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May 2014


Henfield’s historic Cricket Club

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MAY 2014 | Contents


07 What’s on listings



12 News

from the BN5 area

22 Local interest Henfield Cricket Club


24 Local interest

Amy visits Houses of Parliament

31 Local interest The Henfield Club


36 Charity

The Trefoil Guild

44 Health

from Liz Marks



47 Pet care

from Hawthorn Vets

63 Finance with Nsure

64 Business

with Paul Samrah

The sun is shining as we send the May issue to the printers and Henfield Cricket Club are working hard to prepare their ground and their players for the coming season. We’ve had so much rain over the winter months that the groundsmen have got their work cut out to get everything ready to go. By the time this issue reaches you the first ball of the season will have been bowled and the wonderful sight of cricketers playing on the Common on Sunday afternoon will have heralded the start of summer. Read more about how you can get involved with your local club on page 22, they are always looking for new members at all levels of the game. It’s great to see the hard work of the Henfield Club members paying off with the opening of the Don Scutt Memorial Room above the main bar. If you haven’t been to the Club recently you’re in for a pleasant surprise, not to mention the most reasonably priced beer in the village!! I met chairman Digby Stephenson to find out more; see page 31. It’s the Village Evening on 9 May in Henfield Hall. We’ll be there, along with more village clubs and charities than you can shake a stick at. Join us all for a glass of wine and find out more about the organisations you can get involved with in Henfield. Have a fantastic month, enjoy the spring sunshine and hopefully the sound of leather on willow! Best wishes

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah Liz Marks, Jonathan Underwood and Richard Cohen. Cover photograph with kind permission of Mike Beardall at Oakfield Media www.mikebeardall.com. BN5 magazine is printed by Evonprint in Small Dole on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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Copy Deadline Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the June issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 2 May. For editorial submissions email Emma Osman editor@bn5magazine.co.uk or just call us for a chat on 01273 494002. You can catch up with the latest news and events at www.bn5magazine.co.uk

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MAY 2014 | What’s on

Thursday 1

May Morning

Chanctonbury Ring, 7am

Come and join the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men (CRMM) at the top of Chanctonbury Ring near Wiston (BN44 3DN) to start the Summer of Morris dancing.

Rhyme Time

Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am (& every Thurs)

Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers.

Henfield Unattached

joy a cuppa and cake whilst help- Henfield Computer Club ing to raise funds for the school. Henfield Leisure Centre, 12.45-

HDC Health Walk

2.45pm (& every Weds)

Sunday 4

Jolesfield Community Choir

PG Village Hall Car Park, 11am

A friendly club helping you to get to New Walk Hopit Monument Walk, grips with the basics of computers 4/5 miles, taking 1½ - 2 hours, 2/3 and tablets. Improve your skills and stiles. Call Jean on 01403 250 869. get online! Cost £1, contact Alison Vine on 01273 492620.

Soho Village Jazz Band White Hart, 3pm

Traditional and good time jazz.


Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) (& every Sunday)

A meeting point for those who are For more information call Edna on now alone, and need to get out and 01403 710586. widen their horizons. There’s no fuss, no joining fee, no subscription. Call 01273 495820 or drop in Henfield Badminton Club at our regular coffee morning at the Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (& White Hart.

Monday 5

Know Dementia

every Mon)

New members always welcome. We play a reasonable standard of badminton but are very patient with Drop-in if you are worried about rusty players who may not have someone who has been diag- picked up their racquet for some nosed with dementia. An Advisor time! Call Sally on 01273 494231. from Know Dementia will be there to help. Call Know Dementia on 01273 494300 or email: info@ Chatterbox knowdementia.co.uk. Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am

Henfield Medical Centre, 1.303.30pm (& every first Thurs)

Tuesday 6

Thursday Circle

(& every Tues inc half term)

Jolesfield School, 7pm (& every Weds term time)

Open to all. Call Elizabeth Carey on 07880 551 751 for more information or email e.carey@sky.com

Henfield Lions Club

George Hotel, Henfield High Street, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds)

Meet to discuss fundraising activities, consider requests for assistance and organise social events. Call David Pryor on 01273 494442.

‘A Distant Plateau’

Partridge Green Village Hall, 7.30pm (& 8th, 9th, 10th)

A contemporary bitter-sweet comedy about love, loss and friendship. Tickets £8 (£7 concessions) from The Partridge Pub. Bar available before curtains up and a raffle.

Tai Chi & Qigong

Henfield Youth Centre, 7.30-9pm

Tai Chi classes for beginners. IntroCome and have fun! We welcome ductory class free. Call Irvin Mornew mums. Still £1.50 which in- rison 01903 810131. Our Speaker will be the ever pop- cludes all refreshments. ular Adrian of Rushfields, so do come and hear his amusing talk HDC Health Walk Coffee Morning and learn more about your garden. Steyning Health Centre, 11am St Peter’s Church, 10.30Refreshments served as usual. We (& 20th) hope to see you there. 2 mile stroll. Call Linda on 01903 11.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) Join us in St Peters Church for Unsquashable – Henfield 816 865 or Lyn 01903 369 752. fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Squash Club

Free Church Hall, 2.30pm

Thursday 8

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7-9pm (& every Thurs)

Drop-in and play session only £3.

Friday 2

Henfield Camera Club

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

Talk by Brighton Photographer Jerry Webb (postponed from 7 March).

Saturday 3

Knit & Natter

Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Tues)

Jazzled Choir

A drop-in craft group for adults.

Catholic Church Hall, 1.30-3.30pm (& every 2nd & 4th Thurs)

HDC Health Walk

Friday 9

£4 per session with tea and biscuits afterwards. Come and join Henfield Hall, 2pm (& every 1st Tues) our community choir and relax with Hearing aid maintenance clinic and some jazz, swing and blues. Know information, advice and support on Dementia 01273494300 or email: info@knowdementia.co.uk all aspects of hearing loss.

Action for Deafness

PG Village Hall car park, 6pm

Henfield Village Evening

Lock Estate and River Adur, blue- Henfield Village Hall, 7-9.30pm bells and Magog Dancing. 5½ Church Street Car Park, 10am-1pm miles. No dogs. Call Jean on 01403 Over 50 clubs, organisations and local charities will show residents the In aid of Friends of Steyning Gram- 250869. leisure and recreational opportunimar School. Come along and stock ties available to be enjoyed around up on bedding and plants and en-

FoSGS Plant Sale

Wednesday 7

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Saturday 10

HDC Health Walk

Tuesday 13

The Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds)

Henfield Flower Club The Henfield Hall, 2.15pm

After the disappointment in March, when Lucia Dean Taylor had to Wiston/Steyning Downland Dog cancel her demonstration ‘Playing Walk, 9am with the Palette’ because of an ac2 miles, 1¼ hours. Park in one of cident, we are delighted that she the Steyning car parks - very limhas now recovered, and we invite ited parking at the cricket pavilion. you to join us to enjoy the talents of Call Sally on 07720 850 064. this gifted lady.

Broadwood Morris Men Day of Dance Horsham town centre

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Tickets £12 (includes light refreshments) from the Steyning Bookshop, Design Copy Print, or 01903 745647 01903 815467.

Sunday 11

Seedling Sunday

Fulking Village Hall, 11am-3pm

Parish Hall, Woodmancote,

Our four-legged friends and others Church House, 7.30pm

Jonathan Underwood, owner of The Hawthorns Practice, reminiscences in an illustrated presentation on his life as a busy veterinary surgeon. The 18th AGM of The Friends of St. Peter’s will follow after raffle and refreshment.

Henfield History Group

Monday 12

Ann Haworth will give an illustrated lecture on ‘The Forbidden City – secrets of China’s Imperial palace and museum’. Members and visitors (donation of £5) are warmly welcomed. For more information call 01903 368254.

Pub Quiz

Henfield Hall, 7.45pm (also 15th, 16th & 17th)

Thursday 15

Garden and Local Produce Fair Summers Place, Billingshurst, 10.30am-3.30pm

Come and buy or swap seedlings, vegetables and flowers, and have Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) tea and cakes. Talk on ‘Those magnificent ladies and their flying machines’ presentSteyning Decorative and ed by Richard Atkinson, Consultant Engineer and Senior Fellow Sussex Fine Arts University. The Steyning Centre, 10am (&

every 2nd Mon)

‘Stepping Out’

A hilarious comedy presented by Henfield Theatre Co. Tickets £10 & £8 from Henfield Furnishings.

CRMM dancing NorthWest around 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) the town. See www.crmm.org.uk Email woodmancoteparishcouncil@ Chanctonbury Chorus gmail.com for more information.

St Andrew & St Cuthman’s Church, Steyning, 7.30pm

We knit gift items and children’s clothes for various charities. There is something for everyone to knit whatever their ability or interest. For more information or to donate wool, contact Jean on 01273 493171.

White Hart, 8.30pm (& Tues 27)

In aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. New for 2014 is garden art and a gardening advisory panel. Tickets £4 from 01293 447367 or visit www.stch.org.uk/newhorizons for more information.

Friday 16

Christian Aid Week fundraising lunch

Corpus Christi Church Hall, 12- 2pm

Please join us for fellowship, and at the same time help to swell the coffers of our house-to-house collection during that week.

Henfield Camera Club

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

Entry £2 a head. In aid of HART. Teams Annual General Meeting. up to six. Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve table.

Wednesday 14 Knit & Natter

Saturday 17

Good as New Sale

Sayers Common Hall, 10.30am

In aid of Sayers Common and Al-


Fresh cut flowers, basket and bedding plants Henfield grown. Hanging baskets from only £12.50!!


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MAY 2014 | What’s on bourne WI. Good quality clothing, 400th anniversary plants and cakes on sale. Coffee/ celebration tea also be available. For more Church Street School information call Denise on 01444 Reunion for past students and the 241895. public. Archive material on the School’s history will be on display. Small Dole Tuesday Club For more information see www.sgs. uk.net

Tuesday 20

Tuesday 27

Guided walk from West Grinstead West Grinstead Old Railway Station, 10am

Join the Downs Link countryside ranger for this 5 mile (2-3 hour) country walk taking in some local Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Chilli Quiz night history and interesting habitats. Peggy Weekes giving what will be Walk does involve crossing stiles an interesting talk on ‘Umbrellas’. Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm Teams of 6, £6 per head includ- and uneven ground. Either bring Trefoil Guild ing chilli supper. To book a team a picnic or pop over the Orchard Henfield Guide Hut (& every 3rd call the Henfield Leisure Centre on Restaurant next door. £3 per perTues) son, call 01903 878528 to book. 494984 Children must be accompanied by Open to anyone over the age of 18 Sussex Chorus an adult. who is willing to support our aims. Come and join us! For more infor- St Bartholomew’s Church, mation call Mary on 01273 492351 Brighton, 7.30pm or Jane on 01403 710061. Handel - Zadok the Priest; Mo- 4Sight zart - Ave Verum Corpus; Schubert Day Centre, Henfield, 10.30am- Unfinished Symphony; Haydn - 12pm (& every last Thurs) Little Red Roosters Nelson Mass. Tickets £15, conces- Opportunity for those with sight sion £12, students & children u16 impairments to meet and socialise White Hart, 8.30pm Acoustic trio playing classic tunes £5 from www.sussexchorus.org or with others suffering from sight 01444 412579. problems. Occasional speakers, from 60’s through to present day. games, quizzes, plus tea and coffee. Call 01273 454343 or email Open Day & Fun Dog Show shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk Steyning Arts Summer Trail

Thursday 29

Thursday 22 Saturday 24

Sunday 25

Various locations, Steyning (& until 8 June)

Dogs Trust Shoreham, 11.30am - 4pm

Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, photography and more! Diverse and exciting works suited to every taste and budget as well as the chance to meet and chat to the artists. See www.steyningarts. co.uk or www.facebook.com/ steyningarts for more information.

Sussex Military History Society Study Day Newhaven Fort

See news item for more information. Tickets £15 per person from www.sussexmilitary.org.uk or Stewart Angell on 07714923925.

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Ploughmans Lunch

Henfield Hall Garden Room 12- 2pm

Bouncy castle, children’s rides & games, raffle, tombola, Dogs Trust In aid of Henfield branch of Arthritis Merchandise,yummy refreshments UK. Tickets £6 available from Mau(including beer tent), Have-A-Go reen on 494335. Agility and a Doggy Dash. Entry £1 for adults, children and OAP’s go Sussex Prairie Gardens free. Free parking.

Saturday 31

Monday 26


Charity Garage Sale

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, 1-5pm

Come and admire the view and buy bric-a-brac, books, toys, cakes etc. All proceeds to St Andrew’s Church, Edburton.

hibitions for the Chelsea Festival Fringe, Brighton. See www.sussexprairies.co.uk for further details. Entry £6 adult, £3 child, £15 family.

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JOIN ST BARNABAS HOUSE FOR A NIGHT TO REMEMBER Back for 2014 and now in its seventh year, join St Barnabas House and hundreds of women for Worthing’s annual walk under the stars on Saturday 21 June. Night to Remember is our midnight walk in aid of St Barnabas House, the adult’s hospice for Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield. We have introduced a brand new challenge for 2014 with a 20 mile route, so ladies can now choose to walk 7, 13.1 or 20 miles through the night! The walk will start at Worthing Leisure Centre and registration is £20 per person, which includes a ‘Night Pack’ (our exclusive pink Night to Remember t-shirt, torch and medal), fundraising pack

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The Henfield Friends of St Barnabas celebrated winning the BBC ‘Community Heroes’ award nominations last month. They gathered at Henfield Free Church for their annual fundraising ‘bangers and cash’ lunch for villagers which raised more than £200. Chairman Carolyn Phillips said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition for the work we do for St. Barnabas.” BBC Sussex and Surrey judges said: “We have been fuelled with the most reassuring thoughts of how many wonderful people we have in our part of the world.” The Henfield group, which raises funds for St. Barnabas hospice in Worthing, organises various fundraising events throughout the year, including carol singing, a Christmas craft event, street collections and a cricket match. They are currently looking for more supporters, membership having dwindled to 12 from an original 24. Sponsors of the ‘bangers and cash’ event were Alan Woodward Butchers, Whites Farm Shop, Henfield Budgens and Radmalls Funeral Directors.

YOUTH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT For the second consecutive year, Henfield FC is hosting a Youth Football Tournament on The Kings Field on the week-end of 17-18 May. Over 135 squads have entered – a 25% increase on last year - and many families will be attending. The tournament is run on a group basis, culminating in the finals at the end of each session (around midday and 4pm) on both days. We kick off on Saturday morning with the Under 7s, 9s & 11s; followed by the Under 13s, 15s & 16s in the afternoon. Sunday morning sees the Under 8s & 10s together with the Girls Under 13s playing and the afternoon moves on to the Girls Under 11s, the Under 12s & 14s. We are really grateful to the many local traders that have readily supported the Club by advertising in the 40 page full colour tournament programme or by providing raffle prizes and we hope they too will benefit

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MAY 2014 | News financially from our guests and visitors to the village. On site, we will have refreshments as well as a bouncy castle and an ice cream van. Grateful thanks to HART and Henfield Medical Centre, who are providing first aid cover. With the numbers expected, there will inevitably be additional traffic leading to parking issues. As last year, we will have stewards around the immediate area to direct and assist as well as clear directional signage in place for the visiting squads. We apologise though in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused to local residents by the additional street parking and traffic, which we will endeavour to keep to an absolute minimum. Please do come along and support our village’s youth football teams – as they play with pride and passion and no little skill too. Paul Samrah, Secretary Henfield FC

and your dog. Please note – all parking (excluding disabled) is just next door on The Adur Recreation Ground. Disabled badge holders can park on site, but please note these spaces are limited. Entry Fee £1 for adults, children and OAP’s go free! All parking is free. Naomi Tucker

MAKE A DATE WITH NATURE Get out and about in the warmer weather with Sussex Wildlife Trust’s new programme of inspiring and engaging wildlife courses for 2014. Designed for adults, there’s something for everyone, whether it’s listening to birdsong in local woodland, developing nature photography skills, finding out more about beekeeping or identifying wild flowers. You can choose between a one day or a multisession course, a beginner’s introduction or a more detailed training session at venues right across the county. Sussex Wildlife Trust’s free brochure Wildlife Courses April - December 2014 is available now. To receive your free copy please ring 01273 492630 or find out more and book online at www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/courses

DOGS TRUST SHOREHAM’S OPEN DAY & FUN DOG SHOW Dogs Trust Shoreham’s Annual Open Day and Fun Dog Show on Sunday 25 May from 11.3am-4pm is a great day out for all the family, two & four legged! There will be attractions such as: a bouncy castle, other children’s rides & games, Raffle, Tombola, Dogs Trust Merchandise and yummy refreshments including a Beer Tent! There’s also Have-A-Go Agility & a Doggy Dash for your four-legged friends, along with plenty of games for the grown-ups too! We will have lots of external stalls selling a variety of things for you

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SHOREHAM AIRPORT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL With the closure of the D-Day Museum at Shoreham Airport in 2003 the topsoil, containing pilots ashes, and the rose bushes of the original Garden of Remembrance were moved to Lancing College Chapel. The existing Memorial, installed by Gerald Spicer in 1997, is now managed and maintained as a public amenity by a voluntary Board of Trustees. The Shoreham Airport Community Memorial is not registered with the Charity Commission, but is set up with a Small Charity Governing Constitution and is managed solely with charitable aims for public benefit. Thanks to generous donations from local companies, individuals and the airport owners and operators the site is being refurbished and improved. The B26 Propeller has been re-installed after removal and overhaul. A paved walkway round the memorial has been laid with wooden planters each side of the south face. Brian Brown’s memorial will be re-sited near the propeller along with a memorial for Don Bean MBE

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News | MAY 2014 (founder and organiser of Shoreham RAFA Airshow). Don’s wife Anne is heading up the Board of Trustees. The non-denominational memorial is for remembrance of those who gave their lives in past conflicts and the placing of memorial stones or metal plaques honouring people connected with the Airport. The memorials and plaques are subject to approval by the Trustees. Specifications and prices will be available soon. Recognised organisations may, with the Trustees approval, use the memorial to conduct services of remembrance and place wreaths. To make a donation or request information please contact the Trustees at: Shoreham Airport Community Memorial, Main Terminal Building, Brighton City Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5FF or Email: info@sacommemorial.org.uk

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HTC’S ‘THE CEMETERY CLUB’ Sheila Nye and the Henfield Theatre Company team have delivered a very professional and engaging rendering of Ivan Menchell’s ‘The Cemetery Club’. The story is a poignant comedy and parody of the bereavement of four very different Jewish widows Ida, Doris, Lucille and Mildred. The first three ladies are ostensibly friends and share the post husband experience, but each have their own mantra and manner of coping. The scenes oscillate smoothly between Ida’s comfortable upper middle class living room in Forest Hills in New York, to a corner in a Jewish cemetery with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop. Ida, Doris and Lucille meet monthly in these two locations, swapping memories and searching for a way forward. The arrival of Sam, an uncomplicated widowed Jewish butcher, who also comes to honour his dead wife, in the cemetery, quickly leads to deceit, refined squabbling, teasing and highs and lows of the three widows, revealing their inner desires and truths. With a cast of only five, this is a story with irony, light comedy and human empathy. The acting, accents, timings, stage sets, window view and lighting are top class, almost faultless. American lexicon and clarity of speech are perfect. Both sets are atmospheric. Each of the ladies are dressed and coiffed to match their individual characters. Their idiosyncrasies are well portrayed. Mildred is forever showing off her recent clothing bargains and wishfully bragging of multiple affairs. Loyal, no-nonsense and frugal Doris returns with a doggy bag of food from the wedding, and

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large hearted Ida unifies the trio. From the moment of his lumbering entry into the cemetery, Sam comes over as the solid imperturbable Jewish butcher widower. Each scene reaches a high and leads naturally into the next act. It’s great entertainment! Although the subject matter is international, the production authentically captures the Jewish American culture and one imagines oneself in the cosiness of a Forest Hills home and in the loneliness and isolation of a Jewish cemetery. This is West End material and quality, but available in the comfort and calm of Henfield Village Hall. Well done Henfield Theatre Company! Jean-Pierre & Joan Pirault

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Sir, in my nineties, living alone and unable to walk after a stroke, my lifeline is a mobility scooter. With it I can get to the shops and meet people. Ageing means the number of us on scooters is growing fast. But yesterday there were 12 advertising A-boards blocking the pavements in our High Street, despite a local byelaw forbidding them. Trivial? No! Accidents will happen if we scooterists are forced to the edge of the path, go an inch too far and topple into the traffic. Both Parish and District Councils say it is not their responsibility to enforce the byelaw and passed the buck to County Highways, to whom I made a formal complaint two weeks ago – but the danger remains. A legless friend last year did get pitched into the road avoiding tree roots; luckily no traffic hit her but I believe it hastened her death. What’s the point of having bylaws if shops and pubs ignore them and nobody enforces them? John Davey

KNOW DEMENTIA THANK YOU Know Dementia wish to say a very big thank you, once again, to those of you who supported the charity last year at the Garden & Arts weekend. The monies raised (over £2,000), are being put towards a yearlong programme for younger people diagnosed with dementia and their family caregivers. This will be a programme of activities that will support the families health and well-being. The charity is also working closely with families in Henfield and West Grinstead Parishes to support more of our seniors who have also been diagnosed and both groups and their carers are helping to design programmes that will support everyone. We would also like to say thank you to people from the villages, the choir, Baloos, Lou Beckerman, our Musical Director and Wayne McConell Director of Brighton Jazz School who have been helping raise money for these events as well. A very successful jazz lunch was held at Baloos recently raising over £700 and Brighton Jazz School’s end of term concert raised over £220. The charity is just developing its group of volunteers and should you wish to help please contact us on 01273 494300 or email info@knowdementia.co.uk

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MARATHON RUNNER TRACEY’S DOUBLE CELEBRATION Tracey Prescott from Henfield had a double celebration last month – completing her very first marathon on her birthday. Despite suffering a back problem at mile 18 of the Brighton Marathon she completed the 26.2 miles in just five hours and 38 seconds, raising more than £1,600 for Macmillan Cancer Care. Tracey is general manager of Peewees, the Burgess Hill and Brighton hairdressers, and she was running in support of friend Gary Dunk who has been undergoing cancer treatment. “It was tough towards the end but I had the support, encouragement and advice of my sister Sam Bremner and experienced marathon runner Ilidia Campbell who is doing the London Marathon” said Tracey. Her next challenge is on 10 May in a 20-mile ‘Rat Race’ obstacle course at Burghley House, Lincolnshire, for Cancer Research UK. Donations accepted at www.777fundraising.com Mike Beardall

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HENFIELD VILLAGE EVENING All residents are cordially invited to this event, which is hosted by Henfield Parish Council and is to take place on Friday 9 May 2014 between 7pm and 9.30pm in the Henfield Hall. Held every four years it is an evening when over 50 clubs, organisations and local charities will show residents the leisure and recreational opportunities available to be enjoyed around Henfield. There will also be displays in respect of various issues which are currently affecting Henfield. A

WHITE HART SPRINGS INTO MAY Celebrating 15 years at The White Hart, Gyles and Mo Culver are making exciting changes starting on May Bank Holiday Monday. From this day they will be open from 11am to 11pm every day and serving traditional cream teas as part of a new addition to their extensive English menu. The White Hart, serving a range of Hall and Woodhouse ales and fine wines, is a strong part of Henfield village life, sponsoring the annual White Hart Twenty20 cricket cup and also Henfield Theatre Company productions. “We are delighted to be making these changes,” said Gyles. “Henfield has tremendous community spirit which is why we do fundraising quizzes for HART (Henfield Area Response Team) every other Tuesday.” On Friday May 23 the popular Little Red Roosters will be performing in the evening - and during the Gardens and Arts Weekend Raye Duval’s Soho Village Jazz Band will be performing during the Sunday afternoon (3pm-6pm). “Now is a good time for changes,” said Mo Culver. “We have recently opened the new Courtyard Room for functions and meetings and our

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News | MAY 2014 free glass of wine or soft drink will be offered on ar- NIGHTINGALES SINGING FOR rival, the Hall bar will be open throughout the evening SURVIVAL and light refreshments will also be available. The last such Evening in 2010 was a great success and your Wildlife experts are warning that plans to build on a local Council very much hopes you are able to attend. Nightingale ‘hotspot’ near Henfield will destroy irreplaceable habitat and leave many endangered or declining species of birds with nowhere to go. Mayfield Market Towns wants to build 10,000 new homes at Wineham on site well known locally for its birdlife. LAMBS (Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl) is holding ‘Sight and Sound Birdwatch’ to catalogue the species living there. Helen Crabtree from the British Trust for Ornithology says the site is an important spot for wildlife. “The area in question has some fantastic habitat for wildlife and for birds in particular,” she says. “Not only are Nightingales relatively abundant in the hedges and copses, but there are breeding Skylarks, Yellowhammers, Linnets and sometimes Lapwings. These are all farmland birds that are suffering declines in Sussex.” The Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Adult learning Manager, Mike Russell agrees: “It is a mosaic of habitats,” he says. “You’ve got the upper echelons of the Adur coming through here, so you’ve got water meadows, you’ve HART’S THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE got running water, you’ve got small ponds, you’ve still got a network of hedges – the removal of hedgerows – JUNE 2014 has been one of the major losses of habitats for some It seems an age ago that we did our training walk species - you’ve got small woodlands and you’ve got in Snowdonia and the Challenge is now just round agricultural areas. So it’s a real mixture of habitats in a the corner – 12 weeks away in fact! The Challenge fairly confined area and that gives it a lot of diversity.” involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland Val Bentley from the Sussex Ornithological Society (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) within 24 hours. The team consists of eight walkers and three drivers / cooks and training has been taking place each weekend, with Chanctonbury Ring, Wolstonbury and Devils Dyke all playing a massive part in building up the leg muscles! We are incredibly lucky to be supported by The White Hart, Sean Preston and GSFW Solicitors who between them will cover the costs of the Challenge amounting to approximately £2,000. This means that any sponsorship the Team receives will go directly to the voluntary responder groups HART and PART (one of the walkers is from the Partridge Green Area Response Team) and this is where we would like to look to you. Sponsor forms will be spread around the village and we would be grateful for any support you can give us. Funds raised will be used to secure HART’s future and for the maintenance of the PADs (public access defibrillators) held in the village. HART’S 10 responders each carry a defibrillator and there are 19 PADs spread around the village. This means that hopefully not one of you is more than five minutes away from these life-saving pieces of equipment. Anne Dewdney

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK LUNCH There will be a modest CAW fundraising lunch on Friday 16 May at Corpus Christi Church Hall from 12-2pm, generously hosted by the Convent Sisters. Please join us for fellowship and at the same time help to swell the coffers of our house-to-house collection during that week.

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MAY 2014 | News has been surveying Nightingales in the area since the 1990s. She says that the UK’s Nightingale population has shrunk dramatically over the past 30 years, and Wineham is a ‘hotspot’. “It is an excellent area for Nightingales because there is quite a lot of exactly what they want,” she says. “They seem to prefer Blackthorn scrub – in particular Blackthorn scrub near running water; and there are plenty of both around here. With so much building going on, these areas that are still relatively untouched are becoming the most important sites for this particular species.” If you want to take part in Wineham’s ‘Sight and Sound Birdwatch’ please visit lambs.org.uk or email lucysheridan1@gmail.com

HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB Sitting writing this in the sun it feels as though Spring has begun. Our winter talks have finished until September and we are looking forward to another busy summer. We will be having a Plant Swap in the Henfield Garden and Arts week-end, holding various social events and going on a number of coach and car visits to gardens. For more details about joining our club please e-mail our Membership Secretary Linda Beresford at linda@slugbandit.co.uk or 01273 492497. Jacqui Simmons

Photograph courtesy Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media External Defibrillator) will be used in the case of a cardiac arrest and around 40 staff will be trained in its use. Rushfields director Kathryn Hillman said: “With 300 people a day coming through our doors it is vital that we have the equipment and the knowledge to deal with a cardiac emergency.” HART co-ordinator Dave Fletcher said: “The presence of a defibrillator gives staff some reassurance that they can deal with a cardiac emergency while waiting for a paramedic and responder to arrive. Everyone should have some basic training in resuscitation techniques.”


designer Sue Rushfields Plant Centre in Poynings has received a McLaughlin of heart defibrillator from HART. The AED (Automated Garden Art Designs has been presented with two top accolades at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards in London. She received two awards for her work on Moustows Manor, Henfield, creating one acre of newly-designed garden to beautifully complement the Georgian house. It scooped the Highly Commended prize in the Over £250,000 category and Overall Design and Build Category in the awards sponsored by Bradstone. Mike Beardall

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News | MAY 2014 ticket to the Sussex Country Show please answer the following question: In which grounds does the 2014 Sussex Country Show take place? A) Parham Park, B) Petworth House or C) Goodwood House. Email your answer to info@countrymanfairs.co.uk with the subject heading ‘Sussex BN5 Competition’ before 31 May 2014 and six winners will be picked from the entrants. For more information on all of Countryman Fairs award winning events visit the website at www. sussexcountryshow.co.uk and join us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and developments as they happen.

SUMMER AT THE SUSSEX COUNTRY SEAGULLS SWOOP FOR JANSEN! Local Henfield boy, Jansen Lee, has been signed by SHOW This June’s Sussex Country Show will once again grace the beautiful grounds of Parham Park, offering the perfect weekend getaway for field sports enthusiasts and families during the summer holiday. One of the fastest growing outdoor events in the southern counties, the Sussex Country Show retains its family appeal whilst still delivering superb traditional field sports displays and a host of have-a-go activities for all to enjoy. Home to the beautiful Parham Estate, Parham Park also provides a fantastic dwelling in which to showcase an impressive line-up for 2014. Amongst the many attractions this year, Parham welcomes established jousters the Knights of Middle England, Jonathan Marshall Experience Falconry, Cyril the Squirrel, simulators, bouncy castles, Punch & Judy, an Animal Tent as well as a fine selection of live music and children’s entertainment, world-class demonstrations and a variety of stationary engines for that bit of history and tradition. If you’re after some world-class competitions, the Sussex Country Show also plays host to qualifying rounds in the all-new Great Wall Motor World Series Clay Shooting and Great Wall Motor World Series Gundog Championship with headline dog food sponsor, Chudleys. All this as well as the ATEO Junior Airgun Championships and the Countryman’s Weekly Terrier and Lurcher Events. In order to be in with a chance of winning a free adult


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SUSSEX PRAIRIES DONATE SEASON TICKET SALES TO HART If you haven’t yet visited one of the most beautiful gardens in Sussex, Sussex Prairies, or even if you’re an ‘old hand’ – this season is the one to enjoy the benefits of a season ticket which gives you unlimited visits to the gardens, allowing you to see it in its full and ever changing beauty from Spring to Autumn. Paul and Pauline from Sussex Prairies are supporting the Henfield Area Response Team (HART) by donating 25% of Season Ticket sales from local customers (in the BN5 and RH13-8 area, covering BN5 and thirteen8 magazines) to the responders. An individual adult season ticket is £20, child £10 and a family season ticket is £50. Responder Steve Cox said; “We are always grateful when local businesses show their support to us, we rely on their generosity and the support of our individ-

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IS YOUR CRYING INFANT DRIVING YOU CRAZY? The Chiropractic for Infants with Colic (CHIC) study is free and may be helpful. The most common condition paediatric chiropractors see is infantile colic, this is also the most common complaint that is seen by doctors in the first 16 weeks of life. This is a problem characterised by excessive crying and can be distressing, not only for the baby, but also for the mother and can disrupt family life. Clinical experience shows that chiropractic can be useful in helping these babies, however, in an effort to provide robust evidence to support this, Madeleine Brzeski, our paediatric chiropractor is taking part in a nationwide research project, approved by The University of Southampton’s School of Medicine. Babies aged up to three months who are enrolled on the study will be given three chiropractic treatments free of charge, parents will be expected to keep a ‘crying diary’ and to answer five minutes of questions by telephone, once a week for five weeks. Go to www.Colicstudy.org or call 01746 802080 to find out more. For further information about the Henfield part of the study visit www.paddockshealthcare. co.uk and click on ‘Infant Colic’. Read more about Madeleine Brzeski at www.thebrzeskiclinic.org The Paddocks Clinic

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News | MAY 2014 and Beth on Barbie. In the non-led section the winner was Olivia on Daisy followed by Zerena on Sir Edward Bear and Mille on Barbie. Show organisers and owners of Ponies and Kids riding stables Nan and Lucinda Langhorne praised the performance of the children and their ponies and extended heartfelt thanks to all you helped make the day a success “We’ve all had a wonderful morning and it’s great to see the children put what they learn during their lessons into practice in a fun, competitive environment” Lucinda said. “We would like to thank Keith from Convenience Corner for providing us with snacks, Julian Portch for his wonderful photography, Hannah for all her hard work and especially Nicola Stern for judging and time keeping” She added. £150 PONIES-N-KIDS SPRING SHOW’S A was raised on the day for St Catherines which will be SUNNY SUCCESS donated to remember Brian Stern, Nicola’s husband It wasn’t only the sun that was smiling at the annual and Henfield resident, who passed away recently and Ponies n Kids Spring Jumping Show, plenty of riders benefited from the wonderful service the Hospice prowere too. Held on Sunday 9 March in glorious sun- vides. shine, a fun time was had by all whilst raising money DAYCARE CENTRE UNDER THREAT for St Catherine’s Hospice. Classes were split into OF CLOSURE led and non-led categories and the Novice event saw Tayla triumph on Twinkle and Harriet on Daisy who Henfield Day Care Centre in Hewitts is under threat of both did double clear-rounds. Second (led) was Annie closure by West Sussex County Council. on Twinkle with Sophie on Sir Edward Bear coming A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: third. Second in the non-led was Nicola on Twinkle “We are planning to consult on how day services will be and third, Zerena on Sir Edward Bear. The Intermedi- provided at Henfield in the future and no decision has ate class was very close between the top three led been made. Should the decision be taken to close the ponies who were Annie on Twinkle, Tayla on Daisy building we will look to find alternatives for the customers. Another option is to look to find another organisation to run the service from the Henfield Day Centre.” There are serious concerns being voiced by relatives and carers of local users of the Centre, which has been called a ‘lifeline’ for some dementia patients who have no other place to go. The consultation document however states that the Centre has been unable to achieve anticipated occupancy since the implementation of the new model of specialised day service provision with the average occupancy at 16.6%, costing £210 per place per day. In 2011 the Council moved away from multi-purpose day centres towards specialist focussed provision, meaning a drop in numbers of qualifying users. There is a consultation meeting being held at The Steyning Centre at 7pm on 28 April where there will be a presentation on the proposed options. A copy of the report is available from www.westsussex.gov. uk/your_council/meetings_and_decision-making/ executive_decisions.aspx. Search under the date 14 February to find the document.

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or all the clichés about cricket being a typically ‘English’ sport, for me there are few things that herald the arrival of an English summer more than seeing village cricket being played in a rural setting. And Henfield Cricket Club can lay claim to having seen more summers than most being one of the oldest clubs in the world. The first recorded cricket match took place in Henfield in 1721 and Henfield Cricket Club was formed 50 years later in 1771. Despite its ups and downs over the past 243 years, the Club is today a thriving and modern 21st century club. During 2013 the Club fielded eight teams with 93 players and played 141 games. With such as fantastic season under their belts, they are looking forward to an even more successful 2014 season. This year sees the first XI of the Senior Men’s playing in Division 4 West of the Sussex Cricket League. The team is relatively young with an average age of 22. Some of the players have developed through the ranks of the Colts, having played for Henfield since their early teens. The Club also runs a league second XI and a third XI (who were champions in their league last year) on Saturday as well as two Sunday sides. The Women’s first XI has only been playing for three seasons but already they are flourishing. Last year they played in the Sussex League and were runners-up in the Santander T20 (West) division. For 2014 they have set their sights on the challenge of the Southern League, as well as the SWCA Santander 20/20 league. The club is proud to have achieved Clubmark status which means they have demonstrated that they run their youth cricket programme to the tough standards demanded by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). They have a strong Colts section for young cricketers and this year they are playing in the U15, U13, U11 and U10 age groups in the SCN South Area League. The Club has also put together a new academy for the U8’s. As well as the Club based activities, Henfield Cricket Club also offers coaching to local primary schools and hosts a Primary School Cricket Tournament.

Of course, as with much local and amateur sport, Henfield Cricket Club is very reliant on the generosity of local firms to sponsor them. This year the club is delighted to announce that Eyesite Opticians are sponsoring their shirts for three seasons. They have an ongoing partnership with the White Hart and they are also pleased to be working with Get Fit fitness training who is helping to get the team’s fitness levels match-ready. This year, in addition to the regular fundraising, Henfield Cricket Club also has a project to redevelop the practice nets facility which has been well used over the years. The total cost of replacing the nets is around £30k, of which £20-23k is being provided through grants. The Club is looking to raise the remaining £7-8k by the end of this season so that the work on the installation of the new nets can take place over the autumn, ready for next year. But it’s not all hard work and no play! From quiz nights and Mexican food evenings to the summer party and annual dinner and with plenty in between, the club members are a very sociable bunch, both on and off the pitch, as their busy social calendar testifies. And the Club, with its fantastic location on Henfield Common surrounded by beautiful woodland, is quite a draw for those wanting to watch club cricket: on match days during the summer months the boundaryside parking is often full of spectators who come from far and wide with their picnics hampers and deckchairs. The Club welcomes new members, both playing and social, of all ages. If you would like to get involved in any way, please contact Peter Boyce via email at peteboyce@googlemail.com or call 07736 315904.

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very year at BN5 magazine we open our doors to a work placement student for a week during the summer months. The students, who come from local sixth form colleges, all have an interest in writing, publishing or media. We enjoy showing them how we work, setting them projects and feeding off their energy and enthusiasm. We hope that they leave at the end of the week a little bit more knowledgeable about the publishing industry and hopefully inspired to further their career development.

Last summer, Henfield student Amy Johnston came to us from Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College (BHASVIC). Amy is keen to pursue a career in politics that we recommended her to local MP Nick Herbert for a work shadowing opportunity. This is what happened next in Amy’s words: “Despite being confident in my understanding of political mechanisms both in the UK and the USA, my knowledge of politics on a local scale is limited. To be able to pursue politics at degree level and decide on a potential career path in this field, I felt that some first hand experience shadowing my member of parliament was needed to give a clearer insight into constituency matters. To arrange this, I got in contact with Nick’s constituency assistant via email before going to meet her to discuss her involvement with constituents and local businesses through visits, meetings and surgeries. Her passion and dedication was inspiring, and she presented me with an opportunity to spend some time at Westminster on International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to a greater awareness of women’s equality.

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First I went on a tour around 10 Downing Street with a group of about 12 other girls who had also been invited by their members of parliament. This was a great privilege and sitting around the cabinet table where so many significant decisions have been made in the past is a memory that will stay with me forever. We were also guided around the Prime minister’s gardens and various rooms upstairs including where David Cameron has his private, informal meetings and his dining room. Then we went to Portcullis House where Nick’s PA and his research team talked me through their roles and how they ended up working for Nick. When Nick arrived at lunch I was able to talk to him in a casual environment before he accompanied me to a debate where he explained how debates work and pointed out various aspects of the chamber. It was extremely exciting to see the House of Commons for the first time especially with Nick next to me to answer all my questions. Then I had a detailed tour starting at Westminster Hall where I was able to see some committee rooms as well as a thorough explanation of the history. Finally, we went to the speaker’s house which was very grand and John Bercow himself was present, he gave a speech along with influential women including female MP’s and those successful in business.

This experience taught me that having a career in politics does not necessarily mean becoming an MP; there are so many roles involved in making constituency matters run smoothly on a more local level, which is something I may think about perusing in the future.”

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any will know of the Henfield Club through its association with the Remembrance parade and War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane at the Club. The member’s support of the annual commemoration of local men who gave their lives in the conflicts is well recognised – they keep the War Memorial pristine and host a reception for the ex-soldiers and parade members each year.

formed by local men returning from the Great War. This same comradeship continues and this new room for the community is in the same spirit.” The walls have been painted very appropriately in ‘Poppy Red’ and it’s been furnished with very comfortable chairs. The room fits up to 34 people with several configurations, and a nice large wall is ready for screens and projectors. Free wifi is also available making it perfect for business meetings, with a downstairs bar available for refreshments this is a useful, centrally located venue. Local artist Kenneth McIntosh is curating the room as a gallery space – his landscapes and seascapes sit beautifully in the afternoon light. He is looking forward to encouraging other local artists to exhibit their work at the club. One of the Club’s longest serving and well loved members passed away earlier this year. Don Scutt, who joined the Club just after the war, took his turn in most positions on the committee – chairman, president, secretary and even behind the bar! Don is sorely missed, sadly he is not here to see the room which has been named in his honour in use. His friends, family and members of the committee know that he would have been very proud to see such a lovely space used for the benefit of Henfield people. The Henfield Club Don Scutt Memorial Room is available for hire for £9.50ph for the first hour and £7.50ph thereafter. Club Membership is a bargain £10 single, £15 couple and £5 OAP. If your group comprises of more than 50% Club Members then your room hire is completely free.

You may have attended their annual ‘Pumpkin Competition’ – a lively event with stalls, a band and a barbeque in Cagefoot Lane, with prizes for the largest or the most uniquely decorated pumpkin. Both of these events embody the spirit of the club; community. The club is welcoming more and more families, it has cast off it’s reputation of being ‘only for the men’ and you’ll find plenty of people enjoying drinks in the welcoming and cosy bar, or playing snooker on two of the finest tables to be found locally. There’s a lively and friendly banter, this is a real ‘locals’ bar, but if you are new to the village you will be just as welcome, you might just learn a thing or two about Henfield! The Club is undergoing even more changes, the latest is a bright and sunny Meeting Room. Directly above the main bar, the room has large windows with views up and down the High Street. Light streams in from three aspects and the tall ceilings make the space airy and inviting. Digby Stephenson, Club Chairman, explained more. “The room was partly for storage so we took down the partition which gave us more light and another window. It’s been a lot of hard work by members and The Henfield Club, Cagefoot Lane, BN5 9HD 07864 local builders, but it’s worth it. The club was originally 023171 henfieldclub@hotmail.com called The Comrades of the Great War Club, it was Emma Osman

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TheLunch baby room has beenand especially designed to provide hot lunches supplied from Partridge Green’s The Easy Company for children staying later a safe and stimulating environment thaton encourages there is a high tea of something warming in the winter months, like scrambled eggs toast. exploration and investigation through play. The nursery

benefits fromfully a separate sleep roomwith which provides The staff at Oscar Bear’s are fully trained to NVQ levelalso 3 and above, CRB checked paediatric babiesChildren’s with a quiet Services; sanctuary at nap time. the staff first aid certificates. They work closely with West Sussex Laura hasAll strong links are fully trained to NVQ level 3 or above and are fully with them after working on their Family Outreach projects and mobile toy library. CRB checked with paediatric first aid certificates.

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ld i G u l i e o r f T h e T – Guid ing f or life


he Trefoil Guild, named after the three-leafed Guiding emblem, are a busy and friendly group of ladies who meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Henfield Guide Hut, tucked away down Staples Barn Road. The group is all about companionship and keeping the shared values of the Guiding organisation alive – helping others and supporting the local Guiding groups.

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I met the group one evening as they prepared for the forthcoming celebrations of 100 years of Guiding. Each Trefoil Guild group had been set a series of challenges, all of which had been completed over the past year. The ladies were creating a long and colourful strand of bunting with each challenge crafted and illustrated on each flag, to symbolize what the group had achieved. The Trefoil Guild is formed of ex-Guides and leaders, although if you’ve never been part of the organisation you’re still very welcome. One member, Anne Adams, had never been a Guide – so she took her promise in a ceremony last year and then promptly enrolled in the Trefoil Guild on the same evening. Many of the ladies were not only Guides but had been leaders in the past. The Guild often give a helping hand to the local Guide groups (there are currently two Rainbow packs, two Brownie packs and two Guide packs. Finding volunteers, especially when the girls go on pack camp or on trips out when higher ratios of volunteers are needed, is especially hard.) The help of the Trefoil Guild is invaluable in keeping Guiding alive locally – currently there is a waiting list of girls eager to join but a severe lack of leader volunteers. In 1979 the Henfield branch held their first meeting. Since then they’ve enjoyed trips to see gardens, walks, tea parties, film shows, picnics, theatre visits and more camp-fires than they can remember. Two of the founding members still attend – Mary Holder and Win Saunders. One member, Anne Collins, said; “I didn’t realise what I was capable of until I became

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MAY 2014 | Local interest and the realisation of what they could achieve in life. The ladies may be retired, but they are by no means content to sit back and watch the world go by. They continue to be active and influential in the worldwide Guiding organisation – perhaps a small cog, but a crucial one in guiding the next generation forward with strong values and important life skills. Their experience is valued and they gain a tremendous amount from the companionship of others.

If you’re an ex-Guide or would like to be involved in the Henfield group they always welcome new members. Call Lisa Barden on 07940 279522 for more information, or just pop in on the third Tuesday of the month to find out how you can get involved. www.trefoilguild.co.uk Emma Osman

a Guide. The ‘Promise’ and the spirit of Guiding has helped me and I have formed great friendships through the group.” Trefoil member Jane Brown was honoured last year with the highest award in Guiding – the Silver Butterfly, for her services to the organisation. That’s many, many hours of running Brownie Packs and Guide Groups, as well as a stint as County Secretary, bringing fun, opportunities and invaluable life-skills to countless young girls. Many went on to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and gained confidence

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There have been some changes at Selectacarpet over the years – but we’re still offering the same fantastic service! The thing most of our customers notice is the obvious change in the colour of my hair since our last picture in BN5! We have been in business for 18 years, Selectacarpet is truly a family affair. I learnt about carpet fitting from the best teacher in the business – my dad Brian; I fitted my first carpet with him when I was just eight years old! He has been fitting flooring since before I was born. He has fitted at the smallest house in England (only 6 foot wide!) and has even fitted carpets for royalty at Buckingham Palace. I am proud to say that my family has grown over the last five years. Linsey and I were married at St Peter’s Church in Henfield by the lovely Revd Angela, if you

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his is a very popular time of year for running, with almost everyone having just run a marathon! Discussions about carb-loading and tapering make the rest of us feel lazy, but there is no need to panic. Before learning to run, we learnt to walk, and actually, walking delivers all the benefits of running, while being a lot kinder to our knees.

deny us the amazing health benefits of walking. In truth, most of us aren’t walking effectively enough to deliver any real advantage to our bodies. To develop the ideal walking posture you need to build strength from the inside out. By aligning the body properly, posture is corrected and movement becomes more fluid while discomfort such as back pain lessens. Walking is a brilliant way to look after your heart, safeguard your joints whilst improving your posture, stamina, confidence and strengthening your back, legs and bottom. Transform your core fitness and see inches drop off your waistline - fit more walking into your daily life!

Not only is walking better for your joints, but it is also simple to do and, when done regularly, has been shown to reduce the risk of developing chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, asthma, strokes and some forms of cancer. Amazingly, half an hour of brisk walking (4 mph) can shift 150 calories. But before you relax in your comfy chair, smug that you have already done your 30 minutes on the school run, it has to be Liz Marks APPI Teacher & Presenter the right kind of walking! The NHS recommends aiming for 10,000 steps a day. My unique six-week walking course, Pilates & This may sound like a lot, but you are probably already Walking Strong, provides improved cardio vasclocking up 3,000-4,000 steps. Try using a pedometer to cular fitness with complete postural alignment work out your daily average, then gradually build more so each step you take is highly effective. In the steps into your daily routine - an additional ten minutes fresh air of the beautiful Sussex countryside it is of brisk walking will add 1,000 steps to your daily total. suitable for people of any age and fitness levels. To achieve the anticipated benefits you must be walking Go to www.lizmarkspilates.co.uk or call 0771 at a moderate intensity, i.e. faster than a stroll. 3253604 for more information about my walking However, it’s not just the amount of walking we do classes, bespoke Pilates sessions in my private that is important, but how we do it. Quite simply, the studio or my regular class schedule at Henfield vast majority us walk wrong, using the wrong muscles Leisure Centre. in the wrong way and at the wrong time. This can

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Paws for thought


n the past week I have had the misfortune of having to take my new baby into hospital because he wasn’t well. No sympathy required – he is fine now, but during the few days he was in, I noticed a poster advertising the services of the Sussex PAT dogs which caused me to think about how effective our pets can be at solving our fears and woes. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved – even if the recipient of the problem has a waggy tail and a wet nose!

es, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues by volunteers with their own friendly, temperament tested and vaccinated dogs and cats”*. PAT dog and cat visits provide people with the pleasure of contact with a happy animal and brings everyday life closer - these benefits cannot be underestimated. The charity is always looking for new PAT dogs and cats. All potential applicants have to pass tests to make sure that they have the right temperament and are suitable for the important job in hand. Owning a PAT dog or cat can be just as rewarding as receiving the ‘therapy’ and if you are interested in registering your pet, then contact details for the charity can be found on their website – www.petsastherapy.org So, while I don’t think that any psychiatrists out there need to be worried about being out of a job, we should never underestimate the positive role that having a pet in your life can provide. Yes, a dog poop on the kitchen floor first thing in the morning does test the patience but these minor indiscretions are far outweighed by all the good times. Next time your pet is in the bad books, maybe it’s time to cut him or her some slack – unless it’s the fourth mouse in the house that day of course!

In my more recent predicament, I have to be honest and say our menagerie didn’t do much to help reduce my stress levels. I came back one night from the hospital to find cat vomit encased in a cocoon of ginger fur on the stairs courtesy of Feargal, who has the dubious honour of being our fluffiest cat. The following evening the dogs, who were suffering from hyperactivity as a result of lack of exercise, were particularly excitable due to a mouse running riot in the downstairs loo. Feargal was again suspect number one for letting his prey escape and having to catch the mouse at 11.30 in the evening didn’t assist my sense of humour. However, in general I do believe that pets definitely have an important role to play in helping improve our Jonathan Underwood, Hawthorn Vets outlook when things aren’t going well. Whether this *Reference from www.petsastherpay.org is just lifting the spirits a little on a low day or helping someone who is lonely or depressed. Without getting too deep and meaningful there is something uplifting about caring for an animal that provides unconditional love and doesn’t suffer from any of the emotional stresses and strains that many people have to Shop on line www.mumspets.co.uk endure. Owning a pet provides a pleasant diversion from the troubles of everyday life and personally I find it hard not to relax when there is cat purring on my lap (until a fur-ball is hooked-up, that is!) For those who aren’t fortunate enough to own their own pet but who would benefit from the positives that come with contact from one, ‘PAT’ dogs and cats exist! PAT stands for Pets as Therapy which is a charity founded to facilitate contact between sick, lonely, despondent or unhappy people and a happy relaxed pet. “They provide therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospic-


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RED OAKS Celebrating life through a quality care home DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS AT RED OAKS April was time for double celebrations at Red Oaks. Another group of our dedicated staff were awarded their Long Service Awards. The seven staff, mainly care and nursing team have collectively amassed 110 amazing years’ service. These awards fell at the same time as National Nutrition Week, so we held a Celebratory Tea Party combining the two. This gave new chef Leigh Clifford a chance to show off some of his skills and knowledge, as he and his team created nutritional sandwiches, canapÊs, freshly made cakes, specialist teas and smoothies. Nutrition Week is a worldwide event focusing on resident dietary needs, for example, likes, dislikes and allergies, as well as menu standards, snacks and fortified meals.

Long Service Award Winners: left to right

Julie, Jo, Karen, Jennifer, Anita and Gulhanim. May 12th is International Nurses Day and to further show our appreciation to the nursing staff, not only here at Red Oaks but also in the local community, we are going to be holding a special day for them all. Special invites have been sent to them to attend a free day of pampering, beauty treatments, massage and lovely food and drinks. We have previously hosted a group of Polish beauty and masseuse students, and due to the success of that visit we were delighted to be asked to host two further groups this year. The students stay with us at Red Oaks and spend time practising their new found skills on the residents and staff. The first group enjoyed themselves so much that several of them have returned to work with us during the summer holidays. Any local nurses who would like to make the most of this wonderful opportunity should contact Red Oaks to book a place.

Dementia Awareness Week begins on Monday 19th May and we will be holding a coffee morning at 10.30 on Thursday 22nd May followed at midday by a Round Table discussion. These have proved really popular in the past and people are encouraged to come along and join in. We are currently seeking new care staff and senior carers. Experience not necessary. Please call for further information.

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Since the lymph system doesn’t have a big central pump like the heart to kee p things moving, it has to You don’t have to go on a detox diet or drin k rely on gravity, exercise, breathing … special smoothies to deto and massage. x. Start with a massage to So if you hav en’t been as good as you kick-start your body’s should about own natural cleansing your exercise, diet and “me time” routine processes, which can slow (it happens down for a variety of to the best of us!) , that can affect how you reasons — lack of regular feel, exercise, too little fluids causing aches, pains and swelling (lymph or fibre in the diet … If you edema). haven’t been taking the It can also cause deterioration in organs and best care of yourself, a glands, like detoxifying massage can the thymus, that are vital players in your imm help set things right again. une system. It’s easy to see why deto xification is important to How does massage help the body detox, exactly? avoiding illne ss and chronic health con ditions. So if The rhythmic strokes you’re not feeling your bes and pressure applied t or haven’t been as good to muscles, tissues and about your diet and exercis organs during massag e routine lately, why not e therapy help stimulate the circulatory system book a massage with Heather . to get you back on It works sort of like a spo nge: When pressure is track? applied to the tissue and fat, toxins are literally Remember to drin k a glass or two of pure wat “squeezed” out from in er after between the muscle fibre massage to help the body flush out toxin s and cells. They are rele s more rapidly. ased into the circulatory system for easier eliminat ion. The lymph system is key

Your lymphatic fluid sys tem works with your cardiovascular circulatory system to flush out toxins and carry immune cells throughout the body to help defend against infe ctions. If your lymph fluid circulation gets sluggish , toxins can accumulate and immune cells may not get carried to the areas of the body where they’re needed.


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MAY 2014 | Finance

Should you cash in your pension to buy a property?


ollowing the budget there has been a lot of talk around the increased flexibility that is to be introduced around how you can take your pension benefits. I’ve heard a number of people say “At last - I will be able to cash my pension in and buy a property to fund my retirement”. Quite why anyone would want to do this is beyond me. Let’s assume after April 2015 someone has a fund of £200,000. You can have 25% tax free with the remainder being added to your income in the year or years that you take it. If you took the whole £150,000 in one go, you are going to lose your personal allowance, meaning some of that income is taxed at 60% and if you have any other income at all some of it will be taxed at the additional rate of 45%. However, you plan carefully, take the income over a couple of tax years and only pay 40% tax on the income. This means you are left with £90,000 from the taxable portion, which leaves a total fund after tax of £140,000. Then you find a property to buy, remember you’ve got stamp duty and solicitors fees to pay so realistically you can buy something in the £135-£138,000 bracket. Locally that buys you a one bed flat that will rent


for around £600 per month. If we assume you don’t pay an agent and do all the management work and tenant finding yourself, never have a month without a tenant nor a repair bill to pay that gives you £7,200 per year. Of course the income is taxable so, assuming you’re a basic rate tax payer. You are left with after tax income of £5,760, or a net yield on your starting amount after tax 2.88%. To make things even worse you are now dependent on the fortunes of one person (or maybe two if rent to a couple) for your entire non-state retirement income. If they lose their job you likely lose your income too! Compared to a diversified portfolio of bonds, shares and property held through a pension and with the income drawn tax efficiently through “phased drawdown” cashing in your pension and buying a property may easily be the biggest financial mistake you could make.

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Business | MAY 2014

Savers, doers and makers celebrate


he Chancellor of the Exchequer’s latest Budget was, he said, “one for savers, doers and makers”. The intention was to encourage growth in businesses, particularly small but fast-growing companies, and to reward savers who have seen their returns cut sharply as interest rates remain low. Unusually for Budget Day, the speech contained one or two previously unannounced surprises. One of the biggest was the Government’s plans to reform the pension regime, and particularly the removal of the limit on the amount that can be withdrawn from pensions as this effectively means that anyone over the age of 55 will be able, from April 2015, to withdraw their entire pension fund as cash. As before, only the first 25% will be tax free, but the remainder will be taxed only at the individual’s normal marginal rate rather at the current rate of 55%. This creates a number of opportunities for individuals to draw the entire balance of their pension fund at normal tax rates and then invest their funds outside of the regulation of a pension fund and without the need to purchase an annuity. While the move does allow people to take more responsibility for the money they have saved whilst working and makes pensions more attractive, it also increases the potential for confusion so it will become more important than ever to take good professional advice before and on retirement.

The SEIS was initially introduced for a temporary period and gives investors who buy shares in qualifying companies Income Tax relief at 50% of the amount invested. This will now become a permanent relief and should help smaller and early stage businesses who are looking for equity funding.

Individual taxation The best news in the Chancellor’s speech was reserved for savers. Mr Osborne announced that the annual investment limit for ISAs will be increased from £11,520 to £15,000, and also announced that cash and stocks and shares ISAs will be merged, which means that all of the £15,000 can be invested in cash (previously, only half of the maximum allowance could be held in cash). The maximum holding limit for Premium Bonds will also be increased, to £40,000 in June 2014 and to £50,000 in 2015. Pensioners looking for a better return on their savings welcomed the announcement that a new Pensioners’ Bond will be launched in January 2015, which will offer a competitive interest rate for the over-65s. The investment limit, though, will be set at £10,000.


The Chancellor continued his battle against tax avoidance with the announcement that anyone who is a participant in a scheme that has been ‘notified’ by HMRC will have to pay the disputed tax up front, and will only recover it (with interest) if and when the legal process is concluded in the taxpayer’s favour. This is intended to address HMRC’s belief that some taxpayers use marketed schemes to ‘park’ the eventual liBusiness taxes ability, in some cases for years. The main announcements affecting businesses in- For full details on all the announcements, see our cluded an extension of the Annual Investment Allow- website, www.kingstonsmith.co.uk/budget-2014 ance to include capital expenditure incurred on plant and machinery. For expenditure after 1 April 2014, Paul Samrah the maximum annual amount will be increased from For further advice on this or other business issues, Paul on 01737 781546 or 11:20 email £250,000 to £500,000 until 31 December 2015. This contact Laurels MarSamrah 09:Layout 1 13/2/09 is a welcome extension of the scheme and will be a psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk boost for capital-intensive businesses. It should mean that most SMEs will be able to write off 100% of their capital expenditure on plant for tax purposes. The Chancellor also announced changes to Corporation Tax relief for SMEs that invest in qualifying R&D. At the moment, SMEs can obtain a deduction in Corporation Tax for 225% of the amount they spend. If the company is making losses it is possible to surrender En-suite rooms with FREE WiFi access the R&D deductions (or the loss if smaller) for an 11% LCD TVs & coffee / tea facilities Corporation Tax repayment. This will be increased to 14.5% for qualifying expenditure from April 2014, inRooms from £45 per person per night creasing the rate of the cash credit payable to SMEs Quiet village location off A281 that carry out R&D but do not have Corporation Tax Credit & Debit cards accepted liabilities. Many SMEs find R&D tax credits very helpful and this change is a positive one. Martyn Close Henfield BN5 9RQ www.no1thelaurels.co.uk 01273 493518 / 07788 713864 The Chancellor added that he also plans to extend the popular Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.

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Henfield Homes & Property Maintenance Nigel Parsons Optimal Property Maintenance Trim Construction Willow Construction

57 56 59 55 54


Cherish Care Red Oaks Care Home Upper Mead

40 52 67

B&I Carpets Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran Selectacarpet

56 60 43

Pannisa Coffee Shop Rushfields Farm Shop Springs Smoked Salmon Swains Farm Shop taste...deli

19 34, 35 10 27 10

Maids of Sterner Stuff Sussex Oven Cleaning

19 57

Henfield Helpline PC Doctor

51 65





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51 48

The Mallards


Countryman Improvements BHW Glass N. Constantine Repairs

51 60 58

Bankhouse Gates


Burt Electrical Jeremy Crawley Electrician Paul Barnard Paul McDermott

57 60 58 54

Premier Fencing


Kingston Smith LLP Nsure

65 62






Boretech Engineering Braziers Autos Coles Automotive Mile Oak Servicing Setyres

16 66 25 57 68

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Annie’s Baskets Beechcroft Landscapes Hamfelds JD Mowing Martin Standing The Green Reaper Rooted Rushfields Stonepit Nursery Sue McLaughlin Garden Design Sussex Prairies S. Goodridge Wilkinson Cox Garden Design

41 60 03 49 50 55 55 34, 35 08 17 10 50 55

Bay Tree Trading Katherine Lawrie Jewellery Little Mouse Boutique Michaela Groves Personal Stylist Shoreham Gallery Steyning Bookshop Stokes Newsagents

17 13 15 11 30 12 26

B Muzeen Groundworks




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32 12 38 29 32 11 20


Optimal Property Services Henfield Homes and Property Maintenance Just Gutters

59 57 50



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39 45 45 42 45 42 53 45






INTERIORS, FURNITURE & CURTAINS Barbara Ritchie The Furniture Factory


BP Guild Marquees for Hire Sussex Country Show Small Dole Village Hall The Community Church The Henfield Hall St Barnabas House


Beacon Lettings


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36 21 30 09 46 04, 40 55

Lucy Locksmith


King and Stevens




BRAZIERS eld Garage Henfi


Henfield Eye Care


Andy Masters Ladies who Decorate Mark Atkinson Mick Patching Trim Decorating

59 50 59 48 48

ACT Pest Control Mr Mole (Gogga Pest Control) Mr Wasp (Gogga Pest Control)

49 50 50

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GRP Flat Roofing


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Amanda Shaw Solicitors Griffith Smith Farrington Webb


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61 65 50

MXT Swim


Henfield Village Cars Personal Car Service

18 50

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51 61


The Plumbing and Tiling Company


The Green Reaper Jonathan Carter Trees Southern Beeches The Tree Works

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Hawthorn Surgeries


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