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May 2015 #106

HTC looks to the future Henfield | Small Dole | Woodmancote | Blackstone | Edburton | Fulking


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MAY 2015 | Contents

07 What’s on






12 News

from the BN5 area

Give us the slightest hint of sunshine and the skirts & flipflops are out in the BN5 office! May issue of BN5 is here, heralding the start of warmer weather, longer evenings and the temptation to pick up a tennis racket perhaps...?

26 Local interest Henfield Tennis Club

Now Henfield Tennis Club has it’s swanky new pavilion nearing completion, there’s even more reason to head for the courts. Not that we’re implying that the social / après-tennis is the best part of it, of course not! Take a look at page 26 to read Sarah’s report on progress at the Club, and how coaches Jörg and Keith are working with the children from St Peter’s School to introduce them to the game.

33 Local interest

The Canterville Ghost



36 Local interest Henfield Day Centre

38 Local interest

The Purple Angel Memory Cafe

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I visited a brilliant new initiative last week, the Purple Angel Memory Café which takes place as a drop-in on Saturday afternoons at the Evangelical Church Hall. Dementia is a horrible thing (that’s the polite way of putting it) but the attitudes of those at the Café showed that they certainly weren’t prepared to take it lying down. The group is run by volunteers, those affected by memory problems and their loved ones. It’s been set up by Know Dementia, a local charity which is determined to raise awareness about this disease and help local people affected to lead happy and fulfilling lives. This is Henfield village getting ‘Dementia Friendly’, which is fantastic news. See more on page 38. Enjoy beautiful May, with it’s lovely long Bank Holiday weekends!

Copy Deadline Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Amanda Lucas, Martin Love and Paul Samrah. This month’s BN5 cover photograph children from St Peter’s Primary school enjoying a tennis lesson at Henfield Tennis Club by Amanda Lucas (www. amandalucas.co.uk) with artwork by Helen Boosey. 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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Friday 1 May

Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men

Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Tues) A drop-in craft group for adults.

Call 01273 495820 or drop in.

Wednesday 6

Know Dementia

Action for Deafness Chanctonbury Ring, 7-8.30am See News item for more Henfield Hall, 2pm (every 1st Tues) Hearing aid maintenance clinic information. information, advice and Age UK Horsham District and support on all aspects of hearing Henfield Dementia Club loss. Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (every Fri) A small friendly club that Henfield Garden Club welcomes those living with Coach Outing dementia. Price includes a hot Henfield Hall car park, 8.30am two-course lunch, all activities & AM Hole Park, Rolvenden, refreshments. 01403 751327. Kent, PM King John’s Nursery & Little Fishes Garden, Etchingham. St Peter’s Church, 2pm (every Fri) The Book Nook Come and share in this friendly The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am group for babies, pre-school (& every Weds) children and their parents/carers. A great selection of books, Stories, singing, activities, CDs, and DVDs for sale with all refreshments and the chance proceeds to St Andrew’s Church. to make new friends. All are welcome and there is no charge. Henfield Computer Club Call Pat Burdock on 01273 Henfield Leisure Centre, 10am12pm (& every Weds) 493069. A friendly club to help you to Boards and Banter improve your computer skills and Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every get online. Cost £1.50 including 1st Fri) refreshments, plus a one off A selection of board games and charge £5 for membership. Call jigsaw puzzles will be available Alison Vine on 01273 492620. and refreshments provided.

Play and Learn Together

Free Church Hall, 11-12.30pm (& every Thurs) A free, friendly and fun group where you can play with your child (babies to rising 5s) and help them to learn. Call 01403 864668. Henfield Medical Centre, 1.303.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Drop in for a chat.

Jazzled Choir

Catholic Church Hall, 1.303.30pm (& 14th) A jazz, swing and blues community choir that supports everyone including those with dementia and their carers. £5 entry includes tea and biscuits. Call 01273 494300.

Thursday Circle

Free Church Hall, 2.30pm Suzie from Cornerweighs is coming to give us advice on healthy eating. All are welcome, refreshments served as usual.

Museum Exhibition

Henfield Museum, 6-10pm Why not visit the Museum when you vote at the Henfield Hall! Bingo Henfield Birdwatch Sobell Court, 2.30pm (every Weds) Come and discover Henfield’s history and see a special exhibit Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Contact Carol Rawlings on Come and find out more about us, 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 about our MPs over the past 100 what we do and how you can join in. carol.rawlings@saxonweald.com years.

Live Music

The Plough, 7.30pm Speedboatz live band.

Monday 4

Family Fun Treasure Hunt

Henfield Joggers

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& every Weds) Open to all. Running on and offroad. See www.henfieldjoggers. co.uk or just turn up.

Friday 8

Henfield Camera Club

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm (& 22nd) Annual Competition. An open subject competition with members entering their best images from the year or Rhyme Time perhaps some new work. The Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am competition will be judged by Paul Numall CPAGB. Visitors and (& every Thurs) Free. Fun with music for pre- new members very welcome. Contact alec.pelham@btinternet. schoolers. com

Henfield Museum, 1pm Whatever the weather, pick up you Treasure Trail clues on the day between 1--2pm at Henfield Museum and finish at Church House (opposite St Peters Church) for tea and cakes! Family ticket £10 (2 adults and 2 children u15), additional children Henfield Unattached £1, adults £4, from Henfield White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Furnishings, Henfield Museum or Thurs) BP Guild Charity Bookstall call 01273 492294. A meeting point for those who Outside Barclays Bank, 9am are now alone, and need to get (& every 2 weeks subject to out and widen their horizons. weather). We have a very wide Knit & Natter selection of both hardback and

Thursday 7

Saturday 9

Tuesday 5

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What’s on | MAY 2015 paperbacks for sale. We are of course also looking for donations of good quality books.

Sussex Ramblers – Henfield Circular via Ashurst

Henfield, 10.15am Meet at Cat & Canary Pub car park in Henfield. 7 miles. Rye Farm, Bineham Bridge, Ashurst, (relaxed pub lunch at the Fountain), Ashurst church, Eatons Farm, Chaites, West End, car park. Call Phil 01273 835931.

Jumble Sale

Henfield Hall, 2pm In aid of Partridge Green Area Response Team (PART), with auction at 2.30pm. Any jumble, please deliver to Henfield Hall on the morning of 9th or call 01403 713383 prior to the 9th.

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Monday Market

Henfield Hall, 9am (& every Mon) Henfield History Group Stallholder vacancies now Evangelical Free Church, 8pm (& available. Call David on 01273 every 2nd Tues) AGM followed by The History of 493365. the Henfield Scouts presented by Sporting Moments Dave Malkin. Southwater Leisure Centre Pub Quiz 10am-12pm (& every Mon) Free sports sessions for people White Hart, 8.30pm (& Tues 26th) with dementia and a family In aid of HART. Teams of up to member. Come and meet others 6. Cash prize for winners. Call and enjoy the fun. Call 01273 01273 492006 to reserve a table. 494300.

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts

The Steyning Centre, 10am12pm (& every 2nd Mon) Illustrated lecture on ‘The Cat and the Fiddle: images of Musical Humour from Medieval Charity Quiz Evening to Modern Times’ by Jeremy Henfield Youth Club, 7pm Barlow. Coffee served from In support of the Youth Club. 10am. Members and visitors Cash bar available and nibbles welcome..Annual membership on the tables. Cash prize for the of £36, visitors £5. Call 01903 winning team. 368254 or 01903 816190.

Steyning Music Society

Tuesday 12

Beating the Bounds of Shermanbury

Henfield Flower Club

The Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every 2nd Tues) ‘Local’ flower arranger from West Chiltington will entertain us with her creative designs entitled ‘Ancient & Modern’. Visitors very welcome (non-members £5).

St Giles Church, 2.30pm One-mile route between the A281 and Frylands Lane, also known as The Grove which connects Wineham and Shermanbury. A ceremonial beating of markers Woodmancote Parish will take place at each end, and Council meeting refreshments will be available Parish Hall, Woodmancote, outside the church. 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) 8 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

Wednesday 13

Henfield Theatre Company – Canterville Ghost Henfield Hall, 7.45pm (and until 16th) See article for more information.

Thursday 14

Hospice Garden and Local Produce Fair

South Lodge, 10.30am-3.30pm Enjoy 50 stalls and a variety of foods for lunch and afternoon tea. Tickets for a bubble Adur Valley Fine Arts breakfast (8.30-10.30am) sold (NADFAS) in advance. All proceeds to the Henfield Hall, 2.30pm (& every Hospice Appeal. Book your BBQ 2nd Mon) lunch by South Lodge Hotel ‘Sweet Thames, flow softly’ - The chefs (£12.50pp) in advance on Thames through artists’ eyes. 01403 891711. Speaker John Idden. Coffee morning

Steyning Centre, 7.30pm The brilliant Endymion deliver world-class performances of chamber music: String Trio in B flat – Schubert; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A – Mozart; and Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor – Brahms. Tickets (£10 members, £15 non- Legal London – Coach Trip members, £2 students) from Steyning pick up, 8.30amSteyning Bookshop or on the 6.30pm door. Organised by Steyning Millenium Live Music Trust. £48 including coffee & main course lunch, guide and coach. Cat & Canary, 8.30pm Call John Stevenson on 01903 Live music with Jayson Lee. 814548 for more information.

Sunday 10

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St Peter’s Church, 10.30-11.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) Join us in St Peter’s Church for fresh coffee & homemade cakes.

The Little Red Roosters

White Hart, 8.30pm Come and listen to this amazing acoustic trio playing classic tunes from 60’s through to the present day.

Saturday 16

Plant Sale Plus…

Ashington Parish Church, 10.30am-2pm Fabulous plants, plus jazz café. All proceeds will go to a Kids Company project in Sussex. See www.plantsaleplus.co.uk or call 01903 813964.

Classical Concert

St Andrew and St Cuthbert, 7.30pm

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MAY 2015 | What’s on Chanctonbury Chorus and Orchestra will be giving a performance of Schubert’s Mass in G and Rutter’s Requiem. Tickets £12 from Steyning Bookshop or call 01903 815467.

Sunday 17 May

Steyning Arts – Just off the Thursday 28 High Street 4Sight Various Locations, 11am-4pm (& 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st) For more information visit www. steyningarts.co.uk

Monday 25

Raye du Val and the Soho Shipley Village Day Village Jazz Band St Mary the Virgin Church

Henfield Day Centre, 10.30am12pm (every last Thurs) Opportunity for those with sight impairments to meet and socialise with others suffering from sight problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes, plus tea and coffee.

The White Hart, 3pm Open for floral displays, books, Ploughmans Lunch Playing traditional and good time tower (if fine), plant stall, produce Henfield Branch Arthritis jazz and craftwork. Refreshments Research UK and hot food available. In aid of Henfield Hall, 12-2pm Shipley Church. A Sting in the Tail Deputy Director of Arthritis Church House, 7.30pm Research UK, Dr Karen WalkerJohn Pointing and David Dryden, Henfield Art Club Bone, will share information two local apiarists, regale us Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& about some of the research with their experiences as bee- every 4th Tues) work being done. Tickets £6 keepers. Organised by Friend Membership £25 per year and from committee members or on of St Peters. Followed by AGM, guests £3 per session. Call Alan the door. Call 01273 494335 for raffle and refreshments. Harrison on 01273 495262 for details. more information.

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Wednesday 20

Woodmancote & Henfield WI Small Dole Tuesday Club Henfield Hall, 12.30pm (& every 3rd Tues) Our May meeting begins with a soup lunch then we vote on the 2015 WI Resolutions, followed by a presentation by HART on CPR and the use of a defibrillator. Call Val Creek on 01273 958202.

Friday 22

Henfield Camera Club

Small Dole Village Hall, 7. 30pm (& every 4th Tues) From the Sahara to the Grand Canyon. Talk by Harry Townsend ex Curator at Kew.

Wednesday 27

Wildlife Puppet Show and Workshop

Newtimber Church, 11.30am1.30pm See News for more information.

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm U3A Steyning and District AGM & close of season Social. New members are always very welcome. Steyning Centre, 10-11.30am Coffee morning and talk by alec.pelham@btinternet.com Peter Wilmott on the origins of European languages.

Saturday 23

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Southwater Country Park, 12-2.30pm Hunt for the plants our ancestors used as food and medicine. An opportunity to ‘pick and taste’. Booking essential. An adult must accompany children. Cost: £5 per person (includes soup).


The Plough, 8pm till late

Saturday 30

Funk the Family

Hove Park See News for more information.

Walking Treasure Hunt

The White Hart, 6pm onwards See advert for details

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...resident forecasts a murder will take place in the Rectory Gardens at Poynings Country Fete on Saturday 6 June! A well-known Poynings resident, who doesn’t wish to be named, has seen in her tea-leaves a terrible murder at the annual Poynings Country Fete! To quote: “I can’t see who it will be, but one of the stall holders will suffer a terrible death”. She who mustn’t be named has been correct in the past when she miraculously guessed the number of sweets in a jam-jar, so this premonition shouldn’t go unheeded! To be on the safe side, this year we have invited Detective Inspector Dick Lacey, a world famous sleuth to attend. Dick is a great follower of Midsomer Murders and welcomes the help of locals and visitors alike. You can help the Inspector solve the crime for only £2 entry fee. Correct answers will be drawn at 4.30pm and the winner will win £25. Remember, there are some very dodgy characters in Poynings so if there is a murder, and the chances are there will be, you had better be careful who you point the finger at… Also at Poynings Country Fete: bric-a-brac, teas, plants, maypole dancing, Pimms, live music from ‘Sold As Seen’, puppet show, stalls and lots of fun for the family! Join us Saturday 6th June 2-4.30pm. Proceeds to Holy Trinity Church, Poynings. Nigs Digby


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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT COURIER FRAUD Courier frauds are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. Usually the elderly are targeted. Scammers will telephone a potential victim purporting to be from their bank, from the police or other law enforcement authority. They then dupe the person into revealing their PIN and handing over their debit or credit card. Sometimes they are persuaded to go and withdraw a large sum of money from their banks, which they are told will be collected by a courier and transported for safe keeping. Another example is where you may be told there is a corrupt member of staff within your bank and the police need your help to identify them by withdrawing a large sum of your money with the purpose of the money being marked by police or the bank. The police and all banks would never ask for your bank details or your PIN number or for you to withdraw your money. If you are called, hang up and wait five minutes for the line to clear from the scammer completely, before calling the police, or ask to use your neighbours phone. If you have been contacted with any sort of scam or you know someone who has, but who has not reported it, please call in on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn. police.uk PCSO Bryony Sparks, Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team

HART responders have been active during the first three months of 2015 attending 36 calls to people in Henfield and in the surrounding villages. These comprised: 20 ‘Category Red’ calls to people with life threatening conditions where speed of response might be critical in saving life, for example heart attack, trauma or serious bleeding; 6 ‘Category Red 2’ calls which are serious but not of the most life threatening conditions: and 10 ‘Category C ‘ calls to a patients who don’t have an immediately life threatening condition but do require an assessment by an ambulance clinician. HART would welcome interest from anyone who is interested in becoming a Responder. Full training and ongoing support is given. To find out more call Dick Nye (Chairman) on 01273 494162 or Dave Fletcher (Co-ordinator) on 01273 492194. Steve Cox

FUNDRAISER FOR KSS AIR AMBULANCE IN MEMORY OF SAM On the day we raised £5344.43, which we were chuffed to pieces with. We were overwhelmed by the support from everyone involved and thankful to everyone who contributed to making the day such a success. Hannah King


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We invite you to our Wildlife Puppet Show and workshop at the summer half-term holiday on Wednesday 27 May from 11.30am - 1.30pm at Newtimber Church set in the lovely countryside near Newtimber Hill. A sandwich lunch and icecream will be included. The popular Dandelion Puppets will perform a halfhour show on nature themes and after lunch the children will make puppets and use them to put on their own show. Tickets from the Newtimber PCC can be obtained by emailing shirleymurrell@ btinternet.com or phoning her on 01273 857353; or Sheila Marshall on 01273 857482. Tickets are £10 for children and £5 for adults and include refreshments and materials used. It will be most suitable for younger children. Some gravestones in our churchyard have moved during the winter’s heavy rain. If descendants of the following names would like to contact me at shirleymurrell@btinternet.com or 01273 857353 I would be pleased to have your opinion as to what to do. They are graves 46 and 78 on the wall chart in the nave: Mary Lashmer 1813 and her daughter Sarah Lashmer 1857;and Rosamond Florence Starling 1938, wife of Rev. William Starling. Shirley Murrell

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MAY 2015 | News TWO HOURS’ FREE INTERNET ACCESS IN ALL LIBRARIES From April 1, 2015 all West Sussex library customers will be able to access the internet for free for two hours – on top of the free Wi-Fi available for customers with their own devices. The free internet access will be available in all 36 West Sussex libraries. All you need to access it is to be a member of your local library – which is also free. Just pop along to yourlocal library and sign up or join online at www.westsussex.gov.uk and then you can then use your membership number to access two free hours on the internet.

POLITE NOTICE As a responsible dog-owning resident of the Deer Park estate, I am disgusted at the amount of dog fouling that is not picked up on the estate, especially along the pathway from Mallard Way to the Medical Centre. This is used by many people including children. Running the gauntlet of dog mess is very unpleasant for everyone. For dog owners who do bag up their dog mess, please take it home and dispose of it in your own dustbin, and not throw it in the brook or on the verge. Tracy Smyth

HENFIELD FESTIVAL OF GARDENS & ARTS 2015 This year’s festival is planned for the weekend of 13-14 June, so please note it in your diaries. Over 30 venues are due to open, some for the first time. As in past years delicious homemade lunches and afternoon teas will be served at a number of the venues. Music is always a popular attraction and details are currently being finalised. Art in its various forms will be on show, including painting, ceramics, jewellery and sculptures. The leaflet is taking on a new form this year whilst still retaining its iconic blue colour. More details will be available next month. David Hayes

LOCAL ACTOR IN STEPHEN HAWKINS FILM Local actor Philip Craik had a supporting role in the award winning film ‘Theory of Everything’. Philip, who was cast in the Geneva Airport scene, said: “I didn’t get on the red carpet with Eddie Redmeyne, but I had fun exploring a 747.” Philip has just finished filming in a new TV drama as a Roman Catholic priest. Philip is also the man behind Popagami finger puppets and for anyone wishing to show some finger patriotism this month, you can pick up free Union Flag finger puppet from Design-Copy-Print from 1 May. Brian Smith aka Philip Craik

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News | MAY 2015 TRICIA ROBINSON RETIRES Tricia Robinson who came to Henfield as a Health Visitor in 1986 finally retired last Summer after 28 years of looking after Henfield Mums and babies. Tricia trained as a nurse in the early 1970’s before moving into midwifery and then Health Visiting. She was instrumental in setting up ante-natal classes in the village which created a wonderful support network for many generations of mums. She also taught Health Visiting at Northbrook College for 25 years and was involved in research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the early 1990’s. Tricia also trained as a yoga teacher in the early 1980’s and has taught yoga ever since, bringing out a yoga pregnancy video which is still available in DVD format from Amazon.co.uk. She still continues to teach at Henfield Leisure Centre on a Friday morning. “I would like to say a big thank you to families for letting me into their lives and homes” said Tricia. NEW

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HENFIELD FOOTBALL CLUB TOURNAMENT For the third consecutive year Henfield FC are hosting a Youth Football Tournament on the Kings Field. The tournament for Under 7s through to Under 16s, has attracted entries from across Sussex and beyond and is being held over the week-end of 9-10 May. With 127 squads already entered, we anticipate being at capacity (135 squads) by the time kick off comes around. 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 8s, 12s & 14s; followed by the Under 7s, 11s & 13s Girls in the afternoon. Sunday morning sees the Under 9s, 13s & 16s and the afternoon moves on to the U10s, U15s & Girls Under 11s. Most age groups have a number of host Henfield FC squads competing, so please do put the dates in your diary to pop up and watch the matches and cheer on our teams! On site, we will have refreshments as well as a bouncy castle and the ever-popular ice cream van. Our grateful thanks go to HART and Henfield Medical Centre who will be in attendance. We are also really grateful to the many local traders that have readily supported the Club by advertising in the 40 page full colour tournament programme or providing raffle prizes. We hope they too will benefit financially from our guests and visitors to the village. 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 (Fabians Way, Northcroft, Deer Park, the Leisure and Medical Centres, Youth Club etc) 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. Paul Samrah, Secretary Henfield FC.

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Horton Golf Club is a small friendly club established on the ‘Artisan’ principle which means that members not only organize the club’s competitions and events, but they maintain the course through their own efforts. We have regular Sunday morning competitions open to 7-day members ladies and gentleman. The course is set in the beautiful Sussex countryside just outside Henfield on the A2037 at Small Dole. The course comprises of nine greens with two holes on each yellow and red flags denoting the ‘Front’ nine and the ‘Back’ nine also two different tee positions. The course is only 3120 yards long (par 60) but can be tricky in places. Membership is open for Ladies and Gents of all ages 5 or 7 days. For more details see www.hortongolfclub.com or contact Rod Goodall on 07818 017765. Rod Goodall

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 10-16 MAY Every year 100,000 collectors demonstrate God’s love for the poor by taking part in house-to-house collections for Christian Aid. If you can help us in the week from 10 to 16 May by delivering envelopes to and collecting from a group of up to 30 houses in Henfield, Woodmancote, Small Dole

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News | MAY 2015 or Shermanbury, please telephone 01273 493172 or email xianaid@bateshouse.freeserve.co.uk Please look out for the Christian Aid Week envelope in your letterbox and respond generously when the collector calls. If you are out at the time, please take the filled envelope to Jasmine’s florists in the High Street, as Amy and Chris have once again agreed to take-in envelopes for us. Their generous help is much appreciated. If you prefer, you can deliver or post your envelope to Carselands, Woodmancote BN5 9SS. Peter Bates

THANK YOU Henfield Youth Club would like to thank the Henfield Community Partnership very much for their kind donation, allowing us to offer our babysitting course and First aid certificate again for young people in the village and surrounding local areas. The young people gained knowledge in basic child development, safety in the home, how to keep themselves and the children in their care safe, how to deal with distressed children plus first aid skills. All young people who undertook the babysitting course gained certificates in first aid and a certificate of attendance on the course. Debbie Slaughter & T Ardin he S gly S Visit o ur outh pr of E ing Sh stand a ngla ow 3 t nd S rd & the how 4 11th th May – 13 2015 th J une 201 5

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DOVE NURSERY NEWS In March we were fund raising for Comic Relief. The children helped to make Mr Red Nose to collect money in for the weeks activities. These included a treasure hunt, cake baking, a cake sale for the children to buy a cake for snack-time which were donated by a parent, decorating biscuits, and as pictured; a fancy dress day with a sing-song of favourite tunes! We raised £77.20 by collecting donations for activities each day. We also held an Easter tea-party and open afternoon for the parents to come and see what their children do at Nursery. The children sang some of their favourite songs and had an Easter Egg hunt. Vivian Ruffett

‘TWIGLETS’ HELPS FAMILIES WITH TWINS OR TRIPLETS Local family support charity, Home-Start CHAMS, are inviting parents with twins or triplets to bring their children along to the weekly ‘Twiglets’ parent and toddler group now being run in Henfield. Twiglets is open to all families with multiple birth children aged 3 and under and the Henfield group meets every Tuesday in term time. Vanessa Barron, the charity’s Group Worker who runs Twiglets explained: “There is a real need for parents of multiple birth families to have a place where they can go with their children and build friendships with families in the same situation; so they can offer support to each other.” Twiglets offers parents the chance to relax and make friends in an informal environment, while the children enjoy the play and craft activities available, which can be tailored to the needs of multiple birth children. The groups are run by qualified and experienced Home-Start staff and trained volunteers, who organise the activities and are always available to provide a ‘listening ear, plus an extra pair of hands if needed! If you would be interested in joining the Twiglets groups, please contact Vanessa on 01293 416327, e-mail vanessab@homestartchams.org.uk or see www. homestartchams.org.uk/needsupport/twiglets/ Tracey Martin

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MAY 2015 | News However, since the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men took to dancing on the top of the hill on 1 May (now at a more acceptable 7am!), sightings of the satanic apparition have become a rarity. Could it be that our musicians drown out the sound of the clock? Beginners are welcome to come to either venue to chat with the men or ‘have a go’, and the first season dancing out usually only needs to know one or two simple dances. Anyone interested can drop in and talk to us at our winter practice nights at Woodmancote Village Hall from 8-10pm every Wednesday. We also welcome musicians to join us too; and men from any other Morris sides who fancy a change, or who have moved to JOIN THE ‘CHANCS’ ON 1 MAY AT the area. See http://www.crmm.org.uk/ for more CHANCTONBURY RING information and ‘Like’ our Facebook page. You The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men were named can even Tweet @crmm1953 after the famous landmark near Steyning in West. Clive Funnell Many legends are attached to the Ring. Its origins are said to derive from Satan’s labours in digging NEW FACILITIES AT HAWTHORN Devil’s Dyke. Chanctonbury was one of the clods of VETS IN HENFIELD earth thrown up as he attempted to dig a channel through the Downs to drown the Weald. Another Hawthorn Vets are very pleased to announce tale is told that anyone running ‘widdershins’ seven that they are now able to offer a much more times around Chanctonbury Ring on May Eve, while comprehensive service from their surgery in Steyning church clock chimes midnight will raise Henfield. Building work started in March with the addition of a brand new operating theatre the Devil, who will proffer a bowl of stone soup. and separate kennel block. The surgery is well equipped with it’s own dental station, ultrasound scanner and a full in-house laboratory enabling them to undertake dental procedures other non-surgical procedures. Their new anaesthetic machines have modern oxygen concentrators that negate the need for oxygen cylinders. The Henfield surgery will be open all day from 9am–6pm Monday to Friday. In order to help staff the additional facilities two new nurses have joined the Hawthorn Vets team: Claire Barton who lives in Horsham and Danielle Kaelin, wife of veterinary surgeon Fabian who lives in Henfield. They and the rest of the staff at Hawthorn Vets look forward to welcoming clients to the newly refurbished practice. Jonathan Underwood

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News | MAY 2015 PARISH COUNCIL REPORT By the time that you read this report a second round of drainage work should have been completed on the A281 to further alleviate flooding on the carriageway across the Common. These works have been sponsored by West Sussex County Council’s Operation Watershed project, which Henfield Parish Council has tapped into for funding. One of the side effects of the work should be that several areas of the Common itself, which are frequented by walkers, should no longer be so prone to flooding. In addition, much needed water should be diverted into the reed bed and unnecessary flooding on the cricket and football pitches should be prevented. Anyone think that the pathway from the Lych Gate down into the cemetery is a bit dull and boring and could do with brightening up? If so, Henfield Parish Council would welcome ideas as how to transform the area. If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer to help enhance the area alongside the footpath, please contact the Parish Council Office – 01273 492507 or office@henfield.gov.uk Finally I would like to remind residents that the Henfield Museum, which is situated in the Henfield Hall, hosts a wide-ranging collection of artefacts from our village history. There is currently a wonderful exhibition of wood carving by Mr Ray

Osgood on display up until the beginning of June. It’s well worth a visit. Kevin Wright

HENFIELD MUSEUM OPEN ON ELECTION DAY Why not visit the Museum when you vote at the Henfield Hall? The Henfield Museum will be open from 6pm to 10pm on Election Day! Come and discover Henfield’s history and see a special exhibit about our MPs over the past 100 years. Rose Sharp, Friends of the Museum

PRAISE FOR HENFIELD LIBRARY We recently received this message on our BN5 Facebook page, which speaks for itself. Great work Henfield Library, as always. “I would like to thank the lovely ladies at Henfield library who were so understanding and caring. When you have an ‘invisible’ disability as I do, life is hard some days. People do not always understand why we need a little extra space, why we might need some support to do simple things (like reading!). We look fit enough and often get berated for being malingerers. My experience at the library was so positive, that it has really made my day. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you ladies.”

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STEYNING ARTS ‘JUST OFF THE HIGH STREET’ Steyning Arts are proud to announce that we are localising and rebranding our summer event and calling it ‘Just off the High Street’. As the title suggests your favourite Artists and makers will be exhibiting and selling their work in various locations on the High Street or within comfortable walking distance, creating more accessible viewing. This year artist venues will include: Chatsfields at Steyning Grammar School, Church Street; The Athletics Club and a variety of local high street businesses, houses and studios. Steyning museum will be holding their own exhibition titled ‘Stitched in Steyning’ a behind the scenes look at the Steyning quilt project. Venues will be open 11am – 4pm on the weekends of 23, 24, 25 May and 30 – 31 May. If you are familiar with our Open Houses you know that we are a friendly group, inspired by our Downland setting and beautiful English village. We have lots to offer, our affordable quality artwork displays a variety of styles and mediums; Ceramics, Photography, Prints, Stained Glass, Textile art, Jewellery, wood turning and paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour. Explore Steyning or plan your visit to coincide with the popular Steyning country Fair on the Bank Holiday Monday. We look forward to meeting you. For more information visit www.steyningarts.co.uk Sarah Duffield

Henfield’s annual Proms in the Park concert will take place in the gardens of Red Oaks at 6pm on Sunday 28 June. Brass Fusion and local opera star Sidonie Winter will again be performing a varied programme with something for everyone. Local band, Brass Fusion, is a group of experienced musicians, founded by Sian and Martin Buss, who bring innovation and expertise to the world of brass music. Although steeped in the tradition of brass bands, they try to extend the experience of the audience by playing in a wide variety of musical styles. Sidonie Winter is an experienced singer, having performed at major venues throughout the UK, including the South Bank, Royal Albert Hall and St John’s, Smith Square as well as appearing as a soloist for the Royal Opera, D’Oyly Carte and at the Proms. The first half of the concert will feature everybody’s brass band favourites. The second half is a traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ - a chance to wave your flags, and sing fervently - and includes Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, and Sussex by the Sea. Red Oaks will be running their legendary ‘Pimms Tent’. Admission is £5 for adults (under 18’s free) and profits will go to local charities. Bring your own picnic, bubbly, blanket and chairs. Nigel Stevens

HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB The Henfield Garden Club looks forward, on Wednesday 6 May, to the first of its summer coach outings. The club will Visit Hole Park Rolvenden Kent am, and, after lunch, King Johns Nursery & Garden Etchingham. To find out about becoming a member of the garden club and so enable you to join in the coming season of outings, contact Julia Simpson by e-mail jbs@backsettown.demon.co.uk or call 01273493900. Jackie Harford

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News | MAY 2015 HENFIELD FRIENDS OF ST BARNABAS A big thank-you to all who supported our recent Bangers and Cash Lunch. The total raised was £313.80. We do value your support at our fund raising events. The next meeting of the Friends will be on Thursday 21 May at 7.30pm in the Free Church Hall. Do come along with any fundraising ideas. Peggy McComas


MIKE BEARDALL MEMORIAL SERVICE A memorial service was held for Mike Beardall at St Peter’s Church on 24 March. A collection at the Church and the White Hart Pub afterwards amounted to £321. Part of the sum will be used to buy daffodils to be planted in the village in Mike’s memory. £139.50 has been donated to St. Peter’s Church, while another £139.50 has been donated to the British Heart Foundation, the charity Mike represented in Henfield. Our grateful thanks to Rvd Paul Doick for leading the service, to Amy Nevatt for the beautiful spring flowers in the Church and to Gyles and Mo Culver for providing the delicious food afterwards at the White Heart. Emma Osman

A huge congratulations to ALL the runners from Henfield who took part in the Brighton Half Marathon and the Brighton Marathon (which takes place after we’ve gone to print with this edition). At BN5 magazine we were aware of many local people training for the races, some of them for the first time. Tracey Prescott, who is a fundraiser for local charity 777 which has benefited CLIC Sargent, Henfield Leisure Centre and various other charities, said; “We really are a village of fundraisers in Henfield. It was fantastic that many local runners got in touch with each other, either through friends, Henfield Leisure Centre or even social networking, and trained together. It was a very supportive group HENFIELD FOOTBALL - NOT JUST who made it all really good fun as well as helping FOR THE BOYS! each other through training and on the day.” HFC Ladies team are currently recruiting for the Money was raised for HART, Motor Neurone 2015-16 Season. The sport is great for fitness and Disease, Chestnut Tree House, Cancer Research is great fun. The team play in the Sussex County amongst many other charities. Womens and Girls league, training on a Thursday evening from 7-8.30pm with matches on a Sunday ERRATUM afternoon. In the April edition of BN5 we printed the wrong telephone number in the news item about allotment If you’re new to football please don’t be put off vacancies in Henfield. If you are interested in - it’s easy to pick up and you’ll be made really taking on an allotment, the correct number to call welcome in this friendly team. For information see the Henfield Football Club Ladies Facebook page, is 01273 492625. or contact Tracey Prescott on 07944 372927. Editor The Steyning Bookshop

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MAY 2015 | News workshops for the whole family. Inside the Kool Kids Big Top you can watch shows from Circus Pzaz plus acro-balance, tumbling, uni-cycling and lots more. Meanwhile FTF’s Elle J Small takes to the wheels of steal in the Club Tropicana DJ Bar alongside Jazz Room’s Russ Dewbury, King Tarfari Love Soundsystem, Lynda Phoenix, Donna Dee and many more. See www.funkthefamily.co.uk for more information. Katie Downes


FUNK THE FAMILY Following 2014’s debut, sell-out festival, Funk The Family (FTF) are back with a bigger, better location and fatter line-up on Saturday 30 May at Hove Park.Taking place during England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, Funk The Family’s ethos is simple: high quality music and entertainment for all the family. Keeping things funky, the main stage’s line-up this year includes Britain’s Godfather of soul, Omar Lye-Fook (with full band), rising dub/hip hop 12-piece, Nubiyan Twist, high-energy Brighton afrobeat band, Kalakuta Millionaires and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer (clue’s in the name!). The brilliant Circus Project are back, offering trapeze


Henfield Village Fayre takes place on Saturday 18 July this year and from what we’ve seen of the plans, it’s shaping up to be another fun-filled family extravaganza! The Parish Council has been working hard to make sure the 2015 Fayre will be a fun day out for everyone. All the usual Fayre favourites will be there including the Show Tent, the dog show, copious amounts of delicious refreshments from the tea tent and the beer tent, a fun fair as well as plenty of plenty of stalls. And this year there will be an exciting new addition to the Fayre: The Sheep Show! Described as ‘edu-tainment at it’s best’ the Sheep Show includes nine different breeds introduced on their own stage, sheep shearing demonstrations and even dancing sheep! Now is the time to be thinking about preparing your entries for the Show Tent. There is a huge range of categories for both adults and children so there is sure to be something for everyone. Crafty and creative types may be tempted by the art, photography and craft categories; those with green fingers can get planting for the flower, fruit and vegetable categories; and fbudding cooks can be making preserves! To find out more about the different categories, the competition rules and the deadline for submitting entries, you can pick up a Show Schedule from the Parish Office (available from the end of April) or download one from the Parish Council website (available from 8 May). Sarah Butler

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his time last year, Henfield Tennis Club were waiting to hear whether they had been successful in their funding request to build a new tennis pavilion. Twelve months on, the new pavilion is nearing completion and a new and exciting era for the Club is about to begin! Construction work started in December 2014, with most of the work being carried out by member and Chartered Surveyor Paul Carne, supported by local sub-contractors, suppliers and other members. As well as a much bigger surface area, the new building will feature: French windows through which members can watch the action on all courts in comfort; heating; Wi-Fi; a modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, oven and dishwasher; a meeting room; changing room and toilet; and a disabled access toilet. Outside the

pavilion there will be a landscaped garden area as well as a paved access path. Both the pavilion and the garden will be secured by fencing. The pavilion was funded by a £50k grant from the Lottery Fund, a £20k grant from Horsham District Council (from the Parsonage Farm Development) and £25k of the Club’s own money. Maintenance and running costs will be paid for out of membership fees, and the committee are exploring options for renting out the pavilion when members are not using it. “Tennis is a hugely social sport,” said Digby Stephenson, Chairman of Henfield Tennis Club. “Our new pavilion will enable the Club to offer its members a warm, comfortable and welcoming meeting place in which to socialise, both formally and informally.”

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APRIL 2015 | Kid’s stuff The weekly social tennis sessions for adult and older junior members have continued uninterrupted throughout the construction of the pavilion. There are six social tennis sessions for members of all levels throughout the week. There is no need to book these sessions – you can just turn up and play! Members can also access coaching sessions with a ‘doubles clinic’ on a Wednesday afternoon and ‘rusty rackets’ on a Friday morning. Youth tennis continues to flourish at the Club under the guidance of LTA qualified coaches Jörg Schlüter and Keith Brown. There are now eight sessions throughout the week catering for all ages from pre-schoolers to under 12’s. Children can sign up for one of the regular after school coaching sessions, or just drop-in to the Saturday morning session, which is open to all ages. Keith is now also organising regular tournaments every six weeks for the under 8’s, under 9’s and under 10’s, so that children get the opportunity to play competitive tennis. Three young leaders who are all working towards their LTA Young Leader Certificate assist Jörg and Keith. In addition to the club sessions, youth tennis has really taken off at St Peters Primary school where it is now firmly part of the physical education curriculum for ages 7 to 11. Throughout the year, the children benefit from a term of weekly tennis sessions on the Club courts with Jörg, focusing on the core skills of agility, balance and co-ordination. Two local boys Toby Bloomfield and Otto Schlüter are continuing to do well in national and county tennis leagues: Toby is currently ranked 65th in the national 12 and under league and Otto is currently ranked 13th in the Sussex County 12 and under league. Definitely two names to keep an eye on in the future!

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Membership of Henfield Tennis Club remains fantastic value with junior annual membership at just £20 and adult annual membership ranging from £96 (for over 65’s) to £125 (for over 21’s). This gives members: unlimited use of club facilities 365 days per year; access to coaching from our Licensed LTA Coaches; entitlement to attend club social tennis sessions; many social and fundraising events throughout the year; entry into club league matches, tournaments and ladder events; and access to the pavilion. “Henfield Tennis Club is very friendly and inclusive club,” said Digby. “The new pavilion will help us to build on that and create a vibrant, prosperous and sociable club.” Sarah Butler A special guest will formally open the new pavilion on Saturday 27 June 2015 at the Clubs’ annual summer family open-day. Everyone is invited to come along to give tennis a go for free: there will be fun sessions for both adults and juniors, cardio tennis sessions, a bouncy castle, refreshments, ice creams and a BBQ. Free access to the four allweather floodlit courts will also continue during the two weeks of the Wimbledon tournament for those who can’t make the open-day. So if you are inspired by the action taking place in SW19, you can pop down and give tennis a go! For more information see www.henfieldtennisclub.com

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The Canterville Ghost

ollowing their recent successes the Henfield Theatre Company’s May production will be The Canterville Ghost, a hilariously haunting romantic comedy based on the story by Oscar Wilde and adapted for stage by Peter Quilter. The show will appeal to all ages, bringing to life Wilde’s biting wit and glittering conversation with lovely music and lyrics by Charles Miller. The story is set in a gothic English stately home, ‘Canterville Chase’, which is haunted by the spectre of Sir Simon De Canterville (Kevin Locke). Doomed to haunt the mansion for all eternity as a result of a curse placed on him at the time of his death in 1585, Sir Simon has made a successful career frightening away all his descendants from their ancestral home, leaving it vacant and up for rent. But when a brash American millionaire family move in, despite the doom-laden warnings of the housekeeper, Mrs Umney (Linda Jordan), the Otis family fail to be the least bit frightened by Sir Simon’s efforts. When the teenage twins (Abi Hearne and Lucy Walker) taunt him beyond endurance, the poor ghost sinks into the depths of depression and retreats into his lair. Only the tender heart of eldest daughter, Virginia (Alice Forward), can save him from the curse, fulfilling the ancient prophecy and allowing the ghost to, at last, rest in peace. Wilde fans will also recognize ‘The Happy Prince’ told as a fairytale by the ghost to Virginia and enacted by his cast of phantoms. The show had a short run with Ron Moody playing the ghost in the early 1990s and is little known at present, but we understand the professional cast are planning to revive the show for next Christmas – so you can say you saw it in Henfield first!

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Dave Barnett, the musical director, has been hard at work liaising with the original composer to obtain and interpret suitable orchestrations for the Henfield production. The show is directed by Sue Locke and choreographed by Emma Desbruslais. Performances will be held from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 May 2015 at 7.30pm in the Henfield Hall. Tickets are £10 and £12 and can be purchased from the Box Office at Henfield Furnishings, High Street, Henfield (01273 490080). The production is sponsored by the Golding Barn Garage. Henfield Theatre Company also wishes to thank The George Hotel for providing the venue for their photo shoot. See www.henfieldtheatrecompany. com for more information. Martin Love, Henfield Theatre Company

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Henfield Day Centre – looking to the future


hanks to the tremendous hard work of local people from the Henfield Community Partnership, the future of Henfield Day Centre is now secure. Although its new name has still to be decided, Henfield Day Centre, which was threatened with closure last year, will be re-launched later this summer in a ground-breaking local community initiative. In March, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) agreed to transfer the Day Centre to the community. It will continue to provide a specialist service for adults with severe dementia on three days a week, but the plan is to broaden the variety of services offered, creating a social hub for the village. Initially it will open on the other two week days, focussing on older people and carers to help with living well in later life. Tony Jackson, Chairman of Henfield Community Partnership (HCP), said: “Now the decision has been made, the hard work really starts in implementing our plans. We have appointed Impact Initiatives, who have 35 years’ experience of delivering high quality, flexible and personal support services in Brighton and Steyning, to manage the Centre and provide many of the services. We have also been talking to other service providers and are now looking at how we can refurbish and redecorate the Centre before our planned re-launch in late July.” A steering group will be created to oversee the operation of the Centre, on which Impact Initiatives, other providers and local people will be represented. As a community led initiative, it is crucial that the Centre is sustainable. There will be a charge for the core services, as qualified professionals will provide these, but the aim is that these charges will be affordable for all. The Henfield Community Partnership is also exploring sources of grant funding. Steve Bailey of the HCP has been instrumental in securing the future of the Centre, although he 3 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

emphasises that it has been a team effort: “It’s been a hugely co-operative venture” he said. “Over the past year we have worked very closely with both Impact Initiatives and West Sussex County Council. We would particularly like to thank Graham and Sally Tabbner who guided us round the complexities of WSCC – the project would not have happened without them. We would also like to thank Councillor Lionel Barnard, vice-chair of West Sussex County Council, who has been very supportive.” It is planned that the re-launched Day Centre will create new local jobs: probably 10 at first, rising to 12 once it is up and running, both full and part time. However, volunteers will be fundamental to its success as Digby Stephenson of the HCP explained: “Lots of residents have already come forward to offer their help which is fantastic, but we still need more. Whatever your skills, experience or background and however little time you have to contribute, we would love to hear from you.” The Centre is fortunate in having a large garden with mature trees. It will be open during the Henfield Garden and Arts weekend on 13 and 14 June this year. Please do pop along to find out more about this pioneering community initiative and how you can get involved in helping to keep this fabulous community resource open for local residents. Alternatively, you can contact Digby Stephenson on 07815 048609 or at digby100@btinternet.com Sarah Butler

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et’s talk about dementia. Because none of us know if it’s going to affect us. Because that person who was ahead of you in the queue at the newsagents, behaving in a slightly muddled fashion, far too slow paying when you are in a hurry to get to work, may well be you or someone you love one day. If you think (as I did) that dementia is just for the elderly then you’re wrong; it’s affecting more and more people under 60, some even in their 40s. And though luckily it’s very rare, it can also occur in children. Dementia is a set of symptoms caused when the brain is damaged, and can be caused by a variety of illnesses. A lot of dementia moves fast, with degeneration over a matter of a few short years. From small forgetful episodes to your husband or wife not knowing who you are. It’s a sick and cruel disease. It feels as if there is little we can do. But the good news is that as a village we can help, and we can make life as easy as possible for those with dementia and their families. Henfield is becoming ‘Dementia Friendly’ and we are all invited to join in. One new weapon in the fight against dementia is Henfield’s Purple Angel Memory Café - named after the symbol of dementia care. It’s only been open a few short weeks, set up by volunteers from Know Dementia, a local charity. Held in the Evangelical Free Church Hall in Henfield on a Saturday afternoon, the Café is a perfect place to drop-in and relax, enjoy some coffee and cake, have a chat and meet some friends. I went along on their first Saturday opening after the launch 3 8 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

the previous week by the Rt. Hon Nick Herbert, then MP for Arundel & South Downs. The room was already filling with people as I arrived and was welcomed by Jennie and Alex Morrison-Cowan from Know Dementia. Café tables dotted the room and copious cups of tea and coffee were being served along with big plates full of chocolate cake, Victoria sandwich cake and delicious looking flapjacks. I joined a table of visitors and introduced myself. I knew very little about dementia, aside from the basic understanding that those affected can become confused and forgetful. I strike up a conversation with a couple from Steyning, a retired teacher and her husband. It’s impossible to tell who has dementia and who is the carer, which is the case in many of the couples and groups of people present. Derek explained that his wife had started to develop early symptoms two years ago, and it was becoming increasingly difficult for her to perform some simple tasks such as operating the phone or TV remote control. Eileen is chatty, witty and eloquent - aside from occasional pauses as she grounds herself and asks to be set back on track with the conversation. They are both open and keen to explain what life is like living with dementia and dispel some of the myths that it’s just an oldage illness. For those with dementia, sparking memories is a comfort and pleasure. One great way of doing this is through music. Jennie puts a CD in the stereo and asks everyone if they can identify the name of

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the tune, and who sang it. Within a few moments of ‘La Bamba’ blasting gloriously throughout the room, there is clapping, singing and dancing – the energy is contagious and it’s impossible not to feel happy as she goes through a playlist of upbeat and familiar tunes. She explains later; “Music is a fabulous way of connecting, of remembering happy times and of staying active. Sparking small memories is a technique to help those with memory loss to live in the moment, and help carers to enjoy those moments with them. And to be honest, who doesn’t love music?!” I am struck by the honest but positive attitudes in the room - life can be fulfilling and happy. We know it’s good to focus on the important things in life; good times, friends, family and those we love. To live in the moment, to find pleasure in small things; to dance, to enjoy music, to laugh and to care for each other. The kindness and care I witnessed, the humour and the refusal to let this dreadful disease win the

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he Chancellor announced a number of measures that will impact on private individuals in his budget speech. There are a range of measures that will impact on savings, pensions, a liberalisation of the ISA regime as well as the usual annual increase in Personal Allowances.

Making tax easier: the end of the Tax Return Although widely trailed by the press in advance of the Budget statement, the Chancellor announced that the government will abolish the annual Self Assessment Tax Return for millions of individuals and small businesses through the introduction of digital tax accounts. In addition, the government will consult on a new payment process to support the use of digital tax accounts that allow tax and National Insurance contributions to be collected outside of Pay As You Earn and SelfAssessment. The Chancellor’s announcement that the Self Assessment Tax Return is to be abolished will be welcomed by many taxpayers who currently face the annual grind of completing their Returns. Anyone within PAYE who has no other income will undoubtedly benefit from these measures, but those whose affairs are more complex will presumably continue preparing accounts and making Returns in some format to be announced.

Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance (NI) Class 2 National Insurance will be abolished in the next parliament and there will be a new contributory benefit test for Class 4 National Insurance. Class 2 NI is currently paid at a flat rate of £2.75 per week by self employed individuals (and can also be paid voluntarily by qualifying workers who have left the UK to work abroad) and entitles payers to some state benefits, while Class 4 is based on a self employed individual’s profits but gives no entitlement to state benefits. These changes will reduce an individual’s Class 2 liability by £143 per year, but it is not clear at this stage whether there will be a corresponding increase in an individual’s Class 4 liability and how an individual’s entitlement to state benefits will be affected. This appears to be a reduction in the different types of NI that needs to be paid, rather than a significant change to the amount of NI payable.

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

In addition to the option to transfer ISAs to spouses on death, as announced in the Autumn Statement, savers will be able to surrender money from ISAs and retain the ability to reinvest back into an ISA in the same tax year without affecting or breaching their annual contribution limits (which will be £15,240 in 2015/16). The ability for spouses to transfer ISAs on death is a very welcome change to ISA rules for many people. The option to surrender and reinvest without losing long built ISA status is added flexibility, but not an option many people will regularly use. Potentially, it may simplify some of the Personal Allowances The Personal Allowance is confirmed as £10,600 for administrative burden of ISA transfers between providers. 2015/16, with planned further increases to £10,800 in Help to Buy ISA 2016/17 and £11,000 in 2017/18. However, the higher rates of allowance for those born before 6 April 1938 will The Government intends to introduce a ‘Help to Buy’ be abolished from 6 April 2016 so that everyone will be ISA for first time buyers aged over 16 from this autumn. entitled to the same level of Personal Allowance. The Individuals will be able to save up to £200 a month which basic rate limit will be increased to £31,900 for 2016/17 the Government will top up with a bonus at a rate of £50 for each £200 saved. The maximum bonus payable and £32,300 for 2017/18. will be £3,000. The bonus will be paid when the saver The Chancellor is also introducing a ‘Personal Savings buys their first home. The bonus is available on house Allowance’ from 6 April 2016 that will allow a basic rate purchases of up to £450,000 in London, £250,000 taxpayer to receive up to £1,000 (higher rate taxpayers outside London. House builders should see an increase £500) of savings income free of tax. This allowance will in the number of ‘First time buyers’ in a few years when not apply to additional rate (45%) taxpayers. the savings accounts start to reach the levels required to Increases in the Personal Allowance help to remove fund house purchase deposits. the tax burden from significant numbers of the lowest Pensions Lifetime Allowance earners. From 6 April the benefit of the increase is also being passed on to 40% rate taxpayers. This is The Chancellor announced that this would reduce doubtless in response to the pressure that was being from £1.25m to £1m for 2016/17 and to be indexed exerted to do something to help ‘middle earners’ from 2018. On previous reductions, protection (Fixed whose income has been squeezed over the last few Protection 2012 and Fixed Protection 2014) was made years and so is some welcome help. The proposed available, so we should learn of Fixed Protection 2016 introduction of the Personal Saving Allowance will also very soon. Proportionately, this is a greater reduction be especially welcomed by pensioners who have been that the previous of £1.5m to £1.25m and will catch a hard hit by the low interest rate regime of the past five number of ordinary people, particularly those with final years. This should compensate those born before 6 salary schemes nearing retirement. April 1938 for the loss of Age Allowance. As always, Paul Samrah the introduction of a tax-free allowance is welcome and hopefully it will be enacted in a simple way without For further advice on this or other business complex anti-avoidance rules, which would not be issues, contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or appropriate given the modest level of relief available. email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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Anna Helps Garden Design Annie’s Baskets Beechcroft Landscapes The Green Reaper Hamfelds Home & Garden Jack’s Mowing Rooted Garden Services Rushfields Garden Centre S. Goodridge Gardens Stonepit Nursery Ltd

23 25 58 57 31 52 57 29 56 21

Katherine Lawrie Jewellery The Steyning Bookshop Stokes of Henfield

19 22 10

B Muzeen Groundworks




A & S Home Services - Gutter Clearance



Brown’s Barbers Hair & Co Henfield Hyatt’s Hair Louisa Jayne Unisex Hair Salon Natasha’s Beauty Salon Pinks Hair

20 34 24 47 24 47

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Optimal Property Solutions Henfield Homes Ltd

57 59

Hamfelds Home & Garden



HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH DB Foot Clinic Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Henfield Podiatry Clinic Holistic Angel Mobile Therapist Phil Grant Therapist Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

46 44 48 47 48 22 44 49

Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

44 30

The Henfield Hall Monday Market Henfield Leisure Centre Henfield Theatre Company

63 35 32


Lucy Locksmith Seymour Locksmiths

50 04

Millbrook Wood Fuels


Strawberry Marquees





Inner Space Office & Storage



Henfield Eyecare


Ovenu-Worthing Sussex Oven Cleaning

17 63



Andy Masters Painter & Decorator Ladies who Decorate

BRAZIERS GARAGE HENFIELD MOT Test £39.95 or £29.95 with full service

56 47

Mark Atkinson Decorator Trim Decorating

50 50

ACT Pest Control The Mole Man (Gogga Pest Control) Mole Trapper

55 51 54

King & Stevens Ltd


Adrian Over


A. Stenning Aquatec Aspect Plumbing & Heating Jeffery & Dunne Ltd. MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating The Plumbing & Tiling Company PST Plumbing

61 58 61 58 55 60 62

The Bull Inn Cat & Canary Pub The Fox Small Dole The Plough Rushfields Farm Shop & Cafe Singing Hills Pavilion Restaurant Stan’s Bike Shack taste...deli catering The White Hart

20 31 13 28 06 28 09 16 11







Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care

44 47

Kardinal Healthcare Personal Assistant in Henfield

41 43

Flackwoods Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

42 54 43

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage

50 45

MXT Swim School The Sussex Swim School

45 19

Chauffeur Car Service Henfield Village Cars

55 44

A & S Aerials & Satelites Aerials & More

12 58

The Plumbing & Tiling Company


The Green Reaper Jonathan Carter Tree Surgeon Liquidamber Tree Surgery Ltd. Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

57 56 52 56 56

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We Mend Washing Machines


PJ Cole Southern Limited


Fraz Window Cleaning






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