ has been published by West Sussex County Council which sets out how these vital species will be protected. “Pollinators are an integral part of our existence. Without them our food supply, wildlife and countryside would cease to exist,” said Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment. “There are over 4,000 species in the UK and impending habitat loss, pesticides and climate change are threatening their very existence.” Deborah added: “We were already looking at pollinators through our work to improve air quality and our ‘Better Breathing’ strategy, but this additional level of focus will now build on this and help us to ensure that the beauty and prosperity of our local environment continues for generations to come.” West Sussex County Council will now work closely with contractors and partners to deliver the plan and will encourage schools, residents and businesses to get involved along the way. Laurie Jackson, Farm Pollinator and Wildlife 20 | BN5 Magazine

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgery is relocating

Hawthorn Vets are excited to announce that we are relocating our Henfield branch to the old Barclays Bank building on the High Street. This will enable us to have two operating theatres, separate cat and dog waiting areas and wards, X-Ray and ultrasound facilities and allow much more space for treating all our wonderful patients. There is lots of building work to be done but we look forward to welcoming you all as soon as we can.

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Food & Drink in Horsham

Horsham District Council is planning a year-round promotional campaign to support our wonderful food and drink industries and businesses. If you are planning a programme of events, experiences or activities anytime between September 2019 and March 2020, let us know so that we can include you in the free marketing campaign we are planning. We will be working with Taste West Sussex and Experience West Sussex to ensure that Horsham District is firmly on the foody map. Register your interest here www. horshamlocalproduce.co.uk/home-new/ or email business.development@horsham.gov.uk.

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JULY 2019 | News ironwork railings. The artwork is produced by Sculpture Studios featuring air brushing and a vinyl overlay. Peter James said: “I am delighted to be sponsoring a heart on St Catherine’s Hospice HeART to Heart trail. Supporting a local charity is something I believe in strongly, and the work of a hospice is a cause incredibly close to my heart. Aptly, my latest book also focuses on the concept of love at first sight, so I am very excited to be supporting this wonderful community art trail, which conceptualises the sentiments behind the hospice’s love and care. I hope you will all join me in supporting St Catherine’s this summer and be sure to keep your eyes open for a clue about the Peter James supports St Catherine’s location of my heart soon!” The HeART to Heart trail, sponsored by Hospice HeART to Heart trail Local author Peter James has shown his support Thakeham, will be in for around 10 weeks during summer 2019 and will give the local community for St Catherine’s Hospice HeART to Heart art trail. The HeART to Heart trail will see a collection a unique chance to follow a heart sculpture trail across Sussex and Surrey. A free interactive of beautifully designed, giant fibreglass hearts mobile app and trail map will encourage people spread across Sussex and Surrey this summer. to visit each heart to unlock its secrets. A Peter James, UK No. 1 bestselling author, has community art project will also run alongside the commissioned his own heart for the trail along main trail which will be followed by a secret heart with Sussex Entrepreneur, Steve Barrey, of The exhibition and live auction. It’s hoped the trail will Liquorice Dragon. First Sight, named after Peter’s bring income and visitors to the local area. latest novel, celebrates life and friendship. The To find out more please visit: www.stch.org.uk/ heart’s design draws inspiration from the novel’s front cover which features hearts hidden amongst hearttoheart.

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Dr Tony Whitbread new President of Sussex Wildlife Trust

Dr Tony Whitbread, who retired as Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust in March 2018 has returned to take a leading role in nature conservation in the county as President of the charity. He joined the Sussex Wildlife Trust in 1991 as Head of Conservation before taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2006. During

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his time, Dr Whitbread played a huge role as a conservation advocate, battling against road building, urban development, the potential expansion of Gatwick Airport and other countryside loss. He was at the forefront in promoting the need for the establishment of the South Downs National Park – a designation realised in 2011. He also played a leading role in establishing the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, which holds almost seven million species records – information used to inform planning decisions. Dr Whitbread said, “Since handing over the reins to my successor, Tor Lawrence, I have been concentrating on my voluntary work promoting the rewilding of nature and involvement in the growing concern about climate and environmental breakdown. I had no hesitation in accepting the role of President which I consider to be an incredible privilege carrying great responsibility.” Tor Lawrence, Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust said, “Tony was instrumental in developing the Sussex Wildlife Trust to be one of the UK’s leading conservation and wildlife organisations. I am delighted that he has accepted the role of President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust – an appointment I know will be welcomed by our members, volunteers, supporters and staff.”

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JULY 2019 | News and be suitable for walking, cycling and horseriding, including in winter, boosting visitor numbers and, in turn, the rural economy. The £558,000 is from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which aims to develop rural tourism by encouraging more people to visit, stay longer and benefit the local, rural economy. The Brexit situation will have no impact on the award. Deborah Urquhart, county council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “This funding is superb news, enabling us to improve the Downs Link so we can do even more to encourage sustainable transport and provide a boost for the county’s rural economy, too. Annual Senior Citizens outing and “It comes at the start of national Bike Week and just days after we launched our online climate meal change campaign. The improved off-road route Coming Soon! The Henfield Baden Powell Guild will provide an excellent, family-friendly, free (B-P Guild) would like to invite all Senior Citizens facility so people can get outside and enjoy the from Henfield and its locality to our Annual Senior benefits of the West Sussex countryside. ” Citizens Outing and Meal. This is to be held on The promotion and marketing will be coordinated Sunday 1 September, starting at 11am with a through the Experience West Sussex tourism initimystery coach tour. ative, which is led by the Experience West Sussex You will be taken to a secret location (to be kept Partnership – a jointly funded tourism partnership secret as tradition dictates) where we will be able formed by the councils of West Sussex. to stop for an ice cream, cup of tea and a breath of fresh air. We will welcome you back to the Hen- The works are due to be delivered in two phases, over 2019 and 2020, with a November 2020 deadline. field Hall with tea, coffee or a sherry, prior to the John Hammond, WSCC B-P Guild serving a four-course dinner including light entertainment. This event is free to all Senior Citizens. The event is free because of the fund raising that the B-P Guild, with the kind support of village, carries out throughout the year such as, Christmas collections, marquee hire and jumble sales etc. You are free to choose the coach trip and dinner, or just come for dinner if you prefer. Tickets will O F H E N F I E L D be available from Hamfelds or alternatively call Neil Featherstone on 01273 491074. Please let us know of any specific dietary requirements you may have when booking the tickets. We hope to see you there on 1 September.

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Great news for the Downslink

Cyclists, walkers and horse riders will be celebrating news of a £558,000 award for all-weather surfacing on the Downs Link. The council’s successful European Union funding bid will enable surface improvements along five sections of the route. The old, disused railway and public bridleway runs from Guildford to Shoreham and connects with the North Downs Way and South Downs Way National Trails. These sections are currently harder to use in the winter due to water logging and condition assessments and bridleway users highlighted the need for improvement. The new, unbound surface will drain more easily

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A Henfield poem

Thank you to Wendy Jago for sending us this lovely poem about Henfield.

The Other Side

Henfield is where the weather changes. I mean, you know it must Change Somewhere. Rain start, rain stop, A sharp line perhaps on the pavements Though I’ve never caught it. ‘Did you get rain here this morning?’ I asked, returning. ‘Rain? What rain?’ you said. ‘It’s not permitted!’ Smiling. It had rained there, though, On the other side. The valley draws its own meandering line Through water-meadows. Only four miles away the world is different. ‘Brave souls,’ we said once Coming mid-day to a local fete From a drowned place. ‘How supportive they all are, turning out in this.’ But the pavements showed not a trace and neither did they. It wasn’t and they hadn’t. The village basks mysteriously like a cat, Changing mood in a moment. You rush home over the hills to enjoy the sunshine And it’s shrugging deep in cloud. It throws floods across its approaches Overnight while you’re asleep Or by daytime when you’re not looking The road has become impassable. You sneak round to get at it from the other end But it has you there, too. Quirky? Contrary? Mischievous? ‘Witchy wicked’ you once said. The Romans marched through close by On their road straight as a die to Chichester. Then the road wriggled itself like an earthworm: It’s a guessing game now Which bits it kept for itself And which it simply buried in the ditch. So far, no further, like the weather. You have to like a place like that.

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A new way to report crimes and information across Sussex

Police Forces across England & Wales are using a new system called Single Online Home (SOH). This is a policing portal which allows the public to easily report crimes, incidents and information online. The police non-emergency phone number 101 remains available if personal contact is required. However, using SOH significantly reduces wait times for those reporting crimes or incidents, or if you simply wish to provide some information to the police. Reporting online via SOH is easy and effective. It has been positively endorsed by a number of Neighbourhood Watch members who have had the opportunity to use it. The new portal can be found on the home page of the recently updated Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk. In addition to the Report area, here you will find a new box “Tell us about …”. There is a drop down from which you can select, for example, “Something you’ve seen or heard”. If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred in Sussex, SOH is available directly via www.sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/. You can scroll further down that page to see other options. If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred outside of Sussex, SOH is available via www.report.police.uk. If it’s something that you’ve seen or heard, it can be reported via www.sussex.police.uk/tua/tell-usabout/soh/something-youve-seen-or-heard/. SOH should not be used for an emergency – dialling 999 remains the means of contact if there is danger to a person or if a crime is being committed. All reports submitted via SOH will receive an immediate acknowledgement message. Reports are reviewed in live time, and within 48 hours Sussex Police will provide a personal response from a named staff member.

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MP calls for more action to tackle online bullying of young people

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for more action by social media companies to tackle online bullying of young people, and for public debate that is “civil, respectful and not hateful.” Mr Herbert was speaking in a Westminster Hall debate initiated as a result of a successful petition by the MP’s constituent, Katie Price. She started the petition, which gathered more than 220,000 votes, to make online bullying a specific crime, as her disabled son Harvey has been the target of repeated abuse. In his speech, Mr Herbert described the effect that online bullying, also known as trolling, has had on Harvey: “Whether someone is a public figure, or members of their family are public figures, it is never justifiable to bully a young person. It is especially unjustifiable to bully a young disabled person who cannot answer back and might be particularly vulnerable.” The MP described how social media has “enabled” and “amplified” bullying, saying that the law had not kept up with the growth of the problem. Mr Herbert drew attention to a Law Commission report which found that 28% of UK internet users are on the receiving end of trolling, harassment or cyberbullying, and which said that there was considerable scope to improve the criminal law in this area. The MP asserted that social media companies had a responsibility to act. Margot James, the Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, thanked Mr Herbert: “He is quite right that this awful abuse and bullying has been with us since the dawn of humanity, but unfortunately, since the dawn of the internet, which is a recent phenomenon, it has been amplified and made far worse. “I quite agree that social media platforms should operate a policy of zero tolerance of hate speech, and [we are taking] steps … through the online harms White Paper to ensure that they do that.”

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Henfield Girls FC capped a brilliant season with an awards evening held at the Eric Holder Pavilion on the Kingfield. Every single player received a medal to reward the progress and commitment they had shown throughout the year and even heavy rain could not dampen the spirits! The summer tournament season has already proved successful with the club able to field four girls teams at the Henfield tournament and one of the under-11 sides finishing runners-up following a thrilling penalty shootout victory in the semi final. The under-10s were also runners-up at the Worthing United tournament.

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Henfield Summer Fair 2019

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t’s that time of year again! The one and only Henfield Summer Fair and Show is back again, with some returning favourites as well as some new activities. It’s being held on Saturday 13 July on Henfield Common from 1-5pm and we can’t wait to see you all there! After the rainy 2017 Fair we think we’re due for some sunshine this year, although come rain or shine the Fair is always a fantastic day out. The Henfield Community Partnership, along with various different volunteers and groups including Henfield Lions, Wild Violets, Ladybirds, Henfield and Woodmancote WI and Henfied Parish Council have all come together to jointly create a stellar day of entertainment for us, with activities ranging from the Great Henfield Bake-Off in the Show Tent, as well as the returning Dog Show fun for all the family! As always our sponsors, all local, have been incredibly generous. Our sincere thanks go to Accountancy & Business Matters, Coles Automotive, Grommets Ltd, HJ Burt, Marcus Grimes and Rushfields Farm Shop for helping to make the Fair happen. For the first time in four years the popular Sheep 28 | BN5 Magazine

show will be making its return, with all the stars including Nobby, Dougal, Susie and Danny, each with their own entertaining personalities, thick fur and curly horns. Not to mention the brilliant team of New Zealand presenters, who fill the show with sheepy facts and jokes for all ages. The show explains why we farm sheep and how successful they have been through the years in an informative but entertaining manner. There will be nine different breeds on show, along with sheering demonstrations and dancing sheep (no you didn’t read that wrongly!). This year also sees a shake-up in the Show Tent, with the competitions now comprising the BakeOff (where avid foodies can show off their baking skills by entering sweet and savoury delights); the Grow-Off (where those with green fingers can show off their best flowers, produce and even their ‘wonkiest vegetable’!); and the Craft-Off (with categories including painting, photography, mosaic and even hat decoration). Children have their own classes with a Mini Craft-Off and a Mini Bake-Off and there is the popular Family Scarecrow category. Everyone is welcome to join in, from beginners to seasoned pros, it’s the taking part that counts so don’t be afraid to come www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

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and have a go! For those of you who are still on the fence about entering the brand-new classes, there’s plenty of time to plan. It’s really easy, just turn up on the day with your entries, programmes will be distributed over the next two weeks with details and an entry form, which you can fill in on the day. The programme and entry form is also available online at www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. There are plenty of opportunities for skilled and creative people to show off their accomplishments – who knows you could be one of this year’s winners! This year also sees the return of the muchloved Fun Dog Show, with classes for dogs of all shapes and sizes, from best puppy to best child handler. Many thanks to the judges from Hawthorn Veterinary Surgery who have the unenviable task of chosing the winners. Alongside the old favourites like Shaylers Funfair and the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men, there are some new events and attractions; Henfield Football Club are organising human-sized inflatable table football (which involves people taking the place of the plastic footballers, battling it out with the opposing team to take the victory)

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which is sure to be a hit, and look-out for the roving Magician! Food and drink are always a feature of the Summer Fair and we are delighted to welcome back the famous Henfield BP Guild Beer Tent & BBQ and the Tea & Cake Tent, as well as Ginger Rookes Street Food, Rushfields Pie Van, Southern Counties Ice Cream Van, Caphe Republic wraps and rolls and Copper Pan Fudge. The Fair will also feature music from Stixx Drummers as well as the Patcham Silver Band, some great entertainment to suit everyone. There will also be plenty of interesting stalls from local clubs and groups, for example, Henfield Birdwatch, Worthing Bee Keepers, Henfield Joggers, The Henfield Shed, as well as craft stalls selling their wares, from beachcombing art to Ironwork and crochet to stained glass. BN5 Magazine will be at the Summer Fair again this year, running a Big Fizz Raffle for Henfield Youth Club, so please come and visit us and help us raise some money for the great work of HYC, and you might be lucky with the fizz!

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In August we celebrate 20 years of early years care at Bluebells! Our thriving nursery, which has access to amazing resources and 50 acres of farm land, is a truly remarkable place for children to grow, learn and explore in a nurturing and caring environment. We have three light and airy playrooms, a huge garden and a Forest School, we take inspiration from Reggio Emilie and Montessori. Most of our resources are natural, real life and open ended, all to encourage exploration and nature inquisitive minds. In 2010 we opened our Baby Room and most recently we expanded again, opening the Willow Room based at Jolesfield Primary School. This special place is aimed to help our children make the transition between preschool and primary education, while allowing them to explore resources that are tailored to their age group. To celebrate all these achievements we would like to welcome past, present and future children, parents and staff to our party on 23rd August, 3-5pm at Bluebells Day Nursery. We hope to see you there! KIRA BRYANT, NURSERY MANAGER

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ear Residents, At last we have some news for you regarding the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan (HNP). After significant delay we were able to produce a draft Pre-Submission plan which we sent to Horsham District Council (HDC) on 29 March for a Health Check. As the delay had arisen at Horsham they offered to waive the Health Check but my colleagues and I felt that for the best chance of the plan proceeding without challenge was to subject it to scrutiny at this stage. That part of the process took seven weeks and comments were provided to us on 17 May. We have assessed these comments and have finalised our Pre- Submission Plan which is now out for consultation throughout the Designated Plan Area, which in this case is the whole of Henfield Parish including that part of Small Dole that falls within the Parish. Ideally I would have liked to have told you this news a month earlier but as the programme was reliant on other parties, this could not be done with certainty. A good deal of the evidence base that underpins our plan, including the six Focus Group Reports,

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The State of the Parish Report, The Revised Parish Design Statement, the Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment, the AECOM Housing Needs Assessment, the Site Assessment Report and the report of the Site Assessment Open Days has been made available electronically on the Hub, the Parish Council, BN5 Magazine and Horsham District Council websites. Hard copies of the plan will be available for examination (but not for removal), at the Parish Office, the Library, the Medical Centre and other venues in Henfield and Small Dole which are advertised on posters around the villages please look out for them. A summary of the plan will also be available for people at these venues and at for people to take away. A response form will be available in both electronic form and hard copy. Please take the opportunity to respond to the consultation, which goes on from the 7 of June until the 19 of July, as it is your plan. Once again I would like to thank, for all their dedicated hard work, all those parties who have contributed to the vast amount of work necessary for the plan to reach this important stage.

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St Barnabas South Downs Trek 2019


t Barnabas House South Downs Trek is back with a brand new marathon distance route. Registration is open for the exhilarating 26.2 mile hike raising money for local hospice St Barnabas House. Taking place on Saturday 28 September 2019, walkers will set off from Northbrook College in Goring at 6.30am before joining the stunning South Downs Way. The new circular marathon route is set to be the most challenging since the event began in 2015 and will see participants tackle steep climbs with breath-taking views before crossing the finish line at St Barnabas House in Worthing. Many of those taking on the challenge will be doing so in memory of a loved one, including Holly Lamper who sadly lost her father, Alan Lamper, to cancer in April 2018, aged 68. The trek is particularly poignant for Holly as the South Downs were a special place for her and her father. Holly said: “I have so many precious memories of walking on the South Downs with my Dad from a very young age, right up to the week before he passed away. But never did we walk quite this far together, so this will most certainly be a challenge!” “I am looking forward to walking in Dad’s honour and I am determined to raise money to help other local people who might find themselves in a similar position. He was the most amazing father and grandad anyone could have ever asked for and not a day goes by that we don’t all think about him and miss him.” Sophie Henderson, Events Officer at St Barnabas House said: “The South Downs Trek has proved a popular event in the St Barnabas events portfolio. Over the three years it has taken place, participants have raised an incredible combined total of £111,000, which is enough to pay for almost 13 days of all the care provided in our 20bed In-patient Unit. “This year, we’re excited to be back with a brand new marathon route. It’s a fantastic challenge to be part of and gives participants the time to

reflect and remember their family and loved ones whilst on the walk, or in the peace of the chapel at St Barnabas House on completion of their challenge. “Our team will support trekkers throughout their fundraising and training journey, helping them raise a minimum sponsorship of £250, which will help us reach everyone who needs hospice care.” Early bird registration is available until 14 July 2019 and costs just £35 per person, which includes a fundraising pack, South Downs Trek t-shirt, lunch, refreshments, a souvenir medal and a glass of bubbly at the finish line. For more information and to register to walk in the South Downs Trek please visit www.stbh.org.uk/ south-downs-trek or call 01903 706354.

Maddy Reid, Marketing Co-ordinator

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St Barnabas House is a charity whose aim is to provide high quality, specialist palliative care, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes, caring for adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses. Patients are never charged for their care. It costs £6.5 million each year provide all of the hospice’s care services and only a small part of these costs are state funded. This means that the majority of the money has to be raised through voluntary donations from local communities within the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas. Over the last 45 years, the hospice has cared for thousands of patients and their families in the areas of Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield.

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HENFIELD GARDENS & ARTS 2019 whatever the weather!


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t was certainly a game of two halves at the Henfield Festival of Gardens and Arts this year; a blustery, rainy and sometimes sunny day on Saturday and glorious sunshine on Sunday. Celebrations were extra-special this year, because not only was the Festival part of the Horsham District Year of Culture, but it was the 20th anniversary of the event in Henfield. New to Gardens and Arts was a colourful Flower Festival which took place in the idyllic setting of St Peter’s Church. Children from St Peter’s school contributed with charming arrangements of flowers from their own gardens, to add to the professional displays by local clubs and groups. Music, dancing and entertainment always play a huge part in Gardens and Arts, this year there was something for all; from Steel Bands to Flamenco. Morris Dancing to Jazz, Funk and Bollywood Dancing! We loved seeing the crafty displays appearing around the village, Blackgate Lane was a delight with hidden felted, patchwork and crochet bugs and birds, celebrating a range of Henfield heritage themes. There was something wonderful to discover around each corner. Many thanks to the Henfield Festival of Gardens and Arts committee and all the exhibitors for a fantastic weekend. Editor BN5 Magazine | 41



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repare to turn-on, tune-in and drop-in this Summer, at Henfield’s own Summer of Love when the brilliantly talented and versatile Brighton Beach Boys play hits from the groovy, flower-powered 60s at Henfield Hall. Whether or not you remember or experienced the 60s (or wish you had), you’re sure to enjoy this exciting event on Saturday 20 July, when Henfield recreates the happy, sunny sounds and psychedelic vibes from that era. We are aiming to create a great, atmospheric gig, with lighting and visuals to match the music. As well as seating, there will be room for dancing as we’re sure you won’t want to sit for long. So, come in your best 60s outfit and let your hair down! The Brighton Beach Boys are well-known locally. They even have a blue plaque on the Brighton Pier’s ‘Walk of Fame’. All the band members have international reputations as session musicians who love to come together to play diverse music including The Beatles, the Beach Boys (of course) and David Bowie. Members of the band have worked with Oasis, Nick Cave, The Divine Comedy, the Cutting Crew and Jah Wobble to name but a few. They are not a tribute band in the usual sense, but painstakingly recreate the music which sounds extraordinarily close to original performances of a wide range of artists. The band are regulars at the Brighton Fringe and International Beatles

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Week in Liverpool at The Philharmonic, as well as festivals including On track for Summer, Priory Park, Southsea and Herne Bay where, last year, the band actually met Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys before performing his songs. Under the umbrella of the 2019 Horsham Year of Culture, we decided to stage this gig to bring people together from the village and the surrounding area, to create a fun music event while raising much needed cash to refurbish and improve the facilities of the main Henfield hall. All the ticket revenue, plus proceeds from the sale of food and the bar, will go entirely to the refurbishment fund. The evening starts with doors opening at 7.30pm will finish late. This is a ticket only event, and early indications are that it is likely to sell-out fast, so don’t delay! Tickets are £15 each and are available from Village Care, High Street, Henfield, or online at: wegottickets.com (with small booking fee). If you have a favourite song from the era, let us know in advance by finding our ‘Henfield Summer of Love’ Facebook page and leaving a comment! Join in with the spirit of OUR year of culture, take-a-look in your attic for those long-lost flares, beads and kaftans and enjoy an evening to remember… all for the benefit of improving OUR community hall.

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ulking Fair was the winner of the Argus Community Event of the year in 2014 and was described as being ‘renowned for holding one of the best fairs ever to grace the county’s glorious countryside’. This year’s Fulking Fair will be more extensive than ever! The Fair will be held in the North Town Field, Fulking on Sunday 28 July from 12-5pm and will incorporate the Allsorts Dog Rescue Fun Dog Show with Jackie Eke pet photography. Free parking will be available in Downside Meadow and there will be many stalls along the Street. There will be teas and cakes in the village hall, beer and Pimms in the marquee and local food stalls including Rushfields pies, Fish Story fish and chips, French Revolution crepes, Delights Strawberries and cream, On the Hoof burgers, doughnuts, candy floss, gourmet foods, Sheena’s jams and chutneys and Vintage Scoops ice cream. Trade stalls will include Blooming Good Nurseries, jewellery, woollen hats, painted pet

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ur Community Village Minibus is a regular door-to-door service for everyone. Last year we were proud to be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to mark our 40th anniversary of serving the community. The aim is to provide friendly assistance to those needing help with their shopping or just a convenient means of transport in the local area. We operate this service five days a week in the Steyning area. We help you from your house to your chosen one of our destinations, whether it be a town for shopping or an outing such as a garden centre for morning coffee or afternoon tea. We propose to offer this service in the Henfield and Small Dole area on the first Monday of the month in the morning and the second Wednesday of the month in the afternoon with proposed trips to Horsham and Worthing. There is an annual membership fee of £7 and then we charge a nominal fee per trip which depends on

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his year’s Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. The Rockets are a futuristic family living in space and they are hot on the trail of a mischievous band of aliens. Books have mysteriously started to vanish from the Moon Library but the Rockets are on the case and, with lots of help from children taking part in the challenge, they hope to find the missing books. Space Chase: the Summer Reading Challenge starts in Henfield library on Saturday 13 July 2019. It’s free for families to take part and a great way to encourage children to read for enjoyment during the long summer holiday. Children can

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JULY 2019 | Local interest collect fun rewards as they read but, best of all, children are free to choose which library books they would like to read. There is a great selection of books to choose from – including stories for every age group; comic books; audio books; and information books about every topic - the choice is theirs! After registering online for the challenge children will receive a special Space Chase wristband. They have all summer to read six books so they can read at their own pace. As children read their books through the summer they return to the library to talk about the books they have read, collecting colourful, smelly stickers along the way and everyone who reads six books will be rewarded with a special Space Chase certificate and medal. The main challenge is for children aged 4-11 years but younger children can take part in the Space Chase Mini Challenge, collecting stickers as they share library books and collecting a special ‘gold medal sticker’ and a certificate when

they complete. Grown-ups may like to pick up a few books for themselves on their family visit to Henfield library. Research shows that children enjoy reading and improve their skills when adults around them read too. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Summer Reading Challenge so some parents may even remember taking part in the challenge when they were young. We also recruit volunteers aged 14+ to help with the challenge. Volunteers explain how things work to families, chat with the children about the books they have read, give out rewards and encourage children to make further visits to the library to progress through the challenge. Volunteering offers an invaluable opportunity to develop communication and interpersonal skills and a chance to give something back to your local community. Are you ready for blast off? Space Chase is free - you just need a library card to register - and if you don’t have one yet you can arrange one of those for free too. Visit Henfield library or www. westsussex.gov.uk/src to find out more. Let the Space Chase begin!

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Bitesize Tax Update

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) private residence relief A consultation has been launched on the changes announced in the 2018 Budget in respect of the £40,000 lettings relief and the 18 month final period exemption, which both significantly reduce the amount of any CGT payable. These changes were already known and are due to come into force in April next year. Anyone selling a property, which had formerly been their main home but later became a property they used to generate rental income, will be affected. If these changes are introduced, individuals selling properties after April 2020 may see their CGT liability increase by tens of thousands – so we may see a rush to sell these properties as we approach this cliff edge. If you are planning to sell a private residence, do seek advice on any CGT exposure. Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) The AIA enables businesses deduct the cost of certain assets from their profits before tax. From 1 January 2019 for two years, the AIA limit has been increased to £1m per tax year. Any business, except for mixed partnerships (comprising individuals and companies) and trusts, can claim the AIA. Qualifying expenditure covers most assets purchased for use by businesses. It also applies to hire purchase but not lease-based assets. Eligible assets include: plant and machinery, office furniture and qualifying equipment, vans, trucks, cranes and diggers, business machines (eg printing press), lathes and tolling machines, tractors, combine

harvesters and other agricultural machinery, computer hardware and qualifying software, building fixtures and fittings, as well as driving school cars. Ineligible assets include: land, buildings (excluding integral features), cars. Taxation of company cars The percentage list price of a company car which is taxed as a benefit is determined by the CO2 emissions of the vehicle. For 2019/20, low emission cars (up to 50g/km) are taxed at 16% of list price, or 20% for diesels. The list price includes the cost of any optional accessories but importantly excludes any discount negotiated with the dealer, so the taxable list price may significantly exceed the actual amount paid for the vehicle. Before 6 April 2015, the taxable benefit of electric cars was nil, but from then on electric cars were banded with other low emission cars, and the appropriate percentage gradually increased from 5% to 16%. As electric cars tend to be more expensive than similar sized petrol or diesel cars, this change discouraged employers from providing electric only company cars. From 6 April 2020, the policy is switched to once again encourage the provision of electric cars and hybrid vehicles. The appropriate percentages for cars with CO2 emissions of up to 50g/km will take into account the range for which the car can be driven using only electric power. The Tax Year 2020/21 will be the sweet spot for

Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for this purpose. The advisory electricity rate for fully electric cars is 4p per mile. Electricity is not a fuel for car fuel benefit purposes. Company Cars advisory fuel rates Advisory fuel rates are intended to reflect actual average fuel costs and are updated quarterly. HMRC has published the advisory fuel rates that They are not mandatory but can be used apply from 1 March 2019. These are the rates employers can use to reimburse employees, who pay by employers who reimburse employees for to put fuel in their company cars when using them for business travel in their company cars or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for business. private travel. All rates have increased, in most cases by 1p per Using the rates means there is no charge mile, except the rate for diesel cars of 1600cc or to either Income Tax or NIC on the amounts less, which has stayed the same. paid to employees. The new rates apply to all Engine size Petrol LPG journeys undertaken on or after 1 March 2019 amount per mile amount per mile until further notice. 1400cc or less 11p 7p For one month from the date of change, 1401 cc to 2000cc 14p 8p employers may use either the previous or the Over 2000cc 21p 13p current rates. All current and previous rates are Engine size Diesel available at amount per mile tinyurl.com/TX-AdvFuelRates 1600cc or less 10p 1601cc to 2000cc 11p Paul Samrah Over 2000cc 13p buying an electric car, when 100% can be claimed by the purchaser and the employee will be taxed on only 2% of the vehicle’s list price. However, government’s policy regarding electric company cars beyond 2021 remains uncertain.

For further help and guidance, please contact Paul Samrah, partner at Kingston Smith, on 01737 778546 or email: psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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Index of advertisers | JULY 2019 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

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


Hugh Tanton Garden Design Jack’s Mowing Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens Swains Garden Centre

58 67 60 03 75 11

Roger Minost Architect


Great Betley Farmhouse Number One The Laurels B&B

18 62

Bartlett Property & Gardens Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Handmade Furniture Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Building

64 74 61 71 69

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Homes and Gardens

12 39

B&I Carpets


Henfield Chimney Sweep Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

65 74

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning











BHW Glass Ltd 70 Everest 13 N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs 66 Timber Windows of Horsham 79


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

64 61 64 75 75

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

65 68 51



Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 69


Hobbs of Henfield Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop Steyning Butchers

15, 23, 25 30 11 12

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

68 65



Braziers Garage Henfield 78 Coles Automotive Ltd 26 Mile Oak Servicing 66 Setyres 80

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes Best by Myles Hamfelds Home & Garden

64 61 60 39

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Henfield Antiques Fair Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Miss Potts Shoreham Gallery The Steyning Bookshop


25 24 22 08 35

PAINTING & DECORATING Andrew’s Decorating Kelton’s Decorating Lady Decorator Trim Decorating

68 46 60 75

ACT Pest Control


Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service


King and Stevens PHB Contractors

61 59



67 59


JG Plastering


A&S Gutter Clearance


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

26 35 52

Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

70 70 66

A Hyatt Contractors PHB Contractors



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

70 71

Hamfelds Home & Garden


DB Foot Clinic Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy west Sussex Podiatry NB Clinical Massage Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health Wickwoods

57 52 52 54 21 54 53 02

NFU Mutual Insurance


East Barn Interiors Ltd Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

55 75 32

Cinemobile Great Betley Farmhouse Henfield Leisure Centre Jazz by the Lake (Eastlands Farmhouse) The Henfield Hall Horsham District Community Lottery Horsham District Year of Culture Sussex Prairies Wickwoods

09 18 56 08 64 10 38 12 02





HJ Burt 34 Inner Space 77 Marcus Grimes 47 Stevens Lettings 58


Henfield Eyecare




52 69



HJ Burt 34 Marcus Grimes 42 Stevens Estate Agents 58


Contain Yourself Storage GA Lomer and Son Inner Space Office & Storage

70 62 77

Post House Café Relish The Plough Inn The Wheatsheaf Wickwoods

17 22 27 43 02

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

60 67 71

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

31 52 54 54





Amanda Shaw Solicitors 55 Cognitive Law 35 Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP 43 Setfords Solicitors 68 The Sussex Wills Office 74

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


62 74 48

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

71 62 67

Southern Beeches Ltd.


Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


PPC Windows







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