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Editor’s LETTER

How adorable is the spiky little fella on our October cover?! Sussex Wildlife Trust have written for us this month about those beautiful little nocturnal from the BN5 area creatures, hedgehogs. We have loved finding out about them - my favourite fact is that the collective noun for a group of hedgehogs is a ‘prickle’! Thanks to Tom Marshall for the beautiful photograph. If Local Interest Henfield Theatre Company you’d like to see more of these diminutive little creatures in your garden please read Charlotte’s article on page 28, there are some simple ideas in there to help you create some wildlife corridors. Countryside In September I attended the Henfield Haven’s Hedgehogs from Sussex first-ever Dementia Friends session. The Haven, alongside many other Henfield groups including Wildlife Trust Know Dementia, is working hard to make Henfield a completely Dementia Friendly community. If you are interested in finding out more please read our Local Interest article on page 40. Katherine Lawrie Finally, a big thank you to all our Facebook followers (1,650 at the moment!) who posted updates for other drivers after the fuel spill which stretched from Shermanbury, around the village, Local Interest through Small Dole and down to Upper Beeding Dementia Friends at the beginning of the month. With your help we were able to keep everyone updated on road closures, where the accidents were and where the worst black-spots were. The posts got to over Kid’s stuff 12,000 people and I know many were grateful for St Peter’s Primary the warnings and updates. What a brilliant village, thank you all. School



Enjoy October.

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Many thanks to our editorial and photographic contributors this month; Martin Love, Charlotte Owen, Emilia Cornwell Steve McCulley and Paul Samrah. Cover image of a hedgehog by Tom Marshall copyright Sussex Wildlife Trust. 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

Copy deadline for any advertisement or editorial submission for the November 17 issue of BN5 magazine is Friday 6th October. 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 | OCTOBER 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.

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Partridge Green Netball Club

Henfield Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (& every Sun)

Monday 2 Full of Life

Dingemans Court, Steyning, 10am–4pm Age UK Horsham’s free health and well-being event for over 50s. Call 01403 260560 to book.

Small Dole Art

Small Dole Village Hall, 2– 4pm (& every Mon) Informal art group, new members most welcome, just turn up.

Henfield Table Tennis

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

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

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)

Youth Club (age 11-18)

Self Help Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am-3pm (& every Tues) A social get together.

Steyning 2 Mile Stroll

Girls Football Training

Kings Field, 6–7pm (& every Weds) Sessions open to all primary age girls. Contact Donna 07584 308414.

Steyning Health Centre for start, Henfield Bell Ringers 11am (& 17th) 2 mile stroll. All welcome, led by St Peter’s Church, 7.45pm (& every Weds) trained volunteers. New ringers welcome. Contact Youth Club (age 8-11) 01273 596485. Henfield Youth Club, 6-7.30pm (& Brief Encounter every Tues) The Barn Theatre, Southwick, Fun for our juniors. BN42 4TE, 7.45– 10pm (& 5th, Henfield Garden Club 6th & 7th) Expert Talk Wick Theatre’s entertaining Henfield Hall, 7pm version of the timeless love story. Roy Lancaster, the well known presenter, on ‘My Life with Plants’. Tickets from Jasmines Florist or Rhyme Time 01273 492483. Henfield Library, 10.15-10.45am HART Pub Quiz (& every Thurs) White Hart, 8.30pm (17th & 31st) Fun with music for pre-schoolers. In aid Henfield Area Response Minibus Trip Team. Teams up to 6. Call 01273 Henfield Haven for pick up, 492006 to reserve table. 10.30– 4.30pm Bluebell Railway then lunch at The Bessemer Arms. Call 01273 Flu Vaccinations 494747 to book. Henfield Medical Centre, (Weds Henfield Unattached 2-5pm, Fri 3-6pm to 20th) By appointment and for certain White Hart, 11am (every 1st Thurs) For those who are alone. Call ages and conditions, see p12. 01273 495820 or just drop-in. Creative Workshops

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Sussex Prairies, (& 6th, 7th, 8th) See our advert for details.

Henfield Children’s Centre

Henfield Computer Club

Henfield Free Church Hall, 12pm (& every Thurs) Toy library, information and craft activities. Carers must attend.

Toddler Group

Art with a Difference

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 9.30am-12pm (& every Weds) Musical Double Bill Help with your personal computer in an informal atmosphere. Henfield Haven, 2– 3.30pm Part of The Older People’s Festival. Contact 01273 493403.

Fulking Village Hall, 10-11.30am Sobell Court Lounge, Henfield, 2.30-5pm (& every Thurs) Henfield Youth Club, 7.30-9.30pm (& every Weds) Play & sing. Suggested donation £1. All materials provided. (& every Mon & Thurs) Thursday Circle Activities and advice for our The Book Nook seniors. Henfield Free Church Hall, The Chapel, Fulking, 10am2.30–4pm (& ever 1st Thurs) 11.30am (& every Weds) Diverse Dance Works Books, CDs, and DVDs. Action for Deafness Henfield Free Church Hall, Carers’ Support Group Audiology Centre, Henfield 4.15pm, 5pm (& every Thurs) Henfield Free Church Hall, Haven, 10am-12pm (& every New children’s Street & Jazz 10.30am–12pm (every 1st Weds) Tues) carers group for classes. 6 yrs & under: 4.15-5pm, 7 Drop-in hearing aid maintenance Friendly information, support and to meet & over: 5-5.45pm. 07986 810233 or service. diversedanceworks@hotmail.com. other carers.

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Tuesday 10

5 Ways Henfield Netball Club Henfield Flower Club

Henfield Leisure Centre, 10-11am Henfield Hall, 2–4.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) (& every Fri) Any adult who wants to play Workshop with Gill Sadlers. welcome. Drop in group. Contact Woodmancote Parish 07773 383125. Council Meeting

Henfield Short Mat Bowls Henfield Hall, 10am-12pm (& every Fri) New members welcome.

Little Fishes

Pavilion, Blackstone, 7.30pm (& every 2nd Tues) Note new venue. See news item.

Henfield History Group

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Henfield Wild Violets WI

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 10am–12pm (& every 2nd Fri) AGM followed by member of the Salvation Army talking about their work especially at Christmas.

Charity Ceilidh

Henfield Hall, 7.30– 11pm Tickets from Henfield Furnishings or David Phillipson, Henfield Hall 01273 493365. Proceeds to Hall Refurbishment Fund.

Henfield Free Church Hall, 8pm St Peter’s Church, 2-3pm (every Fri) (& every 2nd Tues) For pre-school children and their The Royal Pavilion’s WW1 History. carers. Presented by Amanda Jane Steyning/Wiston Walk Scales. Henfield Camera Club Cricket Pavilion for start, 9–10.15am Henfield Free Church Hall, Downland dog walk. 2 miles. 7.30pm (& alt Fri) Garden Club Outing All welcome, led by trained ‘Sixty at Sixty’, a talk by Graham Henfield Hall pick up, 8am volunteers. No need to book. Devenish ARPS. a.m. Andy McIndoe’s garden, Poppy Appeal Coffee Steyning Jazz Club Sandhill Farm, Hants. p.m. Hilliers Arboretum. Contact Ann Jury Morning Steyning Centre, 8.30–11pm (& Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 01273 492598 for availability. every 1st Fri) 10am–12pm The Phil Brown Swingtet. Henfield Byways Cakes, preserves, books and bric Henfield Library for start, 10am a brac stalls plus raffle. (& 25th) Henfield Theatre Co 2-3 miles. No dogs. All welcome, Brazilian Extravaganza Jumble Sale The Wheatsheaf, 12pm led by trained volunteers. Henfield Hall, 2pm See our advert page 25. Knit and Natter For jumble collection call 01273 BP Guild Jumble Sale Lounge, Rayner Court, 10.30am492172. No large items. 12pm (& every 2nd Weds) The Henfield Hall, 2pm We knit gift items and children’s For jumble collection, call 01273 The Book Nook clothes for various charities. 492172 or 01273 493227. Donated wool appreciated. The Chapel, Fulking, 11am-4pm Memory Moments Café (& every 2nd Sun) British Legion Meeting Henfield Free Church Hall, 2-4pm Community Sunday Lunch Henfield Club, 7.30pm (& alternate Saturdays) Henfield Haven, 12.30pm (& All welcome. Enquiries 07584 All welcome, especially those with every 2nd Sun) 473889. memory loss. Jointly organised by St Peter’s Steyning History Society Church and the Haven. Call 01273 Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, Dementia Friends 494747 to book. 7.45–9.45pm (& every 2nd Weds) Information Session Douglas Eaton ‘What the Vikings Henfield Haven, 3.30pm The Arts Society Steyning Did for us’. Booking required. See article Steyning Centre, 10am–12pm (& page 41. Call 01273 494747. every 2nd Mon) Jazzled Choir Fame Coffee followed by talk by Barry Catholic Church Hall, Church Old Market Theatre, Hove BN3 Venning ‘A child of six could do Lane, 1.30–3.30pm (& alt Thurs) 1AS, 7.30pm (& daily till 21st) it: cartoonists and modern art’. Jazz, blues and swing. All ages Brighton Theatre Group, see Visitors welcome. and abilities welcome, especially article page 17. The Arts Society Henfield people with memory loss. Henfield Hall, 2pm (every 2nd Mon) Shipley History Society St Barnabas Outreach AGM followed by talk at 2.30. Andrew Hall, 7.30pm Sarah Dunant on the Borgias. Henfield Hall Car Park, 10amGeoffrey Meade about Sussex Visitors welcome to the lecture. 2pm (& every 3rd Weds) agricultural history.

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PG Village Hall for start, 10am Horsham Art Fair 6½ miles, no dogs. All welcome, WSCC Offices, Horsham, 10amled by trained volunteers. 5pm (& 22nd 10am-4pm) Woodmancote & Henfield WI Artists Open Studios. See www. Henfield Hall, 12.30pm (& every horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk 3rd Weds) Rock Solid Gospel Light lunch to be served at 1pm Community Choir followed by AGM. Henfield Free Church, 4pm Donations for the Sierra Leone Mud Slide Appeal. Bereavement Support

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Henfield Haven Café, 4.155.15pm (& every 3rd Thurs) Citizens Advice Bureau Non-religious group supporting (Outreach) local people who have lost a loved Henfield Medical Centre, 10am– one. Contact St Peter’s Church 1pm (& every 4th Mon) Office 01273 495532. 10am-1pm (drop-in 10-10.30am, HTC Billy Liar booked appointments 10.30amHenfield Hall, 7.45pm (& 20th, 21st) 1pm). Tickets from Stevens, 01273 492141. See page 27.

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Friday 20

Henfield Art Club

Garden Room, Henfield Hall, 7.15– 9.30pm (& every 4th Tues) Fulking Village Hall, 4.30-6pm (& Benjamin Smith charcoal every 3rd Fri) demonstration on the basics of Crafts, stories from the Bible and sight-size portraiture. a delicious supper. Call Chris Small Dole Tuesday Club 01273 857322. Small Dole Village Hall, 7.30pm Henfield Camera Club (& every 4th Tues) Henfield Free Church Hall, Andy Thomas on Crop Circles. 7.30pm (& alt Fri) First Competition, OPEN. Judge: Henfield Parkinson’s Cafe Steve Lawrenson ARPS APAGB Henfield Haven Café, 10.30am– Cowfold Village History 12pm (& every last Weds) Society Friendly meeting for people with Cowfold Village Hall, 7.45– Parkinson’s and their carers. 9.15pm Organised by Parkinson’s UK. Dr Annabelle Hughes ‘Horsham Houses Revisited’.

Messy Church

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Thursday 26

Pumpkin Carving

Henfield Club, 3–5pm Family fun afternoon. Children must to be accompanied by an adult. In collaboration with Swains Farm.

Henfield Art Club Exhibition Preview

Henfield Hall, 7pm An opportunity to meet the artists and to reserve anything that bowls you over!

Friday 27

Henfield Art Club Exhibition

Henfield Hall, 10am–5pm (& 28th 10am-4pm) Annual Exhibition of new art works. Many works are for sale.

Family Evening

Henfield Free Church Hall, 6.30–8pm (& every 4th Fri) For families with children of all ages. A chance to spend time together having fun. This month focuses on autumn and harvest.

Cowfold Horticultural Society

Cowfold Village Hall, 8pm ‘The Central Royal Parks’ talk by Jim Buttress. Jim was Superintendent at the Royal Parks for 25 years.

Saturday 28

Haven Autumn Bazaar

Henfield Haven, 11am– 3pm

Monday 30

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News | OCTOBER 2017 FLU VACCINATIONS AT HENFIELD MEDICAL CENTRE Even if you feel healthy, you should have the free flu vaccination if you are aged 65 years or over, if you are the main carer of an older or disabled person, if you are a household contact of an immunocompromised person, if you are pregnant or have learning disabilities. Are you at risk from flu this winter? Yes, if you have any of the following conditions: a heart problem, a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema, kidney disease, lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment) or liver disease. If you have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), have diabetes, a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons or cerebral palsy, morbidly obese (BMI more of 40 or more), a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from Wednesday 4th October to Friday 20th October 2017. There will be a Wednesday walk in (no need to book) between 2-4pm as well as Wednesday pre-bookable appointments between 4-5pm. On Fridays, there will be a walk-in clinic

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(no need to book) between 3-5pm and Friday prebookable appointments between 5-6pm This year flu immunisation is recommended to all children aged 6 months to 18 years and in an at-risk category and two and three year olds. Invitations to attend will be sent to parents. Routine Shingles vaccinations are now available for people age 70, 78 and 79 years on 1st September 2017, plus anyone in their 70s who was born after 1st September 1942 and has not yet been vaccinated. To have the shingles vaccination on its own or with the flu immunisation make an appointment now. Meningitis ACWY is available for young people aged 18 – 25 years who have not previously been vaccinated. Especially important for those attending college or university these are available by appointment at the surgery now. The Measles, Mumps & Rubella vaccination is available for people aged 16 years and over who have not previously been fully vaccinated against MMR (i.e. have not received two MMR immunisations at any time). For further information and to book online please visit our website www.henfieldmedicalcentre. co.uk or call into the surgery to pick up a leaflet. Katie Hill

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JEREMY’S EXPANDS TO SECOND SHOP IN COWFOLD Jeremy and Claire Shotter from Jeremy’s of Henfield are delighted to be expanding their family run business as they open a second shop, situated at the former Union Jack Farm Shop, Brighton Road, Cowfold. Following a total refurbishment of the site they hope to open their doors towards the end of October. Here they will stock a range of breads, local cheeses, preserves, chutneys and local cold meats and butchery, as well as the usual high quality fruit and vegetables that they have built their reputation on. The Henfield shop will continue without change, for Jeremy’s of Henfield customers it will be business as usual. Jeremy and family look forward to welcoming their customers at the new shop in the Autumn. Jeremy Shotter

HENFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - CALL FOR DEVELOPMENT SITES The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG) aim to assess future housing and other development needs and is calling for landowners, agents/ managers, developers, businesses and local interest groups to submit expressions of interest for potential development sites within the Designated Area of the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan to be considered for possible inclusion in the Plan. We have commissioned a national consultant to undertake a robust Housing Needs Assessment for our parish. This will give us clarity on the level of need and type of housing needed in and required of our parish. We will review and re-assess sites that were previously submitted to us as well as any new site that comes forward. This is also an opportunity for any landowner, agent or developer who could not engage with us earlier to submit their sites to be considered for possible inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan for future development. At this stage, the NPSG is not committed to

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allocating proposed sites to the Neighbourhood Plan. The process of receiving proposed sites will not in itself decide whether a site would be allocated for development by the neighbourhood plan nor will it commit the proposer(s) to applying for planning consent, however it will enable the steering group to better understand what is available and how best that can meet our identified need. If you want a site(s) to be considered for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan, we would like to hear from you. The site(s) need not be in your ownership if you have a responsibility for managing them and proposals can be for a wide range of development uses. Please supply the following information • Location (supply an Ordnance Survey map where possible showing site boundary) • Current use of site • Any known and anticipated constraints to developing the site; access to a highway, utilities/ services availability, service diversions required etc. • Proposed type of development - housing (minimum 5 units or more), mixed use or commercial. • Whether the site would be available during the first or second ten year period of the Plan • Whether the site would be available during the first or second ten year period of the plan Please send all relevant information including your name and full contact details no later than 6th October 2017 to henfieldnp@gmail.com with a view to making a presentation by the end of October 2017. Please head your submission “Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Call for Sites”. Alternatively, you can submit by post to Henfield Parish Council, The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9DB Ray Osgood, Chairman Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

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News | OCTOBER 2017 FREE CHURCH CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL The Free Church are planning what we hope will become an annual village event – the Free Church Christmas Tree Festival. We are looking for local Shops, Businesses, Clubs and Charities to take part by decorating a tree in the theme of their business/club etc. These will then all be on display (looking spectacular!) providing free advertising for the them and a new exciting village event! The Church and Hall will open on the Christmas shopping night (8th December) and all day on Saturday 9th December for people to come and look at the trees and have hot chocolate and Christmas cakes. If you are interested in taking part in the event, please contact Sian Kenyon on 01273 493171 or email Sian.kenyon@hotmail.co.uk so we can get an idea of numbers and start to make more detailed plans. There will be no charge to enter, but entrants are asked to provide their own tree and set up their display on Thursday 7th December. We are hoping to get 30 trees and have a several ELVIS COMES TO HENFIELD! places filled already. Following the amazingly successful first Sian Kenyon anniversary Haven concert last year, we are pleased to announce that local theatre producers HENFIELD ART CLUB ANNUAL Tim Anscombe and Stephen Holroyd will be EXHIBITION & PREVIEW EVENING bringing a brand new stage musical production to Every year Henfield Art Club invites visitors to Henfield on the 26th November. its Annual Exhibition where new art works in Celebrating the return to the stage of Elvis various media are shown. Entry is free on Friday Presley following a long career in the film industry, 27 October (10am-5pm) and Saturday 28 October ‘ELVIS Las Vegas 1969’ will feature leading Elvis (10am-4pm) when art whether framed, just on impersonator, Scott Elvis, in the title role with a full canvas or unframed can be seen. supporting cast and on stage band. Many works are for sale including cards. Our popular This new production opened at the Woodville in evening preview on Thursday 26 October (7pm) Gravesend in May of 2017 and comes to Henfield costs £2 per person including light refreshments prior to a UK Tour in 2018. It is going to be a and provides the opportunity to meet the artists and wonderful production and tickets will be going on to reserve anything that bowls you over! sale soon. They will be available from the Henfield Please see www.henfieldartclub.co.uk. Haven, Stokes and Jasmine Florists. Kenneth McIntosh Digby Stephenson

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OCTOBER 2017 | News planning applications are considered, as well as providing guidance to those submitting planning applications. Information on the content of a Design Statement is available on the parish website (www. shermanburyparishcouncil.co.uk). If you feel you have the background to help please contact Shermanbury’s Parish Clerk at shermanbury@ pcouncil.co.uk Dawn Langston

KINDERSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST THE HENFIELD HALL REFURBISHMENT HAS STARTED Volunteers are working hard to refurbish the foyer of The Henfield Hall. In July professionals came in and covered the dark wooden ceiling with plaster board and, after much discussion about colour, painting is underway. The Hall has received donations in the form of money, goods and labour to help us start this update for which we are very grateful. We will be fund raising over the next months to continue work in other areas of the building. For further information please contact Diane Fuell, Secretary to the Trustees on 01273 492701 or email dianefuell@gmail.com. Diane Fuell

SHERMANBURY PARISH’S DESIGN STATEMENT. CAN YOU HELP? Following on from Wineham and Shermanbury’s Neighbourhood Plan (WASP) being passed by Horsham District Council (HDC) and becoming legally part of the Horsham District Plan, the Parish Council would like to enlist two parishioners to help with the next phase of work, developing the Parish Design Statement. We would particularly like help from those who have architectural or building surveying experience in the field of conservation. But if you feel you have other related experience then please let us know. To put this request in context, now that we have a formally ‘made’ the Neighbourhood Plan, any planning application for development submitted to HDC, whether for minor alterations or more substantial builds, must address the Policies laid out in the WASP. In common with most neighbourhood plans, one of these Policies stipulates that “any development must respect and reflect positively the setting of the Parish”, so we have to describe, in a design statement, those criteria that define “the setting of the Parish”. The Design Statement will then be referred to by HDC’s planning officers and its planning committee whenever

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The Kindersley Trust is, as many readers will know, a Charitable Trust, the object of which is to benefit the inhabitants of Henfield. It does not make grants to individuals but towards projects (large or small) of organisations who benefit residents of all ages in our community. Last year, grants totalling £2600 were made to Henfield Cricket Club towards the cost of artificial turfing of the area in front of the pavilion (£1300), to Henfield Community Partnership – Action for Older People towards the cost of printing the Directory of Services (£500), to Friends of Henfield Medical Practice Trust towards the purchase of a phlebotomy chair (£500) and to Henfield Leisure Centre towards equipment for fitness classes for the over 60’s (£300). The Committee does not make grants towards running expenses but will be happy to consider applications from charities, societies or organisations for assistance towards specific projects or needs. This year’s meeting will once more be in early December. Written applications giving details of the project or need should be sent to the Chairman, Kindersley Trust, c/o Griffith Smith Farrington Webb LLP at Croft House, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9DJ, to arrive before Friday, 17th November 2017. David J Williams

‘HENFIELD SHED’ UPDATE The purpose of the Shed is to provide a place in the community where people can come together to pursue practical individual or community interests, share resources and skill-share (such as woodwork, metalwork and making a range of items), in an informal friendly environment. We aim to develop a place where we can achieve, and share skills, and this will provide social interaction in a relaxed atmosphere. Since a team of four local residents was formed to drive the project forwards, the development of the Shed has gathered pace. Thanks to the generosity of the owner we now have use of the garage at the back of Stokes Newsagents in the High Street for 12 months and we’re pleased to report that the Henfield Shed is very near to opening. The garage

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News | OCTOBER 2017 will be made available on the Shed’s website www.henfieldshed.org.uk, in BN5 Magazine and the Henfield Hub. If you’re interested in joining this exciting new project, please get in touch with Peter Gumbrell (peter_gumbrell@sky.com), or Colin Ansell (colin.ansell@btinternet.com). Peter Gumbrell


has been cleared and painted in readiness for us to move in and we intend to use it while we seek a permanent home in the village. On the day of the Henfield Fayre and despite the adverse weather conditions a total of 14 new members registered their interest in joining the Shed. A number of tool donations were promised by villagers. We are very grateful and these are in the process of being collected and stored. As soon as the Shed opening date is known details


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This new booklet is a compilation of articles published in the Henfield Parish Magazine in 1916, written by An Old Inhabitant and A Young Native of Henfield. The text has been brought to life by old and modern photographs illustrating the places described, and culled from the collections in the Henfield Museum. The booklet has been produced by the Friends of Henfield Museum and is available from the Museum at The Henfield Hall at £7, with all proceeds going to support the Museum. To whet your appetite, the booklet contains the tale of a day in about 1867 when Henfield Common was ‘favoured with a visit from the Brighton Ragged Schools’, 7,000 of the pupils and their parents, the ‘submerged tenth of Brighton’. They were brought to Henfield Station in nine trains and ‘turned loose upon Henfield generally and upon our Common in particular’. Peter Bates

FAME! Brighton Theatre Group Youth (BTGY) will stage a revival production of the original high energy, high octane, dance musical Fame. Directed by Michael Burnie, performances will be held at The Old Market Theatre in Hove from 17th –21st October. Fame inspired a generation of fame seeking young performers and is to all intent and purposes the pre-runner of today’s reality TV phenomenon. The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. The struggles, fears, triumphs, prejudices, substance abuse and even the death of one of the students are depicted with razor sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance. Fame is recommended for all ages with parental discretion as there is mild reference to substance abuse. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. There will be two matinee performances (Thursday and Saturday, 2.30pm) and five evening performances (Tuesday–Saturday, 7.30pm). Tickets start at £15. Concessions are available. For more information and to book visit www. theoldmarket.com. Amanda Reeves For more news go to... www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

OCTOBER 2017 | News HENFIELD FUNERAL SERVICES SKYDIVE FOR CHARITY Henfield Funeral Services travelled to Headcorn, Kent for the Skydive on Saturday 26th August 2017. 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 them to jump 12000 feet. We had our picnic blankets out at the ready to relax, while the sky divers prepared. The skies were clear, and at around 5pm they 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 them 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 ÂŁ1200. Karen, Nick & all the team at Henfield Funeral Services.

meetings will still be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm, and these are likely to be in the Pavilion on Blackstone Lane. Members of the public are still welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Leanne Bannister, Clerk on 0792 1822869 or email woodmancoteparishcouncil@gmail.com. Leanne Bannister


If so you may be able to help us. As you will know, Remembrance is very important in Henfield and we aim to always reflect this in BN5. This year, with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, we are researching four local men who lost their lives in this battle and whose names appear on the Henfield War Memorial. We would very much like to find out a little more about these four men; George Henry Field, Ernest Frederick Honey, Alfred Sturt and George Thompsett. If you can help in any way please email us - editor@bn5magazine.co.uk. With your help VENUE CHANGE FOR we hope to build a picture of the lives of these men WOODMANCOTE PARISH COUNCIL who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Thank you for your help. Woodmancote Parish Hall will be closing on Sunday 1 October. Woodmancote Parish Council Emma Osman, editor

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News | OCTOBER 2017 HOSPICE CARE WEEK: ST BARNABAS ANNA THORPE Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity which helps change people’s perceptions and raise the profile of hospice care. This year it takes place over the week of 9th -15th October. St Barnabas House, your local hospice, provides specialist palliative care to adults with life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patient’s own homes. There are many ways you can support St Barnabas House, during Hospice Care Week. You could hold a fundraising event, pledge to volunteer, make a donation, or visit one of their charity shops. St Barnabas will kick-off Hospice Care Week 2017 with its annual South Downs Trek challenge event, so you could sign up to take part in that. If trekking or running isn’t your thing, perhaps you could hold a Big Get Together with family and friends to raise money for the hospice? The simplest way to get involved in Hospice Care Week and help raise awareness of hospice care is by joining in with the conversation on social media on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can find out more about Hospice Care Week and all the different ways in which you can get involved at www.stbh.org.uk/hospicecareweek. Sam Skilton

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The Thorpe family and David, Anna’s fiancé, would like to say how touched and humbled they are by the cards, tributes, flowers and cakes, following the sudden death of Anna. Everyone has been so kind and we have been supported and uplifted by the love and care of our wonderful friends at this saddest of times. Our sincere thanks go also to Dr Drew, who cared for Anna so well in recent years. Anna had been ill for so long, with many hospital admissions. Her condition, whilst rare and debilitating, was not one from which she was, at this stage, expected to die and, therefore, her loss has come as a stunning blow to all who loved her. Our only comfort is the knowledge that she is no longer in pain. Sue Thorpe


We recently held the second Terry Wellstead memorial match in memory of a very popular local angler. About 30 anglers fished on the Adur. Friends and family also came along and a fantastic £440 was raised for the NSPCC. Plenty of fish were caught and the winner was Paul Gibson with 21lb 6oz. Many thanks to all who kindly donated raffle prizes and everyone who helped make the day a success. Alan Bridgewater

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OCTOBER 2017 | News 23rd November at 7.30pm in the Free Church Hall. Details for the ‘Christmas Starts Here’ Concert will be revealed at this meeting. Please do come along, we are always looking for fresh ideas for fund raising. Peggy & Fred McComas


COUNCILLOR ROGER CLARK SUPPORTS KNOW DEMENTIA The Leader of Horsham District Council, Councillor Roger Clark, has chosen Know Dementia as one of his three charities for the year. He recently attended Know Dementia’s Memory Moments Cafe, held in the Free Church Hall every other Saturday, to present a cheque to the charity for £200. This money will go towards the support of the cafe which has already been well supported by local families. Roger and his wife, Penny, have supported the charity since it opened five years ago. People with memory loss or diagnosed with a dementia are more than welcome to come along with their supporter/carer to enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughter and friendship. Jennie Morrison-Cowan

HENFIELD FRIENDS OF ST. BARNABAS HOUSE Our stall at the Henfield Summer Fayre raised £36.70 because as you know we were “rained off”, however, the Small Dole Summer Fayre raised a total of £240 thanks to the efforts of Janet and her team. We don’t have anything planned for October, but look out for our stall at the Charities Fair in the Henfield Hall on Saturday 11th November. The next meeting of The Friends is on Thursday

Last month we reported that Compass Travel had removed the Number 17 Sunday and Bank Holiday service from their schedule, meaning no Sunday bus service from Brighton to Horsham via Henfield and Partridge Green from mid September. At the time of going to press we received this press release from local company Sussex Coaches. “Sussex Coaches are pleased to announce that we will be operating the Sunday service on route 17 between Brighton & Horsham via Patcham, Henfield, Partridge Green, Cowfold and Mannings Heath. Following an approach from Brighton Area Bus watch, highlighting the plight of the soon to be withdrawn Sunday service, we have stepped in to offer a commercial service starting on Sunday 17 September. “We felt it was an extremely valuable service to the public and whilst we could not offer the existing frequency of service on a Sunday, we could offer a reduced frequency timetable to keep the service in operation on a Sunday. “Services will depart from Horsham to Brighton at 09:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30 15:30, and 17:30 with a short service to Henfield by request at 18:15. Services will depart Brighton at 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:40, with a morning short service to Horsham departing from Henfield at 08:30 and 09:30. “Sussex Coaches already run the successful N8 weekend night bus from Brighton to Horsham and local services in the Horsham area. More information can be found at www.facebook. com/17bus or by calling Sussex Coaches on 01403 741976. Stagecoach will continue to operate the Monday – Saturday service.” Thank you Sussex Coaches. Please support this Sunday service as much as you can to help Sussex Coaches make the route economically viable. Editor

FOOTBALL FOR UNDER 10’S Henfield Under 10’s football team is looking for players. We train on Thursday nights 6.30-7.30pm at the Rothery Field with matches on Saturday mornings. For more information please contact Richard Searles 07789716994 or Paul Green 07491966568. Richard Searles

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HENFIELD GUIDES UPDATE For a week in August, 24 Guides from Henfield joined another 2,500 Guides and Scouts from across West Sussex and their International links from 23 Countries, at the South of England show ground for WS2017. 1st Henfield Guides were joined by 12 Guides and their leaders from Guernsey and 2nd Henfield were joined by 8 from Ghana. The theme of the camp was Harry Potter and our camp chiefs arrived on the Hogwarts Express at the opening ceremony. The Guides and Scouts spent the week taking part

in many activities including rafting, abseiling, rifle shooting, caving, black smithing, segway riding and it’s a knock out challenges. On Wednesday, they were joined by a further 1,600 younger members including 12 from Henfield Brownies, who all wanted to see what camp is like and take part in the charities fair where £4,500 was raised for each charity, The CoCo’s foundation and the Chailey Heritage Dream Appeal. If your daughter wants to get to do these types of activities, we have spaces at Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, but as always, we do need more adults to join us too. Please call 01273 494470 or register directly at www.girlguiding.org.uk and choose get involved. Who knows, maybe you, your daughter, or both will be at WS2021. Natalie Denning

THE ARTS SOCIETY HENFIELD N.A.D.F.A.S. (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) has now become The Arts Society. Your local branch was formerly known as The Adur Valley Fine Arts Society but is now called The Arts Society Henfield. The society changes in name only and subscriptions remain at £29 per annum for another year. John Wharton



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HORSHAM ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS ART FAIR Following their highly successful Art Trail in July, the Horsham Artists Open Studios group is thrilled to announce its Art Fair which will run over the weekend of Saturday 21st October (10am–5pm) and Sunday 22nd October (10–4pm) at the West Sussex County offices in Chart Way, just over the footbridge if you were walking from the Carfax up towards the station. The fair will feature the work of around fifty artists and makers from Horsham and the surrounding area. Throughout both days there will also be a wide range of free demonstrations, during which you will be able to see how different work is created from first ideas to finished product. A full range of work will also be available to buy. www.horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk. Mark Wilson

HELP US TO RECYCLE MORE Here in the Horsham District we currently recycle 44% of our waste. We are proud to say that this is highest in West Sussex. However, we need to reach the national recycling target of 50% by 2020. With your help, we know that we can. Recent research has shown that 20% of what we currently throw away in our green-top (household waste) bins can be put into our blue-top recycling bin. In total a staggering 57% of the waste that

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TEXTILE EXHIBITION – CREATIVE HUB, WORTHING Taking place from 24th -28th October 2017, 10am-4pm daily, ‘New Beginnings’ is the first group exhibition of newly founded contemporary quilt and textile art group Curious Threads. This exhibition at Colonnade House, (47 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DH) includes work from three separate group challenges. For more information please visit our website www. colonnadehouse.co.uk Amelia Leigh

BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL The 2017 festival takes place between 27th October–12th November and includes new productions of two early operas: Rameau’s Pygmalion and Monteverdi’s Orfeo, including a matinee for each. There will be concerts exploring the common roots of early classical, folk and traditional music, music from medieval Spain and concerts for families – 2-5 year olds (pre-festival, 7th Oct) and 5 -11 year olds. For details and ticket purchase please visit www. bremf.org.uk or call 01273 833746 for a brochure. Jenny Clemens

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he next Henfield Theatre Company production, ready to burst onto the stage in October, is the hilarious and much loved comedy, Billy Liar – and that’s the truth! This classic of stage and screen, by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, is set in 1960s Yorkshire. Billy is a teenage “Walter Mitty” type of character; he has a wild imagination and lives in a world of fantasy. He has aspirations of becoming a television script writer in London but his real job is with the local undertaker.... when he manages to rise from his bed. He lives with his working class family: an ever complaining grandmother, a father who continually yells at him and a long suffering mother. But the familial relationships do not worry Billy as he can close his ears and wander into his special world of fantasy. Billy has three fiancées who are unaware of each other, until they have to “share” the ring, which causes him untold stress. He isn’t a bad person, but tends to bend the truth about life when he smells trouble – hence; Billy Liar. This is a very down to earth “kitchen sink” kind of play, with lots of laughs and just a pinch of sadness. Starting life as a novel, Billy Liar was adapted into a successful West End play and then

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rose to further prominence, in 1963, as a black and white film starring Tom Courtenay. Ann Atkins, the director of the Henfield production, is a very experienced actress appearing regularly in Brighton’s Little Theatre as well as on the Henfield stage – who could forget her “Mrs Overall” in Acorn Antiques! She has successfully directed many plays and shows, using her calm but decisive style to maximum benefit. She appeared in Billy Liar herself, back in the 1980s, playing the role of Billy’s Mum, and has been keenly looking forward to directing the play for the Henfield stage. This is going to be a great evening’s entertainment – one not to be missed! Performances are on Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 October, at The Henfield Hall, starting at 7.45 pm. The box office is at Stevens, Henfield High Street (phone: 01273 492141), from Monday 25 September. Tickets are £8 and £10. Tickets are also available on-line, from the same date, through the website, below. The production is kindly sponsored by Richwards. Martin Love For more information please see the HTC website: www.henfieldtheatrecompany.com Want to know more? Go to www.henfieldbn5.co.uk

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mall, round and covered in spines, the unmistakable hedgehog is one of our most familiar and best-loved wild mammals. But when was the last time you saw a hedgehog? Once a common sight, hedgehogs have undergone a drastic decline in Britain and they are disappearing from our parks and gardens as fast as tigers are worldwide. Changes to both urban and rural landscapes have made life much tougher for them. Hedgerows are hedgehog highways but thousands of kilometres have been lost as agricultural fields have expanded and management has intensified, with many traditional meadows put under the plough. Gardens provide an important refuge but they have become less hedgehog-friendly too, with many paved over or so securely fenced that hedgehogs can’t access them, and busy roads are often fatal. Hedgehogs need our help and there are some simple actions you can take to make sure our spiny companions can find a home and move safely through the landscape in search of food and a mate.

Hedgehogs can roam up to two kilometres foraging for food during a single night but the landscape is full of impenetrable barriers. Improve access to your garden by cutting a small (13cm x 13cm) hole in your fence, or dig a channel underneath to provide a way through, and encourage your friends and neighbours to do the same. Hedgehogs love hedges! They provide shelter, nesting opportunities and safe passage through the landscape, helping to reconnect hedgehog habitats. They also benefit birds and other small mammals and provide a winter buffet of berries. Include a mix of elder, hawthorn, blackthorn, wild rose, crab apple, holly and hazel. Stacked logs, leaf piles and purpose-built hedgehog homes make great places for hedgehogs to nest and hibernate. Wilder areas in the garden are perfect hedgehog habitat and fallen leaves make ideal bedding, so resist the temptation to be too tidy in the garden. Areas of long grass and hollow plant stems also provide overwintering habitat for the hedgehog’s prey and a variety of helpful garden insects, like ladybirds. Less hedgehog food means fewer hedgehogs. Ditch the slug pellets and avoid the use of pesticides – hedgehogs are natural pest controllers and need a plentiful and varied supply of invertebrate prey to stay healthy.

Hedgehogs need to fatten up ready to hibernate through the winter and will appreciate a bowl of meaty cat or dog food, either wet or dry, and a drink of fresh water to wash it down with. Create a simple feeding station by cutting a small hole in a plastic storage box and weighing down the lid with a brick – this will stop the local cats and foxes accessing the food. Never feed bread or milk as these cause an upset stomach. Rotting garden and kitchen waste is broken down by worms and beetles, providing free fertiliser for your flowerbeds and a feast for hungry hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are strong swimmers but can sometimes struggle to climb out of steep-sided ponds and many drown. Make a simple ramp from a plank of wood wrapped in chicken wire, or create shallow areas at the edge so that hedgehogs can scramble out, and make sure drains and other hazards are safely covered. Hedgehogs look for warm, dry places to hibernate as the nights become colder and pre-made bonfires look like an ideal ‘des res’. Always check your bonfire before lighting it, and be careful when strimming long grass. We are very keen to keep track of hedgehog numbers in Sussex, so please report any sightings by contacting WildCall on 01273 494777 or wildcall@sussexwt.org.uk Charlotte Owen, Sussex Wildlife Trust


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ater this month local art jeweller Katherine Lawrie will be exhibiting several pieces of her gorgeously wearable sculptural jewellery at ‘Changing Seasons’ – the annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists at Westminster Central Hall in London SW1. With the theme of hedgerows, each piece of jewellery captures the beauty of Sussex. A second generation jeweller, Katherine was born and bred in Steyning, spending much of her time as a child in her father’s jewellery workshop. “My mum was a teacher and so as my Dad worked from home, he did a lot of the childcare” explained Katherine. “I started making jewellery from around about the age of 10. I originally wanted to be a textile designer, but jewellery came more naturally with my Dad passing on all his skills.” After studying A-levels at Steyning Grammar School, Katherine went on to a foundation course at Northbrook College before going on to study at Surrey Institute of Art and the Edinburgh College of Art. She returned to Steyning, inheriting her fathers fullyequipped workshop after he emigrated to America. “I inherited his good name as a jeweller to a certain extent as well,” said Katherine. “I still occasionally get a customer who has a piece of my dad’s work. Once I was asked to make a ring to go with one of my dad’s rings that he made 40 years ago and I’ve fixed an engagement ring that he made 30 years ago too!”

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From her bold, botanical pieces such as those which she is exhibiting in London to her more accessible jewellery, Katherine has always been inspired by nature in her work. She works mainly in sterling silver, sometime embellished with semi-precious stones, creating one-off and bespoke items in the form of flowers, leaves, petals and, more recently, animals. Much of Katherine’s work features the process of ‘roller texturing’ – a technique which involved the use of steel rolling mills and both

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natural materials such as feathers, leaves, and petals, or man-made material such as lace. The material disintegrates during the rolling process, but the surface of the metal is left with a rich yet delicate texture which is incredibly tactile and similar to a fossil. Katherine explained to me how she develops a new theme for a range of jewellery: “It takes a while – I have to have the end product in mind and know how the design will work as a piece and also how it will sell.” She went on: “My recent range of animals are all special to me for various reasons and all are local to Sussex. I have twelve animals and I developed a prototype for each and then ‘tested’ each one on social media – the rabbit in particular has proved to be very popular! My ranges are constantly evolving and each piece is slightly different and unique, people do take ownership of their pieces – its like every piece of jewellery I make has an owner it hasn’t met yet!”

Katherine is also an experienced tutor and holds regular jewellery-making workshops for students from her studio. “Working here is part and parcel of what I do - I can’t imagine doing anything else – whatever I did, it would have to be creative.” You can meet Katherine with her unique and beautiful jewellery at her Christmas at the Cowshed Studio open weekends (middle weekends during November), and at the Steyning Arts at Christmas event on Saturday 2nd December at the Steyning Centre. Call 07866 835 640. Sarah Butler

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Henfield, a ‘Dementia Friendly’ village


hat are your perceptions of dementia? To begin with, the word ‘dementia’ is loaded with negative associations; isolation, decline, confusion, dependence, fear; all these descriptions spring to mind. One of the aims of the Alzheimer’s Society drive to promote Dementia Friendship up and down the country is to dispel some of these myths, to be realistic and honest about living with dementia and to help us all to make life easier for those affected and their carers. Most of their advice is incredibly simple, and much of it is about thought, respect and kindness. I was invited to participate in Henfield Haven’s first ever Dementia Friends course, hosted by Lorette Mackie, manager of the Haven. Lorette is passionate about raising awareness of dementia in the community and about passing on the very small changes we can all make to our attitudes and behaviour which will make life so much easier for those coping with dementia every day in Henfield. The aim of the Henfield Haven is to help Henfield become a Dementia Friendly village. During the afternoon we discovered that there are over 100 types of dementia, all of which progress differently and have different or multiple symptoms. Dementia is a disease of the brain and has many symptoms, some affect reasoning, communication and personality, some affect motorskills, vision and spatial awareness. For some perception is vastly altered; a black doormat could look like a vast hole in the ground, or food can become indistinguishable from a pattern on a plate. Understanding these possible challenges in behaviour can help us to 4 0 | B N 5 M A GA ZINE

be more sensitive and help us to handle situations which could be challenging for those with dementia. Lorette described the human mind as a ‘book shelf’ where the latest memories are stored at the very top. When dementia rocks the bookshelf the uppermost memories (or books) fall; leaving much earlier memories at the top and seeming very recent. Something that happened 40 years ago can feel like it happened yesterday. This can be hard for families to cope with if their close relative or friend fails to recognise them, or mistakes them for another person. Lorette explained that emotional memories are much less affected by dementia, so if someone experiences a lovely sunny afternoon with an icecream and laughter with their friend, that warm feeling and emotion of being loved and cared for remains long after the memory of the event has gone. Dementia doesn’t define the person, but it does affect each person very, very differently; the same way if you have broken your leg you won’t be the same as the person in the next-door ward! It is indiscriminate; affecting many younger people, so don’t be surprised if you encounter someone surprisingly young with dementia symptoms. The good news is, those living in a dementia friendly community can live well, with our help and understanding their lives will be easier. A person’s experience of dementia can be vastly improved by their environment, so how we behave, react and

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care can make a positive change. If you would like to become a Dementia Friend it’s very easy. It’s just an hour or two of your time, learning a little about the disease, how to communicate effectively and how to make sure those who are living with dementia, their carers and their families can feel supported and confident. In Henfield every member of our village counts; becoming a Dementia Friend is just one small thing we can all do. Emma Osman. Research by Emilia Cornwell The next Dementia Friends Information Session take at the Henfield Haven, Hewitts, BN5 9DT takes place on Tuesday 17th October at 3.30pm. For information or to book your space please call Lorette on 01273 494747 or see www.impact-initiatives.org.uk/henfield-haven. The Henfield Haven has a full diary of events supporting those living with dementia and their carers. Please pop in for a coffee at The Haven to find out more.

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Know Dementia, the Henfield based charity, has been involved in and supported the development of Henfield as a Dementia Friendly Community for over 5 years and is delighted to continue their support through: - the Memory Moments Café held in the Free Church Hall every fortnight on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm – next on 30 September - our Musical Moments Choir – “JAZZLED” – who meet fortnightly on Thursdays in the Catholic Church Hall from 1.30pm to 3.30pm –next on 28 September If you or a family member have been affected by memory problems or had a diagnosis of dementia, are in need of some advice or are interested in joining us, please contact Know Dementia on: Tel: 01273494300 or email: info@knowdementia.co.uk

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f you have a child whose date of birth is between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, it is now time to be considering where you would like your child to start their primary education. St. Peter’s CofE (Aided) Primary School in Henfield is a warm, welcoming, inclusive and caring school, where all of our staff are committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunities to reach their full potential. Our children learn in a fun, engaging, purposeful environment that is tailored to meet the needs of all pupils. Our broad and balanced curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to meet all National Curriculum requirements but also to learn from first-hand experiences and varied learning opportunities across a range of inspiring topics. All the work we embark upon at St. Peter’s follows our core values: Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient and Aiming High. If St. Peter’s in Henfield is one of your considered schools, then you are warmly invited 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.

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rental portfolio constitutes a ‘business’, there is a tax exemption called ‘incorporation relief’ which means the gain can be deferred until the shares in the new company are sold. What constitutes a ‘business’ as opposed to a simple property investment is outside the scope of this article, but it is possible to write to the tax authorities for a view in a borderline case. Whilst it may be possible to avoid CGT on incorporation, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is another matter. SDLT is payable on most incorporations apart from those involving genuine partnerships. If your portfolio qualifies for incorporation relief and you are happy that any upfront SDLT cost will be recouped from future tax savings then, from a tax perspective, incorporation might be for you. Alternatively if you are just starting out as a buy-to-let landlord then you may consider operating through a company from the start. However, a company is not for everyone, there are additional administration and compliance costs and historically lenders have been less willing to offer the same deals that they have to individual borrowers. There is no one size fits all solution. Bespoke professional advice should always be sought from the outset.

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