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November 2017 #136

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Editor’s LETTER

Welcome to our November issue. We would like to thank everyone in the village who came forward to help us piece together details News of four of the men whose names appear on the from the BN5 area Henfield War Memorial, the men who died at the Battle of Passchendaele, 100 years ago. When we started our research, we had just four Local Interest names; by the time we had finished we had built Remembrance in Henfield a picture of these men, of how they had lived and died. Through finding out their stories, scant as some of the information was, the enormity of the battle hit home to us. Real lives, real people. Not just old English names carved in stone on the side Health Henfield keeping healthy of a building that we all walk past when we go to collect our newspapers. George, Alfred, Ernest and active and George. Four vibrant young men in their prime, four of the thousands of men who experienced the living hell of the trenches and paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Local Interest Elvis at the Henfield Hall We could only find one photograph; that of a young and handsome George Thompsett, taken it’s believed on the day he married his wife, Annie. This year, as I stand with so many of you in the Index village and listen to the Parade Master read out the names of the men listed on Henfield’s War of advertisers Memorial, I will think of these men, of the wives, children, mothers and fathers they left behind. “When you go home, tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow, we gave our today.” (John Maxwell Edmunds, 1916)

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Karen Crawford Clarke, Digby Stephenson and Paul Samrah. Cover image of Henfield’s Standard Bearer leaving St Peter’s Church after the 2016 Remembrance Service taken by Amanda Lucas. Additional artwork by Helen Boosey. BN5 magazine is printed on 100% FSC approved managed forests paper and is printed using vegetable-based inks.

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Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the December 17 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 3rd November. For editorial submissions email Emma Osman editor@bn5magazine.co.uk or just call us for a chat on 01273 494002. You can catch up with the latest news and events at www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

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What’s on | NOVEMBER 2017 Due to the number of events this month, some repeating events have been omitted. For a full listing see www.henfieldbn5.co.uk. For the programme of events at the Haven visit the Henfield Haven, go to www.impact-initiatives.org. uk/henfield-haven.

2.30–4pm (& ever 1st Thurs) Pre-Christmas party.

Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Youth Club, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Thurs & Mon)

Wednesday 1

Steyning & Henfield Rotary Club

Henfield Free Church Hall, 2-3.30pm (& every Mon) Open to all, £2.50 per session. Call 01273 494352 for more information.

Youth Club (age 11-18)

Maidment Court, Henfield, 2pm (& every Mon & Thurs 7pm) Open to all. £3 per session.

Castle Inn, Bramber, 7.15– 9.45pm (& every Thurs) All welcome.

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Help in an informal atmosphere. Little Fishes Contact 01273 493403. St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (& every Fri) Toddler Group Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am For pre-school children and their carers. (& every Weds) Play & sing. Suggested donation £1. Henfield Camera Club Henfield Free Church Hall, The Book Nook 7.30pm (& alt Fri) The Chapel, Fulking, 10amMembers evening. 11.30am (& every Weds, & 2nd Sun 2-4pm) Steyning Jazz Club Books, CDs, and DVDs. Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (& every 1st Fri) Carers’ Support Group Bill Phelan’s Muskrat Ramblers. Henfield Free Church Hall, 10.30am–12pm (& every 1st Weds) St Peter’s PTA Bonfire & Friendly carers group for Fireworks information, support and to meet St Peter’s School, 5.30pm other carers. A heady mix of music, food Girls Football Training and drinks topped off with a Kings Field, 6–7pm (& every Weds) spectacular fireworks display. Sessions open to all primary age girls. Contact Donna 07584 Henfield Arts & Crafts 308414.

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Saturday 4

Henfield Bell Ringers

Fayre

Henfield Hall, 10am-4pm St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& See news item. every Weds) New ringers welcome. Contact Katherine Lawrie Jewellery Exhibition 01273 596485. The Cowshed, Steyning, 11am4pm (& 5th, 11th& 12th) Rhyme Time Meet Katherine with her unique Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am and beautiful jewellery. (& every Thurs) Henfield Neighbourhood Fun with music for pre-schoolers. Plan Open Day

Thursday 2

Henfield Unattached

Garden Room, Henfield Hall White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) 9.30am -1pm For those who are alone. Call See news page 19. 01273 495820 or just drop-in.

Art with a Difference

Sobell Court Lounge, Henfield, 2.30-5pm (& every Thurs) All materials provided.

Thursday Circle

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Small Dole Art

Cribbage Club

Games after School

Henfield Library, 3-4.30pm (& every Mon, term time) Play games and make friends.

Steyning Camera Club

Upper Beeding Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every Mon) Activites and advice for our seniors.

Festival of Gardens & Arts Meeting

Henfield Haven, 8pm Review of 2017 and a look ahead to 2018. Anyone thinking of participating next year welcome.

Tuesday 7

Self Help Group Christmas Sale

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm Cakes, gifts and draw. £1 entry including tea or coffee and a mince pie.

Action for Deafness

Audiology Centre, Henfield Haven, 10am-12pm (& every Tues) Drop-in hearing aid maintenance service.

Steyning 2 Mile Stroll

Steyning Health Centre for start, 11am (& 21st) 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by trained volunteers. No need to book.

Free Snooker

Henfield Club, 5-10.30pm (& every Tues)

Youth Club (age 8-11)

Henfield Youth Club, 6-7.30pm (& every Tues) Fun for our juniors.

Small Dole Village Hall, 2– 4pm (& every Mon) Informal art group, new members Henfield Byways Walk Henfield Library for start, 10am most welcome, just turn up. (& 22nd) Henfield Table Tennis

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NOVEMBER 2017 | What’s on HDC Health Walk. 2-3 miles. No To raise money for medication for “The Secret Shore – new research dogs. All welcome, led by trained a school and orphanage in Haiti. on folklore and smuggling in Sussex”. Presented by Chris Hare. volunteers. No need to book. Charities Fair

Knit and Natter

Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am12pm (& every 2nd Weds)

Friends of St Giles Lecture

Henfield Hall, 2.30pm ‘Whatever happened to The Royal Sussex Regiment?’ Richard Putnam.

Henfield Hall, 10am-1pm See news item.

HART Pub Quiz

White Hart, 8.30pm (& 28th) In aid Henfield Area Response Team. Teams up to 6. Call 01273 War Memorial, High Street, 11am 492006 to reserve table. A two minute silence.

Act of Remembrance

Memory Moments Café

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Henfield Free Church Hall, 2-4pm St Barnabas Outreach Steyning History Society Henfield Hall Car Park, 10am(& alt Sat) Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, All welcome, especially those with 2pm (& every 3rd Weds) 7.45–9.45pm (& every 2nd Weds) memory loss. Information and support. Ian Pratt ‘The Arun Valley Postcard Woodmancote & Henfield WI Trail’ (Wey & Arun Canal Trust). Henfield Hall, 12.30pm (& every Remembrance Sunday Henfield Neighbourhood 3rd Weds) War Memorial, High Street, Plan Open Day “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” 9.15am Garden Room, Henfield Hall Rachel Carruthers, WSCC Waste Parade to St Peter’s Church, Prevention Team. 9.30am -1pm for service 9.45am. Parade to See news page 19. Memorial 10.30am for short British Legion Meeting service & wreath laying 10.50am. Cowfold Village Hall, 7.30pm Henfield Antiques Fair Community Sunday Lunch All welcome. 07584 473889. Henfield Hall, 7am-12pm Henfield Haven, 12.30pm (& St Peter’s Coffee Morning every 2nd Sun) Jazzled Choir Jointly organised by St Peter’s Catholic Church Hall, Church St. Peter’s Church, 10.30– Church and the Haven. Call 01273 11.30am (& 2nd Thurs alt months) Lane, 1.30–3.30pm (& alt Thurs) 494747 to book. Fresh coffee and homemade Jazz, blues and swing. All ages cakes. In aid of Terry’s Cross and abilities welcome, especially House Care Home. The Arts Society Steyning those with memory loss.

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Henfield Wild Violets WI

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) Sugar Modelling Figures by Carolyn Harvey.

Henfield Short Mat Bowls

Steyning Centre, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Mon) ‘The Christmas Story through paintings at the National Gallery’ Caroline MacDonald-Haig.

The Arts Society Henfield

Bereavement Support

Henfield Haven Café, 4.155.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Non-religious group supporting local people who have lost a loved one. Contact St Peter’s Church Office 01273 495532.

Henfield Hall, 2pm (every 2nd Mon) “Burned, Bombed or Bulldozed – Britain’s Lost Country Houses” Messy Church Matthew Williams. Visitors welcome. Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& More Sounds of Stage & every 3rd Fri) Screen Crafts, stories from the Bible and Henfield Hall, 7.45pm Henfield Flower Club Songs from West End Musicals Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every a delicious supper. Call Chris 01273 857322. & the Silver Screen. Tickets £15, 2nd Tues) concessions £13. 01903 249912. Colourful Christmas. Open Day with David Thompson. Friends of St Peter’s

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Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& every Fri)

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Saturday 11

Steyning/Wiston Walk

Saturday 18

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Cricket Pavilion for start, Pavilion, Blackstone, 7.30pm (& 9–10.15am HDC Health Walks. Downland dog every 2nd Tues) walk. 2 miles. All welcome, led by Note new venue. See news item. trained volunteers. Henfield History Group Charity Cake Sale Henfield Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) Free Church, 9.30am

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Coffee Morning

St. Peter’s Church, 10am Fundraising for the upkeep of our ancient church. Fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Hand bells demo and talk on Henfield during WW1 by Alan Barwick.

Henfield Hall Annual Quiz Henfield Hall, 7pm

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NOVEMBER 2017 | What’s on A most enjoyable evening. Tables ages. This month focuses on of up to 8. Henfield Hall’s major autumn and harvest. fundraising event. Call David Henfield Camera Club Philipson 01273 493365 to book. Henfield Free Church Hall, 7.30pm (& alt Fri) First Competition, OPEN. Judge: Henfield Conservation Steve Lawrenson. Volunteers

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Broadmere/Oreham, 10am A rewarding morning, fresh air, exercise and good company. We are in need of more volunteers, so please call 01273 494566.

Thursday 23

London Coach Trip

Henfield Birdwatch Talk

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Our annual talk by RSPB gardening for wildlife expert Adrian Thomas. Members free, non members £3.

Sunday 26

Haven 2nd Anniversary Concert

Small Dole Tuesday Club

Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Keith Kempton - Riverside Brewery, talk and tipples.

Wednesday 29

Henfield Parkinson’s Café

Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– 12pm (& every last Weds) Friendly meeting for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Organised by Parkinson’s UK.

Advance Notice Friday 1 Dec

From Henfield Post Office, 8.45am Celebrating Christmas Drops off at and leaves from the Shepherd & Dog, Fulking Henfield Hall, 2.30pm Strand at 6.15pm. Coach with refreshment facilities and toilet. Elvis Las Vegas 1969 - see article. See our advert for our month of special events. Tickets £17.50 per person from Steyning Music Society Dark Star Christmas Gill Feltham, 07713 161343. Concert

Haven Minibus Trip

Henfield Haven for pick up, 10.30am-3.30pm Mayberry Garden Centre then Emmaus in Portslade. Tickets £15 from 01273 494747

Turkey & Tipple

Shopping

The Steyning Centre, 3pm Divertimenti, the acclaimed String Dark Star Brewery, Star Estate, Sextet, play Dvorak, Mozart and 5-7.30pm Schoenberg. Tickets Steyning See advert page 22. Bookshop/door.

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Citizens Advice Bureau (Outreach)

Garden Room, Henfield Hall,12-2pm Organised by Henfield Arthritis Henfield Medical Centre, 10am– Fundraisers. Proceeds to Arthritis 1pm (& every 4th Mon) Care UK. Tickets £8 01273 494335. Drop-in 10-10.30am, booked Henfield Friends of St appointments 10.30am-1pm.

Barnabas

Free Church Hall, 7.30pm All welcome.

Friday 24

Family Evening @ The Free

Henfield Free Church Hall, 6.30–8pm (& every 4th Fri) For families with children of all

Tuesday 28

Henfield Art Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Teacher & entertaining demonstrator Marcus Finch returns to paint a snowy landscape in acrylics.

Sussex Woodcraft Annual Show

Henfield Hall, 9am-4.30pm Large exhibition of members work, plus many stalls selling locally made handcrafted wooden items.

Sunday 3

Know Dementia Christmas Extravaganza

Henfield Hall, 2-5pm The Victory Vs along with our Jazzled Choir. Tickets 01273 494300 info@knowdementia.co.uk.

Henfield Antiques Fair Collectables, Jewellery and Bric-a-brac

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News | NOVEMBER 2017

HENFIELD ARTS & CRAFTS FAYRE The creative people of Henfield will be out in force again at the Henfield Hall from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 4 November 2017 for the annual Henfield Arts & Crafts Fayre. Now in it’s ninth year, it’s a great place to go for those unique and handcrafted quality gifts all showcased by local artists, craftsmen and small businesses, whilst raising money for HART. On display and available to purchase, will be something for everyone and every budget, ranging from the simple, fun and pretty to stylish accessories and unique artwork for you, your family, home and garden. All the exhibitors

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enjoy chatting with visitors about their work and processes involved and this all makes for a lively and bubbly atmosphere in the hall on the day. Often exhibitors will undertake bespoke commissions for unique and special purchases. Visitors will be able to enjoy a great selection of our now famous homemade cakes with their tea and coffee, whilst relaxing and pondering on their purchases. A raffle will be run throughout the day to support HART and the prizes will be from a selection of the crafts on sale. Visit www. henfieldartsandcrafts.co.uk for more details. Tracy Smyth

STEYNING GRAMMAR FUNDRAISING FOR THE CARIBBEAN We have over 20 students at Steyning Grammar School, boarding and day, for whom home is in the Caribbean - and they have been directly affected by the recent hurricanes. Talking to them about this is truly humbling. They have launched an appeal, with our full support, to raise money for the British Red Cross Hurricane Appeal. If you can support their fundraising please go to: www. justgiving.com/fundraising/steyning-grammarschool. Thank you for you support. Nick Wergan, Headteacher

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NOVEMBER 2017 | News CHANGES TO BIN COLLECTIONS

BONFIRE & FIREWORKS FUNDRAISING EVENT We’re back with a bang again this year on Friday 3 November with our annual Bonfire and Fireworks event at St Peter’s School, Henfield. The evening will be a heady mix of music, food and drinks to be enjoyed fireside topped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Advance tickets are available at the special price of £18 for a family (2 adults, 3 children), £5 for adults and £4 for children (under 3s are free). They are available now from Stokes of Henfield, Jasmine’s Florist and St Peters School office so why not get organised and bag yourself a bargain. Doors open at 5-30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6-30pm and the fireworks display will take place at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there! Melissa Pieri

NEWS FROM HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL Henfield Parish Council sets aside a small sum of money each year to give a number of grants to local clubs and organisations. If you would like to apply for funding, please do so in writing to Henfield Parish Council at the Henfield Hall, or email us at office@henfield.gov.uk If possible please include a copy of last year’s accounts and let us know what the grant will be used for. Council encourages local groups to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday 8 December. With bonfire night fast approaching, please could I again ask residents to show consideration for their neighbours if you are intending to let off fireworks. Henfield Parish Council receives several complaints each year in respect of individuals setting off their fireworks late on week nights, which keeps awake those of us that work and young children who have to attend school the following day. Please show respect for your fellow residents and enjoy the festivities at a reasonable hour. Kevin Wright, Henfield Parish Council

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From 5 February 2018 Horsham District Council will be rolling out across the district changes to our household bin collections. Your recycling will be collected one week, and your household waste collected the same day the following week. We will be sending every household an information pack in January 2018 with further details about these changes, including the specific date when your bin collections change and what day of the week your bins will be collected. Depending on your needs, additional bin capacity can be provided for those households who meet one of the criteria below. You may be eligible for a larger household rubbish bin or you may want to request a larger or additional recycling bin. You will need to apply for this by Thursday 30 November. The exceptions policy for a larger household waste bin is similar to that used by other councils with alternate weekly waste collections – ie if you have medical needs, households with five or more permanent residents, or households with three or more children in nappies. There is no cost for the bin but there will be a delivery charge of £5 for each additional or larger bin. Apply at www.horsham.gov.uk/newbinscollections or telephone: 01403 733144. For advice and tips on how to reduce the amount in your waste bin and recycle, reuse and recycle more visit our online pages here www.horsham. gov.uk/thinkbeforeyouthrow Horsham District Council

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES Plans are afoot for a major fundraising event next March: on Friday 23 March 2018 there will be a Grand Silent Auction to raise funds for The Henfield Haven and The Henfield Hall. Tickets will include a delicious supper and more details will follow in the New Year. Please watch this space for further information! Pamela Chaston

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News | NOVEMBER 2017 Hamilton. We were fascinated to hear about his overseas travels in search of plants, to places such China, Russia, New Zealand and Malaya. His passion and enthusiasm shone through every part of the Talk. We were all impressed by his contribution to horticulture, borne out by the details of his time working at the Sir Harold Hiller Gardens in Hampshire and his commitment to encouraging young people with an interest in horticulture. Roy said: “Gardeners are the happiest people - all you need is a packet of seeds and patience. The whole world can open up for you - whether it’s a pea or a tree”. To join Henfield Garden Club contact jbs@ ROY’S LIFE WITH PLANTS backsettown.demon.co.uk; or ring Julia on 01273 What a success Roy Lancaster’s illustrated Talk: 493900. ‘My Life with Plants’ was! A down to earth and Stephanie Weeden thoroughly nice man with a good sense of fun, Roy Lancaster - the celebrated BBC Radio & TV THE HENFIELD HALL ANNUAL presenter & Vice-President of the RHS - came to QUIZ the Village Hall on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at the The Quiz, which will be held on 18 November in invitation of Henfield Garden Club and gave a very Henfield Hall, has run annually since 1989 and interesting and humorous two hour talk. has always been a well supported and most Roy started with his early interest in plants as a enjoyable evening. As well as a most entertaining schoolboy, described his early work years as a quiz, we have a break midway when a delicious Parks Department employee in Bolton (his home Ploughman’s supper is served. Book a table and town), his time as a television Garden Show co- support the quiz, the Hall’s main fundraising event. presenter with Percy Thrower and later Geoff A table of up to 8 people costs £48. By supporting this event you will be helping us to keep the Hall running for the use of all of us. We are a charitable organisation, almost entirely managed by a committee of volunteers and we do rely on your support for its upkeep. This year, again mainly with the help of hard working volunteers, we have managed to refurbish the entrance, foyer and committee room and fitted new curtains in the Garden Room. The Bar will be open from 7pm and we will make a prompt start at 7.45pm with the Question Master running through the order of the evening and the Quiz itself starting at 8pm. Call David Phillipson on 01273 493365 for tickets. Ann Hubner

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Do look out for our stall at the Charities Fair in the Henfield Hall on Saturday 11 November. The Christmas Starts Here Concert will be on Thursday 7 December as usual in the Henfield Hall. Don’t forget to visit our stall during the Village Shopping evening on the 8 December. Of course we will also be singing Carols on the Free Church steps that evening and the following morning. The next meeting of The Friends is on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm in the Free Church Hall so do come along, we are always looking for fresh ideas for fund raising. Fred McComas For more news go to... www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


NOVEMBER 2017 | News FULL OF BEANS IS BACK!

DIAMOND CELEBRATIONS Local residents Eileen and Bill Kyte will celebrate 60 years of marriage on 2 November 2017! Eileen was born in Brighton 1935 and spent the first three years of her life in Poynings. She moved to Henfield, going to the girls’ school near the Tanyard, and has lived here ever since. Bill was from Blackstone and he went to the boys’ school on Henfield Common. He worked for Mackleys Construction for a time and then drove a bus for a Henfield firm. They met once he was de-mobbed from the Royal Signals and Eileen had returned from service in the Nafi in 1955. They fell in love and we married in St Peters Church Henfield, 1957 by Rev Paul Peters. They have a son, Anthony, who still lives in Henfield, one granddaughter and two greatgrandsons. Eileen and Bill will be celebrating their diamond anniversary with their family and friends in the Henfield Village Hall and we wish them much happiness. Editor

HURSTPIERPOINT SINGERS Tickets are now on sale for the Hurstpierpoint Singers’ Christmas Extravaganza which will be held in Hurst Village Centre on Sunday December 10 at 2.30 pm. It’s a great way of starting the countdown to Christmas, with carols and Christmas songs for everyone to join in, as well as pieces sung by the choir. This year we’re following Santa’s sleigh around the world, with music from America, Canada, Ireland and Eastern Europe all featuring. Tickets cost £8 including a glass of wine and a mince pie. They can be bought from Jan Ton News in Hurstpierpoint and from Hassocks Hardware and will be available on the door. Accompanied school-age children are free. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any queries, contact me on 01273 831801. David Redd

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It will be all treats and no tricks when full of Beans coffee shop on Henfield High Street re-opens under new management on 30 October! Local resident Doug Walford has taken over the business and wants to continue the good work that former owners Linda and Ollie started. Melissa Webb will be managing the cafe and they aim to provide the same friendly service and great coffee that Henfield has become accustomed to, with as much as possible sourced locally: the coffee beans will be roasted in Small Dole and teamed with non-homogenised milk from Rusper to make the perfect coffee. They will also be serving specialty teas such as Chai Latte and a range of cakes, panninis and sandwiches, including gluten-free options. They have great plans to extend the opening hours, including Sundays and early mornings, so watch this space! Melissa Webb & Doug Walford

HENFIELD LIBRARY NEWS We were thrilled to receive such generous donation cheques collected over the Garden & Arts weekend and from the Brass Fusion event. This has enabled the Library Service to put an order in for some much needed mobile display towers. Thank you so much to everyone concerned. If you’re looking to get your Christmas cards sorted early this year then look no further than Henfield Library. From the 1 November the Library will have a wonderful selection of charity Christmas cards together with stocking filler gifts. If you haven’t visited us lately, have you been missing out? Please pop in and we can explain how the library service is adapting to the online times that we live in. Sallyanne, Shirley, Lucy and Tracey

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News | NOVEMBER 2017 WEAR IT FESTIVE

GIANT HOLLYHOCKS! Congratulations again to David Sayers, this time for his horticultural skills. For the past two years David has been cultivating hollyhocks in his garden in Greenways in Henfield – last year’s specimen was about 13 feet and this year it is over 14 feet tall! Editor

It’s never been easier to get involved in St Barnabas House’s ‘Wear it Festive’ fundraising campaign! This Christmas, St Barnabas is asking local businesses, schools and individuals to hold a fundraising event – and help raise money for local hospice care. What will you do to raise money for St Barnabas? For hints and fun ideas, why not register for one of our helpful fundraising packs? Wear it Festive takes place on Friday 15 December, or you can pick any date in December. St Barnabas House’s care is free to all patients, but to provide our care services, at the hospice and in the local community, costs £16,793 a day. Taking part in Wear it Festive this December will help to pay for the whole of Christmas Day! Will you help make this year’s Wear it Festive another roaring success? Register online at www.stbh.org. uk/wearitfestive. Janet Parsons

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JUMPING FOR CHARITY Henfield Funeral Services travelled to Headcorn, Kent for the charity Skydive on Saturday 26 August 2017 in aid of St Peters Church. We arrived for 1pm for the guys to do their training beforehand. The weather was fantastic and it was such a fun day while waiting for the gents to jump 12,000 feet. We had our picnic blankets out at the ready to relax, while the gents prepared. The skies were clear, and at around 5pm the gents started to make their way to the plane. We had such an amazing view while watching with anticipation to see the first jumpers. With our stiff necks looking up into the sky, we finally saw the gents coming down very gracefully. We are so proud of them and they all arrived safely. We want to thank everyone who kindly supported us, with Reverend Paul and Jan Doick attending on the day, and so far, we have raised approximately £1,200 for the Church. Karen, Nick & all the team at Henfield Funeral Services For more news go to... www.henfieldbn5.co.uk


NOVEMBER 2017 | News SONGS OF STAGE & SCREEN November will see the return of the Musical Theatre Touring Company to the Henfield Hall. Stage 4 Productions UK bring the best of the West End and Broadway to Henfield. This five handed company appeared earlier this year when ‘Sounds of Stage & Screen’ visited the Hall for one performance only. Now with their new production of ‘More Sounds of Stage & Screen’ featuring Artistes from the West End Stage, they perform more top songs from West End & Broadway Musicals. The performance is on 10 November for one performance only. Tickets can be booked by phone to 01903 24412. John Howe

THE CHARITIES CHRISTMAS FAIR Make a note in your diaries: On Saturday 11 November from 10am-1pm 35 charities will be participating in the annual Charities Christmas Fair at the Henfield Hall. There will be gifts, cards, cakes, preserves, puddings, pies, knitwear and crafts, great bargains, raffles and a tombola, not to mention the wonderful bacon butties and refreshments! Do come and support your favourite charity – we look forward to seeing you there. Linda Beresford

UP THE GARDEN PATH Put on your metaphorical wellies and let Adrian Thomas lead you ‘Up the Garden Path’ at 7.30 in the Henfield Hall on Friday 24 November with a talk about something close to his heart (and even closer to his back door) – the joy of wildlifefriendly gardening. There’ll be plenty of chances to ask your probing questions too. Adrian writes for the RSPB Nature’s Home and Garden Answers magazines, and will have some copies of the new edition of his RSPB Gardening for Wildlife book for sale. There will be a RSPB sales stall too, and the bar will be open. £3 entry for non-members Val Bentley

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News | NOVEMBER 2017 minibuses around the local area taking SEN children to and from school, as well as helping to transport older people, those with disabilities and local community groups on day trips. This is a part-time position. You will need to have category D1 on your driving licence (if you passed your test before 1997 you will have) and the position will require and enhanced DBS check. Full training will be given in all aspects of the work. Pay rates are £8.50 an hour with 12% holiday pay for hours worked, paid quarterly. For more information please call 01444 471919. Lee Gander, Community Transport Sussex

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Horton Golf Club were delighted to present their Horsham Ice Rink will open its doors for its cheques of £500 to both HART and Hurstwood second year on 20 October 2017 at its new central Park following their recent successful charity day location in Horsham Park. Now easier to access match. on foot and by bicycle, as well as with plenty of David Bateson, Secretary, Horton G.C. local parking, once again the ice rink will be a huge real ice rink fully covered for use in all weathers. PART TIME MINIBUS DRIVER The real ice rink will again be offering a cafe, REQUIRED IN HENFIELD reception, private lessons, group booking Community Transport Sussex require part- discounts and children’s parties. For more time drivers to assist with their local community information including ticket booking and opening transport operation operating in Henfield West times, please visit www.horshamicerink.co.uk Sussex. You will be driving wheelchair accessible

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NOVEMBER 2017 | News

CULTURE IS… A short film produced by Henfield creative digital agency Dreamshock was premiered at the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 launch event at The Capitol Theatre on Wednesday 27 September. The film, entitled ‘Culture is…’ - commissioned by Horsham District Council, sponsors of the Year of Culture – features a series of vox pops from Horsham residents on the subject of their district’s arts and cultural heritage, interspersed with shots of iconic landmarks. Dreamshock captured a cross-section of contributions from local writers, actors, beatboxers, woodland craft makers and wine growers, as well as Julia Donaldson MBE – author of The Gruffalo and Stick Man and Children’s Laureate, 20112013 – who is patron of the Year of Culture. Please visit www.dreamshock.com/hdyoc/

Our Call for Sites notice has been published and we have written to all of the site owners / agents of the allocated sites of the first plan, notifying them that we are producing a second plan. These will go through the site assessment process, which will be helped by the Housing Needs Assessment that has been carried out by AECOM on our behalf. We will give developers the opportunity to give a site presentation at a public meeting. We will be holding those meetings at 7pm Tuesday 14th November and 7pm Tuesday 28th November. Please come along and take the opportunity to question their proposals. With input from Horsham District Council, who are producing the Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment on our behalf, our aim is to be able to submit our presubmission plan, for consultation over a six week period, in the spring or early summer of 2018. Ray Osgood, Neighbourhood Plan

A FESTIVE DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Put a note in your diary for Friday 8th December, 5.30-8pm, when Henfield High Street will light up with festive fun! Stalls, Santa, carols, street food, fairground rides and shops opening late, there will be plenty to entertain the family. The Big BN5 Draw will happen at the BN5 gazebo. See you there!

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN LATEST In August every household and business in the designated area received a Neighbourhood Plan survey and of the 3,100 delivered by volunteers, to whom I am most grateful, 985 were returned. This was an uplift from the first plan of over 250 responses. That data is now being assessed and will help inform the State of the Parish Report. There are two open days to give you the opportunity to have further input into the plan process. Sat 4th November 9.30am-1pm in the Garden Room, Henfield Hall & Weds 8th November 6.30-9pm.

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NOVEMBER 2017 | News Please support us as we fundraise - already we have had some wonderful prizes donated by local businesses, as well as four very rare tickets for the filming of Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour Live’ just before Christmas! We’ll be announcing ticket sales soon - please follow our Facebook page for more information. If you’re a local business who would like to donate a prize, or even buy tickets for your staff as an early Christmas gift, please let us know. 01273 494002 email editor@bn5magazine. co.uk. Thank you. Editor

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We are pleased to announce that the recipient of our Christmas fundraising with the Big BN5 Christmas Draw will be The Brain Tumour Charity. We are supporting this very special charity because an important member of our Henfield High Street community - Olivia Pugh (who you will recognise as the owner of Hamfelds) has been undergoing intensive treatment for a brain tumour over the past few weeks. Her treatment will keep her in London for the next nine months, under the dedicated care of expert consultants and nursing staff at King’s College Hospital. Olivia is in the process of becoming a ‘Community Ambassador’ for BTC, so when she’s back up and about you’ll be seeing her around the village working towards greater awareness and earlier diagnosis of brain tumours. The Brain Tumour Charity are a small charity who fundraise for vital research as well as support those who have been diagnosed. Their awardwinning ‘Head Smart’ campaign has seen the diagnosis timespan in children fall from 13 weeks to 6.4 weeks, which vastly improves survival rates. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killers in children and those under 40, at BN5 we will supporting BTC with their awareness campaign.

Your local hospice, St Barnabas House, invites you to Light Up a Life. It’s your chance to join a very special event as we come together to remember and celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones this Christmas. Our services of celebration and remembrance will be held at Worthing Assembly Hall on Monday 11 December at 4.30pm and 7pm. If you can’t come to either service, you can still take part. We can send you an Order of Service, and you can pick up a votive candle from one of our hospice shops to light at home and remember your loved one. To find out how you can be a part of Light Up a Life, please call our Fundraising Team on 01903 706329. Janet Parsons

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marks the 100th anniversary of the infamous Battle of Passchendaele which has become a symbol of the mud, madness and futility of the First World War.

The battle consisted of a series of failed British offensives against the German forces fought from July through to November near Ypres on the Western front. The battlefield quickly turned into a quagmire and over the three months of fighting, hundreds of thousands of men lost their lives on both sides and many thousands more were injured. 2 6 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

For most of us, fortunately, the horror of Passchendaele is something that we have only read about or seen stories of on the big screen. Because of this it is easy to forget that those affected were real people with real lives and real families. Several men from Henfield and the surrounding area were caught up in the misery of Passchendaele and we put a call out to see if we could find out more about them. We are massively grateful to local residents Julia Dew, Maureen Fletcher, Helen Loader and Alice Sayers who have very kindly shared with me their knowledge of four of the men who lost their lives.

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NOVEMBER 2017 | Local history was born in 1889 soldier and a man. He was popular with all and he in Brighton and was the son of Kate Honey. The was always bright and cheerful.” He is buried at 1901 census shows that, now called Ernest Zantvoorde British Cemetery in Belgium. Frederick Parsons, he was living at Myrtle Terrace was born in 1877 in in Henfield with his mother who had married Henry Slaugham and Parsons and his two sisters: ten-year old Mabel was the son of and one-year old Christina. By the 1911 census John T(h)ompsett Ernest (now called Honey again) was working as (a Gamekeeper) a labourer and still lived at 2 Myrtle Terrace with and Harriett. The his parents and his sister Christina. Ernest enlisted 1901 census shows as a Private (Service No. 25142) in the London that George was Regiment, 12 Battalion Royal Fusiliers and he was unmarried, working killed in action on 31 July 1917, aged 28 years. He as a Journeyman is buried at Ypres at the Menin Gate Memorial in Baker and boarding Belgium. in Henfield High Street. By the 1911 was born in Shoreham in 1888 census, George was and was the son of Alfred and Louisa Sturt. The still a Journeyman 1901 census shows that Alfred lived at Wisborough Baker but was now Green, with his parents. By the 1911 census, living at 3 Park Road Alfred was working as a Market Gardener and in Henfield with his living at Weavers Cottage in Nep Town, Henfield wife Annie Jane (of with his wife Kate (nee Malthouse) and their twoEastern Terrace, year old daughter, Kitty. He also has a daughter, Henfield) and four Violet, who was born in 1915. Alfred enlisted in the 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. daughters: Elsie, Winifred, Ivy and Margaret. 40883) and he was killed in action on 16 August George enlisted in the 21st Infantry Labour Corps, 1917, aged 29. He is buried at the Tyne Cot The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), Memorial in Belgium. Alfred was related to the late (Service No. C/44740) and he later transferred to Harold Sturt (a Henfield Postman) and is distantly 129th Coy Labour Corps (Service No. 77205) and related to both Julia Dew and Alice Sayers, both of he died of wounds on 6 November 1917, aged 40. He is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery in whom live locally. Belgium. Local Genealogist Helen Loader made was born about 1883 contact with family member Alan Fulford who in Crowthorne, Berkshire and was the son of has the following memories: “I am one of George Charlotte Price and George Field who later lived on and Annie Jane’s great grandchildren and I can Downsview Terrace in Henfield. The 1901 census remember coming down to Henfield visit Great shows that he was living at Groveland Cottage in Grandma in the 1970’s where she lived with Arthur Twineham with his mother. By the 1911 census he and Margaret Curd, above the hardware store.” had married Mabel Louise Styles and they lived in Henfield will honour its former residents George, Ernest, Hove with their one-year old son William and he Alfred and George along with all the other names worked as an Assistant Grocer. George enlisted on the Henfield War Memorial on Cagefoot Lane at on 6 June 1916 (Service no 241488) in the 11th commemorations on both Armistice Day (Saturday Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment and he was 11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 12 killed in action at Ypres on 24 September 1917, November) and everyone is welcome. For more details aged 34 years. His commanding officer wrote of about the timings of the services, please see the ‘what’s him: “Although he has not been with this battalion on’ section. long, we had all learned his splendid qualities as a Sarah Butler

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Local interest Health | NOVEMBER | NOVEMBER 2017 2017

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t was so rewarding to put on the “Keeping Henfield Healthy – a community brainstorm” event and to feel the energy in the room and listen to the ideas and opinions from people of all walks of life. There was agreement that the population is getting older and the NHS and social care can’t afford the increasing costs. There is a lack of paid carers for patients locally. We have to find another way. Ideally we would want to help the pre-frail to remain robust, so they can embrace life and avoid becoming frail and vulnerable. Our community in Henfield is already strong, with lots of clubs and charities, yet we still have many people who are isolated and lonely. The statistics, both nationally and locally, are indicating that we need to put some measures in place to cope. There is an overall projected 8.3% rise in the population in Coastal West Sussex over the next 10 years, of that rise 20% are in the 65-84 year old demographic and 31% will be over 85. Another alarming statistic is that loneliness is one of the major concerns of older people, with 29% of people over 80 reporting high levels of loneliness. As a GP I am acutely aware that loneliness can lead to depression, anxiety and health issues, so tackling the symptoms before they happen can only improve the health of our village and ease the burden on our struggling NHS. A clear message from the brain-storming session 3 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

was that we need a locally based “befriending” scheme that would help isolated people re-engage with the community. We have already formed a very dynamic sub-group to look at this. Watch this space and be ready to volunteer to be a “friend”. The second clear message was that we need really good interconnections between all the different clubs, charities and services that already exist. There is so much out there, how do you know what is there for you and how to access it? BN5 and the mapping done by the Community Partnership and Age Concern give us a superb starting point. Ideally we need someone with fantastic local knowledge and training to signpost people to the help they need. Our LCN (local community network – group of careworkers in Chanctonbury), chaired by me, is prioritizing this as a need for our area. At Henfield Medical Practice, we have been focusing on identifying frail elderly people (and sometimes their families / carers) and trying to help them, using a multi-disciplinary approach - physio, social worker, nurse, occupational therapist, mental health worker, GP. This is called Proactive Care. We try and anticipate problems and avoid them or at least have plans in place in case something goes wrong. The patient has a key worker to contact in time of crisis. They will all have care plans that specify what the patient would like to happen if certain crises occur. Having averted a crisis, it would be good to be able to

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NOVEMBER 2017 | Health help them find support from a “befriender�, club or charity. Communities all over the country are trying to find ways of coping with the aging demographic. I believe that in Henfield we have all the ingredients to be able to showcase how to be a really supportive community giving excellent care for our vulnerable members and their families. If you are feeling isolated, please call Age UK on 0800 6781174 or pop in to the Haven for a coffee and chat

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here is quite a buzz in the Anscombe Production Associates office because the artists that appear in our musical production of ‘Elvis Las Vegas 1969’ have wholeheartedly agreed to perform for the Henfield Haven 2nd Anniversary Concert at The Henfield Hall. The 1st Henfield Haven Anniversary concert last year was a huge success for both the community and the Haven, and was enjoyed by a sell-out audience. Everybody at APA agreed with Tim Anscombe that, should we be invited back, we should present a concert version of one of our productions. Well, we have been, so…… Enter Elvis! Yes, Mr ELVIS PRESLEY! Early last year, Tim was invited by guitarist and bandleader Neale Hobday to hear a group of professional musicians in Kent perform the numbers played during The King’s concerts. To say that he was ‘blown away’ by the quality and preciseness of this tribute band was an understatement! The professionalism and quality that enhanced the session he witnessed, together with a stunning Elvis tribute performer Scott Elvis, was a show in itself! A very enthusiastic APA was invited by the band to help create a new musical based on Elvis’s return to the Las Vegas stage in 1969. Working with the band and a plethora of professionals as teammates, ‘Elvis Las Vegas 1969’ was created in the latter part 2016. The full musical was presented in April 2017 at The Woodville Theatre in Gravesend, and was rapturously acclaimed by the audiences. Tim and his team have devised a tribute show which captures the very best of the music of Elvis. For the

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first half of the Henfield show they have added some older Elvis Presley favourites from 1954 onwards for those lovers of the great man - songs like ‘That’s Alright Mama’, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’, ‘I Beg of You’, ‘I Need Your Love Tonight’ and a few other Memphis-style memories. The second half will be the concert as performed in 1969 at the International Hotel Las Vegas, full of songs specially chosen by both Presley and his Manager Tom Parker to woo audiences back to Elvis’s live

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shows. These include ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’, ‘Words’, ‘Falling in Love with You’, ‘Suspicious Minds’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘In the Ghetto’ and many more. Audiences at the opening of the show in Gravesend wanted encore after encore, and Tim hopes that you will do the same. 40 years after his untimely death Elvis Presley is as popular today with young audiences as with those fortunate enough to have grown up with The King. Scott Elvis, who will play the role of Elvis in Henfield, is an amazing performer. His timing and rock and roll aura is stunning. Those of you who love this era just close your eyes and you will be with ELVIS in… Las Vegas… in Henfield on 26 November at 3pm. The show is being sponsored by six local businesses whose continuing support of the Haven is greatly appreciated. Our thanks to Nigel Parsons Builders, The White Hart, Jeremy’s, Stokes of Henfield, A&B Accountancy Matters, Rushfields and Doubledot Printers. Tickets for this potential West End professional production are £20, and available from Jasmines Florists, Stokes of Henfield and from The Henfield Haven in Hewitts. The price includes a ’60s-style snack at the ‘Hot Rod Café’ during the interval. The bar will be open before the show starts and during the interval. Seating is not reserved, and doors will open at 2:15pm. Don’t miss this unique event, and come and support the Henfield Haven. Digby Stephenson

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Calendar Pets!

W

hen I was in my final year at university a suggestion was put forward to do a calendar for charity. It was around the time of the infamous WI calendar depicting artful shots of WI ladies in various states of undress. Somewhat predictably and probably after a couple of brainstorming sessions in the student union, it was decided that we should do the same. The result was certainly a lot less artful and probably bought a tear to the eye for all the wrong reasons… I and a couple of others were given the honour of the December page so that anyone misfortunate enough to have purchased a calendar would be able to enjoy the “fruits” of our labour throughout the festive period. My Mum was one lucky recipient and hung it on the kitchen wall - I can remember that it was certainly the topic of a few conversations during the Christmas break. While I am pleased to say that the calendar turned out not to be a turkey but was actually rather successful, I still look back on it with a fair bit of regret\ remorse\down right shame! So much so, that I have vowed to destroy any copy that I should stumble upon forever more. There will probably be a point where the Royal Veterinary College final year calendar of 2002 will achieve a value through rarity alone…

With these emotional scars, you can imagine that I was less than enthusiastic when Rebecca, our Head Receptionist, suggested that we do a “Hawthorn” calendar for 2018. I pointed out that a lot of water has gone under the bridge since 2002, not to mention a few inches around the waist have accumulated! I was very relieved (as I am sure anyone reading this article will be) to hear that the subjects of the proposed calendar were in fact animal and not human.

For the past few years we have run a photo competition on our practice facebook page. It’s simple – submit a picture of your moggy or pooch to us and everyone votes on their favourite. Whether you like facebook or not, it is a bit of fun and the winning dog and cat get the honour of their picture being on our vaccine reminders for the following year plus a free booster vaccination. This year we had a fantastic response with nearly 200 photos being submitted and some fabulous entries. Rather than condemn them to archives of facebook for all time, we thought it would be great to produce a calendar showcasing them. The calendar features the top 6 dogs and cats by vote in the competition as well as ALL the entrants on the covers – everyone is represented! The proceeds of the calendar are going to two very worthwhile local animal charities with which the practice has relations – The Retired Greyhound Trust and Paws and Claws. So, if you would like to support the charities or would like a nice animal calendar for 2018, then you can pick one up at either of our surgeries for £6 or order via phone or email and we can post them out (cost of postage is in addition). We hope you like the calendar and we’re pretty sure no-one will regret being in it 15 years later! Jonathan Underwood

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

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Pension salary sacrifice

T

he 2016 Autumn Statement announced changes to salary sacrifice for many benefits, resulting in an erosion of the tax and National Insurance contribution (NIC) benefits. Pension salary sacrifice is not included in those changes, so remains tax and NIC efficient.

Salary sacrifice is an arrangement between an employer and their employees, which enables staff to boost their existing pension contributions. For most employees, this remains the most tax efficient means of saving for retirement. With minimum pension contributions under auto-enrolment increasing in April 2018 and April 2019, salary sacrifice is a good option to maximise the tax advantages and help provide savings. Employees give up part of their gross salary or bonus in exchange for a non-cash benefit, a pension contribution. The employee chooses how much they want to exchange and their gross salary is reduced by this amount. The employer then increases their pension contribution by the amount sacrificed. Just as salary payments are allowable for tax relief, so are pension contributions. Making pension contributions in this way reduces the amount of NIC both the employer and the employee pay. The employer saves 13.8% of the amount sacrificed in NICs, whilst employees will save between 2% and 12% of the amount they sacrifice, depending upon their earnings. These NI savings can be used to help boost employees’ pension contributions or take-home pay. There are no set rules as to how an employer should

set up a salary exchange scheme, but if the employer reinvests some or all of the employer’s NIC savings back into the pension scheme, this will give the employees the most benefit. Salary sacrifice is not always suitable for everyone. Consideration should be given to:

ƒ The impact on other benefits that are linked to salary, i.e. death benefits or overtime, although it is still possible for an employer to use a ‘notional’ or pre-sacrifice salary for these benefits; ƒ Mortgage lending that may be linked to actual salary received; ƒ Statutory benefits which may be affected by a reduction in salary; e.g. statutory maternity/ paternity pay; ƒ Terms and conditions of employment will have to be varied as employees are giving up their contractual right to the future cash remuneration of the amount sacrificed; ƒ Salary sacrifice must not reduce gross pay below the National Minimum Wage. For further advice on this or other business issues contact Paul Samrah on: 01737 781546 or Email psamrah@kingstonsmith.co.uk


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Roger Minost Architect

55

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65

Bartlett Property & Gardens Downs Southern Ltd Excellence in Construction Henfield Homes Ltd Nigel Parsons Builder Project Property Ltd

51 62 25 59 51 38

ARCHITECT

BED & BREAKFAST & ACCOMMODATION BUILDERS, CARPENTRY & PLASTERING

BUILDERS’ SUPPLIES

Hamfelds Home & Garden

39

Upper Mead - Sussex Health Care

42

B&I Carpets

58

Terry Healy Chimney Sweep Van Dyke Sweeps

53 14

CARE

CARPET SUPPLY

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

CLEANING & CARPET CLEANING

Ben Daniels Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Rainbow International

48 38

Henfield Helpline

65

The Conservatory Co.

50

Zeb’s Canine Walks

19

BHW Glass Ltd Countryman Improvements N. Constantine Double Glazing Repairs

58 63 54

Herbert Electrical Jeremy Crawley Henfield Electrician PD Electrical Ltd

50 55 62

The Henfield Fencing Co. R.J Meaker Fencing Limited

61 67

COMPUTER REPAIR & IT SUPPORT CONSERVATORIES

DOG WALKING & GROOMING DOUBLE GLAZING & WINDOWS ELECTRICAL SERVICES

FENCING, GATES & SHEDS

FINANCIAL PLANNING / MORTGAGES

Robert Slaughter Independent Financial Advisor 53

FOOD & FARM SHOPS

Jeremy’s Two Rushfields Farm Shop Swains Farm Shop taste...deli catering

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

C&T Radmall Henfield Funeral Services

50 52

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

11 29 31 21

66 68 54

GARDENERS, GARDENS & NURSERIES Bartlett Property & Gardens Ltd Beechcroft Landscapes The Green Reaper Hamfelds Home & Garden

51 50 54 39

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

GIFTS, BOOKS, JEWELLERY & ART

50 03 61

All Things Covered Dark Star Brewing Shop Design Copy Print Henfield Antique Fair Katherine Lawrie Jewellery The Steyning Bookshop

12 22 04 09 15 46

A. Hyatt Contractors B Muzeen Groundworks MJS Services PHB Contractors

60 50 53 39

A&S Gutter Clearance

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GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING

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24 17 46

HANDYMAN & PROPERTY SERVICES Geoff’s Handyman Services Henfield Homes Ltd

55 59

Hamfelds Home & Garden

39

DB Foot Clinic Hear to Listen Henfield Chiropractic Clinic Henfield Feet Plus Henfield Holistics Sussex Osteopath & Complementary Health

43 46 46 46 09 47

East Barn Interiors Ltd Martha’s Barn Ray Bishop Upholstery Simply Blinding Ltd.

38 41 48 56

Woodborne Kitchens

39

The Henfield Hall Henfield Leisure Centre Horsham District Council Recycling Horsham Ice Rink Sounds of Stage & Screen St Barnabas Wear it Festive St Barnabas Light up a Life

63 45 40 11 33 18 32

HARDWARE & DIY

HEALTH & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

INTERIORS, BLINDS & UPHOLSTERY

KITCHEN DESIGN & FITTING LEISURE, EVENTS & COMMUNITY

LETTINGS

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50 20 32

LOCKSMITHS

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61

LOGS, OIL AND FUEL

Kiln Dried Logs The Tree Works

OPTICIAN

44 60

PEST CONTROL

ACT Pest Control

62

A Hyatt Contractors King and Stevens Ltd PHB Contractors

60 51 39

JG Plastering

61

Aquatec CJ Plumbing MC Services Gas Plumbing & Heating ZM Plumbing & Heating

58 58 54 32

Design Copy Print

04

Marcus Grimes

08

Contain Yourself Storage Inner Space Office & Storage The Old Mill Removals

44 50 48

PLANT & TOOL HIRE

PLASTERING

PLUMBING & HEATING

PRINT SUPPLIES

PROPERTY FOR SALE

REMOVALS & STORAGE

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24 53 59

HBH Rubbish Clearance

55

Dove Nursery Little Gems Oscar Bears Day Care

44 44 44

Griffith Smith Farrington Webb Setford Solicitors The Sussex Wills Office

65 19 52

Jim Hills Sports

16

Corporate Cars Henfield Village Cars

65 62

A & S Aerials & Satellites Norsat

59 61

Louise Gardiner

13

The Green Reaper Southern Beeches Ltd. The Tree Works

54 54 60

Hawthorn Veterinary Surgeries

49

We Mend Washing Machines

58

PPC Windows

60

RUBBISH CLEARANCE

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SOLICITORS & WILL WRITERS SPORTS EQUIPMENT

TAXI & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES TELEVISION, AUDIO & AERIALS TRAVEL AGENTS TREE SURGERY

Ovenu-Worthing

55

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS

Andrew’s Decorating Mark Atkinson Decorator Trim Decorating

58 52 52

PAINTING & DECORATING

BRAZIERS

WINDOW CLEANING

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02 34 28 21 25 10

G & S Roofing Ltd RA Walker Roofing Services Ltd Steyning Roofing

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ROOFING & ROOF MAINTENANCE

44

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