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November 2013 #88

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NOVEMBER 2013 | Contents

07 What’s on listings




from the BN5 area

26 Local interest Watching the Wildlife


32 Local interest

Fireworks and bonfires

35 Kid’s Stuff

St Peter’s School


36 Local interest

Springs Smoked Salmon

43 Charity

Magical Taxi Tour


45 Profile

Simon Thompson

47 Pet care

from Hawthorn Surgeries


63 Finance

with Nsure Financial

Editor’s LETTER

One of wildlife photographer David Plummer’s images is on our cover this month, we were really pleased when David agreed to take time from his busy schedule to talk to us at his home in Small Dole. David’s work is stunning, captured with a huge amount of patience and quite apparent love of the subject matter. With plenty of threats to the countryside surrounding Henfield his images really sum up why we need to hold on tight to our wildlife, to act as custodians for this beautiful Sussex landscape. If you love a good bonfire and firework display take a look at Sarah’s article on page 32. There’s plenty of fun to be had, lots of great displays happening throughout the week, including the great display at St Peter’s Primary, which is a big fundraiser for the school. Do come along and show your support. Remembrance will be marked in Henfield with a parade and church service as well as other events, see the Parish Council notice on page 18. There a ceremony at the Henfield Cemetery on Friday 8 November when children at St Peter’s Primary School place crosses on the graves of some of our war heroes. This is a really moving ceremony when the children get to reflect on the sacrifices made during the war, as each soldier has a statement about them read out. All are welcome to attend. Enjoy November,

64 Business

with Paul Samrah


66 Index

of advertisers

Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Mike Beardall, Richard Cohen, Gill Henshaw and Jean Whiting. Cover photograph by David Plummer courtesy of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. www.davidplummerimages. co.uk. See article on page 26. 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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NOVEMBER 2013 | What’s on

Friday 1 November

Tom Hart-Dyke talk

Red Oaks, 7.30pm

The evening is open to everyone. We really encourage anyone with an interOrganised by Henfield Garden Club. est in the festival to turn up as we’re Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& all Fri) Tickets £5 from Jasmines Florists. very interested in a broad range of For more details contact the Scheme views. Refreshments provided. Manager Carol Rawlings on 01403 226178 or 07967 054742 or carol. Learn to Sew workshop rawlings@saxonweald.com


Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

Wednesday 6

Shoreham Gallery, 10am-3.30pm

Henfield Camera Club

A one day introduction to sewing on a Henfield Hall, 7.30pm machine - lots of basic techniques for ‘How to set up an Audio Visual show’ making cushions, bags and clothes. presented by Cliff Carter who will also Bring your own machine, or use one talk about some of his recent work. of ours. £45 includes all materials and drinks, just bring a light lunch. Contact Fiona on 01903 823859 or email info@sewgirl.co.uk Contemporary Craft Fair

Saturday 2

Hurstpierpoint College (& Sun 3rd)

Designer makers of the Sussex Guild including: ceramics, furniture, glass, creative textiles, jewellery, printmaking, woodturning and woodcarving. Refreshments and free parking. £2 admission. See www.thesussexguild.co.uk

Charity Christmas Card Sale Penfold Hall, Steyning, 10am-12.30pm

Henfield Lions Club

Friday 8

Remembrance Ceremony Henfield Cemetery, 11.30am

Children from St Peter’s School will lay poppies at the graves of those Henfield residents who died in the service of their country and are buried in Henfield Cemetery. All Henfield residents warmly invited.

Saturday 9

Charities Christmas Fair George Hotel, Henfield High Street, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) Henfield Hall, 10am-1pm

Meet to discuss fundraising activities, Entry 30p. 37 charity stalls with lots consider requests for assistance and of exciting bargains. Stock up on your Christmas gifts and cards, raffles, organise social events. tombola, cakes, preserves and the usual excellent refreshments.

Thursday 7 Rhyme Time

In aid of Steyning, Bramber & Beeding Branch of Arthritis Research UK. Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am

Sunday 3

(& every Thurs)

Tuesday 5

Henfield Unattached

St Peters School PTA Bonfire Night

St Peters School, Fabians way,

Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers 5.30pm onwards Variety of stalls including candy floss, Netball Circle Dancing mulled wine, hot chocolate, hot dogs/ Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm burgers, raffle. Bonfire at 6.30pm and Henfield Leisure Centre, fireworks 7pm. Advance tickets avail(& every Sunday) 10.40am-12.10pm (& all Thurs) For more information call Edna on £5 (concessions available) with tea/ able from school office £4.50 (adults) and £3.50 (children). Tickets on the 01403 7105867. coffee included. 01273 842405. gate £5 (adults) and £4 (children).


White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs)

Sunday 10

A meeting point for those who are Remembrance Sunday now alone, and need to get out and parade and church service widen their horizons. Call 01273 Come and have fun! Still £1.50 which 495820 or drop in at our regular cof- War Memorial Cagefoot La, 9.15am The parade will leave the War Memoincludes all refreshments. fee morning at the White Hart. rial in Cagefoot Lane at 9.15am and Christmas Sale Play & Learn Together march to St Peter’s Church for the Remembrance Service at 9.45am. The Garden Room, Henfield Hall, Henfield Leisure Centre, parade will then return to the War Me10.30am-12pm 1-2.30pm (& every Thurs) morial for a short service at 10.50am Henfield Self Help Group invites ev- Come along to our new ‘Play & Learn involving all Henfield churches. All eryone to their Christmas Sale. 50p Together Sessions’ to explore play Henfield residents warmly invited. admission including hot mince pies through children’s eyes! Part of Rural and coffee. Gift stall, grand draw, Henfield, Steyning & Upper Beeding cakes and preserves. Children & Family Centres.

Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am (& every Tues inc half term)

HDC Health Walk

Monday 11

Steyning Health Ctr, 11am (& 19th)

Thursday Circle – PreChristmas Party


Garden Room, Raynor Court, 10.30am-12pm

2 miles stroll. Call Linda on 01903 Free Church Hall, 2.30pm All welcome for tea and coffee and 816865 or Lyn on 369752. David & Barbara Sayers have promised an informal talk on ‘Highlights from St us an interesting talk during the party. Barnabas 40th Anniversary’ by Tony Action for Deafness Butcher. Cameo is sponsored by the Henfield Hall, 2pm (& all 1st Tues) Crib Community Church Henfield. Call GilHearing aid maintenance clinic and lian Fletcher MBE on 07885 640524. Maidment Court, 7.30pm (& information, advice and support.

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What’s on | NOVEMBER 2013

Tuesday 12

Henfield Flower Club

Henfield Hall, 1.15pm for 2.15pm

Thursday 14

Coffee Morning

St Peter’s Church, 10.30Demonstrator David Fawcett-Ropner 11.30am (& every 2nd Thurs)

Sunday 17

Mobile electrical recycling Church Street Car Park, Steyning, 10am-3pm

with ‘Jingle all the way’. Also sale Join us in St Peters Church for fresh Bring along your old, broken or untable, raffles, plants and teas. Tickets coffee and homemade cakes. wanted electricals for recycling. £10 or £10.50 for raised seating availJohn Rutter’s Christmas able from Mrs Jean Sinclair-Young on Compositions 01273 492064. Henfield Camera Club

Friday 15

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

St Peter’s Church, 2.45pm - 3.45pm

Email woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com for more information.

Saturday 16

Henfield Camera Club Celebrates 50 years

Friday 22

Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm

St Peter’s Church, 7.30pm

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues)

Henfield History Group Free Church Hall, 8pm

‘Newhaven Fort – then and now’ by Ian Everest. All welcome. Admission £3 for non-members and members by subscription. For more information call Steve or Ruth on 494121.

Pub Quiz

White Hart, 8.30pm (and 26th)

For more detail see leaflets in the 50th Anniversary Exhibition and Reception. Church or call 01273 842405.

A warm and friendly open invitation for members of the public to view an exhibition of the clubs work in the garden room at the Henfield Village Hall. Free admission.

HDC Health Walk Cowfold, 10.30am

Benjamin Britten – A Centenary Celebration A concert of music by Benjamin Britten, given by Royal Opera stars Helen Miles (soprano) and Sidonie Winter (mezzo-soprano), accompanied by Lesley Anne Sammons (piano). Tickets £10 (£8 concessions), from Henfield Furnishings and on the door. 01273 493723.

Going East, 4 ¾ miles, flat. Dogs alHenfield Birdwatch Entry £2 a head. In aid of HART. lowed on a lead. Park at the football Teams up to six. Cash prize for win- field in the centre of the village. Call Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Jill on 01403 250511. ners. Call 492006 to reserve table. The Birds and Wildlife of Costa Rica – a talk by Mike Russell. Entrance £3.50, Turkey & Tipple Henfield Birdwatch members free.

Wednesday 13 Knit & Natter

The Health Centre, Steyning, 1pm

In aid of Steyning, Bramber and

The Lounge, Rayner Court, Beeding Branch of Arthritis Research 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds) UK. Tickets £6.50 each ( to include

Saturday 23

Friends of Steyning

turkey sandwiches, glass of wine and Grammar Winter fair a mince pie) available from Angela Steyning Grammar School, 01903 814006. Shooting Field, 10am – 4pm Film Show A great day out whatever the weather! Live music, fabulous food, outside Upper Beeding Village Hall traders, great gifts, awesome auction, For a good night out, come and watch grand draw, Santa and much more! £1 The Towers Open Morning ‘Quartet’, a delightful, entertaining admission, including free tea/coffee. The Towers Convent School, and humorous film with a starry Brit- Students/children enter for free. Lots Upper Beeding ish cast. Tickets £9.50 includes a of free parking! winterfair@sgs.uk.net For an Open Morning invitation drink and nibbles. No long drive and please email theoffice@towers.w- free parking! For tickets see www. Steyning Holistic Fair sussex.sch.uk or call 01903 812185. sussexcinema.co.uk The Steyning Centre, 10am - 4pm Entry £3 (adults), under 16’s free. 30 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.

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NOVEMBER 2013 | What’s on stands, healing space, inspirational Free Church Hall, Henfield, 2.30talks, hot food and drinks. For more 4.30pm information call 01903 816115 or see See news item for more information. www.annmarieholisticfayre.co.uk

Thursday 28

Meso Craft Fair

Southwater Village Hall, 10.30am 4Sight Day Centre, Henfield, 10.30am- 1.30pm In aid of the Mesothelioma Charitable 12pm (& every last Thurs) Trust. Christmas gifts, cakes and bakes, children’s and adults tombola, plus many more stalls to browse. Tables available for stall holders - contact Rosemary Burton on 01403 730995.

Heber Opera

St Peters Church, Henfield, 7.30pm

Two one-act operas: Holst’s Savitri; and Puccini’s Suor Angelica – see news item for more information. Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) reserved seats and £10 (£8 concessions) for non-reserved available from 01273 543709 rogerhclow@gmail.com

Chanctonbury Chorus

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

Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with professional orchestra and soloists and conducted by Sioban Denning. Tickets £12 (including refreshments) from Design, Copy, Print.

Sunday 24

Antiques Valuation

Music covering 60s, 70s, 80s organised by the BP Guild. Tickets from Jasmines or any Guild member.

ADVANCE NOTICE Sunday 1 December

Opportunity for those with sight impairments to meet and socialise with others suffering from sight problems. Occasional speakers, games, quizzes, Christmas Craft Fair plus tea and coffee. 01273 454343 or email shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk Fulking Village Hall, 11am-3pm Crafts and gifts including jewellery, Who Needs Antibiotics? pottery, mirrors, woollen gifts, cards. Henfield Medical Centre, 7.30pm Seasonal fare, plants and produce. A presentation and discussion on Tea, coffee and cakes. More stall-holdpatient Self-Care. Call 01273 492772 ers welcome, just £10 a table, contact or email ellson.ea@btinternet.com or Jen Green jengreenuk@yahoo.co.uk peter@bateshouse.freeserve.co.uk

Friday 29

St Andrew’s Day Quiz

Preston Nomads Cricket Club, Fulking, 7-30pm

Thursday 5

Christmas Starts Here! Henfield Hall, 7pm

Charity concert in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. Reserved seats £6, under 16’s £3, available from Henfield FurThis popular quiz is usually a sell- nishings from Monday 11 November. out so please book your tickets early by phoning Chris on 01273 857322. Tickets £28 per team of 4 or £7 each to include ploughmans platter. There Art & Craft Fair will be a bar and raffle. Proceeds to St The Fountain Inn Skittle Alley, Andrew’s Church, Edburton Ashurst, 11am-4pm

Sunday 8

The artists are local and include silver jewellery, ceramics, textiles, mosaics, wood turning, decoupage, handmade Someday my prints will come. An evening tiles, metalwork and glass. on prints, printing and print mounting.

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

Raffle, Dogs Trust merchandise, decorated Bonio’s for your dog and Christmas goodies. Refreshments include homemade soup, tea, coffee and mince pies. Entry £1 (adult), children and OAPs free. See www.dogstrust.org.uk for more information.

Monday 25

Henfield Hall, 7.30-11pm

Henfield Camera Club

Dogs Trust Annual Christmas Fayre

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Shoreham, 11am-1pm

by Mark Parry-Nash. 01273 493966.

A Swinging evening with Old Spice

Saturday 30

Woodcraft Society Show Henfield Hall, 9-4.30pm

Monday 9

PG Munchkins Christmas Party Methodist Church, Partridge

Competition and sale of work, all handmade in Sussex. Free admis- Green, 10am – 12pm £5 over 1 years or £3.50 under 1 sion. www.sussexwoocraft.co.uk years. Party games, Father ChristWEA Henfield Branch mas, craft tables and raffle. Call Jo on Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 2.30pm 0798 350 1027 or contact us through ‘The Hippie has a bus pass’ – a talk our Facebook page - PG Munchkins.

The Steyning Bookshop presents

An evening with Allegra McEvedy

The celebrated food writer and founder of the Leon group of restaurants talks about food, family and her new book ‘Big Table Busy Kitchen’... at The Sussex Produce Café

The Steyning Bookshop

Wednesday 20th November - 7 for 7.30pm start Tickets £25, from The Steyning Bookshop & The Sussex Produce Café, to include a 2 course meal and £10 voucher towards a book.

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Books for all the family

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NOVEMBER 2013 | News Council on preparing a Neighbourhood Plan; working with others in the community to successfully oppose a speculative planning application; and the production of a Henfield calendar of local scenes, with the net proceeds of nearly £300 going to the Youth Club. Also at the meeting, elections were held for the three Board Directors, together with volunteer members to the Management Committee. In his closing remarks Tony thanked all the volunteers for their hard work and organisations like the Parish Council for their support. He especially thanked two members who ‘TOUGH MUDDER’ MATTHEW were standing down after being on the Committee Matthew Bishop who lives and works (as a Sports since 2005, Ray Osgood and David Hayes, for their Massage Therapist) in the village contacted us re- immense contributions. cently to tell us about his fundraising exploits for BARRATT’S APPEAL LODGED Cancer Research: “My wife’s best friend has a rather aggressive form of Cancer so I have been training and The Battle was won, but now Hands off Henfield are competed in three hard events over the summer to preparing to fight the war. On 20 August Horsham help raise money: Tough Mudder (a 16k adventure District Council’s Southern Planning Committee race where you endure electric shocks and ice baths); unanimously rejected Barratts application to build The Nuts Challenge (14k adventure race in Dorking on 160 houses on a site in West End Lane. We were dea military assault course); and the Warrior Run (12k lighted that all the legwork and letter-writing had sucin Albourne). I am 40 years old and have never done ceeded but realised we had only won a battle not the anything like this in my life! We have raised nearly war. To our great disappointment on 11 September, £3,000 for Cancer Research between myself, friends Barratts lodged an Appeal to the Planning Inspectorand family who I have dragged along to compete with ate against HDC’s decision. me.” If you would like to help Matthew raise money for HDC have confirmed they will defend their decision Cancer Research please see his Just Giving webpage and we understand they will be using a legal team and expert witnesses. We have already contacted at www.justgiving.com/Matthew-Bishop1 Planning Office to offer assistance from a local HENFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP the perspective. Barratts have simply disagreed with the The Henfield Community Partnership (HCP) held its reasons for refusal and not put forward sound arguAGM on 12 September 2013. The Chairman, Tony ments. This Appeal is worth fighting against as there Jackson, in presenting the Directors’ report, highlight- were so many reasons to reject the application. ed a number of topics of particular interest from the Everyone involved will do their best and fight not only work in the year ending 31 March 2013. to stop this development from going ahead but also Describing another year of many achievements for to send a clear message that our village is not up for the community, he said that “the high spot of the year grabs. Work on the Henfield Neighbourhood plan has has to be the successful launch on 16 October 2012 begun, and we must stop this development and any of Henfield’s own community website, the Henfield further speculative development so that the Parish Hub”. The Chairman referred to the importance of Council, in consultation with the Community, can plan having a good relationship with the Parish Council and where future development in the village should be. said that “ours with Henfield Parish Council is still as Visit www.Henfieldhub.com join Hands off Henfield strong as ever, which benefits the community.” Other Facebook or email info.hoh@henfieldhub.com Add activities mentioned by Tony included: the redesign your email address to the supporters list by emailing of the information leaflet for older people and carers kennethmcintosh@live.com and keep an eye out for (Directory of Services); involvement with the Parish further updates in BN5.

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News | NOVEMBER 2013 HART THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE TEAM GETS ADDED SUPPORT HART members training for the three peaks challenge next June have received extra sponsorship. They were already being sponsored by solicitors Griffith Smith Farrington Webb, the company HART responser Anne Dewdney works for. White Hart landlord Gyles Culver is now covering the cost of hiring transport and Sean Preston of Southdown Truck and Crane is paying for the fuel. The HART team is currently looking for a transport company to supply the mini-bus (to carry 10 people) as part of the fund-raising effort. The challenge will entail climbing Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (Cumbria) and Snowdon (Wales) with 24 hours. Nadia Cowdrey, partner at Griffith Smith Farrington Webb, said: “Everyone here in the office is very proud of the work our colleague Anne Dewdney has done for HART, and when she told us she was going to meet the Three Peaks Challenge as well we were more than happy to lend our support. It’s good to see other locally-based businesses stepping in to help as well, and we have no doubt the team’s efforts will make a huge difference to the vital work of HART in and around Henfield.”

on Park Road (where Jeremy’s is now located). Then five years ago she moved the business to her home in Broomfield Road and opened The Retreat Skincare Clinic. She recently moved The Retreat to Beautiful Naturally in Hurstpierpoint. Julie said “I would like to say a really big thank you to all my loyal clients, I’ll miss them terribly. Some of them have become very good friends and hopefully I will still see them for coffee and a chat.” Laura Platt took over Julie’s business in October and is offering all Julie’s treatments; Dermalogica; laser hair removal; skin rejuvenation; non-surgical face lifts; and micro-dermabrasion. “Laura is such a lovely girl as is everybody else at Beautiful Naturally, so I’m really pleased that she is taking over from me” said Julie. We all wish Julie a very happy retirement. Sarah Butler


Star carol, angel’s carol, candlelight carol, a Christmas lullaby, shepherd’s pipe carol... just some of John Rutter’s beautiful Christmas works. Groups of dancers will gather in the Leisure Centre on Sunday 17 November to learn the dances to this music. During the afternoon, they will move into St Peter’s church for final rehearsals. If you have any experience of dance GOODBYE FROM JULIE & GRAHAM and wish to be involved call 01273 842405 or email After 12 years of keeping the ladies of Henfield beauti- brenda372@btinternet.com. Spectators are welcome ful, Julie Snelling has retired from the beauty business. to join us in the church between 2.45-3.45pm. She first opened her hair and beauty salon, Partners, Brenda Kelly

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NOVEMBER 2013 | News ed by footballing greats such as Michael Owen and Howard Webb. They then enjoyed a game played on the immaculate lawns of the Palace between two of the oldest amateur clubs in the country – Polytechnic FC and Civil Service FC. At half time, players were served refreshments by formally dressed butlers on the pitch. Paul said; “When the phone rang and a representative of the FA said I was invited to accept the award I assumed it was some sort of joke. However, an email and letter to confirm soon arrived. It was an incredible day and a real honour to meet Prince William as well as meet some very interesting people who have made a real difference to club football. My award is on behalf of the many thousands of Albion fans that have campaigned over the years, some of whom sadly are HENFIELD ALBION SUPPORTER no longer around. The day was a fitting celebration of GETS ROYAL RECOGNITION 150 years of the FA and I was incredibly proud of beLong-time Brighton and Hove Albion supporter Paul half of Brighton & Hove Albion to have been invited.” Samrah was recognised by the FA for his work for Emma Osman the club and grass roots football as part of their 150 year celebrations. Paul and his wife Belinda attended WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY NUTRIa ceremony, lunch and football match at Buckingham TIONAL THERAPY AT LOW COST? Palace in October, where Paul received his medal Are you confused about what to eat to stay well, lose from Prince William in a formal ceremony. 149 other weight or slow down the ageing process? Do you volunteers who had all played a part in supporting wonder if you need to take supplements or whether their local clubs also received medals, symbolising exotic superfoods like goji berries are worth the price? one for each year of the FA. Would you like to improve your diet and that of your Paul, who is a partner in accountancy firm Kingston family? Final-year students at the College of NaturoSmith LLP, has supported the club since a child. He pathic Medicine are now taking bookings for nutriwas a key figure in the long battle to secure plan- tional therapy student clinics at the Falmer campus ning permission for the Amex stadium at the Falmer of the University of Brighton from December. This is a site, acting as a spokesperson for the ‘homeless’ great opportunity to find out how good your diet really club. Prior to this, his detailed research uncovered is and what changes you could make to improve your damning irregularities in the Club’s accounts which health and vitality, lose any extra pounds, enhance lead to regime change facilitated by the FA. In 1997 your energy and mood, and deal with particular ailBrighton and Hove Albion were without a ground for ments in a safe and natural way. several years, with temporary residence at the Gilling- All the students have been through more than two years ham stadium. As Chair of Falmer For All, the stadium of training and have over 100 hours of clinical expericampaigning pressure group, he lobbied Parliament ence. Your consultation will be professional and thorand kept demands for a community stadium alive – ough, and will be supervised by a fully qualified nutrieven rallying Premiership managers to send flowers tional therapist, but for a fraction of the fee they would and cards one Valentine’s day to John Prescott, as a normally charge. The total cost is just £30, for which you publicity stunt to remind him of the Club’s plight. In will receive an in-depth initial consultation of about 90 2008, Paul was awarded the Football League Fan of minutes and a follow-up of around 40 minutes. Some the Year at a Sky TV awards ceremony. discounts and even a few completely free consultations Paul and Belinda enjoyed lunch at the Palace with their are available to those on low incomes or in financial fellow volunteers hosted by Prince William and attend- hardship, as the clinic only needs to cover its costs. To make a booking please call 857840 or justine@ hyp8ia.org. Places are limited so don’t leave it too late! Justine Johnstone

CHRISTMAS CHARITIES FAIR Come along to The Henfield Hall on Saturday 9 November where you will find 37 of your favourite charities, both local and national, all under one roof! As well as gifts, cards, cakes, preserves, books, chocolates and many more items, there will be good-asnew, raffles and tombola. Delicious refreshments will be on sale throughout the morning. The Fair is open from 10am until 1pm so please make a note of the date in your diary and come along to support the charities taking part and stock up on all you need for Christmas.

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News | NOVEMBER 2013 huge thank you to everyone who has supported 777’s amazing fundraising. We couldn’t carry on with our vital work without your support. Thank you and congratulations on a fantastic achievement.” To continue donating or participating with Tracey and Adrian and the 777 fundraising team for CLIC Sargent go to www.777fundraising.com Mike Beardall

CHRISTMAS STARTS HERE! HENFIELD CYCLISTS’ MARATHON EFFORTS FOR CANCER CHARITY Two Henfield cyclists completed a 235-mile series of bike rides in September to help raise more than £30,000 for CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity, as part of their 777 Fundraising campaign. Tracey Prescott and Adrian Hillman completed 75 miles off-road from London to Brighton and were joined on that trip by Sam Bremner, Tracey’s sister, Sam’s husband David Bremner, and friends Donna Stephenson and Craig Clarke. Tracey said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of other riders, spectators and sponsors in Henfield.” Adrian, who is a director of Rushfields Plant Centre at Poynings, said: “It is the encouragement and tremendous support from others taking part, and our sponsors, which has spurred us on.” Dan Powell, area fundraising manager for CLIC Sargent, said: “On behalf of all of the children and young people CLIC Sargent works with, and their families, a

On Thursday 5 December at 7pm in the Henfield Hall the Friends of St Barnabas are promoting a charity concert entitled ‘Christmas Starts Here!’. This concert is an annual showpiece of Henfield’s musical talent, in support of St. Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House. Top of the bill is local Royal Opera singer Sidonie Winter; and local band Brass Fusion, who will be accompanying the community carols. There will be contributions from other local soloists, St Peter’s School Choir and the Henfield Consort directed by Lesley Barnes. A chorus from Henfield Theatre Company will preview their January production of ‘Aladdin’. As in previous years there will be musical offerings from St Peter’s Handbells and contributions from the local clergy. The Friends of St Barnabas will be serving mulled wine and mince pies during the interval. This year reserved seating is available priced at £6 (under 16’s £3) from Henfield Furnishings from Monday 11 November. Nigel Stevens

CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN HENFIELD Henfield Carollers invite you to join them on Friday 13 December to sing for the Children’s Society at Henfield’s Spirit of Christmas Night. People of all ages, including accompanied children, are invited to join us. We have one practice for those who are available, to familiarise you with the carols we sing. Whether used to singing or not, all are welcome. We stop for a break during the evening for complimentary mince pies and mulled wine, during which time you can visit the various attractions going on that night. Most importantly, we are raising money to help children and young people in need. We meet just before 6pm in the High Street, outside the Age Concern shop (with their permission) and we will remain there for the whole of the evening, finishing shortly before 8pm. If you would like to join us for a short time, it will be easy to find us. Call Hilary on 494213 or email hilary@greenacres141.freeserve.co.uk if you would like to sing, or just turn up on the night.

GIRLGUIDING VACANCIES Due to people retiring and moving on, we need more adults for all sections of Guiding. Whether you have previous experience of Guiding or not, you can help us give amazing opportunities to young girls in Henfield. Please get in touch on 01273 494470 or register at www.girlguiding.org.uk - click on ‘get involved’. We also have a few child spaces in Rainbows, so if your daughter is five or six and wants to have fun, make new friends and start her journey within the largest female organisation in the world, register her now at the above website.

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HENFIELD JOGGERS SEVEN STILES On a cool and overcast, but fortunately dry, September day a combined field of over 320 runners successfully completed the Junior and Senior races in this annual event. Congratulations to Rupert Guiel of ARunners, and Neave Scott of Haywards Heath Harriers, who were first male and first female across the line for the Junior race, completing the one mile course in 6:15 and 6:22 respectively! The Senior race is a 4 mile route starting from the Leisure Centre and going out along the River Adur before returning to the Centre, with a certain number of stiles along the way (hence the name). It was won by Max Pickard of Phoenix AC in 22:27, with Angela Carpenter of Chichester Runners the first female in 27:30. Special inspiration came from Louise Simpson, a blind runner who travelled all the way from Southend to take part, and completed the course in partnership with Terry Smith of Henfield Joggers. Louise provides

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further inspiration as we found out afterwards that she is actually a double Paralympian, having represented Team GB at Goalball in both the Sydney and London 2012 Paralympics! Many thanks to Simon and all the Leisure Centre staff who helped out on the day, and of course to Mark Skilton (Race Organiser) and Gayle Williams (Race Secretary), Chris Bradfield (Official Timer) and all the Henfield Joggers who helped out, and not forgetting Terry Bourne who came back to provide invaluable help on the day, with his years of experience in organising this race. Finally, a huge thank you to Sara Knight, who has coordinated the Results for many years, stuck away in the Leisure Centre office far away from everyone – this was her final time of undertaking this role and we all owe her a huge debt – what will we do next year Sara?! More information and photographs can be found at www.henfieldjoggers.co.uk Paul Crowe

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ALFIE’S SUCCESS CONTINUES In April this year we featured local boy Alfie Hutton who is a rising star in the golfing world. Alfie went on to have a fantastic season and proud mum Zara sent us an update on his results. In the US Kids in Scotland he came tied ninth; He won a qualifier which qualified for St Andrews and at the final he came tied third; At the World Kids in Portugal he won the nett and came second in the gross which was also shown on Sky Sports in August; He came third in the county under 12’s; He won a Lee Westwood tour event, came second in one and third in two. Alfie has also just been selected into the county level 1 under 14’s performance academy and he has got his handicap down to 17. Well done Alfie!

HENFIELD CAMERA CLUB CELEBRATES 50 YEARS On Friday 15 November Henfield Camera Club will celebrate it’s 50th birthday with a special reception and exhibition for current and past members. The club looks forward to sharing with guests our photography and information about the club’s history and current programme. This event is by invitation only and the club would be pleased to hear from past members and those who have historical information about the club. To request an invitation please contact David Barrett by email: david.smalldole@btinternet.com There will also be a warm and friendly open invitation for members of the public to view an exhibition of the clubs work on Saturday 16 November between 10am and 12pm in the garden room at the Henfield Village Hall. Admission free. Janet Cox

KNIT AND NATTER For the first year we will be having a stall at the Charities Christmas fair in the Village Hall on Saturday 9 November. All our proceeds will be going to Link to Hope (formerly Link Romania) who send out the Christmas Shoeboxes to Eastern Europe. Throughout the year they work in kindergartens and soup kitchens supporting the poorest communities. They are based in Worthing and every penny donated to them is used directly in their projects. All administration costs are covered by the income from their charity shops in the Worthing area. We have been busy knitting a variety of gifts from dolls clothes and small toys to cushions. Please come and find us the Garden Room and help to support their work.

Remembrance Ceremonies in Henfield will be take place on the Friday 8, Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November. On Friday 8 November at 11.30am children from St Peter’s School will lay poppies at the graves of those Henfield residents who died in the service of their country and are buried in Henfield Cemetery . On Sunday 10 November the annual parade and church service will take place. The parade will leave the War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane at 9.15am and march to St Peter’s Church where the annual Remembrance Service, commencing at 9.45am will be held. The parade, led by the Brighton and Hove City Brass Band will then return to the War Memorial where a short service of remembrance starting at 10.50am and involving all Henfield churches will take place. On Monday 11 November there will be a short ceremony at the War Memorial at 11.00am. Henfield residents are warmly invited to all of these events. On Sunday 10 November Henfield High Street, between Golden Square and Church Street will be closed between 9.15-9.30am and 10.30-11.30am. There will also be some short delays in Church Street while the parade passes. Diversions via Nep Town Road, Broomfield Road and Upper Station Road will be signposted. Vacancy on Henfield Parish Council - As a bye election to fill this vacancy has not been called, Council will proceed on 3 December to fill the vacancy by co-option. If you wish to apply to be co-opted your written application should be sent to Philip Hill, Clerk of Henfield Parish Council, The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB, to arrive no later than 20 November 2013. Applicants are invited to indicate what they feel they can ‘bring’ to the Parish Council and any present or past involvement with the life of Henfield. If you want to find out more about what is involved in being a Henfield Parish Councillor please contact Philip on 492507 for an informal meeting. Donations to local groups/organisations - Each year Henfield Parish Council sets aside a small sum of money to provide grants to local groups or groups/ charities operating within Henfield Parish. Applications must be in writing to Henfield Parish Council (address above) and where possible accompanied by a copy of the last full years accounts. The application should indicate how the grant would be used and be received by no later than 6 December.

ANTIQUES VALUATION Bring your treasured possessions, family heirlooms or antiques for expert valuation by Mr Clifford Lansberry of Gorringes of Lewes at the Free Church Hall, Henfield on Monday 25 November from 2.30-4.30pm. The auctioneer, at the event organised by the Henfield Conservative Party, will talk about antiques and you are invited to bring jewellery, objects d’art, old books or photographs of large items for expert valuation (in private if you desire). Valuation fee will be two items for the price of one at £5. There will also be a book stall in aid of the Dog Trust based in Shoreham. Everyone is invited. Tickets at £5 are available from Jasmines in the High Street which includes afternoon tea. For more information contact Arun on 01273 495910.

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HENFIELD DENTAL SURGERY NEWS Henfield Dental Surgery is a friendly family practice, providing gentle and caring dentistry in a relaxed environment. We have some new and exciting changes, with several new dentists working for us. Sunita is our charming new dentist who is always happy to support and offer dental advice, especially to nervous patients. Adeel is passionate about dentistry and his main areas of interest are cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He is a keen swimmer and photographer in his spare time. Naj has been practising dentistry for more than 14 years and has a particular interest in dental implants and sedation. He understands dental anxiety and makes nervous patients feel at ease through his calm and relaxed approach. We have also welcomed Amit to our practice. He is a very experienced dentist with special interest in root canal treatments and cosmetic braces. Our practice is constantly expanding and recently became a training facility for newly qualified dentists – our trainee Suyin Geddes is accepting patients in a

newly fitted surgery in the practice. Our new dental membership plan has proved a great success, as it helps our patients to spread the costs of important routine treatment, and it includes a 30% discount on private dental fees (excluding hygienist fees). We have a brand new website, www.henfielddental. co.uk and we can also be found on Facebook. We are now able to give our patients reminders by text or by email, which really makes a difference to so many of our patients. Please call the surgery on 01273 492228.

HENFIELD & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB Henfield Lions club will be celebrating their 20th birthday on 16 November, and as the founder member I would like to say how extremely proud I am of what we have achieved in this time. I would like to thank all the members for their time and effort. Our race nights have raised thousands of pounds for local charities including, British Heart Foundation, The Guides, Henfield Youth Club, Henfield Leisure Centre and lots more. I was very proud of our collection for the Asia Tsunami - in three hours we raised £1,500 all of which went to the lions club of Colombo in Sri Lanka to help with reconstruction and relief work. We have helped children to have fun at Christmas, sent children on school holidays, paid for emergency telephones, household equipment and a lot more. I have also done an abseil for 4sight and raised £1,300 for this good cause. At the moment the Lions of the south-east are paying for

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News | NOVEMBER 2013 to sell. Please label the yummy creations you have made and in particular if it is sugar-free/gluten-free/ wheat-free/vegetarian/vegan etc. Donations can be brought to the surgery on Friday 8 November or can be dropped off early morning at the hall on the 9 November. For more information please contact Elizabeth Ross-Talbot 01273 495436 or 07795101881. Take part in Henfields Treasure Box Quiz this half term Ten Henfield Treasure Boxes will be on display in the Library over the school half-term in the last week of October. Each of the boxes has been supported by a local business and tells a fascinating local story. Children and families are invited to take part in a quiz relating to the different treasures, and to track down FEELING FRUITY WITH FRIENDS the answers by reading about each of them. Quiz will OF HENFIELD MEDICAL PRACTICE sheets will be freely available in the Library. The quiz It’s that time of year again. Help us prepare for the closes on Saturday 2 November. Charities Christmas fair on 9 November. We need CIRCLE DANCING IN HENFIELD you all to have ‘fun with fruit’ and get cooking, baking and creating delicious goodies for us to sell. In pre- If you come along to the Henfield Leisure Centre on vious years the Friends of Henfield Medical Practice a Thursday morning from 10.40am to 12.10pm you stall has offered puddings and pies to raise money for will find a very friendly group dancing in Circles, Spimuch needed equipment at the surgery. This year we rals and Lines to stunning Israeli, Greek, Russian and hope to emphasize the benefits of using fruit and veg- Rumanian music. This is the kindest and most joyful etable in the goodies we offer… smoothies, purees, form of exercise for both body and mind and you do compotes, vegetable crumbles or gratins, fruit bis- not need a partner to join in. Come along for a session cuits and brownies, fruit jellies, mincemeat tarts etc. to see if you would like to join our group. Each session costs £5 with tea or coffee included afterwards. So with all those apples, pears, blackberries and For more information please contact Brenda Kelly on plums overloading your freezer why not contrib- 01273 842405. ute something delicious and healthy this year for us the Air Ambulance night-flying equipment (£25,000) which should benefit all. Lions Club International are also working with Bill Gates on eradicating measles, so as you can see we are busy little bees. If you think you would like to join us then come along to the George Hotel, Henfield High Street on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm - you will be very welcome. Alternatively call David Pryor on 01273 494442. Once again I would like to thank Henfield Lions for all their contributions over the years and of course all the people of Henfield and surrounding areas for their support. Peter Holman, Founder Member

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NOVEMBER 2013 | News year including, at the higher level, qualifications in Dementia and End of Life Care, as well as Coaching and Trainer qualifications. We handed out 12 qualifications last month and, for a small company, we are very proud of our achievers. We also have another six currently working towards their next set of qualifications sometimes I cannot keep pace with them! Jennie Morrison-Cowan

SILVER YOUTH BAND RAISES FUNDS FOR ST BARNABAS CHERISH CARE What a fabulous year we have had with a hardworking and committed team! The Inspector from the Care Quality Commission arrived last month on an unannounced visit and he highly commended the management support for our superb team. He praised us for the opportunity we have given to staff to achieve higher qualifications and for the career opportunities this has created. He also praised us for the feedback from our clients and families who said we go beyond and above requirements and how dedicated everyone was to making a difference to someone’s life. As you can imagine we feel extremely pleased with this result as we have always maintained the highest standards with the Inspector and his comment as he was leaving was “What a lovely atmosphere in this place you can tell how happy everyone is.” The staff have achieved some excellent results this

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Patcham Silver Youth Band helped Henfield Friends of St. Barnabas raise almost £150 with a concert at the Free Church in the High Street. Musical director Sandra Clinton led the band in a medley of numbers, from the James Bond theme to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and rousing hymns and show tunes. The band, with members ranging from ages eight to 17, was cheered by a generous Saturday afternoon audience. Fred McComas, Henfield Friends of St. Barnabas event organiser, said: “It was a great afternoon and the music was fantastic from such young performers.” Sandra said: “I think people are surprised that young musicians can be so disciplined when it comes to performing difficult numbers in public.” Patcham Silver Youth Band is looking for new members. In the last year they have performed at fetes, formal concerts and during the Henfield Gardens and Arts festival. In February they won the ensemble prize at the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association Quartets and Ensembles competition. If you know a youngster interested in learning and performing, contact Sandra on 07803 605516 or visit www.patchamsilverband.co.uk

HENFIELD GEARS-UP FOR CHRISTMAS IN HIGH STREET Henfield is gearing up for the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ event in the High Street on Friday 13 December from 4-8pm. There will be fairground rides for young children, carol singers, charity stalls, Father Christmas and his sleigh (BP Guild) and shops offering nibbles and drinks to customers. Henfield Enterprise (the Chamber of Trade and Commerce) is expecting traders will pour all their efforts into Christmas attractions, special offers and glorious window displays (this year’s theme is Coronation Year 1953 Christmas). Henfield Youth Club will have a base for Santa’s Grotto in the bus shelter and lucky children will get to meet the great man himself – and collect a gift.

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News | NOVEMBER 2013 Mike Beardall, chairman of Henfield Enterprise, said: “Henfield is the place to do all your shopping for the festive period – shop local and stay local is our mantra.” Tony Jackson, chairman of Henfield Community Partnership, said: “We have great community spirit in Henfield and this is the time of year which proves what great facilities and shops we have. Henfield is out to show that it can compete with the best when it comes to providing something for everyone.”

HAWTHORN VETS WINNERS Congratulations to Alfie the cat and Digby the dog who are the winners of the Hawthorn Vets Facebook competition! With over 90 entries, there was quite a contest. Both Alfie and Digby were worthy winners with the most ‘likes’ in the cat and dog categories. The prize is a free booster vaccination and the ‘honour’ of their pictures appearing on the Hawthorn Vets vaccine reminders for the next year! To view the other entries simply visit www.facebook.com/hawthornvets Jonathan Underwood, Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries


We would like to say a very big thank you to all those who came to our Coffee and Cake day on Saturday 14 September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We raised a truly amazing £1,520 for this wonderful charity! We would also like to say thank you to the local businesses who very generously donated raffle prizes: A E Adams; Coles; Pinks; The Plough; The CHANCTONBURY CHORUS Bull; Dark Star Brewery; Jeremy’s; Natasha’s; CornerThe Chanctonbury Chorus will be giving a concert weighs; Truffles; Hamfelds; Holistic Angel; and Mary on Saturday 23 November at 7.30pm in St Andrew Matthews Handmade amongst others! and St Cuthman’s Chuch, Steyning. The choir will be Derrie Fletcher and Mary Jones singing Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with professional orchestra and SWINGING WITH OLD SPICE soloists and conducted by Sioban Denning. Tickets A swinging evening dancing to music covering the £12 (to include refreshments after the concert) and 60s, 70s and 80s on 30 November in the Henfield are available from Design, Copy Print (Henfield) . Hall. Yes, The BP Guild are pleased to announce they are bringing Old Spice to Henfield. Old Spice have an amazing repertoire and cover music from the 60s through to the 80s so a lively evening with music for everyone. Tickets are £10 each and nibbles will be provided buy the Guild, starting at 7.30 and finishing at 11pm. Tickets from Jasmines in the High Street or any Guild member you know. Andy Manuel

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STEYNING, BRAMBER & BEEDING BRANCH ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK Do you suffer from Arthritis or Rheumatism? Do you know someone who does? So many people of all ages suffer from arthritic disease. We need to find a cure for all this suffering and you can help. Some dates for your Diary: the Charity Christmas Card Sale will take place at The Penfold Hall from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday 2 November. The ‘Turkey & Tipple’ will take place at the health Centre in Steyning on Saturday 16 November at 1pm. Tickets are £6.50 each (to include turkey sandwiches, glass of wine and a mince pie) and are available from Angela on 01903 814006 or Maggie on 01273 492256. Please lend your support to your local branch of Arthritis Research UK. There is no help from the Government for Arthritis Research so the necessary funds have to be raised from public subscription. If you wish to become a member of Arthritis Research UK (Annual subscription £5) please contact Angela Baker on 01903 814006. We need some new members for the Organising Committee, if you are interested please ring Maggie on 01273 492256. Maggie Blake, Chairman

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PINKS CELEBRATE IN STYLE On Friday 6 of September Pinks of Henfield held a birthday celebration to mark the first year of our business. A great time was had by all that came and we would like to thank our customers and staff who have helped make our first year successful and enjoyable. All proceeds from the evening went to HART who do an amazing job in and around the village. We look forward to seeing you all soon at the salon. Alison and Donna

WHO NEEDS ANTIBIOTICS? Join us on Thursday 28 November at 7.30pm in the Henfield Medical Centre, when the Practice SelfCare champion, Fiona Ordidge, together with doctors and triage nurses, will be leading a presentation and discussion on patient Self-Care. As space is limited, please book your place in advance if possible by

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WINEHAM AND SHERMANBURY PLAN (W.A.S.P) Shermanbury and Wineham are entering into a new era for planning with the Government placing an emphasis on planning at the local level because it believes that local people have a better understanding of local needs and how they can be met. A key component of the new approach to planning is the Neighbourhood Plan. This requires local communities to come together to shape the future of their area at time when there is pressure for the development of new homes in the South East of England. Mayfield, however implausibly, propose to engulf Wineham in a new huge market town. Neighbourhood Plans provide a great opportunity for you to have more influence on how Shermanbury Parish will change over time. Your local knowledge, and your sense of what needs to be protected and what needs to change, can really make a difference. Together we can reach a broad consensus on the objectives, key issues and desired outcomes for inclusion in our Plan which we have called W.A.S.P -Wineham and Shermanbury Plan. Typical things that a Neighbourhood Plan might include are: - The identification of important local green spaces, important buildings and historic assets which need protection. - The identification of housing needs within the Parish. (Including affordable housing that is not for sale on the open market) and where any development might best be built and the most appropriate design to be used. - Transport and access (including issues around roads, cycling, footpaths, bridleways and access for disabled people). - Issues which will assist local business flourish and new business become established - The potential to encourage the development of community facilities within the Parish. To accomplish this we will need the help of each and every resident of Shermanbury Parish to respond to our need for opinions on what is needed, what must remain the same and what must change over the next 15 years in the Parish. We will also welcome additional members with relevant skill sets to the planning team to assist us complete the task. Contact us directly at wasp.np@live.co.uk or visit our website at www.shermanburyparishcouncil.co.uk

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Served with sausagemeat and chestnut stuffing, chipolatas in bacon, home-made cranberry sauce, roast potatoes with rosemary and seasonal vegetables

Fish Pie Of Salmon, King Prawns & Haddock In A White Wine Cream Sauce with spinach, mushrooms and topped with puff pastry Served with buttered new potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Grilled Pork Steak with Glazed Pear Fennel Sauce

Served with roasted potatoes with rosemary and seasonal vegetables

Saffron & Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil Finished with parmesan shavings


Traditional Christmas Pudding Served with brandy custard

Warm Apple & Sultana Strudel Served with vanilla ice-cream

Dark Chocolate & Grand Marnier Torte Served with orange marmalade

All menu options are followed by Mince Pie & Coffee or Tea

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Watching the Wildlife

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t’s rare to meet someone whose childhood passion becomes their career – much less consumes their life to the extent that they live and breathe their ‘job’. David Plummer is such a person. He is a talented professional wildlife photographer and for David the wildlife comes first, and the photography second. We came across David when we published an article in BN5 about Henfield Birdwatch in September, David kindly allowed us to use his stunning image of a goldfinch perched on a teasel for our cover. We received many comments about this cover and thought it would be interesting to find out more about the man behind the lens. David works closely with The Sussex Wildlife Trust based at Woods Mill, he uses their sanctuaries to photograph many of his images and also runs some of his photography courses through the Trust. David’s garden in Small Dole backs out onto fields with views to Truleigh Hill. It’s a short and pleasant walk across the fields to the reserve, possibly the most stress-free commute to work in the world! The garden is as wild as David’s photography, there are no immaculately pruned borders or bowling-green lawns, but it is a beautiful, natural garden. The grass grows long with many species encouraged for their potential as food for insects and butterflies. There are large native trees in neighbouring gardens giving shelter to myriads of birds and insects and a hole in the fence has deliberately been left wide for one of David’s nocturnal visitors – a badger. Badger watching is one of the courses available through Sussex Wildlife and David takes great pleasure in studying them. He runs courses at Woods Mill, at his own woodland Scrag Copse and also, for those who want to stay warm with a nice cup of tea, from his own back garden. Watchers can sit in his conservatory and wait in the warm until the heavily camouflaged visitor shuffles through the night towards them. “It’s interesting how many people have only ever seen one of these beautiful creatures dead at the side of the road. We often have children come to badgerwatch here, it’s great to see their reactions. I do think that allowing children to get up close to our native wildlife is the best way of instilling a love of their own countryside. After all, they are the future custodians of our wildlife.” David fell in love with nature as a child. One of his first memories was playing with woodlice and being enthralled with their armour-like bodies. He loved to watch the stealth-like movements of the family cat, I wonder if he could have guessed that he would be

capturing the similar but rather more rare beauty of wild cheetahs in the Masai Mara with his camera one day. In 2007 David bought an area of woodland near Gatwick Airport called Scrag Copse. He has spent many hours there, in his purpose-built hides, watching the wildlife. It has allowed him to literally live his job – often staying out all night with tawny owls and barn owls. Although the woodland is just two miles from the airport it feels like another world of peace and tranquility. He has built owl boxes to encourage more nesting and is always captivated by the variety of species that visit. Sometimes a shot, which takes a split second to capture, will have taken six weeks to ‘set up’ with the right positioning, watching and props. David is an incredibly talented and intuitive photographer. He started out, encouraged by his uncle David, with very basic equipment photographing bluetits behind a sheet with a hole in it. Seeing this as a way to stay close to his favourite subject, David continued his craft and today he photographs with the very latest digital equipment. “Technology has moved at such a pace it has brought incredibly high quality photography equipment within the price reach of amateur photographers. This has allowed people to pursue wildlife photography and I take great pleasure in teaching them, capturing our wildlife here in Sussex but also on safaris all over the world.” David leads small groups of photographers and enthusiasts to visit wild and wonderful places like The Galapagos Islands, Rwanda to photograph mountain gorillas, Brazil, India and The Masai Mara to capture the big cats as well as European tours to photograph birds. These tours are small and unique; David is encyclopedic in his knowledge and takes pleasure in explaining fascinating facts as he teaches. David sees a bright future for our wildlife, if we can continue to protect their habitats. He can see many young people who are really interested in birds, which was definitely not ‘cool’ when he was young. The Sussex Wildlife Trust is encouraging young people to protect wildlife and become stewards of the Sussex countryside. David’s enthusiasm for our beautiful countryside and its wildlife is contagious and the beautiful images he takes shows us just why our role as custodians is so important.

If you are interested in any of David’s wildlife photography courses see www.davidplummerimages.co.uk or go to www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk Emma Osman

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Based in Albourne supporting Henfield and surrounding areas

Your local family homecare company, providing the highest standard of care in peoples’ own homes for over eight years. Our highly qualified team are committed to making a positive difference to your life, ensuring you remain part of the community. We guarantee you dignity and respect whilst helping you to carry on with those things that are important to you. Working closely with you, your family and other people who care about your health and well-being to give you peace of mind. You can read our Care Quality Commission inspection report at www.cqc.org.uk We offer: • Friendship and laughter • Help with everyday living and personal care • Family support through respite visits and advice • Social outings and help with appointments • Local staff ensuring reliability. • Flexibility (because we know plans can change) • Choice in how you want things done Your local family business delivering family values - we provide a service that exceeds all expectations - so our clients tell us.

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Fire safety in the workplace Did you know that all business organisations, large or small, have a legal requirement to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date under the Fire Safety Order? The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, or let self-catering property. Fortunately, local company MK Fire Training and Beacon Fire Safety are on hand to help, wherever you or your company are based.

“I would also like to say that we are very pleased with the online system and it is a big improvement from the previous paperwork system. It has been particularly useful to have the addition of photographs and the building plan and has made it much easier to see what actions are still outstanding at a glance.” SOFIA ALLANA, ISLINGTON COUNCIL, AUGUST 2013

“Following the great training sessions on the Friday, one of staff got to put it into operation a few days later… The Fire Brigade were extremely grateful… So thank you very much, we got to put your training to good-use straight away!” CECILIA, DRUMCONNER CARE HOME, JULY 2012

“I would just like to extend my thanks for the training provided. I have had reports that the course was well presented and that he was able to keep the groups interest with active participation techniques. The time I spent on the training course was very enjoyable and I would certainly request his services again in future.” WILLEM LEWIS, ISLINGTON COUNCIL, AUGUST 2013

“We were very impressed with your training, the people on the course said that your detailed knowledge and the practical session was the best they have had, and helped them understand the concept of putting out a fire.” TIM WHEELER, WHEELBASE, JULY 2011

Michael and Deborah Clifford have been running MK Fire Training for 11 years and Beacon Fire Safety for five years. Based in Small Dole the couple have a wealth of knowledge and expertise between them. Michael served with the Royal Navy for 25 years where he was responsible for the fire safety management of a large naval base amongst other roles. He holds an honours degree in Fire Engineering, is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a IFE registered Fire Risk Assessor. Deborah’s background is in Business Administration with particular experience in the financial services and training sectors. She holds an honours degree in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management. Together with their national network of fully qualified assessors and trainers they offer fire safety consultancy and training around the UK. Beacon Fire Safety is the consultancy side of the business and they can assist you in meeting your obligations under the Fire Safety Order by providing a fire risk assessment for your premises. Using competent 3rd party BAFE accredited companies such as Beacon Fire Safety to carry out your fire risk assessment makes the task less time consuming, more accurate and less costly in the long run for your organisation. The risk assessments can either be paper based or on-line. The on-line system is designed to offer immediate updates to the risk assessment once actions have been completed and provides timely reminders of when tests/ reviews are due (which is ideal for companies with many sites or buildings). All risk assessments are carried out by qualified risk assessors and validated by Michael. Beacon Fire Safety work with a wide range of organisations both in the public sector (schools, universities, local authorities and the NHS) and the private sector (offices, hotels, department stores, distribution centres, sports stadia and factories) and they also offer fire safety advice and fire engineering solutions. MK Fire Training is the training side of the business and they offer a range of fire safety courses including: Fire Extinguisher Training; Basic Fire Safety Awareness; Fire Warden and Fire Marshal Training; Stadium Fire Safety; and Construction Fire Safety. All courses are delivered by experienced fire safety professionals who are qualified trainers and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) cleared. Not just limited to fire safety, MK Fire Training offers other health & safety and GP surgery courses. They have a range of general and specific first aid training courses including: one day Emergency First Aid at Work; three day First Aid at Work; two day First Aid at Work Re-qualification; two day Paediatric First Aid; and one day AED & CPR Training. And to assist you in complying with the Moving and Handling Regulations (1992), MK Fire Training also offer certified training in Moving and Handling and Patient Moving and Handling. Flexibility is a key part of MK Fire Training. All courses can be delivered onsite at times convenient to you and courses can be adapted to match your policies and procedures. They deliver weekend and evening courses at no extra charge and additionally some of the fire safety and first aid courses are offered on an open basis in Burgess Hill.

To find out more about how Beacon Fire Safety and MK Fire Training can help you ‘learn not burn’ call 0845 230 7744 or see www.beaconfiresafety.co.uk

Local interest | NOVEMBER 2013

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER… Remember, remember the fifth of November…


unpowder, treason and plot. Guy Fawkes may have failed in his dastardly plot to blow up the houses of parliament, but he certainly made his mark on history. Every year around the country we celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot with bonfires and fireworks galore. Whilst it’s fun to (safely) set off a few fireworks in your back garden, a well organised fireworks display gives you so many more bangs for your buck! Here are just a few of the local displays taking place this November.

not for the fainthearted. There are six different bonfire societies who celebrate the evening in different parts of the town, each with their own processions (complete with blazing torches and burning barrels of tar), costumes, fireworks and bonfire sites. Up to 80,000 people attend the celebrations from far and wide. If you do want to visit, public transport or taxi is your best bet as the roads in and around Lewes are closed from early afternoon onwards. For more information see www.lewesbonfirecelebrations.com

Cowfold Fireworks & BBQ – Saturday 2 November Jolesfield primary School – Friday 8 November The Cowfold Village Firework Display and BBQ, organised by St Peter’s Church, takes place on Cowfold Playing Fields on Saturday 2 November. The evening starts at 6.30pm and the firework display starts at 7.30pm. As well as the BBQ there will be a bar, mulled wine, hot Ribena and fairy cakes. The traditional Carved Pumpkin Lantern competition will cost 50 pence per category to enter and the categories are: 9 and under; 10 and over; adult; and scariest/ funniest. This year they need more adult entries so brush-up your carving skills and get practising! There is no charge for this fabulous community event, but please do give generously when the donation buckets go round.

The Jolesfield School Association (JSA) are organising their annual bonfire evening and fireworks display on Friday 8 November at the School. The gates will open at 6pm and the firework display will start at 7pm. There will also be a licensed bar and BBQ, a children’s fun fair and fluorescent accessories on sale. Tickets are available from the school office in advance priced £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for children, or £12 for a family (two adults and two children). Adult and children tickets will also be available on the gate for £5 and £3 respectively. This excellent event is to raise funds for a digital projector and screen for the school hall.

Lewes Bonfire Night – Tuesday 5 November

St Peter’s Primary School, Henfield – Saturday 9 November

Bonfire night is BIG in Lewes! The Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations is the biggest bonfire event in the country and it has been described as “a head-on collision of Halloween and Mardi Gras”. As well as marking the failed Gunpowder Plot it also commemorates the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs from the town burnt at the stake for their faith. It’s certainly

St Peters School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in Henfield will be holding their bonfire night and professional firework display at the school on Saturday 9 November. This is a lovely evening and a big fundraiser for the PTA - all profit from the evening will be spent on the school’s ‘wish list’. The gates will open at 5.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the

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fireworks will start from 7pm onwards. There will be a variety of stalls selling refreshments including candy floss, mulled wine, hot chocolate, hot dogs and burgers. There will also be a raffle a fun competition on the night – details to be confirmed nearer the time! Tickets are only £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children (pre- tance so that there are good views from the beach school children free) if bought in advance from the and roads. Many of the surrounding roads will be school office, or £5 and £4 respectively on the gate. closed but there are car parks at Beach Green and at Widewater Lagoon as well as a free bus running beShoreham Beach Family Bonfire Fireworks – tween Shoreham Town and Shoreham Beach. There Saturday 9 November is no charge for entry but please give generously in The Shoreham Beach bonfire celebrations are started one of the organisers many collecting buckets - as a with a procession led by the Beach Bateria Samba community event it can only go ahead with your supBand. As well as fireworks and a bonfire Heart FM will port. For more information see www.shorehambonbe doing children’s face painting, there will be chil- fire.co.uk dren’s rides as well as food and hot drinks for sale. Sarah Butler The Bonfire will be on the beach and lit at about 7pm. The firework display will take place from a safe dis- Photograph courtesy of Richard Penning.

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an you remember your first day at school? For many of us, this is still a vivid memory and can often feel like the beginning of our childhood. At St. Peter’s we want to make sure starting school is a happy and positive experience, and as part of this plan, we would like to invite you as parents to visit us during our open week from 11th November. To make a convenient appointment, all you need to do is to email the school office at office@st-peters-henfield.w-sussex.sch. uk or telephone on 01273 492447 Before you visit you might like to find out more about us on our website (www.st-petershenfield.w-sussex.sch.uk) but to give you a flavour of our school community here are a few headlines : • St Peter’s is the only primary school in the locality and has served the village for over a hundred and forty years. • The school has been on its current premises in Fabians Way since 1957, but has undergone many exciting building projects and refurbishments since that time. • We benefit from being a two form entry all through school with two parallel single age group classes for each year. • Our children are a credit to us and we like to think they leave St. Peter’s as confident, well rounded and respectful young adults, fully equipped to meet the challenge of the modern world. • The staff are fantastic. There is real energy, commitment and professionalism around the school with just the right blend of creativity and study.

But don’t take my word for it! If you have a child eligible for school next September, contact us and make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you. Nick Phillips HEADTEACHER

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early fifty years ago in 1964 Geoffrey and Josephine Harris started a smoked salmon business in Edburton as a side-line to their farming. Little did they know they were creating a successful and lasting family business. It was Josephine’s father, Richard Pinney, who gave them the idea of setting up the business. Richard was running a successful smoked salmon business in Orford in Suffolk with his own design of smoker. Geoffrey and Josephine took their three young boys, Richard, David and Martin, on holiday to Orford to learn how to build and operate the smoker. When they got back to Edburton they built their own smoker in the Old Forge building and experimented smoking their first box of salmon over oak logs until they achieved the perfect flavour and texture. The plan was to supply the local catering trade and Geoffrey took their first two smoked salmon sides up to Stroods Hotel in Sayers Common (where the Friday Ad building now stands). The owner tasted it and immediately bought both sides and placed an order for more. Springs Smoked Salmon was born!

The business went from strength to strength. By 1971, Springs Smoked Salmon was doing so well that Geoffrey and Josephine sold their farm in Findon to concentrate on the smoking business. As well as supplying the local catering trade, they also made deliveries to private houses in Brighton, Hove and Worthing. Springs Smoked Salmon were also part of the 1970’s explosion in airline travel, supplying British Airways, British Caledonian and Israel Airlines (as well as airline caterers such as Marriots, Dobbs and Trust House Forte) with smoked salmon for in-flight meals. There was a serious setback in the 1970’s when a fire destroyed part of the business. But by quickly building a provisional smoker and by moving the fish-preparation back into the family kitchen in the short term, the setback was only temporary. The Springs Smoked Salmon shop evolved over time. Customers who had missed their delivery used to call into the Old Forge to pick up their salmon and they began requesting other smoked items. As the range of stock was increased it was eventually decided to move the smokers out to the back and convert the

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NOVEMBER 2013 | Local interest Old Forge into a shop. After working in the family business for many years, Geoffrey and Josephine’s eldest son Richard emigrated to Australia in 1989 to set up his own successful smoked fish business. Geoffrey and Josephine retired from the business in 1990 at which point their two younger sons, David and Martin, took over. All the smoking still takes place on the premises and the smokers operating today are the original design from Josephine’s father. There are two different smokers: cold smoking (for the salmon, cod roe, haddock and kippers) and hot smoking (for the trout and mackerel). The design of the smokers remains a closely guarded family secret and the only modification over the years has been the addition of a fan to ensure the smoke is evenly distributed.

as well as a few private houses in Brighton, Hove and Worthing. Entering the shop today is like entering an Aladdin’s cave: they have a vast array of fresh and frozen fish, seafood, poultry and game on offer, as well as an enormous range of delicious starters, quiches, pies and desserts. If you are planning a party or celebration, there is no better place to go than Springs Smoked Salmon! Sarah Butler

Today Springs Smoked Salmon supplies numerous pubs, restaurants and garden centres throughout the south of England,


Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you. Opening: Monday - Friday: 8.30am-5pm, Saturday: 8am-12pm

www.springsmokedsalmon.co.uk Edburton, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LN - 01273 857338 01273 494002

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NOVEMBER 2013 | Charity

Magical Taxi Tour


he generosity of our local community never ceases to amaze us here at BN5 magazine. The Magical Taxi Tour is a unique annual charity event which takes over 200 children, suffering from a range of chronic debilitating illnesses and life limiting conditions, on a three-day trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Resort Paris in a fleet of black London cabs. Local resident Gill Henshaw helped make this year’s trip happen Here’s looking forward to next year – so be careful and she in turn was helped by the ladies of Henfield’s ladies I may be asking you for help again! To find out more about the Magical Taxi Tour and how you can Knit and Natter group. Here are their reports:

“I have just returned from London and the Big Breakfast Send-Off for the Magical Taxi Tour to Disneyland Paris. The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers have been doing this trip for the past 20 years and have to raise almost £140,000 every year to cover the cost of the three days. Over 100 London Taxis set off this morning from Canary Wharf in London to travel to Dover with some very sick children to give them a break from the hospital environment and treatment. One parent and one sibling are allowed to travel with them and the taxi drivers, and carers give their time for free. They are accompanied by doctors, nurses, ambulances, police escorts both from the UK and France, AA support vehicle and a back-up taxi just in case there is a breakdown. I am now a member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, because my late Father was a Hackney Carriage driver in London. Wanting to get involved with this wonderful charity event, I donated a taxi for the weekend and also had the idea of making knitted teddy bears for every child. With the help of my 93 year old mother, many friends and the lovely ladies of the Henfield Knit and Natter group, run by Jean Whiting, I managed to get over 200 Teddy Bears made for this trip to be included in the children’s goody bags. I would like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to all the ladies for their time and effort put into achieving this, it is very much appreciated.

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help, please visit www.magicaltaxitour.com ” Gill Henshaw “Gill called me at the end of June to explain her need for 200 teddies by the end of August. At that time she had about 60 so we had quite a challenge. Most of our knitters slow-up a little in the summer due to holidays and gardening. But we are always up for a challenge, so I did a quick ring round to see how many ladies could offer to knit 10 bears in two months. I offered Gill at least 60, possibly more and eventually we knitted 120! It was all go in my house as wool and stuffing arrived from Gill, was delivered out and teddies came back. We were so pleased to do something so worthwhile and that we could see the pleasure it gave. We knit these teddies all the time to give to Link to Hope (formerly Link Romania) who run the annual Christmas shoebox appeal. They work in the poorest communities of Eastern Europe all year round and we also knit them hats, scarves and mittens to go out with the shoe boxes. We knit gift items and children’s clothes for St Barnabas House hospice care and baby blankets for the special care baby unit at the Princess Royal Hospital. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month in the Lounge at Rayner Court, lots of ladies knit at home and just send it along or deliver it to me. My contact number if anyone wants to join or donate wool is 01273 493171.” Jean Whiting

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Welcome to our monthly diary.

Henfield’s Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) Diary MEETING held in Henfield Hall on 22 October 2013 Since the last diary entry we will have held the above meeting however, as I write this, the meeting has yet to take place! I therefore want to tell you about our speaker at the event. REAL PEOPLE - REAL LIVES Graham, our speaker, is part of a group of people with a dementia who formed the HOPE group a few years ago. He was diagnosed with Picks dementia and he plays a very important part in sharing his experiences with the public. He advises politicians, including the PM, the NHS and the public on how to support people with the condition and is known for his public speaking. He is just one member of this group who provide this service.


The HOPE group are now hosted by Know Dementia and work with us in raising awareness through learning and education. We will be attending the National Dementia Congress in early November in order to hear some of the good practice in dementia friendly communities throughout the country.

HOPE are keen to share their experiences wherever possible and are happy to talk at conferences, workshops or to staff teams. They do not charge however, they would kindly ask for a donation to Know Dementia to support the work they do as well as other community activities.

For further information please use the Henfield Hub, Know Dementia’s website or contact the Know Dementia team on: info@knowdementia.co.uk or phone 01273 494300.

Planned Activities: Drop-in clinic in Henfield Hall from 13:30 to 15:30 on Friday 22 November to have any of your queries or concerns answered.

OCTOBER 2013 | Health


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT HENFIELD LEISURE CENTRE? I have been Manager of the Leisure Centre for 13 years, but before that I worked at the Leisure Centre as Assistant Manager for five years, so 18 years in total. WHY DID YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN SPORT AND LEISURE? I was always a keen sportsman, playing football, squash and badminton and like many children I really wanted to be a professional footballer. I had a few trials with Norwich, Bristol Rovers and Bournemouth, but unfortunately none of these worked out. As I lived opposite Portslade Sports Centre I did some part time work there and really enjoyed it. I never really looked back. TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO I am responsible for the day to day running of the Leisure Centre; finances, marketing, organising activities, coaching, health and safety and the staff’s favorite - cleaning!!! I think that’s why I love the job so much and have been here so long, as I do a variety of jobs on a daily basis. WHICH ASPECT OF YOUR JOB DO YOU LIKE BEST? That would have to be looking after the members, as I find Henfield a really friendly place and you get to know everyone that comes in. I think that’s why I have stayed so long and came back, as it’s such a friendly place and has a great community spirit. I now know I’m getting old because I often find myself teaching trampolining to children – and discover that I taught their mums and dads when they were little! HAS ANYONE INSPIRED YOU IN YOUR WORK? Probably Bob Wells (former Henfield Leisure Centre Manager), as I worked with him at Southwick Leisure Centre, then when he came to Henfield leisure Centre he asked me to come with him. So if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have come to Henfield.

PROFILE As I have children I would say the summer fair, as we all really enjoy the day as there is lots to do and it brings the whole village together.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE LOCAL PUB OR PLACE TO EAT? I like all the local pubs, but I would have to say the White Hart. CAN YOU GIVE US A TOP TIP? Join the Leisure Centre for a wide range of activities for all! WHICH FAMOUS PERSON WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH, AND WHY?


Not my wife as she can’t cook!!! There are lots of My lovely wife Sharon and my three children, Lauren, people I would like to choose, but I would have to say Glen Hoddle as he was my hero when I was growing Matthew and Jessica. up. I am a big Tottenham fan. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE HENFIELD AREA? TELL US A JOKE! Its friendliness, sense of community spirit and that everyone is always willing to help each other out. I What do you call a man sitting on your door-step? do think the residents of Henfield are proud of their Matt. village, and so they should be! Picture courtesy of Amanda Lucas Photography www.


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OCTOBER 2013 | Countryside


ry as I might, I cannot think of a single situation or scenario where fireworks and pets go well together! Bright lights, loud bangs and flashes just don’t seem to be appreciated by anything with a tail. So, while the perfect ending to any bonfire night is a good fireworks display (the more loud bangs and bright flashes the better), it’s not so perfect for many of our pets. Some pets find fireworks incredibly frightening and stressful and what follows is a brief guide on the signs of a firework phobic pet and what you can do to alleviate them. I have focused on dogs and cats, but the principles are the same for all pets.

Some of the signs of firework phobia are obvious while others are more subtle. The obvious signs of fear are hiding, trembling and in severe cases passing urine or faeces. Dogs, especially, tend to bark or howl if they find fireworks stressful. More subtle signs which you may not immediately associate with fireworks are over-grooming and cystitis. These are a common manifestation of stress in cats – signs of cystitis are frequent visits to the litter tray, straining and often voiding little or no urine. Sometimes the urine can appear blood tinged. If there is no litter tray, then often a bath, shower or the quiet corner of a room will be seen as a suitable alternative by your cat! Stressed cats and dogs can develop compulsive over-grooming or licking. Cats often over-groom their belly and groin areas when stressed – the exposed skin often feels a bit rough and is more red in colour. Dogs can develop compulsive behaviours such as lick granulomas which are sore areas of the skin which result from continuous licking at a particular area such as a paw. Once you have established that your pet isn’t that enamoured with bonfire night and would rather Guy Fawkes had written a stern letter to James I and then gone down to the pub rather than trying to blow up half of London, what can you do to help them? Desensitisation therapy is the ideal method. This involves playing sound recordings of fireworks to your pet starting at a low volume and building up until they become familiar with the noises and do not find them stressful. Desensitisation takes several weeks and needs to be started well before any fireworks are going to be used. Given that this is a November issue, it is not practical for this season, but is definitely worth considering for the longer term! We have CDs with firework recordings at the practice which we can loan out. Making a calmer environment during the fireworks themselves is important. Closing curtains and blinds will reduce the effects of flashes and bright lights. Turning on the

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radio or television will help mask the sounds of fireworks. Being present yourself will also help as you can reassure your pet. If you can’t be around, having a friend’s dog which gets on well with yours and does not fear fireworks can help a phobic dog. Natural calming medications are very useful in treating fear and anxiety associated with fireworks. They tend to take a few days to have an effect but have the benefit of having no detrimental side effects. This group of treatments consist of pheromone sprays and diffusers which calm pets and reduce anxiety (Feliway for cats and Adaptil for dogs). Plug-in diffusers are very easy to use and will provide an effect over a reasonably large area. Collars are available for dogs. The disadvantage of Feliway and Adaptil are that you cannot always tell how much exposure your pet has had to them. An alternative is a medication called Zylkene which consists of a milk protein which acts on brain receptors, reducing anxiety. Zylkene is a capsule which is given orally, once daily. All the above medications are available over the counter at the practice – we currently have special offers on them all during the firework season. Anxiolytic drugs are the final resort if all else fails. Some pets are so terrified by fireworks that none of the above regimes or treatments are successful. In these situations we have to resort to drugs which reduce anxiety and cause varying degrees of sedation depending on the drug and the dosage. In order to dispense these drugs, your pet will need to be examined by a vet to make sure that he or she is in otherwise good health and is a suitable candidate for the medication.

If your pet is getting stressed by fireworks, or you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at the practice and one of our vets or nurses will be able to advise you. Jonathan Underwood, Hawthorn Vets

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Life Lessons Learne d in

While picking blackb erries recently I began to wonder about life less ons I could glean from a lifetime of bramble ram bles with friends & fam ily. These are the observ ations, you can decide for yourself if any can be applied to your experie nce of life!


How is it that the bes t fruit seem to be just out of reach? (Perhaps tha t’s just me, being a tad short!) The really juicy ones might be hiding beh ind nettles and prickles, but they are always worth gathering. It really help s to work together with others and play to your strengths. Keep focused on one area and take it slow ly, otherwise you can mis s the best ones and get very scratched. Relax and become absorbed in the activity, notice birdson g, taste a few blackberrie s as you go. Walk back along the way you came and you will see loads more that you missed the first time. On ly take the best, you can return another day whe n more have ripened. Hypnotherapy and Min dfulness are two gentle yet powerful ways to help you get back in touch with your goals, values and dreams. If you are fee ling The Mindfulne like life is a treadmill tha ss Based Relaxation Cou t is going too fast and rare rse being ly run by Nicola Pre slows down enough for ston Bell is starting on you to catch your breath Friday , 1st November 12.3 then consider setting 0 - 2pm and then con time aside to walk in tinu ing the on the following Fridays countryside and listen 8th, 22nd and 29th. to birds instead of the urg ent to do list in your head . The cost is £50.


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Our residential area has been developed within our home to suit the very individual needs of our residents who are more independent. Other services include day care and dementia care. Red Oaks has a Five Star Dining award for its exceptional standard of food and dining room service. There is a wide variety of choice on the menu and we can cater for specific dietary needs.

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NOVEMBER 2013 | Finance

Another miss-selling scandal


he banks have been at it again, this time getting caught missselling insurance against card fraud and charging customers over £1 billion in the process. With so many major purchases now being carried out online using a credit or debit card surely insuring against the risk of your card details being used without your knowledge is a sensible thing? It would be if such misuse was your problem. What the banks neglected to tell you was that, provided you hadn’t been reckless and negligent with your card, the problem of card fraud was theirs and not yours. But they could be quite persistent in keeping the illusion of it being your problem. When offered this insurance myself on one occasion I pointed out to the employee on the ‘card activation line’ that the insurance was pointless as the liability sat with the bank - the employee told me I was wrong! Incidentally, I’ve noticed that since

they have stopped selling this and other inappropriate insurances for cards you no longer need to call to activate your card. Has posting cards really got that much safer or was the customer’s security not the real reason for having to make the call? To make matters worse this insurance was being miss-sold while the banks were paying out billions of pounds in compensation for the PPI miss-selling saga! The series of miss-selling scandals will continue until such time as ‘free’ banking ends. I like things to be free as much as the next person, but the reality is banking isn’t free. There might be no monthly fees to have an account or charges for most transactions but the banks only offer this free banking in the hope they can make money out of you in other ways. This could be by selling insurance you don’t need, levying horrendous overdraft charges or being in a position to be your first port of call if you need an overpriced loan or insurance policy. We are all partly to blame for believing we get something for nothing. If a window cleaner said I’ll come and clean your windows every month and it’s completely free you’d ask “where’s the catch?” But when a bank says you can have an account for free and use it as much as you like, forever, we take it at face value. Even where current accounts do have a monthly fee they don’t want you to think it is for using the account, instead we are told it’s for ‘bundled’ products, such as mobile phone insurance or to get a higher interest rate on the first portion of the balance. Despite the regulations that were introduced last year to try and prevent the miss-selling of these accounts I think it is only a matter of time until claims of miss-selling are made about them and so the cycle will continue.

Richard Cohen, FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner Nsure Financial Services provide independent financial advice. Nsure Financial Services Ltd, Nsure House, 93 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JX. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. To arrange a meeting call Sarah Gray on 10903 821010. www.nsure.co.uk

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Business | NOVEMBER 2013



hilst divorce can have some serious tax implications, the act of separation is, in fact, more significant from a tax perspective.

to be practical for most couples, it is worth thinking about. The reality for most people is that by the time they start to think about tax planning on separation, the CGT exemption will have been lost. For Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes, transfers between spouses are exempt transfers right up until the final annulment of the marriage or civil partnership. Transfers made on divorce, or for the maintenance of the family, are exempt from IHT too. My message is simple - anyone planning to separate or divorce should speak to a tax adviser as well as their lawyer. Working together might sound slightly strange, when a marriage is ending, but needs must! With lenders demanding higher percentage deposits and mortgages available to fewer, any capital or Income Tax savings that can be made are going to be very welcome. Paul Samrah

Understandably, many couples may have no immediate appetite for addressing anything beyond their emotional fallout. They may lose sight of the real financial benefits to the family as a whole that can be achieved if a coordinated separation with clear timelines and tax elections are put in place. Early and accurate fact finding is necessary. It is essential to look at where parties reside and are domiciled for tax pur- For further advice on this or other business issues poses. Tax advice in all countries in which the couple contact Paul Samrah on: 01737 781546 or Email has assets should be taken without delay. Most tax psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk regimes run to a calendar year, the UK being an exception. It can take some time for both parties to work out what is in the financial pot. It may take a bit longer, even with legal and financial advice, to identify and explore the range of possible financial outcomes. In legal terms there is no one right solution. Instead there is a range of possible blends of division of capital and income, which can be tailored for each family. If possible, values of assets and potential tax calculations should be made and agreed between advisers and the couple. Assets are valued just before negotiations start, rather than at the date of separation. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is an important consideration and can have significant implications on how a couple decide to sort out their financial arrangements and even when they decide to separate. Married couples, who live together, enjoy the ability to transfer assets between themselves free of CGT under inter-spouse tax rules. If a couple separate then the inter-spouse rules are lost from the beginning of the following tax year. For example, if you move out of the marital home in January 2014 after a disastrous Christmas, then from 6 April 2014 you will no longer be able to transfer assets to your spouse without possibly creating a CGT liability. Such assets include share portfolios, buy-to-let property, land and second homes. From a tax point of view, the earlier in the tax year that you separate, the more time you have to sort out the finances - before losing the inter-spouse benefits come the following 6 April. Although that is not going

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Index of advertisers | NOVEMBER 2013 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Kingston Smith LLP R J Dewdney

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Roger Minost Architect


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

49 57 56 59 49 54


Cherish Care 30 Know Dementia 44 Red Oaks Care Home 52 Upper Mead 61

CARPET SUPPLY & CARE Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran Selectacarpet

60 48

CATERING & FARM SHOPS Kaylee’s Cakery The Pizza Oven Rushfields Farm Shop Springs Smoked Salmon taste...deli taste...deli wine bar


19 13 03 36 17 17

Sussex Oven Cleaning


Henfield Helpline PC Doctor

63 65

The Conservatory Co. Countryman Home Improvements

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BHW Glass N. Constantine Repairs Countryman Home Improvements

58 58 67


GMK Electrical 49 Jeremy Crawley Electrician 58 Paul Barnard 58 Paul McDermott 55


Bankhouse Electric Gates


Premier Fencing





62 64

MK Fire Training


Braziers Autos Coles Automotive The Forge Garage Mile Oak Servicing Setyres

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Beechcroft Landscapes 60 Gardener Tom 53 Hamfelds 22 Heritage Logs 16 Martin Standing 54 The Green Reaper 55 Rooted 60 Rushfields 03 S. Goodridge 53 Wilkinson Cox Garden Design 55

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART Bay Tree Trading Katherine Lawrie Lorimer Photography Seawhite Artist Supplies Shoreham Gallery Steyning Bookshop Stokes Newsagents

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B Muzeen Groundworks





Hair and Co 29 Hyatt’s Hair 34 Louisa Jayne Partridge Green 42 Natasha 10 Pinks Hairdressing 28


Optimal Property Services



Hamfelds 22


Emotional Freedom Techniques 42 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 40 Henfield Physiotherapy Clinic 41 Henfield Podiatry Clinic 40 Nia 42 Sussex Osteopath & CHC 50






The Community Church Henfield Hall Indigo Spiritual Connection St Barnabas House

08 51 41 20



Beacon Lettings 55


Lucy Locksmith



Millbrook 19 Heritage Logs 16


King and Stevens


Sussex Oven Cleaning


Henfield Eye Care




Village Cars


Ladies who Decorate 41 Mark Atkinson 59 Mick Patching 55 Trim Decorating 48


Mr Mole (Gogga Pest Control)


Adrian Over



A. Stenning 59 Aspect Plumbing & Heating 59 Aquatec 56 CJ Plumbing 48 Colin Sansom 58 MC Services 57 The Plumbing and Tiling Company 58 PST Plumbing 60


Cat and Canary 10 Camelia Botnar 24 The Fox Small Dole 25 The Plough 06 The Shepherd and Dog 12 Tottington Manor 28 The White Hart 11



Busy Bees The Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care The Towers Convent School

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Amanda Shaw Griffith Smith Farrington Webb

53 65


Contain Yourself Storage





Henfield Village Cars Personal Car Service

66 41

Aerials and More Bowers and Wilkins

65 60


The Plumbing and Tiling Company 58 Glen Reid Tiling 15


The Green Reaper 55 Jonathan Carter Trees 55 Southern Beeches 54 The Tree Works 54



We Mend Washing Machines



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