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Mothering Sunday

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MARCH 2021 | Contents

08 News 17 Local interest 18 Local interest 23 Local interest 27 Gardening 28 Countryside 32 Local interest 39 Theatre 54 Index

from the BN5 area

Henfield Bunny Trail

The White Hart

Editor’s Letter Welcome to our March issue. After a long winter (this year has been exceptionally long!) we’re finally getting promising glimpses of spring, some signs of colour emerging and the days getting a little longer. It’s been a tough few months, but it’s starting to feel a little brighter. This month in BN5 you’ll find an interview with Gyles and Mo Culver, who are retiring from The White Hart after 21 years behind the bar. We’d like to send them our best wishes for a happy retirement; they’ve worked incredibly hard to create a warm and friendly local pub and they’ll be missed enormously. The best of luck to Chris and Leisha, who have taken over the lease. They are really familiar with the village hospitality scene as they already run The George! We also want to send all our thanks and best wishes to Stevie and Amanda from The Plough. They have done a huge amount for Henfield and built up a great reputation for the pub. We wish them well in all their new ventures. We’re so lucky to have such a great bunch of landlords and pubs in Henfield. Please support them all when they reopen, it’s been a tough year for hospitality.

Emma Osman, Editor

The 2021 Census

Over the Garden Gate Festival

Henfield Hedgehogs

Wildlife Photo Competition

Henfield Theatre Company

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Martin Love, Lucy Groves, Kenneth McIntosh, Mike Ainscough, Suzanne Fisher and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph by Amanda Lucas Photography, 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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you when you fall into the category listed in the Government guidelines. If you have a mobile phone registered with the surgery you’ll receive a text asking you to reply YES if you’d like an appointment to be vaccinated, or DECLINE if you don’t. You’ll then receive a booking text with an appointment time and date, if you reply was YES. If you only have a landline registered with HMC, you’ll get a phone-call and if you don’t answer the phone, they’ll send you a letter.

Vaccination programme in Henfield

As we go to print, Henfield Medical Centre is embarking on a Covid-19 vaccination programme based in the medical centre itself, and if the trial day was anything to go by, it is all working perfectly! Supported by plenty of volunteers (including from Parish Council staff and Link volunteers), Henfield Medical Centre are now set up to give hundreds of vaccinations a day, as well as being able to vaccinate the shielding patients and their carers on house visits. The following information is correct at time of print, please see the HMC website for updates. If you are waiting to receive your vaccination, please don’t call the surgery, they’ll contact

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Please wear a mask to your appointment and keep your distance, be patient with the unpaid volunteers and Medical Centre staff and follow the direction arrows. Please park courteously for local residents because the Medical Centre will be extra busy. Finally, please try to arrive on time so the system flows well. If you have a letter asking you to go to Brighton, you don’t have to accept, you can be vaccinated at Henfield instead. Many thanks to The Glebe Medical Centre in Storrington for the wonderful care and service given to Henfield residents so far in the Covid vaccination process.

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Laptops needed!

Can you help? St Peter’s C of E Primary School are looking for laptops for children who are currently home-schooling and don’t have access to one in their household. Some families are using mobile phones or sharing devices between several siblings. If you have a laptop you’re not using and are happy to donate it to this useful cause, please restore it to ‘factory settings’ and drop it to the school reception between 9.30am-2.30pm on a school day. The laptops need to be relatively modern with an operating system able to run Google Classroom, please check your system can support this first. IPads are also useful, but need to be a recent model to run the software, so please check this before donating (if it’s not suitable, you can recycle your equipment by dropping them to All Things Covered on the High Street when For more news go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


MARCH 2021 | News they reopen after lockdown). St Peter’s have an IT support professionals who will make sure the laptops are installed with the right applications before lending them to families who need them. Thank you everyone, your support is much appreciated!

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Henfield’s Sussex Storyteller

Local author Eddie Colgate has written extensively about local history and his own personal experiences. He now has his own website featuring an online shop where you can buy his published works: Henfield’s 19th Century egg Basket; The Power and the Poverty; Henfield’s Wonderful Railway; and Falling off a Horse in the Falkland Islands. Please take a look at Eddie’s website www.sussexstoryteller.co.uk

Nigel Colgate

Sea swims for Mind (body & soul)

My name is Helena and I work at Henfield Medical Centre. Inspired by a radio interview with competitive ice swimmer Melodie Tyrer, I’ve set myself a challenge to swim 21 times in the sea between 1 January and 28 March when British Summer Time is here again. My vision is to raise as much money as I can for the mental health charity Mind, as these troubled times have not only physically torn us apart but also mentally too. I am a total newbie to this kind of swimming in the ice cold sea water so this is a real challenge. I did a sponsored swim for St Barnabas in 2019, but in the confines of an indoor swimming pool. The sea can be dangerous and also very cold at this time of year and I am in swimwear, not a wetsuit! Please help me raise as much money as I can for Mind which is here for all of us. You can donate online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helena-worman1 or via my sponsor form at Henfield Medical Centre. Thank you.

Helena Worman

HSCC Christmas tree recycling

£1,325 was raised on 9 January by recycling Christmas trees, a wonderful result and a real boost to the Appeal’s funds! Thanks go to Tony Westwood and Andy Warren (Downs Southern), Barry and Melissa Hobden (Henfield Fencing Company) and Sam Goodridge Gardens who all allowed us to use their vehicles for the collection, Barry and Melissa even joined in the actual collecting of the trees. Also, a big thank you goes to Heritage Products (Olus) who let us take the trees direct to their depot for recycling. Once again, the Henfield Baden-Powell Guild came up trumps and eight of their members helped us and were instrumental in making the event successful. Finally, thanks to the kind people of Henfield, Steyning, Partridge Green and Cowfold who supported us by allowing us to recycle their Christmas trees.

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Local indoor karting champion

Henfield teenager Charlie Folland has qualified for the first ever final of the British Indoor Karting Championships (BIKC). Charlie cruised through, winning his local final at Teamsport Brighton and coming fourth out of twenty racers in the Regional Finals held at Dunstable in December. He has qualified for the inaugural UK finals due to be held in Warrington later this year. Karting and motorsport are Charlie’s passions having raced in various competitions since he was eight years old. To fund his racing hobby he got a summer holiday job with HBS, working on local building projects at various locations. After a few weeks of hard graft and labour in sweltering heat, owners Carl and Georgina Sherrin recognised Charlie’s dedication, attitude and commitment towards his racing goals and offered to sponsor him through the tournament with financial assistance and branding on his race suit.

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Local PPE recycling box

Horsham District Council recently awarded Sustainable Henfield 2030 a Community Climate Fund grant for recycling disposable PPE (such as face masks and gloves) via the introduction of zero-waste recycling bins at strategic points

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around Henfield. Safely disposing of PPE will help to reduce landfill and the likelihood of masks littering our pavements too. The first PPE recycling box is now is located in the foyer of St Peter’s which is open for private worship between 1-5pm daily. When the box is full we will seal it carefully and then wait three days before arranging collection by Terracycle who will take it to their recycling plant. Here they will separate out the various types of plastics to be made into pellets which are manufactured into pipes for building works, decking for playgrounds and other plastic building items. This saves the manufacturer using ‘virgin plastic’ so it reduces the need for fossil fuels to be used. The supply chain is adjusted for covid. Thank you to the Reverend Paul Doick and all at St Peter’s Church for helping our community recycle a little bit more. There will be more boxes around in Henfield for PPE as more public buildings become accessible again. Gill Perry

Petition for mountain biking area

Local resident Mackenzie Woodward has started a petition on Change.org (www.change.org/p/ henfield-parish-council-allow-henfield-bowlsandpit-to-be-used-by-cyclists) to allow Parish Council managed land near Henfield Common (at Henfield bowl/sandpit) to be formally used as a mountain bike area. The site has been used over the years by mountain bikers who have built trails and jumps. Current users would like to work with the local Council to maintain these trails and the site as a whole. There are concerns by some local residents that this use of the site is adversely affecting local wildlife and that paths are unsafe, particularly due to the digging out of areas and widening of paths for access and jumps. At the time of going to print Henfield Parish Council is scheduled to discuss the situation in a future meeting. Please see the HPC Facebook page to watch Parish Council meetings live online. You can register in advance to contribute or speak.

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Henfield Museum - a virtual visit

Real life has been even more challenging lately, so why not have a trip to the virtual world? The Henfield Museum Facebook page has always been home to many interesting posts, but a mere 47 weeks ago I decided to take the costume collection online. Lockdown needed some sparkle so I began to post articles on Facebook about some of the museum’s costumes. These posts reached a big audience and within weeks hundreds of people around the world were looking and liking the photographs and information about the museums dresses, waistcoats and shawls. One of the most popular pieces was this pretty Victorian mauve skirt. It had hundreds of likes from many different countries. But most importantly there have been likes from local folk too. Local folk who I hope will come and visit the museum when the situation is different. Treat yourself to a look at www.henfieldmuseum.org

Stephanie Richards, Costume Curator

News from Henfield Art Club

At this year’s Henfield Art Club (HAC) AGM Richard Oswald stepped down as Chair and Elvira Watson volunteered to step up. Due to the restrictions Covid 19 has put on the Club activities in 2020, no membership fees are being charged for 2021. This was further extended to any new members joining HAC this year. To cover any costs arriving from future activities, a nominal sum will be charged for anyone taking part. Henfield Art Club has adapted to the new restrictive environment by issuing a monthly newsletter. Artist profiles, secret Henfield, sales/swopsies, and members news and views are just a few items which encourage readers to be interactive. It keeps members in touch with each other and generates new ideas and challenges to galvanise the Club into new fun activities. Art has a very wide remit, you don’t have to paint to join! For more information, please email maggie@henfieldartclub.co.uk

Henfield Parish Council Annual Parish Meetings Week

This year it will not be possible to hold an Annual Parish Meeting in the Henfield Hall. Instead the Parish Council will hold a series of meetings on a variety of topics of interest to the village via Zoom conferencing. All Meetings will start at 7pm and will have time for Q&A. 1st March: Meet the Chairman. Find out what Henfield Parish Council has done in 2020, learn about future plans and the Parish Council budget for 2021/22, have your opportunity to ask the Parish Council Chairman your questions. 2 March: Henfield Parish Council will be ‘live streaming’ its March Meeting on Facebook. The public can also attend the meeting via Zoom. 3 March: Henfield Outdoors. Find out more about the new projects in Henfield’s green spaces, new trails, and the Nature Restoration Network. 4 March: Henfield Centre - the heart of our community. Hear about the museum, community buildings and a digital strategy for the village. To request the Zoom link for the meeting of your choice please email the Parish Office at office@ henfield.gov.uk or via the website ‘contact us’ page www.henfield.gov.uk/contact-us Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you online.

Kevin Wright, Henfield Parish Council

Children’s Event

Members of Henfield Community Partnership are planning an event for local children, when restrictions are lifted, which involves them finding animals in windows and front gardens, all to be visible from the pavement. We are asking anyone who is interested, adult or child, to make animals, real or imaginary, using any craft they choose. Afterwards we plan to sell some of the animals and fundraise for chosen charities. For details, contact Sue Willis on 01273 494822 or email johnandsue.willis@gmail.com.

Sue Willis, Henfield Community Partnership

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Henfield FC Youth News

Henfield Football Club are looking for a new Youth Secretary. This is a pivotal role and includes being the main point of contact for enquiries from both inside and outside of the club. The Secretary will be responsible for liaising with the County FA, leagues and team managers as well as administrative duties, such as player registration. We are also looking for an assistant to support the Secretary with their administrative duties which could include anything from keeping the committee up to date with league communications to helping organise the Henfield Football Tournament. Full support will be given by the Club. If you are interested in finding out more then please get in touch. Our U13s boys squad are looking for new players! We have a great team but need to add to our numbers to carry on playing as U14s in the Horsham league next season. All our players encourage each other and enjoy training at 5-6pm on a Tuesday and playing matches together on a Saturday morning. All are welcome, our current team consists of both U13 and U12 boys and U13 girls. Finally our U6 team are looking for another adult to help coach. You don’t have to know loads about football and the club will pay for a coaching course if you want, but it’s not essential. Coaching will take an hour and a half each week and

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there’s no weekend commitments. If you are interested please contact Donna Copsey on 07584 308414 or henfieldfcgirls@gmail.com During the first lockdown the Henfield U9s were set a challenge to score 100 goals in a week and raise money to buy hand creams for the care workers in the care homes in the village. In the end, the boys raised £2,400 and there is still some money left over to help good causes this year. In December the U9s then took on the challenge of writing a Christmas card to each resident in the care homes in the village and most residents received 3 or 4 cards. The boys also sent a Chocolate Orange as a present for each resident and some also sent presents to some of the football fans in the homes who the boys knew supported the same teams as themselves. Henfield Girls raised an amazing £2,356 for the Henfield Haven by playing a four-hour football marathon at Rothery playing fields on Nep Town Road. The girls from U9s through to U13s played a mini-tournament non-stop for 240 minutes with players paying an entry fee and also raising money through sponsorship. The girls presented a cheque to a representative from the Henfield Haven to help continue their important work at a training session.

Joe Penfold, Henfield Football Club

Grommets donate laptops to St Peter’s Primary School

Local manufacturing company Grommets have responded to the appeal for donated laptops for children at St Peters Primary School Henfield by donating enough money to enable the school to buy four brand new laptops. In thanking Grommets, Headteacher Mrs Maurice said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted all learning at St. Peter’s and the lack of technology available proved to be an additional area of concern for some families. These laptops will be used to support learning in school and at home, with pupils who have limited access to a computer or device of any kind.”

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MARCH 2021 | News the place to conveniently buy locally across the District via www.virtualhorsham.co.uk . This latest development responds to the latest lockdown and recognizes that there are many businesses needing assistance that have not got a full online purchasing system set up. The agreement between the Council’s Economic Development team and Visit Horsham also extends the window for free profiles for independents by another three months taking the Covid related offer right up until the end of August 2021.

Heather Pepper, Horsham District Council

Tradeteam donate to the Foodbank

A big thank you to Henfield resident Joe Penfold, General Manager for Tradeteam DHL in Redhill, who has been delivering boxes of crisps and snacks to local foodbank Horsham Matters, as well as Stokes Newsagents for their free lunch initiative. Joe said: “Tradeteam are the largest drinks logistics company in the country and from the depot I manage we usually deliver to pubs, clubs, stadiums and restaurants all over Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London. Sadly, with all these businesses being closed due to lockdown, we have stock that we are having to send back to suppliers. Some of our customers have asked us to donate all the snacks we hold to local foodbanks of our choice.” Joe (pictured left) and Danny Bolton delivered the boxes to Horsham Matters, who work in partnership with the Henfield Food Bank to deliver essentials to Henfield residents.

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Council boosts shopping portal ‘Virtual Horsham’

The Virtual Horsham online purchasing portal will now add independent businesses offering all forms of remote ordering for collection or home delivery in a fresh agreement between Horsham District Council and developers, Visit Horsham. This will make the portal even more useful as

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Photograph of the elusive Cetti’s Warbler by Nick Davies

Henfield: A Sussex Village & its Birds This virtual talk at 7pm on Wednesday 3 March will look at the relationship between Henfield and its birds over the last couple of centuries, but particularly since the inception of Henfield Birdwatch in 1998 and the role that this organisation in raising the profile and conservation of birds in the village over the last 20 years. An inspiring account of the work of Henfield residents in recording and helping to conserve their local bird life. This is a free event and booking can be made via Sussex Ornithological Society: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/sussex-ornithologicalsociety-31804871495

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Thank you to South Downs Butchery for their kindness

Just as we went to print we had a call from Mrs Sayers from Staples Barn. Mrs Sayers and her husband were victims of a burglary on the night of 27th January 2021, when the lock on their garage door and a security light were broken and items stolen from inside, including the contents of their freezer. The event was upsetting for this couple who are in their 80s and are long time residents in the village, Mr Sayers was born in Henfield. However, their faith was restored by a knock at the door a few days later. on the doorstep was a young lady from Thank you - face mask fundraising “Standing South Downs Butchers in Henfield, with an enorMary Jones and Derrie Fletcher would like to say mous meat hamper filled with wonderful joints a big thank you to all those who bought the face of meat, sausages, mince and a chicken,” said masks Mary made last year in to raise money for Mrs Sayers. “It was a complete surprise, we were Macmillan Cancer Support. absolutely overwhelmed with their kindness.” She started in September and then sold a range Their freezer has now been replenished and they of Christmas masks from November, together would like to publicly thank South Downs Butchwith crocheted Beatrix Potter characters made by ers for such a kind gesture. her mum Elsie Adams. All proceeds went direct If you witnessed any unusual behaviour in the to the charity, raising a total of £2,000. Leftover area on that evening please call Sussex Police on masks were donated to the those being sold in 101 quoting crime number 47210013920. Please aid of Henfield Haven. be vigilant and make sure your homes, sheds and garages are secure. Derrie Fletcher & Mary Jones

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Identity of Sussex Seal revealed

Two harbour seals have been visiting the River Adur regularly since last summer and their presence has been enjoyed by many riverside walkers. Seal researcher Stephen Savage said: “Both these seals are semi-resident, a term I give to seals that spend an extended time in the same area. Although they haul out on the riverbank, they regularly travel up and down river to and from the sea.” He added: “While both seals occupy the same river, they do not haul out together, remaining solitary, which is usual for juvenile seals.” Stephen, Sussex county recorder for sea mammals and regional coordinator for the Sea Watch Foundation, has been tracking the movement of these seals as part his long-term study of Sussex sea mammals that began in 1991. In 2020 Stephen asked for any photograph of the identification tag, on one of the seals hind flippers, which could reveal the seals origins. He said: “The tag is really difficult to see because its designed to identify the seal if it becomes stranded and is often hidden or the seal is too far away”. However, on the 9th January this year he received a set of photographs from Guy and Isabelle Standen. The photographs taken by Guy using professional wildlife camera equipment clearly showed the tag identification number. Stephen explained: “Using the tag number I was able

to trace the origins of the seal, which surprisingly led to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. We learned the seal was female and that it had been rescued from the beach at Oostende, Belgium, on 14th August 2019. The seal, which was unwell and underweight, was cared for by the local Sea Life Aquarium and was released on 6th November 2019 at Blankenberge. Nothing else is known about this seal until it eventually made its way to Sussex and the river Adur where it has been since the summer.” Stephen will continue to share information about the tagged seal to the Belgium researchers. He revealed that previous tagged seals recorded in Sussex suggest that they may occasionally visit from France. If you spot a seal while you are walking along the riverbank it’s important not to disturb it, especially if it is hauled out. Stephen said: “It’s vital that seals can haul out undisturbed as this is when they rest, digest their food and replenish the energy used when swimming and feeding. This is quite different to when a seal is in the water where they feel safe and are often inquisitive and curious.” Stephen is keen to hear from anyone who has spotted a seal in the river or sea to aid his work on Sussex seals. He would like to receive information including where the seal was spotted, the day/time, if the seal was swimming or hauled out. Stephen is also keen to receive photographs as even a basic mobile phone can capture images that can provide species identification and a view of where the seal was reported. Close up photographs of seals can also reveal natural markings that make it possible to identify individual seals. “It has been exciting to look back over last year’s seal images to see which ones are the Belgian seal, by using such natural markings.” Last year he received over 100 sightings of Sussex seals from the public. People can contact Stephen and send sightings and photographs at the project email address seawatch17@yahoo.co.uk

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Join us during Easter with this gorgeous trail of bunnies, who will be hopping their way into various Henfield High Street shop windows. Each bunny will have a name tag and they’ll be getting up to all sorts of Easter mischief… You’ll be able to join in the Bunny Trail by finding the names of all the bunnies and filling in the competition form which will be published in next month’s BN5. The winner (drawn from all the correctly completed entries) will receive a giant Jellycat bunny! If you’d like to join in the fun by naming one of the 25 Henfield Bunnies, please email us with your bunny name suggestion: editor@bn5magazine. co.uk. Please add your full name and age if it’s a child, so we can add ‘named by’ to each tag.

The Henfield High Street Easter Bunny Trail in collaboration with Henfield High Street businesses will take place from Friday 19th March. You will find entry forms to download on the BN5 Facebook Page nearer this date, forms will also appear in the centrefold of the April issue of BN5 magazine (distributed from Monday 29 March). Entry details and deadlines will be published on the form and in BN5. Please be safe! At the time of going to print, Covid-19 restrictions are still in place. If you plan to spot the bunnies, please keep your distance and wear masks if the High Street is busy. All bunnies will be displayed in shop windows so you will not have to enter premises to complete the Trail. This is not an organised event and we are not encouraging gatherings or the breach of any Covid-19 restrictions. No bunnies were harmed in the making of this trail.

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CALLING TIME AT THE WHITE HART A notes, while orders were totted up rapier-fast in their heads with no electronic till in sight. It was exhausting but fun work, they were bitten by the hospitality bug and it wasn’t long before the brewery offered them their first pub, the Spaniards in Hampstead Heath. After a short spell they moved to the Sun in Marlborough in 1986, which was one of the first pubs owned by the Slug and Lettuce chain. Here they experienced the beginning of industry changes as bistro food and a more relaxed, family environment became integral to the new pub experience. They then moved on to The Chequers Inn, Rowhook, and have memories of the great storm of ’87 when the pub was the only place in the village with heating. For three weeks the village was without power “They say ‘find a job that you love, and you’ll never work and Mo cooked meals for all the locals on the pub’s solid-fuel Aga. Later, when Katy was born another day in your life’, this is exactly how it felt working in ’88 and Will in ‘91, the family became even with the Culver’s. I wish Gyles and Mo every happiness more embedded in village life; the pub and the regulars loved chatting to the children and Katy in their retirement, this may be the end of an era but not remembers sitting on the kitchen table as Mo the end of friendships with the White Hart family.” baked bread.

fter tens of thousands of pints pulled, countless Sussex Smokies lovingly made and hundreds of fundraising pub quizzes, Gyles and Mo Culver have decided it’s time to retire as Landlords of the White Hart. The pub has seen many changes since the family took over back on the 17th April 2000, at the time their children Katy and Will were still at school and the pub was a very different place. Over the years they have worked tirelessly to create a warm, welcoming family pub, a proper ‘local’ with good pub food and a place at the bar for friendships and conversation. Memories have been made, while the highs and lows were celebrated and commemorated.

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It’ll come as no surprise that Gyles and Mo met in a pub. They started as relief bar managers in the City of London, working in about a dozen pubs in total, the infamously haunted Pump House in Aldgate was one of the first. These were proper ‘drinkers’ pubs and the learning curve was steep; in the three hours at lunchtime and after City offices closed the pub was heaving with suited punters, 20 deep at the bar and waving bank 18 | BN5 Magazine

“Gyles and Mo have been the most kind and generous hosts. We can recall so many memorable times and wonderful meals at The White Hart. We have made so many good friends there including Gyles, Mo and their children Katy and Will. We will miss you.” Libby and Ashley Serpis www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


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This sense of family and community is something Gyles and Mo have carried with them to all the pubs they’ve run, but none more so than the White Hart. Many would think that the antisocial hours that a publican keeps would be detrimental to family life, but the Culvers found it to be quite the opposite. Gyles and Mo always had time to spend with the children during the day rather than rushing off on a long commute as some parents did, and the children benefitted from gaining confidence as they chatted and charmed the customers. Strong bonds and friendships were made with this extended family and, subconsciously perhaps, the ‘secret to their success’ was formed; the inclusiveness of one big pub family.

Mo’s style of cooking, with Sussex favourites and fresh, locally sourced produce. Coming to a busy village pub from a quiet, rural one was a bit of a culture shock at first, Friday and Saturday nights could be wild! At this time, what was The Raven (then the Henfield Tavern) opposite was still open, as was the Gardeners Arms. HFC team members were (allegedly) once responsible for the removal of pub furniture one evening, found the next morning outside Budgens! Inter-pub darts championships and tug-of-war teams at the Village Fair were a regular event, they were happy and busy times.

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village, one of their most important contributions has been the tireless fundraising for our local First Responders, HART. We have tried to come up with a total fundraising figure over the years; at the last count we think it’s in the region of £20k donated from pub quizzes, sponsored events and collection pots. That sum has provided quite a few lifesaving village defibrillators.

“Our friendship, as with many of Gyles and Mo’s customers, has been a wonderful journey over the last 20 “A group of us, all regulars in the White Hart, have had years. So many things; their love of rugby, their unwavering many trips to Twickenham to watch the rugby, as well as support of charity events, the fantastic parties, food and the cricket at Sussex. Once we were hurrying the driver hospitality, not to mention their emotional support, has to make sure we caught last orders, forgetting we had the made the White Hart more than just a pub.” landlord in the taxi! The Culvers are a lovely family, I Tracey and Steve Prescott will miss them in the White Hart, as many others will.” Gyles and Mo have always been supportive of the The White Hart had been owned by brewery Hall and Woodhouse for just two years when the Culvers took on the lease in 2000. In those two short years, the pub had seen no less than 9 different managers. The pub was ready for some updates; out went the nicotine-coloured paintwork, the sticky carpets and the fruit machines. In came

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Local interest | MARCH 2021 “HART will be forever grateful for the support that Gyles and Mo have given us over the years. They have, through quiz nights, collection boxes and charity events, helped HART install & maintain many defibrillators in the village. They and their customers have raised many thousands to assist our volunteer first responders. Our fondest good wishes to them both for a happy and enjoyable retirement.” Nigel Higson, HART

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Times change and pubs have also changed; perhaps it was the smoking ban, or the cheap supermarket booze which made the difference to how we all socialise. However, Gyles and Mo came through these times stronger, creating a meeting place for families, a great place to share a meal with friends and family. White Hart Pub Quizzes were famed across the County, as was the brilliant Sloe Gin Competition. Gyles and Mo have always valued firm friendships with their staff. The recurring theme in old photos are of good times with staff and customers, huge smiles, Christmas parties with Gyles as Santa, and friendships which saw the ups and downs of people’s lives interwoven with the life of the pub. In an industry well used to a high turnover of staff, this attitude is quite unique. Staff become friends, returning again and again, with ties as strong as family.

“Gyles & Mo are going to be sorely missed, as are their children Katy & Will. In the 10 years my family have lived in the village The White Hart has been the pub for us. We will miss the chats, friendly welcome & of course Mo’s stupendous roasts. Whoever takes over has big shoes to fill. It really was Gyles, Mo, Will, Katy & their superb staff who put the heart in the Hart.”

“Gyles has been an enthusiastic supporter of the cricket club for many years, sponsoring the team’s kit & the highly successful White Hart six-a-side match. The club also enjoyed his excellent hospitality when he & Mo provided lunches on match days. We were delighted to elect him as a Vice President in recognition of his contribution.”

“In 2007 we were house hunting and decided to pop into The White Hart. Little did we know it was to become like our second home and the hub of our social life! We’ve had so many amazing times; quizzes, parties, celebrations. We can’t imagine the place without Gyles & Mo.”

Mike (aka Jack the Lad)

Gyles and Mo have worked hard for their retirement and the recent lockdown has given them a taste of things to come; the time for walks and enjoying the garden. They are planning to travel; explore France and take a road-trip to Cornwall. There’s even talk of a new, four-legged member of the family joining them soon!

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The final words go to Mo. “Our time at the pub has been just wonderful, looking back on the past 37 years running pubs, and in particular the last 21 at the White Hart, I can honestly say I’d not change a single thing. We’ve opened our arms to our White Hart family and the times we’ve spent enjoying a glass of wine with them at the end of the evening have been some of our favourites. Most of all we’ll miss the people, because they made the pub what it is.” The White Hart has been a centre of the village “When I started at The White Hart I had no experience for so many locals. We all have memories of celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, memorable in hospitality, but Gyles & Mo gave me a chance. 14 times with friends as well as sad times, the years down the line they have become like second parents goodbyes and tributes to people we love. As the White Hart enters a new chapter, this legacy will to me. They treat their team with such respect and New landlords Chris and Leisha will patience. We all wish them the happiest retirement, and I continue. create new memories in this beautiful old oakbelieve I speak for many when I say their leaving the pub beamed building, where the Culver’s made their mark in such an enduring way. will leave a huge hole in the village.” Both Will and Katy have happy memories of living above the pub as well as working behind the bar. Katy has gone on to forge her own career in hospitality, after a degree at Bournemouth she then worked for the Ginger Group for five years. Will is now living in Arundel with his girlfriend Amy and Sprocker puppy called Rudy, he’s taken a step back from hospitality and now works for a healthcare software company.

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The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in. All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information. It’s a once-in-a-decade chance to have your voice heard and help inform the future of your local area. Do I have to take part? It’s important to fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society. If you live in England and Wales, you must complete the census by law. Will the government use the information I share to identify me? No. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out the census in England and Wales. We only ever publish anonymous information from the census. In fact, it’s a crime to share personal census information and anything you tell us is protected. When should I fill in my census questionnaire? Census Day is Sunday 21 March but you can fill yours in as soon as you get your access code in the post. Your answers should be about the people who usually live in your household on this date – even if you’re filling it in before then. How do I take part? We will send you a letter with an access code. Visit our secure website and enter your access code to get started. If you, or anyone you know, needs guidance and help or a paper version of the questionnaire you can request support. There is a help area on the census website www.census.gov.uk. If you cannot find what you need there, there’s a dedicated contact centre 0800 1412021. Telephone support (from 1st March) will enable you to order a paper questionnaire, listen to Frequently Asked Questions, or speak to an advisor. It will be open Mon-Fri 8-8pm, Sat 8-1pm, and during Census Weekend (20/21 March), 8-8pm. There is also a number for language support: 0800 5872021. Both these numbers are free to use.

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e were thrilled at the response to our proposed plans for this years annual Henfield Gardens and Arts Festival. We are now working towards launching The Henfield ‘Over the Garden Gate’ Festival for the weekend of 12-13 June 2021 to provide a community event we can all enjoy whilst being Covid safe. Whilst recognising the progress being made in vaccinations, given the continued uncertainties the format of the Festival needs to be flexible, as well as hopefully providing a high degree of success and enjoyment. By June we are hoping that some outdoor events will be allowed and that whatever precautions we each are required to undertake, it will not be so drastic so as to detract from the visual enjoyment of what our gardeners are offering. Garden entries will be open to all who have a front garden which can be viewed from the pavement over a real or imaginary garden gate. With this focus we can look forward to something positive whilst keeping safe. We are asking home owners to be creative whilst tending their front gardens this year to add something quirky and interesting for viewers. You may wish to include the planted wheelbarrows that we hoped to include last year, or even extend the idea to other garden items or kitchen utensils and planted pots. However, we are just happy for your to enter a lovely front garden if that’s what prefer. Maybe you could plant up an area that you normally overlook, involve your children or grandchildren in planting or encourage your whole street to get involved in an activity that can be socially distanced and supportive of our well-being. Don’t forget the plants can be edible too. We hope that our High Street traders will add floral decorations to their shop windows for this

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weekend and we will be adding the High Street to our map. Due to current social distancing guidelines artists and musicians will be invited to send their work only to the website. Unfortunately, at the time of going to press, this year the gardens will be unable to offer refreshments. If this changes we will update anyone wishing to participate and also update the online print-off map that will be available for visitors. Printed copies of the map will be available in local businesses nearer the time. You can contact us via our webpage www. henfieldgardensandarts.net where you will also find regular updates and helpful hints. We hope you will be inspired join in the Festival this year.

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ave you seen a hedgehog? When was the last time you saw a hedgehog? Could a hedgehog access your garden? These are just a few of the questions the new Henfield Hedgehogs Project want to know with the hope of creating a ‘Hedgehog Friendly Henfield’. The European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, was voted Britain’s favourite mammal in a poll launched by the Mammal Society, the Royal Society of Biology, and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species in 2016, beating other UK mammals by more than a whisker. To many of us

these bumbling little creatures are recalled from childhood, from tales of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle or, if we were lucky, watching them in our gardens. But did you know that today 4 in 10 children have never seen a hedgehog? Unfortunately, hedgehogs in the UK are in steep decline and it is estimated that since 2002 we have lost around 30—50% of the population. The species is now on the IUCN Red List for British Mammals as vulnerable to extinction. There are several threats that these wonderful mammals face, both in rural and urban settings. Not being able to access enough suitable Photograph © Lucy Groves


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areas to feed or nest and hibernate impacts on their general health and wellbeing. Small, isolated populations surrounded by roads mean individuals cannot mix, breed, or disperse without risk of road collisions. Poisoning from chemicals and eating slugs which have been subjected to slug pellets used in gardens account for many slow and painful deaths each year, not to mention the injuries sustained from activities such as strimming or bonfires. These are just a few of the perils on the list. It is a grim picture, and they need our help! Henfield Hedgehogs is a volunteer-led project that aims to establish the current location of hedgehog populations in the Henfield Parish in comparison to historic records and to identify ways to safeguard and grow this population for the future. We want people to report hedgehog sightings as well as hearing about different features people have in their gardens which could make them suitable for hedgehogs and other wildlife. With this information, we hope to produce a map showing where hedgehogs have been recorded, the gardens they have access to and from this we will look to create a connected community garden nature reserve. This will enable us to engage and support the local community in creating wildlifefriendly gardens and connecting neighbours with each other through the creation of a ‘hedgehog highway’ throughout the village, expanding the habitat available for hedgehogs. Having looked at the records for the area through the National Biodiversity Network Atlas and the local Biodiversity Records Centre, although people have been seeing hedgehogs in the Parish, few have been recorded officially. In 2019 Sustainable Henfield 2030 (SH2030) engaged with the Gardening Club and recorded 19 sightings from its members. Since starting engagement on Facebook we

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have had an additional 44 records and a fantastic response from the community, along with many photos of hedgehogs visiting gardens in the summer, as well as some incredible hedgehog houses! The newly created Henfield Hedgehogs Facebook page will be somewhere for people to connect, to share photos and videos of their spikey visitors, and to find out information on how to encourage hedgehogs into their gardens. Simple ways to encourage hedgehogs to your garden include creating a 13cm x 13cm hole in your fence so that they can access your garden. By leaving a little area to grow wild, with longer grass, allowing your hedge to become wider at the base or a creating pile of leaves and sticks, you will be helping hedgehogs. Hedgehogs have a varied diet mainly comprising of invertebrates such as worms, beetles, slugs, caterpillars, earwigs and millipedes, they really are a garden’s best friend. Putting out a shallow dish of water or a having pond with gentle sloping edge (allowing creatures great and small to get in and out) will enable hedgehogs to have a drink during dry periods, particularly if we have another summer like last year. How can you help? Report your hedgehog sightings and let us know if you have a hedgehog hole or wildlife friendly garden via the forms on the Henfield Hedgehogs Facebook group or by emailing us at hedgehogsofhenfield@gmail.com telling us the date you saw the hedgehog, the location, and any other information such as what the hedgehog was doing. Thank you!

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iving in Henfield we are blessed with both beautiful countryside and stunning wildlife virtually on our doorsteps (if not in our gardens too)! And by the looks of it, many of you were out and about earlier in the year, despite the cold and wet weather, taking pictures for our photo competition. Here are some of the entries we received Taken on the Adur floodplain below Grays Farm, West End Lane.

Richard Hill

My husband Chris and I went for a walk on Christmas Day, up the Downs Link to Betley Bridge then along the river bank towards the path that leads to the Fishing Club road. We braved the mud and were rewarded with this stunning scene, topped off with a fantastic view of a barn owl which flew right past us and quartered the field before heading across the river to look for a tasty morsel on the far side…

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A frosty walk under the Dyke.

Pam Langridge

I had a chance encounter with a little blue tit and managed to take some photos.

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A Robin from a walk on the morning of 30 December between Furners Lane and the Wantley Hill estate.

Gary Larkin

Henfield-on-Sea! This is a picture I took on one of my winter walks - on the first day of the year when there was a lot of water about. It’s a landscape photo, not wildlife per se, although there is actually a multitude of bird life there for people with powerful zoom lenses!

Stewart Whitehead

Thank you to everyone who sent us their winter walk photos. We’re pleased to say that Richard Hill’s atmospheric shot of the flood plains was the winning entry, receiving a Little Plover print, the latest Henfield Bird Watch book and a box of Belgian chocolates from Christina’s. Congratulations Richard. Thanks to Libby at Little Plover and Tina from Christina’s for helping to judge the competition.

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Post-Brexit opportunities for UK businesses Just a matter of days before the transition agreement expired at the end of 2020, a ‘Trading & Co-operation Agreement’ (TCA) was reached between the UK government and the European Commission. The TCA goes beyond recent EU free trade agreements with other third countries, such as Canada and Japan, by providing for zero tariffs and zero quotas on all goods. This is especially important for sensitive goods such as agricultural and fishery products. However to benefit from these trade preferences, businesses must prove that their products fulfil all necessary ‘Rules of Origin’ requirements. This ensures that the trade preferences granted under the TCA benefit the EU and the UK, rather than third countries. To facilitate compliance, the agreement allows traders to self-certify the origin of goods and provides for full bilateral cumulation (permitting UK and EU parts to count towards local content rules). Those completing customs declarations must have knowledge of the ‘processing’ of the product – that is, how and where it was manufactured and from what components. Greater awareness of the supply chain will be a big part of business success – minimising or eliminating costly tariffs which might otherwise be imposed. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) trusted traders will be recognised and should lead to speedier efficiencies on documentary clearance, advance rulings etc. AEOs assessed and recognised under the UK or EU scheme will face fewer controls relating to safety and security when moving their goods cross-border – facilitating trade and flow. The TCA is primarily about the rules for goods crossing borders. It says far less about the trade in services. It is hoped that there will be an agreement which will recognise UK rules governing financial services as roughly ‘equivalent’ to EU rules. A memorandum of understanding is expected by the end of March. For now, the automatic mutual recognition of professional qualifications has ended – this covers doctors, nurses, architects, accountants, solicitors, etc. 52 | BN5 Magazine

Decisions will be made on a profession-byprofession state-by-state basis in the interim. EU citizens and their families must have arrived in the UK before 31 December 2020 in order to apply for pre-settled status – the pre-cursor to applying for settled status on completing five years’ UK residency. We have known for several months that it was coming, but finally a points-based system (PBS) for immigration was introduced on 1 January. UK employers looking to recruit from the EU and the rest of the world must now apply to be a licensed sponsor and the prospective employee must meet certain skills criteria. UK short-term business visitors may travel to the EU for 90 days in any 180-day period. Work permits will not be imposed on business visitors for establishment purposes. Intra-corporate transferees can be accompanied by their partners and dependents when placed in an EU state. Employers will only be liable to pay social security contributions in one EU state at a time. Generally, this will be in the country where work is undertaken, irrespective of whether the worker resides/or is based within the EU or the UK. Where the UK or an EU member state is responsible for the healthcare of an individual, they will be entitled to reciprocal healthcare cover. This includes certain categories of cross-border workers and state pensioners who retire to the UK or to the EU27. In addition, the protocol ensures that necessary sales@bn5magazine.co.uk


healthcare provisions – akin to those provided by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme – continue. Individuals temporarily staying in another country, for example, a UK national who is in an EU member state for a holiday, will have their necessary healthcare needs met for the period of their stay. The Erasmus scheme for overseas students has ceased, to be replaced in September by a worldwide Turing scheme for UK students to study abroad. The TCA includes a temporary solution to keep data flowing between the EU and the UK until a data adequacy decision is reached. The deadline is effectively 30 June. Personal data passed to the UK during this interim period ‘shall not be considered as a transfer to a third country’. Both sides have committed to upholding high levels of data protection standards and to ensure ‘crossborder data flows to facilitate trade in the digital economy’ without imposing limits on where data can be stored or processed.

protection and tax transparency. Goods exported to the EU from the UK must be proven to have been produced according to standards that make them acceptable for sale in the EU. They will be subject to any applicable regulatory compliance checks and controls. Requirements relating to product standards – including the respective responsibilities of the manufacturer and the importer for product safety, conformity assessment and labelling – will not change substantively as a result of the TCA. The UK had sought agreement on mutual recognition of product conformity assessments (MRAs) by accredited bodies, enabling a UKissued certificate of conformity to be valid across the EU. No such recognition has been agreed and, as a result, UK exporters will need to apply for a new certificate issued by an EU body. The CE mark can continue to be used for most goods until 31 December, unless product regulations diverge before then.

For further help and guidance, please The agreement commits both parties to upholding contact Paul Samrah, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith, on 01737 781546 or common high standards ensuring the protection of labour and social standards, environmental email: psamrah@mks.co.uk

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Index of advertisers | MARCH 2021 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

A&B Matters 04 Moore Kingston Smith LLP 53

AERIALS, TV AND AUDIO

A & S Aerials & Satellites 49 Alpine Aerials & Satellites 35 Avant Home Technology 34 TAS Aerials 48

ARCHITECTS & SURVEYORS Roger Minost Architect

44

Number One The Laurels B&B

45

Bartlett Property & Gardens CGS Contemporary Garden Studios Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builders Smart Foster Handmade Furniture

45 15 51 50 36 35

Gardner & Scardifield Ltd

42

Newboldology

24

Coastal Homecare Elite Choice Homecare Henfield Home Checks Sussex Healthcare - Upper Mead

16 43 09 06

BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION BUILDERS & CARPENTRY

BUILDING & LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES BUSINESS CONSULTANCY CARE

CARPET SUPPLY

FINANCIAL PLANNING / BANKING

Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 40

FOOD, DRINK & FARM SHOPS

Nutritious Fish 12 Relish Cafe 08 Rushfields Farm Shop 07 South Downs Butchery 25

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

42 36

Braziers Garage Henfield Coles Automotive Ltd Mile Oak Servicing

54 56 50

GARAGES REPAIRS AND SALES

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Beechcroft Landscapes Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Plant Centre & Gifts Trugreen West Sussex S. Goodridge Gardens

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART

45 45 07 11 51

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

03 35 48 48 55

PROPERTY FOR SALE

Marcus Grimes

21

Contain Yourself Storage

51

45

Bigg Change Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic

13 30 15

Bluebells Day Nursery Dove Nursery Isabello’s Oscar Bears Day Care

30 30 30 30

East Barn Interiors Ltd Helen Puxley Soft Furnishings Smart Foster Handmade Furniture Hillary’s Blinds Simply Blinding

46 35 35 37 41

Alpine Aerials & Satellites Network Security (Avant Home Technology)

16 35

Henfield Theatre Company Horsham District Council Garden Waste Horsham District Council Rockwood

38 26 22

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

40 53 47 43 40

24

FENCING, GATES & SHEDS

Aquatec 50 Boiler and Burner Services 41 CJ Plumbing 51 Hollinger Trenching Water Engineering 42 MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating 51

Geoff’s Handyman Services

Mallards Dental Practice

48 36 51

48

PLUMBING & HEATING

44 46

47

C&K Electrical, Henfield Garden Electrician (Avant Home Technology) Herbert Electrical

JG Plastering

PLASTERING

G & S Roofing Ltd RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd

Henfield Computers

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

37 42

44 47

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50 47

King and Stevens PHB Contractors

PLANT AND TOOL HIRE

A&S Gutter Clearance Just Gutters

GUTTER CLEARANCE

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

BHW Glass Ltd N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

34 34 34

RESTAURANTS, PUBS & CAFÉS

HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

DOUBLE GLAZING & WINDOWS

Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries R&H pet Supplies

42 25

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DENTAL CARE

36

PETS & PET CARE

Hollinger Trenching Water Engineering PHB Contractors

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING

Henfield Chimney Sweep

COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT

ACT Pest Control

10 02

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES

CLEANING & CARPET CLEANING

PEST CONTROL

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B&I Carpets 47

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

Lady Decorator 51 Trim Decorating 47

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY

LEISURE, EVENTS AND COMMUNITY

LETTINGS

Inner Space Marcus Grimes Stevens Lettings

OVEN CLEANING

36 31 43

Oven U Worthing

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Andrew’s Decorating

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PAINTING & DECORATING

REMOVALS & STORAGE

Relish Cafe 08

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, TUTORS

SECURITY

SOLICITORS & WILL WRITERS

TAXI & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES Henfield Village Cars

TREE SURGERY

14

Southern Beeches Ltd.

VETERINARY SURGERIES Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries

WINDOW CLEANING

46

BN5 Window Cleaning PPC Windows

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A: Aladdin, 2014; B: Billy Liar, 2017; C: Stepping Out, 2014; D: Dick Turpin, 2017; E: Brighton Beach Memoirs, 2018; F: Terra Nova, 2014; G: Glorious, 2016; H: Little Shop of Horrors, 2018; I: Acorn Antiques, 2012; J: One Man, Two Guvnors, 2019; K: Anne of Green Gables, 2018; L: Oh What a Lovely War, 2017; M: The Taming of the Shrew, 2016. Bonus Question: Oh What a Lovely War, 2017 (“Are we downhearted – No”) Martin Love Henfield Theatre Company Quiz answers (See page 38)

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