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OCTOBER 2015 | Contents


07 What’s On




12 News

I had the pleasure of meeting the very charming Peter James at the opening of the Henfield Tennis Club pavilion in June this year when he spoke about his new book due to be released in October. It’s a ghost story, based in a big haunted house just outside Henfield. It seemed a perfect opportunity for us to feature Peter in the October issue of BN5 magazine and give local readers an insight into Peter’s writing and love of Sussex.

from the BN5 area


22 Local Interest Peter James, author

32 Local Interest

Henfield Community Partnership celebrates


34 Local History The Towers school


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Peter is a big supporter of the local community and we know he’s hugely popular with many fans in the village. If you’ve ever read his books you’ll recognise local place names and even local characters, the new book will be no exception. Steyning Bookshop have arranged a book signing, talk and Q&A with Peter at Wickwoods on 6 October, you’ll be able to collect your own copy of The House On Cold Hill before the official release date.

The great work of the Henfield Community Partnership is being celebrated on page 32, their Henfield Theatre achievements are numerous and have made a great difference to the whole village. Thank Company’s The Weir you to all those who have worked so hard, and congratulations on reaching 10 years, here’s to the next ten! Particular thanks go to Tony Jackson who has led the group and worked so tirelessly, Local Interest he has been pivotal to HCP’s success. We wish Tracey Prescott 50/500 you well as you move on to work with other village Challenge organisations.

Local Interest

Enjoy beautiful Sussex as the seasons change and please stay in touch with your news and events.

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OCTOBER 2015 | What’s on

Thursday 1 October Henfield Unattached

White Hart, 11am (& every 1st Thurs) For those who are alone. Call 01273 495820 or drop in.

Know Dementia

Henfield Medical Centre, 1.303.30pm (& every 1st Thurs) Drop-in for a chat.

Jazzled Choir

master of ceremonies and Pyecombe Choir. Tickets £10 (includes bangers & mash and glass of wine) from 07812 465559.

Saturday 3

Hurstpierpoint Ploughing Match

Henfield Parish Council Meeting

Garden room, Henfield Hall, 7pm (& every 1st Tues) Trusslers Hill Farm, Blackstone Peter James Book Signing Lane, from 8.30am See https://ploughingmatch. Wickwoods Country Club, wordpress.com for more Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, 7.30pm information.

Corpus Christ Church Hall, 1.303.30pm (& 15th & 29th) Warren Playgroup Good Jazz, swing and blues choir for As New Sale everyone including those with Henfield Hall, 10am dementia and their carers. Pre-loved children’s toys, Thursday Circle clothes, books and nursery Free Church Hall, 2.30pm (& items. Refreshments and raffle. every 1st Thurs) Admission £1. Tony Trevithick with his many Lions Charity Bookstall stories. Refreshments served. Forecourt of Barclays Bank, 9am (& 12th & 26th) Age UK Horsham District Subject to weather, selection Henfield Dementia Club of books for sale. Good quality donations welcome. Maidment Court, 10am-3pm (& every Fri) Friendly club for those with dementia and their carers. Sporting Moments Price includes lunch, activities Southwater Leisure Centre and refreshments. Call 01403 10am-12pm (& every Mon) 751327. Free sports sessions for people with dementia and a family Boards and Banter member. Call 01273 494300. Henfield Library, 2-4pm (& every 1st Fri) A selection of board games and Chatterbox jigsaw puzzles plus refreshments. Free Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am Willow Weaving Garden (& every Tues) Structures Come and have fun with preschool play. Refreshments Sussex Prairies, 10am-4.30pm See www.sussexprairies.co.uk included. for more information. HDC Walk Henfield Camera Club Steyning, 11am (& 20th) Meet at Steyning Health Centre, Evangelical Free Church Hall, 2-mile stroll. Call Linda on 01903 7.30pm ‘Reactions’ - a print talk by 816865. Brighton Photographer Trevor Terry’s Cross Open Day Gellard FRPS. Visitors and new Terry’s Cross House, 11am-3pm members welcome. Contact As the House is now registered Alec Pelham alec.pelham@ with the Care Quality btinternet.com Commission, staff are also able Old Time Music Hall to provide Personal Care for St Andrews’s Church, Edburton, residents. All are invited to come and look around. 7.30pm Join us for a singsong with Action for Deafness

Friday 2

Monday 5

Tuesday 6

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Henfield Hall, 2pm (every 1st Tues) Hearing aid maintenance clinic and information, advice and support on all aspects of hearing loss.

Talk, Question and Answer and book signing, hosted by Steyning Book Shop. Tickets £15 each, including hard back book (rrp £20). For tickets call 01903 812062 or email info@ steyningbookshop.co.uk

Henfield Garden Club

Henfield Hall, 7.30pm Margaret Arnott on the history of the National Gardens Scheme. Contact jbs@backsettown.demon. co.uk about joining the club.

Pub Quiz

White Hart, 8.30pm (& 13th & 27th) Teams up to six, cash prize for winners. Call 01273 492006 to reserve table.

Wednesday 7 HDC Walk

Henfield 10am Henfield Byways, 2-3 miles, no dogs. Meet at Henfield Library. Call Anne on 01273 493671.

Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10am12pm (& every Weds) Familiarise yourself with computers and tablets. Just turn up or call Alison Vine on 01273 492620.

Chanctonbury Chorus

Drama room, Steyning Grammar School, 7.45pm, (& every Weds) No auditioning. Rehearsing for December performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Call Simon on 01903 745647.

Chanctonbury Morris Men

Woodmancote Parish Hall, 8-10pm (& every Weds) New Morris dancers or musicians welcome. Call Clive Funnell on

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Jumble Sale

George Hotel, 7.30pm (& every 1st Weds) Call David Pryor on 01273 494442.

Handel’s Favourite Tenor

Henfield Lions Club

Thursday 8

St Peter’s Coffee Morning

Henfield Hall, 2pm In aid of Henfield Company.

Truleigh Hill, Upper Beeding, 2-4pm Meet at High Trees car park, Theatre 5 miles. Call Ann on 01903 297553.

St Mary’s House, Bramber, 3pm Lecture recital by Neil Jenkins, £25. See www.stmarysbramber. co.uk

St Peter’s Church, 10.3011.30am (& every 2nd Thurs) Rock Gospel Choir Join us for fresh coffee and Evangelical Free Church, 3.30pm homemade cakes. Free. Refreshments served Gentlemen’s Lunch Club afterwards, donations to The Partridge Pub, 12pm (& Tearfund. every 2nd Thurs) Henfield & District Lions Informal two-course lunch and Quiz Night drink for £13. All welcome, especially those with memory Henfield Youth Club, 7pm £5 per person, maximum six problems or who live alone. team. Licensed bar, snacks, Travelling Trends Fashion per raffle and prize for winning team.


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Evangelical Free Church, 7pm See news item for more Book Nook information. The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm Great selection of books, CDs and DVDs. Proceeds to St Swing Commanders Andrew’s Church. Henfield Hall, 8-11pm 1940s classics, 50s jump jazz and more! Tickets £15 from Steyning Decorative and Jasmine’s Florist, DT Page Print Fine Arts or Henfield Club. In aid of the The Steyning Centre, 10am (& Royal British Legion. every 2nd Mon) ‘A Day in the life of The Antiques Road Show’ by David Battie, HDC Walk lecturer and TV presenter. Wiston/Steyning Downland Dog Visitors welcome. Call 01903 Walk, 9am 297553 or chair@steyningdfas. 2 miles, 1¼ hours, park in one of org.uk. the Steyning car parks. Call Ann Adur Valley Fine Arts on 01903 297553.

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Monday 12

Saturday 10

Coffee Morning

Society (Henfield)

Henfield Hall, 2pm Free Church Hall, 10am-12pm AGM and talk by Andrew Davies: In aid of the Friends of St ‘St. Pancras & Friends: a journey Barnabas. through London’s railway stations’. Guests welcome with Making Prayer Flags for member. Contact 01273 494945 Nepal or www.adurvalley.org.uk/ Sussex Prairies, 10am-4.30pm AboutUs/Register.aspx Charity event. See www. sussexprairies.co.uk

Purple Angel Café

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Tuesday 13 HDC Walk

Maplehurst, 10am Meet in White Horse pub car park, 5 miles, no dogs. Call Geoff on 01403 258180.

HDC Walk

Henfield Flower Club

The Henfield Hall, 2.15pm (& every 2nd Tues) Workshop with Angela Merryfield, a tutor with new and innovative ideas. Visitors welcome, £5.

Woodmancote Parish Council Meeting

Parish Hall, Woodmancote, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) woodmancoteparishcouncil@ gmail.com for more information.

Henfield History Group

Free Church Hall, 8pm (& every 2nd Tues) The History of Parliament & the Palace of Westminster presented by Kevin Gordon.

Wednesday 14 Knit and Natter

Residents Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am-12pm (& every 2nd Weds) Knitting for various charities. Donated wool appreciated. Contact Jean Whiting on 01273 493171.

Thursday 15 The Weir

Henfield Hall, 7.45pm (until 17th) Henfield Theatre Company production. See article for detail.

Friday 16

Henfield Camera Club

Evangelical Free Church Hall, 7.30pm Competition – an open subject to be judged by John Staples ARPS. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Alec Pelham alec.pelham@btinternet.com

Saturday 17

RBL Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am Cake stall, bric-a-brac, book stall and raffle. Donate bric-a-brac (not jumble) to Mike Morgan on 01273 492134.

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OCTOBER 2015 | What’s on Heber Opera Craft Fair

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, 10am-2pm Interesting crafts and refreshments. Admission 50p (includes tea/coffee, or juice). Stallholders contact Jenny Letton on 01273 834703 or jenny.letton@btinternet.com

Woodmancote Parish Hall Autumn Bazaar

Woodmancote Parish Hall 10am12.30pm Fresh produce, preserves and cakes, good bric-a-brac, books, cards, other goodies and raffle. For donation of good quality goods, call 01273 493172.

Morris Dancing

Royal Oak, 12pm Dancing Cotswold. Come and try some Cotswold ‘stepping’ and stick clashing, or just come and watch.

Traditional Songs of the Sussex Downs & Coast

St John the Evangelist Church, Newtimber, 7pm Chris Hare singers. Tickets £10 (adults), £5 (children) including interval drink. Tickets from Shirley Murrell on 01273 857353 or shirleymurrell@btinternet.com or for credit card payments Lucy Dalrymple (01273 832009, lucy@ arboreaters.co.uk).

Tuesday 20 Trefoil Guild

Henfield Guide Hut, 7.30pm (& every 3rd Tues) Call Mary on 01273 492351.

Wednesday 21

Woodmancote & Henfield WI

Henfield Hall, 12.30pm Light lunch followed by AGM. Talk by Greta Colman on volunteering for The International Tracing and Messaging Service (ITMS).

Thursday 22

Adur Valley Fine Arts Society

Henfield Hall, 10.30am A full day of lectures by Chloe

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Cockerill on ‘The Lost Princes; Small Dole Tuesday Club heirs who never succeeded to Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm the throne’ (includes lunch). See (& every 4th Tues) www.adurvalley.org.uk Contact Janet Daly at constancejanetdaly@gmail.com

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Craft & Cake

Fabrics & Papers Showroom, Henfield Community Bramlands Lane, 10am Transport Excursion Create a doorstop, lavender Home Pickup, 9am-6pm heart, notebook cover or coat Day trip to Arundel. Members hanger cover. Tickets £15. £12, all others £14. Call 01444 £5 donated to St Catherine’s 471919 to book. Hospice. Book on 01273 495500
 or hello@fabricsandpapers.com PCSO Visit Henfield Library, 3-4pm (& every last Weds) Clogging Workshop A drop-in session for all residents. Washington Village Hall Men and women welcome. £10 including lunch. Call Clive Henfield Community Transport Tea Trip Funnell on 01273 494377. Home Pickup, 1.30-5pm Classical Folk Visit to Miss Mabel’s Emporium, St Peter’s Church, 7pm Fusion of classical and folk Burgess Hill. Members £6, all others music (violin, guitar and singer/ £7. Call 01444 471919 to book.

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Thursday 29

flute). Tickets £12 (Members £10) HDC Walk from Jasmine’s Florist or 01273 West Grinstead, 11am 492294. Park and meet at St George’s Church. 5 miles, flat, no dogs. Call Jean on 01403 250869.

Sunday 25

Keep-fit-a-thon for Cancer Talk on ‘Selina of Sussex’ Research Henfield Hall, 10am-1pm See news item for information.

Monday 26

Fulking Village Hall, 2.30pm more See news item for more information.

Steyning & District U3A Coffee Morning

The Henfield Art Club Annual Exhibition

Henfield Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (Preview), 10am-4pm (30th & Coombe Court, Steyning Centre, 31st) 10.30am–12.30pm See news item for more Come and find out more (£1 information. members, £2 guests). Contact www.steyninganddistrictu3a.org. uk or PO Box 2595, Henfield 4sight BN5 0EA. Henfield Haven, Hewitts, 10.30am-12pm (& every last Fri) Opportunity for those with Spooky Horror Walk sight impairments to meet and West Grinstead Railway Station, socialise. 4pm Henfield Camera Club See news item for more Evangelical Free Church Hall, information. 7.30pm Henfield Art Club Members evening. Visitors and Henfield Hall, 7.15-9.30pm (& new members very welcome. every 4th Tues) Contact Alec Pelham alec. Call Alan Harrison on 01273 pelham@btinternet.com 495262.

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News | OCTOBER 2015


GARDENERS WORLD STAR COMES TO HENFIELD The Henfield Garden Club is excited to be hosting a talk by Christine Walkden at the Henfield Hall on Tuesday 3 November at 7.30pm. Christine is a wellknown name in the gardening world. She started gardening at the age of ten when she obtained her first allotment and so began her journey to becoming a plantswomen and horticulturist. As a TV & radio gardener, journalist and author she lectures nationally and internationally. Any surplus tickets will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis from Monday 5 October at Jasmine’s Florist at a cost of £5. Jackie Harford

Fifty years ago on the first Sunday in August 1965 the Knight family met on the north side of Henfield Common, and after a picnic, played cricket. The seven brothers and two sisters had been brought up at East House on the Common. The first Sunday in August was chosen because in those days the August Bank Holiday was held on the first Monday, so no there was no work the day after the cricket match! The first bat was made by my father (James Knight) from a scrap plank of timber and he also made some stumps, which are still in use today. In this 50th year we enjoyed the usual fine weather on 2 August when a 25-a-side cricket match was played after the picnic was over. We are now looking forward to 7 August 2016 when we shall all meet again on Henfield Common. Fred J Knight

ARTS & CRAFTS FAYRE The creative people of Henfield will be out in force again at the Henfield Hall on Saturday 7 November from 10am to 4pm for the annual Henfield Arts & Crafts Fayre. It is a great place to go for unique and handcrafted quality gifts all being showcased by local artists, craftsmen and small business. 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. See www. henfieldartsandcrafts.co.uk for more details. Tracy Smyth and Julie Mitchell


Thanks to the efforts of Janet and her noble team at the Small Dole Summer Fair, our total for the year so far is fast approaching £2,000. We are grateful for continuing support. There will be events during Hospice Week, 6-10 October, and on Saturday 10 October we will be holding a Coffee Morning from 10am to 12 pm, in the Free Church Hall, please come and support us. Visit our stall at the Charities Fair in the Henfield Hall on Saturday 14 November.

We are delighted to announce that Sammy Foster will join the West End cast of the internationally award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. Sammy is scheduled to join the show in September to perform as Sharon Percy alongside the central character of Billy Elliot in Mrs Wilkinson’s ballet class. Sammy is thrilled to re-joining the cast that she previously danced with as the smallest ballet girl four years ago when she was 9. She said: “I’m very excited to be back on the Victoria Palace Stage. It’s such a powerful show… I always wanted to come back as one of the older girls.”

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THANKYOU FROM KNOW DEMENTIA Know Dementia would like to thank Henfield Joggers for raising over £4,000 for the charity by competing in the 3 Peaks Challenge in the most horrendous conditions. Their donation will be used to support families affected by dementia in our local community. This local support enables us to run the Memory Cafe, Jazzled Choir and Sporting Moments and provide one-to-one advice and guidance for families. Should you wish to help us raise funds for our ongoing work or our next large project please let us know by telephoning Know Dementia on 01273 494300. Jennie Morrison Cowan

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Leonard Holder, the author of ‘Selina of Sussex 1818-1886’, is to give a talk starting at 2.30pm in Fulking Village Hall on the afternoon of Thursday 29 October. The book is a religiously inspired historical novel. The heroine is Selina Page (from whom the author is descended) who was born in Ripe during the period when the Wesleyan evangelical awakening of the eighteenth century was still being strongly felt throughout Sussex. The book is full of interesting facts about the countryside, farming, wildlife, and rural customs in nineteenth century Sussex. The author was born in Brighton but today he lives in the Black Forest in Germany. He will speak about the book and the local history that underlies it. Copies will be available and there will be an opportunity to chat with the author over tea and biscuits after the talk. For more information see http://fulking.net/ selenaofsussex/

HENFIELD PARISH COUNCIL NEWS I find it hard to believe that it’s almost a year since I took up my post as Henfield Parish Clerk – where did that time go? There have been many projects to tackle during that period, such as the major tree surgery works carried out at the end of last year

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Join us at the White Hart for drinks, lunch or dinner. Enjoy the relaxed, cosy surroundings of our 16C coaching inn. Choose from our winter menu and seasonal specials. Pop in and see our stylish function Room available to hire Christmas Parties, family functions and business meetings with full facilities. High Street Henfield, West Sussex BN59HP 01273492006 www.whitehart-henfield.co.uk

OCTOBER 2015 | News to ensure that our footpaths remain safe to walk along, 33 new street lighting columns erected throughout the village to replace the old worn-out versions and the new High Street Christmas lights which received a favorable response. In addition, work on the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan has continued apace and by the time you read this report the result of the village referendum will be known, which will affect major planning decisions throughout the village for the next 20 years. A series of drainage works to reduce flooding on the A281 across the Common has been completed, thanks to the funding provided by West Sussex County Council under its Operation Watershed project. There was also the small matter of the District and Parish Council elections in May, the Summer Fayre in July and the installation of grit bins throughout the village to assist with inclement winter weather. A busy year for the Parish Council, but one in which a lot has been achieved! A vacancy has arisen on Henfield Parish Council due to the resignation of Mrs Elizabeth Taylor and Horsham District Council has approved the co-option of a Councillor. Firstly let me take this opportunity to thank Liz for her excellent work on the Council and in particular for Chairing the Plans Advisory Committee for the past four years and her invaluable assistance helping to produce the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan. If you are interested in applying for the position of Councillor on Henfield Parish Council, please either email the office (office@henfield.gov.uk) or drop us a brief letter, stating why you think you should be considered for the role. Kevin Wright

ST PETER’S OPEN WEEK An exciting school year has started at St Peter’s and we have welcomed our new children into 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 2016, then you will soon be needing to consider where you would like your child to start their primary education. If you are considering applying for a place with us, then you are welcome 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. Please phone Alice in our school office for a convenient appointment – 01273 492447, or alternatively email on office@ st-peters-henfield.w-sussex.sch.uk. Our open week runs from Monday 9 November – Friday 13 November. We look forward to welcoming you.

HENFIELD BROWNIES GO TO GUERNSEY (EVENTUALLY!) On Thursday 13 August, 22 Brownies, 10 Adults and a toddler set off for Guernsey. Unfortunately our inbound plane was struck by lightning, resulting in a 10-hour delay to our flight! We must praise the Brownies for how well behaved they were during the delay. Heavy rain on Friday curtailed some of our plans, but we did manage to make candles, visit a German underground bunker, take a boat trip to Herm, enjoy a campfire with some local Guides and Leaders, visit Castle Cornet and join in their Fete D’Etai celebrations, go rock pooling and visit The Little Chapel on the way back to the airport. Our journey back was uneventful and before we knew it, we were home. We owe a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed during our fundraising events that helped to give us a wonderful Brownie holiday. Natalie Denning

COMING SOON… CHARITIES CHRISTMAS FAIR Keep Saturday 14 November free so that you can attend the annual Charities Christmas Fair that will once again take place between 10am and 1pm in the Henfield Hall. Look out for full details next month. Margaret Hollingsworth

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News | OCTOBER 2015 We enjoy supporting them when we can. They work so hard for great causes, both national and local and raise money that really helps the village. Many thanks to David and all the Henfield Lions.” David Pryor


CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION A certificate of appreciation was today presented to local green grocer Jeremy for his long-standing support of Henfield and District Lions Club in their charitable fundraising efforts. This summer Jeremy supplied coconuts for our popular coconut shy for all three local village fairs, enabling us to raise well over £600 which we use to support local charities and good causes. Lion David Pryor commented: “Jeremy has been incredibly generous is supplying us with coconuts and we really wanted to show our gratitude in a tangible way.” Jeremy said: “All of us at Jeremy’s are proud to receive this certificate from the Lions.

Flu immunisations are available for all patients aged 65 and over, and for carers, pregnant women, anyone who is on regular treatment for asthma, suffers from serious diseases, or is immunosuppressed. Walk-in Clinics will start from Tuesday 29 September. Clinics for the Flu nasal spray immunisation programme for children (aged 2, 3 and 4 on 1 September 2015) start on Monday 28 September and invitation will be by letter. Clinics for shingles immunisations (for all patients aged 70, 71, 72 and 78, 79 years on 1 September 2015) start on Tuesday 22 September and invitation will be by letter. Pneumococcal immunisations are for all patients aged 65 and over and any patients who suffer from serious diseases, are immunosuppressed or have a cochlear implant. For more information about immunisations or to book an appointment see www.henfieldmedicalcentre.co.uk or call 01273 492255 Henfield Medical Centre

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OCTOBER 2015 | News ALL CHANGE AT WHITE MISCHIEF White Mischief has been trading here in Henfield for the past 10 years. We have successfully dressed over 3,000 brides from around the country, hundreds of bridesmaids, prom girls, mothers-ofthe-bride-and-groom and lovely ladies that dance. In order to maintain our excellent reputation, which spreads both nationally and internationally, moving forward we will be concentrating on our core business of bridal gowns, bridesmaid and bridal accessories. In September (subject to planning) we will be consolidating the business back into one shop and the smaller shop (that we affectionately named Night Mischief), will become available to rent for another exciting business to open up in Henfield. Here’s to the next 10 years! Christine Marchant

HENFIELD HAVEN NEWS An open day held recently at Henfield Haven has marked another step forward in plans to hand it over to the community. The day was for local organisations, health workers and other groups to visit the centre and find out more about the plans for the building and the services to be offered. 
Agreement to transfer running of the centre is at an advanced stage and it is planned that the formal handover will take place before the end of 2015. The professional care staff at the Haven will be employed by Impact Initiatives, a Sussex charity who have been selected by the Partnership to run the day-to-day services.

OPEN DAY AT TERRYS CROSS Terrys Cross House has for many years been home to retired clergy, missionaries and their dependents. Recently the qualification for residence was widened to include others who have been closely involved with their parish church. The House is now registered with the Care Quality Commission so the staff are also able to provide Personal Care for residents. All are invited to come and look around on our open day on Tuesday 6 October from 11am to 3pm. Do come and join us for a cup of tea or coffee while you meet the residents and staff and enjoy the magnificent view of the South Downs. Rev. Christina Bennett

TRAVELLING TRENDS FASHION SHOW Do you need a few new separates to liven up your wardrobe? Would you like them at bargain prices? Look no further… Know Dementia is hosting a Fashion Show at the Evangelical Free Church on Friday 8 October at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). This is your chance to see, try on and buy this season’s fashions at greatly reduced prices and help to raise much-needed funds for Know Dementia. Tickets are £6 from 01273 494300. Pauline Malloy

SPOOKY GHOST WALK As the Henfield Community Partnership has set up a Community Interest Company called Henfield Social Enterprise to manage assets such as the Haven on behalf of the community. To find out more about Henfield Community Partnership and the future services at Henfield Haven contact enquiries@henfieldcp.org West Sussex County Council

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Come join our Ranger team for a spooky ghost walk starting at our old abandoned station and travelling along the old railway line to learn some stories about the ghostly and gory past of Sussex. Maybe we shall see some ghost trains or signalmen along the way! Wear suitable warm clothing and shoes and bring a torch. The walk will last around 1.5-2 hours and children must be accompanied by an adult. Peter Hogan, Countryside Ranger

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News | OCTOBER 2015 See the ‘What’s on’ section of this magazine each month for details of monthly meetings for both organisations. John Wharton and Ann Blakelock


FAMILY APPLE DAY We would like to thank everyone who came along to support Henfield Club and Stokes on 29 August to raise money for the Youth Club. The chocolate apples were a great success and many parents will have had wet clothes to dry-out from the apple bobbing. The event would not have been possible without all those who generously donated prizes or their time to make the day a great success. In particular we would like to thank Swains, the BP Guild and all the helpers from the Youth Club and Henfield Club without whom the day could not have happened. John Rodriguez

Henfield youth club were very proud to have celebrated their 10-year anniversary in their new building in Deer park with around 200 friends, family, old and new members and supporters on 18 July. During the event Debbie took the opportunity to thank the Henfield Lions for their recent fundraising event and to officially open the newly revamped DJ box that was purchased with the money raised. The committee and staff thanked Henfield and all the local groups and individuals for their past and continued support. Without the support of our lovely village, the Youth Club would not be the thriving environment that it is. We hope that it is a service we can offer long into the future. Youth club is open during school term time: Mondays 7- 8.30 pm for school years 5,6,7 and 8; Tuesdays 6-7.30pm for ages 8-11 years; and Thursdays 7.30–9.30 pm for ages 11-19 years. Just £1 per session and the first session is free! Debbie Slaughter

NOT JUST ART, NOT JUST HISTORY There are stimulating lectures on art, artists, design and related topics in Henfield and Steyning every month under the aegis of NADFAS, the National Society for Decorative & Fine Arts. From the time of its first meeting in May 1969, Adur Valley (Henfield) Fine Arts Society has gone from strength to strength. It now has around 300 members and arranges monthly lectures, study days and outings. Topics have ranged from ‘The Founders & Treasures of the Wallace Collection’, to ‘The Other Whistler: Rex, Gifted Artist & Designer’. It meets on the second Monday of each month in the Henfield Hall at 2.30pm. Annual Membership is £29 and guests are welcome to attend meetings for a donation of £5. Contact 01273 494945 or www.adurvalley.org.uk for more information. Steyning Decorative & Fine Arts Society was established in October 2005. It meets at 10.30am in the morning of the second Monday of each month at the Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft. This October it celebrates its 10th birthday by asking back David Battie, the lecturer who opened the proceedings in 2005. He will lecture on ‘A day in the life of the Antiques Roadshow’. Annual Membership is £36, with a current membership of around 170. Guests are welcome to meetings for a donation of £5. Contact 01903 297553 for more information. 1 8 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

HENFIELD SELF HELP GROUP APPEAL Are you between 60 and 70 years old? Do you have the D1 feature on your driving licence? Have you some spare time to volunteer once a month? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ we would love to hear from you. If the answer is ‘no’ but you would be willing to be an assistant to the driver (a ‘shotgun’) we would welcome a call from you. Volunteers collect members from their homes in our mini bus and transport them to the Henfield Hall on Tuesdays and then take them home in the afternoon. If you are able to help please contact our Chairman John Mitchell on 01273 493366. Stephen Dexter

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3 PEAKS CHALLENGE: WE MADE IT! What can I say… that was one of the hardest challenges we have ever faced. The whole team really pushed themselves and the sense of achievement after Snowden was huge… we made it! We were so proud of ourselves individually and as a team – we worked brilliantly together and the fact that we have raised just over £7,200 for the Spinal Injuries Association is the cherry on the cake! Anne Dewdney, Griffith Smith Farrington Webb LLP

It’s West Sussex Care Month this October so why not take some time to think about planning for care in the future? Planning for our future care isn’t something most us think about until it affects a loved one or until we need to consider for ourselves, but it may be useful to know what information and advice is available for when you do need support. West Sussex Care Month is all about helping you to access information and advice to help you make the right choices. Whether you receive care, are caring for someone (including someone who has just come out of hospital), needing equipment, are a carer that needs support or would like a career in care, there is information that could help you. Look out for West Sussex Care Month during October, visit www.westussexconnecttosupport. org or contact 01243 642121 for more information.


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Want to take up running this autumn but need the structure and motivation of others? Then join Henfield Joggers next ‘Start Running / Return to Running’ programme on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 7pm at Henfield Leisure Centre. This eight-week walk/run programme builds up to a 5k run. The course is led by accredited coaches and costs only £25 which includes 15 months free membership to Henfield Joggers, a friendly club for whom socializing is as important as running! If you’re already running and just want some additional motivation, advice, or simply to run with like-minded people, then come and meet us. There’s no pressure to join immediately so come and check us out first. See www.henfieldjoggers. co.uk , email beginners@henfieldjoggers.co.uk or just turn up on the night. Paul Crowe

The Henfield Art Club is pleased to invite you to its annual exhibition in the Henfield Hall. The exhibition opens on Thursday 29 October with a ticketed preview evening (7.30-9.30pm, £2 at the door with nibbles and a free drink) and then entry is free during Friday 30 (10am-5pm) and Saturday 31 October (10am-4pm). Our popular exhibition offers original framed and unframed pictures in many media, limited edition prints as well as sculptures. For more information on our friendly Art Club call Alan on 01273-495696 and do come along and talk to any of us at the exhibition. Kenneth McIntosh


HENFIELD RUGBY CLUB Watching rugby during the World Cup, we are reminded that it is surprising that Henfield, with a population of 5,000, does not have a rugby club. Anecdotal research indicates that there are substantial numbers of players, ex-players and other supporters from ages 16 to 86 plus who may be interested in forming a club and / or supporters club. Are you one of those people? Henfield Leisure Centre has provisionally agreed

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News | OCTOBER 2015 HENFIELD SCOUT CENTRE BUILDING APPEAL UPDATE After receiving £5,431.84 from Henfield Festival of Gardens and Arts, the Appeal fund has passed yet another milestone and stands at over £55,000. Sincere thanks go to everybody who supported the Festival and helped the Appeal. There is still a large sum to be raised, but the committee is now in a position to apply for large grants and to approach City of London financial institutions. Thank you to everyone who entered the lottery that was held at the Henfield Summer Show and the very successful Charity Dinner hosted by Steyning and Henfield Rotary Club. It was drawn in the presence of BP Guild Chairman Tony Westwood and the winner is Steve Simmons from Small Dole. The Charity Dinner and Jazz Evening at The Sussex Produce Company raised in excess of £700 - thank you to all of the Rotary members who arranged the event. Dave Malkin

year we are raising money for Cancer Research. It takes place from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 25 October in the Henfield Hall. It’s great fun and suitable for all ages. There are plenty of different ways for people to get involved: collect a sponsor form from me, get as many sponsors as possible and then come along on the day and complete the 3 hours; come along on the day and pay £20 to Cancer Research to do as much as they want; come along to watch and cheer us on and pay a £10 donation to Cancer Research; make a donation to Cancer Research. To find out more come and see me at the Henfield Hall on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12.15pm or Monday evenings from 6pm until 7pm. Alternatively I can be contacted on 07549 400756. Sally Marples

KEEP-FIT-ATHON FOR CANCER RESEARCH My name is Sally Marples and I have been teaching keep fit and Zumba Gold in the Henfield Hall for the last 25 years. Every year I organise a 3-hour keep-fit-athon to raise money for charity and this

CHANC’S NEWS It’s Autumn already, and the Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men have finished leaping around outside pubs for the Summer, and are heading towards their winter practice at the Woodmancote Village Hall. This can be as much fun as the summer and helped by a pint or two at The Royal Oak at Wineham afterwards. They welcome new men to come and talk to them on Wednesday nights from 8-10pm, whether potential Morris Dancers or musicians. But there are still a few ‘outings’ for the men. On Saturday 3 October, they’ll be dancing ‘clog’ at the Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes helping to ‘roll-out’ the Old Ale from 12pm. Then on Saturday 17 October they’re dancing Cotswold at ‘Folk at the Oak’ from 12pm at The Royal Oak Wineham: come and try some Cotswold ‘stepping’ and stick clashing with them there. They are holding a ‘clogging’ workshop (£10) at Washington Village Hall on Saturday 24 October. You can also see the team dancing Clog in the Lewes Parade on Thursday 5 November. If you are a local man interested in trying ‘Morris’ then contact their Bagman Clive at bagman@ crmm.org.uk or call 01273 494377. Also take a look at Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men on Facebook and please ‘like’ us. Clive Funnell 2 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

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OCTOBER 2015 | News takes a couple of hours to complete a door-todoor collection area: you can collect while you walk your dog, or even enlist the companionship of your children. The door-to-door collection areas available are: St Peter’s Meadow Estate; Henfield High Street; Springhills; The Hooks; London Road; Flower Farm Close; and Parsonage Road. If you can help you will be supporting all our ex-Service personnel at a time when they need us the most. Mike Morgan is the Poppy Appeal organiser and you can contact him at mikepmorgan@btinternet. com or 01273 492134. Thank you in advance. Emma Osman

RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY THROUGH BRIDGE THANK YOU FROM HENFIELD FUNERAL SERVICES Henfield Funeral Services would like to thank everyone today for their support with raising monies for St Barnabas Hospice.
We raised £80 which will help the hospice in many ways. Well done to everyone who won our raffle prizes. Karen Jordan, Henfield Funeral Services


The Sussex County Bridge Contract Association recently held a charity fund raising event across the County, raising £375 that was donated to Henfield’s local charity ‘Know Dementia’. Our grateful thanks go to local resident Julia Simpson a key figure on the Committee of the Sussex Bridge Association for nominating ‘Know Dementia’ to be the recipients of the award. The County treasurer David Dalpin expressed his delight that the amount has gone to a worthy charity and was also a fitting tribute to the memory of the late Pamela Kelly. Pamela was a founder member of the Henfield Duplicate Bridge Society and held the key position of Congress Secretary for 25 years. During her time in that office she achieved unparalleled increases of teams competing in this popular annual event. Sadly in 2011 Pam was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and she died last year. Julie Kersey (on behalf of my family)

Henfield is a generous village, each year we punch well above our national weight in donations for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Collections take place during the fortnight prior to Remembrance on 11 November. Last year the village raised an admirable £5,531: an increase on the 2013 figure by over £600! But sadly, many of the regular Henfield collectors CLASSICAL FOLK AT ST PETER’S are finding their duties a little more onerous as CHURCH each year passes. The Henfield British Legion is looking for a few extra collectors to help. It only Come to St Peter’s Church on Saturday 24 October at 7pm and be enthralled by Classical Folk’s The Steyning inspired fusion of classical and folk music. In so Bookshop doing, you will be supporting not only The Friends, but also Ashraya Nepal UK, an independent The Steyning charity that seeks to make education available to Bookshop vulnerable children in Nepal. Classical Folk’s interpretations of music by An Evening with Peter James classical composers are complemented by gypsy Tuesday 6th October, 7.30 pm dances, traditional and beautiful folk songs, along Wickwoods Country Club, Albourne, with a few parlour songs. They combine the BN6 9DY. Tickets £15.00 includes a copy of voice and flute of Sylvia Akagi, the guitar of Peter Golden and the violin of Andrew Wickens. Tickets his latest novel The House On Cold Hill . (£12 each or £10 for Members) are available from Tickets from: 106 High Street, Steyning Jasmines florist or 01273 492294. • 01903 812062 Anthony Abbott 106 High Street Steyning 01903 812062

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et in a Georgian mansion in a fictional village on the outskirts of Henfield, Peter James’s latest novel, The House On Cold Hill, is likely to induce chills of fear down the spines of those brave enough to turn the pages. This is his first full-length ghost story for some years, a break from the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace books that have made him internationally famous. I had the opportunity to chat to Peter and find out what his new book is all about (no spoilers, we promise!) as well as have a chat about his passions for motor sports, food, animals and Sussex. I was most interested to hear that The House On Cold Hill was set near Henfield, did that mean that the house he currently lives in just outside Henfield is haunted? “No, we’ve not had any visitations yet! The haunted house I lived in was in Ditchling, but I’ve set the novel in a similar house just outside Henfield. A few local spots do feature; for example

the family in the novel visit the Henfield curryhouse! I think local people will recognise some familiar landmarks,” said Peter. Peter is a prolific and hugely successful writer, with book sales topping 16 million worldwide and 15 books published in the last ten years. They’ve been translated into 36 different languages and as well as achieving critical acclaim they are incredibly commercial, achieving eight consecutive Sunday Times best-seller number-ones. By far his most popular character is Roy Grace, the Sussex Police Inspector who uses all means to solve the most gruesome and intriguing crimes. The books are intensely gripping with edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster plot lines, and the added thrill of spotting local place names and characters if you’re familiar with the Brighton area. Peter was born in Brighton and educated at Charterhouse School before attending Ravensbourne Art School to study film. He’s had a wide range of jobs and his first was as assistant to Jack Tinker, film critic for the Evening Argus. He has since been involved in writing or producing at least 26 films, not to mention his involvement with stage plays. I asked him who his dream actor would be to represent the young Roy Grace. “I think the wonderful Tom Hardy would play the younger Roy Grace perfectly, he’s a great actor. I would choose either Dominic West or Dougray Scott for the more mature DS Grace. We are currently casting for the stage version of A Perfect Murder, which is touring next year starring Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace.”

Peter’s interest in the supernatural comes from some terrifying moments he experienced when he lived in that haunted house in Ditchling. Initially, he had dismissed tales of mysterious happenings as local fable and hearsay. However, over time, the house (which was once a monastery and stood on the site of a Roman villa) began to tell its secrets with increasingly regular appearances of the three resident ghosts. Many of the occurrences had no rational explanation, including white lights, sudden chills in the rooms and a visitation by a hooded monk who was witnessed by more than one person. Once, one of his recently published books, which had been displayed on a table in the atrium of the house spontaneously combusted; coincidence or a trick of the light on a nearby glass paperweight? Possibly, but Peter believes his ethereal visitors had a hand in the proceedings. Peter had been planning to write a novel based on this spectral home for some time. His Roy Grace character frequently uses mediums for his crimesolving and Peter’s own beliefs in the supernatural make these story lines credible and believable to readers. He is hugely supportive of Sussex Police, who he believes to be a truly unique force. “We’ve had a very enlightened series of Chief Constables at Sussex, ones who really ‘get’ the libertarian style of Brighton. The city is unique in having the combination of a dark and historic criminal underbelly whilst enjoying annual events such as Pride and the Naked Bike Ride. Where else would you experience such things! Policing in Brighton requires a different approach and Sussex Police achieve a great balance. I have witnessed policing as part of my research in many different cities all over the world and we are incredibly lucky in Sussex. In New York I witnessed a cop shouting at a poor elderly lady who was struggling to reverse into a parking space – quite a different approach!” Peter is an avid tennis player and keeps fit with his regular countryside runs. He loves to take his beloved dogs, Spook (a rather excitable labradoodle) and Oscar (a rescue dog named after Oscar Wilde) for long walks around the area. His favourite walk is part of the South Downs Way, across Devil’s Dyke towards Truleigh Hill with its magnificent views across Sussex. In one of his books a body is found at Springs Smoked Salmon in Edburton, the perfect crime scene, and DS Grace visits The Shepherd and Dog in Fulking. The area is an endless source of inspiration for his novels. His favourite local country restaurant is the Ginger Fox, just outside Henfield. Peter is a real food lover and one of his pleasures is introducing people to new and enjoyable restaurants through his regular review column in Sussex Life. “My very favourite Brighton restaurant has to be English’s. I once dined with a career bank robber there! It’s consistently good, so old-fashioned and quintessentially Brighton, an enjoyment from the moment you walk through the door.” Another pleasure is vintage cars, which he races.

When I speak with him he’s about to race at Goodwood Revival in a 1965 BMW 1800 Tisa - a vehicle which he was driving when it was shunted from behind at 90mph, resulting in several broken ribs. Undaunted, Peter had the vehicle re-built and continues to race. His wife, Lara, now holds a racing licence and appears to be rather competent - giving Peter a real run for his money! Peter is incredibly generous with his time and has supported many local causes, endorsing the Henfield Leisure Centre renovation project as well as being guest of honour to cut the ribbon at the Henfield Tennis Club opening earlier this year. He’s prolific in his support and patronage of local charities, including Brighton and Hove Samaritans and The Martlett’s Hospice. During his opening speech at the Henfield Tennis Club he mentioned how convenient the new pavilion patio would have been as a hiding place for a body. I asked him if he had discovered any other suitable crime venues for Roy Grace to investigate. Peter said, “Well, I am making a visit to a local car recycling business in Small Dole, but I don’t want to give anything away!” If you’re in the mood for mystery and brave enough to attempt sleep after tucking into bed with this particular good read, then don’t miss the House On Cold Hill. I have a feeling you will be turning the pages well into the witching hours. Just watch out for that ghostly shadow behind the door… Emma Osman The House On Cold Hill is officially released on 8 October alongside the paperback of You Are Dead. Peter will be attending a launch, book signing and Q&A on 7.30pm 6 October at Wickwoods Country Club, BN5 9DY hosted by Steyning Book Shop (01903 812062). Tickets are £15, including a signed hard-back copy of The House On Cold Hill (rrp £20).

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hy does Henfield have a Community Partnership? It began following the issue of an action plan for Henfield in December 2004: having a plan is no use unless things happen as a result. So after discussions with the Parish Council it was agreed to set up a Community Partnership (using a model that had been adopted elsewhere in West Sussex), designed to bring together all the key stakeholders interested in the future of Henfield. So in July 2005, the Henfield Community Partnership (HCP) was formed with volunteers and representatives from the three levels of local government on its management committee. As I had been involved in the latter stage of preparing the action plan I agreed to become the HCP’s first Chairman. Ten years later I stepped down from that role at our recent AGM, handing over the reins to Carol Eastwood. Looking back, none of the founder members imagined that we would have been able to bring about so many benefits to our community; something for everyone, whether young or old, in business or visiting, able bodied or disabled.

The ingredients of this success include: the commitment and hard work of many volunteers; building a strong and supportive relationship with the Parish Council; listening to what people want for Henfield; good communication; and doing things that are achievable, not pursuing pipe dreams. Of these, close working with the Parish Council is paramount. Having regular reports, good communication and the active involvement of three Parish Councillors has ensured an excellent relationship, without which the HCP could not have achieved so much. The 2011-15 Community Action Plan was put together jointly by the HCP and Parish Council and a new joint plan covering the next four years will be issued shortly. This successful relationship is widely recognised as the exemplar for others to follow. Early on, it was important for the HCP to establish credibility and early successes included:

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OCTOBER 2015 | Local interest to start the minibus service. So in October 2006 we became a not for profit company limited by guarantee. This also made the HCP eligible for grants from a greater range of funders. Many of you may remember the launch of Henfield’s plastic bag free campaign in May 2008 which led to a large reduction in usage, and hence CO2 savings. So please continue to bring your own bags and re-use as much as possible. Keeping Henfield sustainable has been a key aim. We produced the Parish Design Statement in 2008, much of which has been incorporated into the recent Henfield Neighbourhood Plan. We supported the Parish Council in opposing speculative developments such as those on land east of Manor Close and in West End Lane. To help maintain a vibrant local economy we got grants for mapboards and High Street fingerposts and developed a visitor strategy that led to six recently published itineraries. Maintaining free car parking is also important, so for many years we have helped carry out parking surveys to analyse usage. A key action in the 2011-15 plan was to investigate ways of improving the provision of local information. This led to the launch in October 2012 of the Henfield Hub website funded by a grant from WSCC. Recognised as a leader in its field, the site has attracted over 75,000 visitors and received a

national award. An annual meeting run by the HCP’s action for older people’s group resulted in setting up a computer club to give help to those not familiar with computers. Our biggest achievement to date though is obtaining the agreement in March this year from WSCC to its Day Centre in Hewitts being transferred as a community asset under a long term lease. It will be re-opened shortly, under the name ‘Henfield Haven’ to provide a wide range of services. More information about what is planned can be found on the Hub and elsewhere. You can learn more about what the HCP has done at www.henfieldhub.com/hcp. For my part I feel privileged to have helped the Partnership achieve so much since 2005, working with many talented and dedicated volunteers. Hopefully, you will feel inspired to get involved in the HCP’s second decade. Tony Jackson

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Local history | OCTOBER 2015

A short history of The Towers Convent School


t the beginning of the eighteenth century in the mountains of the Ardeche in France, a missionary priest, Father Peter Vigne, travelled the towns and villages telling people of God’s great love for them. At Boucieu-le-Roi a few young women helped him in his work and on 30 November 1715, seven of them asked Father Vigne to give them a religious habit and a Rule of Life – our Congregation was born. The Sisters would teach the young, care for the poor and the sick, and pray especially before the Blessed Sacrament. The Sisters increased rapidly in numbers and before Father Vigne’s death in 1740, there were already 100 of them working throughout the towns and villages. But a dark period was soon to engulf France. With the coming of the French Revolution in 1789 the Sisters were dispersed and their property was confiscated. One Sister, Sister Ste. Croix, narrowly escaped the guillotine with the death of Robespierre himself. With the goodwill of Napoleon Bonaparte (we shall not mention Waterloo!) the Sisters regrouped and numbers increased rapidly. They opened houses in Italy and came to London in 1874. However, before the end of the nineteenth century a dark period was again faced by the Congregation in France. Anti-clerical laws legislated for the confiscation of property and the closing of schools. So many Sisters were left homeless that the Mother General of the time did not know where to place them. A young American widow, Mrs Maling-Wynch, had connections with a large castle-like house near Bramber. Her brother-in-law was leasing the property. She was a great friend of our French

Sisters and suggested that some of those thrown out from their schools should come to this house, The Towers, and establish a school. On 10 October 1903, five little French girls accompanied by the Sisters arrived at Bramber station and walked to Upper Beeding. They were our first Towers Sisters and pupils. Subsequently Mrs Maling Wynch became a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament herself; she had bought The Towers and gave the property to the Congregation. We have been here ever since that day, walking the paths of Father Vigne, telling young people of the love God has for them and educating them to take their place in the world. Sister Mary Andrew, The Towers Convent School

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he Henfield Theatre Company invites you to join them in a rural Irish pub for a drink with a few locals who have some very absorbing tales to tell. Actually, apart from typical pub banter, the men in question are particularly trying to impress a young woman who has recently moved from Dublin. The Weir, a wonderfully atmospheric, one act play written by Conor McPherson in 1997, is to be performed by the company, at the Henfield Hall from 15 October. The play was first produced for the Royal Court in 1997 and it won the Olivier Award for Best New Play 1997-98. It was also voted by the National Theatre as one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century and, more recently, was similarly described by a Daily Telegraph critic as “one of the best plays of the past century”. Meanwhile, the men in the pub on whom we are eavesdropping, are telling more and more inventive stories until the wind is completely taken out of their sails by what the young woman has to tell them… The Weir is the name of the pub in which the play is set but there is also an interesting analogy between a channel for water and the way that the bar acts as a means of channelling the stories that might otherwise be lost. This is a superb play containing comedy, pathos, tragedy, a hint of the supernatural and some ripe language consistent with the setting! The director, Paul Woodcock, has been an active member of the Henfield Theatre Company for 12 years and, having appeared on stage in many productions, is a well-known face in the village. He directed the highly acclaimed production of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, in 2012, 3 8 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

which won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association accolade of excellence. Since then he has been looking forward to doing some more directing and commented that: “this play offers a great opportunity to work with a really talented group of people both on and behind stage”. The Weir will be at The Henfield Hall from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 October 2015, with performances starting at 7.45pm. The production is sponsored by The Henfield Club who also kindly allowed their bar to be used for the publicity photographs. Tickets are available from Henfield Furnishings on the High Street (01273 490080) from Monday 28 September priced £10 and £18. Martin Love Henfield Theatre Company presents four or five productions each year including plays, musicals and pantos at The Henfield Hall, and in alternate years, an open-air production in one of the charming gardens in or around the village. It has almost two hundred members who get involved to varying degrees on stage or in one of the many support roles such as set building, front-ofhouse, publicity or back-stage. The members also enjoy regular social activities which make it one of the largest and most active societies in the village. See www.henfieldtheatrecompany.com for more information.

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hen it comes to challenges there’s one Henfield lady who has a bit of an addiction. Meet Tracey Prescott; serial fundraiser, fitness junkie and champion of great charities and local causes. When Tracey celebrated her 50th birthday back in April, she thought she’d like to mark the occasion with an extra-special challenge. Aided and abetted by her friend Adrian Hillman, she came up with a plan – to complete 500 miles in her 50th year. Each of those 500 miles must be part of an organised fundraising event, either on foot or by bike. So far, she’s completed 285 miles, and I’d bet almost all of them with a big grin on her face! She’s donned a cycle helmet to complete 184 miles by bike (the London to Brighton night bike ride, the Brighton mountain-biking Big Dog and the Prudential Surrey 100) and she’s run a Rat Race and a Tough Mudder with the associated ‘fun’ challenges of scramble nets, water obstacles and even electric shocks. Her most difficult event to date has been the Oxfam & Ghurka ‘Trail Walker’ – when she, along with two friends, walked 62 miles across the South Downs within an incredible 22 hours – the time limit was 30 hours. All these challenges raise money for great individual causes, but her target is to generate

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Pensions update


he pensions arena is forever changing, in this article I cover a few of the more recent changes. Tapered Annual Allowance - Those with ‘adjusted income’ over £150,000 will have their Annual Allowance (AA) cut from the 2016/17 Tax Year, creating a ‘get it while you can’ pension funding window this Tax Year. The standard £40,000 AA will be cut by £1 for every £2 of ‘adjusted income’ over £150,000 in a Tax Year. The maximum AA reduction is £30,000, giving those with income of £210,000 or above, a £10,000 AA. Carry forward of unused AA will still be available, but only the balance of the reduced AA can be carried forward from any year where a reduced AA applied. Adjusted Income - The ‘adjusted income’ of £150,000 test is broadly the total of:

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ƒƒ The value of any personal contributions made via net pay route, rather than relief at source

ƒƒ The value of any employer pension contributions made on your behalf.

The objective of this terminology is to stop people using Salary Sacrifice as a way of circumventing the Tapered Annual Allowance restrictions. Salary Sacrifice remains a tax efficient way to contribute though. The reduced AA won’t however apply where an individual’s income for the Tax Year plus the value of any income given up for an employer pension contribution via a salary sacrifice arrangement entered into after Budget Day (8 July 2015), is £110,000 or less. Pension Input Periods - to be realigned to the Tax Year - As a small step towards re-simplification of the pension rules, from 6 April 2016 all pension input periods (PIPs) will be aligned to the Tax Year. And it won’t be possible to change them. For the pre-alignment Tax Year (ie. the pre-Budget PIPs that either ended early on 8 July due to the Budget changes or had already ended earlier in 15/16 (ie. ended between 6 April 2015 and 7 July 2015)) there is an Annual Allowance (AA) of £80,000, plus carry forward from 12/13, 13/14 and 14/15. For the post-alignment Tax Year (9 July 2015 to 5 April 2016) there is a zero AA, but up to £40,000 unused from the £80,000 can be brought forward 6 4 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

(plus any remaining carry forward from the years above). So someone who has had no pension funding/ accrual for the 2015/16 Tax Year before 9 July 2015 has £40,000 to bring forward from the ‘prealignment Tax Year’ – plus any available carry forward from 12/13, 13/14 and 14/15. So they are in the same position as they would have been before the Budget. Anyone who has already had pension funding in PIPs ending between 6 April 2015 and 8 July 2015 can use any balance of the £80,000 (to a maximum of £40,000) in the period 9 July 2015 to 5 April 2016. Lifetime Allowance - An important factor to remember is that the Pensions Lifetime Allowance is still reducing to £1,000,000 in April 2016. Opportunities still exist to retain as much as a £1.5m Lifetime Allowance, although if/when announced, options to protect £1.25m should be more widely achievable. Alternatives to Pensions - Beyond April 2016, high earners will still want tax efficient ways to invest. Contributions to ISAs are limited to £15,240 each Tax Year. They are now fully transferable between cash and stocks/shares. ISAs can also now be left to a spouse/civil partner on death. There is no tax relief on input, but no tax on withdrawal and no age restrictions. Simplicity is a benefit. Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) are higher risk than Pensions or ISAs, but with significant tax efficiencies. 30% Income Tax relief, with proceeds free of Capital Gains Tax. Potential to roll over maturing investments for further tax relief. These are more complex and higher risk, with a vast number of products on the market, so taking independent financial advice is vital. This article has been written to provide you with general information only and does not attempt to give you advice on any particular investment or to recommend any particular investment to you. No action should be taken in reliance on this article, without consulting your professional adviser. EISs and VCTs are high risk investments and there may be no market for the shares, should you wish to dispose of them. You may lose your capital. Paul Samrah 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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