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The Royal Oak Wineham - Eating, Drinking & Merri Making Since 1767 -

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Just fill in your form and bring it to the Royal Oak, for a warm welcome in this historic pub. The south of Wineham Lane will be closed to vehicles for up to 16 weeks while the bridge is mended, but we are very much OPEN AS USUAL (bridle path is open)! As a reward for taking the diversion to see us (see above) we are giving all our customers a FREE glass of fizz, plus entry into our draw. The Royal Oak in Wineham is a quintessential English country pub with low oak beams, brick floors and inglenook fire place. The menu changes daily and evolves with the seasons. All ingredients are locally sourced and all dishes are prepared fresh to order on the premises. All ales are served gravity fed straight from the barrel and there is an extensive choice of wines and spirits. The ‘Peacock Room’ is our private function room adjacent to the pub which hosts private parties, wine tasting and themed dinner evenings. Your support has always been appreciated and we hope to continue this during the road work closure and look forward to welcoming new faces! *Bring this token for a free glass of Fizz on arrival. Strictly one per person per visit.

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MARCH 2018 | Contents

06 What’s On listings

12 26 34


from the BN5 area

26 Local Interest Slim your Bin

33 Charity

Lion’s Race Night

34 Local Interest

Frogs and Toads from Sussex Wildlife Trust



39 Local Interest Henfield Theatre Co.


45 Local Interest SGS Jail Break

66 Index

of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Martin Love, Charlotte Owen, Steyning Grammar School, Derek Middleton, Neil Fletcher, Dave Kilbey, Alan Price and Paul Samrah. Cover image of a frog in a watering can courtesy of Sussex Wildlife Trust and taken by Beverley Jones, finalist in the SWT Calendar Competition. 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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We’re hoping the photo of the charming frog in a watering-can on our cover (by Beverley Jones for the Sussex Wildlife Trust) will inspire thoughts of spring, which is just around the corner! We loved the colours in Beverley’s photograph, and the comical face peering down the spout of the watering-can, slightly miffed to have his comfortable home disturbed. Habitats for these little amphibians are pretty hard to find these days, so if you’re lucky enough to find frog spawn in your garden pond, please take a look at page 34 to find out all about frogs and toads. Or if you’d like to build a wildlife pond, Sussex Wildlife Trust can give you lots of advice. The Henfield Hall hosts a record number of jumble sales, which raise a phenomenal amount of money for local charities. It set us to thinking - what are the ways we can reuse, rather than recycle? In a bid to create less waste we’ve been doing our bit in the BN5 office and in the past year have used composting and the blue lidded recycle bin only, which means we send very little to landfill. It’s been an interesting process and a lot less painful than you’d think. We’re doing the little things, like re-filling bamboo coffee mugs while indulging our cappuccino habit rather than using paper takeaway ones (all our fantastic village coffee shops will refill). More local ideas on page 26. We’d like to wish the team from Pedal for Henfield the very best of luck as they embark on their Paris to Henfield Bike Ride on 16th March, to raise money for two great local charities, the Henfield Haven and Henfield Leisure Centre. Please support them if you can, every little counts!


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What’s on | MARCH 2018 Due to the number of events, family. Organised by the BP 10am-3pm (& every Tues) some repeating events have Guild. Tickets from Jasmines or A social get together for the been omitted. For a full listing see 01273 493514. elderly. Lunch provided. Steyning 2 Mile Stroll

Thursday 1 Rhyme Time

Sunday 4

Preloved Clothes & Shoe Sale

Steyning Health Centre for start, 11am (& 20th) 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book.

Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am Henfield Hall, Garden Room, (& every Thurs) 11am-2pm Fun with music for pre-schoolers. For more information contact Knit and Natter Thursday Circle Pennington Cottage, London Community Sunday Lunch Henfield Library, 2–4pm (& every 1st Tues) Road 2.30–4pm (every 1st Thurs) Henfield Haven, 12.30pm Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting Jointly organised by St Peter’s etc. Chat and work together. Church and the Haven. Call Women’s World Day of Annual Parish Meeting 01273 494747 to book. Prayer Henfield Hall, 7.30–10pm Corpus Christi Church, 2–3pm An opportunity for Henfield Ecumenical service. All welcome. Monday Market residents to present their views on Birdwatch Talk Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& local matters to parish councillors. Garden Rm, Henfield Hall 7.30pm every Mon) HART Pub Quiz New – hire a table top for £6. The White Hart, 8.30pm (& 20th) Knepp’s wilding project. Contact Hall for details. Yummy Steyning Jazz Club In aid of HART (Henfield Area refreshments available too! Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (& Response Team). Teams of up to Small Dole Art every 1st Fri) six. Call 01273 492006 to book. Small Dole Village Hall, 2– 4pm Duelling Clarinets. (& every Mon) Informal art group, new members Henfield Computer Club Beekeeping Taster Day Garden Room, Henfield Hall, welcome. 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Rudgwick Hall, 9.30am–5.30pm Henfield Table Tennis for details. Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (every Mon) Help in an informal atmosphere. Trefoil Guild Coffee Morning Open to all. Call 01273 494352 Contact 01273 493403. Toddler Group for more information. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am 10am–12pm (& every Weds) Guides Jumble Sale Action for Deafness Play & sing. Suggested donation £1. Henfield Hall, 2pm Audiology Centre, Henfield Haven, The Book Nook Jumble to hall in the morning or 10am-12pm (& every Tues) contact 01403 864591 from 28th Feb. The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am Drop-in hearing aid maintenance (& every Weds, also 2nd Sun Shuffleboard Evening service. 2-4pm) Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Self Help Club Books, CDs, and DVDs. Evening of fun for the whole Garden Room, Henfield Hall,

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local people. Contact St Peter’s Free Church Hall, 10.30am– The Arts Society Steyning Church Office 01273 495532. 12pm (& every 1st Weds) The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– ‘Confusions’ by Alan Aykbourn. Friendly carers’ group for 12pm (& every 2nd Mon) information, support and to meet Lover, teacher, muse or rival – Henfield Hall, 7.45pm (daily until other carers. 17th) James Russell. Henfield Lions Club Theatre Co Production. The Arts Society Henfield Henfield Director Trevor Hodgson. George Hotel, 7.30pm (& every Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every 1st Weds) 2nd Mon) New members welcome. The Glamour Holiday: the grand Messy Church era of travel in the 1920s & ’30s – Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& Claire Walsh. every 3rd Fri) Henfield Antiques Fair Crafts, Bible stories and delicious Henfield Hall, 7am–12pm supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. Haven Green Garden Collectables, jewellery & bric a brac.

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Corpus Christi Youth

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Henfield Flower Club

Lions Race Night

Music Evening St. Peter’s Church, 10.30–11.30am Henfield Haven, 9.30am– Catholic Church Hall, 6.30– 11.30pm (& alt Tues) In aid of Terry’s Cross House 8.30pm Beginners’ gardening group. Care Home. For all children years 4 -7. Book at Haven. Henfield Wild Violets WI

Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2nd Tues) 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Cooking up a Storm. Presented ‘Gentle Fitness Exercise’ with by Sue Tausis. Member’s exhibit Sally Marples. – Kitchen Capers.

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Henfield History Group

Henfield Hall, 7pm Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every ‘Fruit Trees’ by Mark Piper of 2nd Tues) Sussex Fruit Trees. Droughts, deluges and dust Devils; 300 years of South East Weather. Presented by Ian Currie.

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Steyning/Wiston Walk

Wednesday 14

Cricket Pavilion for start, Knit and Natter 9-10.15am Downland dog walk. 2 miles. Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30amAll welcome, led by trained 12pm (& every 2nd Weds) volunteers, no need to book. We knit gift items and children’s clothes for various charities. Tour of Bedlam Brewery Donated wool appreciated. Albourne Farm Estate, 11am Ticket sales donated to MS Steyning History Society Centre, Southwick. To book Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, 7.45–9.45pm (& every 2nd Weds) Dianne Mannering ‘Send Us Memory Moments Café Free Church Hall, 2-4pm (& 24th) Some Women’. All welcome, especially those with memory loss. Minibus Trip

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Sunday 11

Charity Concert

Henfield Haven for pick up, 10am-4pm Trip to Chichester town centre. Book at Haven.

Drill Hall, Horsham, 5.30-7pm In memory of Laura Skuce, pianist for Cantatrice & St Bereavement Support Catherine’s Hospice. Tickets from Henfield Haven Café, 4.15Waterstones Horsham, Steyning 5.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Bookshop or St Catherine’s. Non-religious group supporting

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St Peter’s Primary School, 7.30pm In support of the Brain Tumour Charity and Brain Tumour Research Charity. See page 33.

Saturday 17

BP Guild Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2pm Jumble to hall in the morning or contact 01273 492172 or 01273 493227.

Sussex Chorus Concert

King’s Church, Burgess Hill, 7.30–9.30pm Brahms Requiem. Tickets from 01444 412579

Steyning Music Society

Steyning Centre, 7.30–9.15pm Schubert Ensemble. Tickets from Steyning Bookshop, Steyning Music Society or on the door.

Tuesday 20

Mobile Cinema

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG). Tickets from Marcus Grimes

Wednesday 21

Dementia Carers’ Support

Henfield Haven, 9am-1pm (& every 3rd Weds) One to one appointments. Contact the Haven.

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MARCH 2018 | What’s on St Barnabas Outreach

Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am2pm (& every 3rd Weds) Information and support.

Woodmancote & Henfield WI

Local musician Zoe Peate and Henfield Parkinson’s Café others, featuring a range of music Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– styles. In aid of Cystic Fibrosis. 12pm (& every last Weds) PART Jumble Sale Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Henfield Hall, 2pm Jumble to hall on the morning or Organised by Parkinson’s UK. call 01403 713383.

Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every 3rd Weds) Katharine Collett – Downton Guide Hut Quiz Maundy Thursday Services Revisited, 27th Birthday tea. Henfield Guide Hut, 7.15–10.30pm Local Churches Fun Quiz, teams of 4-8 people, Details on page 23. bring drinks and glasses. Book Friends of Henfield by 21st. Museum AGM

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Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7pm AGM 7pm (Friends only), 7.30 Palm Sunday Services all welcome for talk on Florence Local Churches Baker, who accompanied her Details on page 23. husband Samuel, searching for the source of the Nile.

Meet the Author Claire Fuller

The Gluck Studio, Steyning, BN44 3YB, 7.30pm An evening with novelist Claire Fuller. Tickets £12, includes book, wine/soft drinks, nibbles.

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Family Evening

Monday 26

Citizens Advice Bureau (Outreach)

Good Friday Services Local Churches Details on page 23.

All Day BBQ

Cat & Canary, Henfield 12-8pm Also children’s crafts 12.30-5pm.

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Henfield Medical Centre, 10am– Cake Sale for Hospice UK Stokes Garden, High Street, 1pm (& every 4th Mon) Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked 10.30am–2pm Relax and have fun decorating appointments 10.30am-1pm. Easter themed biscuits.

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Get Cooking Course

Henfield Haven, 3-5pm (& every Tues for 6 weeks) Free Church Hall, 6.30–8pm (& every 4th Fri) Learn healthy eating, low cost Fun for families with children of recipes. Please book. all ages. Henfield Art Club

Grand Silent Auction

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Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every 4th Tues)

Karaoke & Disco Cat & Canary, 8pm

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Easter Sunday Services Local Churches Details on page 23.

Henfield Hall, 7–9pm Community Sunday Lunch Tickets from the Haven, Stokes & Small Dole Tuesday Club Henfield Haven, 12.30pm Jasmines. Profits shared equally Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Call 01273 494747 to book. between Hall and Haven. (& every 4th Tues) ‘Make it happen’. The Coco’s Children’s Craft Day Foundation. Chris Connors. Cat & Canary, 12.30-3pm Free Charity Concert Followed by prize giving. Steyning Centre, 12-12.45pm

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News | MARCH 2018 charity does across Sussex is something Albion fans should be incredibly proud of. One of our members, Callum Budd, plays for BHACPFC and we have seen the hugely-positive impact being involved with AITC has had on him.” Richard Morris


SUPPORTERS CLUB DONATION TO ALBION IN THE COMMUNITY A Brighton & Hove Albion supporters club has continued its long-term support of the Seagulls’ official charity by donating a further £2,000 to help fund local football sessions for people with a disability. The group has become a regular supporter of Albion in the Community’s (AITC) work, donating more than £5,000 to the charity during the Albion’s Amex era. North West Sussex Seagulls (NWSS) launched in the run-up to the Albion’s first-ever season at the American Express Community Stadium and saw fans based in the Horsham area group together to organise coach travel to and from home games. In the seasons since, the number of coaches ferrying fans to the stadium from the Horsham area each game has grown from one to five and sees almost 300 fans travel down to each home match. Representatives of NWSS committee recently visited the American Express Community Stadium to hand over a cheque for £2,000, which will support Brighton & Hove Albion Cerebral Palsy FC (BHACPFC) – one of AITC’s disability-specific teams that compete in a national competition. Dave Owen, NWSS committee member, explained there was a particular reason why the supporters club wanted to back BHACPFC: “As Brighton & Hove Albion fans we are always keen to do whatever we can to help AITC. The work the

After the public engagement that took place in November you could be forgiven if you thought that the Neighbourhood Plan activity had gone a little quiet. It has been quite the opposite in fact. A huge amount of work had to take place for our Focus Groups to meet the deadline for their interim reports to be in place, to inform our State of the Parish Report. This was essential to the attendees of the Planning Workshop that took place on the 30th of January. These draft documents are available on the Henfield Hub and will be further updated by the results of the planning workshop between Steering and Focus Group members and statutory consultees. The workshop will start the process of bringing forward policies that set out requirements in advance of new development in the plan area and to inform and guide decisions on planning applications. Whilst we need to be in compliance with the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF), we need to ensure our policies are more locally specific to protect and enhance those parts of our community infrastructure that are the most important to local residents. At the time of writing we have yet to finalise the housing numbers that came out of our Housing Needs Assessment. Following a meeting with Horsham District council on the 19th January, we have written to them with the housing numbers we think should apply. Discussion on this matter is still ongoing. Work is proceeding with the site assessment of the 32 potential development sites that came forward after our Call for Sites, (one site came in very late) and a Biodiversity Report for the plan area prepared by Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre at Woods Mill.


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MARCH 2018 | News The next major public events will be our Site Assessment Open Days where we will present information on all of those sites that have not been screened out of the process. You can then have further input into the final site selection for inclusion in the plan. We will also provide evidence as to why we have ruled out some sites. The Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) work has been slightly delayed because of resource issues at HDC. They appointed a consultant to start work on the project in January and a Scoping Report is being prepared for consultation with statutory consultees.


Please note that Henfield’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 6th March in The Henfield Hall at 7.30pm. All members of the public are invited and encouraged to come along and make their views known to Council. Council will also take the opportunity to update those attending on a number of issues currently of interest in the village, such as the progress of Henfield’s second Neighbourhood Plan and the future strategy plans of the Parish Council. Do come along and support the event and raise any concerns that you may have. Alternatively, if you’re Ray Osgood happy with the service being provided, please do come along and let us know that too! Parish Councillors will be available after the meeting for an informal chat and light refreshments will be provided. A vacancy has arisen on Henfield Parish Council due to the resignation of Mr Arun Agarwal. Horsham District Council has approved the cooption of a Councillor. Firstly, let me take this opportunity to thank Arun for his excellent work on the Council over the past 12+ years and in particular for recently Chairing the Museum Committee and serving as Vice Chairman on the Lighting and Open Spaces Committee. If you are interested in applying for the position of Councillor on Henfield Parish Council, please either email the Parish Office ( uk) or phone 01273 492507. We can then let you an application form and a set of notes giving AVS FENCING ANNOUNCE £10,000 have you a better idea of what the role involves. The LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND deadline for applying will be 31st March 2018. Our communities really thrive when we join in a Kevin Wright group with similar interests or when we organise local events; where we can all get together to HENFIELD VILLAGE EVENING participate. But organising a group or event, be it FRIDAY 20TH APRIL, 6.30-9.30PM rambling, conservation, a school play, pub darts team, point to point meeting, swimming gala, Don’t miss the Henfield Village Evening in the summer fayre or such like, inevitably you bump Henfield Hall this April. into the ‘costs’ hurdle. The main aim of the evening is to provide an A plaintive cry heard from everyone trying to opportunity for residents and newcomers to arrange a local event is ‘Where can we find some our community to meet with some of over 100 money, quickly?’ It can pull the plug on an idea, societies, groups and clubs in the village. Henfield has a wide and diverse range of clubs and groups even for the most resilient and dedicated of us. in almost every interest group and for every age, all It’s time and effort we can better spend enjoying with one thing in common - they love to welcome the planning of the event itself. new members! AVS Fencing has helped many small events and The event was last held in 2014. Come along and charities with sponsorship money. Last year, see what Henfield has to offer, we’ll have more amongst others, they helped two cricket teams, details for visitors in the April issue of BN5. If two summer shows, the ‘Men in Sheds’ charity, a you want to get fitter, learn a new skill, meet new Pony Club and several schools. This year they have friends or enjoy a craft, this is an ideal place to find a pot of £10,000 in their Local Community Fund. out where you can do this. It is a quick and simple process to get some The evening, which is hosted by Henfield Parish financial help from them and with minimal admin. Council, takes place in the Henfield Village Hall To start the ball rolling email localcommunityfund@ from 6.30-9.30pm on Friday 20th April. See you It is simple, and they really want all there! to help. Ann Donaghue Chloe Potter

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BEDLAM BREWERY DONATE BREWERY TOUR FEES TO SUSSEX MS CENTRE Local Sussex-based brewer Bedlam, will be throwing open its doors to the public on 10th March and 7th April, offering brewery tours from their scenic home in the heart of the South Downs National Park. All ticket fees go towards their chosen charity, The MS Centre, Southwick, who offer services for Sussex to improve the health and well-being of people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions. For more information visit their website, Tours offer beer lovers the chance to drink beer straight from the tank (the best way to enjoy a pint!) giving an insight into how different styles of beer are made, from the enjoyment of growing their own hops through to the maturation, bottling and kegging processes. Bedlam Brewery complete the cycle of firkinto-field-to-fork by donating spent grain to local Grange Farm in Poynings. Tours cost £5 per person (upgrades available to include a gift pack of beer at £15 pp). To book your tour please visit their website www.bedlambrewery. or email Sally O’Connor

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When was the last time you truly had an easy happy family evening that was suitable for all ages? Try an evening of great fun with a ‘Shuffle Board’ with family and friends on Saturday 3rd March. We’re also offering light bites and a licensed bar open during this special event. It requires the minimum of skill, offers a chance to de-stress and it’s all in a good cause, your very own Henfield BP Guild, which raise funds to provide for our village’s good causes. Doors open at 7.30pm to register, play starts at 8pm. Shuffleboard is played in teams of 3. However, don’t worry, individuals can come and enter and will be found a team to play in. Cost is £8 per person. For information on tickets available in advance, call Chris 01273 493514 or Eric 01273 494470. Kenneth McIntosh

ST PETERS CHURCH COWFOLD FLOWER FESTIVAL St Peters Church Cowfold is hosting its first flower festival in May this year. Mary Chamberlain and her group of helpers are staging a ‘Wedding Flower Festival’ on the weekend of Friday 18th May - Sunday 20th May. Following the theme of Weddings (no coincidence that it is the weekend of the Royal Wedding) we will be staging wedding dresses lent by local ‘brides’ from past decades right up to the present. They will be displayed together with their bouquets recreated by the ladies from the flower rota who regularly decorate the church. The dresses will be displayed against the background of the church as it would be decorated for a wedding. 
 There will be a preview on the Friday evening with wine and nibbles. The church will then be open for visitors during the days of Saturday and Sunday. There will be a small entrance fee and tea and cakes will be on sale. We hope that this will be a real community event involving as many people in the village as possible. More information about the event and ticket costs will be available nearer the time. Christine Haddrell 

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MARCH 2018 | News The road at the causeway will need to be closed for the whole duration of the works. Non-motorised road users (e.g. pedestrians and equestrians) will be able to pass safely via a temporary route just to the east of the work site. Full access to all properties and businesses will remain available, albeit from one approach only. A fully signed local diversion route will be in place. Further updates will be available in the electronic message signs which will be located at both ends of Wineham Lane. Graham Light, Balfour Beatty Living Places


THEY DID IT! On 20th January sisters Emma and Millie had their hair cut and donated a whopping 18” each of hair which has been sent to The Little Princess Trust. It will be woven into wigs and given to children who have lost their hair due to the side effects of chemotherapy or other serious illness. Due to the overwhelming generosity of friends, colleagues, local businesses and even total strangers, they have raised nearly £4000 in sponsorship to give to The Rainbow Trust, who provide emotional and practical support to us all whilst their niece Alice is on this journey. Thank you all and to BN5 for raising awareness. If you would like to donate, please phone Pauline, 01273493002 or visit com/team/Alice1

Henfield Leisure Centre annual Christmas quiz was won by Valerie Dickens who won first prize of £100 cash for correctly answering all 100 questions. The quiz raised over £700 for the centre and will go towards upgrading the kitchen at Sharky’s café. Thank you to everyone who took part. Simon Thompson

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WINEHAM LANE STRUCTURE REPLACEMENT The works are located on Wineham Lane, approximately halfway between the southern junction with the B2116 and the bridge over the Adur. The causeway carries Wineham Lane over the Sake Ride watercourse. Commencing on 5th February 2018, they will last for up to 16 weeks and cost in the region of £400,000. West Sussex County Council’s term contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places will be responsible for the works. The entire existing causeway structure will be replaced with a new box culvert structure spanning over the watercourse and new natural embankments leading up to it. Verges will be introduced to reduce the risk of vehicles striking the side fencing. The existing 40mph speed restriction will also be extended to commence to the south of the causeway. This work is essential as the structure forming the causeway is made up of side retaining walls which are failing. In addition, there are a number of culvert pipes running under the road which are in a very poor condition. The side railings are also frequently struck by vehicles due to the ‘funnelling’ effect of the structure.

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT We all live such hectic lives and with this in mind Henfield Funeral Services would like you all to PAWS for thought for a few minutes. Can you help? Do you have any clean unwanted, towels, quilts (no Feather or Down) or blankets? Tinned dog food, tinned hot dogs, training treats or dog toys? If so Henfield Funeral Services, The Old Bell, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9HN would welcome your donation of items anytime up to 28th March 2018. In addition, we will be holding an Easter Raffle, minimum donation £2 per ticket. The winning ticket will be drawn on 28th March 2018, the winner will receive an Easter Hamper. All proceeds along with goods received will go to benefit Dogs Trust Shoreham Re-homing Centre. Please call 01273 494688 for more information. Thank you in advance for your continued support. Karen, Nick and all the team at Henfield Funeral Services | 1 5


BRIGHTON MARATHON - MINI COURT RESURFACING FUND On Sunday, 15th April 2018 one of our members, Assistant Coach, Keith Brown, will be running the Brighton Marathon. This is his first attempt at this distance. Keith has decided to collect sponsorship and donations to add to the fund used to resurface the Mini Court at Henfield Tennis Club. This court is available to the public all year round for no charge and is often where many players have their first introduction to the great game of tennis and ultimately become lifelong players as a result. We really hope that many of you will see the benefits of improving this facility and be happy to sponsor Keith on his marathon efforts. We know he will appreciate every bit of support and sponsorship raised and we thank you in advance for your generous support. To donate please use the following account: HTC Fundraising Account, Sort Code 20-98-74, Account Number 53564258 For information contact Keith Brown Elizabeth Brindley

On Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm the Steyning Bookshop is delighted to welcome novelist Claire Fuller to the Gluck Studio venue for a discussion about her new novel ‘Swimming Lessons’. Claire’s first novel ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ was a dark, powerful and disturbing story, which won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize and was a 2016 Richard and Judy Book Club Pick. Her new novel ‘Swimming Lessons’ follows husband and father Gil Coleman’s turmoil, after a sighting of his wife, Ingrid, who has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. His children, Nan and Flora, return home, and together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? The Sunday Times described the book as ‘thrilling, transporting, delicately realised’. Tickets are £12 to include the book, wine/soft drinks, nibbles, and of course, a fascinating evening of literary insights! Call 01903 812062 to book. Gudrun Bowers



The Hurstpierpoint Singers’ Spring Concert is going to be a celebration of the work of Gilbert & Sullivan – both together, with excerpts from works including The Gondoliers, The Yeoman of the Guard and The Pirates of Penzance, and separately, when they worked with other composers and lyricists. Regular Hurst Singers soloists Fiona Barbour, Steve Hawksley and Tristan Meares will join the choir for various numbers as well as performing solos and duets. The concert is on Saturday March 24th commencing at 7.30pm, at the United Reformed Church in Hassocks, and tickets – price £10 to include a glass of wine or a soft drink – are available from Jan Ton News, Hassocks Hardware, and choir members, or on the door. Enquiries please call 01273 831801. David Redd

This will be our first trip in 2018 and we look forward to a warm pleasant day to spend enjoying the many and varied delights that London has to offer. As usual the coach will leave Henfield Post Office Bus Stop at 8.45am and leave London, from the rear of the Waldorf Hotel, Aldwych at 6.15pm. This is great opportunity to go shopping or attend a Theatre matinee performance, visit a Museum or Exhibition. The return cost is £17.50 per person. The coach is run specifically for the community on a non-profit basis and we rely on your support to keep the ticket price down, make the coach cost’s viable and help continue these enjoyable day trips to London. Thanks as always to Gill, who gives her valuable time to organise these trips on our behalf. Phone Gill on 0771 3161343 for tickets. Chris Harris

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MARCH 2018 | News For information and ticket details please visit www. Advance tickets will be available until Friday 16th March. All enquiries to: or 07450 656148. Peter Mitchell

HENFIELD TREE PLANTING On the 14th January residents from the Parsonage Phase 3 development planted over 300 trees and hedging plants in and around the estate. A big thank you to the Henfield Conservation group who procured the plants and assisted with the planting. It is hoped that this will become an annual event for residents. Tony Duggan

AWARD FOR ARTISAN BAKEHOUSE From a list of 10 finalists, The Artisan Bakehouse were whittled down to 3 grand finalists and invited to the Amex Sussex Food & Drinks awards on 7th February where they won ‘Sussex best eating experience of the year 2018’. The judges described them as a “truly unique, exciting and ‘immersive’ foodie experience, which stand out for its quality and creativity”. There are lots of baking workshops running now and the next public opening for people to come and enjoy the handmade bread, delicious seasonal lunches, cream teas and handmade cakes is from the 27th February every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – booking is advisable as HENFIELD BIRDWATCH - ‘GOING there is limited space and it does get very busy. WILD AT KNEPP’ BY PENNY For more information please contact www. GREEN or look us up on www. We are very pleased to confirm that the March talk will be by Penny Green on the re-wilding project at Louise Nicholson Knepp. It takes place at Henfield Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd March 2018. Free to members and SUSSEX BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL non-members £3.50. The 28th Sussex Beer & Cider Festival takes place You may recall we had to postpone this talk last at Brighton Racecourse, from Thursday 22nd to year, so are very happy that we have been able to Saturday 24th March. reschedule it. Put the date in your diary now! This year, all the beer will be cooled throughout the festival, which means that it should be in the same Deborah Colgate excellent condition on the Saturday evening as it is when we open on Thursday. A variety of food will also be on sale, including vegetarian, vegan options and soft drinks. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 years old, please bring photo ID and note that you must be over 18 to gain admission. A minimum of 50 tickets for each session will be available on the door, 20 minutes after the start of each session. Those who buy their tickets in advance will enter the venue first. The ticket price includes a souvenir glass and programme. Please bear in mind that the popular beers sell very quickly, and, as it takes at least 48 hours for beers to settle, cannot be replaced. The number 2 and 22 buses pass the venue and there will be a shuttle bus to and from Brighton train station. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

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HIT THE DOWNS AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOSPICE THIS MAY Registration is now open for ‘Hit the Downs MTB’, the off-road cycling event on Sunday 6th May 2018, raising money for local hospice care. The cycling event, now in its second year, gives participants the opportunity to take on the rolling hills of the South Downs Way whilst raising money for Worthing-based adults’ hospice, St Barnabas House, or local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House. Starting and finishing at Windlesham House School near Worthing, ‘Hit the Downs MTB’ offers a choice of two routes – 30km or 60km. Cyclists can take part in the event to raise money for St Barnabas House, a charity which provides outstanding specialist palliative care, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes. Alternatively, participants can sign up and fundraise for Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire. Based in Arundel, the hospice cares for 300 children and young adults from the age of 0-19 with progressive life-shortening conditions. Registration for Hit the Downs MTB is just £33 per person and closes on Sunday 22nd April. Sign up to ride for either hospice at www.hitthedowns., or by calling the Events Team on 01903 706354. Mandi Hirsch

Whatever your age, there is a place waiting for you within Girlguiding. Some of you might have forgotten about us, others might think we are outdated and boring and not for the girls of today, but our 500,000 current young members would disagree. In fact, Girlguiding is going from strength to strength, having just launched their new ‘know your place’ campaign. Yes, we do crafts, cooking and even sewing on occasion, but not every week, and only when the girls ask to do it. We take our lead from what the girls want to do. Some weeks we will be inside making something, others outside exploring. We can go climbing, ice skating or on a night hike. We go on holiday, to large and small camps, to music concerts arranged just for us, on activity days and International adventures. And the best bit? We keep all our costs as low as possible so Girlguiding is affordable to all. You can join us from the age of 5, visit www. and choose ‘get involved’ to register, or call Sara on 01273 494470. Natalie Denning

SUSSEX GUILD CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW Come to see exquisitely made jewellery, colourful glass, turned wood, print making plus a variety of spectacular, well designed and beautifully made crafts at the Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show in Horsham in April. This is the second time that the Guild has exhibited in the spacious Parkside building, which is close to the centre of this historic market town, has an adjacent car park and is only a short walk from the railway station and bus stop. Organising the event on behalf of the Sussex Guild is Edith Pargh Barton and Sallyann Dunn. Edith works in textiles creating unusual, fabric sculptures and colourful tea lights. Sallyann makes traditional children’s clothes that are decorated with smocking. Although there are other craft shows the Sussex

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MARCH 2018 | News Guild’s work is always of the highest standard. Visitors can meet our members, all professional designer makers, and discuss how their work is created, order special commissions and make purchases. Taking place at Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL on Saturday 7 April and Sunday 8 April, 10am–5pm. If you love art and crafts this is an event you should not miss! For more information about the Guild’s activities, please visit our website www.thesussexguild. Helen Warren

COMPUTER FOR HENFIELD MUSEUM The Henfield Museum needs to replace its aging ‘steam driven’ computer. We wondered if any local resident has a Windows desktop computer that is surplus to requirements and would be happy to donate it. Windows Vista, or preferably Windows 7 would be great. We would forensically clear the storage of any personal data still held on it. Please contact Robert Seaford on 01273 493585 or via email if you think that you can help. Thank you. Robert Seaford

HART TREASURER REQUIRED HART has been lucky enough to have Norman Rigby as our Treasurer from day 1, which in total means over 12 years excellent service, however, due to ill health Norman is having to retire, and we thank him for all his time, advice and guidance. Are YOU a possible replacement for our Norman? I am sure that Norman will happily pass over all details of what is required and I know that the task is not onerous. We have our AGM on 10th April and really need a new Treasurer before that date. If you want to know more then email martintooth@ or ring Martin on 01273 493993. Martin Tooth

WOODS MILL WILD WOODIES SPRING HOLIDAY CLUB Our first holiday club session, ‘Creepers and Crawlers’ takes place on 4th April 2018, so come and explore the exciting world of minibeasts. Use a net to dive into the watery depths of the pond in search of water boatmen and newt tadpoles and learn all about the fascinating world of mysterious moths as we open the moth trap to see what we have found. Spend time at the camp site and practice safe fire lighting to make your own hot drink. Delve into the woodland undergrowth to find spiders and snails. Use natural materials to make a giant sculpture in the woods and make your own model to take home. The second session, ‘I’m a Survivor’, takes place on 11th April 2018 and children can learn some basic bushcraft skills to become a woodland survivor. Use hand tools to make models from green wood and practice safe fire lighting to make your own hot drink. Learn about the animals that live in the woods and what they need to survive by playing stalking games amongst the trees. Use natural materials to make mini shelters and create tree spirit faces with clay to decorate the camp site. These sessions are suitable for children aged 6-11 years. Parents/carers do not accompany them. Booking essential Amanda Reeves

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Paris. Alltime Catering Mobile are donating for fuel, while Steve Prescott Recovery is paying for the support van return travel. Henfield Hire have also provided the van hire free of charge. Local HART responder Sandra Parsons will be travelling with the team for medical support, while Steve Prescott is the official support van driver. This means that the team of cyclists, Tracy Prescott, Adrian Hillman, Sammy Bremner, Bek Seager, Douglas Campbell, Rob and Claire Proud, Bob Beatty and Thomas Kemp will be donating their costs, £200 each, directly to the fundraising. Businesses are supporting by sponsoring individual spin classes for £180 (a total of 19 back to back classes will take place throughout the two days). C&K Electrical and The White Hart have already sponsored. You can join in the Spinathon by paying £10 for a bike - why not involve your friends, family, work colleagues in s cycle relay? Team sheets are now available at Henfield Leisure Centre. To meet the returning cyclists, there will be a celebration party at Henfield Leisure Centre, on Saturday evening from 5.30pm with food, a raffle and auction, with HEART FM’s Jack the Lad as auctioneer. Do come down and join in the fun! To donate go to: Team/PedalforHenfield Emma Osman

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TWO -DAY SPONSORED BIKE RIDE AND SPINNATHON IN SUPPORT OF HENFIELD HAVEN AND HENFIELD LEISURE CENTRE. Ten intrepid cyclists are riding over 200 miles for charity. Setting off from the Eiffel Tower, they will cycle over two days to reach the finish line in Henfield.

At the same time, teams and individuals will be taking part in a 2-day Spinnathon at Henfield Leisure Centre – spinning for sessions of 45 minutes from 8-5pm.

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PEDAL FOR HENFIELD... UPDATE The team of intrepid cyclists who are Pedal for Henfield are scaling challenging hills, lifting weights and working hard to get saddle-ready in advance of their weekend challenge, Paris to Henfield by Bike, on 16th / 17th March. Training has gathered pace as have plans since our last report in January; with even more opportunities for you to get involved, including a mammouth Spinathon taking place at Henfield Leisure Centre! The aim of the event is to raise money for The Henfield Haven and Henfield Leisure Centre, two great local causes, by cycling from Paris all the way to Henfield, via a ferry crossing from Calais to Newhaven. As always, this incredible team effort has the boundless support of lots of Henfield businesses, people and institutions. Graphic designer Helen Boosey created the fantastic team logo, while Henfield Leisure Centre and personal trainer Sammy Bremner have been setting some challenging goals for the participants. Dave Smith, Clif Bar and Company have pledged to supply water and a huge amount of energy bars, blocks and gels for the event and the Spinathon. Rushfields have generously agreed to sponsor two nights hotel costs for the team, and Andrew at the Gatwick Group has paid for team merchandise including jackets and t-shirts. Jeremy’s of Henfield are providing fruit for the whole event, while Stevens Estate Agents and Lettings are paying for the team travel to and from

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Palm Sunday 25th March 8.30am HC (BCP) 10am Parish Communion with children’s church. (Meet the Donkey at Cagefoot lane at 9.30am)

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Palm Sunday 25th March 9.45 am Morning Prayer (BCP)

Tuesday of Holy Week 27th March 9pm Compline and Reflection Maundy Thursday 29th March 9.30am School Eucharist 7.30pm Holy communion of the Last Supper followed by vigil 11pm Compline Good Friday 30th March 9.30am All Age Worship 11am Walk of witness 2pm Liturgy of Good Friday Easter Day 1st April 6am Dawn Eucharist 10am Eucharist for Easter Day


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Palm Sunday 25th March 10.30am Morning Worship 6.30pm Evening Service Maundy Thursday 29th March 7.30pm Service of Reflection & Communion Good Friday 30th March 10am Morning Worship, after which we shall join with members of the other churches in the Walk of Witness Easter Sunday 1st April 10.30am Easter Morning Worship, including Communion 6.30pm Easter Evening Worship


Palm Sunday 25th March 10am Blessing of palms in the hall with Procession and solemn entrance into church and Mass of the Passion of the Lord Wednesday of Holy Week 28th March 6pm Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, Arundel Maundy Thursday 29th March 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by watching before the Altar Repose Good Friday 30th March (Today is a day of Fasting and Abstinence) 10am Stations of the Cross followed by Silent Walk of Witness with other Churches 3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday 31st March 7pm The Solemn Vigil of Easter Easter Sunday 1st April 10am Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

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Local interest | MARCH 2018 The most effective way to save natural resources, protect the environment and save money is not to create waste in the first place by reducing your consumption. But once you’ve cut back, what next? Reuse and recycling are often confused but they are really very different: Reuse is about extending the life of a product before disposing of it, whereas recycling is about reprocessing something into new raw material. In environmental terms it’s far better to reuse unwanted items where possible as it uses less resources and less energy than recycling. But reuse is not just for green geeks - it can even make you or your favorite charity a bit of cash! So if you’re having a clear out, think before you throw. There are plenty of opportunities to reuse things locally and here are just a few:

One person’s trash is another’s treasure! Maybe you can sell that vintage crockery or redundant baby paraphernalia? Car boot and garage sales are great places to sell unwanted items, as are local ‘buy and sell’ websites. Charity shops such as St Barnabas House Hospice or Help the Aged on Henfield High Street are always keen for people to donate good quality items for them to sell in their shops and if you can gift aid it, they can claim 25p in every pound back from the tax man. Jumble sales may seem a little old fashioned but they are more popular than ever with 14 in Henfield during 2017 alone, raising anything between £600 and £1,500 each for local charities – an amazing amount of money! The Book Nook in the Chapel in Fulking also sells pre-loved books, CD’s and DVD’s every Wednesday morning in aid of St Andrews Church in Edburton. 2 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

It is frustrating when something breaks down, but instead of taking it straight to the tip, why don’t you investigate getting it repaired? There are several businesses offering a repair services for big items such as washing machines, ovens and fridges and it often works out much cheaper than replacing the item completely, even with a call-out charge. The Horsham Repair Café (see above) also offers laptop, tablet and PC repairs as well as small electrical appliance repairs by a qualified electrician (pre-booking is recommended). And finally, if you are upgrading an appliance and your old one is still in good working order, someone who is just setting up home might be very grateful for it, so ask around or advertise it on one of the many local ‘buy and sell’ websites or via a good oldfashioned noticeboard in a local shop. Want to know more? Go to

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Whilst Horsham District Council offer a fantastic curbside recycling service, it is far better to swap single-use plastic items for multi-use plastic items wherever possible. For example, why not invest in a re-usable cup for your daily coffee treat (better still a sustainable bamboo coffee cup)? Most cafes are more than happy to fill one for you and some even offer a discount. Carrying a re-usable plastic drinks bottle with you negates the need to buy single-use water bottles whenever you’re thirsty and they’re easily available. Cornerweighs, just off Henfield High Street, offers an Ecover refill service for laundry liquid, wool wash, fabric softener and washing up liquid, as does the Horsham Repair Café. Jeremy’s is currently offering a 10p discount on all plastic herb trays returned to the shop for reuse. And whilst plastic plant pots can’t currently be recycled, why not contact your local Garden Club to see if their members can re-use them in plant sales.

Horsham Repair Café (the first Saturday of every month at Horsham Quaker Meeting House) offers a free repair service for a range of items including clothing. Keep an eye out for pop-up pre-loved clothes sales (there’s one taking place on 4 March in the Garden Room of Henfield Hall) or clothes swapping events in aid of charity – a wonderful way to clear out and refresh your wardrobe. Little Things on Henfield High Street takes donations of pre-loved children’s clothes (including St Peters School Uniform) and toys, with a percentage of the profit going children’s charities and the school. St Barnabas House Hospice and the Help the Aged charity shops accept good quality clothes, shoes and accessories and don’t forget your unwanted prescription glasses: Henfield Lions send them off to be cleaned and reused by people in developing countries, collection points are at Henfield Medical Centre and Henfield Eyecare.

If you’ve fallen out of love with your sofa or your dining chairs are looking a little shabby, then instead of throwing them out, why not investigate repairing and refreshing them? A qualified and experienced upholsterer will be able to give a new lease of life to quality furniture and you will have a much broader choice of fabrics than what any of the High Street Shops can offer. If you are determined to change your style, then the St Barnabas House Hospice charity shop on Henfield High Street accepts donations of good quality furniture to sell in their shops and they can arrange to collect (and deliver) large items. Last year they collected and re-homed nearly 7,000 pieces of pre-loved furniture, saving them from landfill. For further information on reuse see Horsham District Council ( and Horsham Repair Café ( Continue the reuse conversation on the BN5Magazine Facebook page.

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magine experiencing the thrill of an evening at the races… without having to travel further than Henfield! Henfield Lions are hugely experienced at organising successful fundraising events and on Friday 16 March they are hosting a fantastic race night at St Peter’s Primary School in Henfield in aid of two brain tumour charities. If you fancy a fun night out, why not book a table with some friends? If you’ve never been to a race night before, the concept is very simple: each guest buys a £10 ticket which includes a race card for the evening and a tasty, light supper. There will also be a bar available on the night as well as a raffle. Using films of real horses, shown on a large screen, different races are shown throughout the evening. There are eight horses in each race and

guests can choose which one they want to place their money on. The guests place their bets at the tote table set up by the Lions (minimum of £1 per horse, but more if you are feeling lucky!) and then have fun cheering them on! If their horse wins the race, the guest gets more back than they started with. For the last race of the evening, the horses are auctioned off – something which generates a huge amount of excitement (as well as money for charity!) So what are you waiting for? Help Henfield Lions raise a huge amount for two amazing charities on Friday 16 March whilst having fun at the same time. Tickets are available from Henfield Lion David Pyror on telephone 01273 494442 / 0777 572737 or email Sarah Butler

The Henfield Lions are raising money for two fantastic brain tumour charities: The Brain Tumour Charity is

at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. They are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence. They fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.

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Common Frog © Derek Middleton - Sussex Wildlife Trust


aybe it’s the memory of long summer days spent watching tadpoles, or the excitement of seeing perfect miniature frogs develop from a clump of jelly, but I love frog spawn and so do a lot of other people. However Sussex Wildlife Trust often receives calls from people worried that they’re doing the wrong thing for their spawn and we are more than happy to help with this.

First things first, it’s important to know what you are dealing with, frogs or toads. This is actually very simple. Frog spawn is always laid in clumps, whilst toad spawn comes in long chains like strings of pearls draped over pond weed and submerged plants. Frogs and frogspawn are generally much more common in garden ponds as they like fairly shallow water. Toads prefer deeper, larger ponds which tend to be found in the wider countryside, they are also very faithful to their breeding ponds, returning every year to the same location. If you are lucky enough to get spawn in your pond, then it is important to know that as long as you haven’t introduced additional amphibians into your pond, there is no such thing as too much spawn. Unfortunately it’s a tough life for a tadpole, they have a number of natural predators and are susceptible various amphibian diseases. Female frogs and toads lay thousands of egg each year with the expectation that only a tiny fraction will survive to adulthood. Your pond may contain a big 3 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

black mass of writhing tadpoles, but this is how it is meant to be. Just kick back and enjoy watching these amazing amphibians. It is important that spawn or tadpoles aren’t moved into a different pond, as this can spread non-native plant species and amphibian diseases. Ponds that already contain spawn may not be able to support the increase population, whilst ponds that don’t have any spawn are unlikely to be suitable for frogs or toads - if they were suitable, the spawn would already be there. Amphibian disease is something to be aware of, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that the colour of a frog’s skin is a sign of disease. Most people think of frogs as being green, however during the breeding season their skin often becomes tinted. Males can develop a blue tinge to their throat and females can appear redder all over. Additionally there can be a lot of variation in individual frog and toad colouring. Yellow, orange, cream and even black common frogs and toads

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have all been recorded in the UK. So whilst a red colouration can sometimes be a sign of disease, only be concerned if there are other symptoms of illness too. Sometimes you get spawn, in fact you get massive clumps of it and then nothing, the spawn fails and turns to mush. It is frustrating when this happens and unfortunately it can sometimes be hard to find a reason. More often than not it is down to the pond. The two things that all spawn desperately needs to develop properly are light and warmth. You need to let the sunshine in to get tadpoles; shady ponds are not good for spawn. There are also many reasons why a pond may not contain any spawn at all. First of all the pond may just not be suitable: too shallow, too deep, to shady, too isolated, there is a long list of factors. However you might also not see any frogs in your pond because there are newts there instead. Newts and frogs are not mutually exclusive, but they do tend to have a bit of a boom-bust relationship. Newts eat tadpoles, which means that ponds with lots of newts tend to have fewer frogs. This might not be forever as populations go up and down, but it may just be that your pond is more suitable for newts rather than frogs. This isn’t a bad thing, newts are

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awesome too and their habitat is just as important as frog habitat. Sadly frogs and toads are not as common as they used to be. 50% of the UK’s ponds were lost in the 20th century and 80% of those that remain are in a poor state. Water quality, particularly in the countryside is a big problem, whilst in more urban areas amphibians can find it hard to access garden ponds. Ponds with steep sides or which are surrounded by hard paving are not accessible, also many gardens are surrounded by impenetrable fences and walls. The good news is that frogs love shallow garden ponds, so if you have the space, please add a wildlife-friendly pond to your garden with a gap under the fence so frogs can get in. WildCall Officer Charlotte Owen runs the Sussex Wildlife Trust dedicated wildlife advice and information service. If you would like to report an interesting wildlife sighting, find out more about the creatures that live in your garden, raise concerns over planning issues or have any wildlife related enquiry then please call 01273 494777 or email: Charlotte Owen, WildCall Officer - Sussex Wildlife Trust

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hose who saw the wonderful show, Anne of Green Gables, staged by the Henfield Theatre Company (HTC) in early January and who heard about the awards that they won for their previous production, Billy Liar, will be itching to know what is coming next. The wait is over; it’s Confusions by the master of comedy and pathos, Alan Ayckbourn. Confusions is a neat amalgamation of five one act plays, apparently separate but actually interconnected in subtle ways. As one would expect of Ayckbourn, there will be plenty of comedy, a tinge of sadness, some thoughtful reflection and a few clever twists. The playlets are: Mother Figure; Housewife, Lucy, is so busy with her children that neighbours Rosemary and Terry come in to try to help her. They have marital problems however, and it becomes clear that Lucy’s mothering skills may be even more helpful to them than they are to her own children. Drinking Companions; Harry, who is Lucy’s husband, does a lot of drinking and flirting in a hotel bar with Paula and her friend Bernice. The twists and turns of the evening do not, however, go entirely his way, even after he leaves his room key with Paula. Between Mouthfuls; In the restaurant of the same hotel, two couples at adjacent tables discover that there is an unfortunate and unexpected link between them. A Talk in the Park; Five lonely strangers sitting

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great escape from Steyning Grammar School on Friday 8 December 2017 saw just over 200 Year 13 students released for a day of fundraising, with the money raised going to Cancer Research UK. Costumes included Shrek characters, Christmas elves with Santa and fairies, Alice in Wonderland, 7 Peas in a Pod, 80’s neon-clad performers, ladybirds, David Attenborough and the Blue Planet creatures, and unicorns. The Sixth Form College Charity Committee kicked off their fundraising earlier in the week by offering a car valet service to staff. Members of staff booked their cars in for a wash and polish, administered whilst student on-lookers enjoyed the spectacle and enjoyed delicious pizza served from the Pizza Oven Van, the owners of which very generously donated their takings to Cancer Research UK. The annual fundraising event started early on Friday with a hearty breakfast kindly donated by our in-house catering department. The £2 charge for breakfast went straight into the Cancer Research UK appeal. Students were then locked in the jails, after which they broke out and were cheered on by fellow students in Years 10, 11 and 12. The convicts made off in a procession of brightly decorated vehicles including large tractors and trailers, pick-up trucks and a vintage bus and made their way up Steyning High Street. Students were warmly received by shop keepers and local residents who lined the street giving their support to the students and donating to this great cause. The convicts then went on the run carrying Cancer Research UK collecting boxes to Brighton, Hove, Shoreham, Southwick, Lancing, Brighton, Storrington, Portslade, Henfield, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. Students also visited local Primary Schools (Steyning Primary, Upper Beeding Primary, Jolesfield in Partridge Green, St Peters in Henfield and West Chiltington Primary School), together with Steyning Grammar Lower School sites in Steyning and Rock Road in Storrington

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where they received a tremendous reception from the children. All students were finally recaptured at the Bandstand in Horsham where they entertained the crowds with their festive sing-a-long and survivor photographs. Valerie Barnes, Community Fundraiser from Cancer Research UK was at the school on the students return to supervise the count, and she thanked them for their enthusiasm in helping others on such a large scale. The total raised so far stands at £5,192 and all monies raised will be used to fund ongoing work for Cancer Research. The School and students would like to thank Horsham District Council for again allowing us to host the event and for their assistance with arrangements for parking of the vehicles, and Southern Transit and C&L coaches, who both very kindly donated the use of a coach for the event. Additional grateful thanks go to Tooveys Auction House who the week earlier arranged for one of the groups to collect during the monthly auction. They are also very grateful to the public, parents and governors for their generosity and to their sponsors: Chris Simmons, Gardner and Scardifield, Simon Kilham, Southern Transit, Julie Thompson, Steve Heasman, Buncton Farm, RJ Meacher, Mike Comber, ST Cowley, Beechcroft Gardening, Simon Pavey, Pete Bradford and Claire Bower. SGS

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From 2% 3% 5% rom April, the employment tax rules are April 18 changing again! It is crucial that all employers From are aware of these changes and consider 3% 5% 8% the impact they may have on their internal April 19 procedures. Where appropriate, communicating the contribute greater amounts to the pension if they changes to staff should also be considered. wish; however, it is the employer’s responsibility to Salary sacrifice schemes ensure the schemes are in-line with the minimum Since April 2017, it has no longer been possible to contributions. implement a salary sacrifice scheme unless the With the cost of pension contributions for employees benefit being provided under the scheme fell within set to rise fivefold, employers should consider one of the following excluded categories: implementing a salary sacrifice scheme for the ƒƒ Childcare benefits employee element whereby the employee gives up part of their salary and the employer pays this straight ƒƒ Pension contributions into their pension. ƒƒ Employer-provided pension advice Paying the employee contribution under a salary sacrifice arrangement will generate a saving of ƒƒ Cycle to work schemes employer’s NI which may not have been significant when the contribution level was only 1%, but could ƒƒ Ultra-low emission cars (<75 g/km) If employers had other schemes in place, i.e. for become substantial for an employer once the employer provided training or the provision of mobile employee contributions increase to 5%. phones which started before 6 April 2017 then, under Termination payments transitional rules, these come under the imminent new rules from 6 April 2018 - so a review of schemes From 6 April, taxation on termination payments is changing. The aspect which will have the most impact in place is needed before this date. is both contractual and non-contractual payments The transitional rules are extended until April 2021, in lieu of notice (PILONs) will be taxable and subject where the benefit being provided is a company car to Class 1 NICs whereas, before April 2018, non(>75 g/km) or the provision of accommodation or contractual PILONs can be tax and NI free. subsidised school fees. The taxable amount after April 2018 is the amount the If you are contractually obliged to continue to provide employee would contractually have been entitled to had benefits under salary sacrifice schemes which are they worked their notice period. This will include any not within the excluded categories or within the bonus, commission or incentive payments that they would transitional rules, the amount of salary foregone by be entitled to had they worked their notice period, as well the employee will remain taxable even though they as any sums which would accrue during the notice period. are not being paid this amount. The amount calculated will be treated as earnings and will Employers need to understand their payroll obligations not be eligible for the £30,000 Income Tax exemption. before the April deadline when the first set of Also changing is the calculation of termination transitional rules expire, as otherwise they risk under- packages which are subject to NICs. Although this deducting tax from their payroll from April onwards. has now been delayed to April 2019, payments in excess of the £30,000 exemption will be subject to Pension Automatic Enrolment employer’s NIC (but not employee’s NIC) whereas Under Automatic Enrolment, all employers will have to before this date they were NIC exempt altogether. provide a workplace pension for eligible staff by 6 April - many already do. On that date, both the minimum The new legislation also removes the Foreign Service employee and minimum employer contributions will Relief element on termination payments and confirms that payments made for injury to feelings will fall increase and then again in April 2019. outside the exemption for injury payments. Both the employer and employee can choose to

Employers who may be anticipating making redundancies should make sure they understand the new rules as these changes could significantly increase the cost of making termination payments. Any contractual terms agreed with an employee now will impact on how termination payments are taxed after 6 April. Careful analysis of the nature of a termination payment is crucial before any offer is put forward to an employee as part of a termination package, so that both parties are sure as to the net sum that the employee will receive. Employers may also wish to consider whether any planned termination should be brought forward in order to benefit from the existing regime. Paul Samrah

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

08 37 09

66 46 54 68

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

51 59

The Green Reaper Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Services Hamfelds Home & Garden Jack’s Mowing & Garden Maintenance Rooted Garden Services Roses & Rascals Garden Design Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens


54 22 21 37 50 37 03 60

Henfield Antique Fair Katherine Lawrie Jewellery The Steyning Bookshop

27 42 14

A Hyatt Contractors B Muzeen Groundworks PHB Contractors

53 50 47

A&S Gutter Clearance




Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

12 42

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

58 59

Hamfelds Home & Garden


DB Foot Clinic Feet Plus Henfield Get Fit Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Lucy Jaques Therapies Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

40 42 31 42 42 22 22 43

Charles Winstanley House Clearance Rubbish Clearance

28 28

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

41 11 48 25 56

Cinemobile The Henfield Hall Monday Market Homebird Pre-Loved Clothes event Horsham District Council Car Parking Horsham District Council Recycling Henfield Theatre Company St Barnabas Shop St Peter’s Church

06 25 25 30 29 39 24 23







Inner Space Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings

50 20 51





Andrew’s Decorating Trim Decorating

52 52

ACT Pest Control


The Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service


King and Stevens PHB Contractors

63 47

JG Plastering


Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating ZM Plumbing & Heating

58 58 54 51

Marcus Grimes


Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage The Old Mill Removals

58 50 44

The Cat and Canary Full of Beans The Royal Oak, Wineham Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant taste...deli catering The Wheatsheaf The White Hart

32 31 02 32 09 11 10







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

36 53 59

Dove Nursery Little Gems Oscar Bears Day Care

44 44 44

Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

65 52

Jim Hills Sports


Corporate Cars Henfield Village Cars

65 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites Norsat

59 61

The Green Reaper Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

54 54 60

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


PPC Windows





Lucy Locksmith



The Tree Works






Henfield Eyecare





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