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MARCH 2019 | Contents © Toby Phillips Photography

06 What’s on 14 News 26 Local interest 30 Motoring 43 Local interest 46 Local interest 48 Entertainment 58 Health & fitness 68 Local interest 78 Index listings

from the BN5 area

District Showcase Tour

Editor’s Letter If you love cars then don’t miss the Horsham District Showcase Tour when it visits Henfield on Sunday 24 March, see page 27 for details. You may remember ‘Piazza Italia on Tour’ from two years ago when the village was filled with the colour and noise of beautiful Italian supercars, well, this time it’s bigger and better! Plan are underway to close the High Street to allow cars (classic, supercars, American muscle cars from Henfield’s own Pilgrim Motorsports, VW campervans and vintage British cars) to park up along the High Street so visitors can wander and enjoy the atmosphere, delicious street food and great entertainment. It’ll be a fantastic Sunday afternoon out with plenty to see and do. Henfield is the last ‘pit stop’ on the tour so we get some extra time to see the cars. Come and enjoy a drink in one of the pubs, or a coffee and leisurely lunch. Also in this issue we’ve got interviews with two local student midwives about their fascinating experiences volunteering in Tanzania, as well as an article about a talented Steyning artist, Lorna Wheele, who featured on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year show. At BN5 we’re running a competition for the best District Showcase Tour shop window, please look out for details on the BN5 Facebook page and vote for your favourite!

Emma Osman, Editor

Pilgrim Motorsports Midwives go to Tanzania Lorna Wheele, artist Henfield Theatre Company Henfield Joggers

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Martin Love, Paul Crowe, Zena Cairns and Paul Samrah. District Tour photography with the kind permission of Toby Phillips. Cover photograph courtesy of Pilgrim Motorsports 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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What’s on | MARCH 2019 Due to the large number of events in the village, some repeating events are not listed. For the complete diary please see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

Friday 1 HENFIELD SHED Workshop behind Southdown Galleries, 10am-12pm (& every Tues to Fri) LADYBIRDS Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 1st Fri) Women Warriors. Contact Emma 01273 965926. BLUE IDOL OPEN DAY Quaker Meeting House, Coolham, RH13 8QP, 10am4pm (& every Fri) Visit a local historic house, founded by William Penn. SOUTHWATER WALK Southwater Country Park, 11am (& 15th, 28th) 2 ½ miles level, no stiles. All welcome, led by trained volunteers. No need to book. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Evangelical Free Church, 2–3pm Ecumenical service. FRIENDS OF ST PETER’S CONCERT St. Peter’s Church, 7pm Organ Recital by Stephen Davies, international organist. QUIZ & SUPPER Henfield Leisure Centre, 7-10.30pm Teams of 6 maximum, £10 incl supper. Tickets from Leisure Centre.

Henfield Common, 10am Tanyard & Deer Park, management of young trees. We welcome new volunteers. Contact 01273 494566 or henfieldconservation@gmail. com. HENFIELD NETBALL CLUB Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (& every Sun)

Monday 4 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. GAMES AFTER SCHOOL Henfield Library, 3–4.30pm (& every Mon, term-time)

booking essential. See News Item. PANCAKE PARTY Free Church Hall, 3.30-5pm See News Item. PANCAKE SPECIAL The George, from 4pm See Advert. ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Henfield Hall, 7.00–10pm See News Item. HART PUB QUIZ The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt Tues) In aid of HART (Henfield Area Response Team). Teams of up to six. Call 01273 492006 to book.

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ST BARNABAS OUTREACH Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am2pm Information and support for patients and their families. TODDLER GROUP Fulking Village Hall, 1011.30am (& every Weds) Play & sing. Suggested donation £1. All welcome. EXPERT PATIENTS PROGRAMME Henfield Hall, 2-4.30pm (& every Weds for 6 weeks) Free self-management course for people living with a long-term health condition. See News. JOLESFIELD COMMUNITY CHOIR Jolesfield School, 7pm (& Tuesday 5 every Weds, term time) HENFIELD DUCKLINGS Open to all, join us if you enjoy Henfield Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& singing. every Tues) HENFIELD BELL RINGERS See News Item. St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& ACTION FOR DEAFNESS every Weds) Henfield Medical Centre, New ringers welcome, come Saturday 2 9.30am-12.30pm (& every Tues) along or contact 01273 596485. TREFOIL GUILD COFFEE MORNING Drop-in hearing aid maintenance service. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Thursday 7 10am–12pm SELF HELP CLUB MINIBUS TRIP Coffee, cakes, books, bric a Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Henfield Haven for pick up, brac, raffle etc. 10am-3pm (& every Tues) 10am (& 21st) A social get together for the GUIDES JUMBLE SALE 7th to Horsham, 21st to Borde elderly. Lunch provided. Henfield Hall, 2pm Hill Gardens. Contact the Haven. Jumble to the hall in the morning STEYNING 2 MILE STROLL NAT WEST MOBILE SERVICE or contact 01403 710517 for Steyning Health Centre for Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.05collection after 25th Feb. start, 11am (& 19th) 11.05am (& every Thurs) MEMORY MOMENTS CAFÉ 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led For cash deposits, withdrawals, by trained volunteers, no need Catholic Church Hall, 2-4pm bill payments and account to book. All welcome, especially those admin. with memory loss. GROUP MUSIC THERAPY RHYME TIME Henfield Haven, 2.30-3.30pm (& Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am Sunday 3 every Tues) (& every Thurs) HENFIELD CONSERVATION Music is beneficial and fun. All Fun with music for prewelcome to join in. Free but VOLUNTEERS schoolers. 6 | BN5 Magazine

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MARCH 2019 | What’s on HENFIELD UNATTACHED White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) For those who are alone. Enquiries 01273 495820 or just drop-in. ART & CRAFTS Sobell Court, 2-4pm (& every Thurs) Bring any art or craft. All materials provided. STEYNING BOOKSHOP EVENTS Steyning Book Shop (& 26th at Gluck Studio) See Advert and News Item for details. HENFIELD WOMEN’S GROUP The White Hart, 7.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Whether experienced or novice, come and be crafty with crochet. Contact Anne 07901 382976.

JESUS OF NAZARETH FILM SCREENING Catholic Church Hall, 4-6pm (& 23rd, 6th & 19th Apr) To be shown in 4 parts. All welcome. Popcorn and bean bags for the children.

Sunday 10 COMMUNITY SUNDAY LUNCH Henfield Haven, 12.30pm Call 01273 494747 to book. WURLITZER CONCERT Singing Hills, 3-5.30pm Music from the musicals, shows, films, the big band era and more. MUSIC SESSION The George, 8–11pm (& every 2nd Sun) Singers, musicians and audience are all welcome.

HENFIELD FLOWER CLUB Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) Nina Tucknott. ‘Come Fly with me’, Member’s Exhibit – ‘Kitchen Capers’. All welcome. HENFIELD HISTORY GROUP Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) Lost Ships Found-the adventure of maritime archaeology.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR IPAD Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am See News Item. HENFIELD BYWAYS Henfield Library for start, 10am (& 27th) 2-3 miles. No dogs. All welcome, led by trained volunteers, no need to book. Monday 11 KNIT AND NATTER Friday 8 THE ARTS SOCIETY STEYNING Lounge, Rayner Court, STEYNING/WISTON WALK The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Cricket Pavilion for start, 12pm (& every 2nd Mon) Weds) 9-10.15am Zaha Hadid Architectural Donated wool appreciated. Downland dog walk. 2 miles. Superstar. Guests welcome. STEYNING HISTORY SOCIETY All welcome, led by trained THE ARTS SOCIETY HENFIELD Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, volunteers, no need to book. Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every 7.45–9.45pm (& every 2nd HENFIELD WILD VIOLETS WI 2nd Mon) Weds) Garden Room, Henfield Hall, The painted Churches of The History of the Royal 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Romania. Guests welcome. Observer Corps 1915 – 1945. Half a Continent in 80 Days - Dr QUIZ NIGHT Helen Griffiths. The George, 8pm (& every 2nd Thursday 14 HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB Mon) HENFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR Henfield Hall, 7pm Henfield Hall, 7am–12pm (& ‘No dig gardening – Growing the Tuesday 12 every 2nd Thurs) Easy Way’ Joshua the Gardener. HAVEN GREEN GARDEN GROUP Collectables, jewellery and bric a brac. Henfield Haven, 9.30am– Saturday 9 HTC FULL CIRCLE 12.30pm (& alt Tue) PART JUMBLE SALE Gardening is good for you. Join Henfield Hall, 7.45pm (& daily Henfield Hall, 2pm us for fresh air and fun! Please until 20th) Jumble to hall on the morning book. See Article. or call 07792362962 & 01403 711620 for collection.

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Friday 15 MESSY CHURCH Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& every 3rd Fri) Crafts, bible stories and delicious supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. HENFIELD HAVEN QUIZ Henfield Haven, 7 for 7.30pm Ticket includes 2 course supper. Proceeds to the Haven. Book at Haven.

Saturday 16 BP GUILD JUMBLE SALE Henfield Hall, 2pm Jumble to hall in the morning or contact 01273 492172 or 01273 493227. STEYNING DRAMA CLUB DEBUT PRODUCTION The Steyning Centre, 7.30 (& 17th at 6pm) See News Item.

Tuesday 19 MOBILE CINEMA Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Stan and Ollie (PG). See Advert

Wednesday 20 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) Mistresses & their influence on History.

Thursday 21 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.

Sunday 24 HORSHAM DISTRICT SHOWCASE TOUR Henfield High Street, 2pm Cars arrive 3pm. See Article. PG PLAYERS PLAY Partridge Green Village Hall, 7.30pm “It is Now” performed by professional theatre company Anonymous is a Woman.

Monday 25 CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU (OUTREACH) Henfield Medical Centre, 10am–1pm (& every 4th Mon) Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked appointments 10.30am-1pm.

Tuesday 26 HENFIELD ART CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every last Tues) Demonstration by Paul Simmons - a New York skyline. SMALL DOLE TUESDAY CLUB Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Friends against Scams – Jacob Watts, Nat West Bank. HENFIELD TREFOIL GUILD Guide Hut 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) History of the Tower of London by Chief Yeoman Warder. New members always welcome.

Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

Thursday 28 PG HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Partridge Green Village Hall, 7.30pm Bugs eat Bugs- how biological control is used to destroy pests. Steve Bradley, TV & Radio Broadcaster. All welcome.

Saturday 30 CAKE SALE In front of the Free Church, 9am & every last Sat) RACE NIGHT Cat & Canary, 8pm See Advert.

Advance Notice Friday 5th April BIRDWATCH TALK St Peter’s Church, 2pm As part of the Year of Culture events, Mike Russell of Henfield Birdwatch will be presenting “A Sussex Village and its Birds”.

Saturday 6 April

GOOD AS NEW SALE Henfield Hall, 10am Good quality, pre-loved baby and children’s clothing, toys and equipment. SUSSEX GUILD CRAFT SHOW Parkside, Horsham, 10am-5pm See Advert. FUN QUIZ Guide Hut 7.15-10.30pm Includes ploughman’s supper, bring your own drinks and glasses. Teams 6 - 8. Contact Wednesday 27 01403 710517 or dave. HENFIELD PARKINSON’S CAFÉ Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– marshall721@gmail.com. 12pm (& every last Weds)

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News | MARCH 2019

New Town creeps towards Henfield

Despite being ruled out of the Mid Sussex Local Plan, Mayfield Market Towns (MMT) have used the review of the Horsham Local Plan to renew their effort to build a new ‘garden’ town, this time promoting a settlement of more than 6000 homes that takes in Henfield, Shermanbury and Woodmancote parishes. It is thought that MMT have paid £150,000 for the privilege of an arrangement with Horsham District Council (HDC) known as a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA). This obligates HDC to ‘consider information’ and ‘test the deliverability’ of the New Town despite having already rejected MMT proposals in 2015. Local residents are shocked that Localism is once again being undermined. Our MPs have once again reacted angrily to the news. Sir Nicholas Soames MP, speaking to the Mid Sussex Times, said: “The Mayfields new town is a wholly unsuitable proposal which has been repeatedly rejected, yet this developer persists in promoting it. It is extremely disappointing that Horsham District Council have entered into an agreement with Mayfields, and will be accepting payment from them, as the developer obviously sees this as a way of keeping their foot in the door.” Nick Herbert MP added: “By persisting with the Mayfields new town plan, in spite of having no local support, the developers are blighting the local area. They tried but failed to upset two local district plans, but clearly, they are going to have another go. I have no doubt that local people will make their continuing opposition to Mayfields clear, including to Horsham District Council.” For information please visit www.lambs.org.uk.

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Horsham District Council response: A planning performance agreement (PPA) can be a useful tool to focus pre-application discussions on the issues that will need to be addressed by a planning application and the timescales and resources that are likely to be required. A PPA is a normal part of the planning process for large or complex proposals and is entered into on a without prejudice basis. This means that entering into a PPA does not give a guarantee of planning permission nor its allocation for development in a local plan. All planning authorities charge a fee for preapplication discussions, and the Government promotes this approach as best practice. Mayfield Market Towns promoted this site during the preparation of the current local plan, which was adopted in 2015, and have continued to do so over the following years. The Council is obliged to assess all of the sites promoted by developers for potential inclusion in the new local plan. The PPA fee covers the cost 14 | BN5 Magazine

of this work and is payable whether or not the site comes forward as part of the Local Plan Preferred Strategy, which is due to be published for consultation in autumn 2019.

Barbara Childs, Horsham District Council Director of Place

Annual Parish Meeting

Henfield’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place in The Henfield Hall on Tuesday 5 March from 7pm. All members of the public are invited and encouraged to come along and make their views known to the Parish 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 Henfield Common Ten-Year Management Plan, which has a number of exciting proposals. In addition, there will be short presentation on ‘Connector Plus,’ which is a group set up by the Medical Centre to recruit volunteers who can support and befriend isolated residents. Discover the ‘Hidden Henfield – Henfield Trails,’ which is an exciting new project for Henfield residents and one which will hopefully attract new visitors into the village centre. The formal part of the proceedings will commence at 7.30pm, but please come along from 7pm onwards to see the displays in the Hall about the Parish Council’s work and why Henfield is such a great place to live! Parish Councillors will be available after the meeting for an informal chat and light refreshments will be provided. On a separate note, is there anyone out there that has a spare garage or storage space that they could ‘lend’ to Henfield Parish Council (HPC)? With less work being carried out around the village by the County and District Councils, HPC has taken on extra part-time Works Officers to carry out some of this work. As a result, we have had to purchase additional equipment, which takes up space. Any offer of assistance would be gratefully received. There will be a ‘Would you like to be a Councillor’ meeting on the morning of Saturday 16th March, where anyone considering standing as a Parish Councillor in the May 2019 elections can come along and find out a bit more about the role of Councillor. This will be held in the Garden Room at The Henfield Hall between 10am and 12pm.

Kevin Wright

New name for the Henfield Haven extension

The Henfield Haven extension has just been completed and looks wonderful, but it is in need of a name. If you have any ideas or suggestions please let us know, email henfieldse@henfieldhub. com.

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Henfield Community Mosaics

The Community mosaics which link Henfield to the Suffragettes and Votes for Women were unveiled by Carol Eastwood, Chairman of Henfield Community Partnership and Elaine Goodyear, Deputy Chairman of Henfield Parish Council in St Peter’s Church on 30 January. There are two Mosaics, one of a violet which was a symbol of the Suffragettes and one of the colours in their sashes. The second one is a nod to Elizabeth Robins and shows Backsettown House, the South Downs and the iconic poster of a suffragette in a white dress with a green, cream and violet sash.

They are visually stunning and Councillor Jonathan Chowen who is responsible for Horsham District’s Year of Culture (YoC) was very pleased that there will be a lasting legacy in Henfield from the YoC. The Mosaics were paid for with a grant from HDC YoC, a grant from Votes for Women Centenary Fund and a donation from HCP. People who had been involved in making the mosaics were invited to the reception together with other representatives from HDC. Creative Waves who designed and oversaw the completion of the mosaics were thrilled with the response and said how much they had enjoyed working on the project. Permission has been requested from the Trustees of Henfield Hall to locate the mosaics in front of the Parish office windows near to the Museum where more information about the Suffragettes can be found.

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News | MARCH 2019

Edge to Edge stitching workshops

Henfield Haven Quiz 2018

There were 77 Haven questionnaires attempted this year with one clear winner emerging to win the wonderful hamper full of seasonal items. We would like to thank everyone who took part and supported The Haven with their generosity during the festive season. Our thanks to Phyl Eager our question mistress, as well as to those who generously donated goods and drinks for the prize. Also, without the traders in Henfield High Street who willingly sold them for us we wouldn’t have had such a successful response. Our congratulations go to the winner Janet Bridgewater. Thank you all for taking part.

Lyn Sheppard and Liz Hodgson

The Edge to Edge stitching project, which runs as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture, will give people the opportunity to create handmade bunting for their community in their local church. Artist and facilitator Luna Russell will lead the adult sessions and explained; “Edge to Edge aims to celebrate people and places that are connected by the Downs Link. Through a series of workshops, I will be creating bunting flags with participants. Each Flag will be embroidered with imagery and words that represent the maker and the community in which they live, inspired by their local heritage and the changing seasons and uses of the Downs Link.” You can join the Edge to Edge adult stitching project in your area - no experience necessary. Places are free but limited and must be booked in advance. There are classes at a variety of locations. The Henfield classes take place at St Peter’s Church on Wednesdays, 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May from 1 - 3.30pm and in Partridge Green at St Michael’s Church on Fridays, 3, 10, 17, 24 May 2019 from 9.30am -12noon. For more information and to find out about other venues and workshops or to book places contact Luna Russell, www.edgetoedgeproject.co.uk or call her on 0774 0198330

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MARCH 2019 | News

Lloyds Pharmacy Prescription Assembly Solution (PAS)

In the Spring 2018 edition of ‘Between Friends’, the twice-yearly newsletter of the Friends of Henfield Medical Practice Trust, Lloyds Pharmacy management announced that the company had developed an off-site Prescription Assembly Solution (PAS) which was operating in other parts of the country. It was expected to be introduced locally in due course with the Henfield branch being serviced from Bristol. The Henfield branch of Lloyds received approval in January and the new service is now in operation. So how will it work? The repeat prescription remains in the pharmacy, but the data is submitted to the off-site facility in Bristol where the Fire Walk fundraising prescription is professionally assembled, labelled Seeing my sister in law digest the diagnosis of and bagged, and then returned to Henfield to be Multiple Myeloma, from the shock of having to handed to the patient. face a terminal illness, to 3 rounds of chemo, radiotherapy and 2 stem cell transplants has blown This should result in an improved service and increased customer satisfaction - it is expected me away. At the age of 35 she has taken every step with dignity and bravery without ever moan- to transform the patient / customer experience in Henfield. ing. So, in turn, I wanted to do something that would display a little courage and bravery (though As a post-script, we understand that the service I confess it’s nothing in comparison) to show her is not yet fully functioning and it may take some I’m with her all the way. time to work effectively. During this process please be patient while the staff do their best to My commitment is to organise a Fire Walk on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May. The act of walking facilitate the new system. barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones has Peter Bates been practiced by many people and cultures in all parts of the world. The thought of walking ‘It is Now’ production over hot coals fills me with trepidation. However, ‘Is it Now’ by Madeline Gould will be performed I want to show my sister in law how much she by Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company means to me and to boost her morale and in doon Sunday 24 March, 7.30pm at Partridge Green ing so, give others the chance to take on this task Village Hall as part of the Horsham District Year of and use it to either raise money for Myeloma UK, Culture 2019. or any another charity close to their heart. 30 July 1966, a date that would go down in With the help of ‘Firewalk International’, and the history, the day of the World Cup Final between kindness of Jen Harvey, Head of Shipley Primary England and Germany. But it’s also the wedschool where the event will be held, within a week ding day of Laura and Joe, a day when two sides of the seed being sown, we had 20 sign-ups and collide, but also filled with A Groovy Kind of Love. pledges of hundreds of pounds. Can Laura keep everyone’s attention away from At the time of going to print, there are a few the most iconic game of football England has places left to take part in this event. A £40 (nonever played and save her big day? refundable) registration fee secures your place, Tickets are £10 each. Seats will be in a cabaret training, and motivational talk, with £10 of that fee style with only 72 tickets available, so people will going to Myeloma UK. The rest is up to you. You need to book early! Tickets are available from Liz can raise money for any charity you want. Or not. Ganney, by emailing e.ganney@btinternet.com There is no pressure to fundraise. If anything, it or through Horsham Museum, 01403 211661 or will be an empowering, fun family day out with email information@horhsam.gov.uk. BBQ, refreshments, face painting and body art Partridge Green Players are using this opportunity from Meadow Arts, a face paint artist based in to raise money for Partridge Green Players and West Sussex. put some of the money towards new village hall If you would like to participate or help with the chairs, and another Applause production in the sponsorship of this event without participating, future. There will, therefore be a pay bar, a raffle please do let me know. For more information and football themed fundraising games to raise please visit www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ money – it’ll be a really fun evening! SomeoneSpecial/NatashaWestall, www.myeloma. Liz Ganney org.uk or email Firewalkforcharity@gmail.com.

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It is with great regret that we announce the closure of Hurstpierpoint Singers, after 68 years of music-making in Sussex. Dwindling numbers and illness led to the decision, which means that the very successful Christmas Concert held Jack Dance motorcycle trials at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint in December will Hello, my name is Jack Dance and I am a trials in retrospect be their final performance. There rider. I am 13 years old, live in West Sussex and will therefore not be a concert in April, although have been riding motorbikes and competing since members of the Singers have joined other local I was about 3 years old. I compete in Club events, choirs, including Burgess Hill Choral Society, ACU Nationals, YMSA series and European Chanctonbury Chorus, All the Right Notes and Championships, individual events and I have also Sussex Chorus, all of whom have concerts performed with a display team. When I reach age between April and June. The Singers would like 14, I can compete in World Trials. to thank all those who have supported them over the past decades, both as singers, and as audiMotorbike trials is a non-speed event on ence members. specialised motorbikes where competitors ride David Redd through multiple sections of an obstacle course, while attempting to avoid touching the ground with their feet, fall off or stop. As well as riding in Computer Club workshop – Europe, this year I will be competing in A class Understanding your iPad

The main areas we shall cover are the basic settings on your machine, emailing and creating contacts, accessing websites and apps and taking and storing photos. The workshop will last about an hour followed by any one to one help we can offer. Our aim is for those attending to leave with increased confidence (and interest) in using their iPad. The workshop will be held on Wednesday 13 March, 10am in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. It is open to members and non-members and the cost at £2 also covers refreshments. Numbers are limited so if you are interested, email henfieldcomputerclub@gmail.com or call 01273 494822 to book.

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Woodmancote Parish Council

Woodmancote Parish Council has been busy over the past year! We successfully purchased a Speed Indicator Device to try to control the speed of traffic through the Parish, which we hope to have in use by the Spring. We are also working to ensure that the playing field (which is leased to Sussex Cricket) is accessible to all to use. Last year the Woodmancote Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) applied to Woodmancote Parish Council for a grant of £150,000 to refurbish and reopen Woodmancote Hall. WPC undertook a Parish wide survey to find out if the community would support this. The response to the survey was positive (for full details visit our website), so WPC will now start work to apply Henfield Ducklings for the loan. Thank you to those of you that took Further to the success of the temporary 12-week the time to respond to the survey. If you have any arrangement, the parent group has decided to questions, please contact WPC. continue the session with the aim of getting parents together and providing a space for children to This year is the elections for Parish Councillors and we are looking for people to stand at election play in a welcoming and supportive environment. as Councillor and give a voice to the residents of The session involves free play with various toys, Woodmancote. Are you, or do you know somecrafts, messy play and snack time (please bring one, who is community focused and has the drive own children’s snacks). Going forward the group to volunteer? If you are interested in this position, has plans to incorporate some special activities or if you know someone who would make a great and outdoor events. The group meets on TuesCouncillor, we would love to hear from you. days, 9.30–11.30am at Henfield Hall. The cost is Leanne Bannister £2 per family (includes tea or coffee). All families are welcome to join us, or if you would Henfield St. Barnabas like to volunteer please get in touch. Search At a recent St.Barnabas meeting the final amount ‘Henfield Ducklings’ on Facebook and join for raised at the December ‘Christmas Starts Here’ news and more information. concert was announced, an amazing £1,589,30. Rebecca Cornell I would like to thank Sid and Nigel for organising Health benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong the event and providing a very enjoyable evening of music, song and entertainment. I would also Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) are mind & body like to thank the many people who supported practices that originated in ancient China. Tai Chi the event, either through advertising, helping combines breathing and relaxation with postures with publicity or in the provision of raffle prizes that flow from one to another through a series of or refreshments. Thanks go to the many Friends slow fluid movements. Qigong exercises come members who once again helped with making the in various forms. Some are done with little or no evening the success it was. movement in standing positions combined with visualization and deep abdominal breathing, oth- Steve Parnell ers involve significant twisting and stretching of Pancake Party at Henfield the limbs. Free Church International research has found that Tai Chi can improve balance control reducing the likelihood of We are holding a Pancake Party on Shrove falls. Tai Chi also improves coordination, mobility Tuesday (5 March). This is aimed at primary school aged children and parents and will run and flexibility. straight after school until 5pm. People are free to Tai Chi and Qigong are appropriate for people arrive whenever it suits them. We will be serving of all ages and moderate levels of fitness. The pancakes with loads of different toppings as well exercises can be practiced in a way that provides as having pancake games! There is no charge for a challenge to the most demanding of students; this event just come along to the Free Church Hall however, the forms are easily adapted for people and enjoy. with limited physical ability to the benefit of all. On 23 March as part of the District Showcase You are most welcome to come and watch or Tour, we will be serving cream teas from 2pm. attend a free taster session at Henfield Hall, Please come and join us. Wednesdays 5.30pm.

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News | MARCH 2019 the amusements that were there in the Edwardian period, together with the histories of the Dyke Railway, Steep Grade Railway on the north face of the South Downs, and the Aerial Cableway.

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Henfield at War DVD

The DVD ‘Henfield at War’, written by Graham duHeaume, and narrated by Toby Sharp is now on sale at Henfield Museum priced at £7. The DVD starts by painting a picture of Henfield in the lead up to the war and covers the war as it affected the village and also the country in general. It includes photographs from the museum archives, and oral history recordings of people’s wartime memories. The proceeds from the sales will go to The Friends of Henfield Museum.

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The Devil’s Dyke Pleasure Ground

A temporary exhibition telling the story of the pleasure ground from the early 1800’s up to about WW2 will be in place at Henfield Museum until Friday 24 May. It includes lots of photos of

Walking Football

Walking Football is a variation of Association Football aimed at keeping people over the age of 50 involved with football. If, for any reason, you are not able to play the traditional game, Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game. If you thought your footballing days were over, think again! Henfield Leisure Centre would like to start running a session either daytime on a Thursday or Friday morning. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Simon on 01273 494984 or email simonthompson@henfieldleisure.org.uk.

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WE CAN DO BETTER! Remember Henfield’s successful Fantastic No Plastic carrier bag elimination effort a few years ago? What about wasteful packaging over all? Could we do better? Cornerweighs was started over 20 years ago as a “scoop retail food outlet”. Over the years we reduced our loose food offerings as people appeared not to have the time, until 2018. Gathering food from bins is not a new concept, however, we have applied it to health foods, which I believe are ideally suited. Best news yet, we have teamed up with The Ladybirds (former W.I. members), who are craft orientated and they will be making assorted sized bags for you to gather your food in. We love the idea of this partnership which celebrates community, the need for us all to be involved and a step closer to zero waste.

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From Cadet to Commodore and Beyond

On Thursday 11 April at 7pm in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Commodore Ian Gibb MBE MNN will entertain us with his tales of 43 years at sea with the P&O Company followed by 22 years as an Elder Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House. His vast knowledge covers the changing face of passenger vessels and their passengers from the early 1950s. This culminated in his attaining command of the P&O Flagship ‘Oriana’ on her entry into service in 1995, followed by an ‘alteration of course’ as a willing servant of Trinity House to ensure the continued safety for the seafarer around the English and Welsh coastlines. Ian is a fifth generation Master Mariner who ‘My Life in Television’ entered the School of Navigation, Warsash, in Simon Nye returned to his home village on 12 January 1954. Apprenticed to the P&O in 1954, February to give a talk to a packed audience at he remained in their employ, working up to ComSt. Peter’s Church. Hosted by Revd. Paul Doick, mand of passenger liners in both P&O and PrinSimon told us about his life as a book and script cess Fleets. His first ‘brass hat’ was in 1975 and writer, the village life of Henfield in his childhood his favourite ship was ‘Canberra’ where he served that gave him ideas for characters and settings, on and off for 17 years. He now raises money for and the admiration he has for actors and the job the RNLI and writes for the magazine ‘Shipping of acting, having been brought up by his parents, Today and Yesterday’. both of whom were “in the trade”. Proceeds from the evening will support both His talk was interspersed with clips from his bestthe RNLI and the Friends of St Peter’s Church, known shows, The Durrells and Men Behaving Henfield. Tickets (£7.50 with refreshments) will be Badly, together with lesser known ones that he available from Village Care from mid- March and had a particular affection for. on the door. A very enjoyable evening was had by all, with Jenny Ives Simon’s fee being donated, at his request, to the Henfield Scouts. St George’s Day celebrations

Liz Taylor

Enjoy an English Musical Evening on St George’s Day, Tuesday 23 April and support St Barnabas House Hospice. The Sussex branch of the Royal Motivated by a BBC Countryfile programme Society of St George invites you to an English about the serious decline of our hedgehog popu- country dance evening with ‘Unreel Ceilidh Band’ lation, my 10 year old daughter Brooke has been led by our local musician Mike Ainscough in inspired to help hedgehogs by raising awareness Henfield Hall at 7pm. about their plight. During the interval, Mythago Morris dancers will Brooke started with fellow primary school pupils narrate a story, with poetry, music and dance and by organising a competition to build a hedgehog a ploughman’s supper will be served during the house. This was so successful that she went on evening. There will be a raffle and cash bar. to arrange an evening making recycled hedgehog Earlier in the day, celebration will begin with a homes using leaves and garden pots at her local traditional Punch and Judy show in the gardens Cub and Beaver Scout unit, with all taking part of Henfield Hall (or indoors if wet) at 4pm. An earning their animal badge. She also arranged afternoon filled with laughter and ice creams for a talk from local charity Wadars Animal Rescue children and adults alike! and raised nearly £300 for them by completing High Street shop windows will be decorated with a sponsored read (23 books in 20 days!). She bunting and English flags in the week leading up has encouraged both her school and Cubs to to St George’s day. donated money to the charity too. We are very proud of Brooke for her kindness and Tickets for the Punch and Judy Show are available from Village Care, at £1 (for children aged determination to get the message about helping 3-16 years, accompanied by an adult) and £2 for hedgehogs across to so many people. In the words of the Cub Scout Law she ‘thinks of others adults and the Musical Evening is £15 per person. before herself’, be it human or animal. Further information from Arun or Wynn on 01273 495910. Madeleine Watts

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News | MARCH 2019 introducing his latest thriller, ‘Salt Lane’, which is the first of a new series featuring DS Alexandra Cupidi. Nuala Ellwood will be sharing insights on writing her latest electrifying thriller ‘The Day of the Accident’. Tickets are £10 from the bookshop, which includes a paperback book. The venue will be the Gluck Studio.

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Henfield Art Club plays its part in Horsham Year of Culture 2019

The next time you’re in Henfield Hall, take a moment to stop and view the paintings on display in the Committee Room. The Art Club members have produced an interesting and diverse selection of paintings. The display will be changed Cotton Produce Bags regularly throughout this Year of Culture. Our The cotton calico Cornerweighs loose produce thanks to the Hall Management for allowing the bag is ideal for zero waste and eco-friendly living, use the Committee Room to show our work. ditch the plastic and choose natural cotton instead. These are wonderful if you are taking your The Art Club welcomes new members. We have first steps towards reducing waste and single use excellent demonstrations by well-known professional artists and also hold exhibitions, workplastics, they make sustainable living so much shops and painting out sessions. Do come and easier. meet us at our demonstrations or ask our friends Made as a community partnership (all profits split at Gallery BN5 about us. For fuller details see between the two enterprises), between Cornerwww.henfieldartclub.co.uk. weighs Natural and Organic Foods and Henfield’s Ladybirds craft group, these bags are well suited Kenneth McIntosh for fruit and veg too. Now available in store in small, medium and large Year of Culture events sizes. Super scrunchy, brightly coloured long What will you do during the Horsham District Year handled carrier bags are available too. of Culture 2019? With over 270 events to choose from across the district you’ll be spoilt for choice. Susie Russell-Smith, Cornerweighs March starts with The Book Lovers’ Supper Club inviting you to celebrate the best of crime writing World Book Day at in the south-east at the first-ever Leonardslee Steyning Bookshop Crime Festival on 2 and 3 March. March will be an action-packed month at The Bring your children along to help them explore Steyning Bookshop. Thursday 7 March is World the natural world at Wildlife Watch at Chesworth Book Day, as always, we will accept the £1 vouchers and will be stocking the £1 World Book Farm for 5-11 year olds and, for the adults, enjoy Heat 2 of the brand new Sussex Comedian of the Day books. As well as popping up throughout Year comedy competition. that week with book fairs at many local schools including Steyning Grammar School, this year we April offers a host of events, from tea tasting in are celebrating the day with a special book sign- Leonardslee Gardens and Easter family fun or a vintage vehicle show at Amberley Museum, to ing at the shop! workshops at The Blue Idol, a Sussex Guild ConWhat better way to celebrate than with the nation’s favourite children’s author, Julia Donaldson? temporary Craft Show, and a free organ recital at Horsham Unitarian Church. The Capitol sees Julia’s new book ‘The Go Away Bird’ is released on World Book Day. Julia will be at the shop after- appearances from Dame Patricia Routledge and cricketer Jonathan Agnew. school with 3 signing sessions starting at 4pm. There is no charge, but you must book a place in There are walking tours of Bramber, A Norman’s advance by paying for at least 1 book, and stating Tale promenade at Bramber and Upper Beedyour timing of choice: 4pm, 4.30pm, or 5pm. You ing, picnics at Leonardslee Gardens, Bach in Billingshurst and Easter eggs at Parham House & can reserve your place by calling the bookshop Gardens. on 01903 812062 and paying for 1 book. You can find full details of these events at www. Later in the month, on Tuesday 26 March at hdculture2019.co.uk. Follow @hdculture2019 on 7.30pm, we have a fantastic event for fans of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. thrillers! Popular Sussex-based novelist William Shaw will be in conversation with up-and-coming Sarah Hogben thriller writer Nuala Ellwood. William will be 22 | BN5 Magazine

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Toad in the Hole update

Thank you so much for the many donations we have received for the wood sculpture ‘Toad in the Hole’. I am pleased to say that we are now just a few hundred pounds off our target. The tree to be carved is situated between the Leisure Centre and Tennis club. The carving will take place at the end of March, weather permitting! It will take two or three days to complete which will give us a great opportunity to see it take shape. Keep your eyes and ears open! If you would like to donate towards the project you can do so by visiting www.gofundme.com/toad-in-the-hole.

Liz Hodgson

Changing lives through music at Henfield Haven

Music therapy can bring joy and connection to those living with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, dementia, stroke or brain injuries and autism. The Haven is working in partnership with Nordoff Robbins to provide free music therapy sessions one day a week. Qualified and registered music therapist Kylie Richardson (who trained with the renowned independent music therapy charity) is at the Haven every Tuesday providing free oneto-one sessions (by referral) in the morning and free group sessions (bookable in advance) in the afternoon from 2.30 to 3.30pm. Kylie said, “Music therapy is based on the belief that everyone has the ability to respond to music. During sessions individuals use a variety of instruments, including the voice, to encourage active engagement in shared music making. I thoroughly enjoy meeting the people that attend my sessions each week and it’s rewarding to see them become more communicative whilst having fun.” If you know of someone who would benefit from free music therapy sessions, please contact Kylie at kylie.richardson@nordoff-robbins.org.uk or speak to Lorette at the Haven on 01273 494747.

Celebrating the launch of Steyning Drama Club

Steyning Drama Club is pleased to present its debut production, a play by Lynn Britney, ‘Mixed Doubles’, on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 March at the Steyning Centre. This is a comedy based on a quiz night at the local tennis club where things don’t turn out quite as expected. Between acts you’ll be served with a ploughman’s supper and apple pie, making this a social and entertaining evening. Tickets available online www.steyningdramaclub.co.uk and Steyning Bookshop. Come and join us - we look forward to seeing you.

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Horrible Science at Wakehurst this Easter

in comfort and dignity, exactly where and how they want to. Join today at www.stbarnabaslottery.org.uk or call 01903 871842. Come and meet our creepy carnivorous plants and (Please note, players must be 16 years old or roll up your sleeves for some stinky experiments in over. Promoter: St Barnabas Hospices (Susa real-life laboratory – Horrible Science, based on sex) Ltd. Managers responsible: S Smith and M the best-selling books by Nick Arnold, is at WakeCaunhye. St Barnabas Hospices (Sussex) Ltd is hurst for the Easter holidays, 6–22 April. licensed and regulated by the Gambling ComAs you arrive, you’ll collect a booklet with a map mission. www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk www. of the activities spread throughout Wakehurst. begambleaware.org) Stinky plant workshops, horrid plant games, a Rebecca Harding Botanists Hall of Fame and frightening face-painting will be waiting to lure you in. Fairfax Properties Sandy Lane Get started with our Wicked Weeds Chocolate planning proposal refused Trail. A ghastly plant murder has taken place and News just in as we go to print; Fairfax Properties there are five wicked weed suspects. Solve the mystery and reap your chocolate reward. Visit our application for 42 houses on land at the southwest corner of Nep Town Road in Henfield has Wicked Weeds Crime Desk and create your own ‘wanted poster’, which will remind you to look out been refused outline planning permission by Horsham District Council. The site is outside the for villainous weeds growing all around you. Roll ‘built up area’ and had been refused permission up your sleeves and investigate some foul fungi in our lab. Meet our Venus fly traps and work out on previous occasions. Local group Campaign to Protect Rural Henfield raised multiple objections how they catch their dinner – mind your fingers! to the plans and received substantial support Everyone loves learning a foul fact or two and there are lots of gruesome ones behind the doors from local residents. More in April issue of BN5. Editor of our Plants Truths game. Prepare yourself for the Vicious Veg at The Potting Shed. Have a go at our disgusting taste test and find out how fruit Henfield Garden and Arts Festival and veg tasted before it was cultivated. Get your The Henfield Garden and Arts Festival is celebrathands dirty and have a go at planting your own ing its 20th anniversary this year and is hoping beans to take home with you. to mark this with a Flower Festival in St Peter’s Church as its centrepiece, in addition to the usual Activities are free apart from the Wicked Weeds excellent range of Open Gardens, music, artistic Trail, Face-painting and the Stink Workshop displays and food and drink on offer. which are £4 each. For more information visit kew.org/wakehurst. Considerable interest has already been shown in the Flower Festival, and the Festival commitGeorgina Richards tee would like to invite members of the public (in Henfield) to submit floral arrangements, displays, Care to win? St Barnabas House Lottery players make a huge artwork or craftwork (on a floral theme) for inclusion in the Church event. Items from children and difference by helping to provide much needed hospice care to local people, week after week. By teenagers would be particularly welcome. playing the Lottery, members give £1 a week to St Don’t be shy! If you think you might be interested, Barnabas House and are also in with a chance of please email Liz on etaylor52.et@ gmail.com or ring 01273 491725. All ideas welcome! winning one of 23 cash prizes, including the top prize of £1,000, every Friday. Liz Taylor Mrs Grimes from Henfield won £250 last year Rock and Ale Festival and she spoke to us about why she supports the hospice. She said “A friend’s father was in St In celebration of Horsham Year of Culture 2019 Barnabas House and I see it as a local charity. I music lovers in Henfield have organised an openwas very surprised to get the cheque, it was bril- air Rock and Ale Festival which will take place liant. I spent it on my garden as it needed a bit of on 26 August at Leat Farm,Oreham Common work and a few more plants.” near Henfield. Popular well-known and local rock bands have agreed to play, and local breweries Every single year, it costs £6.5 million to provide will be providing the ale. Food and drink will also all the care services that local families need. Yet only 21% of our funding comes from the govern- be on sale. ment. That means we rely on your support to The cost of this ticketed event is going to be make our vital work possible. exceptionally reasonable for all. More up-to-date details of this festival will be available nearer the By joining the St Barnabas Lottery, you will raise time at www.hdculture2019.co.uk funds to provide support for people in your local community and help people spend their last days Kenneth McIntosh

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ollowing the success of the Piazza Italia District Tours in 2015 and 2017, something extra special is being planned by Henfield Community Partnership for the Year of Culture in 2019. The District Showcase Tour on Sunday 24 March 2019 will see at least 30 cool cars on tour around the villages of West Sussex. Local car clubs and motoring organisations have been approached to provide as wide a range of interesting cars as possible including: eight supercars; eight American cars; eight air-cooled engine cars; and eight interesting cars from the heydays of British motoring. The tour will set off from Christ’s Hospital School (following a private driver’s breakfast), and visit the district stopping on the way at Billingshurst (10.45-11.30am); Pulborough (11.40 – 12.25pm); Storrington (12.40-1.45pm); Steyning (22.45pm) and finally in Henfield (3-3.45pm). Henfield is planning a fantastic pit-stop for the tour and the organisers have applied to close the High Street temporarily so the cars can be displayed. The shops will be decorated with flags and bunting and there will be a range of other local vehicles on display on the High Street before the tour arrives. These will include vintage cars from local company Pilgrim Motorsports as well as a rally car from Coles Automotive, who are sponsors of the Henfield event.

Why not make a day of it? There will be plenty of street food available (including Ginger Rookes, Caphe Republic Vietnamese, Gelato Geminelli Italian ice cream and cream teas at The Free Church) and the High Street café’s and pubs will be serving food and drinks from lunch time onwards. There will also be street entertainers, BN5 magazine is running a car themed window dressing competition for the High Street shops and the White Hart will be hosting the Soho Village Jazz Band from 3.30pm. At 2pm, organisers plan to close the High Street between the Shell Garage and the Church Street junction, until 4pm. The District Tour cars will arrive at 3pm and will park up through the High Street for 45 minutes and visitors will be able to view them. At 3.45pm, the District Tour will leave the Henfield High Street. More information on the timings and exact route of the tour, will be posted on www.hdculture2019.co.uk and /hdculture2019 and social media. If you’re a classic car owner and would like to display your car, please contact events@henfieldcp.org. The organisers are encouraging visitors to walk to the village if possible. If you need to drive, both car parks will be free of charge, but please be aware that you won’t be able to access them between 2pm and 4pm.

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just about looking towards the past - Paul is also currently working with the Academy of Robotics at Aberystwyth University on the cutting edge development of autonomous delivery vehicles. In addition to producing bespoke replicas of the iconic Cobras and Speedsters, Pilgrim Motorsports now also provides specialist n an industry where mass-production service and renovation for any make of classic is the norm, it’s exciting to find a smallcar. “We understand that classic car owners scale specialist car manufacturer right have a very special relationship with their cars here on our doorstep in West Sussex. - they need to know that the person working When you think of car production you tend to on their car cares as much about it as they think of huge factories churning out thousands do” said Paul. “We’re very privileged to work of generic cars on an automated assembly line. closely with all our customers and we pride Pilgrim Motorsports is the antithesis of this, ourselves in the trust they have in us.” Some producing high-quality, road-ready cars from of their customers race their vintage cars and its factory workshop just outside Henfield. they come to the company for their expertise in improving mechanical performance. Like the makes of car they replicate, Pilgrim Motorsports has had a long and distinguished The company also has a thriving business history. The company first started building replica refurbishing and reselling vintage cars and Cobras and Speedsters in the 1960’s and it’s specialise in importing and restoring the 1960’s estimated that over the years it has produced Ford Mustang. The car was launched in 1964 over 15,000 cars and kit cars. Classic car and became an instant success due to both its enthusiasts Paul Bennett and Adrian Hewetson affordability and extensive customisation options took over the company in 2014. “We were looking at the point of sale. It went on to achieve iconic for somewhere to store our classic American status after it was featured in the legendary cars when we came across Pilgrim and we saw car chase scene in the 1970 Steve McQueen the potential to evolve the business” said Paul. film ‘Bullitt’. “The Mustang is such a classic car and our aim is to become the number The replica AC Cobras and Speedsters are manufactured virtually entirely in-house by highly one Mustang dealer in the UK” said Paul. skilled craftsmen. The specialist team all have a Pilgrim Motorsports takes part in lots of vast amount of expertise but above all, a passion vintage car shows around the country and for classic cars. The company also takes on will be a part of Horsham District Council’s apprentices in order to help preserve the skills ‘District Tour’ later this month. Paul said: of ‘old school’ car engineering. Chief Design “We’re looking forward to meeting more Engineer Paul Burgess used to work for McLaren local enthusiasts who share our passion for Automotive and was responsible for designing the vintage cars – it’s going to be a great day!” last British car to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 race in America back in 2000. But is not all Sarah Butler

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s part of their midwifery training course, local student midwives Charlotte Slaughter and Cheryl Topley are required to experience the culture of childbirth in a different country. Wanting to experience something completely out of their comfort zones, they chose to visit a hospital in Tanzania in Eastern Africa. Charlotte and Cheryl are in their third year of midwifery studies at the University of Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. Their two-week placement at a hospital in Tanzania (including accommodation, payment to the hospital and visas) was set-up by an organisation called Work the World and was paid for by the students themselves. The Mwananyamala Hospital is one of four big hospitals in Dar-es-Salaam which is a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast. What Charlotte and Cheryl observed at the hospital was certainly culturally very different to their previous midwifery experiences. Cheryl said: “Whilst basic midwifery is the same the world over, some of the birthing practices we saw were very different and the whole experience was quite overwhelming at times. For example, the women all labour together on the same ward and it’s continually busy – it was ‘one out, one in’ constantly.” Charlotte added: “It was amazing to be totally immersed in a different culture and it certainly gave us both a greater appreciation of the NHS! It also made us realise that there’s no substitution for good basic knowledge and skills – we observed a lot of midwifery emergencies and it was very much back to basics as they just don’t have access to the technology that we have over here – even small things that we take for granted such as emergency buzzers.” Charlotte and Cheryl were at the hospital in an observation role only, but were still able to try out the odd word of Swahili with the patients. “It made us think about how we can communicate better with our patients here who don’t have English as a first language,” said Cheryl. “It’s always possible to communicate care and compassion through body language.” In Tanzania, just 64% of pregnant women have access to a skilled birthing practitioner. Although the hospital is state-run, pregnant women still need to pay a small amount in order to give birth there. They also need to supply their own medical kit which includes a needle and syringe, sterile gloves, cord clamps, cotton wool, mat and sheet, suture, razor blade and the hormone oxytocin. These kits are either purchased by the women at the hospital or given on prescription. The students were allocated four shifts each per week and each one lasted between four and five hours. As well as observing on the labour ward at the hospital, they also spent time observing ante-natal, post-natal and neo-natal

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practices. For the duration of the placement they stayed in the neighbourhood of Oyster Bay where they met with other student midwives and shared their common experiences. Charlotte and Cheryl each paid for their placements themselves, but they also undertook fundraising beforehand in order to be able to take out donations of equipment to the hospital. These included basic medical supplies such as aprons, gloves, scrubs, blood pressure cuff and monitor, as well as hygiene products like sanitary towels, soaps and hand-gels, and even baby clothes. Most the money they raised was through a coffee and cake sale they organised in Partridge Green Village Hall at the beginning of June 2017. The event, which included a ‘Bake-Off’, raffle and games, raised over £1,140. Cheryl said: “We would like to thank Horsham Rotary Club for their donation, Ruby’s Bakery and Truffles Bakery for their donation of cakes, Rushfields Farm Shop for their donation of a large cake for the ‘guess the weight’ competition and a hamper for the raffle and the Partridge Green Co-Op for their donation of tea, coffee and milk.” Charlotte added: “And we would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated prizes and came on the day of the event itself. Their generous support enabled us to donate lots of medical supplies and these were very gratefully received by the hospital.”

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ocal Steyning artist Lorna Wheele had a taste of the limelight at the end of last year when she was featured in one of the 2018 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year programmes. Growing up in an artistic family (her Mum is an illustrator and her Dad is a graphic designer), Lorna can’t ever remember a time when she wasn’t drawing. After leaving Steyning Grammar School, she attended Brighton City College before studying Illustration with Animation at Kingston School of Art where she achieved a first class degree. “School was a great platform for me to practise my art and when I got to university, I realised how inspirational it is to go outside and draw. Now I do a lot of on-location drawing – I find it makes me notice the little things.” Lorna is inspired by artists such as Alfred Wallis, Charles Keeping and Egon Schiele and describes her style as quite contemporary: “I like my illustrations to communicate things, both subtly and in a more direct way.” Much of her artwork is animated which brings it to life and is well suited to social media where you can see some of her work: “As soon as you make things move, it really engages people and Instagram is great for sharing my art with people” she said. As an avid watcher of the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year programme, Lorna applied to take part online after graduating last year, submitting a piece of work that she painted onlocation in Cornwall. She promptly forgot all about it until she was contacted by the production company who informed her that she was one

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of 40 artists who had been selected from over 1,500 applicants to take part in the 2018 show. The series showcases eight artists each week and they are challenged to all paint the same landscape and Lorna described the experience as being very intense: “We were painting from 7am through to 7pm and at first I was very nervous. However, as the day progressed I chilled out because I have lots of experience of drawing on-location and it’s what I love doing.” The episode featuring Lorna aired on 13 November 2018 and she held viewing party with family and friends. Whilst she was one of the three artists shortlisted in the programme, unfortunately she was not selected to take part in the final but she received some fantastic feedback from the judges: “I liked the way she responds almost instinctively, she just starts almost like writing a story… you get started and then you see what might emerge from it. Young illustrator that’s just started? It’s very impressive.” Lorna is very philosophical about her brush with fame: “The whole experience has been fantastic for me and has given me a real confidence boost.” Based back in Steyning, Lorna has lots of plans for the future. She is setting up an online shop where people can purchase prints of her work and is hoping to curate a local exhibition of work. She is also working with a national supermarket on a mural for one of their stores. Lorna can be contacted at wheelelorna@live.co.uk

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Entertainment | MARCH 2019

FULL CIRCLE

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lanning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times but when two of the grandparents of the bride are old enemies because of something that happened in 1969, there is definitely trouble ahead! Henfield Theatre Company’s next production is a black comedy published only a few years ago and not previously performed in this area. ‘Full Circle’ by Janet Shaw, has a modern setting but explores the effects of decisions taken 40 years earlier when moral values and acceptable behaviour were quite different from what they are today. Dee and Millie have not been on good terms ever since a mysterious incident that took place back then. That wouldn’t have been too much of a problem had Dee’s son Brian not met and fallen in love with Millie’s daughter Linda. To compound the discomfort of the two mothers, their children married and had a daughter, Nicky, and we join the story at the time when Nicky is preparing for her own marriage.

Linda is determined that the wedding day will be perfect but Brian is horrified by what is planned and the effects of the feud between their mothers. When the preparations start falling apart and long unanswered family questions come to the fore, the stage is set for a roller-coaster of revelations and emotions. It turns out that the family’s cupboards are rather crowded with skeletons! Hold on to your wedding hats to see where the circle ends! (Please note that this is a very entertaining play, but probably not one for young children!). The Henfield production is directed by Malcolm Harrington who is an old-hand, both on and off stage, and has done some professional acting. He is working with a very strong cast so this will be a great evening’s entertainment. The last Henfield Theatre Company production was a sell-out so get your tickets early!

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ext year, Henfield Joggers will be celebrating the club’s 30 year anniversary. The inaugural run took place on 1 April 1990 following an initiative by local people who wanted to do something fun, healthy and outdoors. While the club has many youthful runners, it’s also pleasing to report that many from that first run are not only still members but are also running stronger than ever! We think this is proof of the many health benefits of running, from general physical fitness, to that feel-good endorphin release, that helps with feelings of mental well-being. Our members will tell you that running is one of the best stress relievers any of them know!

and Monday evening. Around that we also encourage and facilitate people to meet up and run together, because fixed times don’t always suit everybody’s busy lives. So, there is ALWAYS going to be someone to do your ‘homework’ with! The next course will launch on 24 April from Henfield Leisure Centre at 7pm, and you’ll be well led by experienced runners Eb and Dani. Just drop us an Email at enquiries@henfieldjoggers. co.uk to book yourself in. The £25 cost is very reasonable given that it also includes membership of Henfield Joggers for a whole year.

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up. Don’t worry about fitness, having the right clothes, being nervous. Just turn up, because everyone else is in exactly the same position!” “This time last year I never even dreamt about entering a half marathon, I joined the Start Running Course last year and by the time this is published I will have just finished one!” “I am new to the joggers and have been made so welcome. Everyone has been so supportive, friendly and it’s fun, it’s very social and helps to keep you running.” “Their involvement at a community level is fantastic. From the rededication of the Memorial field to last year’s Walk for Olivia, HJ goes beyond just running.” “Better than counselling and you get the health benefits thrown in! Such a positive, supportive group of people. Nothing is too much trouble and anything is possible!” “Team work makes for dream work. HJ have a true sense of ‘team’ from weekly runs, fun runs and all challenges no matter how big or small.” “It’s not just about the running, it’s the fantastic extra activities we do like The 3 Peaks Challenge, the occasional canoe/run, or cycle event and also the friendships we gain. HJ’s rock.” “The great friends made, and amazing experiences shared. That combined with the wonderful club spirit and all waiting

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to cheer in the last person at any run we go to. Proud to be a Henfield Jogger.” “A supportive, lively community. It doesn’t matter how far you run but how it makes you feel.”

We don’t just run

We strongly believe in being part of the village community, and in 2018 we raised over £4k for St Barnabas House Hospice, Worthing by completing the Three Peaks Challenge, and our very green Archie (come on, what else are you going to call an inflatable arch?) was prominent at the fabulous Memorial Field event in September where we organised a mystery trail for families, and again at the emotional Walk for Olivia. Our members love to get involved in community activities.

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Our main Club meeting is each Wednesday night at 7pm with a purely social running emphasis – an opportunity to catch up or discover new friends while running at a pace that allows conversation. More about us, including how to join, details of events and news items etc., can be found on our website: www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk, or find us on Facebook where we have a Public group, and once a member, a Private group with more detailed information.

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Celebrating the First Year of The Henfield Shed

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he Trustees and members of The Henfield Shed want to mark our first anniversary as a new charity in the village by sending a big heartfelt thank you to everyone in the Henfield community for their incredible support since we launched in January 2018. It is a little-known fact that during this time we have completed at least 93 projects for individuals in the community. These range from repairs of household and garden items (including chairs, tables, chess pieces, music stands, parasols, umbrella stands and rabbit hutches) to requests for new items (such as window boxes, bug houses, garden planters, garden gates and signage). We have also helped many organisations in the village including the Haven, the Parish Council and the Gardens and Arts organisers by making or repairing signs. All this work has been undertaken by our incredible members who donate their time, expertise, energy and enthusiasm to help other local people. Everyone involved in The Henfield Shed is a volunteer. Also thank you to everyone who has made donations to us in the last year and please remember if you are planning a spring clean of your shed or garage think of The Henfield Shed before you visit the tip or recycling centre! We always welcome donations of timber and old or unwanted tools which we either use ourselves or resell to help cover our running costs. Please get in contact with us if you have something you would like to donate by 68 | BN5 Magazine

emailing us at info@henfieldshed.org.uk The second year for The Henfield Shed started with an invitation from Red Oaks Care Home to help residents build bird boxes. Red Oaks Activities Manager Marilyn Knight decided to ask the Shed for help. Marilyn said; “We were taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and I thought the Shed could come along and build bird boxes with the residents. I am so pleased I asked them, residents and staff alike had a fantastic time. The room was buzzing! It was such a positive experience for everyone at Red Oaks to have members of the Shed with us.” Henfield Shed Trustee Tim Perrin agreed; “I enjoyed the afternoon tremendously. It was great to work together as a Shed team out in the community and to support the residents at Red Oaks having fun putting the bird boxes together themselves.” If you think The Henfield Shed may be able to help you or your club, society or organisation please get in touch by emailing info@ henfieldshed.org.uk or visit us in the buildings behind Southdowns Galleries in the High Street (next to KT Nails). The Henfield Shed is open every week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am-12noon. Also, if you have some ideas of things you would like us to make please let us know. We love a challenge and really enjoy bringing ideas to life. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Guidance for EU27 citizens living in the UK As we get closer to Brexit – and at the time of writing, there is still no clear idea of its final shape - it is an unsettling time for EU citizens living in the UK. The government has published some helpful guidance – full details can be found at gov.uk/settled-statuseu-citizens-families. So whether you employ EU27 citizens or you are an EU27 citizen yourself, this is very relevant. Overview of the EU Settlement Scheme Under the (proposed) Withdrawal Agreement, if you are an EU citizen and want to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021, you and your family will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. If your application is successful, you will be given either settled or presettled status. The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family members to continue to live, work and study in the UK. It means you continue to be eligible for: • public services, such as healthcare and schools; • public funds and pensions; and • British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and want to apply. Who should apply If you are an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen, you will usually need to apply if you want to stay in the UK after 30 June 2021; this includes if you are married to a British citizen. Even if you have a ‘UK permanent residence document’ you will still need to apply. If you are from outside the EU, then you must be in a relationship with an EU citizen as their spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner. You will need a residence card to prove your relationship, if you’re unmarried. You do not need to apply if: • you are an Irish citizen; or • you have indefinite leave to enter the UK; or • you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Note your family members from outside either the UK or Ireland will still need to apply, even if you do not need to. When you can apply The government is currently in the process of piloting the EU Settlement Scheme; late last year, the pilot was open to a select group of EU citizens including those working in the higher education, health and social care sectors, but the scope of this pilot is being increased. There are currently two dates:

1. EU citizens who hold valid passports containing biometric chips, or non-EU citizens who are the family members of an EU citizen and have been issued with a biometric residence card by the Home Office - can apply now. They must also either be: • working in the higher education, health or social care sectors, as set out below; or • a child under the age of 18 being looked after by one of the local authorities involved in the pilot or eligible for support or assistance from one of those local authorities because you were looked after by them as a child; or • receiving support from one of the community organisations involved in the pilot. The reason for this restriction is that those applying at this stage must use the “EU Exit: ID Document Check” app, which is used to verify the applicant’s identity by reading the biometric data in their passport or biometric residence card. The app is currently only available on tablets and smartphones operating on the Android platform. 2. For those who do not hold biometric identity documents or have access to an Android device, the Scheme is due to be open fully by 30 March. The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021. Fees On 21 January, the government announced that there will be no fee when the scheme opens fully on 30 March. Anyone who has applied already, or who applies and pays a fee during the test phase, will have their £65 fee refunded. The link in my opening paragraph gives extensive information on what you need to do and when. If you are an employer, Brexit will provide many challenges on the employment front. It is important that you give staff the practical support they need. Know your starting position – analyse the size, location and profile of your workforce, identifying where your critical skills lie and also the vulnerabilities of you and your supply chain. Assess your exposure to extra costs from immigration resource to extra paperwork and fees to support foreign nationals. One thing is certain, going forward the hiring and retention of staff will cost more in terms of both time and costs in the post-Brexit era.

For further help and guidance, please contact Paul Samrah, Brexit Impact Specialist at Kingston Smith, on 01737 778546 or psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk


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Index of advertisers | MARCH 2019 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 The Accountancy Practice 60 Kingston Smith LLP 77

ARCHITECT

Roger Minost Architect

65

Number One The Laurels B&B

73

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

63 74 23 71 66

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds

12 39

B&I Carpets

70

Henfield Chimney Sweep Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

61 44

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Vicki’s Cleaning Services

75 27

Henfield Helpline

77

Countryman Improvements

63

BHW Glass Ltd Everest N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

70 39 66

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

75 51 63 75 44

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

39 74 62 50

BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION BUILDERS & CARPENTRY

BUILDING & LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES CARPET SUPPLY

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

CLEANING & CARPET CLEANING

COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT CONSERVATORIES

DOUBLE GLAZING & WINDOWS

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

FENCING, GATES & SHEDS

FINANCIAL PLANNING / MORTGAGES

Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 65

FOOD & FARM SHOPS

Dark Star Brewery The Elegant Feast Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop

11 07 45 72

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

62 60

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

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

78 29 66 28 80

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

63 63 61

Four Landscapes Hamfelds Home & Garden Hugh Tanton Garden Design Jack’s Mowing Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts S. Goodridge Gardens

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART

67 39 51 44 62 03 75

Arian Silver Designs Gallery BN5 Henfield Antiques Fair Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Miss Potts The Steyning Bookshop Sussex Craft Guild

24 24 07 44 24 30 24

A Hyatt Contractors PHB Contractors

65 69

A&S Gutter Clearance

71

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING GUTTER CLEARANCE HAIR & BEAUTY

Chloe’s Beauty Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

30 16 52

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES

OVEN CLEANING

Ovenu-Worthing

69

Andrew’s Decorating Lady Decorator Trim Decorating

52 61 75

ACT Pest Control

73

Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service

51

King and Stevens PHB Contractors

64 69

JG Plastering

62

Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

70 70 66

Batcheller Monkhouse Marcus Grimes

56 32

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

70 51 77

The Cat and Canary The George Hotel The White Hart Wickwoods, The Glasshouse

38 15 33 02

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

61 65 71

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

54 51 54 54

Amanda Shaw Solicitors Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP Setfords Solicitors The Sussex Wills Office

77 73 62 73

Corporate Cars David’s Private Hire Henfield Village Cars Sussex Private Hire

73 74 74 12

A & S Aerials & Satellites TAS Aerials

71 51

Southern Beeches Ltd.

66

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries

60

PPC Windows

69

PAINTING & DECORATING

PEST CONTROL

PETS AND PET CARE PLANT & TOOL HIRE PLASTERING

PLUMBING & HEATING

PROPERTY FOR SALE

REMOVALS & STORAGE

Geoff’s Handyman Services Henfield Homes Ltd

70 71

Hamfelds Home & Garden

39

Cornerweighs DB Foot Clinic Feet Plus Henfield Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Holistic Lifecoach (Rebecca Long) Irvin Morris Tai Chi NB Clinical Massage Physio Fit GB Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

20 57 52 52 52 55 25 18 54 36 53

NFU Mutual Insurance

40

SOLICITORS & WILL WRITERS

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

55 72 75 13

TAXI & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES

Cinimobile Henfield Summer Fair and Show The Henfield Hall Horsham District Council Car Parks Horsham District Council Year of Culture St Barnabas House Lottery Wakehurst Place

09 37 64 34 08 10 79

Batcheller Monkhouse Inner Space Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings

56 77 35 55

HARDWARE & DIY

HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

INSURANCE

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY

LEISURE, EVENTS & COMMUNITY

LETTINGS

LOCKSMITHS

Lucy Locksmith

OPTICIAN

Henfield Eyecare

BRAZIERS

RESTAURANTS, PUBS & CAFÉS

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE

SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, TUTORS

TELEVISION, AUDIO & AERIALS TREE SURGERY

VETERINARY SURGERIES WINDOW CLEANING

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