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s we approach the end of our “summer” (and I use the term extremely loosely!) the Life in Haslemere team have been looking forward to an autumn of fun events. The annual Food Festival starts on the 1 September at the Aga Shop, giving us all the chance to indulge in some of Haslemere’s finest foods. Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September brings along the Beer Festival, perfect for all of our ale enthusiasts! And for the first time, this year sees the launch of Wine Fest, a unique opportunity to try the very best wine producers on your doorstep. Our summer holiday survival guide is also packed with fun events and activities to keep the little ones happy and parents sane! Then to get you ready for when they go back to school in September, we’ve got our regular education supplement, filled with stories from our local schools, a comprehensive directory and our ‘school is cool’ page with all your back to school essentials. Happy reading!

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News Winning web; Haslemere signs up to Heritage Open Days; Record numbers at Goodwood; Carpet rescue; Drawing a new generation; The hills are alive in Haslemere

10 Interiors A different shade of grey 14 Health Diet delusions

16 Style In print 20 Liphook swimmers We catch up with the British Synchronised swimming team 22 Gardening How to make the most of your vegetables 24 Food and drink Haslemere Food Festival; WineFest; Haslemere Beer Festival 26 Back to school Essentials to make school cool




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28 Education Directory and news from local schools 34 Care Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill

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36 Travel Summer holidays survival guide 38 Business news New networking in Haslemere; Back to fitness; Hengelo hikers; Olympic nails; Scandinavian success 40 Grayshott News Grayshott Concerts interview; Grayshott Village Show; Safer walking to Woolmer Hill School; Great donations in Grayshott; New Bowser for Grayshott’s Blooms 44 What’s on 45 Competition CTC Travel insurance 46 Directory Local contacts Advertising list Distribution points

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Record numbers at Goodwood

Winning web


uture Michelangelos were sought out by leading independent travel agent, Haslemere Travel, and Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre recently when they joined forces to launch a children’s drawing competition for young artists in Surrey, to celebrate the opening of Charlotte’s Web The Musical. Using the theme ‘Where in the world would you take Wilbur on holiday…?’, children aged 4-14 years were asked to imagine taking Charlotte’s friend, Wilbur the piglet, on holiday and then draw the place of their dreams for the contest. “The standard of entries was very high and certainly very colourful - it was a hard task choosing the winners,” says Gemma Antrobus, managing director, Haslemere Travel. First prize for each age category was four tickets to see a performance of Charlotte’s Web at the theatre. Second/third prizes included a Trunki, DVD, books and sets of artist’s tools. The winning entries will now be displayed in the foyer of the theatre.


Pictured with the winning entries are (right) Gemma Antrobus, managing director, Haslemere Travel and Isabel Kay, funding officer, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Haslemere signs up to Heritage Open Days H

a slemere will once again be taking part in Heritage Open Days which run from Thursday 6 to Sunday 12 September. This is a unique opportunity to visit some of Haslemere’s most interesting and unusual historic sites and buildings. The organisers, The Haslemere Society supported by Haslemere Visitor and Local Information Centre and the Town Council, have arranged for numerous buildings to be opened in locations stretching from the

High Street, Petworth Road, Holdfast Lane, Derby Road, St Christopher’s Green, to Grayswood and Hindhead. The programme of events includes guided tours of both the Town Hall, by the Town Clerk, and the Speckled Wood Project at Swan Barn Farm, which is the brand new timber framed eco building sustainably constructed using products from the National Trust woodlands.

record 185,000 spectators were treated to many exceptional sights and moments at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, and previous champion, Alain Prost, were both in attendance as well as over 120 other motor racing heroes; from Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, to Emerson Fittipaldi and Kenny Roberts. Goodwood also paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special Diamond Jubilee display honouring her 60-year reign. For the first time ever, the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance had just one subject, with royal vehicles ranging from stately saloons to an aeroplane, via a train carriage walked though by over 10,000 visitors from 24 countries, a caravan and even a halfscale American Midget Racer starring on the Cartier lawn. The judging committee varied from the Queen’s nephew, Lord Linley, AC/DC front man and racer Brian Johnson, fashion accessories magnate Anya Hindmarch and actor Rupert Penry-Jones. This year, the overall winner was HRH The Prince of Wales’ Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante, while the sublime Chapron-bodied Citroen SM Cabriolet emerged on top in the Overseas’ Engagements class. The Duke of Edinburgh’s 1961 Alvis TD21 DHC SII claimed the Regal Runabouts category. Goodwood Festival of Speed, 01243 755055 Jenson Button taken by Paul Melbert

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Carpet rescue T

he Oriental Rug Gallery have restored a rare peacock carpet from St Christopher’s Church. Master Rug Craftsmen, Anas discovered the rug after taking a guided tour of St Christopher’s Church in Wey Hill, along with Sandre of The Oriental Rug Gallery by church members Robert Fox, Clive and Liz Hawkins and Frankie Gaiter. Anas was keen to assess a hand-woven carpet displayed on the Chancel’s parquet flooring and upon further investigation, he confirmed the piece to be a rare, antique, Persian Tabriz carpet, hand-woven with a wool pile in natural dyes including Madder Root, Indigo and Saffron, dating back to the 1890s. Seeing how dust-worn and lifeless the carpet looked, Anas offered to donate The Oriental Rug Gallery’s revolutionary RugRescue™ deep-wash cleaning process and stain removal treatment services to revive and recondition the piece. After successfully restoring the carpet, Anas and Sandre returned to St Christopher’s and rolled out the newly revived antique Tabriz Carpet to gasps of joy and praise

Liz & Clive Hawkins, Rev’d Mary Bowden, Sandre & Anas, Robert Fox & Frankie Gaiter with the Peacock Carpet at St Christopher’s Church

from the Reverend Mary Bowden, Rector of Haslemere and Grayswood and the Church Wardens present. Oriental Rug Gallery, 01428 656 657

Drawing a new generation


oyal Junior School pupil, Sophie Austin, has won Signature Moorlands Lodge’s Skip A Generation art competition for her portrait of her nanny knitting. Signature Moorlands Lodge launched the competition in a bid to encourage local children to seek inspiration from their elders by using them as the subject of creative portraits. The ten year old was invited to an official unveiling ceremony at Moorlands Lodge where former mayor, Jim Edwards, unveiled the portrait. “I feel this project has highlighted the importance of younger people relating to the older generation,” said Councillor Edwards. “The portrait is a wonderful demonstration of the benefit we can all gain from sharing experiences through generations.” Sophie and her family will be getting a portrait of their own from Venture Photography in Woking, which donated the prize of a £500 photography voucher. Moorlands Lodge, 01428 601200 8

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The hills are alive in Haslemere! T

he Haslemere Players will present the Oscar winning, Rogers and Hammerstein classic, “The Sound of Music” from Tuesday 23 Saturday 27 October 2012 at Haslemere Hall. This is the heart-warming story of Maria, an unconventional trainee Nun in pre-WW2 Austria, who is sent by her Convent to Captain Von Trapp a widower and strict disciplinarian to be Governess to his seven mischievous and rather badly behaved children! This much loved, family favourite includes wonderfully uplifting songs such as Climb Every Mountain, What are We Going to Do about Maria, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, The Lonely Goatherd, Edelweiss and, of course, the title song! Haslemere Hall, 01428 642161

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Obesity is genetic

I would say the issue here is more to do with bad habits being passed on. If older members of families are passing on bad dietary habits with no exercise then this encourages the behaviours that increase obesity. It is part of education not only at school but also at home to increase the awareness of a healthy lifestyle. Karen Atkinson, Former England Captain and Coach of Super League Side Hertfordshire Mavericks A young child who sees his sedentary parents regularly eating a large quantity of unhealthy food will assimilate this behaviour and repeat it later in life. Consequently, I recommend becoming a dietary role model for your children from birth. Florence McVeigh, Naturopath- Natural Health Practitioner

Diet delusions

We talk to fitness experts and debunk the common myths that are stopping you from losing weight Carbohydrates are bad for you Not all carbohydrates are bad. The body needs carbohydrates for its primary energy source but the higher in sugar and lower in fibre a carbohydrate is, then the less value it has to the body. The easy absorption of simple carbohydrates (e.g. fruit) make them ideal for when a quick intake of energy is called for e.g. after a workout, but consumed too frequently they will have a detrimental effect on the body’s insulin levels and therefore fat storage. Rachael Elliott-Hughes, (Dip PT, Reps level 3, Nutrition Advisor, Guild of Postnatal Instructors)

Dairy products are fattening and unhealthy

Dairy products are classed as fats, though not all products are unhealthy and fattening. Skimmed/semi skimmed milk and low fat cottage cheese for example are especially lean sources of fats that are high in protein and could benefit weight loss. I would consider most cheeses and cream based products very high in fat and as a luxury to be had in moderation. Too much IS bad for you. Ollie Beared, UnIQ physique

Red meat is bad for you

Look at the type of carbohydrates you are eating and pick the right kind. Fast releasing carbohydrates include white breads, sugar, etc. Use slow release carbohydrates such as oats, rye bread etc.

Much has been made of red meat over the past few years, but red meat has been eaten since time began. Red meat contains an array of vitamins, including B vitamins which, not only support and repair skin and muscle, but also help release energy from dietary carbohydrates.

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Robert Elford, Personal Trainer

People are overweight because they have slow metabolisms

Eating late at night will pile on weight

A faster metabolism obviously speeds up digestion and how your body uses the food for energy. Just because you have a slow metabolism doesn’t mean you will be fat. The body works by using what you put in to work, so if you put more in than necessary, then naturally you will gain weight.

The body will treat a calorie consumed at 9pm in the same way as at 9am. However, in the evening, many people tend to indulge in more sugary, fatty snacks due to tiredness and lack of time. By balancing your food intake during the day, you will control your blood sugar levels and be able to resist the urge to graze late in the evening.

Karen Atkinson, Former England Captain and Coach of Super League Side Hertfordshire Mavericks

Rachael Elliott-Hughes (Dip PT, Reps level 3, Nutrition Advisor Guild of Postnatal Instructors)


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Skipping breakfast will make you thin

Skipping breakfast simply means that by mid morning you will be reaching for the most available form of energy required by the body i.e. glucose. In addition, your metabolism will be sluggish due to lack of fuel. By eating a well balanced breakfast of complex carbohydrates (e.g. oats, wholemeal bread) and protein (e.g. seeds, nut butter) you will kick-start the body’s chemical processes and ensure a steady release of sugars throughout the morning. This has a positive effect on your insulin levels and therefore helps reduce fat storage. Rachael Elliott-Hughes (Dip PT, Reps level 3, Nutrition Advisor Guild of Postnatal Instructors)

Low fat foods will make you lose weight Low fat foods are generally packed full or carbohydrates, and normally simple carbohydrates, which the body will convert and store into fat if not used. Stick with normal foods and just be sensible! Robert Elford, Personal Trainer

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Swim while you’re winning By now, you will be glued to the TV following all of Team GB’s progress during the home Olympics At the beginning of August nine glamorous girls of the British Gas Synchronised Swimming Team will be competing for medals against fierce opponents at the Stratford Aquatic Centre, realizing their Olympic dream. Life in Haslemere managed to catch up with the entire Squad of thirteen before the big event – while they were being pampered to perfection at Old Thorns Manor Spa, at Griggs Green, in Hampshire. The squad have been together for five years - since 2007 – and train six days a week


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for eight to 10 hours a day, including two hours of strengthening workouts and five hours of pool practice, while being totally focused on competing during the Olympics. Motif, sponsors of the British Gas GB Synchronised Swimming Team, organised for the girls to be given a “Gold Medal” laser hair removal treatment at the Hampshire Day Spa. A team of trained therapists at Old Thorns treated the girls to Syneron Candela’s new Motif laser hair removal treatment, supporting their success in the pool and

helping them to keep silky smooth and fuzz-free forever! Medi-Spa practitioners used the new hightech salon laser on the team’s legs, bikini line and under arms to ensure a beautifully smooth performance and optimal glide through the water. High Performance Manager Adele Carlsen said: “Synchronised Swimming is a sport that merits appearance as well as performance. “The athlete’s grooming is therefore essential to their routine and preparation. Using Motif to help keep them permanently hair-free will certainly save them time and give them one less thing to worry about as they prepare to compete on the biggest stage of their lives.” The athletes relaxed in the beautiful facilities of the day spa, used the newly opened gym and pool and were treated to a healthy lunch within the scenic surroundings of Old Thorns Manor, which sites a Medi-Spa and offers a full selection of treatments, both traditional and advanced non-surgical services, ranging from Decleor holistic massages to sublime non-invasive skin contouring treatments.The spa is a state-of-the-art environment, completely renovated in 2012 with luxury communal areas, treatment rooms and has a relaxation balcony and jacuzzi overlooking the golf course of the hotel. Sync swimmer Asha Randall explained that all the girls have to moisturize intensely at all times and use a swimming spray, which eliminates the smell of chlorine from their skin. Issue 35 August / September 2012

“We always wear waterproof make-up to enhance our features during a competition - mainly for the judges to see us more clearly. For us waterproof eye-liner is more important than mascara, because it defines the eyes better at a distance. Some of the girls have tinted eyelashes, but waterproof products are very good and stay put.” The girls keep their perfect figures with daily fitness routines as well as a balanced diet, which is tailored individually and designed specifically for each of the swimmers by a nutritionist. One of the only treats they are allowed is dark chocolate – usually on their one day off, when they can chill out.Vicki Lucass, who has also been selected for the Olympic squad, said it was important that the girls communicate with each other to change and correct routines to perfection. “We work with French choreographer Stephan Mirmont, who puts together our routines. He has worked for Cirque du Soleil and is also a sync swimmer himself. “However, only female sync swimming squads can compete in the disciplines for the Olympics. We do feel the pressure, but we are all really looking forward to it and will give it our absolute best. “Judges will be looking for execution, choreography, synchronization, patterns, height, speed, technical ability, lifts and music. “We will be doing two routines, one technical and one free style.” Once the choreography has been worked out, the coaches take over, filming all training sessions. These are then discussed by the whole squad and adjustments are made. In June acclaimed West End actor Michael Crawford was unveiled as the voice of the British Synchronised Swimming’s Olympic routine, who use a piece of music from the film Peter Pan which Crawford performs the voice over for after British Olympic Association’s (BOA) Ambassador Robin Cousins encouraged him to get involved. Crawford’s powerful and emotive voice is heard from the start of the track as the athletes prepare for their first lift which wows the crowd as well as at the end, signing off the track “Goodbye for now”. In September 2007, British Synchro centralised at the British Army Barracks in Aldershot to form the High Performance Centre. The Centre is now home to the sport’s elite swimmers and their coaches - where they have been dedicated to fulfil their potential - enabling them to compete at the highest level. Athletes at the Centre benefit from a full training programme, including physical and technical preparation, a competition programme that covers international events, nutritional, psychological and physiological monitoring and lifestyle support. Gabrielle Pike

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The greener side This really has been the worst gardening year in ages, with just about everyone having seen poor displays of usually-reliable flowers and some pretty disastrous veg results too. But, ever hopeful, it is still worth doing all you can to prolong anything worthwhile and perhaps just eek a little more from the veg plot. Perhaps! • The weeds have been growing faster than ever before and are still quick to set seed if given the slightest chance. Regularly hand weed where possible, hoeing off small weeds and pulling larger ones. If the soil is too wet for you to reach the weeds to pull them out, then cut their heads off before they set seed! • Continue to keep tomatoes, peppers and aubergines well fed with liquid tomato food. The high levels of potash this contains will help to encourage a few more fruit to form and should also increase the size of existing fruits. Feed once a week. • Provided you keep the lawn cut regularly you can still leave the grass box off it and allow the short clippings to remain on the lawn where they will act like a miniature mulch and help to keep the lawn in good condition in dry weather. If conditions are wet it is best to rake off clippings or keep the box on the mower. • If you’re off on holiday make sure you give your lawn a good mow before you go and, if you can possibly manage to spare the time, 22

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As we approach the end of the summer gardening expert, Pippa Greenwood tells us how there is still time to get the most out of our vegetables edge it as well. A long, unkempt lawn spells ‘owners away!!!’ one which is well mown, makes your absence less obvious. • Use secateurs, scissors or your finger and thumb to remove faded flowers on herbaceous perennials and annuals. Try to do this as soon as the flowers fade and you’ll then reduce the risk of grey mould developing, and increase the chance of a tiny late flush of flowers. • As cabbages, cauliflowers, calabrese and other brassicas continue to increase in size, make sure that they are well protected against their main pests - pigeons and cabbage white butterflies, I use pop-up net covered cloches or micromesh covered Grower Frames to great effect (see www. for more information or to purchase) • Continue to feed summer bedding plants in containers regularly with a liquid tomato food or one formulated for use on flowering plants, this should help to ensure

a few more flowers to form. It is also worth feeding those in flower beds and borders. • Don’t forget to deal with slugs at every opportunity. They not only love tender foliage such as many of your vegetables and salads, but the small black keeled slugs tunnel into potatoes, wrecking a potentially great crop. Many gardeners swear by Nemaslug, completely environment friendly control, using naturally occurring nematodes which kill the slugs underground with out endangering anyone or anything else! We now offer Nemaslug from As the summer draws to a close they’re just loving all the deteriorating foliage and maybe even laying an egg or six!!! Get them before they get the chance.

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Former Haslemere Mayor launching the 2011 Haslemere Food Festival at the Aga Shop

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Haslemere - the hub of things sparkling Our local wine producers have hit the jackpot. Think of the spinning reels on a fruit machine. If they all line up you get a payout. If one’s out of place you get less, if more than one is out you get nothing. It’s been that way for English wine producers ever since the Romans first tried and failed to make wine in our marginal climate. The first reel is climate and most of ours is too cold to properly ripen grapes; the reason why until recently the tiny industry has concentrated on hardy, but often unexciting, grape varieties. Growers are now seeking prized south facing slopes that ripen grapes in a similar way to the slopes of Champagne. The next reel is soil. Vines hate having their feet in water and prefer warm, dry soils. Unfortunately, in the south there’s a lot of

unsuitable soil that has led to mediocre wine. There’s much talk about the chalk of the Downs being of the same strata as that found in Champagne and this is why we’re making good wine. It is but many of the best grapes are grown on greensand outcrops, which is a warmer soil than chalk. The next reel is the grape. It was commonly thought that we couldn’t ripen the good ones (for the reasons above), but on the right sites and soils Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (the constituent grapes of Champagne) ripen to give wines every bit as good as Champagne. The final reel is production, the way the vine is grown and the wine is made. Farsighted producers now have the confidence and budgets to invest in the best

Haslemere Beer Festival this year celebrates its sixth anniversary at Haslemere Hall on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September. Firmly established as a leading Beer Festival for real ale enthusiasts and music lovers throughout the South East, more than 1000 are expected for this year’s event. Over 40 great real ales, ciders and perries, a wide range of live music and delicious local food have proved a winning formula for the festival, now in its fourth year. Friday and Saturday evenings are from 7pm to 11pm and feature a selection of great local bands organised by Mike Upjohn of Buskers Express. Saturday lunchtime between midday and 4pm has a laid back atmosphere to relax and enjoy. Hot food featuring local produce will be available at each session. This year there is a men’s crèche at the Saturday lunchtime session. Wives and girlfriends can go shopping in peace whilst the men enjoy an opportunity not to be missed! The Beer Festival is run by volunteers with any surplus funds going to charity. This year the charities being supported are Disability Challengers, Action for A-T, Haslemere Hall and JDRF. 24 Life in01428 Haslemere Haslemere Hall, 642161

technology at the same levels as Champagne producers. In the last fifteen years these reels have lined up and our local producers have begun winning many prestigious international competitions with sparkling wines. In England we currently buy over 35 million bottles of Champagne a year. We currently produce less wine than a tenth of that (including still wine), but vine plantings for sparkling wine are on the increase here at an accelerating pace that suggests more and more producers are all too aware of the jackpot up for grabs. The Haslemere WineFest will showcase the best of these producers, so come along and meet them in person before they’ve built their grand Châteaux on the South Downs and are too rich and busy to come to us at all.

Jay Seldon, Former Haslemere Mayor Jim Edwards and Simon Labrow at Haslemere Beer Festival 2011

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New Head of The Royal Boys’ Senior School

Mr James Hanson

Mr James Hanson has joined the Royal Boys’ Senior School as their new Head. Mr Hanson is a graduate in Mathematics from Brasenose College, Oxford. In addition he holds two research degrees from Oxford and Brunel Universities. His current responsibilities are wide ranging, including being Head of

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the Gifted and Talented as well as the Maths Education Programmes at Harrow. As a Deputy Housemaster and Head of Rowing he has strong pastoral and extra-curricular experience which will be key aspects of his leadership at The Royal Boys’ Senior School. Lynne Taylor-Gooby, Head of The Royal School, said “James Hanson brings a wealth of experience of the educational and extracurricular needs of boys to a school which is committed to maintaining the advantages of single sex education, whilst sharing some of the benefits of a mixed community. The Diamond structure will enable boys and girls to be educated in a way that suits their specific needs and to enjoy co-operation and sharing in appropriate areas.” Mr and Mrs Hanson are looking forward to relocating to the Haslemere area. They bring with them their young family and a great enthusiasm for the next phase in their professional and family life.

Amesbury will hold an open day for prospective parents on 18 October, between 10am-12pm. The open day comes as Amesbury School celebrate their achievements of the past Academic Year. These have included a record number of arts and sports occasions with a series of dedicated events including a week-long Arts programme and it’s very own Olympic Week that culminated in a Torch Relay from Gibbet Hill, an Opening Ceremony and a full programme of field and track events. The school also celebrated its best ever set of Common Entrance results with all pupils successfully winning places to their first choice school. “We aim to find the right school for the right pupil, rather than ‘feed’ a particular school” states Nigel Taylor, Headmaster. This is reflected in the wide range of first class senior schools the pupils graduate to. September heralds the start of Amesbury’s annual residential trips. Year groups are travelling to Snowdonia, Normandy, Shropshire and Ypres in Belgium.

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A year to remember at St Hilary’s For St Hilary’s School, 2012 has been a year of celebrations, good-byes and welcomes. Huge congratulations go to the Year 6 girls for achieving an impressive twenty one scholarships to their first choice schools for September 2012. The Olympic theme has been embraced with the Upper School pupils taking part in the Record Breaking ‘Big Dance’ routine. Friday 1 June was a royal red, white and blue day with all the staff and children dressed in patriotic colours in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. There was a fond farewell to St Hilary’s retiring Head, Mrs Susan Bailes. Under her leadership the school has become one of the leading IAPS preparatory schools in the country both for its SATS results and the number of scholarships gained. September 2012 welcomes the arrival of the new Head,

New Head, Mrs Jane Whittingham

Mrs Jane Whittingham, previously Deputy Head Teacher of Rowan Preparatory School in Esher. St Hilary’s School, 01483 416551

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Students flying the flag as part of Prior’s Field involvement in World Sport Day

Prior’s Field Sports Department has hosted a series of events encouraging pupils and the wider community to take part in sport. A ‘Back to Tennis’ morning offered women of all abilities an hour’s free professional

coaching and the chance to practise afterwards on the school’s courts. The week before, 22 girls from local junior schools were welcomed to Prior’s Field for an annual tennis tournament. The day was directed by Orbit Tennis, an Elstead-based club which runs an Elite Tennis Academy at the school. Prior’s Field first year pupils marked World Sport Day by taking part in an Olympicsthemed tournament, competing at volleyball, handball, goalball, tug of war and an obstacle course. Activities were held on the school’s all-weather sports pitch opened in May by GB Hockey Player and Olympian, Crista Cullen. Prior’s Field, 01483 810551

Sweet charity Two Year four girls from Churcher’s College Junior School used their entrepreneur spirit to hold a sweet sale and raise money for local charity Canine Partners. The children decided to hold the sale as part of their charity section of the school based Guild Award Scheme. The two children bought the sweets and made a “guess the number of sweets” jar. All the other pupils were thrilled to meet the specially invited guest golden retriever Fletcher and his trainer Anne. The children explained to other pupils how Fletcher was training to be a Canine Partner and would be able to help a disabled person. Fletcher can already pick up the phone and help take things off supermarket shelves. The girls said “We really enjoyed meeting Fletcher and Anne from Canine Partners and we were proud to have raised over £140.” Churcher’s College Junior School 01730 263033

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The combined boys’ and girls’ choirs from St. Edmund’s Prep School in Hindhead, Surrey have been invited to sing for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at an open air Mass outside Frascati Cathedral, Italy on Sunday 15th July. The thirty seven St Edmund’s choristers (ages 9 to 13) will perform two motets in English: a Gaelic Blessing and The Lord Bless You And Keep You, both by the English composer John Rutter and will join with the local choir to sing the Latin mass. Earlier in the week the St Edmund’s choir will also sing full Latin masses at the famous St Peter’s Basilica and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, as well as performing a choral concert in Anzio. The St. Edmund’s choir were finalists in the 2011 BBC School Choir of the Year competition and have previously sung at St Mark’s Venice,

Montserrat Abbey, and Barcelona and Verona Cathedrals. Robert Lewis, the Director of Music, commented “Building a reputation that allows you to sing at the best venues in the world is incredibly difficult but the children have worked very hard to become a choir that can deliver the highest standards. They are looking forward to the Rome tour, especially the ice creams!” Headmaster, Adam Walliker, said “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be asked to sing for the Pope in Italy and the boys and girls are very excited. We also received a lovely letter of support from John Rutter when he heard the news that we were performing his pieces for Pope Benedict.” St. Edmund’s School, 01428 604 808 Issue 35 August / September 2012

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Directory of Schools State Primary Schools Boys and Girls Beacon Hill Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 200 on roll) Head: Sue Walker Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6NR 01428 605597 Camelsdale Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 208 on roll) Head: Mrs Sarah Palmer School Road, Camelsdale, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3RN 01428 642177 Fernhurst Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 145 on roll) Head: Mr Garry Parkes Haslemere Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3EA 01428 653144 Grayshott Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Mr Paul Davis School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LR 01428 605596 Grayswood C of E Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 90 on roll) Head: Ms Anne Bristowe Lower Road, Grayswood, Surrey GU27 2DR 01428 642086 Hollycombe Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 103 on roll) Headteacher: Mrs Tamsin Austoni Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LY 01428 741332 Holme CE Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 145 on roll) Head: Mrs Allison Smith Openfields, Headley, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8PQ 01428 714409

Northchapel Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 76 on roll) Head: Mrs Sarah Palmer Pipers Lane, Northchapel, West Sussex GU28 9JA 01428 707352 Shottermill County Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 226 on roll) Head: Mrs Linda O’Boyle Lion Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JF 01428 642096 Shottermill Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 200 on roll) Head: Mrs Jilly Storey Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JZ 01428 642902 St Bartholemew’s C of E Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 355 on roll) Head: Mr Charles Beckerson Derby Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1BP 01428 643634

State Secondary Schools Bohunt School (11-16, co-ed, 1325 on roll) Head: Mr Neil Strowger Longmoor Road, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7NY 01428 724324 Midhurst Rother College (11-18, co-ed, 900 on roll) Principal: Dr Joe Vitagliano Midhurst Site North Street, Midhurst West Sussex, GU29 9DT 01730 812451 Easebourne Site Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG 01730 812371

Colleges Godalming Sixth Form College (16-19, co-ed, 1700 on roll) Head: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RS 01483 423526

Independent Schools Aldro (7-13, boys, 220 on roll) Head: David Aston Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS 01483 409020 Alton Convent School (6 months. to 11, co-ed; 11-18, girls; 525 on roll) Acting Head: Mr Graham Maher Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG 01420 82070 Amesbury (2+ to 13+, co-ed, 325 on roll) Pre-nursery, Nursery, Pre-prep and Preparatory School Head: Nigel Taylor MA Hazel Grove, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BL 01428 604322 Barfield School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 200+ on roll) Head: Mr Robin Davies Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1PB 01252 782271 Barrow Hills School (3-13, co-ed, 260 on roll) Catholic independent day school. All denominations welcome. Head: Matthew Unsworth Roke Lane, Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5NY 01428 683639 Bedales School (13-18, co-ed, 448 on roll) Head: Keith Budge Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DG 01730 300100

Liphook C of E Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 358 on roll) Executive Head: Ms Michele Frost Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722490

Mill Chase Community Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 640 on roll) Head: Mrs Jacqueline Adams Mill Chase Road Bordon Hampshire GU35 0ER 01420 472132

Boundary Oak School (3-13, co-ed, 145 on roll) Head: Mr Stephen Symonds Fareham, Hampshire PO17 5BL 01329 280955

Liphook Infant School (4-7 co-ed, 248 on roll) Head: Ms Claybon Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722036 sarah.harding@

Woolmer Hill Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 657 on roll) Head: Mrs Sue Bullen Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1QB 01428 654055

Brookham School (3-8, co-ed, 205 on roll) Head: Diane Gardiner Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ 01428 722005


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Charterhouse (13-18, boys; 16-18, girls, 800+ on roll) Head: The Rev John Witheridge Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX 01483 291500 Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed; 226 in junior, 830 in senior on roll) Head: Mr SHL Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4AS 01730 263033 Conifers School (2-11, co-ed, 100+ on roll) Head: Mrs J Peel Preparatory school for girls and boys in Easebourne near Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9BG 01730 813243 Ditcham Park School (4-16, co-ed, day, 366 on roll) Head: Mr A P N Rowley Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RN 01730 825659 Dunannie (3-8, co-ed, 90 on roll) Head: Joe Webbern Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300400 Dunhurst (8-13, co-ed, 204 on roll) Head: Mrs Jane Grubb Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300200 Edgeborough (2-13, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head: Mr C Davies Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AH 01252 792495 Farnborough Hill School (11-18, girls, 560 on roll) Head: Mrs Buckle Farnborough Hill, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AT 01252 545197 Frensham Heights (3-18, co-ed, day/boarding, 505 on roll) Head: Mr A Fisher Farnham, Surrey GU10 4EA 01252 792561 Great Ballard School (2+-13, co-ed, day/weekly boarding, 180 approx on roll) Head: Mr David Williams Eartham, nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0LR 01243 814236

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Directory of Schools Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, 970 on roll) Head: Mrs Fiona Boulton Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ 01483 543853

Meoncross School (2?-16, co-ed, approx 340 on roll) Head: Mrs J Clough Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2EF 01329 662182

St Catherine’s Preparatory School (4-11, girls, 258 on roll) Head: Ms N Bartholomew Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF 01483 899665

Haslemere Preparatory School (Nusery 2-4 co-ed, 4-13, boys day, 152 on roll) Head: Patrick Wenham The Heights, Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JP 01428 642350

More House School (8-18, boys, 400 on roll) Head: B G Huggett Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AP 01252 792303

St Catherine’s School (11-18, girls, 631 on roll) Head: Mrs AM Phillips Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF 01483 893363

Oakwood School (2?-11, co-ed, 260 on roll) Head: Mrs Gill Proctor Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AN 01243 575209

St Edmund’s School (2-16, co-ed, nursery, pre-prep,prep,senior,240 on roll) Head: Adam Walliker Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BH 01428 609875

Highfield School (8-13, co-ed prep, day/boarding, 246 on roll) Head: PGS Evitt Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ 01428 728000 King Edward’s School (11-18, co-ed, day/boarding 400 on roll) Offers the International Baccalaureate Head: John F Attwater Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG 01428 686735 Kingscourt School (2 3/4 + to 11, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs J Easton Catherington, Hampshire PO8 9NJ 02392 593251

Portsmouth High School (3-18, girls, 575 on roll) Head: Jane Prescott Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ 02392 826714 Prebendal School (3-13, co-ed, pre-prep and prep, 225 on roll) Head: Timothy Cannell West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RT 01243 782026 Prince’s Mead School (3+-11, co-ed, 253 on roll) Head: Miss P Kirk Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1AN 01962 888000

Kumon Maths and English learning programmes for children of any age and ability (100 on roll) Instructor: Carole Coulson-Gilmer 01428 642863

Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 410 approx on roll) Head: Mrs J Roseblade Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH 01483 810551

Lanesborough School (3-13, boys, 359 on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Turnbull Guildford, Surrey GU1 2EL 01483 880650

Rookesbury Park School (2-13, co-ed, day/boarding, under 100 on roll) Head: Mr E Olie Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6HT 01329 833108

Lavant House (3-18, girls, 160 on roll) Head: Kate Bartholomew Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AB 01243 527211

Rydes Hill Preparatory (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 165 on roll) Head: Mrs Stephanie Bell Guildford, Surrey GU2 8BP 01483 563160

Mayville High School (2-16yrs, co-ed, taught separately, 455 on roll) Head: Martain Castle Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2PE 02392 734847

Seaford College (7-18, co-ed, 620 on roll) Head: TJ Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0NB 01798 867392

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St Ives School (Co-ed nursery; 2-4 girls pre-prep and prep school 4-11yrs, 150 on roll) Head: Lesley Shaikh Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2ES 01428 643734 St Nicholas’ School (3-16, 375 on roll) Head: Mrs A.V Whatmough Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 ORF 01252 850121 (1) St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 439 on roll) Head: Ms J Gandee Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835700 St Swithun’s Junior School (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 181 on roll) Head: Mrs P Grimes Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835750

The Royal School (0-2 daycare; 3-4 nursery co-ed; 4-18, girls, 410 on roll) Head: Mrs L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HQ 01428 603052 Tormead School (4-18, girls, 750+ on roll) Head: Mrs Christina Foord Guildford, Surrey GU1 2JD 01483 575101 Treloar College (16-25 with disabilities, co-ed, 170 on roll) Principal: John Stone London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400 Treloar School (11-16 with disabilities, co-ed, 68 on roll) Head: Mrs Amanda Quincey Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4LA 01420 526400 Twyford School (3-13, co-ed, 381on roll) Head: Dr Steve Bailey Winchester, Hamphire SO21 1NW 01962 712269 Westbourne House (3-13, co-ed, 455 on roll) Head: Mr Martin Barker Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2BH 01243 782739

Royal Grammar School Guildford (11-18, boys, 900 on roll) Head: Dr J M Cox Guildford, Surrey GU1 3BB 01483 880600

Longacre School (2-11, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Mrs Bracewell Guildford, Surrey GU5 0NQ 01483 893225


St Hilary’s School (2-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 280 on roll) Head: Mrs J Whittingham Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ 01483 416551

Stepping Stones School (7-16, co-ed, 22 on roll) A small independent school for children experiencing difficulties in mainstream education. Head: Neil Clark Tower Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6SU 01428 609083

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Making care fair What are the Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill? The bill and paper has been created to change social care in the United Kingdom and introduce a system that is funded equally within a simple legal structure. Why is it needed? The current social care system is often criticised as being under-funded with outdated and confusing legislation, leaving many vulnerable people in social care at risk. Facts • 800,000 older people have no formal care support • Nearly 20,000 people each year are forced to sell their homes to pay for care • The amount charged for services varies according to local area. However, the financial threshold above which no financial support from the council is provided is £23,250. Some councils subsidise services and users are asked to make a contribution towards the cost. Others charge the full cost to the older person • One in two people can expect to pay around £20,000 for care and one in ten people will pay more than £100,000 What will the bill introduce? • A duty to make information about local care provision more easily accessible online. The government will provide £32.5m in “start-up funding” for this • A “national minimum eligibility threshold” Age UK, Bluebird care, 01730 260026, Department of Health, 34

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for access to care, and a similar threshold for support for carers. At present councils do not have to provide support to a carer even if they have identified a need • A requirement to meet the assessed needs of people who move into their area immediately, “until they carry out a new assessment of their own” • A duty to “develop and maintain a diverse range of high quality care providers” locally • A requirement to incorporate preventative practice and early intervention in care services Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow said: “People want a social care system that is fair, high quality and geared towards what people actually want. Our White Paper, draft Bill and progress report mark the most significant Government action in over 60 years to fix a system that is fragmented, confusing and massively variable in terms of quality and provision. We are reforming social care and will bring about lasting change to an overwhelmed and outdated system. Our plans will help to drive up standards of care for people, bring about a more joined up preventative approach to care, enabling people to live independently for longer. Most importantly however, it will put people at the centre of their own care and give them more information to make the right choices about their needs.” What do the experts think? Paul Tarsey, Group Managing Director, Bluebird Care: “The legislation is one thing but paying for it is something different. There are two diverging lines, one is the ageing population and the other is, at best, a stagnant

As the government publishes the new Social Care White Paper and Draft Bill, we find out more about it and how it will affect our care economy. The questions are about the criteria people need to meet before they will get state funded care. One is about their level of need (just being old will not be enough in the eyes of the Treasury) and the other will be about the amount of savings they have. Currently if you have more than £23,250 in savings you will not be eligible for state funded care. More and more people are opting out of the state system entirely and are choosing to purchase their care themselves. In that way they decide what they want and when they want it, whereas the state funded system will be less flexible.” Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK: “The policy proposals in the White Paper and the legal reforms are important and we warmly welcome them. Together, they have the potential to significantly improve the quality of care available and help create a care system that is fairer and more straightforward for older people and their families. But this potential cannot be fully realised until the Government faces up to and resolves the crucial issue of funding. More than a year on from the publication of the Dilnot Commission’s report, we are left asking just how strong the Government’s commitment is to implementing his two key recommendations: to raise the meanstest threshold and to set a cap on costs. The Government’s commitment to the Dilnot approach in principle is an important milestone, but without a clear plan for how they intend to deliver on that commitment there are no guarantees the Dilnot recommendations will be put into action soon, or possibly even at all.” Issue 35 August / September 2012


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Whatever the weather, budget or preference, our summer holidays guide has the answer Great outdoors…

There is nothing like getting your little ones outside in the summer holidays and teaching them about the wonders of wildlife. Shottermill Ponds makes a great picnic spot with their two old mill ponds full of swans, geese and other wildfowl. Gibbet Hill was once the spot where many highwayman met their fate, having held up the coaches running between the coast and London. And with a beautiful view almost everywhere you turn, the Devil’s punchbowl is another great location for exploring with the family. The area has always been a walker’s favourite, however now the old A3 has been removed and the hillside has been reshaped, the area has been given a new lease of ‘natural’ life.

Wet weather plan...

While we’d all love it if everyday of the summer holidays enjoyed glorious sunshine, we know the opposite is much more likely. Therefore it is only sensible to have a wet weather plan! Thankfully, Haslemere has lots of fun things to do that

Fab and free… Check out your local Councils events. They normally have events planned that are free. Go to your library. Libraries are free to join; they normally have events planned in the holidays too. Go to the garden centre and take a look at all the plants, tools and fish. Create a scavenger hunt with a list of things you need to find. Make your own Olympics and race against each other with homemade medals for the winners. 36

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won’t leave you searching for your wet weather gear. Haslemere Museum will be holding a number of fun workshops and activities to keep you busy, including a ‘Get Buzzing’ workshop on 23 August, where their resident beekeeper will be talking about the world of bees. And for any budding artists, the museum will also hold a Junior Club event called The Art of Block Printing. Then, if you’ve ever wanted to know how a lump of clay gets transformed into the beautiful ceramics in your home, Grayshott Pottery have free ‘Journey of the clay’ tours where you can watch the many workshop processes that occur in pottery.


Giving your children a history lesson this summer holidays needn’t be boring, as shown by The Rural Life Centre. Steeped in history the centre covers the years from 1750 to 1960 with over ten acres of garden and woodland, housed in purpose-built and reconstructed buildings, village crafts and trades on display, as well as a fun historic village playground to entertain the children. Weald & Downland Open Air Museum also offers a hands-on approach to history, saying, “We won’t get you to make the beds but we’ll let you lie on them. Visitors are encouraged to feel the fabric of the Medieval clothes worn by the interpreters, eat the bread baked in the Tudor kitchens and try out the furniture in some of the Museum’s fifty reclaimed timber framed buildings.” Combining history with mischief, the majestic mansion that is Petworth House will hold a Petworth Pirates day on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 August where children can enjoy some nautical mayhem aboard the good ship Petworth. The house will also be showing a special production of The Railway Children on Friday 31 August.

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There is always a lot of monkeying around in the summer holidays but if you like the idea of seeing some animals of the feathered variety then Birdworld has lots to offer this summer. Along with their penguin and owl feeding and safari train, they also have a farmyard and aquarium to explore. For those looking for an alternative to the traditional zoo experience, Surrey Hills Llamas allows you to trek through the Surrey hills with your very own Llama! Trekking for over six years now, the Surrey Hill Llamas special walks are great fun whatever your age, available on selected dates throughout the summer holidays. Birdworld 01420 22140 Haslemere Museum 01428 642112 Grayshott Pottery 01428 604404 Petworth House and Park 01798 342207 Surrey Hills Llamas 01428 682883 The Devil’s punchbowl 01428 681050 The Rural Life Centre 01252 795571 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum 01243 811363 Issue 35 August / September 2012

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New networking in Haslemere


ore than 20 business women attended the launch meeting of the Haslemere Athena network. The Athena Network aims to inspire and support women to connect and to grow their businesses with trust and integrity.


Membership includes training in business development skills. “We want to give women the best possible chance to make their businesses grow” explains Rachel Maunder, Athena’s Regional Director for this region. “Part of that is finding new customers, but a supportive network is one of the key ingredients for success in today’s business world. I am very committed to offering support and encouragement to our members, as well as good quality training opportunities, as they take their businesses to the next level.”

Launch meeting of the Haslemere Athena network, taken by Beth Goodwin.

Rachel Maunder, Athena’s Regional Director, 07905 101169

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Lyn Leggett with GB’s Olympic synchronised swimming team


Richard Lopez in the Senses Garden


ocal boutique, Hengelo has got together a team to complete a 23 Mile trek across the South Downs and the London to Brighton Bike Ride. The money raised will go towards Donna Ida’s Summer of Sport and the charity Jeans for Genes that raises money for children and families born with Genetic Disorders.

Hengelo hiking team

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Scandinavian success

oly Cross Hospital Physiotherapy Centre have introduced a new Back Care class “Back 2 Fitness” to reduce and prevent further back pain. The new class involves exercises which are designed to increase the flexibility of your spine and strengthen core muscles in order to reduce pain and prevent future episodes of back pain. Richard Lopez, physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Centre, Holy Cross Hospital, hopes the classes will particularly help those who are unable to garden as a result of suffering from back pain. Holy Cross Hospital Physiotherapy, 01428 647647

eam GB’s Olympic synchronised swimming team got their Olympic pre-trial preparations in full swing with a manicure at Lily-Marie Nails at the Charlie Smith boutique in Churt. The ladies were treated to an evening of relaxation and pampering, as well as some intense filing and exfoliation, to get their nails up to an Olympic standard.

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espoke furniture website, Scandi Living have just opened a shop in Hindhead. Located at the Hindhead Galleries on Tilford Road, shop owner Linda Swarbrick hopes the new shop will continue the success of the company’s website and bring a fresh look to a site that was previously closed for ten years. The new store will stock a range of soft furnishings and painted Scandinavian inspired furniture, modern home and kitchen accessories, as well as offering a unique interior design service. And for a taste of Scandinavia, the Scandi Living shop also has a Scandinavian Café, where customers can enjoy Illy coffee, Teapigs Tea and delicious Scandinavian cakes including Cinnamon buns, Apple cake and Dajm cake. Scandi Living, 01428 608050

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Music to our ears Peter and Vivien Harrison inside St Luke’s Church

What first inspired you to start Grayshott Concerts? It was when our daughter was married at St Luke’s Grayshott, in 2003, we asked the Occam Singers to perform at the ceremony. They were terrific. So later, when St Luke’s needed vital funds, we asked them to come back and perform a one-off concert as a fund-raiser. We sold out and raised £3,500 for the church. How have the concerts developed? After the success of the first concert, people asked “When’s the next one?” So we started doing two a year, then four, now five to six – still selling out every time. This encouraged us to stage bigger concerts with major works – symphonies, oratorios and operas – and we found grants to buy staging to accommodate the orchestras and choirs we wanted. What have been your highlights? First, discovering how to attract top-flight performers. “Let’s just ask!” we thought, and along came Chloe Hanslip, Howard Shelley, Tasmin Little, Alison Balsom and others. Another highlight came in 2007, when we formed our own chamber choir ‘Excelsis’. Our biggest highlight is composer Karl Jenkins accepting our invitation to become our Patron. Karl is the world’s most performed living composer, whose major work ‘The Armed Man’ has been performed almost 1500 times in 25 countries. How can you afford these world-class performers? Difficult! Although every event sells out, the income covers only half the cost of putting them on! Fortunately, we enjoy fantastic support from our business sponsors, Applegarth, Huntington and XL-erate. We also seek grants. But the real ‘stars’ are our 130 ‘Friends of Grayshott Concerts’ who give us annual donations to secure ‘priority booking’. As a registered charity, donations attract Gift Aid. 40

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What does Grayshott Concerts bring to the community? Our motto: “World-class performances – on your doorstep” says it all. The concerts present the major works which audiences love, at a level of quality which they would have to travel many miles to equal. So instead, we bring top performers to Grayshott to avoid all the hassle and cost of travelling to London to hear them. Selling out, tells us that we’re providing what the community wants. Many local people bring their friends from afar – so Grayshott’s reputation keeps growing. We involve as many young people as possible. Pupils from St Edmund’s School have sung in our Christmas shows and starred in our Karl Jenkins productions. We organised an opera project for children at Grayshott Primary School in 2007 and next September, our local violin virtuoso, 11-year-old Shoshanah Sievers, will play solo in Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Peacemakers’. We never forget the importance of our community. So we buy our goods and services locally – and organise our pre-concert suppers at local restaurants.

Karl Jenkins, Vivien and Peter Harrison in their box at the Royal Albert Hall

Since its creation in 2004, Grayshott Concerts has continually attracted a range of world-class performers to our local area. Here we speak to founders, Peter and Vivien Harrison about the concert importance within the community and their exciting plans for the 10th anniversary What have you got planned for your 10 year anniversary? To mark our 10th birthday on 16 October 2014 we shall be staging a world-première in Grayshott. We’ve commissioned Karl Jenkins to write a new work called ‘The Healer – A Mass for St Luke’ to celebrate the lives of all those throughout the world who strive to heal the sick and heal broken lives and communities. This is a £60,000+ project which covers composition, publication and staging the world première at St Luke’s, with a second performance on the following day to cope with the world-wide interest which Karl’s work creates. Every score, programme and CD for generations will bear the dedication to St Luke’s Church and Grayshott. To our amazement, in just six months, we’ve raised over three quarters of the funds needed, leaving less than £15,000 to go, and over two years to raise it. How can people show their support to the concerts? Join our emailing list – and consider becoming a ‘Friend’. Hundreds of local people are already making history by helping to create the new work dedicated to our local community. Why not join in with a small donation? Ring us on 01428 606666 for more information or email us at or visit

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New Bowser for Grayshott’s Blooms

Photography by Charlie Hoare for Grayshott Village Show 2011

Grayshott Village Show The first weekend in August will see the people of Grayshott gather for the village show and Polo match. Taking place at Applegarth Farm, the fun day will feature a range of fun events including; amazing 12th century Combat demonstrations from Historia Normannis, a Birds of Prey Falconry Display and Shire Horse Demos. The show will also call upon our four legged friends with the Waggiest Tail and Best in Show Dog Competition. A Delicious Hog

Roast & BBQ, Champagne & Pimms Tent and Applegarth Afternoon Tea Tent will be available to keep everyone refuelled throughout the day. For more information on the event go to our What’s on page 44 Grayshott Village Show, 07811 942 096 or

Safer walking to Woolmer Hill School Hammer Lane

Many parents whose children walk to Woolmer Hill School from Hindhead and Grayshott know how dangerous it is along Hammer Lane just after you go under the new A3. One parents’ representative contacted Hampshire County Councillor, Ferris Cowper, to see if anything could be done. “Hammer Lane is only just in Hampshire. In fact the houses along the road are actually in Surrey but Hampshire’s officers have agreed that they will take responsibility for the road” explained Cllr. Cowper. “I met two parents on site and we walked the route together and I agree it was not only dangerous but quite frightening as well. At times cars pass just inches away from you and, whilst some do stop, others just carry on past at ridiculous speed. It’s dreadful that school children are exposed to this.” Following the parents’ representations, Cllr. Cowper met a senior Hampshire Highways manager on site and they carried out a preliminary assessment. “The engineers will assess the design and cost of a footpath and will consider either side of the road. There is a county street light buried in a hedge at one point along the houses side 42

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which suggest there may be enough highway width to put the footpath there. If not, then the other side, which is an open rainwater drain now, could be piped and enclosed and a footpath located there”. It is expected that costed recommendations will be available at the start of the new school year for local consultation. Cllr. Cowper concluded by saying “I lived in Haslemere for six years and my dear old Mum still lives there, so it’s a pleasure to help out a good local school and make the children’s walk safer.”

Grayshott Pottery has donated a new bowser and trailer, costing around £2300, to the Grayshott in Bloom project. The bright yellow watering system can be now seen working throughout the village and has enabled the BiG (Buy in Grayshott) project organisers to once again roll out and maintain a bright and appealing floral display to adorn the centre of the village. This year’s Grayshott In Bloom project was planned and organised by Caroline Kaighin and BiG, and could not have gone ahead without the hard work and the generosity of the many local businesses and individuals. Around 65 hanging baskets, planters and flower mangers now feature in the centre of Grayshott in and around the Headley Road, Crossways Road and The Square. The scheme that is bursting with jubilee-themed colour planting comprises 9 different varieties of flower including Begonia, Calibrachoa, Diascia, Fuchsia and Geranium and the village organisers hope that everyone will enjoy the display.

Water bowser donated by Grayshott Pottery. Left to Right, Phil Bates, Peter Oliver, Glenn Myers, Caroline Kaighin and Adrian Banwell

Great donations in Grayshott

Left to Right. Jim Holbrook, Shirley Bates and Kevin Jackson.

Kevin Jackson and Jim Holbrook recently donated £1,125 to Macmillan Cancer Support. The pair raised the funds after successfully completing the 100 mile South Downs Way walk in just four days. Kevin and Jim said: “We did the walk in memory of a childhood friend Gareth Downing and would like to take this

opportunity to say a big thank you for the support and donations from family and friends which we very much appreciated. We were delighted to have done the walk and did suffer from the “odd” blister or two but the walk will always be special to us and have long lasting happy memories”. Shirley Bates Manageress of the Macmillan Shop in Grayshott said: “We were delighted to have received this large donation from Kevin and Jim and I thank them on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support for the money raised and congratulate them on their achievement. Having this kind of support is vital at this time as it helps many who are in difficult circumstances”. Macmillan Cancer Support shop Grayshott 01428 607308 Issue 35 August / September 2012

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What’s on – August - September 2012 l Tuesday 31 July - Sunday 5 August Glorious Goodwood Venue: Goodwood Racecourse Price: From £14 Contact: 01243 755055 l Sunday 5 August Grayshott Village Show Time: 11am Venue: Applegarth Farm Price: £10 - UNDER 18’s £5 UNDER 5’s GO FREE Contact: 07811 942 096 or l Wednesday 8 August Mini Beast Safari Day Venue: Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham Price: Adult £15.50, Child 3-6 £12.50, Child 7-16 £13.50, Concession £13.50 Contact: l Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 August Northchapel Working Steam Show Time: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10:30am - 5:30pm Venue: School House Farm, London Road Price: Adults £6 OAP - £5 Children - £4 Children under five go FREE Concessions: Registered disabled person and carer pay child rate l Wednesday 15 August 2012 Feelgood Films 2: Some Like it Hot, 1959 (PG) Time: 12.45 pm Venue: Orchard Club Haslewey Community Centre. Lion Green, Wey Hill Contact: 01428 658 190, l Thursday 23 August ‘Get Buzzing’ family drop-in event Time: 11am - 3pm Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Price: Members £2 non-members £4 Contact: 01428 642112 44

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l Sunday 26 August Shalford House - Open Garden for NGS

Haslemere Art Society 118th Annual Art Exhibition Saturday 8 - Saturday 15 September

Time: 2-6pm Venue: Shalford House, Kingsley Green West Sussex Price: £5, Children free Contact: l Tuesday 28 August Junior Club event: The Art of Block Printing Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Contact: 01428 642112 l Friday 31 August - Sunday 2 September Weyfest Venue: Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Farnham Price: Adult from £20, under 16 from £10 Contact: l Saturday 1- Sunday 16 September Haslemere Food Festival Venue: various locations around Haslemere Contact: 01428 645425, l Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 September Haslemere Heritage Open Days Venue: Various locations around Haslemere Contact:, l Friday 7 - Saturday 8 September Haslemere Beer Festival Time: Friday 7pm-11pm, Saturday 12-4pm & 7pm-11pm Venue: Haslemere Hall Price: £5 - £10 Contact: 01428 642161

l Saturday 8 - Saturday 15 September Haslemere Art Society 118th Annual Art Exhibition Time: 10-5pm Tuesday-Saturday Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Price: admission free Contact: 01428 644988 l Saturday 8 September Trotton Fete & Duck Race Time: 2pm Venue: Trotton Place, Trotton West Sussex

l Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September Goodwood Revival Venue: Goodwood Estate, Chichester Price: from £36 Contact: 01243 755055 l Saturday 15 September Wine Fest Time: 7pm Venue: Haslemere museum Price: £10 Contact:

l Monday 10 September U3A Monthly Talk: Bringing Life to the Science Museum’s Collections Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 2-4pm Contact: 01428645 214 l Wednesday 12 September The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Time: 8pm Venue: Haslemere Hall Price: £10 - £14 Contact: 01428 642161 l Friday 14 September The Stevie Wonder Experience Time:8pm Venue: Haslemere Hall Price: £16 - £18 Contact: 01428 642161

l Sunday 16 September Camelsdale Primary School Open Day Time: 1-4pm Venue: Camelsdale Primary School, School Road, Camelsdale Contact: 01428 642177 l Saturday 22 September Barn dance Time: 7.30pm Venue: Haslemere museum Contact: 01428 642112 or email

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the Third Age 01428 644350

Dr C.P. Taylor & Partners, Fernhurst Surgery, Crossfields, Fernhurst, Haslemere GU27 3JL 01428 651040

Arthritis Care Grayshott 01428 643625

Childline 0800 1111

Arthritis Research Campaign 01428 724741

Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0844 8487969

Haslemere Health Centre 01483 783021

BLISS 01428 642320

Crossways Counselling Service 01428 644333

01428 654496

Books On Wheels 01428 605498

Friends of Holy Cross Hospital 01428 683144

Support Group

British Heart Foundation 01483 419774

Guide Dogs for the Blind 01428 751572

Haslemere Library

Canine Partners for Independence 08456 580480

Haslemere Blind Club 01428 643971

Haslemere Hospital 01483 782300 Holy Cross Hospital, Hindhead Road, Haslemere GU27 1NQ 01428 643311 Homecall Doctor, Warrenden, Weydown Road, GU27 1DS 01428 654786 Royal Surrey County Hospital 01483 571122 Helplines, Support Groups & Charities

Care In Haslemere 01428 652505 Cats Protection 01428 604297

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555

Celebrate Marriage 01428 652368

Alzheimer’s Society 01428 642055

Cruse Bereavement Care 01483 418781

Haslemere and District Volunteer Bureau 01428 661166 Haslemere and District Macmillan Cancer Support 01428 751524 Haslemere and District Round Table Society 07717836809

01428 642112

Hindhead Community Group

Haslemere Gateway Club Haslemere Hard of Hearing

Home-Start Farnham 01252 737453 Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755

01428 658190

Hoppa Community Transport 01428 681701

01428 642907

King’s World Trust for Children 01428 653504

Haslemere Rotary Club 01428 722456 Haslemere Society

Royal British Legion 01428 642675 Samaritans 08457 909090

01428 661379 Haslemere Stroke Club

Visitor Information Centre 01428 645425

01428 653279 Haslewey Community Centre and Age Concern Day Centre 01428 648716

01428 607816

Women’s Royal Voluntary Service 01483 722708

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