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September 19


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


SEPTEMBER 2019 | Contents

06 What’s on 14 News 28 Local interest 36 Local interest 40 Local interest 44 Local interest 50 Local interest 73 Local interest 78 Index listings

from the BN5 area

Editor’s Letter Welcome to our September issue. It was a huge privilege to meet the Chelsea Pensioners who visited Henfield Bowling Club on Wednesday 3 July for a bowls match. The Pensioners, all of whom are British service veterans from all over the UK, are instantly recognisable in their unique scarlet tunics. Some of them were real characters and it was a complete joy to sit and chat in the sunshine with them. Turn to page 36 to find out more about their life at the Royal Hospital and their unique postcode. September sees the launch of a new environmental action group – Sustainable Henfield 2030. Action on climate change has been grabbing the headlines throughout 2019 and so If you too want to get involved to make a difference at a local level, get yourself along to the launch event on 17 September – more information can be found on page 50. Finally, For many people undergoing cancer treatment, hair loss can be very traumatic. Hairs and Graces is a new local group for those individuals struggling to afford real hair wigs and they have a fund-raising event taking place in the Henfield Hall this month – please do support them if you can. See our article on page 29.

Emma Osman, Editor

Hairs and Graces The Chelsea Pensioners Henfield Village Fair The story of Henry Bishopp Sustainable Henfield 2030 Starting school at St Peter’s of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Robert Gordon, Amy Laughton, Vas Siantonas, Denise Maurice and Paul Samrah. Cover photograph of two Chelsea Pensioners at Henfield Bowling Club by Emma Osman, with additional artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper at Gemini Print in Shoreham and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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

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What’s on | SEPTEMBER 2019 Some repeating events have been omitted. For a full listing, see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. All HDC guided walks are listed in the Clubs & Groups section. For the Haven’s programme, visit the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT or go to www.impact-initiatives.org.uk/ henfield-haven.

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BP GUILD SENIOR CITIZENS OUTING & DINNER Various pick-up points, 10.30am-5.30pm A free event for our seniors. Mystery coach tour followed by dinner and entertainment at Henfield Hall. Tickets from Hamfelds or call 01273 491074. UNUSUAL PLANT & GARDEN FAIR Sussex Prairies, 11-5pm See advert. ASHURST VILLAGE FAIR & FUN DOG SHOW Recreation Ground, 12pm See News.

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Henfield Hall, 9am-12.30pm (& every Mon) NAT WEST DROP IN SURGERY George Hotel, 2-4pm (& every Mon) Advice and support.. HENFIELD BADMINTON CLUB Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Mon)

Tuesday 3

HENFIELD DUCKLINGS Henfield Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& every Tues) Have fun with pre-school play. See News. ACTION FOR DEAFNESS Henfield Medical Centre, 9.30am-12.30pm (& every 1st Tues) Drop-in hearing aid maintenance service. Other appointments by GP referral. HAVEN GREEN GARDEN GROUP Henfield Haven, 9.30am– 11.30pm (& alt Tues) Gardening group for all. Book at Haven. HENFIELD SHED Behind Southdown Galleries,

10am-12pm (& every Tues, Weds & Fri) henfieldshed.org.uk. SELF HELP GROUP Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) Social get together for the elderly. Lunch provided. GROUP MUSIC THERAPY Henfield Haven, 2.30-3.30pm (& every Tues) Free but booking essential. HART PUB QUIZ The White Hart, 8.30pm (alt Tues) In aid of HART. Teams of up to six. Call 01273 492006 to book.

Wednesday 4

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. CARERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Henfield Haven, 10.30am–12pm (& every 1st Weds)

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SEPTEMBER 2019 | What’s on

Henfield Hall, 7am–12pm (& every 2nd Thurs) See advert. ST PETER’S COFFEE MORNING St. Peter’s Church, 10.30– 11.30am (2nd Thurs, alt mths) COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AGM Committee Room, Henfield Hall, 7pm (& every 2nd Thurs) Monday 9 Public meeting. Join us and help THE ARTS SOCIETY STEYNING make Henfield a better place to The Steyning Centre, 10.30am– live and work. henfieldcp.net. 12pm (& every 2nd Mon) WINE TASTING EVENING The birth of documentary films Thursday 5 Relish, High St, 7.30pm in the 1930s. See advert. NAT WEST MOBILE SERVICE BABY CLINIC Henfield Hall Car Park, 10.05Committee Room, Henfield Friday 13 11.05am (& every Thurs) Hall, 2-3.30pm (& every 2nd & HENFIELD WILD VIOLETS WI RHYME TIME 4th Mon) Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am THE ARTS SOCIETY HENFIELD 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) (& every Thurs) Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every Reflections on a Career - Gillian Fun with music for pre2nd Mon) Fletcher. schoolers. The career and precocious TIDDLY PROMS YOUTH CLUB (AGES 12-17) talent of Rex Whistler. Leonardslee Gardens, 4-12pm Henfield Youth Club, 7.30(& 14th) 9.30pm (every Thurs, term time) Tuesday 10 See News. WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL Friday 6 GIN TASTING MEETING The George, 8pm LITTLE FISHES The Pavilion, 7.30pm (& every See advert. St Peter’s Church, 9.30-11am 2nd Tues) (& every Fri) See News. Saturday 14 For pre-schoolers and their HENFIELD HISTORY GROUP carers. Storytime, songs and TREFOIL GUILD COFFEE MORNING Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every refreshments. Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2nd Tues) 10am–12pm LADYBIRDS A sporting history of Sussex Garden Room, Henfield Hall, from the amazing to the bizarre. Coffee, cakes, books, bric a brac & raffle.. 10am–12pm (& every 1st Fri) RIVER ADUR ‘CLEAN UP’ WALK Paper flower arranging Wednesday 11 workshop. Meet at King Barn Farm, BN44 HENFIELD COMPUTER CLUB 3YR, 10.30am LIVE AT THE LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 3-4 miles walk, aim is to collect Tilgate Park, RH10 5PQ, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) tidal debris from beside the river. 5-10pm (& 7th, 12-8pm) See News. Walkers are encouraged to bring See News. KNIT AND NATTER gloves and to wear walking MUSIC NIGHT Lounge, Rayner Court, boots. Families and dogs The George, 8pm 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd welcome. Contact Ann 01903 Live music with The Neeps. Weds) 297553 Knitting for charity. Donated HURST OPEN STUDIOS Saturday 7 wool appreciated. Hurstpierpoint, (& 15th, & 21st, BLUE IDOL DAY RETREAT CHATTY CAFÉ 22nd, 11am-5pm Quaker Meeting House, 10am- Henfield Haven, 2.45-4pm (& See advert. 3.30pm every 2nd Weds) FLOWER FESTIVAL For information www.blueidol. Drop by and try our Chatter & St Giles, Shermanbury, org or 01403 740174. Natter table. 11am–4pm (& 15th) MEMORY MOMENTS CAFÉ STEYNING HISTORY SOCIETY See News. Catholic Church Hall, 2-4pm Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, GUIDES JUMBLE SALE All welcome, especially those 7.45–9.45pm (& every 2nd Henfield Hall, 2pm with memory loss. Weds) Jumble to hall in the morning PG TRAFFIC PLANNING JUMBLE SALE “The Pubs and Breweries of or contact 01403 710517 for Henfield Hall, 2pm Steyning” Dr. Janet Pennington. collection after 9th Sept. Fundraising for traffic calming SCOUT APPEAL QUIZ NIGHT measures. Jumble to hall in the Thursday 12 Henfield Hall, 7.30pm morning or to Forza Doors, Star HENFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR Prize £100 to winning team. Trading Estate beforehand. Friendly carers’ group for information and support. EDGE TO EDGE PROJECT WALK St Michael’s, P. Green for start, 1.15-5pm Walk to Henfield for tea in St Peter’s Church and bus back to P. Green. Contact Jill 07780 701184. HENFIELD LIONS CLUB George Hotel, 8pm (& every 1st Weds)

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FEASTIVAL FOOD FAIR Sussex Prairies, 11-5pm See advert. MUSIC SESSION The George, 8–11pm (& every 2nd Sun) Singers, musicians and audience are all welcome.

HAIRS & GRACES SWAP SHOP Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 6-9pm See article. INDIAN STREET FOOD Relish, High St, 7 pm See advert. HENFIELD CAMERA CLUB Free Church Hall, 7.30-10pm (& alt Fri) henfieldbn5.co.uk for details. LIVE MUSIC The Wheatsheaf, 8pm See advert.

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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Henfield Funeral Services, 10.30am-12pm Coffee, cake and fund raising. HAVEN QUIZ Henfield Haven, 7.30pm Includes 2 course supper. Tickets from the Haven.

Saturday 28

CAKE SALE In front of the Free Church, 9am HENFIELD BIG BIRD BASH Saturday 21 Several locations, (& 29th, FREE SCOOTER TRAINING 30th) Henfield Haven, 9.30am-12pm henfieldbirdwatch.co.uk Tuesday 17 See News. HENFIELD LIONS JUMBLE SALE SUSTAINABLE HENFIELD 2030 SATURDAY BRUNCH CLUB Henfield Hall, 2–5pm INAUGURAL MEETING Henfield Haven, 9.30am- 12pm Deliver to hall in the morning, Garden Room, Henfield Hall, (& every 3rd Sat) no large items or tv sets. 7pm All welcome at our Dementia Refreshments available. Playing our part in reducing the Friendly café. BUTTERCUP’S SONGBOOK impact of global climate change. BLUE IDOL FAMILY FUN DAY Free Church, 6.30pm Come and show your support. Quaker Meeting House, 12-4pm See News. MOBILE CINEMA For information, www.blueidol. WESSEX CHAMBER CHOIR Henfield Hall, 7.30pm org or 01403 740174. St Peter’s Church, 7.30pm Yesterday (12A). Tickets from See News. Marcus Grimes Henfield or Monday 23 online. JOE COCKER TRIBUTE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Henfield Medical Centre, Wednesday 18 See advert. 10am–1pm (& every 4th Mon) WOODMANCOTE & HENFIELD WI Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked Sunday 29 Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every appointments 10.30am-1pm. 3rd Weds) HENFIELD CONSERVATION Tea party with Ukelele band. VOLUNTEERS Tuesday 24 Borrer’s Bank, 10am HENFIELD ART CLUB Thursday 19 Contact 01273 494566 or Garden Room, Henfield Hall, henfieldconservation@gmail.com. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT 7.15– 9.30pm (& every last Henfield Haven Café, 4.15Tues) Advance Notice 5.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Ian Henderson will demo a pet Non-religious group supporting portrait in pastels. Tuesday 1 October local people. Contact St Peter’s HENFIELD TREFOIL GUILD Church Office 01273 495532. Guide Hut, 7.30pm (& every 4th HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB TALK Henfield Hall, 7pm (& every 1st FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS Tues) Tues) Free Church Hall, 7.30pm (3rd Planning meeting and Harvest Guest speaker Bob Flowerdew. Thurs, alt mths) Supper. See News. HENFIELD HALL AGM SMALL DOLE TUESDAY CLUB Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Wednesday 2 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) WICK THEATRE PRODUCTION Public Meeting to update the Brighton: From fishing village to The Barn Theatre, 7.45 – 10pm people of Henfield on their City by the Sea. Louise Peskett. (& daily until 5th) community hall. Wine and Taking Sides. For details cheese after meeting. Wednesday 25 wicktheatre.co.uk. HENFIELD PARKINSON’S CAFÉ Friday 20 Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– Friday 4 MESSY CHURCH 12pm (& every last Weds) HISTORY OF HENFIELD TALK Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm Friendly meeting for people with Free Church Hall, 7.30-9.30 (& every 3rd Fri) Parkinson’s and their carers. Illustrated talk by Alan Barwick. Crafts, bible stories and Tickets on the door. Proceeds to delicious supper. Call Chris St Barnabas. 01273 857322.

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Henfield Parish Council declares a climate & environment emergency

gardener, well-known TV and radio presenter and Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist. The Parish Council began to discuss the issues of Tickets are £5 per person for non-members, available from Village Care from 17 September. what Henfield can do in response to the threats Entry is free for Garden Club members. of biodiversity loss and climate change earlier Bob will be talking about ‘No Work Gardening’; this year. This was initially through awareness ways to reduce or eliminate unnecessary chores of the ‘Year of Green Action 2019’, launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural to increase our yield of flowers, fruit and produce. He is sure to provide us once again with both an Affairs (DEFRA) and linked to the government’s informative and humorous evening! ‘25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’. Following discussions at several committee Please join us at Henfield Hall from 7pm for a meetings and at the full Parish Council meeting 7.30pm start. Free tea and coffee with a biscuit in June, it was resolved to support a climate and will be served at 7pm. New members are always environment emergency. welcome to join: a single annual membership is £10, and any additional member is £5. Our The Parish Council is making this statement to membership secretary can be contacted by email show that we understand the seriousness of at linda@slugbandit.co.uk. the threats posed by loss of wildlife biodiversity, rising temperatures and sea levels and that the Pat Hemsworth Parish Council will consider these concerns when making relevant decisions within its local operations and terms of reference. It is hoped that local people will support the Parish Council in responding to the environment and climate emergencies. Anyone with an interest or who has a good suggestion for local projects, as long as they are within the remit and sphere of influence of the Parish Council, should contact us, preferably by e-mail to office@henfield.gov.uk. The Parish Council also hopes to respond to the Year of Green Action 2019 by sponsoring an environmental event or competition for young people in Henfield in autumn 2019 which will enhance biodiversity or help reduce carbon. We will consult local children and young people in the Horsham District Community autumn to get their views on this suggestion. Lottery The full text of the Climate and Environment The new Horsham District Community Lottery is Emergency declaration was as follows: “Henfield now live, and people can buy lottery tickets to Parish Council joins the UK Government, and help support their favourite local good cause as many other parish, town and county councils in well as perhaps win prizes for themselves! declaring a climate and environment emergency. This exciting new weekly online community This will mean we always consider the climate lottery will help to raise valuable additional funds and environmental impact of our decisions in the to support charities, community groups and local Parish Council’s areas of operation and influence. voluntary groups whose work benefits residents The Parish Council will aim to reduce Henfield’s in the Horsham District. carbon footprint through significant improvements Anyone buying a £1 ticket can select the by 2030 and to encourage the whole community community group they want to support from to act together on this issue.” those registered on the website. 60% of ticket For further information see Year of Green Action revenue goes to community groups across the 2019, www.yearofgreenaction.org and for District, with the remainder going towards VAT, a list of other councils that have already declared administration costs and of course the prizes! a climate emergency see www.campaigncc.org/ Although a good number of community groups councils_climate_emergency. have already signed up to be beneficiaries of ticket sales, more are always welcome. Joining is Kevin Wright, Clerk to Henfield Parish Council quick and easy via the website below and at no cost to the organisation. Henfield Garden Club talk by Bob Find out more and buy your tickets at www. Flowerdew horshamdistrictcommunitylottery.co.uk or On Tuesday 1 October Henfield Garden Club telephone 01403 434010. is delighted to welcome the return of celebrity Horsham District Council guest speaker Bob Flowerdew, leading organic 14 | BN5 Magazine

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take them down, acted as Marshals and helped with general setting up and dismantling. We are grateful to BN5 for organising the sponsorship programme, to all the businesses who kindly contributed and to Peter Shayler for supplying power on site.

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Time to act as Sussex leads the way on climate pledges

The countryside charity, CPRE Sussex is calling for people to respond to an opportunity to help their local council decide how to deal with the current climate emergency. According to information compiled by the South East Climate Alliance (SECA), Sussex councils are leading the way on climate pledges in the South East. Summer Fair review More councils have declared a ‘climate When the Parish Council made the difficult emergency’ in Sussex than in any other county decision not to organise the Fair this year, HCP in the region, with twelve of the sixteen local was asked if it could step in and organise this authorities in East and West Sussex already much-loved village institution. As this year’s fair having acted to declare an emergency or passing also fell in the Year of Culture and resources were a motion to do so. The first Sussex councils to scarce, it was decided to revamp the format. The make the move were Hastings and Brighton and number of show tent classes was significantly Hove last year and the latest is Wealden Council reduced and exhibitors did not have to enter in which declared a climate emergency in July and advance as entry on the day was introduced. This has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. was to make it as inclusive as possible and the “Sussex councils should be proud to be leading feedback from the judges and public has been the way on climate pledges,” said the new CPRE positive. Sussex Chair, Prof Dan Osborn. “We must all act Five residents got together and organised the now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We Fair and we are all very proud that it was such need to find ways to adapt to the inevitable heat a success – we are very appreciative of the waves, rising sea-levels, and much more variable support and constructive feedback from stall rainfall that will lead to flooding at one time and holders, exhibitors and the public. We have since drought at another. climate change affects all our discussed how to make improvements in the lives. It can be tackled if we work together”. future, although we worked hard to make sure it CPRE Sussex is working with Shoreham Wordfest was a fun day out with lots to do to keep people and Ropetackle Arts Centre on a climate change happy and entertained. It was good to have summit on 5 October. It is hoped representatives craft stalls selling locally made products and the from the Sussex Councils will be there as well as additional food providers gave everyone more representatives from local businesses. For more choice and added to the friendly atmosphere. information visit www.shorehamwordfest.com. The Fair relies heavily on our wonderful volunteer Jane Watson, CPRE helpers and we would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who helped put up tents,



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News | SEPTEMBER 2019 interested in volunteering please get in touch. Search ‘Henfield Ducklings’ on Facebook and join for news and more information.

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Hurstpierpoint College Choral Society

Hurstpierpoint College Choral Society is a wellestablished and friendly group of singers which meets every Tuesday evening in term time to rehearse and work towards concerts. Whilst their rehearsals under the direction of Neil Matthews are light-hearted, they take their singing seriously and have performed in some excellent concerts in the College’s Henfield Ducklings continues magnificent chapel over the last 12 years. These Run by parents, Henfield Ducklings is in its have included Verdi’s Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ 9th month, with parent and toddler sessions The Armed Man and Orff’s Carmina Burana, continuing every Tuesday morning. all accompanied by a professional symphony orchestra and soloists. The weekly group at Henfield Hall provides a space for children to play through a welcoming Our next concert is Sunday 8 December and and supportive environment. The session involves will include a performance of John Rutter’s free play with various toys, crafts, and messy Magnificat. If you would like to take part, please play, making full use of the garden when the get in touch with Kate Bray by emailing her at weather permits. The group meets on kate.bray@hppc.co.uk or call 01273 836895. Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday 3 September Tuesdays from 9.30 - 11.30am at Henfield Hall. from 7.30-9pm in the Music School, where music The cost is £2 per family, which includes tea or will be available to purchase. coffee. Please bring your own children’s snacks. All families are welcome to join us, and if you are Helen Fyles

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Woodmancote & Blackstone Hall

It is with great regret that the Woodmancote Hall CIO, together with the PCC, have decided that upon the receipt of the latest building estimates to renovate the Hall and Cottage, the project is no longer financially viable and cannot continue. We are therefore announcing that the proposed works will have to be abandoned and that the whole building and land will be sold forthwith. This decision has not been taken easily and will disappoint all those who have been fighting to re-open the Hall as a community centre. It has considered the grants already received and anticipated, the support and commitment from Woodmancote Parish Council to fund at least half of the costs and the pledges and monies from Tree and Wood numerous local benefactors and supporters. Tree and Wood, a dramatic new outdoor The renovation project was started two years ago production by Jony Easterby (creator of For by a generous donation and commitment by the the Birds and artistic contributor to the hugely late Richard Hill, but despite the hard work of popular Glow at Wakehurst Place), is coming to all concerned the refurbishment and restoration the beautiful surroundings of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens during half term this October as part costs have put the project beyond the reach of the expected available funding. of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. Woodmancote Parish Council will now Running from Thursday 24 October to Saturday commence to examine alternative sites to create 2 November (exc. 28 October), Tree and Wood a new community centre and meeting place. offers the opportunity for families to experience Roger Noel, Chairman, Woodmancote Hall CIO something extremely exciting as well as giving people a chance to enjoy the stunning surroundings of Leonardslee Gardens after hours. Henfield Self Help Group After some amazing summer weather, the This will be a very special event, exploring the morning of our annual Summer Outing dawned immediate tangible experience of trees – smell, and there was some doubt about whether the touch, sounds – using the forest as its backdrop rain would hold off! Together with all our helpers during dusk and nightfall. we boarded the coach full of optimism that the To view a trailer of the show visit the Horsham cloudy skies would clear as we headed for the District Year of Culture 2019 website and search Marine Gardens, Worthing. for Tree and Wood: www.hdculture2019.co.uk. Once there we had a very enjoyable lunch and as Book tickets at www.thecapitolhorsham.com. Over 550 events are taking place in the Horsham the afternoon brightened we were able to choose to sit and admire the gardens, watch a bowling District as part of the Horsham District Year contest or take a stroll along the seafront. of Culture 2019 so don’t forget to see what Our thanks to Mo Michie for arranging the trip else catches your eye in this special year of and to all the helpers who gave their time to make innovative, imaginative and creative events to the day special. enjoy and take part in.

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News | SEPTEMBER 2019 plus booking. VIP tickets are also available for £90 and £50 plus booking for adults and under 18s. VIP ticketholders benefit from grandstand seating, wine tasting masterclasses and all-day access to Leonardslee, with afternoon tea at a discounted rate. See more at www.thetiddlyproms.com or visit Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, Lower Beeding RH13 6PP.

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Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens has announced a new festival, Tiddly Proms, featuring jazz, Big Band and classical music on Friday September 13 and Saturday 14, from 4pm to midnight. Musical highlights on the main stage include live performances of ‘Charlie Parker with Strings’ from Bernardi Music Group, jazz from Ducie Jazz, swing from Harry’s Tricks, and a Rat Pack tribute from The Tom Fitzpatrick Band. There will be a live beam-back from ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ on a giant outdoor LED screen, and each night there is a spectacular pyro-musical firework finale presented by Illusion Fireworks - British Fireworks Champions 2018. Visitors can browse a boutique shopping courtyard at Leonardslee and enjoy artisan spirits, craft beers, cocktails, world cuisine, art, fashion and lifestyle stalls. They can also sample Leonardslee’s own label wines from boutique South African winery Benguela Cove Lagoon. Before each evening’s performance, visitors can explore the 240-acre estate and its Grade I Listed gardens, parkland, lawns and forest areas; visit the ornamental rock garden; see the colony of wallabies, peacocks and deer; and visit the ‘Beyond the Doll’s House’ exhibition. Tickets are £30 for adults and £10 for under 18s,

Our apologies for the error in August BN5 on page 18; we incorrectly stated that the peacocks seen in Henfield village live at Rye Farm, it should have read Rye Farm House.


The Wessex Chamber Choir

On Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm, The Friends of St. Peter’s Church Henfield will host a concert by The Wessex Chamber Choir. The concert will be in the Church and the ticket price of £15 will include a glass of wine and refreshments. There will also be a raffle. Tickets from Village Care or at the door. The Wessex Chamber Choir performs a wideranging repertoire of both sacred and secular music and at full strength number around thirty voices. They perform in a variety of venues and have visited several cathedrals across the country including Chichester and St. Paul’s to take part in services in the absence of the resident choir. The choir will perform a programme including music by Palestrina, William Byrd, Purcell, Parry, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Peter Skellern, the Beatles and more, interspersed with an informative commentary on the pieces. The objective of the Friends of St Peter’s is to raise funds to maintain the fabric of the church by organising interesting and enjoyable events. Please support us by coming along and considering becoming a friend.

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HART serving the heart of the Community

The HART responders are all volunteers who commit their time on a regular basis to offer medical support to the local community. There are now nine responders in the HART team who have been trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service, offering lifesaving care in the minutes before an ambulance arrives. HART responders are generally called upon to attend people with immediately lifethreatening and time critical injuries and illnesses where a fast response time can be crucial. During the last three months the team have devoted in excess of 620 hours to being on call and have been expected to attend at least four hours of training each month. They have attended 53 calls in and around the village. Ashurst Fair and Dog Show All members of the team carry portable Everyone is invited to the fun and exciting Ashurst defibrillators, oxygen and equipment for taking observations prior to the arrival of the ambulance Fair and Fun Dog Show being held on Sunday 1st September from 12pm at Ashurst Recreation crew. There are also a large number of public access defibrillators in Henfield, and their Ground, Near Steyning, West Sussex. locations can be found by visiting our website at Along with a variety of stalls, cakes, teas, henfieldresponders.org.uk. barbeque, bar, Pimm’s bar and activities, there We would like to take this opportunity to thank will be the very popular ‘Silent Auction’ with lots of items on offer - including a holiday weekend in the public for their generous and ongoing support. our Sussex countryside. During the afternoon there will be lots of fun events for dogs and their owners. A new attraction this year will be ‘Temptation Alley’ – Is your dog able to resist the route with tempting treats to complete the course in the fastest time? All proceeds go towards Ashurst Village Hall, please call Mandy Hedley 01403 711036 for further information.

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An explosion of flowers

Come along to the Flower Festival at St Giles Church on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September between 11am-4pm each day. After months of planning by the Henfield Flower Club and members of St Giles Church, visitors will find the Church filled with colour and perfume. A thousand years of history at St Giles provides the perfect venue for such a display, and the beautiful setting guarantees a spectacular event. To make your visit even more enjoyable, the Friends of St Giles will be running a tea and coffee tent with their usual range of delicious cakes throughout the festival so that visitors can enjoy the celebrated ‘Shermanbury Teas’ in a relaxed setting. There will be easy car parking and a WC will be available. Entry will be by programme (£5, children under 15 free) and dogs are welcome too.

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Henfield Charities Christmas Fair

The annual Charities Fair is to be held on Saturday 9 November in the Henfield Hall. It is an opportunity for charities both local and national to advertise themselves and raise much needed funds. It is also a chance for the approximately 700 visitors to the Fair to buy Christmas cards, gifts, home baked goodies and much more. There are a few tables available [at £6 each] which we would like to offer to local charities or to people making or selling items for a charity. To book a table please contact Marilyn Jones at mackiejay@hotmail.co.uk as soon as possible.

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Could you do with some help with your computer?

Following a summer break, the Computer Club will meet again on 11 September. The club is set up so we can offer 1 to 1 help to members, and whether you use a Windows laptop, Apple computer or Android we can help. We also run periodic workshops and are currently scheduling a number on the use of Facebook. Numbers will be strictly limited at these workshops and places will need to be pre Bishop of Chichester visits Henfield booked. If you think you could benefit from what the Haven club has to offer or you would be interested in Henfield Haven were pleased to welcome a special becoming a mentor, come along to the Garden visitor on Tuesday 23 July when the Right Revd Dr Room, Henfield Hall on Wednesdays between Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester, was introduced 9.30am and 12pm, email henfieldcomputerclub@ to the centre by Revd Paul Doick. The Bishop was on gmail.com or call 01273 494822. You’ll find the a tour of the Diocese and spent the day in Henfield, club is a welcoming, friendly and social group. which included a special confirmation service at St. Sue Willis Peter’s Church in the evening. Bishop Martin was very impressed with the Horsham Junior Neighbourhood Haven, after a tour during one of the Centre’s Watch are looking for your help! High Needs days he then enjoyed coffee in the sunny garden and heard all about the story of the Junior Neighbourhood Watch (JNHW) is a very Haven with manager Lorette and Chairman of the successful project package designed for 10 to 11-year-old children. The package helps children Haven CIO Digby Stephenson. to gain understanding and practical skills to deal Editor with current neighbourhood issues, and to make them aware of their personal safety and how to Farewell Jackie at the Cat & Canary improve it. JNHW is designed to be run as a voluntary after Jackie Humm will be retiring from the Cat & school activity for one hour a week, usually for Canary pub in September. She would like to six weeks. Sessions are run by Neighbourhood thank all past and present customers for their Watch volunteers with help, where possible, custom and invite them to a leaving party at the from Sussex Police, local authority staff, pub on Saturday 14 September. The Alice Band county Emergency Planning staff and volunteer will be playing and people will be able to have a Magistrates. drink and say goodbye to Jackie. Please come along, customers and friends, old and new will be Tony George, who has organised the JNHW so most welcome. successfully for a number of years would like to step back from the organisation of this scheme. Editor He is hoping that some of you can volunteer in order that JNHW can continue. Free training, (teaching experience is not required) is available. Helpers will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check, which we will pay for. Rewiring If you can help or would like to know more, Outside sockets please email horshamnhw@gmail.com.

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Henfield Food Bank

As reported in the August issue of BN5 on page 28, the Henfield Food Bank is up and running and has already helped several local people. If you need help, it’s very easy and you don’t need to apply for vouchers or visit Horsham to collect your parcel – just call Horsham Matters on 0300 124 0204 and ask for the Henfield Food Bank. You don’t need to be receiving benefits, the scheme is short-term help for those who are struggling. Henfield Lions are delivering the parcels and they arrive in plain boxes. You’ll see flyers and posters in local shops, please do not hesitate to call if you need some help. We were overwhelmed by the response to our Alan’s award for volunteering Alan Middleton from Henfield was praised by the article, many local people have contacted us with offers of help delivering and also asking where Royal Society of Chemistry at their Benevolent they can donate. At the moment this is a delivery Funds awards in London when he collected an service only and supplies are being provided award for services to volunteering. by Horsham Matters, but we will be setting up His citation reads; “Alan has volunteered with the collection points in RSC Benevolent Fund since the 1990’s. During due course. Thank that time he has visited numerous members you also to local Are yo in need of assistance in and in challenging businesses who Are you circumstances, often going above and beyond have offered to help food what was expected of him.” and act as donation family Congratulations Alan on your well-deserved award. collection points.




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Summer of Love thank you!

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time and talent to make the Henfield Summer of Love evening a complete success. Six months ago that we came up with the idea of introducing a local entertainment event into the Horsham District Year of Culture by arranging a

to the roof and ceiling in the main hall, after which the lighting, sound system and decoration all need updating. The profit made from the Summer of Love is close to £2,500, and every penny will be added to the refurbishment fund. We hope to stage further fund-raising events and look forward to welcoming you again.

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60s themed concert. We loved the performance style and enthusiasm of The Brighton Beach Boys and decided to approach them. They were delighted to be asked and were impressed with the Henfield Hall as a venue, and so on Saturday 20 July they played to a sell-out audience of 200 dancing and enjoying the music, with many dressed in 60s outfits. Were some remembering their long-lost youth? Not many people realise that the Henfield Hall is owned by the community and, since opening in 1974, has been wholly managed and wherever possible maintained and refurbished by a team of unpaid volunteers. Currently a priority is repairs 22 | BN5 Magazine

On 18 July Gatwick Airport published its Master Plan that sets out its intention to become a threerunway airport. It plans to increase the number of aircraft movements on the main runway by using new satellite technology; to use the emergency runway on a regular basis for departures; and to safeguard land for a future third runway. CAGNE (Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission) believes that the Master Plan is very bad news for the people of Sussex, Surrey and Kent. It will involve not just a 36% increase in

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SEPTEMBER 2019 | News aircraft movements, but will also place significant strain on the already over stretched infrastructure. We are in the midst of a climate emergency, and the government has committed to a net zero carbon economy by 2050. Aviation expansion flies in the face of that commitment. In the same way that many of us are now trying to reduce our consumption of plastic and starting to eat less meat and dairy, CAGNE are now asking everyone to pledge to fly less. We invite you to join CAGNE in opposing Gatwick Airport Master Plan at www.cagne.org and reduce your carbon footprint by ‘pledging to fly less’. (If you fly at least four times a year, think about becoming a ‘smart climate traveller’ at www. pledgetoflyless.co.uk.)

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noise and air quality are especially important. Investment in new technologies to reduce noise and air pollution and in the transport infrastructure must be a central part of the airport’s future plans. West Sussex County Council, working with other local authorities, will scrutinise Gatwick Airport Limited’s (GAL’s) plans to ensure that the benefits of airport expansion are realised and the negative impacts on residents are mitigated and managed, including during construction. The Council will look to enter into a formal agreement with GAL to ensure the cost of the Council’s work is met by GAL and the burden does not fall to taxpayers.

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West Sussex County Council Statement in response to Gatwick’s Master Plan

Gatwick Airport is a long-established major business which is important to the West Sussex economy in supporting and creating many thousands of jobs for our local communities. It is vital that the impact of the proposed airport expansion is properly understood and mitigated. Increased congestion and strain on infrastructure, together with environmental impacts such as

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Tommy Tucker and Kenny Beale are shown here in action at the Scout Fete in the late 1970s, which used to be an annual event. No doubt a competition on who could saw through the log in the quickest time. No worries about health and safety in those days! The image is on display at the museum, so if you can add some names to the people in the background pop into the museum and let us know.

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News | SEPTEMBER 2019 loading in the George Hotel car park around this time. The equipment was a blue BCS twowheel tractor and attached grey grass flail unit. Replacement value is around £4,100. This is a considerable loss to our hard-working Parish Council, so if you witnessed any unusual behaviour or have been offered the goods please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting crime number 47190119678. Thank you.

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St Catherine’s music festival

St Catherine’s Hospice ‘Live at the Lake’ is back and bigger than ever! Featuring the UK’s best tribute bands, amazing street food, multiple bars Buttercup’s Songbook and loads to keep the kids entertained, Crawley’s biggest music festival is turning up the volume Sir Arthur Sullivan wrote a great deal of music with two days of fun. in addition to the Operettas, including over 80 songs. Throwing it back to the 80s, Best of WHAM! will take to the stage on Friday 6 September, with Sylvia Clarke is presenting this programme in support from Brother from Another. On Saturday the guise of Buttercup, one of the colourful 7 September Abba Forever are the festival characters in HMS Pinafore. She has selected headliners, with support from The Bee Gees Sullivan pieces which Buttercup may have sung in her front parlour after a long day selling goods (Staying Alive) and Elton John (Elite Elton). to sailors aboard ships offshore. You will hear Taking place in Tilgate Park, Crawley, the event some familiar melodies (including The Lost Chord) will have plenty of bars including a Pimm’s and and some not so familiar, but all very beautiful prosecco tent, delicious street food and loads and varied. of family friendly entertainment including kids’ games and inflatables. On the Friday evening The show takes place in the Free Church Hall on Saturday 28 September at 6.30pm. Tickets are £10 each, available from the Haven or the Post Office Café. Sylvia is performing in Henfield before taking the show onto the continent. All proceeds will go in support of the Haven’s work in the community.

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Burglary in Henfield

In the early hours of 19 July between midnight and 1am, thieves smashed a security light, broke down a door and took a valuable piece of the Henfield Parish Council’s grass cutting machinery from the garage next to the Henfield Hall. A white or pale grey Transit-style van was seen

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SEPTEMBER 2019 | News the fun will begin at 5pm, with Saturday’s action starting from midday. Money raised from Live at the Lake will help provide local terminally ill people in your community. Buy your tickets at: www.stch.org.uk/ latl or call St Catherine’s Events Team on 01293 447364. Day, weekend and family tickets are available, with adult ticket prices starting at £10.

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Kirsteen and Adrian’s 300-mile cycle challenge

Adrian Hillman and Kirsteen Daly from Henfield will be pushing themselves to the limits this September with a challenge to cycle 300 miles in aid of Cancer Research UK. Both Adrian and Kirsteen have good reason to be thankful for all the good work done by Cancer Research, and would especially like to thank the amazing team at the breast care department at Worthing Hospital. If you see them out cycling and training please give them encouragement, if you would like to support them please go to www.fundraise. cancerresearchuk.org/page/kirsteens-cycle-300fundraising-page


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Sussex Voiceworks – the friendly south coast choir

Sussex Voiceworks is a mixed voice choir open to all, with no requirement for auditions. We are based at St Peter’s RC church hall in Shoreham and have members hailing from Brighton and Hove, along the south coast to Worthing and up to Upper Beeding and Henfield. We sing a wide range of music from Faure to Simon and Garfunkel, and have a lively social calendar with a 3-day UK tour every two years, performing this year in Hereford and Monmouth and at Tewkesbury Abbey. As well as this, we started a very well received carol concert for the RNLI, perched on the Shoreham Lifeboat! We welcome new singers to one of our rehearsals, which take place on Mondays from 7.15-9.15pm, starting on 9 September. For more information, visit us at www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk.

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The WISH Club is an employment support club run by SETAS on behalf of the Horsham District Council. After a summer break, meetings will commence weekly from Tuesday 15 October at 2pm in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall. As well as offering 1-to-1 support, the club will be running interactive workshops covering all aspects of employability skills, including motivation, applications, wellbeing, networking and employer requirements. These won’t be ‘training sessions’ as such, rather interactive workshops. We will provide guidance

Joe Cocker Tribute Band

Don’t miss Bob Brookes and the Desperate Dan Large Band as they perform a Joe Cocker Tribute Night at the Henfield Hall on Saturday 28 September. The 12 piece tribute band will play hits from Joe’s Grease Band days at Woodstock through 35 years of music. Tickets are £20 available from Jasmine’s Florist and from David Page at the Henfield Club on 07810 641930 or online at www.wegottickets. com/event/464817.


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ome cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, can make your hair fall out. With this in mind, Fiona Ayres has set up a group in Sussex for those who are losing their hair from cancer treatment and are struggling to afford wigs. “Many people say that one of the hardest and scariest things about having cancer is the idea of losing their hair and we wanted to support people through this,” explained Amy, Fiona’s daughter. “When my mum was buying a wig before her chemotherapy treatment, we realised how expensive they were and wondered what people did if they couldn’t afford a new wig.” There are two main types of wig – synthetic and real hair. Synthetic wigs are created from man-made fibres, last up to nine months and cost between £50 and £200. Wigs made from real hair can last up to four years and cost between £200 and £2,000. The NHS provides cancer patients with a voucher for £110 towards the cost of a wig. Hairs & Graces aims to raise money in order to help provide beautiful, natural hair wigs for people on low incomes who are undergoing cancer treatment. They also plan to create a ‘wig-bank’ where they will clean and restyle pre-loved wigs, arranging for a stylist to fit and shape the wig to individual preferences. The group is open to anyone in the East and West Sussex area – for more information call Fiona on 01403 260206. The group is hosting a fundraising Swap Shop in the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall on Friday 20 September. Entry is £5 (tickets in advance from Stokes) and you’ll need to bring along five pieces of clothing ready to swap. There’ll also be tea, cake and environmentally friendly beauty products available. If people can’t make this event but would like to donate (either money or pre-loved wigs), they can pop into Stokes or call 01403 260206.

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n a beautifully sunny afternoon in early July, members of Henfield Bowling Club welcomed some very special visitors to their Club House in Daisycroft – none other than a team of Chelsea Pensioners from the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. The visit, arranged as part of a reciprocal ‘friendly’ match between the 90-year-old Henfield Bowling Club and The Royal Hospital Chelsea Bowling Club, had been much anticipated by Club members. Their excitement was rewarded as the Pensioners arrived, accompanied by a piper, with their distinctive red uniforms, gleaming medals, polished boots and shako caps. After the formalities of the group photographs, the Pensioners retired to change into their Club uniforms, a more relaxed blue shirt with military trousers, and the fun began. The tradition at Henfield is to treat the visitors to a friendly competition, where all players bowl towards the jack and the closest wood wins a

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bottle of Whiskey. It was nice to see one of the Away visitors winning, to much amusement as the Pensioners discussed drinking the bottle on the coach during the trip back to Chelsea! The iconic uniforms of the Chelsea pensioners are immediately recognisable and the Pensioners themselves are proud to talk about their history, heritage and what they represent. There are around 300 Chelsea Pensioners who have served in Korea, the Falklands and other campaigns around the world. They live in “a very posh postcode” as one Pensioner described it; in the heart of Chelsea, overlooking the Thames. The home for retired military was established over 300 years ago by King Charles II, and Founder’s Day is still celebrated each year in May and always attended by a member of the Royal family, who reviews the parade. This year Prince Harry visited and spent some time chatting to the Pensioners after the formalities, he was described by one Pensioner I spoke to (in typically unassuming military fashion) as “A good lad”. www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

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Don Crassweller, who has been a Chelsea Pensioner for 12 years, explained how he loved living at the Barracks and enjoyed the continued sense of companionship and comradeship with his fellow Pensioners. “I live in a lovely place, our rooms are called ‘berths’ and have all been wonderfully refurbished and modernised. I have three windows, two face the parade ground and the third looks out along the river and right to the Shard! Not many people are lucky enough to live where I do, it is a real privilege. I was in the Army Tank Division for 20 years and six months. There’s friendly rivalry between the different regiments, but we all know that as military folk we need to look after each other.” Don went on to tell me how the Royal Hospital bowling green suffered a minor setback when it appeared to be slowly sinking; an air-raid shelter was found underneath rink three and four, rendering it rather dangerous to play on until the area was filled in! The Pensioners travel all over the South of England from Weymouth to Kent for their matches, they thought the hospitality at Henfield was second to none. It is a huge honour to host these wonderful exservicemen and women and Henfield Bowling Club made sure their day was as perfect as it

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could be. A delicious cream tea with homemade cakes was enjoyed by all, the competition was friendly and filled with laughter and the sun shone all afternoon. David Phillipson, Chairman of the Henfield Bowling Club, said; “It has been a great afternoon with some really good competition. It’s an incredible honour to host the Chelsea Pensioners, and a wonderful way to celebrate our 90th year.” The Chelsea Pensioners have their own bowling green in the pristine grounds of the Royal Hospital, so the Henfield team are in for a real treat when they enjoy their return trip next year. Just 10 days after their journey to Henfield the same Chelsea Pensioners entertained a rather high-profile visitor – Melania Trump, First Lady of the USA, visited the Royal Hospital as part of her inaugural visit to the UK. A highlight of her trip was a game of bowls and she turned out to be rather good at it, managing to hit the jack on her first attempt! We hope Team Henfield will be just as successful in Chelsea, but I can imagine they’ll be wearing more appropriate footwear than Melania did!

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ith this year’s Henfield Village Fair and Show, The Henfield Community Partnership aimed to create a fun, family day out for everyone in the village and with the added bonus of a lovely sunny day, they certainly succeeded! For a while it was touch-and-go if the event would actually happen; finding volunteers to work on a project like this is not easy, but we’re pleased that a group of local volunteers, led by the Community Partnership, stepped into the breach and threw their energy into creating a special day for the whole village. Thank you to all of them, we really appreciate what a lovely day you created for Henfield. There were a few changes, a much smaller ‘show tent’ moving away from the traditional range of classes and encouraging a simpler format of turning up on the day with art, crafts, flowers and baking, and more of an emphasis on local food stalls and things for visitors to buy. The traditional Tea Tent was a collaboration between the Woodmancote and Henfield WI, Wild Violets WI and Ladybirds, who baked some wonderful cakes and were kept busy all afternoon serving teas and refreshments. Another runaway success was the Dog Show, under the professional organisation of the Henfield Lions, ably assisted by Dani and Fabian Kaelin from Hawthorn Vets who had the unenviable task of deciding who should win each hotly-contested class. Congratulations to all the winners and owners; best puppy Monty, best working dog Mabel, best terrier Bob, best pedigree Ruby, best cross breed and best in show Tig, best child handler Sophie with Henry, waggiest tailed pooch Lulu and obedient dog Nouba. Then there was Maisie, who won the class for pooches that hadn’t won a rosette in any other class. The Sheep Show was fun, the drummers looked spectacular in their purple costumes and the Patcham Silver Band played some classic favourites for the customers in the Tea Tent to enjoy. The new addition – giant human table football (or is it giant table football for humans?) was run by Henfield Football Club and enjoyed crowds of participants. Thank you to everyone who supported our Prosecco Raffle in aid of the Henfield Youth Club, it kept us busy all afternoon, enormous thanks to Hobbs of Henfield who supplied the bottles at a discount for the Youth Club funds. Your support for this important local charity is much appreciated. Finally – to the businesses who made it happen with their commitment to sponsoring and advertising in the programme, a huge thank you. Please do support them because they always support our village. Accountancy & Business Matters, Coles Automotive, Grommets Ltd, HJ Burt, Marcus Grimes and Rushfields Farm Shop thank you all.

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Henry Bishopp

A loud banging echoed around Parsonage House and the heavy oak door shook on its frame. The dark had long since closed in on a cold January evening in 1644. Light from many torches cast flickering shadows, fitfully lighting the large Tudor house. King Charles had dissolved his final parliament and for not the first time in its history, the country was torn by Civil War. ~ The party of Roundheads had just galloped through Henfield High Street, a quiet village on the road to the coast. Their destination, the estate and home of Colonel Henry Bishopp. The younger brother of Sir Edward Bishopp of Parham - the black sheep of the family and a leading Sussex Cavalier in all senses of the word - Henry was thus not in a position to easily talk himself out of the situation. The royalist stronghold of Arundel had just surrendered on 6 January 1644 after a three week siege, but not before Edward had been overheard by a prisoner stating in a very ‘malitious and threatening manner’ that he would “burne the towne of Horsham” (a Parliamentary stronghold) if the king ever arrived to relieve him. A throwaway comment? Perhaps, or from a man who had 16 years earlier got away with the murder of a family friend in the street, perhaps not... Edward’s estate was confiscated by parliament. Refusing to pay their fines, he was to die a prisoner in the Tower 44 | BN5 Magazine

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of London before the decade was out. ~ Casting aside the protestations of a household servant, the soldiers had ridden straight through the gatehouse, and now demanded that Colonel Bishopp give himself up. Hearing the disruption outside, Henry jumped from his chair. Another servant rushed in - the Roundheads were here! Moving quickly, he went upstairs to the master bedroom. Like the rest of the house, dark wooden panelling lined the walls there, with fine inlays above the fireplace. Built into the panelling was a cupboard... ~ This house had been built by Henry’s grandfather Thomas Bishopp Esq., a prominent Tudor lawyer and attorney for the Bishop of Chichester, who had arrived in Henfield over a century earlier (in the phonetic fashion of time, the family name was spelled a multitude of ways, although Bishopp was most common for Henry). Taking an 80 year lease on the rectory estate from the Bishop, he determined to create a house worthy of his new wealth and status on the site of the older medieval parsonage. However, in the religiously riven England of the 16th century, Thomas held increasingly strong Catholic loyalties, as did by certain accounts his son (and Henry’s father), Sir Thomas Bishopp, www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 2019 | Local interest the purchaser and first Baronet of Parham. This younger Thomas had been accused of hiding Catholic recusants in Henfield. Of the two, one was responsible for the installation of a carefully hidden ‘priest hole’ in the cupboard next to the chimney... ~ Henry went straight to the cupboard, a favourite spaniel following at his heels. Opening the door, pushing aside cloaks and shirts, he removed a floorboard and swiftly climbed down. Handing the dog down, the servant replaced the board, shut the cupboard door and darkness descended... Within moments, the sound of heavy boots reverberated throughout the house. Outside the bedroom raised voices sounded and the door burst wide. A Roundhead strode in, hand on sword. Glancing around, he noticed the cupboard. Pulling it open, he pushed the clothes aside to reveal...nothing but bare floorboards. Feet away, but a floor below, Henry stood, praying that the dog remained silent. The cupboard closed, the footsteps receded. Voices converged in the hall, then receded. The sound of hooves arose... and receded. Ten minutes later, the floorboard was removed and candlelight lit the priest hole. Henry climbed out, but this was too-close-a-call and the time had come to leave Sussex. Meanwhile, the Parliamentarians, their mission unsuccessful, took consolation at the White Hart... ~ Shortly thereafter (and likely anonymously), Henry travelled to Bristol, recaptured by the Royalists in July. Lodging at the inn of a Mr Netherway, a known supporter of parliament and as such

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abroad in London, he saw an opportunity. Henry sent a message with the innkeeper’s wife to London, telling her to deliver his good intentions to the Commons. But a fortnight passed and nothing was heard back. Drastic measures were clearly necessary and the New World beckoned... News had spread amongst the Cavaliers that the governor of the colony of Jamestown in Virginia was sympathetic to royalist refugees. Acting swiftly, Henry gathered and sponsored 11 emigrants, for each of whom he received 50 acres of land in Virginia. He later doubled this by the purchase of another 600 acres “on the S. side of James River commonly called by the name of Lower Chipoak”. This land was owned years earlier by John Powell (an early associate of John Smith of Pocahontas fame), killed during an Indian reprisal raid in 1622. Henry did not remain long and was not idle. The tide of the Civil War was not turning in the Royalists’ favour - even Jamestown was eventually cowed. A mysterious and apparently all powerful petitioning letter was despatched by Henry in 1645 to the Speaker of the Commons. From the Grand Assembly of Virginia, it expressed that it was ‘the earnest desire of the Colony of Virginia’ that Henry be given safe return! Doing so in 1646, Henry took the National Covenant to parliament and through unknown means but surely wide connections and stringpulling, was able to pull off the unheard of feat of having his sequestered estate discharged without any fine in 1647. This was a key way parliament raised money - by comparison, his brother Edward was initially fined £12,300, or about £2.8 million today (although eventually reduced to

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years before it expired - no doubt pressure was applied by those likely to benefit from a fresh appointment. After an eventful life, Henry died at the age of 86 on 19 March 1691 (Julian calendar). His marble memorial tablet in the Parham Chapel in St Peter’s Church, Henfield, states (translated from Latin): Henry Bishop AR A certain friend in uncertain times, Charitable, Hospitable, Urbane, Excellent, When, (by various adventures and many crises) He completed eighty six years, £800 and never actually paid before his death!). Ever farsighted, Henry was referred to in a history Old age at last exhausted, of the Commons as “an active royalist conspirator He was laid here amongst his ancestors, during the Interregnum” which no doubt put him March 19th, A.D. 1691 in an extremely good position upon the return Postscript. The Bishopp legacy still lives on in of Charles II in 1660. He was allowed to buy the Henfield to this day via one of the country’s oldest extremely profitable role of Postmaster General charities, the Elizabeth Gresham Trust. In her for the entire kingdom - for £21,500 (or £4.2 will, Henry’s sister had bequeathed in perpetuity million today) annually. the rent from a certain field (since known as the “Whereas We have by Our Letters Patents under ‘Flannel Field’) to go towards clothing the poor Our great Seal, constituted and appointed Our of the parish. Donations to local good causes Trusty and Welbeloved Henry Bishop, Esq’e, are given out annually by the trust to this day. As Our Post Master General...” (Charles R. 16 Jan for Parsonage House, it was reduced in size but 1660-1). remained with the descendants of the Bishopps until 1911, when it was finally sold out of the Henry’s gift to posterity was his invention of the postmark: “A stamp is invented that is putt upon family. Robert Gordon, Chairman, The Friends of Henfield every letter shewing the day of the moneth that every letter comes to the office, so that no Letter Museum. Carryer may dare detayne a letter from post This account is based upon actual events, using primary to post; which before was usual.” (H. Bishop, sources where possible - however a little imagination 1661). Henry gave up the role in April 1663, four has been lent to some specifics of the priest hole tale! 46 | BN5 Magazine



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WHAT CAN HENFIELD DO TO HELP? Climate Change is a fact. There can be no denying that the weather has changed during the lifetime of most people who live in Henfield. Every year that passes, temperature records are beaten and this year is no exception with the highest temperature ever recorded in England at 38.7°C in late July. The 10 hottest years in the UK since records began 150 years ago have occurred since 2002.

So what is driving climate change and what can we in Henfield do about it? Climate change is caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. The main body of scientific opinion concludes that climate change is a result of human activity (and not as the result of natural cyclical variations) and that global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate. Beyond this, even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people around the world. We all owe a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to slow down or stop this process - the consequences of failing to take action could destroy the Earth as we know it. Intergovernmental conferences are working hard to achieve a world consensus on the appropriate action that needs to be taken. The UK can do its part by supporting initiatives that bring pressure on countries that record and yet fail to introduce sufficient measures to reduce their carbon emissions. We in Henfield can help by making sure that we do our bit and reduce our carbon emissions down to the per capita world average.

The UK government and many local authorities have declared a Climate Emergency in recognition of the evidence for the causes of climate change. Our own county council has launched the West Sussex Climate Pledge which focuses on key steps that can be taken to limit the impact of carbon emissions by raising awareness in various areas and advise on actions relating to travel, water, plastics and food. Henfield is playing its part in supporting this initiative by forming a new community group: Sustainable Henfield 2030 will share ideas, produce information, hold meetings and support residents in understanding how they can play their part in reducing their carbon emissions. The vision is to create an umbrella group that supports a range of action groups that will focus on different topics including carbon offsetting, solar cells, electric cars, car sharing, plastic avoidance, food production and consumption. Sustainable Henfield 2030 is not a radical or political group but one that wants to share its concerns for the future of our world with the community of Henfield and beyond. Maybe our own Greta Thunberg may emerge to champion the future! An inaugural meeting of Sustainable Henfield 2030 is being held on 17 September 2019 at 7pm in the Garden Room of the Henfield Hall. Everyone is welcome and in particular members of the Henfield clubs and societies. Please show your support by registering your interest via e-mail to SH2030@mail.com So please come along and help our village play its part in ensuring a sustainable future for our future generations.

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Carbon Dioxide emitted into the atmosphere can last up to thousands of years if it cannot be easily absorbed. The UK emits 5.99 tonnes of fossil fuel carbon per capita. The world average is 4.44 tones per capita and the highest is the USA at 15.53 tonnes. 10 out of the last 16 years have been the hottest ever recorded in the UK.

Since 2012 WSCC has reduced its carbon emissions by 45%. According to recent studies the single most effective way of reducing our environmental impact on the planet is to eat less meat. 3.5 to 7 billion trees are cut down in rainforests every year. In England about 15 million trees have been planted in the last 8 years. In Ethiopia 350 million tree seedlings were planted in just one day this year. The approximate fuel cost per mile of a petrol car is 14p. For an electric car it ranges between 1.4p and 4p, and for solar cells it is zero. There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint including having a well-insulated home, changing to a 100% green electricity tariff and doing fewer road and air miles. Plastic products can take between 50 and 600 years to decompose. A dead Minke whale washed up on the Normandy coast in 2002 was found to have 800kg of plastic in its stomach.

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When Annelise and I bought our first house in Berkshire several years ago, we were understandably keen to put our stamp on it and so within a few weeks I had decided to tile the floor in the hallway. When one does any DIY job for the first time, it always takes twice as long and normally results in some problem solving (aka botching) as you try and work around the beginners errors that no experienced tradesperson would make. It also requires a fair bit of research to get to the top of the learning curve – in my case it took the form of internet blogs, youtube videos and even a good old hard back book on DIY! Despite all this I was quite pleased with the finished article. However, having focused so much on tiling, I found myself obsessed by it for the following few weeks. I couldn’t go into a public toilet without inspecting the grouting, I critiqued the tile pattern in a friend’s kitchen and marvelled at the edging strip they had used in a shopping centre. It wasn’t until I tried to put a vinyl floor down in the bathroom that I could move on!

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Unfortunately, I am now suffering a similar problem as a result of our imminent move into what was the Barclays bank in Henfield high street. I find myself lying awake at night thinking about drainage, socket locations or car-park layouts!

If you are interested in a laparoscopic spay, or would like more information, please contact us at the surgery. We are currently offering the service at our branch in Partridge Green, although we will move the equipment to our new Henfield branch when building is complete. On that subject, I would like to reassure people that we will have a private car-park to the rear of the building and that we will continue to run our Practice in Partridge Green. We are really looking forward to being part of the Henfield High Street and becoming even more involved in local events. Having the Christmas tree outside our front door should be especially fun!

As part of the move we have taken the opportunity to invest in a variety of new equipment. One set of equipment is laparoscopy which allows us to perform “keyhole surgery”, including “keyhole” or laparoscopic bitch spays. Laparoscopic spays have become much more popular and accessible in recent years and so we are pleased that we can now offer them at the practice. Rather than a larger, midline, incision, laparoscopic spays are performed via two or three smaller incisions. A camera and the laparoscopic instruments are then passed through ports in the incisions and abdominal cavity can be viewed via a monitor.

Please feel free to contact Jonathan and Annelise Underwood MRCVS and associates to discuss any aspect of your pets’ care at the practice.

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A faster return to normal activity due to a reduction in scar tissue formation and a reduction in postoperative pain. While we do advise to reduce exercise until the wounds have healed, 20-30 minutes lead walks are acceptable the day after the procedure.

Laparoscopy can also be used for other procedures such as cryptorchid (retained testicle) castration, gastropexy in large breed dogs to prevent gastric torsion (GDV) and to obtain biopsies from abdominal organs, such as the liver, via a minimally invasive route. It’s very useful equipment!

We are aiming to open Mid-November and will have an open day so that any one who is interested can have a look around. More information on that to follow, but we hope to see you there!

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Please ring or email me to discuss or arrange a visit for a free no obligation quotation.

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Sumptuous curtains and interiors

Custom made curtains, roman blinds and soft furnishings Cushions, headboards, bedspreads and upholstery

Roller, vertical and venetian blinds, curtain poles and tracks Complete service for design, advice, quotation, and fitting, in the comfort of your own home

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R A Walker Roofing Services Limited 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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All aspects of interior and exterior Plastering. Skilled, experienced tradesman. Clean, Reliable, Professional.

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Beautiful fitted bedrooms, unique home offices and quality kitchens hand built to suit your needs. Henfield based, skilled cabinet maker. For a free no obligation consultation, call Simon today. References available

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Are you in crisis?

Are you struggling to buy food for you and your family, or do you know someone who is?

For a delivery of an emergency, stop-gap food parcel call Horsham Matters:

0300 124 0204

Ask for the Food Bank and tell them you live in Henfield.

Open Monday to Friday, 9am-2pm How do I know if I’m eligible? By calling the number above. An adviser will be able to get you help and support.

Do I need to travel to access my food parcel? No, local volunteers will arrange for it to be delivered discreetly to your home.

What will Horsham Matters ask me? The trained food bank adviser will ask you a few questions to assess your situation. You will not have to meet any set criteria.

Do you need donations of food? At the moment we don’t need any further donations of food. We will be requesting specific items at specific times of need through BN5 Magazine and The Henfield Parish Magazine.

Do I need to be on benefits or claiming Pension Credits to access support? No, there is no set criteria, other than being unable to afford to buy basic food. Will I have to obtain a referral voucher? No, the Food Bank adviser will assess your situation and refer you for a delivery of a Henfield Emergency Food Parcel if appropriate.

How else can I help out? Depending on how the trial goes, we may need volunteers to help with the delivery of emergency food parcels. Please email editor@bn5magazine.co.uk if you can help.

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SCHOOL Photographs with kind permission of Bradley Powell


f you have a child whose date of birth is between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, it is now time to be considering where you would like your child to start their primary education. St. Peter’s CofE (Aided) Primary School in Henfield is a warm, welcoming, inclusive and caring school, where all our staff are committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunities to reach their full potential. Our children learn in a fun, engaging, purposeful environment that is tailored to meet the needs of all pupils. Our broad and balanced meet all National Curriculum requirements but also to learn from first-hand experiences and varied learning opportunities across a range of inspiring topics. All the work we embark upon at St. Peter’s

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follows our key values: Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient and Aiming High. If St. Peter’s is one of your considered schools, then you are warmly invited to come along to one of our open week tours so you can meet the staff and children and hear about our plans for the future. Please telephone Alice (01273 492447) or email office@stpetershenfield.org.uk to book a place on one of the following tours with myself: Mon 14th October: 5 – 6pm Tue 15th October: 4 – 5pm Wed 16th October: 2 – 3pm Thu 17th October: 9 – 10am Fri 18th October: 9.15am – 10.15am

Denise Maurice, Headteacher

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Please ask for our FREE GUIDE

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Ray Bishop Upholstery

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Employee Engagement:

how to attract, motivate and retain good staff Take a look around your workplace. Everyone happy? It may seem that way, but the reality is that, at any one time, more than half of employees in the UK are considering changing jobs. And as soon as people have itchy feet, they are disengaging. From working with our wide range of clients, we know that attracting and retaining talented staff is one of the most important challenges facing businesses today. It can significantly affect a company’s bottom line. Your organisation’s reputation in the market and its overall organisational culture (known as employer brand) is key to achieving this. A strong employer brand can lead to a 28% increase in retention and a 50% decrease in cost per hire.

What is Employer Branding?

Employer branding is the process of promoting a company, or an organisation as the employer of choice to a desired group; one from which a company needs and wants to recruit and retain. The process facilitates the company’s ability in attracting, recruiting and retaining ideal employees, and supports the organisation’s business plan.

The benefits of a strong employer brand

A clear and defined employer brand can offer significant benefits to your organisation. It can improve application rates and put your company in the enviable position of having a wide pool of talent to choose from. In tight recruitment markets, where competition for the best talent is fierce, it can make your company stand out in a crowded market and provide compelling reasons to join your organisation. When developing your employer brand, it is important that you consider a number of questions from the outset: • What are the most attractive and compelling attributes of the organisation to both current and potential employees? • What roles within the company are most critical to your success and what do you need to do to attract and retain the best talent in these areas? • What are the current perceptions of working within the organisation? How are they affecting your current ability to recruit top talent? With a clear understanding of these areas you can then define where you are now, what you would like

your employer brand to be and identify the steps required to get there. All of these factors will form the basis for your employer brand strategy.

Attracting new talent

Attracting new talent is the first stage of any recruitment process and it is widely recognised that in order to attract applicants, organisations need to promote the strongest attributes of the organisation. Sadly, what many fail to recognise is that they may be fighting a losing battle if the pre-existing perceptions held by employees aren’t addressed. It is highly likely a potential applicant will research your company, whether looking at the careers section of your website or tapping into the experiences of others on social networking sites, so it is crucial the information you provide, or the experiences of others, support your core messages. To strengthen your employer proposition: • Promote a positive culture and outline rewards and benefits • Show what success in the organisation looks like • Introduce current employees to new and potential staff members and make them feel welcome • Promote your commitment to career development and training.

Retaining your best talent

A strong employer brand isn’t just for attracting new talent; it also provides a compelling reason for your current employees to stay with your organisation. With extensive knowledge and developed skill sets, existing employees are an invaluable asset to any organisation and it is therefore worth investing time in building stronger relationships with this key set of stakeholders. Your employer brand should be reinforced regularly; employees need to be reminded of the qualities that first attracted them to the organisation. More importantly though, you need to deliver on the brand promises you have made, whether through reward and recognition, training, development or a clearly defined career path. Brand reputation is built on perceptions that are matched by the actual experience of engaging with the brand.

For further help and guidance, please contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or email: psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk



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A&B Matters 04 The Accountancy Practice 64 Bookkeeping Studio 23 Kingston Smith LLP 77


Roger Minost Architect


BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION Great Betley Farmhouse Number One The Laurels B&B

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BUILDERS & CARPENTRY Bartlett Property & Gardens Forma Build Downs Southern Ltd Henfield Handmade Furniture Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builders

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Gardner & Scardifield Ltd Hamfelds Homes and Gardens

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B&I Carpets


Henfield Chimney Sweep Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

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Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Henfield Computers


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C&K Electrical 20 Herbert Electrical 65 Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician 75 PD Electrical Ltd 75 Perry Electrical Services 35

FENCING, GATES & SHEDS Bankhouse Electric Gates The Henfield Fencing Co. Jasper Fencing Contractors R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

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Dark Star Brewery Shop Hobbs of Henfield Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop


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C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

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Four Seasons Fuel Ltd



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

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Arian Silver Jewellery Henfield Antique Fair Katherine Lawrie Jeweller Shoreham Gallery The Steyning Bookshop Stokes of Henfield



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Cinemobile 18 Community Lottery 43 Henfield Leisure Centre 56 The Henfield Hall 71 Hurstpierpoint Open Studios 16 Irvin Morris Tai Chi Classes 16 Joe Cocker Tribute Band 06 Sussex Prairies 12 Tree and Wood @ Leonardslee 28 Wakehurst Place Glow Wild 11 Wickwoods 02


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GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes Hamfelds Home & Garden Jack’s Mowing

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

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Andrew’s Decorating 13 Kelton’s Decorating 49 Trim Decorating 10



ACT Pest Control


Gray Cat Animal Home Visiting Service


King and Stevens PHB Contractors

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JG Plastering


Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating

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HJ Burt 34 Marcus Grimes 38 Stevens Estate Agents 58


Contain Yourself Storage GA Lomer and Son The Old Mill


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

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Activ8 Henfield Nursery Bluebells Nursery Dyslexia Teacher Dove Nursery Isabello’s Pre-School Oscar Bears Day Care

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Amanda Shaw Solicitors 64 Cognitive Law 39 Griffith Smith Solicitors LLP 77 Setfords Solicitors 68 The Sussex Wills Office 74

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

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