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JUNE 2019 | Contents

06 What’s on 14 News 28 Local interest 33 Gardening 40 Local interest 45 Local interest 49 Gardening 62 Local interest 72 Charity 78 Index listings

from the BN5 area Meet your Councillor

Editor’s Letter When a project is in its infancy it’s hard to imagine what the outcome will be, it’s certainly difficult to visualise someone else’s ideas. The same could be said of Liz and Trevor Hodgson’s ‘tree stump carving’ project, which we’ve followed closely and printed articles about since Liz came up with the idea over a year ago. The end result is an absolute triumph, the sculpture is tucked away down a footpath beside Henfield Leisure Centre and the tennis courts, hidden enough to be a delight when it’s discovered but visible enough to generate a hive of activity, especially before and after school. Children can discover the charming animals and insects hidden around the stump. My favourite is the majestic stag beetle. This endangered insect is often seen in Henfield and by featuring it the sculpture the artist is helping the next generation to respect and care for these incredible creatures. Well done Liz for all your hard work on the project and for pushing on when it was so difficult to find the funding, we are so pleased you did. Thanks to everyone who donated. Enjoy June, we’re looking forward to the longer days, sunshine and enjoying the best our beautiful village has to offer.

Emma Osman, Editor

Henfield Gardens and Arts Toad in the Hole Surviving or Thriving? Wakehurst The Haven Ground Force Team Henfield FC Girls St Barnabas House Hospice of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month;

Mike Morgan, Josh Potts, Liz Taylor, Liz Hodgson, John Willis, Steve Hollis, Maddy Reid and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of Maddy, Ben and Joseph at the new treestump sculpture by Emma Osman, 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.

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Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the July 19 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 31st May.

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 | JUNE 2019 Some repeating events have been omitted. For a full listing, see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. For the Haven’s programme, visit the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT or go to www.impact-initiatives.org.uk/ henfield-haven.

Saturday 1

LOCAL WALKS Various Locations, (throughout the month) Guided, free, sociable walks led by HDC trained volunteers; no need to book. Henfieldbn5.co.uk for details. KICK IT Henfield Youth Club, 9-10am (& every Sat) The basics of football for 3–5’s.

Sunday 2

HENFIELD NETBALL CLUB Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (& every Sun)

Monday 3

MONDAY MARKET Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& every Mon) Table top hire £6. See advert. WISH CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2-5pm (& every Mon) Advice and support for those seeking employment. CRIBBAGE CLUB Maidment Court, 2pm (& every Mon, also Thurs 7pm) All welcome, novice or experienced. HENFIELD TABLE TENNIS Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& every Mon) Open to all. Call 01273 494352 for more information. NAT WEST DROP IN SURGERY George Hotel, 2-4pm (every Mon) Advice and support for customers. YOUTH CLUB (YEARS 6,7 & 8) Henfield Youth Club, 6.30-8pm (& every Mon, term time) Project night - an opportunity to learn new skills.

Tuesday 4

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Come along and have fun with pre-school play. ACTION FOR DEAFNESS Henfield Medical Centre, 9.30am-12.30pm (& every Tues) Drop-in hearing aid maintenance. HENFIELD SHED Behind Southdown Galleries, 10am-12pm (& every Tues, Weds & Fri) henfieldshed.org.uk. HAVEN GREEN GARDEN GROUP Henfield Haven, 9.30am– 11.30pm (& alt Tues) Gardening group. Book at Haven. SELF HELP CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) Social get together for the elderly. Lunch provided. KNIT AND NATTER Henfield Library, 2–4pm (& every 1st Tues) Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting etc. GROUP MUSIC THERAPY Henfield Haven, 2.30-3.30pm (& every Tues) Music is beneficial to us all. All welcome to join in. Free but booking essential. YOUTH CLUB (AGE 7½-11) Henfield Youth Club, 6-7.30pm (& every Tues, term time)

Wednesday 5

HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Novice or experienced welcome. 01273 494822 or henfieldcomputerclub@gmail. com. SHORT MAT BOWLS ROLL UP 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. CARERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Maidment Court, 10.30am– 12pm (& every 1st Weds) Friendly carers’ group for information and support.

AFTERNOON BINGO Sobell Court, 2pm (& every Weds) WILDCATS – GIRLS FOOTBALL TRAINING Rothery Field, 6–7.30pm (& every Weds) See article page 62. HENFIELD JOGGERS Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds) Open to all. Running both on and off-road. FRIENDS OF MEDICAL CENTRE AGM Henfield Medical Centre, 7pm AGM followed by a talk “The Changing Face of Primary Care”. All welcome. HENFIELD BELL RINGERS St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& every Weds) New ringers welcome, come along or contact 01273 596485.

Thursday 6

ST BARNABAS OUTREACH Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am2pm Information and support for patients and their families. NAT WEST MOBILE SERVICE Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.0511.05am (& every Thurs) For cash deposits, withdrawals, bill payments and account admin. RHYME TIME Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs) Fun with music for pre-schoolers. 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. YOUTH CLUB (AGES 12-17) Henfield Youth Club, 7.309.30pm (& every Thurs, term time)

Friday 7

HENFIELD SHORT MAT BOWLS Henfield Hall, 9.45-11.45am (& every Fri)

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JUNE 2019 | What’s on LADYBIRDS Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 1st Fri) A talk on Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service. BLUE IDOL OPEN DAY Quaker Meeting House, 10am4pm (& every Fri) For information www.blueidol. org or 01403 740174. LITTLE FISHES St Peter’s Church, 9.30-11am (& every Fri) For pre-school children and their carers. Storytime, songs and refreshments. ALL STARS CRICKET TRAINING Henfield Cricket Club, 4.30– 5.30pm (& every Fri) For children aged 5-8, see www. ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars. COLTS BOYS TRAINING Henfield Cricket Club, 4.30– 7pm (& every Fri) U9s & U10s 4.30-5.30pm, U11s, U13s & U14s 5.30-7pm.

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

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The Arts Society Steyning The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– 12pm (& every 2nd Mon). Pre-Raphaelites. THE ARTS SOCIETY HENFIELD Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every 2nd Mon) The Painted Ocean - Note change of lecture.

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HENFIELD FLOWER CLUB Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) Graham King “Mad about Flowers”. HENFIELD HISTORY GROUP Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils - 300 Years of South East Weather. Saturday 8 HART PUB QUIZ FAIRIES & MAGICAL CREATURES Henfield Library, 10.30-11.30am The White Hart, 8.30pm (& alt Tues) Stories, crafts and a magical treasure hunt. Free but book as In aid of HART (Henfield Area Response Team). Teams of up to numbers limited. six. Call 01273 492006 to book. HENFIELD GARDENS & ARTS All around Henfield, 11am–4pm Wednesday 12 (& 9th) KNIT AND NATTER See article. Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm MEMORY MOMENTS CAFÉ (every 2nd Weds) Catholic Church Hall, 2-4pm Items and children’s clothes All welcome, especially those knitted for charity. Donated wool with memory loss. appreciated.

Sunday 9

SUSSEX PRAIRIES PLANT FAIR Prairie Gardens, 12–5pm See www.sussexprairies.co.uk. MUSIC SESSION

Thursday 13

HENFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR Henfield Hall, 7am–12pm (& every 2nd Thurs)

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HENFIELD WILD VIOLETS WI Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Ol`e Day. All things Spanish. PUBLIC MEETING St Peter’s Church, Henfield 7pm Organised by LAMBS and CPRH. Issues will be raised concerning the Mayfield Market Town proposals and other proposed developments affecting Henfield and the surrounding area. See news.

Saturday 15

STEYNING BOOKLOVERS’ WEEK Steyning Bookshop, & until 23rd) See advert. HENFIELD BIG BIRD BASH Around Henfield, (& 16th) See Birdwatch news item. HAVEN SATURDAY BRUNCH CLUB - NEW Henfield Haven, 9.30am12.30pm (& every 3rd Sat) See news item. PG OPEN GARDENS All around Partridge Green, 11am- 5pm See news item. POYNINGS COUNTRY FETE Rectory Garden, 2-4.30pm See news item.

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Community Sunday Lunch Henfield Haven, 12.30pm Contact the Haven to book.

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DEMENTIA CARERS’ SUPPORT Henfield Haven, 9am-1pm (& every 3rd Weds) One to one appointments. Contact the Haven. WOODMANCOTE & HENFIELD WI Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every 3rd Weds) 40 years of the Aldingbourne Trust.

Thursday 20

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) FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM TALK Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.30pm See news item. IMPROVING INTERVIEWING SKILLS Youth Club, 7.30-9.30pm See news item.

Friday 21

MESSY CHURCH Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& every 3rd Fri) Crafts, bible stories and delicious supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. JAZZ PICNIC Sussex Prairies, 5.30-10.30pm See advert.

Saturday 22

SUSSEX CRAFT GUILD FAIR Henfield Hall, 10am-5pm (& 23rd) See advertisement.

JUNE 2019 | What’s on LOWER BEEDING VILLAGE FETE Lower Beeding Sports Field, 2-5pm MUSIC FOR A SUMMER’S AFTERNOON St Peter’s, Woodmancote, 2.30-6pm See news item.

(& every 4th Tues) Songs that make you smile.

Wednesday 26

HENFIELD PARKINSON’S CAFÉ Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– 12pm (& every last Weds) For people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Sunday 23 SING OUT HENFIELD Free Church Hall, 2-3.30pm (& HENFIELD CONSERVATION every Weds) VOLUNTEERS See news item. Oreham Common, 10am WICK THEATRE PRODUCTION All help appreciated. 01273 494566 or henfieldconservation@ The Barn Theatre, 7.45 – 10pm (& daily until 29th) gmail.com. NEWTIMBER COUNTRY & VINTAGE Neighbourhood Watch. For details www.wicktheatre.co.uk. FAYRE Newtimber Church Field, Friday 28 10.30am-4.30pm FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM TALK Children’s stalls, local arts and Garden Room, Henfield Hall, crafts and much more. 7.30pm JOLESFIELD COMMUNITY CHOIR See news item. CONCERT SWIFT WALK Sussex Prairies, 2pm Meet Henfield Hall, 8pm See advert. See Birdwatch news item.

Monday 24

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Henfield Medical Centre, 10am–1pm (& every 4th Mon). Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked appointments 10.30am-1pm. HOW TO WRITE A CV Youth Club, 7-8.30pm See news item.

Tuesday 25

HENFIELD ART CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every last Tues) Animal watercolours, in a distinctive style. SMALL DOLE TUESDAY CLUB Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm

Saturday 29

CAKE SALE In front of the Free Church, 9am (& every last Sat) ST PETER’S CHURCH FETE Vicarage Garden, 2–4.30 pm There will be lots of stalls, food and attractions for all.

Sunday 30

IKARUS BY RUDE MACHANICALS Sussex Prairies, 5.30-10.30pm See advert. PROMS IN THE PARK Red Oaks Garden, 6-8.15pm Programme includes ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites. Bring a picnic, bubbly, blanket and chairs. Gates 5pm.

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DEAL OR NO DEAL? I’m sure most people were like me in feeling a high level of Brexit fatigue in the lead up to the 29th March when we were supposed to leave the EU in a dignified and graceful manner. It’s been jolly nice to have had a respite from all the speculations over different outcomes pending different votes. For that reason, I’m sorry to bring the subject up again in June, when we should be thinking about French Open tennis or preparing for the Henfield Summer Fair next month! To be honest, when it came to Brexit, I had rather naively thought that whatever the outcome, it wouldn’t actually affect little old me much in terms of my day to day life. The dog is still going poo on the lawn after coming back from a walk, treading on Lego in bare feet is still going to be just as painful and co-op users in Partridge Green are still going to use the practice car park (sorry for the little gripe there!). Hard, soft, well done or rare, I didn’t think the details of Brexit would filter down to affect the minutiae of life. However, what I hadn’t really considered was a no-deal Brexit and it wasn’t until this became a distinct possibility that the ramifications of this came to light in the form of a barrage of updates from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) which while it might sound like something out of Harry Potter is a real organisation with many functions, one of which is to deal with all things relating to Pet Travel. It turns out that a no-deal Brexit could have serious implications for pet travel. One would hope that come the 31st of October, some sort of deal will have been reached. However, politically unaware as I am, given the lack of progress over the past three years, it is probably worth giving these implications a thought! If you are considering travelling with your pet after 31st October, you should be aware of the following: Please feel free to contact Jonathan and Annelise Underwood MRCVS and associates to discuss any aspect of your pets’ care at the practice.

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Under the current Pet travel scheme, any dog or cat can travel to another country within the pet travel scheme three weeks after a rabies vaccination has been given. (They will also need to have a microchip and have been issued with a pet passport). In the event of a no deal Brexit, the UK could be unceremoniously kicked out of the Pet Travel scheme and end up as an unlisted third country for the purposes of Pet travel. If this happens, the rules change quite dramatically. A rabies vaccine, microchip and passport are still mandatory, but in addition, a rabies blood test is required 30 days or more after the rabies vaccine, and the dog or cat must demonstrate sufficient antibody levels to rabies. For best results the blood test is ideally performed as close to 30 days after the vaccine as possible. Furthermore, travel is not permitted until three months after the rabies blood test was performed. Confused? Don’t be embarrassed! The upshot is that if you know you definitely want to be able to travel with your pet regardless of the outcome of Brexit (especially if your trip is on the four months after 31st October) - (1st November – 29th February), then you should prepare for the worst and have a rabies vaccine around four and a half months before you wish to travel and a blood test 30 days later. You’ll then be able to travel with your pet 3 months after the blood test regardless of the outcome of Brexit. If you do wish to / need to travel in the affected months, then the best bet is to give us a call and we can give you specific advice on your plans. My advice? Try not to book any pet related trips outside the UK in the four months after the 31st October and wait and see what happens! I’ve heard that the Isle of Wight is especially nice in January – you can guarantee the best spot on the beach!

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News | JUNE 2019 wonderful selection of raffle prizes for which we were truly grateful. The proceeds, which are expected to be approximately £1,500, are to be donated to St Barnabas House Hospice. We would like to thank Henfield residents and the traders alike for their very generous support for this day and raising much needed funds for St Barnabas House Hospice.

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Henfield’s St George’s Day celebrations

The Royal Society of St George suggested that towns and villages throughout England should celebrate St George’s Day in the same way as Scotland, Ireland and Wales acknowledge their Patron Saints. The Year 3 children at St Peter’s CE School took part in a competition, with the winning entry showing George and the Dragon on the front cover of the April edition of BN5 magazine. The whole school also had a special assembly that included an illustrated talk by a member of the Society of St George. Organiser Arun Agarwal, who planned Henfield’s celebrations over a year ago with Wynn Saunders (who sadly recently passed away) wanted to have something ‘quintessentially English’ to entertain the children on St George’s Day, so a Punch and Judy show, preceded by a magic show, was held in the Henfield Hall garden with popcorn and sweets on sale. In the evening, a concert was arranged with English Country dancing led by Mike Ainscough and his band. When they stopped for a well-earned rest the floor was taken over by the Mythago Morris Dancers, a large group of players who provided the music and dancing for a delightful performance that included the story of our very own Sussex Dragon. A Ploughman’s Supper was served by the Henfield Friends of St Barnabas House Hospice, who also undertook all the arrangements for the evening – tables, chairs and decorations, so a big thank you to them. There was also an exhibition at the back of the hall, put together by the Sussex Branch of the Royal Society of St George, showing lots of facts and information about the origins of St George becoming our Patron Saint and details for joining the Society. Our local shops and businesses have been wonderful – not only by advertising this key village event with posters but also by decorating their windows with flags and, best of all, donating a 14 | BN5 Magazine

South Downs Riding for the Disabled Group

South Downs Riding for the Disabled Group are proud to announce that Toffee the pony is now a full-time member of their team. When they heard that his owners wanted to sell him, they could not bear to lose him, and decided that they had to take action. They are now drawing up a plan of action to fund his keep and as they currently only use him one day per week, think it would be lovely for someone else to benefit from his wonderful temperament and nature through a loan arrangement. Toffee is an adorable Connemara pony of 14.2 hh, who would be ideal for gentle hacking or as a starter pony, working from Albourne Equestrian Centre where he is currently homed. If anyone is interested in such an arrangement or would like to sponsor him, please contact the group at info@ southdownsrda.org to discuss, or take a look at their website www.southdownsrda.org. South Downs RDA group are based at Albourne Equestrian Centre. Their volunteers, horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities of all ages and from all backgrounds. They hope to create a sense of increased confidence and above all, a feeling of having a good time. The benefits of riding are plain to see from the faces of the riders. They are one of the longest established groups in the country and are totally reliant on their wonderFor more news go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


JUNE 2019 | News ful volunteers who are the backbone of the team. They are also a completely self-financing charity and therefore have to constantly work hard at raising funds.

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Henfield’s first electric car charging point Located in the new car park at the rear of Henfield Leisure Centre, the charging point can be used by two cars simultaneously. Two parking bays will shortly be marked out as for use by electric vehicles. So now you can use the leisure facilities in the Leisure Centre, Tennis Club or Playing Fields whilst at the same time recharging your car!

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recently been revived. If approved, the new town would be some three times larger than Henfield and would approach to within a couple of fields to the east of Henfield’s built-up area. The campaign group LAMBS is actively fighting that proposal. Both development proposals attempt to take advantage of the fact that Horsham’s building target is to be increased from the present 800 houses per year to over 1000 per year under new government rules introduced in 2018. The rule changes also threaten to overtake Henfield’s ongoing Neighbourhood Planning process and create a new loophole for speculative developments.

Phil Johnson, CPRH

Steyning Bookshop celebrate Independent Booksellers Week

In June, Steyning Bookshop are celebrating Independent Booksellers Week and Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 with a week of literary events; featuring the Gruffalo & Friends Show with Julia Donaldson on 15 June, a Big Family Draw-Along with Nick Sharratt, thriller writer Lucy Foley, travel writer Guy Stagg, physicist and broadcaster Jim al-Khalili, and much more! Check the bookshop’s website www.steyningbookshop.co.uk for more details and online booking is via Ticketsource.

Gudrun Bowers, Steyning Bookshop

Sandy Lane appeal

Fairfax Acquisitions have lodged an appeal against the refusal of planning permission by Horsham District Council in February. The company wants to build 42 new homes on the ‘Land North of Sandy Lane’, a proposal which received around 350 letters of objection from local people when the planning application was first made in November 2018. The appeal will be decided at a Planning Inquiry to be held over 4 days starting on 6 August 2019. Fairfax state that “Detailed expert evidence and legal submission will be required on landscape matters, heritage matters, and the interaction of the development, five-year housing land supply in the District, and paragraph 11 of the National Planning Policy Framework.” They plan to call four expert witnesses to give evidence for 1-2 hours each. The community has very little time to decide how to respond to the appeal. Any additional written evidence has to be submitted by 6 June and we have to register if we wish to participate actively in the Inquiry. CPRH (Campaign to Protect Rural Henfield) is urgently considering the options including raising funds to retain our own experts and take legal counsel. The news about Sandy Lane comes on top of the Mayfield Market Town proposal which has

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Batts Pond clean-up

In April Henfield District Angling Society (HDAS) began to clear the leaves from Batts Pond which have built up heavily over the years. As well as the leaves and expected sticks, we also found a lot of rubbish that had been dumped into the pond, including 8 metal bars, a road sign, many bottles, a lot of rubble and a pair of roller blades. Please can you respect the pond for what it is, a haven for nature in the village. This year eleven mallard ducklings are being raised and a pair of moorhens frequent the pond daily. Despite the rubbish, the water tested perfectly for its PH, Nitrate and Ammonia levels. We will be completing the clean-up in the following weeks and hope to see people fishing the pond again. It is open to members of HDAS and for any

children under the age of 12. As well as the work at Batts Pond, the Society recently conducted our annual ‘litter pick’ on the River Adur. Nearly all the rubbish collected we believe had been brought up on the tide from the coast, as well as sweet wrappers dropped by walkers along the path. Please, please take your rubbish home with you and if you see a plastic bag while you are out, pick it up and bin it, as it will end up in the river and eventually the sea. HDAS is a thriving society with over 300 members with many miles of fishing on the River Adur, which has produced both pike and carp to over 30lbs, as well as quality roach and bream fishing. We also boast 3 still waters within 10 miles of Henfield. For details see www.henfieldas.co.uk.

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Henfield Big Bird Bash

Just how many species of bird can be found in our village over one weekend? Let’s find out! Come and join one of our walks over the weekend of 15-16 June to help us find more than 50! 15 June - Oreham Common to The Lydds with Will Green and West End Levels and Downslink to Betley Bridge with Paul Cole. 16 June - Woods Mill to the river at Streatham Bridge with Mike Russell and Furners Lane and the fields to the north of village with Nigel Colgate. 17 June, Downslink to Streatham Bridge and Henfield Levels with Val Bentley. All walks start at 8.30am at The Henfield Hall except for Val’s, which is by Steam Mill at the bottom of Lower Station Road. If you can’t make The Henfield Shed craft for sale The Henfield Shed will be selling a range of hand- a walk, we would love to know anything you see or hear over the weekend on our Facebook page, crafted twist pens; click pencils and keyrings at Henfield Birdwatch. the Garden and Arts weekend. The pens were As part of Horsham District’s Year of Culture and made from Lebanese Cedar, Mahogany, Oak, national ‘Swift Awareness Week’, a Swift walk Spalted Beech and Walnut, all of which was is organised on Friday 28 June at 8pm, meeting donated to the shed. They will be sold in aid of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at a special outside The Henfield Hall. The walk, led by Debbie Colgate, is a chance to find out about these launch price. Where else can you get wooden migratory birds, looking and listening as they pens, pencils and keyrings of this quality? zoom around the village. There are only 20 places For more information about The Henfield Shed please visit the website, www.henfieldshed.org.uk so please book – first come, first served. It’s a free event! or find us on Facebook. Let us know if you want to join any of these Peter Gumbrell walks by phoning Nigel Colgate 01273 493037 or Skills Nights at Henfield Youth Club e-mail debbie.colgate037@btinternet.com or via Facebook. Do you want to know what employers will be Nigel Colgate looking for when interviewing you? What you should wear? If you should shake hands? At the New Haven Saturday Brunch Club Interview Skills Night at Henfield Youth Club on The Haven café will be open every 3rd Saturday 20 June, 7.30-9pm, you’ll be able to build some essential life skills. There’s also a CV Writing Skills of the month, from 9.30am-12.30pm. Everyone is Night on 24 June, 7-8.30pm. The evening is suit- welcome at our Dementia Friendly café, especially those living with Dementia and their partners/ able for those age 13-21. No need to book. For more information call 01273 carers. We shall be serving our usual delicious 492161, email henfieldyouthclub@tiscali.co.uk or breakfasts, snacks, cakes and pastries and great coffee. see our Facebook page.

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News | JUNE 2019

Sing Out Henfield

There’s a new choir in town! ‘Jazzled’, a choir started for sufferers of dementia, has had a makeover, complete with new name, new choir leader and a fresh burst of energy! Renamed ‘Sing Out Henfield’, the choir is still dementia friendly, although it’s not a requirement! Choir leader, Christabel Cossins, who runs Sing Out Sister Choir in Steyning, is a professional singer and vocal coach. Her passion is singing and helping others to enjoy and excel at this most human of arts. The members are a very spritely bunch who enjoy their new repertoire; which includes Elvis Presley, The Carpenters, John Denver and even Thank you from Know Dementia Queen! The songs are taught in 3 part harmony The May edition of BN5 Magazine featured ‘Roand Christabel guides members to find the right han’s story’ (page 43). Rohan, a well-known Hen- harmony group for them. Emphasis is on fun, field figure is living with a rare form of dementia. but also on learning singing technique to help His daughter Kate has once again raised money strengthen and improve the singing voice. for Know Dementia, this time a fantastic total of Studies show that taking part in music and £835, to support the Memory Moments Cafe held singing greatly help dementia sufferers, but in the Catholic Church in Henfield. Kate and her importantly helps to stave off dementia and brother Matt have raised funds for the charity on Alzheimer’s. Joining a choir has also been shown more than one occasion, by running the Brighton to improve happiness levels by raising endorHalf Marathon and despite some very big blisters phins, widening one’s social circle, keeping the achieved brilliant results. Know Dementia would brain active and providing a goal. Singing actually like to thank Kate and Matt, the family and all decreases the stress hormone, cortisol, helping to their friends for their support of the Charity. keep members calm and relaxed! Pauline Malloy Sing Out Henfield takes place every Wednesday from 2pm in the Evangelical Free Church Hall on the High Street. For more information go to www. singoutsister.co.uk or call Christabel on 07730 373142.

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Henfield Bowling Club Open Day

Lots of fun and cake was had at our Open Morning on Monday 6 May. Many new guests came up to try their hand at bowling and we look forward to them coming again for coaching and hopefully joining the club in the future.

Karen Kennedy

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Henfield Museum - can you identify any of these children?

If you were at the Infants School in Nep Town between 1944 and 1957 you will remember the teacher Miss Susan Simmonds, who is shown in this photograph. She was born in 1898 and retired to Lewes in late 1957 when the new Fabians Way school was opened. She died in Portsmouth in 1968. The photograph may date to the early 1950’s, but can you identify any of the children? If you can please contact me at the museum.

so please make a note of the date in your diary and come along for an afternoon of fun packed family entertainment.

Linda Warburton

The Arts Society Henfield - Golden Anniversary

The Arts Society-Henfield, formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, Adur Valley, celebrated its 50th Anniversary in May 2019, just one year after the 50th anniversary of the National Society in 2018. The Society will Alan Barwick have its own celebrations, but it is also having two events, both under the umbrella of Horsham Poynings Country Fete Year of Culture. On Saturday 15 June Poynings will be hosting its On Thursday 4 July at 7.30pm we will be holding annual traditional Country Fete. The event takes the Lady Oliver Lecture named after the Arts place in the delightful Rectory Gardens. Society-Henfield founder. ‘Beyond the Music’ at Poynings is extremely lucky to possess a tradiThe Henfield Hall features Linda Hawken, speaker tional Maypole which is brought out each year and pianist and Kathryn Knight, soprano, bringing much to the delight of the children. Traditional to life the story of Edition Peters, famous for the Cream teas are served and for those requesting spread of sheet music from 1800. The event will something a little stronger – there is always the end with cheese and wine. Tickets are £18 please Pimm’s Tent. Raffles, tombolas, plant stalls, book call 01273 494633. stalls and stalls for the children are all scattered in On Thursday 10 October at 1.30pm we will have the garden along with games to enjoy, includa ‘Trip Down Memory Lane!’ starting at The ing the old favourite of ‘splat the rat’ and fishing Haven and ending at The Henfield Hall with a free for ducks. Children can be treated to a unique Cream Tea. There will be various options of walks Puppet Show, a Woodland Wonder Story with and drives so that long established residents of handcrafted woodland puppets. Parents can be the area can share their memories with newer arentertained by a live music performance. rivals to the village. Book with your local group or All proceeds after costs are put towards the on 01273 494633. Church Restoration Fund. Poynings has a beautiful 14th Century Church, recognised as one of the We welcome new members. Come along to The Henfield Hall and try one of our talks on the secfinest medieval churches in Sussex. Sadly, there ond Monday of the month at 2.30pm (not July or is much repair work required. August). We will be delighted to see you! The people of Poynings welcome all to the Fete,

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News | JUNE 2019 London, Pat qualified with a BSc degree in Podiatric Medicine from Salford University. She will be involved in research locally investigating a type of dementia linked to the way a person walks. Pat will be presenting on this subject in the USA later this year. She has worked in America, Australia and UK, and had a practice in Cheshire before working in Australia where she wrote in a Q & A column for ‘Yours’ Australia. She is a member of the UK Health Professions Council and a state registered Podiatrist and a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Association. For more details please contact Pat on 07593 126363, patturnbull@btinternet.com.

Making a splash for St Barnabas

My name is Helena and I am a member of staff at Henfield Medical Centre. I am trying to make a ‘splash’ for St Barnabas Hospice by swimming, at a local club swimming pool, 21km in 21 days. I understand the need for excellent palliative care and support for personal reasons. With great sadness I lost my husband to cancer and therefore experienced first-hand the undeniably fantastic support and care St Barnabas offered. 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 to provide all of the hospice’s care services with just 21% of these costs 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. If you would like to help increase awareness and support for this amazing cause, donations can be made at Henfield Medical Centre, Village Care, Swains Farm Shop and my Just Giving page, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Helena-Worman.

Pat Turnbull

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to Brighton

Easter Saturday morning saw the world-famous flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ‘landing’ at the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Climbing aboard this fantasmogorical car were actors from Brighton Theatre Group playing legendary characters Caractacus Potts, his two children Jeremy and Jemima and Truly Scrumptious. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, Brighton Helena Worman Theatre Group present this classic British family musical from 21–24 August 2019. The show is Henfield Podiatry opening on packed full of hit numbers including the title song Henfield High Street Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Henfield Podiatry will open in the former Design Mountain, Me Ol’ Bamboo, Truly Scrumptious, Copy Print shop in Henfield High Street in June. Chu-Chi Face and Teamwork. The business, run by qualified podiatrist Pat Brighton Theatre Group is one of only a handful Turnbull (formerly of Feet Plus in Furner’s Lane) will be offering a large range of services, including of UK companies chosen to perform Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, in a production that will play Theatre treatments for all types of foot problems, skin Royal Brighton for eight performances. For tickets and nail infections. She performs painless vervisit www.atgtickets.com/shows/chitty-chittyruca treatment with low-level laser therapy, nail surgery, acupuncture, sports medicine, orthotics, bang-bang/theatre-royal-brighton or for more biomechanics, manipulation and postural assess- information contact Keith Shepherd, chairman@ brightontg.com. ment, for reducing falls in the older population. Keith Shepherd Following nursing at University College Hospital 20 | BN5 Magazine

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A new beginning inspired by history for the Post House Café

Oliver and Richard have taken over the mantle of village café from Paul and Gail at The Post House Café. Having moved to Henfield a year ago they have immersed themselves in village life, made many new friends in the area and love being part of the village community. Oliver’s love of coffee and cake saw him as a regular customer at the café, so he jumped at the opportunity to take over the business. Having lived in Hove and London and having experienced many different types of café, Oliver and Richard were keen to bring some new ideas with them and build on the community feel of the B.P Guild Chairman’s Cup for café. They are both originally from small villages and realise the importance of supporting local Community Work producers and businesses. They therefore plan The Henfield BP Guild is very proud to have been to source as much as they can from the Sussex awarded the ‘Chairman’s Cup for Community countryside, local suppliers and making many Work’ from the National BP Guild Organisation. homemade treats. The National Treasurer, Peter Skilton awarded the Having been inspired by the history of the property, cup to Robin Wadey (Chairman) on Wednesday 1 May. The cup is awarded in recognition of out- they were keen to have a heritage feel to the café. standing community involvement, e.g. the Senior There has been a Post office there for well over 100 years, which is why they have used the old Citizens’ outing, Christmas Collections and present delivery, Youth Club painting, supporting post office colour of green (that was found during the Guides and Scouts and the Scout Community renovations) and returned it to its former glory. Centre Building Appeal. Oliver Borrow

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News | JUNE 2019 go from garden to garden. The leaflets with all the information will be available on the day from Bluebells Day Nursery situated next to Jolesfield Primary School, Littleworth Lane, RH13 8JE and the Village Hall. Copies will also be in the village shops and will be delivered to all houses in the Partridge Green and Dial Post Newsletter. The No 16 Southdown bus covers most of the route. Parking is available next to the Village Hall and there are plenty of comfort stops along the way.

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Partridge Green Open Gardens 2019

This ever-popular village event is now in its 8th year and takes place on Saturday & Sunday 15-16 June. Over the years it has raised over £15,000 for various charities. We are so excited about the 24 gardens which are opening this year, 3 of them are new! Each garden will have a charity box so any donations will be gratefully received. It is also a chance to see the beautiful designs, compact plots, allotments, hidden jewels and favourites from last year. Many of them will be serving refreshments and lovely homemade treats. The Scarecrow trail is now a big part of the Village walkabout weekend as you

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JUNE 2019 | News best possible care. We have a cat for every home, whatever your space. All our cats, on adoption, have been vaccinated, microchipped, neutered, regularly flead and wormed, and had a full health check by our vet. They also come with 4 weeks free pet insurance, all for the adoption fee of £80. Our next fundraising event is our Summer Fun Day, taking place on Sunday 7 July. It’s a marvellous day out, full of fun and games, with competitions and stalls. There is also the opportunity for a behind the scenes tour to hear about all the wonderful work that goes on at the NCAC. We have lots of entertainment, a live band, BBQ and beer tent. There will be performances from Earthquake Relish is now open! Drummers, Redhurst School of Dance , RenshinA huge Henfield welcome to Alison Egan and her kan England Karate and a local singing group team from Relish – formerly Taste Deli. Alison BMVocals, something for everyone. The very took over back in January and the building has popular dog show will be returning, so why not undergone an extensive four month renovation, bring your dog and enter in the fun. Local Fire and unearthing some interesting treasures; one being Rescue and Police crew will be in attendance. a full-sized bread oven dating back to the original We’re pleased to be holding the most exciting build, 400 years ago! raffle we have ever had with the most wonderRelish opened on Easter Saturday and Alison has ful prizes, as well as the traditional tombola and been completely blown away with the response facepainting. Please do join us! National Cat Cenand support from local people. The café has been tre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, Sussex. incredibly popular, with her fantastic breakfasts, Please use RH17 7DE in your Satnav. healthy lunches and home made cakes proving a Tania Marsh real hit. Alison is a dedicated foodie with a background as a restauranteur, most of all she loves cooking for family and friends and her motto, ‘Good Food, Good Company, Good Life’ sums up her attitude to food. She sources local ingredients, many of them organic and free range, as well as baked goods from The Hungry Guest and Mamouche. Coffee is a real treat and there’s a full licence if you fancy a glass of wine with lunch. Do pop in and visit, her team of smiling, stripyshirted waiting staff are looking forward to greeting you!

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The National Cat Adoption Centre

The National Cat Adoption Centre in Chelwood Gate is set in 51 acres of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the Ashdown Forest and is the perfect place to take a break. You can visit our nature trail and rest a while by our lake. We have a herd of Hebridean sheep grazing on the land, and we also have three resident donkeys, Star, Holly and Twinkle on site, courtesy of our wonderful relationship with The Donkey Sanctuary. The NCAC, the largest cat adoption centre in the UK, is home to anything up to 500 cats and kittens, all looking for a loving new home. Whether you are looking for a tabby, tortie, a young kitten or an older cat, you can feel safe in the knowledge that these cats will have been given the

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Wynn Saunders 1935 -2019

Winifred Edith Saunders (Wynn) was born on 28th February 1935. The family moved to London in 1939 but was evacuated back to Sussex when their flat was bombed. They settled in Cowfold where Wynn lived with her grandparents while her father was serving in the army. Wynn lived and worked in Henfield for 65 years. She worked at the Post Office for several years where she was very well known and respected. Wynn was truly a peoples’ person; volunteering at the Youth club, the Garden and Camera clubs, the Monday Walkers group with her brother-in-law Reg, the Trefoil guild (she had been a Brownie and a Girl Guide). She was a founder member of the Friends of the Medical Centre and on the committee of the Friends of St. Peters Church. Wynn was a Parish Councillor for 11 years and during most of this time also chair of the Henfield Museum Committee. She was instrumental in starting the Friends of the Henfield Museum. Whilst she had a love of social history and was particularly knowledgeable about local history, it was the chats with visitors and cups of tea that

she relished most. Wynn later worked at Mr. Skippings’ drapers shop. When he retired she went with Margaret to open a ladies’ dress shop in Caudle Street. 20 years later Wynn left to nurse her husband Bob, who became seriously ill. Bob and Wynn celebrated their Golden Wedding in 2003. Sadly, Bob died 2 years later. Wynn continued her activities in the village – delivering the Parish magazine, delivering meals on wheels and co-ordinating the Medical Centre Link Service. Wynn met Arun and together they embraced new adventures and found love and companionship as they travelled the world. She proudly remarked; “Together we have been to 5 continents”. Wynn was a kind and beautiful woman with a ready smile and helping hand; a bright and sharp wit with a cheeky sense of humour. She will be very much missed by the Henfield community and, of course, by Arun and her daughters, grandchildren and great grand-daughter. Adapted from the Eulogy given at Wynn’s funeral.

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JUNE 2019 | News

LAMBS (Locals against Mayfield Building Sprawl) Public Meeting

7pm, Friday 14th June St Peters Church, Henfield. Mayfield Market Town (MMT) are increasing their activities in this area and have published a plan to build a town with more than 6,000 houses less than half a mile from Henfield village centre. They have entertained members of local authorities and utility companies at South Lodge. We need to have our voices heard and ensure that Henfield doesn’t become HenMayfield. LAMBS (Locals Against the Mayfields Building Sprawl) invite you to a Public Meeting which will include Nick Herbert MP and Nicholas Soames MP about one of the most critical issues which faces the area, namely the new Horsham District Plan and associated building requirements. This Plan is expected to be approved by Horsham District Council (HDC) in September. Inclusion in the Plan would represent MMT’s last chance to secure a foothold and after 7 years of opposition and rejection by Mid Sussex District Council – LAMBS is determined that MMT’s proposals cannot be allowed to find a place in Horsham District Council’s plan. For more information please visit www.lambs.org.uk

Some details of the changes have already been included in last month’s BN5 magazine. As space is limited for the discussion, please book on 01273 493172 or send an email to jandpbates@gmail.com. If you cannot book ahead, please come along and we will hope to fit you in.

Peter Bates

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Lynda Spain, Horsham District Council

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Friends of Henfield Medical Practice Trust AGM

Come and join us at Henfield Medical Centre for the Friends’ AGM on Wednesday 5 June, 7pm. Following this there will be a talk and discussion on the changing face of primary care led by Dr Karen Crawford Clarke, Executive Partner and Katie Hill, Managing Partner. You will hear how primary care is developing with the establishment of the Chanctonbury PCN (Primary Care Network) covering the practices in Billingshurst, Henfield, Steyning and Storrington.

Music for a Summer’s Afternoon

Sidonie Winter and Henry Godwin sing some of your favourite songs and duets, accompanied by Derek Barnes at St Peter’s Church, Woodmancote on Saturday 22 June at 2.30pm. Tickets (including afternoon tea) £15 from the Church Office or Barry Chaston 01273 983689. The proceeds from this concert go towards the Woodmancote Church Fabric Fund.

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Local interest | JUNE 2019

MEET YOUR COUNCILLORS

at Horsham District Council

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lthough turnout at the Local Elections for Horsham District Council was averaging around 35% district-wide, Henfield saw a healthy 41% of those eligible vote on 2nd May. A big thank you to all five candidates taking part in the election, it was closely fought with Mike Morgan (Independent) gaining 1,088 votes and

Josh Potts (Conservative) gaining 614 votes, both being duly elected as Councillors for the Henfield Ward. Celia Emmott (Green Party) gained 531 votes, Brian O’Connell (Conservative) gained 507 votes and Fiona Ayres (Labour) gained 505. If you haven’t done so already, here’s an opportunity to Meet your Councillors!

MIKE MORGAN Independent something unique about Henfield in the way that we work as a community.

What’s your favourite event in the Henfield calendar?

Tell us a little about you!

I moved to Henfield when my job as a Conveyancer at Griffith Smith Farrington Webb brought me here in 1974 from Hove. I served for six years on the PTA at St Peter’s Primary School and later I was elected to the Henfield Parish Council in 1986/7, a role which I have thoroughly enjoyed and which I still hold today. Four years ago, Henfield elected me as an Independent Councillor to serve on Horsham District Council. I followed in the footsteps of my partner Sheila Matthews who previously had been the Independent Councillor for 20 years and was awarded an MBE for her service to the community. Henfield has had a proud tradition of having an Independent Councillor at Horsham for over 35 years, something which is unique in Horsham District.

What do you love about Henfield?

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There are many things to enjoy about Henfield; the Summer Show is fantastic and brings the whole village together for a day of celebration and fun. The Remembrance Parade is very special to me and to many in the village, it enables us to remember those people of Henfield who served their country and, importantly, those who gave their lives for us. I have been honoured to be Parade Marshal for the past nine years and my involvement as RBL Poppy Appeal Organiser has been humbling indeed; some of the Henfield collectors have given up to 40 years’ individual service and the village has raised £40,375 for this important charity over the past five years.

What do you feel are the biggest issues affecting Henfield, and how will you help address them at HDC?

The viability of our High Street shops is clearly an issue, which is replicated throughout the country, at the moment we are working for an ATM for the village, it has been a real blow to lose all our banks. I will continue to work with the Officers at HDC involved with the economic wellbeing of the District to help wherever possible. In Henfield we are currently working on a project to bring better Food Bank provision to those most in need in Henfield, more news to follow soon. Planning and balancing sustainable housing development is of concern, and I will continue to work with Officers to protect Henfield. Getting the balance right to achieve affordable housing for our young people in the village while protecting from overdevelopment is of the utmost importance and there is great work being done on the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan to achieve this.

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JOSH POTTS Conservative What’s your favourite place in Henfield?

The myriad of footpaths and bridleways that surround the village are a joy to explore, there’s interesting history around every corner. I do really appreciate the vast range of community groups, there are still many for me to discover. I have enjoyed visiting the Henfield Shed recently and seeing what they offer, the quality of their workmanship, and understanding how much they put back into the community, not to mention their sense of fun. I also like to visit many of the pubs when I can and enjoy meeting local people there for a chat.

Tell us a little about you!

I am a relative ‘newbie’ to Henfield having moved back from London to take up the reins at the family farm at Shiprods on the Wheatsheaf Road, working with sheep and alpacas. I spent several years in the wine trade and continue to import some wine from predominantly French independent producers. I have been an active member of LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfield Sprawl) and I am passionate about our local countryside.

What do you love about Henfield?

I am extremely proud to call Henfield home. It is a friendly and welcoming village with a great sense of community. Alongside good amenities and facilities, there is so much on offer with a plethora of clubs, groups and societies that cater for a wide variety of interests and hobbies. It’s fantastic. Above all, Henfield is a beautiful location steeped in history, situated amongst beautiful countryside with breathtaking views over the South Downs National Park.

Both Mike and Josh are here to serve their village and to serve you. They are also Henfield Parish Councillors so, if you’ve got any questions or issues for them then one of the Parish Council meetings is a great place for a face-to-face chat. Henfield Parish Council meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month in the Henfield Hall from 7pm-9pm and all are welcome. Alternatively, Mike is available on 01273 492134 or at mike.morgan@horsham.gov.uk and Josh

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What do you feel are the biggest issues affecting Henfield, and how will you help address them at HDC?

There is no doubt that the ongoing threat of overdevelopment is one of Henfield’s greatest challenges, not least because this will exacerbate many of the other challenges facing the village. Whether this is in the form of add-on developments, a proposed new town on Henfield’s doorstep, or both; excessive housing will put an impossible burden on our already strained infrastructure. New homes are needed and, most importantly, affordable homes are needed. But this should be achieved through the neighbourhood planning process, not by the ‘say so’ of developers, so that Henfield can plan for the right number of houses in the right places whilst maintaining the rural community that is so special to so many people. There will be a public meeting about development threats to the village on Friday, 14th June at 7pm at St Peter’s Church in Henfield, with local MPs, Parish Councillors, Mike and myself attending. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Josh Potts

can be contacted on josh.potts@henfield.gov.uk or on 07834 196520. Good luck to both Mike and Josh. We’ll keep you updated on their news and progress in BN5.

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he enormously successful Henfield Festival of Garden and Arts, which this year takes place over the weekend of 8 - 9 June 2019, is now in its 20th year! The Festival originally started as a dancing competition in the 1970’s and local residents began opening their gardens as an added attraction. The dance element died away but the garden openings proved so popular that the Festival was reborn as the Henfield Festival of Gardens & Arts. The Festival has been delighting and entertaining ever since with artistic, musical and horticultural pleasures and this year is featured as one of the main events of the Horsham year of Culture 2019. Ranging from large lawns with herbaceous borders to small terraces with patio pots, from traditional planting to more contemporary designs, and from ponds to vegetable plots there will be a wide variety of interesting gardens on show. The owners are usually more than happy to discuss their gardens and it’s a fantastic opportunity to find horticultural inspiration. Entry to all venues is free of charge, but many owners 34 | BN5 Magazine

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use the opportunity to collect for charities. Donations are entirely voluntary but we hope you will be as generous as last year when an amazing £9,000 was raised for local and national charities. Art and craft in all its varied forms will be on display and for sale in various gardens as well as community venues such as St Peter’s Church, the Henfield Hall, the Henfield Club, and Red Oaks. Mediums on show will include watercolours, acrylics, drawings, jewellery, photography, sculpture, textiles (such as crochet, patchwork and quilting), mosaics and glass-work. Live music is a large part of the festival and this year is no exception with a wide variety of talented musicians and vocalists performing in gardens and community venues. Many musical genres will be featured including classical, soul, funk, disco, jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass and country - something for everyone! Other entertainment will include Morris Dancing, Bollywood Dancing workshops and for our canine friends, a dog show. Always a highlight of the Festival is the delicious homemade food and drink offered by a number www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


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of gardens and community venues. Visitors will be able to sit back and enjoy their surroundings, listen to music and appreciate art whilst tucking into tasty lunches, cakes, snacks and afternoon teas. As an added attraction and to celebrate our 20th year, the Gardens and Arts Committee is this year hosting a Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church over the whole weekend. The very considerable flower arranging talent of the village will combine to fill the Church with colour and scent, offering a stunning visual display. The flower arrangements will be provided by the Ladies from Ladybirds, Wild Violets, Henfield & Woodmancote WI, The Flower Club, The Church Ladies, The Garden Club and Woodmancote Church. To complement the displays, Rushfields Garden Centre are very generously providing plants, and The Art Club will be displaying their artwork. The Henfield Shed, who made the display outside Jeremy’s, will also be exhibiting. This year, the Festival finale will be celebrated in the Henfield Hall, featuring the fabulous Jonny Hepbir Quintet playing gypsy jazz, with food and dancing into the evening.

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The Festival of Gardens and Arts guide (the ‘Blue Book’) provides suggested routes to the venues and gardens to assist those not so familiar with the footpaths and twittens of Henfield. This includes pushchair and wheelchair-friendly routes, where to find the exhibitors, the music and the food and there is also guidance about bringing your dog into venues. The new website www. gardensandarts.net has all the latest news and the content can be downloaded. The booklets are available at local retailers, the Library, Rushfields Garden Centre and other outlets. Village car parking charges will be suspended by Horsham District Council for the duration of the weekend giving all visitors free parking. The Garden and Arts Festival and the Flower Festival are only made possible due to the generosity of our Sponsors and the Committee would like to thank all of them for their continued support and generosity. Thanks also to everyone who opens their gardens and participates. We welcome you all to come and enjoy the fun!

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existence of our natural environment. Wakehurst and Kew are working together in making a huge effort to embrace us in the work they are undertaking on our behalf. This exhibition is beautifully presented and everyone visiting will be inspired to learn how we must work together to preserve this rich heritage before it is too late. It is a feast for the whole family to discover in a wonderful setting. I urge you visit Wakehurst to understand what the scientists, especially botanists are working on. Time could be running out if we do not fully realise the implications of what is happening before our eyes around our wonderful diverse world.

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Force team look after too. Liz is keen to point out that they don’t offer a regular gardening service: “We have many wonderful professional gardeners in the village who offer a great service for those who are too busy or not able to garden any more. Our team provides a one-off visit for those who are still able to garden but, through ill health or reduced mobility, are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.” The Henfield Have Ground Force team currently has around eight regular volunteers. However, since the launch of their service in March of this year they have been kept very busy. “We would love some more volunteers,” said Liz. “You don’t have to commit to a regular time every week or even know that much about gardening, you just need to be relatively fit and keen to help others on an ad-hoc basis.” If you would like to volunteer your time to help the Henfield Haven Ground Force Team, our would like to request a visit, please register your interest via the Henfield Haven on 01273 494747.

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Kid’s stuff | JUNE 2019 All photographs by Gavin Williams

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early 100 years since being virtually outlawed, women’s football is flourishing again in this country and that renewed enthusiasm is mirrored in Henfield. Anyone strolling past the Rothery playing fields on a Wednesday evening will get a pleasant surprise to see more than 30 girls aged from five to 11 enjoying the beautiful game in all weather conditions. While there is still some way to go before women’s football returns to the levels of popularity it enjoyed in the early 20th century – when crowds often exceeded that of men’s teams – the sport is definitely heading in the right direction. It has taken a long time to recover from the preposterous ban imposed by the Football Association in 1921 which prevented women from playing at any grounds affiliated to the FA, stating the reason that football damaged women’s bodies! But for the last two decades women’s football has been gradually growing and the game could be about to explode in this country if the England team live up to their billing as one of the favourites to lift the World Cup in France this summer. The idea that football is ‘a game just for boys’ has rightly been consigned to the dustbin and the passion for the sport is highlighted in Henfield.

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Just two years ago the village did not have a girls’ team with any budding young players having to train with the boys at Henfield Football Club or travel to Horsham or Shoreham. Frustrated at the situation Donna Copsey approached Pete Mowatt to see if he was interested in helping to resurrect a girls’ section within Henfield FC and the rest, as they say, is history. Donna said: “At the time my daughter Lili was the only girl playing for Henfield in the boys’ under-nines team. We really wanted to bring girls back into the football club and give them the opportunity to play so we decided to try to do something about it. “We had no idea how many girls would come to the first session and were blown away when 15 turned up. Numbers have continued to grow steadily and we now regularly train more than 30 girls a week. The majority are from Henfield but we also get some travelling from Partridge Green, Cowfold, Shoreham and Storrington.” Henfield Football Club were hugely supportive in helping get the girls section off the ground while grants from the Football Foundation helped fund kit and equipment for the two teams – at under-10 and under-11 level – that play against other clubs all over Sussex on a regular basis throughout the winter. www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


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Another huge boost came when Henfield was chosen to be a centre for the FA’s flagship Wildcats scheme which is designed to inspire girls aged five to 11 to try the sport. Next season the club plans to expand to three teams – at under-10, under-11 and under-12 level – who will all play in the Sussex Girls League and the hope is to continue to grow the section to give girls in Henfield and the surrounding area more opportunity to enjoy the sport. Pete said: “The Wildcats initiative is very important. It gives girls the confidence to learn to play football whilst having fun and making friends, which many of them possibly wouldn’t feel comfortable doing in a mixed team. “It’s a brilliant initiative and it’s great that we have been chosen to be one of the centres as it shows that we must be doing something right. The FA is using the Wildcats to help grow the number of girls playing football and if the England Women’s team continue to be successful then that will help raise the profile of the sport even further.” The increased interest in women’s football will be underlined when the England team take on New Zealand at Brighton’s Amex Stadium on June 1 in what will be their final warm-up game before the World Cup. A bumper crowd is expected after a record attendance for a Women’s Super League

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Charity | JUNE 2019

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t Barnabas House is appealing for 200 course marshal volunteers to help support walkers at this year’s Night to Remember midnight walk taking place on Saturday 29 June 2019. Now in its 12th year, the 2019 event is set to be the biggest yet, with over 1,000 supporters walking through the night to help raise money for the hospice’s night sitting service. However, in order for the event to run smoothly a team of volunteer marshals is needed to cheer on walkers, hand out refreshments, give directions and keep walkers safe. Sophie Henderson from the Events Team at St Barnabas House said: “Night to Remember is only made possible thanks to our amazing volunteer marshals who act as our eyes and ears on the ground. “We need volunteer marshals lining the 7, 13.1 and 20 mile routes and have shifts available between 7pm on Saturday 29 June and 7am on Sunday 30 June. Any amount of time people can offer will make a massive difference. Whether you come on your own or with a friend, everyone always has a lot of fun. “This year, we’re providing volunteer marshals with glow products so they can light up their section of the course which will look spectacular along the route. Volunteers can also get creative

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Night to Remember course marshal volunteer, Dickie Dowsett

and bring their own light installations.” Dickie Dowsett, 68, from Lancing has volunteered as a course marshal at Night to Remember for over 12 years. Dickie said: “The atmosphere is always colourful, happy, full of fun and excited anticipation. It feels nice to be part of something that’s doing good. My days are usually full with stuff to do but one night out is no real hardship. Usually we make the marshalling into a bit of a boys night out with a curry at 2am!” Dickie has many fond memories of volunteering at Night to Remember which include: “Dressing up as Tweedledee and Tweedledum for the night, meeting a woman who walked the whole event in high heels and having my photo taken at the 10-year finishing gate.” Interested in volunteering as a course marshal at Night to Remember? Contact Angie Bacon on 01903 706326 or email fundraising-volunteers@ stbh.org.uk You can register to walk by visiting www.stbh.org.uk/nighttoremember

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Tax Efficient Planning for 2019/20... It is always a good idea to review tax planning opportunities to ensure you are maximising allowances and your planning is in line with current legislation. Here’s a brief reminder of the key points that should be addressed: ISAs • The ISA allowance is £20,000 • Any income or growth that is generated within the ISA is tax free • You can save your full allowance in a stocks and shares ISA or cash ISA, or a combination of both • The limit for a junior ISA/Child Trust fund for 2019/20 is £4,368 Dividend allowance • The dividend allowance is £2,000 Pensions • The annual allowance for tax relievable pension contributions is up to £40,000, depending on your income • Tax relief on personal contributions is available at your highest marginal rate of tax Carry forward • Carry forward allows you to make use of any unused allowance from the three previous Tax Years, if the current year’s allowance has been used up • If your income is over £100,000, a pension contribution may also help to reclaim any ‘lost’ personal allowance, potentially resulting in effective tax relief of up to 60% on your contribution • Consider making a net contribution of up to £2,880 (£3,600 gross) for family members, including those with no earnings, e.g. children • Employer pension contributions are a taxefficient way of extracting profits for ownermanagers and should be deductible for Corporation Tax purposes. This offers ownermanagers a tax-efficient deferred income Watch out • Those with an adjusted income of over £150,000 will have their annual allowance restricted on a sliding scale from £40,000 down to a minimum of £10,000 Make the most of inheritance tax (IHT) allowances • You can gift up to £3,000 capital each Tax Year free of IHT, or £6,000 if there was no gift in the previous Tax Year. Any of the previous year’s unused allowance can be carried forward • Upon their children’s marriage, parents can gift £5,000 (grandparents £2,500) • You can make unlimited gifts up to a value of £250 each per person per Tax Year

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Gifts as part of your normal expenditure are exempt from an IHT charge. A pattern of making these payments should be established and documented The tax-exempt nil-rate band is frozen at £325,000 until April 2021 Homeowners may benefit from the residence nil-rate band (RNRB). This is in addition to the standard nil-rate band. The qualification is that your home must be passed down to your direct descendants, i.e. children or grandchildren The relief is £150,000 in 2019/20 – rising to £175,000 in 2020/21 There is a tapered withdrawal of the additional nil-rate band for estates with a net value of more than £2 million. This is at a withdrawal rate of £1 for every £2 over this threshold This is beneficial to married and civil partnership couples, as their IHT relief is doubled RNRB can be transferred to the deceased’s spouse or civil partner’s estate. On first death, the unused RNRB is capped at the value of the home. This can even be done if the first of the couple died before 6 April 2017 If you leave at least 10% of your net estate to charity, your estate could pay the reduced rate of 36% on assets above £325,000 You can also mitigate any potential IHT liabilities by implementing simple assurance policies written under suitable trusts

Will • Review your Will to ensure that your current wishes are reflected and that you are maximising the IHT relief available Capital Gains • UK-resident individuals are entitled to realise capital gains of up to £12,000 (2019/20) without having to pay any capital gains tax (CGT) • The ownership of any asset may be transferred to, or shared with a spouse/civil partner without triggering a tax charge, so that each individual’s annual exemptions may be used for that disposal • The 2019/20 CGT rates are 10% for individuals who have not used their entire basic-rate tax band against their income and 20% for higher or additional-rate taxpayer • The CGT rate for transactions involving residential property (other than your principal residence), or carried interest, remains at 18% at the lower rate and 28% for the higher income tax rate.

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Index of advertisers | JUNE 2019 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

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

ARCHITECT

Roger Minost Architect

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Great Betley Farmhouse Number One The Laurels B&B

08 73

BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION BUILDERS & CARPENTRY

Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens Swains Garden Centre

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Henfield Antiques Fair Henfield Tea Gardens Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Sussex Craft Guild The Steyning Bookshop

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING

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Bartlett Property & Gardens Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Handmade Furniture Henfield Homes Ltd

64 74 18 71

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds

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B&I Carpets

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Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

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Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

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HARDWARE & DIY

Henfield Computers

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HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

BHW Glass Ltd Everest N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

70 13 66

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

64 64 75 75

Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. Jasper Fencing Contractors R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

46 39 68 56

BUILDING & LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES CARPET SUPPLY

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

CLEANING & CARPET CLEANING

COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT DOUBLE GLAZING & WINDOWS

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

FENCING, GATES & SHEDS

FINANCIAL PLANNING / MORTGAGES

Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 65

FOOD & FARM SHOPS

Hobbs of Henfield Jeremy’s Two Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop

08, 15, 46 43 48 38

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

68 65

Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing

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FUNERAL DIRECTORS

GARAGES REPAIRS AND SALES

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes Best by Myles Four Landscapes Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Services Hamfelds Home & Garden Hugh Tanton Garden Design Jack’s Mowing

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A Hyatt Contractors PHB Contractors

GUTTER CLEARANCE

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A&S Gutter Clearance

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

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HAIR & BEAUTY

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

70 71

Hamfelds Home & Garden

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DB Foot Clinic Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Henfield Podiatry NB Clinical Massage Pilates Evolved, Elizabeth Marks Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

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NFU Mutual Insurance

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East Barn Interiors Ltd Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

55 75 27

INSURANCE

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY

LEISURE, EVENTS & COMMUNITY Cats Protection Cinemobile Great Betley Farmhouse Henfield Leisure Centre The Henfield Hall Sussex Prairies Wakehurst Place

23 09 08 61 64 37 44

HJ Burt Inner Space Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings

36 77 47 38

LETTINGS

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Henfield Eyecare

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Ovenu-Worthing

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

BRAZIERS

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PEST CONTROL

ACT Pest Control

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Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service

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PHB Contractors

42

JG Plastering

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Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

70 70 66

HJ Burt Marcus Grimes

36 51

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

70 73 77

Henfield Tea Gardens Post House Café Relish Singing Hills Golf Course The George Hotel The Wheatsheaf The White Hart

08 25 22 55 37 26 32

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

54 52 54 54

PETS AND PET CARE PLANT & TOOL HIRE PLASTERING

PLUMBING & HEATING

PROPERTY FOR SALE

REMOVALS & STORAGE

RESTAURANTS, PUBS & CAFÉS

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE

SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, TUTORS

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

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

TELEVISION, AUDIO & AERIALS

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

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Southern Beeches Ltd.

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PPC Windows

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