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NOVEMBER 2014 | Contents

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Local interest Remembrance events

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Paul Samrah, Richard Cohen, Mike Beardall and Helen Knight This month’s BN5 cover is comprised of some of our past covers, artwork created by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed by Evonprint in Small Dole on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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If anyone had told me nine years ago that we’d end up reaching 100 issues, I would never have believed them. But here I am, late as always, adding the finishing touches to the magazine ready to send down to our printers. Long-suffering, patient, efficient and professional Evonprint in Small Dole, they have been brilliant and stayed smiling however late I am. 100 issues of BN5 and 57 of thirteen8 and they’ve not let us down once. Thank you Steve and the team, I am eternally grateful to you all for making BN5 look so good! To celebrate our 100th issue we have produced a Henfield 2015 Calendar. Local businesses have sponsored each month and every single penny of the £6 donation price goes directly to HART Henfield Area Response Team. I think HART deserve our support. They are completely unpaid and attend emergencies at all hours across the BN5 area, giving lifesaving early response care while an ambulance is en-route. They are a comfort to those in distress and have saved countless lives. Please help us to raise as much money for them as we can. We’ll be attending lots of local events with the calendars and they are available in many High Street shops (see page 26), or you can call the office to buy one and we’ll post it out to you. 100 Finally, THANK YOU for reading and contributing to BN5 magazine, what would we do without you!

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NOVEMBER 2014 | What’s on

Saturday 1 November STITCH - an exhibition of art and jewellery

The Capitol, Horsham, 9am-9pm (until 7 Nov)

Sale. Entrance 50p to include coffee (& every Thurs) and warm mince pies. Grand raffle, Free-fun with music for pre-schoolers. cakes and gift stalls. Henfield Unattached

Knit & Natter

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

Karen Lang and Lunella Russell have stitched together the stories A drop-in craft group for adults. of some of the women in their lives. Action for Deafness In particular, they focus on the Henfield Hall, 2pm (& 1st Tues) experiences of their grandmothers Hearing aid maintenance clinic and during WW1 and WW2. information, advice and support on Sussex Guild all aspects of hearing loss.

Contemporary Craft Show Christmas Starts Here Hurstpierpoint College, 10am5pm (& 2 Nov)

In a friendly, relaxed atmosphere visitors can purchase unique and beautiful work from the region’s finest craftspeople. Free parking and admission £2 (children free. See www.thesussexguild.co.uk or call 01273 479565.

Talk on Cosi Fan Tutti

Henfield Hall

Christmas concert in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. See news item for more information. Tickets for reserved seats on sale from Henfield Furnishing from Monday 10th November.

Wednesday 5 The Book Nook

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

A meeting point for those who are now alone, and need to get out and widen their horizons. There’s no fuss, no joining fee, no subscription. Call 01273 495820 or drop in at our regular coffee morning at the White Hart.

Play and Learn Together

Henfield Evangelical Free Church, 11-12.30pm (& every Thurs)

A friendly and fun group where you can play with your child (babies to rising 5’s) and help them to learn. No charge and everyone welcome. Contact the Children and Family Centre on 01403 864668 for more information.

Know Dementia

Henfield Medical Centre, 1.30The Chapel, Fulking, 10-11.30am 3.30pm (& every first Thurs) Drop in for advice and support In aid of Newtimber Church. See (& every Weds) Newtimber Place

news item for more information.

Sunday 2

Annual Memorial Service St Peters Church, 4pm

At the Annual Memorial Service we shall remember our loved ones who have died. The names of individuals will be read and there will be an opportunity to light a candle as we focus on loss and on hope for the future. All are welcome. Contact the Church Office on 01273 49553 or admin@henfield.org

Monday 3

Sporting Moments

If you haven’t been to ‘The Book Nook’ then do come as you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. We have a great selection of books, CDs, and DVD’s. All proceeds to St Andrew’s church.

Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10am12pm (& every Weds)

A friendly club helping you to get to grips with the basics of computers and tablets. All welcome, improve your skills and get online. Cost £1, contact Alison Vine on 01273 492620.

Henfield Joggers

Henfield Leisure Centre, 7pm (& Southwater Leisure Centre 10am every Weds) – 12pm (& every Mon) Beginners course - a run/walk Free sports sessions for people with dementia and a family member. Come and meet others and enjoy the fun. 01273 494300.

Tuesday 4 Chatterbox

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

if you or your family member are affected by dementia. Contact Know Dementia 01273 494300

Thursday Circle

Free Church Hall, 2.30pm

Come and visit us and enjoy the talk, refreshments and a chat.

Rotary Club of Henfield and Steyning

The Castle Inn Hotel, Bramber, 7.30pm (& every Thurs)

A convivial organisation combining business and social events and providing opportunities to meet like-minded people. All welcome. David Andrew 01903 816981 or email andrew@greathampden.net

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programme building up to a distance of 3-4 miles. Open to all. Poppy Cross Ceremony Email beginners@henfield-joggers. Henfield Cemetery, 11.30am co.uk or just turn up. See www. Year 6 children from St Peter’s henfieldjoggers.co.uk School will read eulogies to our fallen servicemen and lay a poppy Henfield Lions Club cross on each of their graves. All George Hotel, Henfield High welcome.

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Meet to discuss fundraising Come and have fun! Still £1.50 activities, consider requests for HDC Walk including refreshments. assistance and organise social Wiston/Steyning Henfield Self Help Group events. David Pryor 01273 494442. Downland dog walk, 2 miles, 1¼ Henfield Hall, 10.30am-12pm hours. Call Sally on 07720 850064. We look forward to welcoming Rhyme Time Charities Christmas Fair friends old and new at our Christmas

Thursday 6

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What’s on | NOVEMBER 2014

Tuesday 11

A chance to shop for Christmas, enjoy excellent refreshments and support national and local charities Remembrance Day at the same time. See news item War Memorial, Cagefoot Lane, 11am for more information. A two minutes silence will be held.

St Peter’s PTA Bonfire and Henfield Flower Club Fireworks Display The Henfield Hall, 2.15 pm St Peter’s Primary School, 5pm

Come along and light up your evening at St Peter’s Primary School, Henfield. BBQ, Bar and various stalls. Gates open 5.30pm with the fireworks display at 7pm. Tickets £5 (adults), £3 (children) and pre-schoolers free.

Annual village hall quiz Henfield Hall, 7pm

Once again Paul Samrah will be our quiz master. Bar opens at 7pm and the quiz starts at 7.45pm. £48 per table (includes a delicious ploughmans supper), maximum of eight per table. Contact David Philipson on 01273 493365 for more information.

Special open Christmas meeting - Robin White’s Demonstration ‘A Child is Born’ will be a spectacular show. Tickets £10 and £10.50 (raised seating) from Jean Young (Norton House, High Street, 01273 492064).

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

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

Thursday Circle

Free Church Hall, 2.30pm

Pre-Christmas Party. Come and visit us and enjoy the talk, refreshments and a chat.

Friday 14

Henfield Camera Club

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm

An evening for members to take portraits using the club’s lighting equipment with invited models. New members and visitors are very welcome to our club – email club chairman alec.pelham@btinternet. com for more information.

Saturday 15

Email woodmancoteparishcouncil@ Parish Breakfast gmail.com for more information. Corpus Christi Hall, 8.30 am Henfield History Group Do join us for a full English breakfast. The Speaker will be our Free Church Hall, 8pm The Royal Sussex Regiment in Vicar, The Reverend Paul Doick. WW1 presented by Matthew Cost £7 each. Please let Louise jones, Assistant County Archivist. know if you are coming. 01273 £3 non-members (members 495532 Remembrance Sunday by subscription). Call Maureen Jumble Sale See article for more information Fletcher on 10273 492194. Corpus Christi Catholic Church about Remembrance services and Pub Quiz Hall, 10.30am parade.

Sunday 9

Book Nook Book Sales

The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm (& every 2nd Sun until March)

Great selection of books, CDs and DVDs. All proceeds to St Andrews Church, Edburton.

Monday 10 HDC Walk

Shermanbury, 10am

6 miles, no dogs. Meet at The Bull Inn, Mockbridge. Call Mike on 01403 242564 for information.

Adur Valley Fine Arts Society Henfield Hall, 2.30pm

White Hart, 8.30pm (& Tues 25)

Sussex Woodcraft Society

In aid of HART. Teams of up to six. Annual Show Cash prize for winners. Call 01273 Henfield Hall, 9am-4.30pm 492006 to reserve a table. Come to see some wonderful creations (woodturning, toy making, clocks, barometers, Knit & Natter furniture, walking sticks etc) and The Lounge, Rayner Court, craftsmen demonstrating turning 10.30am-12pm (& 2nd Weds) and you may also find that special We knit gift items and children’s Christmas gift. Free admission. clothes for various charities. There HDC Walk is something for everyone to knit whatever their ability or interest. Chanctonbury, 2pm 5 miles, 2½ hours, no dogs. Meet Contact Jean on 01273 493171. at the Frankland Arms pub in Washington. 01403 265925.

Wednesday 12

Thursday 13

Coffee Morning

St Peter’s Church, 10.30-

Monday 17

Henfield Garden & Arts Talk on Frederick the Great. Con- 11.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) AGM tact Janet on 01273 492702. Join us in St Peters Church for Steyning Decorative and fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Red Oaks, 7.30pm Refreshments will be available. Fine Arts Steyning Centre, 10am-12pm (& every 2nd Mon)

‘Guerra! Guerra! Music, Art and War 1800-2000’ by Daniel Snowman. Members and visitors (donation of £5) are warmly welcome. For further information please call 01903 368254 or 01903 816190

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Jazzled Choir

Catholic Church Hall, 1.303.30pm (& 2nd & 4th Thurs)

A jazz, swing and blues community choir that supports everyone including those with dementia and their carers. £5 entry includes tea and biscuits. Call 01273 494300 or email info@knowdementia.co.uk

Tuesday 18

47 Years on the Shoreham Lifeboats Church House, 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by Michael Fox, an award-winning member of Shoreham Harbour’s two Lifeboats. Tickets £6 (Members

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NOVEMBER 2014 | What’s on of The Friends £5) from Jasmines item or www.henfieldartsandcrafts. with others suffering from sight co.uk problems. Occasional speakers, Florist or call 01273 492294. games, quizes, plus tea and Quiz night coffee. Call 01273 454343 or email Henfield Guide Hut, 7.15pm Woodmancote and shoreham@4sightsussex.co.uk 1st and 3rd Henfield Brownies Henfield WI fundraiser for their trip to Guernsey Henfield Hall, 2.15pm in 2015. Maximum of eight people Quiz in aid of St Andrews There will be a talk on Antiques, per team, £7.50 per person. A hot with valuations, given by Jonathan supper will be provided, but bring Preston Nomads Ground, 7pm Pratt. Tea will be served and there your own drinks and glasses. Call Quiz, bar and raffle. £7 person will be a ‘Flower of the Month’ Lisa Barden on 07940 279522 to (includes a ploughman’s platter) competition. 01273 492419. register your team by 14 November. and four per team. Call 01273 857322 or 07812 465559.

Wednesday 19

Friday 28

Thursday 20

London Coach Trip

Coach leaves Henfield Post Office Bus Stop at 8.45am

Sussex Old Spice Henfield Hall, 7.30pm

Fundraising event for the Henfield Scouts Centre Building Appeal Leaves London from the Waldorf and the BP Guild. Tickets £10 from Hotel, Aldwych at 6.15pm. Tickets BP Guild members or call Eric (£15 for a return per person) avail- Williams on 01273 494470 or Tony Westwood on 01273 491271. able from Gill on 07713161343.

Turkey & Tipple

Henfield Hall, 12-2pm

In aid of Artrhitis Research UK Henfield Branch. Tickets £7 from any committee member or on the door.

Henfield Friends of St Barnabas Free Church Hall, 7.30pm All invited to meeting.

Friday 21

Henfield Birdwatch 7.30pm Henfield Hall

Monday 24 HDC Walk

Performance of Rusalka. Tickets are £14 / £12 / £10 from www. heberopera.ticketsource.co.uk or call 01273 495220 (office hours).

St. Peter’s Church, 7.30pm

A quiet, candlelit service of music, readings and prayers, open to all denominations or none, as a preparation for Advent & Christmas.

Henfield Camera Club

Evangelical Church Hall, 7.30pm

Second competition of the season with a set subject on the theme of Circular going west, 6 ½ miles, ‘From a different perspective.’ The flat some stiles, no dogs. Meet entries will be judged by Ken Scott at the Village Hall car park. Call ARPS. alec.pelham@btinternet.com. Mike on 01403 242564 for more information.

Partridge Green, 10am

Tuesday 25

Henfield Art Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& every 4th Tues)

Saturday 29 Henfield WEA

Henfield Hall, 2.30-4.30pm

‘Upstairs/Downstairs in Sussex Country House’ a talk by Janet Sinclair

Membership £25 per year, guests Christmas Bazaar £3 per session. The Queen Alexandra Hospital

‘Exploring Ethiopia’ – a talk by Zoological Society of London Neil Jenkins Chorale Annual Photographic prize winner St Peter’s Church, 7.30pm Oliver Smart. £4 for non-members. A concert to mark William Shakespeare’s birth 450 years ago. Heber Opera

St Peters Church, 7.30pm

Annual Inter-church Advent Service

Henfield Art Club

Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& every 4th Tues)

Home, Worthing, 1.30-4pm

Christmas market, Santa’s grotto, festive family entertainment, carols, mulled wine and mince pies, meet the Owls About Town. In aid of the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home. 01903 218444.

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Membership £25 per year and Christmas extravaganza guests £3 per session. Call Alan Harrison on 01273 495262 for more Henfield Hall, 2-5pm Share a lovely, family afternoon information. Winter Fair Dawn Gracie, Lou Beckerman Small Dole Tuesday Club with: and local choir Jazzled. Fabulous Steyning Grammar School, Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Christmas afternoon tea & raffle. 10am-4pm ‘Around the world in 95 days’ - a Tickets: £7.50 in aid of Know Organised by Friends of Steyning talk by Avril Wallace. All welcome, Dementia from Jess 01273494300 grammar School in aid of the visitors £2. or Cherish Care 01273 494990. school. Entry £1. For more A Festive Celebration information see news item. For more information e-mail fosg@sgs. Holy Trinity Church, 4Sight uk.net Hurstpierpoint, 2.30pm

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Thursday 27

Arts & Crafts Fayre

Day Centre, Henfield, 10.30am12pm (& every last Thurs)

Featuring Brass Fusion and The Bothy Singers. Tickets £5 on the Opportunity for those with sight For more information see news impairments to meet and socialise door. Refreshments and raffle also available. www.brassfusion.co.uk.

Henfield Hall, 10am–4pm

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News | NOVEMBER 2014 Photograph by Amanda Lucas

Donna Clarke who bravely carried out class demonstrations and our sponsors including The White Hart, Shaws Glass of Brighton, Kestrel Alarms, Village Care, Stevens Letting, The Hare and Hounds, and Stringer and Kitson. The day raised a fantastic £1,374 in total, of which £274 has been donated to Lloyd Renals charity of choice, Help for Heroes. The rest will help fund the soft play extension at the Leisure centre. We will be hosting another strongman competition with Lloyd next year on 26 September. Registration will open shortly so keep an eye on our website. Sammy Bremner, Fitness Instructor & event organiser

SUCCESS AT HENFIELD STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION This September saw the first ever strongman event organised by Henfield Leisure Centre and the competitors put themselves through some gruelling tasks. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was electric and great fun was had by all. Special congratulations go to Hannah Burton from Woking in Surrey who won the women’s section, Brett Miles from Horsham who won the under 105kg, and Tom Horward who won the over 105kg. We would like to thank all the competitors for their friendliness and sportsmanship on the day. We would like to give a huge thanks to our guest judge Lloyd Renals. His commitment and support to the event was fantastic and we really appreciated it. We would also like to thank our members who volunteered to help, our instructors Chantal Stringer and

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NOVEMBER 2014 | News day and the Young Farmers Club did an excellent job of keeping the crowds entertained with a variety of activities. Rowan Allan

HENFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP: 9 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT

WEST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT PLOUGHING MATCH The beautiful setting of the Warnham Park Estate played host to the annual West Grinstead & District Ploughing Match and Agricultural Show in September with a bumper crowd attending and record entries. The Society is very grateful to Jonathan Lucas and the Warnham Estate who hosted the match together with their farming occupier, Dominic Gardner and his team who had worked very hard in preparing for the day. The hedge-laying and ploughing got under way early on in the day with a large variety of tractors both old and new, including traditional horse and steam ploughing. There were plenty of competitors in the welding, field produce, hedge laying and cutting classes and entrants varied from young teenagers to those in their eighties. The main ring was busy throughout the day with the dairy and beef cattle classes, a large variety of sheep breeds and of course the ever popular young person’s lamb handling class which saw a great number of youngsters parading their sheep to the crowds. This year also saw a record number of trade stands with a vast array of modern and vintage equipment on display. There was a very popular produce competition, not forgetting displays on sheep shearing, a gun dog scurry, ferret racing, hound parade, clay shoot, ‘meet the farmer’ education area, a very competitive tug-ofwar and, of course, the crowd pleasing terrier racing, all of which made for a very successful day. The beer and produce tent did a roaring trade throughout the

The Henfield Community Partnership (HCP) held its AGM on 11 September 2014. The Chairman, Tony Jackson, reported on another successful year, saying that “the 9th year of the Partnership has continued the success of previous years, bringing about benefits to the local community that were likely not to have been achieved either so quickly by others or at all. Much of our success results from continuing to have a close and understanding relationship with the Parish Council and being focussed on delivering actions.” Tony referred to the Henfield Hub, the community website set up nearly two years ago. “Since then there have been over 51,000 visitors, and there are now around 500 registered users – very impressive figures.” Also with the HCP’s Action for Older People’s Group, a computer club was set up to help people to get online and become computer literate. He then mentioned several aspects of the HCP’s work being focussed on helping Henfield to evolve in a sustainable way. “What constitutes a sustainable development is a much debated topic, one where

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News | NOVEMBER 2014 common sense and logic seem often to carry little weight. This shows the importance of having a Neighbourhood Plan to reduce the chance of future speculative developments being allowed”. Other activities highlighted included: work undertaken by Hidden Britain to develop Henfield’s visitor strategy; a review currently in progress to see how Henfield’s Day Centre (under threat of closure by WSCC), could be made better use of; and work about to start on a new four year community action plan with the Parish Council. Tony Jackson

HEBER OPERA PERFORMANCE AT ST PETERS CHURCH A fairy tale with echoes of The Little Mermaid, Dvorak’s Rusalka is a story of love that transcends the boundary between the human and magical worlds. Rusalka is Dvorak’s best known opera and includes the famous aria ‘Song to the Moon’. Heber Opera’s exciting new production will feature soprano Helen Lewis as Rusalka. Mike Mackenzie, Richard Bacon, Margarida Espirito Santo Holden, Andrew Holden, Sally Wilson and David Roberts are also soloists, and are supported by the Heber Opera chorus and orchestra. The production takes place on 21 November at St Peters Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14 (£12 concessions) for reserved seats and £12 (£10 concessions) for non-reserved seats from www.heberopera. ticketsource.co.uk and 01273 495220 (office hours). Gillian Goodsman

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WINTER FAIR The Friends of Steyning Grammar School are pleased to announce this year’s Winter Fair on Saturday 22 November 10am - 4pm at the Shooting Field site in Steyning. Come along to this relaxed and enjoyable event. Browse the wide variety of professional stalls selling all sorts of produce from photographs to gifts and do you Christmas shopping whilst enjoying the excellent music provided by pupils of the school, mulled wine, hot punch and bacon butties. There will also be a tombola, a grand draw with a top prize of £200 and an auction. All proceeds will go to Steyning Grammar School. Entry charge is £1 on the door. We would welcome new stall holders, please e-mail fosg@sgs.uk.net for more information.

TALK ON COSI FAN TUTTI Mozart’s Opera Cosi Fan Tutti will be the subject of this year’s musically illustrated talk by Jonathan Hinden on Saturday 1 November at 7pm at Newtimber Place. Jonathan has retired from being Principal Coach at Glyndebourne opera house and with his experience will keep us all delightfully entertained. A glass of wine with cheese and homemade chutneys will be included in the tickets at £15 each available from: Shirley Murrell on 01273 857353 , email shirleymurrell@btinternet.com or Lucy Dalrymple on 01273 832009, email lucy@arboreaters.co.uk Please make out cheques to ‘Newtimber PCC’. Shirley Murrell

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NOVEMBER 2014 | News DANCE WITH SUSSEX OLD SPICE Get your feet tapping and dancing. Enjoy an evening with family and friends which does not cost a fortune. Sussex Old Spice, a band that is known for its wide range of 60’s 70’s and 80’s music will be entertaining us on the 22 November at the Henfield Hall and drinks will be available at the bar. Doors open at 7.30pm and the band will strum as from 8pm. Tickets can be purchased from BP Guild members. This is a fund raising event for the Henfield Scouts Centre Building Appeal and the BP Guild. At ticket prices of £10 it is geared to be a fun event whilst supporting two worthy local charities. For more information call or to reserve tickets call Eric Williams 01273 494470 or Tony Westwood 01273 491271 Kenneth McIntosh

MACMILLAN THANK YOU Mum and I would like to say a very big thank you to all that came to our Coffee & Cake Day on Sept 6th in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We raised an incredible £2080 for this very worthy charity. We would also like to thank the following local firms who generously donated raffle prizes: A E Adams (Henfield) Ltd, Dark Star Brewery, Shepherd & Dog, Coles Automotive, Hummingbird Restaurant, The Plough, The Bull, Jeremy’s, Village Care, Pinks, Woodwards, Stevens, Hamfelds, Cornerweighs, H J Burts, Wickwoods, Holistic Angel, Mary Matthews Handmade, Ali Baddar and Jorg Schlüter. Derrie Fletcher & Mary Jones

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OPEN WEEK AT ST PETER’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL An exciting school year has started at St. Peter’s and we have welcomed 60 new children to our two Reception classes. One of the realities of school life is that even before the Autumn leaves have even fallen from the trees, we are already planning for our new Reception intake for next September! If you have a child who will be 4 before 1 September 2015, then you need to make sure that your details are registered with West Sussex County Council or with us, here at St Peter’s. And, if you are considering applying for a place with us, then you are encouraged to come along to one of our open week tours so you can meet the staff and children and hear about our plans for the future. Just phone Alice in our school office for a convenient appointment on 01273 492447. Open week is from Monday 10 November to Friday 14 November. We look forward to welcoming you. Nick Phillips, Headteacher

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News | NOVEMBER 2014 Retained Firefighter only needs to attend the Fire Station when we have an emergency callout. For much of the time, a Retained Fire Station is unmanned. Each Retained Firefighter carries a pocket alerter, which is activated when you are needed and you have a maximum of five minutes to report to the Fire Station and mobilise the Fire Engine. As Retained Fire Fighters we all have other occupations, but when the call comes we drop whatever we are doing and become part of a team. Depending on the type of cover given, you may be required to respond from home and/or work, day and/or night. You will be trained to carry out all the duties of a Fire Fighter, you will need to carry out initial training before you can safely respond to emergency calls, which will include some on station training and some at a central training course. Ongoing training will require attendance at a two hour weekly drill night on station, plus periodic refresher courses in areas such as breathing apparatus and trauma care. You will also have the opportunity to undertake optional training courses in order to gain extra skills. If you are interested in a role with us please feel free to contact CC Jim Mundy 07742 128 900 or FF Daryl Radwell 07590 420 820. Alternatively pop along to one of our Drill Nights on a Monday evening at the Fire Station from 1915 onwards. Or contact us centrally on 01243 642134 for more information.

HOPFEST SPECTACULAR Bands rocked out, singers sang sea shanties and Morris Men danced! Dark Star’s Hopfest was back with a bang in September! A record number of visitors flocked to the beer and music festival, now in its third year, to enjoy the outstanding live music from local musicians (including Half Crown, Haze and Dirty Spoons), along with impressive art displays around the building’s walls from local artists. Commenting, James Cuthbertson, director at Dark Star said: “This year’s Hopfest was just amazing – we were blown away with how many people came along and we hope they loved it. We’re already excited about next year’s event. We’re lucky to be running a business in such a great area of the county and have such a loyal fan base, without whom, these fun events just wouldn’t be possible.” Hopfest 2015 is being planned the weekend of 26-27 September 2015. James Cuthbertson

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Now in its seventh year, The Henfield Arts and Crafts Fayre will be held on Saturday 22 November in the Henfield Hall from 10am to 4pm. As always it is a perfect event to pick up those nice unique Christmas gifts and help support local small businesses. This years’ fayre has some exciting new traders including Jewellery, woodturning, art prints, photography, hand woven textiles, knitted and crocheted products, carving, handmade soaps, mosaics, fused glass, garden sculptures and many more. Admission and parking is free, and lovely homemade cakes and savouries will be on sale throughout the day. It is important for our local talented craftsmen and small businesses to be able to exhibit and demonstrate their skills, so please come along and support this village event, which will again be supporting HART. For more information see www.henfieldartsandcrafts.co.uk Julie Mitchell

HELP NEEDED! Henfield Carollers need your help on Friday 12 December to sing at Henfield’s Spirit of Christmas night. We’re a small friendly group who will be singing in the High Street in aid of the Children’s Society. We’d love some more people to join us, please call Hilary on 01273 494213 hilary@greenacres141.freeserve.co.uk We will not be singing for the whole evening, so there will be plenty of time to explore what else is going on in the village that night. Hilary Green

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NOVEMBER 2014 | News support of the wonderful work of St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House in their palliative care of adults and children with life-limiting illnesses. 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 and the Bothy Singers. 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. Ticket priced at £6 (under 16’s £3) from Henfield Furnishings from Monday 10 November. Nigel Stevens

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A Pumpkin competition along with a BBQ, raffles, lucky dips and engaging live music was enjoyed by children and adults in Cagefoot Lane. This was organised as a fun event for all to enjoy and to raise money towards the Scouts’ Building appeal. The hard work by Henfield’s Club members was rewarded by seeing children, parents and members enjoying themselves supporting this cause towards which The Club has now raised well over £1,000. Thanks to member Jo Neal who worked to make it happen. A big thank also to our many contributors including ‘Jack the Lad’ from Heart Radio, Jack Dunkley’s Nurseries and Greenacre Nurseries. Most of our high street businesses contributed generously including Stokes and Budgens. For further photographs on this fun event see in our photo gallery on www.henfieldhub.com/henfield-club Kenneth McIntosh

The annual Charities Christmas Fair is on Saturday 8 November at the Henfield Hall between 10am and 1pm. Over thirty local and national charities will be taking part so there will be plenty of bargains for sale to enable you to support your favourite charities. Come along and do some early Christmas shopping - there will be something for everyone including chocolates, crafts, books, novelties, toys, hand knitted items, cakes, pies and pastries, home-made preserves, fair trade goodies as well as the giant raffle run by the Friends of St Giles Church, Shermanbury. Why not try the excellent refreshments which will include the famous bacon butties. Margaret Hollingsworth

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HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL Each year Henfield Parish Council sets aside a small sum of money for grants to local clubs/organisations and charities operating in Henfield Parish. Applications must be in writing to the Council at the Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9DB and where possible should be accompanied by a summary of the previous years’ accounts. The application should also indicate how the grant would be used. Council encourages local groups to take advantage of this opportunity. Closing date for applications is 5 December. Extensive surgery is to take place to trees adjacent to the Parsonage Farm Track beside Henfield Cemetery between Deer Park and Upper Station Road. To enable this work to be safely carried out, this footpath will be closed from 2 November for up to three weeks. At the end of October Henfield Parish Council bid farewell to their Clerk Philip Hill who is retiring after 12 years. In his place Council has appointed Kevin Wright. Kevin, who has lived in Henfield since 1969 and is well known to many residents, comes from a long career in the financial sector.

CHRISTMAS STARTS HERE! The Friends of St Barnabas are promoting a charity concert entitled ‘Christmas Starts Here!’ on Thursday 4 December at 7pm in the Henfield Hall. This concert is an annual showpiece of Henfield’s musical talent, in

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News | NOVEMBER 2014 IN MEMORIUM – SALLY ORRICK On the 23 July Sally died suddenly at the age of just 62. At her funeral, my son and I requested that donations be made to HART (who were first on the scene) and/or British Heart Foundation (she died from a heart attack). I know Sally would have been proud and flattered by the resultant collection which totalled nearly £1,600 for HART and £970 for BHF. I would like to thank everyone who gave so generously and I sincerely hope that some good will come from her untimely death. Since we moved to Henfield in 1980, Sally has been secretary of the Henfield Badminton club for over 30 years, been a volunteer driver with the hospital car service, a teaching assistant at the primary school and active on the Small Dole Action Committee. If anyone tells you there is no such thing as ‘love at first sight’, please tell them from me they are quite, quite wrong. She was my love, my world, my life. Bob Orrick

HENFIELD GARDEN CLUB Our last talk of the year is on Tuesday 4 November at the Henfield Hall when Sarah Carlisle will be telling us about Brighton and Hove Gardens where she has been instrumental over the last ten years of changing Brighton and Hove’s municipal planting. Anyone who has been to Brighton recently will have seen how the old-fashioned, labour intensive and costly bed-

ding areas have been transformed to more naturalistic planting styles using early bulbs, perennials and grasses. Come along to hear the story behind these changes. The talk starts at 7.30pm, tea and coffee is available beforehand. Non-members/visitors are always welcome, admission £3. The final event of our year, a members-only Christmas social, is on Tuesday 2 December. Following the success of our Italian themed meal last year, our Social Secretary has this year organised a French themed evening which we are sure will be another success. The last date to book this event (members only) will be at the above talk. For more details about joining our friendly club please contact our Membership Secretary Linda Beresford by email linda@slugbandit.co.uk or phone 01273.492497. Margaret Hollingsworth

ST CATHERINE’S HOSPICE WINTER WONDERLAND Join us this November for a festive fair like no other on Sunday 30 November, 10am-2pm at Holmbush Farm, Faygate, RH12 4SE. We are inviting children of all ages to come and enjoy the sights of Christmas. You can visit the barn animals, take a tractor ride around the farm and enjoy festive crafts and games. Most exciting is that you can also take part in our Santa experience, where you will not only meet Santa himself, but write your Christmas list, collect you reindeer food for Christmas Eve and your own personalised Bauble for your tree and it’s just £5. We look forward to seeing you at this must attend Christmas event. For more information please contact Gabi on 01293 447319 or gabifield@stch.org.uk Gabi Field

FATHER CHRISTMAS IS COMING TO YOUR STREET! The BP Guild in its effort to raise funds for the Senior Citizens day out in 2015, intend, health permitting, to escort Father Christmas his sleigh and Dasher throughout the Parish of Henfield during December. This will be in keeping with the fast approaching festive season and the “living advent” that is being organised. BP Guild members are alleged to have a self-recording singing carols. This they will play at the time. They will try to reach as many of the households in Small Dole and Henfield. Look out for the dates and areas visited in our December editions or the Henfield Hub. Also lookout for arrangements with the BP Guild of when Santa is to visit on Christmas day to deliver presents to children.

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NOVEMBER 2014 | News an evening to remember. 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.” Charity stalls will be in front of Barclays Bank as usual. See contacts below if you want to book a place. BN5 magazine will have a stall selling a new Henfield Calendar in aid of HART. Mike Beardall

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Henfield is gearing up for the Spirit of Christmas event in the High Street on Friday 12 December 12th from 4-8pm. In the High Street there will be carol singers, charity stalls, and Santa’s sleigh (BP Guild) with shops offering nibbles and drinks to customers. Henfield Enterprise (the Chamber of Trade and Commerce) says traders will put their usual effort into Christmas attractions, special offers and glorious window displays (this years’ theme is Classic Christmas). The Youth Club will have a base for Santa¹s Grotto in the bus shelter and lucky children will get to meet the great man himself - and collect a gift. Mike Beardall, chairman of Henfield Enterprise, said: “We have all done our best over the years to make this

Hobjoins Barn’s community event this Christmas promises to be a unique festive experience. Our Christmas Art Exhibition and Market will take place on Friday 28 November (2pm until 5pm), Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November (11am until 5pm). Come and enjoy some great company, see some amazing art work and buy some unique gifts all whilst raising money for St Barnabas House Hospice. With a market style theme, Hobjoins will have gifts, handmade wreaths, art work and treasures for sale whilst showing an array of local art work including that of the Towers Convent School girls. There will be mulled wine, mince pies and cakes available to all of our visitors. We shall be raising money again for St Barnabas House Hospice - all refresh-

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News | NOVEMBER 2014 ment donations and selected items for sale will create well deserved funds for the wonderful place that is St Barnabas. This time last year I lost my mother aged 56 to brain cancer. The support, care and kindness that St Barnabas House gave to both my mother and my family was second to none. Twice yearly I will put on events at my barn which will raise money for this amazing charity. For more information see www.hobjoins.co.uk or email lucy.watt1@gmail.com Lucy Watt

NICK HERBERT MP VISITS STEYNING GRAMMAR SCHOOL’S BOARDERS On Tuesday 7 October Mr Nick Herbert MP visited Steyning Grammar School for breakfast to meet boarding students and to see what life is like as a boarder at the school. Mr Herbert had the opportunity to meet students in an informal setting over breakfast to see the start of a typical day for Steyning boarding students. Mr Herbert said: “I can see that the boarders benefit hugely from this experience professionally and academically, the atmosphere here is one of friendship and there’s a real sense of community amongst the boarders. This new research report has really brought to life the positive attributes of state boarding provision.” Following breakfast Mr Herbert had a tour of the four boarding Houses, three of which have recently been

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Solve all your Christmas gift problems at a one day event at The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning on Saturday 6th of December from 10am to 4pm. As an alternative to last year’s successful Christmas Art Trail, Steyning Arts will be presenting affordable art under one roof. Meet the Steyning artists and guests on what will be a festive week in Steyning with late night shopping and the farmers market. Be tempted by the jewellery, paintings, photography, prints and glasswork and enjoy seasonal refreshments in aid of charity. So if you would like a unique gift made by a local artist, fancy a browse or a chat over a mince pie, we look forward to seeing you. For further information about Steyning Arts and exhibiting artists visit our website at www.steyningarts.co.uk

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Memorial including a two minute silence and reading of the names of the fallen. There will be road closures in the High Street from 9.15 to 9.30am and again from 10.30 to 11.30am. Diversions signs will be in place directing traffic via Nep Town Road, Broomfield Road, Upper Station Road and Church Street. Tuesday 11 November – Remembrance Day

Across our local area Remembrance Sunday services will be held to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and other conflicts. Some of these services are detailed below – all Henfield residents are welcome to attend. A two minute silence will be observed at the War Memorial on Cagefoot Lane at 11am and a lone bugler Friday 7 November - Poppy Cross Ceremony in the will sound the last post. cemetery At 11.30am children from Year 6 at St Peter’s School will read eulogies to our fallen servicemen and lay a poppy cross on each of their graves. Sunday 9 November - Remembrance Sunday At 9.20am the parade will leave the War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane and march to St Peter’s Church. The service of remembrance will start at 9.45am and the parade will leave the church at 10.35 and return to the War Memorial. At 10.50 there will be an Ecumenical Service, organised by the Parish Council, at the War

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BN5 is like part of the furniture.” “It wasn’t in BN5 so it can’t be happening.” “My postman hasn’t delivered BN5 this month. What’s going on?” Those are a few if the things people have said over the years (luckily we don’t hear the final one very often!). They are the comments that make me most proud of what we’ve achieved over the last nine years of publishing BN5. If it doesn’t arrive then we hear about it!

carriage clock for long service (and sufferance). Juth somehow manages to make all the figures add up and occasionally seem interesting (unbelievable, isn’t it?). Without her we’d grind to a halt. Sarah Butler has been writing articles and editing our news and diary submissions since 2011, she makes it all look very easy and manages to fit BN5 around her ‘proper’ job for the Environment Agency and her three gorgeous girls. I have no idea how she does it, and remain the most calm person in the office. We also call on the talented and artistic skills of local graphic designers, Helen Boosey creates our much-admired covers for both magazines, while our other ‘newbie’ Emily Black is learning the ropes on ad designs and magazine layouts. Chris from DCP is ever efficient and helps out when we get busy, which we frequently do. The lovely Sue Willis looks after our website, her eagle-eyes spot any errors and make sure everything is fully updated. The new website (www.bn5magazine.co.uk) has been a really big project for us, and after initial ‘settling in’ is working really well and proving very useful. Along with our Facebook page (with 700 likes and building) which regularly gets over a thousand views on our comments. Both are a really nice way of us getting valuable feedback – making sure we keep you right up to date. We now publish BN5 digitally and we love to see where in the world it’s being read online – how fabulous to be able to say ‘hello’ to our readers in Germany, Australia, France, the US and Cyprus. We even have a reader in Venezuela who regularly downloads BN5, we are assuming it’s the same person! Thank you everyone for supporting us; for reading the magazine and for letting us know when we get it right and when get it wrong. We’ll be at various village events on the run-up to Christmas selling our Henfield Charity Calendar like fury, so please come and say “Hello”. On the 12th December there might even be some mulled wine and chocolate brownies!

100 feels like a milestone for our business and a good time to reflect on the past few years. From the first issue when it was just me as writer, advertising salesperson, graphic designer of sorts and tea-maker (only one of those things done half-competently, I make a mean cup of builder’s) to now, with our two publications (we launched thirteen8 in 2010), our smart website and this month our new charity calendar. Without the enthusiasm and encouragement of our first set of advertisers back in November 2009 (Cornerweighs, Stokes, The White Hart, Village Care, Henfield Hall, Jasmines, The Conservatory Company, Henfield Leisure Centre, Kingston Smith, Coles Automotive, PHB and Braziers, along with a few businesses who are no longer around) I wouldn’t have done it. So, a huge thank you to them for believing in the idea. We are continually indebted to them and all the local businesses that advertise with us. Many have become firm friends and we are great believers in buying locally and using local tradespeople. Henfield is so lucky to have such great shops, service providers and reliable businesses, we are very proud to champion them. There are seven of us working on the magazine now, mainly part-time. Zoë Standing looks after our sales and keeps our customers happy and she’s brilliant at it. Zoë has the biggest laugh, we are guaranteed a sunny day when she’s here! She is as passionate and enthusiastic about BN5 today as she was the day she started back in 2007. Judith Ryan is our ‘newbie’ and the cheerful voice at the end of the line when you call us. Always efficient and organized, “Judith, what did we do before you?!” has become a phrase often uttered in the office. Juthy Slaughter is deserving of a Emma Osman, Editor

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Local interest | NOVEMBER 2014

If you go down to the woods today… T he Tottington Woodlanders Conservation group has been managing Tottington Woods in Small Dole for over 22 years. The woods, which had been largely neglected since just after World War II, are considered one of the finest examples of a traditional bluebell woods in the local area.

We manage the woods in a traditional style: coppicing the understory and preserving the habitat to encourage a rich diversity of fauna and flora. We have been gathering information from various surveys about the plants and other wildlife dependent on this style of woodland over the years and have identified some unusual and scarce species now thriving in Tottington Woods. These include many ancient woodland indicator plants which only thrive in woodland that has been in existence for many hundreds of years (these indicator plants can be viewed on our web site in the floral list). The main task of coppicing takes place every Sunday throughout the winter months by our small band of committed workers and it usually involves involve cutting and sorting the coppice. Last winter we were involved in learning a new skill in hedge laying and if you walk through the woods you will have seen the wonderful hedge that we created in the north east corner. Along with the work, there is a huge amount of fun and laughter, and we take great pleasure from knowing that we are contributing to betterment of the woods. There is always time to stop and gather around the fire for a welcome cup of tea and a chat - where else can you go on a cold winter’s morning to meet friends, get some exercise, enjoy the great outdoors and get a free cup of tea?

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Earlier this year we signed a new agreement with our land owners, Hopegar Properties (after the completion of the original 21 year understanding) who give regular support to our management of the woodland. We have a tripartite agreement with Hopegar and West Sussex County Council who, in the form of the countryside rangers, give our group valuable advice and support. We sell the cut wood as bean sticks, pea boughs and stakes, or we turn it into charcoal or craft items which we sell at various events throughout the summer. This enables our group to function without applying for grants to maintain the wood. This summer we had a grand display in Red Oaks garden during the Henfield Garden and Arts weekend where we demonstrated the use of traditional pole lathes and sold items made by members of the group. We also had a good display at the Small Dole Horticultural show with the addition of ornamental bulrushes made by Jill. If you would like to buy any of our traditional garden products it’s a good idea to contact us late in the winter to place your order. Our new chairman, Malcolm Knight, is looking forward to the challenges ahead. Malcolm (who has been a member of Tottington Woodlanders since it began in 1992) takes over

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NOVEMBER 2014 | Local interest from Chris Burchell-Collins, who was chairman for nine years. He is well supported by our other committee members: Frank Wright, Jill Cannon, Helen Knight, Pauline Beale, Liz Cardon and Russ Cardon.

If you are a Facebook user, take a look at our ‘Friends of Tottington Woodlanders’ Facebook page. Here you can view our most recent activities and any up-and-coming events as well post photos and comments about your walks in the Tottington Woods. We welcome new members to join us either in our winter coppicing work, or to help with other activities such as delivering our newsletter or administrative tasks. Anyone interested in joining should call Malcolm or Helen on 01273 493316, or contact us via the website at www.tottingtonwoodlanders.org.uk We will provide training and tools but if you want a warm drink you will need to bring your own mug! Helen Knight

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Local interest | NOVEMBER 2014

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he Steyning Air Cadets were given the experience of a lifetime at their annual awards lunch at Tottington Manor in September when two Lancaster bombers performed a special detour over the South Downs just for them!

was an incredible experience - I never thought we would have a twin Lancaster fly past and it will be something the cadets remember for the rest of their lives! None of us are likely to ever see it again.” The Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War II which first took the skies in 1941. Over 7,000 bombers were built during the war, both here in the UK and in Canada. Around half of these were lost in operations or destroyed in crashes. Of those that survived, most were scrapped at the end of the war. Today there are only two airworthy Lancasters left in the world – one owned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and one by the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Cadet Chandi Slaughter described the experience: “On the day of our Awards Dinner we were told that some Lancasters might fly over the restaurant. During our lunch, just before 2pm our commanding officer asked us to go outside and stand at attention in a squad. Then we heard this really loud rumble. Over the hills flew two Lancaster Bombers. They were massive and scared all the cows!” She then went on to explain: “They are the only two flying Lancasters left in the world. It was really special because they had done a detour just for us, and it might be the last time they fly together, as one is from Canada. They were magnificent!”

The awards lunch, which followed a Battle of Britain memorial service at St Andrews Parish Church in Steyning, was to celebrate the cadet’s achievement from the previous 12 months. Both aircraft were taking part in the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight UK Tour and were on their way from Shoreham Airport to Duxford Airshow. On hearing that the Steyning squadron were nearby, the pilots made a special diversion to fly over Tottington Manor where the Cadets were parading in the grounds with the union flag. The glorious pair roared over the historic restaurant so low that the cadets could feel the air vibrate with the loud rumble of their engines. The amazing fly past was organised by the guest of honour at the lunch, Mr Robert Pooley CStJ. FRIN. FRAeS. of Pooley’s Swords and Air Pilot Publications in Shoreham. The Steyning squadron commander Flight Lieutenant Dave Emsley said: “Mr Pooley is a fantastic man with an incredible career in aviation. He started as an Air Cadet, entered the Air Force, after leaving became an aircraft engineer and started his Air Pilot Publication and pilot accessories business. He remains very active in supporting aviation and the The Steyning Air Cadets would like to thank Mr Pooley RAF and hence he managed to arrange the fly past for arranging such a special and unique experience. for us”. He went on to describe the experience: “This

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Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries Partridge Green and Henfield

www.hawthornvets.co.uk A welcoming practice offering personal services and quality veterinary care for all your family pets’ needs. Please feel free to contact Jonathan and Annelise Underwood MRCVS and Associates to discuss any aspect of your pets’ care at the practice. The Old Bakehouse Wantley Cottages

| High Street | London Road

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Small Family run business offering love & fun for canines! Dog Walking Service with over 10 years experience Specialising in lead training Reliable / Friendly / Experienced £6.00 per hr / £3.00 per half hr Locally Based / CRB checked / Fully Insured Interesting & Safe walks

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A family business with over 18 years’ experience of fantastic service and carpet fitting!!

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High quality, professional & trustworthy service 36 years qualified experience Family run company based in Henfield Conversions Refurbishments

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Office: 01403 891101 Alan Daniels: 07766 522673 Daren Bonwick: 07811 194178 Email: info@willowconstruction.co.uk

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LOCAL TREE SURGEON

Covering Henfield and the surrounding villages

• Stump Grinding • Pruning • Felling • Climbing • Wood Chipper

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• All Types Of Blinds Including Roller, Roman, Venetian & Vertical

Items For Sale Include Fabrics, Wallpapers, Linings, Tracks And Poles • Our Own Fitting Service Available; Free Estimates

REPAIR, SERVICING & INSTALLATION OF YOUR GAS, LPG & OIL HEATING SYSTEMS Est. 1998

• Locally Established Business With

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01273 492155 07710 937815

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Village Cars

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Burt Electrical

Henfield 07761 899441 burtelectrical@aol.com

M. C. SERVICES

GAS, PLUMBING & HEATING ENGINEERS

• Boiler installation, service & repair specialist • Landlord Safety Certificates issued, gas cookers & fires installed & serviced • All aspects of plumbing work undertaken

Family-run business

based in Henfield, West Sussex

WE CLEAN ALL... ...RANGES OVENS HOBS EXTRACTORS AGAS MICROWAVES FRIDGES FREEZERS & BBQ’S

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Installation  Testing  Certification  PAT Testing

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hard & soft landscaping

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• Surveys, Planning & Design • Residential projects - large and small • Development of Design brief • Planning Applications & liaison with planning authorities • Building Regulations Applications • Listed Building Applications • Preparation of Tenders • Advice on choice of Contractor • Site supervision • Guidance on Interior Design • Friendly, helpful advice See website for full details

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Education, Education, Education

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t last, it seems the Government is beginning to understand the importance of financial education. In last month’s article I commented on the promise made in the March Budget to offer free face-toface guidance to those at retirement, with the intention of giving them the knowledge to be able to choose the correct retirement option for them. In addition to this, as of the start of this academic year, Financial Literacy will now form part of the national curriculum for eleven to sixteen year olds and there will also be more inclusion of financial studies for younger years. I doubt there are many people that would argue this is not a very welcome development. Finance is now a huge part of everyday life for most people – I don’t think I have sat through an ad break that hasn’t included an advert for a financial product for some years now. Loans with four figure interest rates are now available within fifteen minutes, seventeen year olds are expected to understand insurance terminology when insuring their cars and anybody attending University is likely to leave with eye watering debt. It is therefore clear to see that young people need to be financially literate. We are passionate about financial literacy and for the past six years, we have been coordinating and delivering a seven week

financial literacy course to pupils in years ten and eleven at a local high school. These lessons have formed part of the students’ Personal, Social, Health and Vocational Education (PSHVE) lessons and have focussed on the importance of budgeting, dangers of debt, effective use of comparison sites and understanding insurance jargon, as well as explaining taxation, investments and the process for buying or renting a property. Whilst I am pleased with this seriously overdue initiative, I have some fears that the curriculum may not address the most important and relevant areas of finance. There are many sources which have suggested that this will be delivered as part of Maths lessons and will focus on calculating APRs and using currency as a unit of measurement. If this does become the case then many people, who have campaigned for this change for many years, will feel very deflated. The inclusion of financial literacy in the national curriculum is of course a step in the right direction and as long as the personal and emotional side of finance is addressed, future generations should be well informed to make the correct financial decisions. This is now more important than ever, with the increasingly quick and easy access to a myriad of financial products online. Richard Cohen, FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner

Nsure Financial Services provide Independent Financial Advice. Contact Sarah Gray 01903 821010. Nsure Financial Services Ltd, Nsure House, 93 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JX. www.nsure.co.uk Authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.

KEYMER HASLAM & CO Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisors Accountancy - Audit – Taxation – Investment Services Call us for a friendly, personal and efficient service for all your business needs Bowden House, 1 Church Street, Henfield, BN5 9NS Tel: 01273 495699 Email: tom@keymerhaslam.co.uk www.keymerhaslam.co.uk 01273 494002

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Business | NOVEMBER 2014

Christmas Parties and Gifts

I

f you are planning a Christmas party for your staff – don’t let the taxman crush your festive spirits! Paul Samrah of Kingston Smith LLP advises how to celebrate in style.

A staff party, paid for by an employer, technically counts as a benefit in kind on which employees are taxed. However there is an exemption that allows employers to host the event without it being treated as a taxable benefit – provided the cost per head is no more than £150. For the exemption to apply, the event must be generally open to all and not be exclusive to a particular group. However events based on separate working locations or departments of employees are allowed, if generally available to all employees within the location or department. Unless the principle of generality is achieved, then the full amount is taxable against the employees who attended. For example, an exclusively Directors event which excluded employees would not qualify for the exemption. Employers may organise more than one annual event and all such events may qualify for relief as long as the cost per head, in any one Tax Year, does not exceed £150 in aggregate. If say, two events are held, one costing £120 per head and the second £50 per head, in total you have breached the £150 limit. In this case, the whole of the first event will fall within the £150 exemption but none of the second. If only one event is held in the year and the sum spent is more than £150 per head, then the full amount spent will become liable to Income Tax and National Insurance (NI) for both staff and employer alike. It is taxed as a benefit, which could bring a nasty chill in the New Year. When planning your event and estimating the tax implications, remember that the price per head is calculated on the total number of attendees, that is all staff, their partners and any clients, and not just employees. Secondly, make sure you include all incidental costs. This means adding up not just the venue hire and catering costs but all the other things, such as entertainment fees, taxi fares, overnight accommodation and any VAT charged (regardless of whether or not you are VAT registered). Divide the total cost of each function by the total number of people (including non-employees) who attend, in order to arrive at the cost per head. If an HMRC enquiry is launched, you will need to provide details of all the costs and attendees. Beware of trying to apply the HMRC’s concession to ordinary staff entertaining. You need to hold an event that is clearly a formally organised function. Some employers also make the mistake of charging the party to entertainment in the accounts, then

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forgetting that an event worth over £150 per head must be disclosed on the P11D. There are potentially harsh penalties for incorrect completion of the forms as well as Corporation Tax implications. It is worth remembering that although VAT on entertainment is not reclaimable, VAT on staff parties can be reclaimed, even if it exceeds £150 per head. This is an extra Christmas bonus not to be overlooked! Turning to gifts for staff from their employer – HMRC do accept nowadays that minor gifts may be provided tax-free for employees. There is no statutory ‘de minimis’ limit, so care is needed. For instance an employer may provide employees with a seasonal gift, such as a turkey, a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates at Christmas. All of these gifts are considered to be trivial and are as such not taxable. Where there are a large number of employees, the total cost of providing a gift to each employee may be considerable, but where the gift to each employee is a trivial benefit, this principle applies regardless of the total cost to the employer and the number of employees concerned. If the gift extends beyond the trivial, ie from a bottle or two of wine to a case, from a turkey to a Christmas hamper, you should take advice as it is likely to be treated as a taxable benefit in kind. As a consequence, unless the cost is shown on the employee’s P11d (and the employee pays the tax accordingly) the employer will need to enter into a PAYE settlement agreement with HMRC. The employer will also have a Class 1A (or 1B) NI liability. If the gift comprises non-cash vouchers, the Class 1A NI liability would transfer to a Class 1 NI liability, meaning both employees and employers would be liable. The cost to the employer of providing the vouchers would need to be added to the employee’s gross pay in the pay period that the vouchers were provided, to enable the calculation and deduction of Class 1 NI to be made. Cash presents, such as Christmas bonuses or vouchers redeemable for cash will require tax and NI contributions to be paid through the PAYE system. Finally, if you are considering making Christmas gifts to customers or clients, beware there is a £50 limit in any one Tax Year. The gift must be a business related gift, e,g. a calendar, clock or pen. It must clearly carry an advertisement for your business, otherwise it will be classed as entertainment expenditure and will be disallowed.

Enjoy the party! Paul Samrah For further advice on this or other business issues, contact Paul Samrah on 01737 781546 or email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk See our new website! www.bn5magazine.co.uk


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Index of advertisers | NOVEMBER 2014 ACCOUNTANCY, TAX & BOOKKEEPING A&B Matters The Accountancy Practice Keymer, Haslam & Co Kingston Smith LLP Parr & Company

04 36 63 65 50

Roger Minost Architect

58

ARCHITECT

BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION Number One The Laurels

50

BUILDERS & CARPENTRY

Hamfelds 49 Henfield Construction 20 Henfield Homes & Property Maintenance 57 Nigel Parsons 59 Optimal Property Maintenance 55 PJB Building Solutions 55 Willow Construction 54

CARE

Cherish Care 41 Upper Mead 67

CARPET SUPPLY & CARE

B&I Carpets 56 Carpet Fitting Les Sheeran 60 Selectacarpet 53

CATERING & FARM SHOPS

Dark Star 03 Rushfields Farm Shop 23 Springs Smoked Salmon 29 Swains Farm Shop 24 taste...deli 29

CHIMNEY SWEEP

Terry Healy Chimney Sweep

18

Ben Daniels Carpet Cleaning Sussex Oven Cleaning

50 57

CLEANING & CARPET CLEANING COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT

GARAGES

Braziers Autos 66 Coles Automotive 06 Mile Oak Servicing 57 SETyres 68

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Beechcroft Landscapes 58 Hamfelds 49 Martin Standing 55 The Green Reaper 55 Rooted 55 Rushfields 23 S. Goodridge 55

GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING B Muzeen Groundworks

HAIR & BEAUTY

48

Barbara Dickson Beauty Therapist 43 Brown’s Barbers 36 Hair and Co 30 Hyatt’s Hair 33 Louisa Jayne Partridge Green 43 Natasha 33 Pinks Hairdressing 43 Tisserand 35

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Optimal Property Services Henfield Homes and Property Maintenance Just Gutters

55 57 54

The Mallards

46

DB Foot Clinic 40 Henfield Chiropractic Clinic 47 Henfield Physiotherapy Clinic 46 Henfield Podiatry Clinic 47 Know Dementia 41 Phil Grant Therapist 46 Sussex Osteopath & CHC 42 Tisserand 35 Village Care 10

DOUBLE GLAZING

BHW Glass 60 Countryman Improvements 49 N. Constantine Repairs 58

DRIVING LESSONS

Drivewell 37

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Burt Electrical 57 Jeremy Crawley Electrician 58 Paul Barnard 58

FENCING & GATES

The Henfield Fencing Co Premier Fencing

48 48

FINANCIAL PLANNING / MORTGAGES Nsure

FLY FISHING SUPPLIES

62

Flydressing 19

FUEL & HOME HEATING

CPL Petroleum

37

Mr Mole (Gogga Pest Control)

50

Adrian Over

58

King and Stevens

52

PEST CONTROL PLASTERER

PLANT & TOOL HIRE

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Black Design 13 Design Copy Print 04

48 49

Amanda Wilde 45 Canine Adventures 51 In The Doghouse 12 Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries 51

43 48

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Conservatory Co. Countryman Improvements

DOG WALKING, PETS AND ANIMALS

57

Ladies who Decorate Trim Decorating

PAINTING & DECORATING

PLUMBER

Design Copy Print 04 Katherine Lawrie 43 Lorimer Photography 32 Shoreham Gallery 11 Steyning Bookshop 37 Stokes Newsagents 11 Village Care 10

HARDWARE & DIY

DENTAL SERVICES

Sussex Oven Cleaning

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART

Henfield Helpline 49 PC Doctors 65

CONSERVATORIES

OVEN CLEANING

Hamfelds 49

HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

INSURANCE

Nsure

62

INTERIORS, FURNITURE & CURTAINS

Barbara Ritchie 56 Simply Blinding Ltd 60

KITCHEN FITTING Tanglewood Kitchens

LEISURE & COMMUNITY

11

A. Stenning 59 Aquatec 56 Aspect Plumbing & Heating 59 MC Services 57 Pierson Heating 13 The Plumbing and Tiling Company 58 PST Plumbing 60 Ami Bistro 02 The Bull 15 The George 14 The Plough 22 The Shepherd and Dog 21 Singing Hills Restaurant 31 Stan’s Bike Shack 29 The White Hart 28

ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE GRP Flat Roofing

54

Debby’s Little Darlings The Dove Nursery Oscar Bears Day Care

17 36 36

Lucy Jaques Training Stoba Ltd

12 24

Amanda Shaw Solicitor Griffith Smith Farrington Webb The Sussex Wills Office

61 52 17

Contain Yourself Storage

50

MXT Swim

32

Henfield Village Cars Personal Car Service

56 50

Aerials and More Bowers and Wilkins

59 65

The Plumbing and Tiling Company

58

Lucy Jaques Training

16

SCHOOLS, NURSERIES, CHILDCARE SITUATIONS VACANT SOLICITORS

STORAGE SOLUTIONS SWIMMING LESSONS

TAXI & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES TELEVISION AND AUDIO TILING SERVICES

TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES TREE SURGERY

The Henfield Hall Singing Hills Golf Course Stan’s Bike Shack

61 31 29

Beacon Lettings

48

The Green Reaper 55 Jonathan Carter Trees 55 Liquidamber 37 Southern Beeches 54 The Tree Works 54

Lucy Locksmith

48

Hawthorn Surgeries

51

We Mend Washing Machines

56

Fraz Window Cleaning

36

LETTING AGENTS LOCKSMITHS LOGS

Heritage Wood Yard Milbrook Logs

Henfield Eye Care

OPTICIAN

G CENTRE MOT TESTIN

BRAZIERS eld Garage Henfi

39 51 46

VETERINARY SURGERIES

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS WINDOW CLEANING

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