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Do you see what I see?

chance your child will have of developing normal adult vision. So, the best way to ensure that your child has no underlying visual problems is to take them for an eye examination, which can be performed from as young as two and half years of age. At Arnold’s Optometrists we use a wide selection of tests specifically designed for children, so your child does not need to be able to speak, recognise letters and/or be able to read for a qualified optometrist to make a competent assessment. Optometrists Beth Wingfield and Sarah Arnold both agree; “Bringing your child for an eye examination at the pre-school stage is the best way to make sure that your child starts school being able to see clearly”. However, an eye examination is not just about seeing clearly. During the eye examination the optometrist will also check the health of the eye, determine if there is any sign of a lazy eye/ squint, check your child’s colour vision, and more.

Has your child got an undiagnosed vision problem? Even though school is out for summer, a new term is just around the corner and many parents already have their ‘to-do’ list in preparation for the next school year. • New School Shoes • New School Uniform • Haircut • School Supplies

Therefore, at Arnold’s Optometrists we recommend that children be taken for an eye examination by the age of three and every two years after this (unless your optometrist advises otherwise). So, what if my child needs glasses? The popularity of children’s frames has increased so much over the past couple of years (thanks to Harry Potter!) that your child will be spoilt for choice at Arnold’s Optometrists.

National statistics show that only 20% of children have their eyes tested regularly, whereas 92% of us will take our children to the dentist every year. What is worrying is that 20% of students starting their reception year have been found to have an undiagnosed vision problem.

The NHS provides a voucher towards the cost of spectacle lenses for children and here at Arnolds we cover the rest, meaning no additional cost to you. These days there are no free NHS frames, but one of the ranges we offer is free of charge with the voucher. Other frame choices are also available, ranging from fashionable teen frames to the Flexon Titanium frames, which are virtually indestructible and suitable for the more adventurous child. If you are worried that your child is likely to break their glasses the moment they receive them, the NHS do offer repair vouchers (only for the current prescription).

Many of us remember the days when we had our eyes tested by the school nurse and assume that it is happening for our children. However, 70% of primary schools in England offer no visual screening. Even if your child has had some form of ‘vision check’ at school, this would not have included an examination of the health of the eye, which is equally important.

Some children might only need their glasses for a couple of years to help the eye while it is still growing and developing, other children may need them for the rest of their lives. Either way, here at Arnold’s Optometrists, we have G.O.C. registered and qualified dispensing opticians who will ensure that you will get the best advice and the best products to suit your child’s needs.

Studies have also shown that undetected eye conditions can have a direct link to a child’s educational performance. 80% of children with learning difficulties have an underlying visual problem. In other words, if a child is having difficulties seeing what is on the white board or computer screen, they’re far more likely than other children to become frustrated with the whole learning process and consequently underperform.

How should I prepare my child for the eye examination?

But have you checked that your child will be able to see the white board?

Therefore it is vital that you take your child to see a qualified optometrist before school starts, but the best part is that it will cost you nothing! In the UK, all children are eligible for a FREE NHS EYE EXAMINATION up to the age of 18 (as long as they are in full time education). I know my child can see, so why is an eye examination still so important? This maybe the case, but a child who has poor eyesight will assume that their vision is ‘normal’ and will not complain. Babies are born with very immature brains and poor vision, which matures into normal adult vision by the time they have reached eight years old. However, their vision will only develop normally if they can see clearly. Therefore, if a child is eight or older before the problem is detected this may mean it is then too late to correct their vision fully. However, the earlier a problem is diagnosed, the higher the

Many young children may be nervous about attending their first eye examination so here is a list of things to consider: • Schedule the eye examination for a time when your child is well rested. • Make the time to sit down and explain to them what will happen during the eye exam, maybe they could watch while you have your eyes examined? • Reassure your child that there are no wrong answers during the eye exam and encourage them to say exactly what they see. • Bring along a favourite toy and/or snack in case there is a waiting time or if your child needs some familiar comfort. So if your child has never had an eye examination, whatever age they are, book an appointment at Arnold’s Optometrists soon for peace of mind, and have them going back to school being able to see well enough to learn and play.

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Gareth Gammon (white shirt, centre) with Navigate staff at the new offices avigate, a leading regional marketing communications agency, has completed a sea-change summer by moving to bigger and brighter new offices. With London offices in Soho, Navigate has transferred its studio base in Petersfield, at the end of July. The company has moved from Petersfield High Street to modernised, barnstyle offices in St Peter’s Road, just off the Square. Managing Director Gareth Gammon, who founded Navigate in 2002, said: “These are exceptional new offices for Navigate – providing a bright, modern, creative and open space in the heart of town. We have been able to style and mould the interior of the offices to our own specification. “The new offices, called The Media Barn, provide exactly the right environment to ensure the most creative and effective results for our customers, and for expanding our marketing communications business to business offer. “We continue to grow rapidly, especially after winning the three-year contract to provide the Port of Portsmouth with PR, marketing and communications services from May.”


In June, Navigate announced a merger with Designline, a Havant-based design agency. The combined business now offers an even more powerful and creative marketing mix for customers using online and print. Customers benefit from a full-service marketing communications package which is better than ever. Navigate delivers design, copywriting, content, digital and publishing services which are dedicated and personal. “The merger brought a three-man design team, with a first-class reputation for top quality designs, and some 30 years experience between them,” Gareth Gammon added. “They have settled down well at Navigate, and are set to enjoy the superb studio space in the new offices. “Clients are reaping benefits from the combined skills and experience of the Navigate team. This move to the Media Barn will steer Navigate onwards and upwards.” Navigate new address: The Media Barn, Kings Court, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU32 3HX. Tel: 01730 235666. Email: Web:

Park progress


argaret Paren (pictured), the new Chair of the South Downs National Park Authority and a member of Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Hampshire, gave the keynote talk at the charity’s AGM. She presented a beautiful photographic slideshow of village views, landscapes, flora and fauna of the new national park. “It took 160 organizations to get the National Park,” Margaret said, “and it just shows what can be done when you are prepared to work together.” “The new National Park Authority (NPA) is in its set-up year and will operate from April 2011. Its guiding principles are to work in partnership to engage with local communities 4

within the South Downs. “This will be the first national park to have delegated planning decisions to local planning authorities. The NPA will start work on its management plan in autumn 2011, and will ask CPRE and other stakeholders for their input. L

ony Struthers has been elected as the new president of the Petersfield Lions Club, which helps welfare and community services. A Lions Club member for 25 years, Tony has contributed wholeheartedly to many charities and organizations since he and his wife Sheila moved to Steep from Cheshire in 2001. These include: chairing Butser HomeStart and Community First; and working tirelessly as Vice Chair of Petersfield Tomorrow’s Character Group, which has drafted the Town Design Statement. • Kerrie Jones has become the new director of Petersfield Counselling Services (PCS). She succeeds Christine Readman who has taken a job at Mwenge Uiversity in Tanzania. Founded 20 years ago, the counselling service continually seeks funds to continue its valuable work. PCS, PO Box 43. Petersfield GU31 4DY

Hindhead progress


oads Minister Mike Penning saw progress on the A3 Hindhead bypass project in July when he was driven through the whole length of the new 1.2 mile tunnel. The Minister heard that the multi-million pound project was due to reach a major milestone in August when a 1.5 mile section of the approach road to the south is due to open to traffic. The tunnel is expected to open on time in July 2011. after four years work. Drivers should be using the first section of new road to the south of Hindhead in time for the August bank holiday. The Minister met construction workers before touring the site of the landmark £371 million project. Highways Agency Project Manager Paul Arnold said: “We are very pleased with the progress we are making on the project. The tunnel is now structurally complete, and in the next few weeks the new section of road at the southern end of the scheme – up to the new Hazel Grove junction – will be completely open to traffic.”

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than drive; and I am still more than a stone lighter than I was before I started. If I (50+ year old woman whose aim is to maintain a level of fitness and hopefully lose a bit more weight) am at one end of the spectrum of Barry’s clients, Ben Summerfield, 30, is at the other. Two years ago, when Ben first talked to Barry about fitness he had been training hard for a while and achieved significant weight loss (having started at 19 stone), but he had hit an obstacle. “I was no longer finding my training sessions productive, neither gaining muscle or losing further weight, and I was very despondent.” Barry was more technical with Ben; they talked about ‘smarter’ training – the correct amount of calories and foods for muscle gain, and worked on new exercise programmes to keep him interested and motivated. He now weighs 14 stone. “With Barry’s help, I have made very significant progress and now feel fitter, leaner and more motivated than ever – the best result I could have hoped for.” Verity Smith was very unhappy with her weight and took no exercise at all when she first saw Barry a year ago. He put her on

In the first of an occasional series of interviews with local fitness experts we examine how to become fit and healthy for life. Personal Trainer Barry Carter talks to Geraldine Keith. Ben after arry Carter’s Ben before philosophy is that we need to make lifestyle choices that suit us. Most of us start a fitness programme with great enthusiasm, and then, if it’s too arduous, we have a wobble and the whole thing falls apart. He is always enthusiastic, passionate about what he does. He keeps up to date with all the latest developments and newest techniques in the industry in order to make time spent with his clients most productive and enjoyable. was just He confessed to me that his too busy to train, but I am bedside reading at the moment a food re-education programme still there. When I first went to is a book on nutrition, and as well as an exercise regime, and see him I was recovering from a the Arnold Schwarzenegger she has totally changed the way broken hip and three decades of Encyclopedia of Body Building. But very little exercise, a car-based life. she thinks about food. “Barry is I don’t laugh; as I see it, he can highly professional, reliable and We tackled the ‘post-operative’ be obsessed about fitness so that enthusiastic in his approach, problems first, and then my I don’t have to be - he shares his with a good sense of humour,” general fitness. knowledge generously. says Verity. “He has motivated I see Barry once a week at the I have been training with Barry me over the months, and I gym and I also go to Petersfield Carter for four years. Slightly have achieved more than I ever Pilates once a week. I walk the spasmodically, perhaps there have anticipated, by making small and dog; walk around town rather been times when I have found life

Barry factfile Age: 27 Home: Petersfield Trains Client’s at: Home, Positive Lifestyle, or outdoor facility Background/ training: BSc Sports and Exercise Science; MSc Biomechanics Ambitions: Educate and enthuse us all to live a healthier lifestyle. Hobbies: football, tennis, golf, badminton, skiing consistent changes. Verity has now lost seven stone, and her success is probably one of Barry’s proudest achievements: “It’s not just that she has lost such a lot of weight, and she looks so fantastic,” he says, “but her whole attitude has changed; she is in charge of her life now, her self-esteem has rocketed, and she chooses to exercise not because it’s good for her, but because she loves it. Contacts M: 07843209809

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Barry suggests: • Assess your goals and challenges, and be realistic. • Start small - a fitness regime should be built up over time; it needs to include both cardio-vascular and functional resistance exercise. • If you hate the gym, do something else: walking, cycling, swimming, gardening, it’s all activity/ exercise. • If you are struggling to lose weight, keep a food diary – it will help you monitor calorie intake. • Work on an 80:20 balance; if 80 per cent of your food and activity is healthy, then the odd glass of wine or a bar of chocolate won’t do you too much harm. • It’s never too late to start, but start now. L Issue 24 September/October 2010


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Local resident Paul Ciniglio is showing the way to the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, by converting his house into a ‘Superhome.’ By Natalie Todd

aul Ciniglio (above) has taken a big step towards change by dramatically altering his home in Stroud to be much more energy efficient. He owns the first ‘Superhome’ in Hampshire achieving an 80% drop in emissions. This may not come as a huge surprise to those who know him – Paul has always been interested in the environment, even studying a Masters in Sustainable Futures. Recently he won the Life In Petersfield 2010 Award for the Best Green Initiative. As you approach Sunpower CO2ttage, along the westbound A272 from Petersfield, the signs of his bid to create energy all of his own are fairly inconspicuous. His south-facing roof is adorned with two different types of solar panel. The first is to produce hot water and simply relies on heat from the sunshine. Since April Paul estimates he has had 95% of his hot water for free, and he jokingly says that “hot water heated by the sunshine feels better for showering”.



The second type of panel creates renewable electricity which runs the electrical appliances and lights in his home. These photovoltaic panels rely on daylight intensity instead of heat, and while they can work effectively all year, best performance is reached from spring through to autumn. Earlier this summer they produced over 2200watts of power – more than enough energy for an environment-conscious household. However, when we visited late on an overcast, drizzly August afternoon, the panels were creating 60watts. Paul uses 7watt light bulbs, so this is plenty to light our zero carbon visit. If his panel isn’t creating enough energy for what he requires, such as at night time, he can still draw electricity from the grid.

As well as these solar panels helping the environment, they also help your wallet. For every kilowatt hour of energy Paul produces at his home, he receives 41.3p under the new Feed in Tariff – even if he is the one using the free electricity he

generates. And, for each unit he sends back to the grid, he receives an additional 3p. Although these figures may not seem large – the solar panels on Paul’s roof have already created 1460 kilowatt hours in just 8 months – that’s about £600 income. He expects to send half of the energy the panels create back to the grid each year. Among many other changes, Paul has also invested in vastly improving the thermal insulation and air tightness in his home: typically 35% of heat in the home is lost through walls, and 25% through the roof. A simple way of cutting down energy losses is to ensure your home is well insulated. In each room of the house, and in the garden, there is evidence of his efforts: including an air source heat pump and low water volume radiators for central heating; ventilation with heat recovery; and ‘AAA’ energy rated stickers on his appliances and windows. Issue 24 September/October 2010

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Paul has also addressed water efficiency by using an ultra-low dual flush toilet, aerated shower heads and spray taps in his bathroom and water butts; and he expects to save money on his newly metered bills. The provision of heat and power to the United Kingdom’s 24 million homes is responsible for over a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the principle gas associated with the cause of global warming. The government , in line with the Climate Change Act, plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 – this will be no mean feat. In order for this target to be achieved in the domestic sector, roughly 500,000 homes will have to go through whole house energy refurbishments similar to Sunpower CO²ttage each year until 2050. Although many houses being built now are aiming

to be as near to carbon neutral as possible, 85% of current residences will still be occupied in the future and something needs to be done about these. Making big changes to your house isn’t cheap, and can be time consuming. Paul has spent more than £30,000, and over six months on the modifications to his home. However, there are things you can do to begin gradually changing your home. The key thing that Paul recommends is to start with simple cost-effective measures such as improving insulation, draft stripping and using low energy lighting.. When considering more expensive measures, it is important to think long term to justify the higher investment in making your home more ‘energyefficient’ There are always options for replacing old appliances at the end of their life with new environmentally friendly models.

If your boiler is more than 15 years old, it is unlikely to be working as effectively as when new so it would be a good thing to consider changing it before it finally breaks down; and lower your annual running costs in the process. ‘A’-energy rated windows are a good way of ensuring as little energy is lost as possible and you can minimize water consumption in various ways. Many of them are just practicable things like not letting the tap run while cleaning your teeth. People are likely to leave Sunpower CO2ttage with a sense of inspiration. In fact, 25% of the 250 visitors since Easter have gone on to spend more than £5,000 on changing their own home. The next visit day is 11 September and you can book a tour on the website: http://www. uk/superhomes/petersfield

Interesting facts • Hampshire residents on average use more water per person than anywhere else in the UK: 157 litres per person per day. • On average around 90% of our lives is spent in artificial environments such as offices, our homes or travelling between buildings in cars. • Boiling a kettle is one of the highest electrical consuming appliances in the home so don't fill it more than you need to. • In just 8 months Paul's solar electric (PV) panels alone have prevented a tonne of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere. In terms of volume by gas this is roughly the equivalent to filling a hot air balloon



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The very personal art of creating a Premier Property

Is home improvement still important when the property market is depressed? In the current climate, people are becoming more aware of the need to make their property stand out. The value added to a home by making certain improvements to a high standard should not be underestimated. Some homeowners may find they are unable to move amid on-going economic uncertainty, so they choose to improve their home rather than moving. This way they can get great value and benefit from their current home. With budgets potentially being tighter at the moment, which one room would you advise homeowners to prioritise? Every home and its owner is individual, so any decision about what the priority is would be a very personal one, but a kitchen with a “wow factor” really does add value and makes a house a lot more saleable. What exactly creates a genuine “wow factor” in a space? A combination of the attention to detail of the initial design and the quality of the finish. A polished end result is what the client will live with or show off to potential buyers, making the world of difference.



So is your finish what marks Premier Property out from the competition? Well we always ensure that the finish we leave is immaculate. But it’s also about our approach. David spends a good deal of time with clients listening to their requirements, designing and measuring the space. That builds an essential trust and rapport between us and the client. We have a longstanding, highly trusted team of tradesmen. We only work with tradespeople that we regularly welcome into our own home. We only take on one client at a time so that we can completely dedicate ourselves to each project with care, precision and consideration. What advice would you give to someone considering home improvements but not sure where to start? Call in the professionals. We are there to bring the client’s ideas to life, but also we take a lot of time and care to blend the practical with the aesthetic, all within a budget. Some ideas need adapting for the practicalities of the space and we may be able to suggest improvements that will really make the most of the room’s potential before time has been wasted exploring unworkable options. We work with our clients from the very initial stages of the design process to ensure high standards are always maintained.

locally, which saves a lot of time and effort, especially if anything needs replacing. This also means we have complete control over supply and standards. And finally, what exactly would you say makes a property “premier”? The attention to detail in every stage of design, fitting and ultimate realisation. Making quick alterations in order to save time and money can be false economy. A really “premier” property stands out as one that has had time and both financial and emotional investment put into it. Improvements don’t have to cost the earth, but if corners aren’t cut and communication flows throughout the project, outstanding results can be achieved and a property can become both more valuable and a more valued home. It sounds like now may well be the ideal time to look into making those home improvements we’ve all been putting off if we want to keep up with the market. Perhaps we should follow Suzanne’s advice and leave it to the professionals though! For further information about Premier Property, please contact Suzanne and David Harding.

Also consider the details, for example where the materials are sourced from. We source all our fittings and appliances


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Sam Farrow speaks to Suzanne Harding, co-founder of Premier Property, a small, well established building firm operating across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. Suzanne and her husband David have run the company for 10 years, designing, fitting and finishing both branded and bespoke home improvements from kitchens to bathrooms to complete renovations.

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Must haves

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Treat yourself once in a while to some modern and stylish pieces for your home. Sometimes just a small piece of new furniture or a stylish painting for your wall can make a room feel fresh and rejuvenated. Life in Petersfield found some interesting new pieces in the local area V-Zug induction wok and LED tap from Inspire Lifestyle


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house of helping you create your dream interior ‘Coffee table stools’ from House of Dragonfly Quooker instant boiling water tap

A classic chandelier from Elstead Lighting

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Holidays by women for women

Carole Goldthorpe

An increasing number of women seek suitable opportunities to travel on their own. A leading Petersfield travel agency has come up with a great solution

eon Valley Travel has devised a brand new scheme called “Holidays for Women”. These are special tours and travel plans arranged by women for women – who may be widows, divorcees, wives of busy executives, or hard-working, dedicated professionals. Carole Goldthorp explains: “All these women look for quality holidays where they can travel with like-minded individuals, without feeling herded or part of a large group tour, and would never venture to such destinations on their own. “Having been widowed myself nearly 16 years ago, I know how important it is to share new experiences, make new friends and not feel embarrassed at eating alone in restaurants or feeling vulnerable travelling alone. “The itineraries are designed to appeal to your innate sense of autonomy as a woman, giving you the freedom to experience superb and luxurious getaways on your own terms, without


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feeling guilty, being rushed or crowded. “Holidays for women give you the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself in exotic destinations with quality accommodation, a wellpaced itinerary and travelling companions that share the same outlook on life.” Carole adds: “We can offer a selection of tours and will happily look at other destinations which may be of interest. Please contact myself or Angela Hallett.” Meon Valley Travel, 01730 711010, Meon Valley Travel also offers a new class of service “Travel by Appointment” to their “most treasured customers who require a little more convenience and flexibility to explore and book their travel arrangements – at leisure”.

Champoluc charms and is perfect for all skiers

A well-known Petersfield businessman reveals Italy’s secret ski resort


t may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for white-topped mountains, extensive runs and the odd ‘après ski’, which is why Italy’s ski areas are some of the best kept secrets, according to Jonathan Berry. The Monterosa ski area, in the rustic North West Italian region of Val D’Aosta, could be compared to the Trois Vallées in France. It is perfect for all standards of skier and boarder. Champoluc and Gressoney, two of the three valleys in the Monterosa area, are well suited to families, while the off-piste 'Mecca' of Alagna has truly demanding opportunities for the more experienced skier and is great for off-piste adventures. Champoluc with its long runs, suited to the recreational and intermediate skier and with few people in your way, enjoys 70 km of piste and 29 trails. There are 11 lifts and cross-country skiing covers approximately 19 km. The sheer space and smaller volume of tourists enriches Champoluc as a ski resort. Locals regard the area a treasured secret. “Champoluc charms where others fall short,” says Jonathan, “and you can enjoy good snow, comfortable lodging, plenty of bars and restaurants and a warm welcoming service not yet jaded by tourism.” In stark contrast to the usual crowded pistes, full of baying Brits and large soul-less

cafeterias where a chocolat chaud costs 15 Euros, the mountain restaurants around Champoluc are all-Italian and much better value. Having returned over and over again to the ‘”idyllic” resort, Johnathan has been inspired by the area to launch Snow Secrets with

friends based in the resort. The established Petersfield-based company sources great chalets, hotels and apartments in this pretty Italian gem. Snow-Secrets, 05601 333066, L


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Butserfest 2010

The King Blues

In September, young people from around the UK will flock to Butserfest 2010 utserfest on Saturday 11 September includes up-and-coming national bands and unsigned acts from East Hampshire and beyond. This alcohol/drugfree festival on Butser Hill for 14-20 year olds will have two stages, with great bands, food and drinks, band merchandise stalls, and a range of free activities. The full line-up for the main stage is: The King Blues, We Are The Ocean, My Passion, Young Guns, Bury Tomorrow, Fei Comodo, Shadows Chasing Ghosts, Mike TV, The Theory Of 6 Degrees, 3 Ways Of Thinking, We Start Partys, As We Climb, The Light Divided, The Famous Class. Headliners The King Blues – described as “the most exciting live band in Britain” by Kerrang magazine – come to Butserfest fresh from playing Reading and Leeds Festival and will tour the UK after the festival. We Are The Ocean play Butserfest before embarking on a headline tour of the UK in September in support of their new album ‘Cutting Our Teeth’. My Passion have played in Germany Holland and France in the build-up to the festival and then go on a UK and Ireland headline tour


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We Are The Ocean in October that will end with a Halloween fancy dress gig at the Camden Underworld. Young Guns opened the main stage at Reading festival at the end of August. After Butserfest the group will tour around Europe before beginning a UK headline tour in NovemberDecember in support of their new album ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’. The Butserquest stage features: Deaf

Pudsey in Petersfield

Golden years The Goodwood Revival offers a step back in time, a chance to enjoy the glamour of motor racing from a golden era



taged in the style of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the 2010 Revival from 17 to 19 September re-lives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit. Visitors can leave the ‘modern world’ behind and join motor sport stars such as Sir Stirling Moss, Richard Attwood, John Surtees and Derek Bell. This year, track parades will honour two important anniversaries. The first celebrates 50 years since John Surtees’ first car race win. Already a multiple World Champion on two wheels, Surtees began his switch to four wheels in a Formula Junior race at Goodwood in March 1960, when he finished a close second to Jim Clark. Within months, Surtees had scored his first pole position and podium finish in Formula One. In 1964 he became F1 World Champion. His achievement in winning world title on two wheels and four has never been matched. The tribute to John Surtees will include a gathering of more than 25 cars and bikes that shaped his career, and drivers and riders that he competed with and against. Secondly, BRM had its first race win 60 years ago on 30 September 1950 at Goodwood. Reg Parnell’s victory in the Woodcote Cup launched BRM on a journey marked by highs (17 Grand Prix victories and both World Championships in 1962) and lows (the failure of the much-heralded V16, and the team’s eventual demise in 1977). 18

Havana, Lecarla, The City Calls, Tonight We Fly, Mr Temper, Precilla Broke, Jonny Black, Luke Ferre, Thursdays Bad Luck. Tickets are available from (023 8071 1818), Alton Sports Centre, Taro Leisure Centre, Petersfield, Mill Chase Leisure Centre, Bordon and at some schools. Butserfest,, and MySpace, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

There will be the world’s largest gathering of BRM cars, with up to 40 of the known 53 BRMs still in existence on the grid. Earls Court motor show Away from the track, the Earls Court Motor Show recreates the original show of the same name, complete with period Art Deco façade. This indoor exhibition is a recreation of the motor show in the 1950s and 60s, where manufacturers of the era showcase their vehicles of the future. The show is open throughout the weekend, and is always hugely popular with Revival visitors. Timetable Official practice on Friday 17 September includes qualifying for the weekend’s racing. Throughout the day, there will be air displays and track parades of vehicles taking part in the special demonstrations, plus the Bonhams’ sale of fine cars and automobilia. Saturday, the first day of racing, brings more air displays and track parades, which also feature on Sunday 19 September, the second day of racing. Shortly after 6pm there is a prize giving. L

n Friday 19th November 2010 Pudsey mania will once again return to The Square in Petersfield. The traditional pre-Christmas event, which was last seen in Petersfield in the late 90’s, is set to make a come back this year. The Association of Petersfield Businesses (APB) persuaded the Town Council to re-schedule the switching on of the lights to the 19th November once it was confirmed by the District Council that a Christmas Festivities weekend was not going ahead this year. The evening will be focused on children and feature street entertainment and the highlight will be the switching on of the Christmas Tree Lights by a mystery guest. “We would like to encourage everyone to do their bit for BBC Children in Need on the day”, said an APB spokesperson, “We’d love to see the town really come together for this terrific cause. If any group, or individual decide to do something for BBC Children in Need please let us know and we will include in our liaison with the charity, the more we are all doing the more likely we will be to have a visit from the TV cameras and maybe even Pudsey himself once again.” The APB is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Issue 24 September/October 2010

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Schools around detailed directory listing of local schools

First for Christ’s Hospital A level success hrist’s Hospital, ‘one of the most famous boarding schools and educational foundations in the country’, is for the first time in its 458-year history offering day places to pupils across the region. The school, founded in 1552 by Edward VI, was set up to educate the children of London’s poor and has been a charitable foundation ever since. It was established through the generosity of the Lord Mayor of the day and a number of City benefactors. Christ’s Hospital has had a presence in West Sussex since 1902 at a 200-plus acre site south-west of Horsham.



Two open day dates have been announced for those wishing to find out more. Open day for entry into Year 7 and 9 is on Saturday 18 September and for sixth formers is Saturday 2 October. Christ’s Hospital, 01403 247594

tudents at Bedales school are celebrating after receiving their A level results confirming University places that are particularly sought after this year. Including AS levels, 37 per cent of all grades were A or A* (with 13 per cent being the new A*). 66 per cent of all grades were A or B. Commenting on the students’ achievements, Keith Budge, Headmaster Bedales School, said: “I am full of admiration for what these students have achieved. Their academic abilities and hard work have

been rewarded with strong results. As a cohort they were the first to take our Bedales Assessed courses; in addition they have been extremely talented – especially in drama, music and art – and great fun to work with.” Bedales Schools, 01730 300100

Churcher’s College Open Morning / Afternoon Thursday 23 rd September 2010 2.00pm Thursday 12 th October 2010 10.00am Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 7th October 2010 7.00pm If you require any further information please telephone 01730 263033 or email:


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TPS is ‘outstanding’


he Petersfield School (TPS) staff, students and governors celebrated when Ofsted awarded the school its highest grade: ‘outstanding’ in their recent inspection. The inspectors’ verdict was that: “The Petersfield School is an outstanding school. It has significantly improved since the last inspection as a result of a relentless focus on students’ learning and determination to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students. The specialism has skilfully been developed so it pervades all aspects of school life. It forms the backbone of the outstanding curriculum, which is innovative and highly tailored to meet the diverse needs and interests of all students. “Excellent relationships between staff and students, and between the students themselves, characterize this caring school


which holds equality of opportunity for all at the heart of its ethos. As a result, all students, including the most vulnerable, receive outstanding care, guidance and support.” One parent’s comment exemplifies this: “TPS has offered an outstanding range of opportunities and challenges to both my son and daughter’.” Headteacher, Nigel Poole, said: “This is a tribute to the extremely hard work put in by everyone at TPS.” TPS, 01730 234628

Prior’s Field celebrate


tudents at Prior’s Field celebrated the school’s best ever A Level results. Nearly half of all grades were A* and A, with over three quarters A* to B and well over 90 per cent were A* to C. Sophie Valentine gained three A* and two A grades and twins Cherry and Celine Chan recorded eight A*/A grades and two B grades between them. Head Teacher Julie Roseblade commented: “The day they left, these students put up a sign saying seven “years of happiness:

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Priceless”. That’s what matters, and is undoubtedly why they worked so hard and were motivated. We are extremely proud of them.” Prior’s Field, 01483 813 402

irls and boys at St Edmunds School were delighted to perform Troy the Musical at the beginning of July. Written by the head teacher Adam Waliker and head of music Rob Lewis, the show was a huge success and has even received some commercial interest. The pair worked on the libretto and music so collaboratively that they both had a big influence on each. Adam Waliker, who has had short stories and a novel published, said: “We spent the best part of two years composing ‘Troy the Musical’, in the evenings and in our spare time. We had great fun doing it. “We found that with most

popular musicals there were a limited number of decent parts and wanted to create a musical, predominantly composed for a school play, with a greater number of decent parts. In ‘Troy the Musical’ all students, even the chorus, had a chance to be on stage for a good amount of time.” St Edmunds School, 01428 604808

West Hill Park boarding


recent Ofsted Inspection of boarding at West Hill Park School has judged the provision to be ‘outstanding’. Particular note was made of the excellent pastoral and medical care the children received. The extent and variety of afterschool and weekend activities were highly praised and reflected in the fact that many children chose to board at the weekends. The inspector remarked that the catering was of a very high standard and was impressed that the boarders had significant input into the selection of menus as well as other developments within the boarding house. Mention was made of the

newly refurbished and decorated dormitories and the range and quality of recreational areas available to the children. Safety was noted to be an obvious priority for the staff team but the children had the space and opportunity to learn by experience. West Hill Park, 01329 842356

DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS Buriton Primary School (4-11, 95 on roll) Head: Mrs D Brown High Street, Buriton, Petersfield Hants, GU31 5RX 01730 263526 Clanfield Junior School (7-11, 268 on roll) Head: Mr. Mark Pickering Little Hyden Lane, Clanfield, Waterlooville, PO8 ORE 02392 593209 Strongly committed to developing children’s thinking skills and looking at the whole child. Establishing a balance between academic success and emotional and artistic development.


Easebourne C of E Primary School (4-11, 186 on roll) Head: Mr A Bain Easebourne, Midhurst, W Sussex, GU29 OBD 01730 813266

Greatham Primary School (4-11, 208 on roll) Head: Miss S N Badawi Petersfield Road, Greatham, Nr Liss Hampshire, GU33 6HA 01420 538224

East Meon C of E School (4-11, pre-school 2-4, 61 on roll) Head: Mrs Sharon Taylor Chapel Street, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1NR 01730 823218

Herne Junior School (7-11, 399 on roll) Head: Tony Markham Love Lane, Petersfield, GU31 4BP 01730 263746

Froxfield C of E Infant School (4-7, 41 on roll) Head: Mrs Sue Barry High Cross, Froxfield, GU32 1EG 01730 827251

Hollycombe Primary School (4-11, 93 on roll) Head: Mrs S Fiske Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LY 01428 741332 Langrish Primary School (4-11, 210 on roll) Head: Mrs Claire Hanson Ramsdean Road, Stroud, Hants, GU32 3PJ 01730 263883 Liphook (C of E) Junior School (7-11, 343 on roll) Head: Mrs Claire Williams Avenue Close, Liphook, Hants GU30 7QE 01428 722490

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Liss Infant School (4-7, 173 on roll) Head: Mrs Teresa Offer Hillbrow Road, Liss, GU33 7LQ 01730 892666 Liss Junior School (7-11, 243 on roll) Head: Andrew Burford Hillbrow Road, Liss. GU33 7LQ 01730 892292 Midhurst C of E Primary School (4-11, 190 on roll) Head: Mr M. Barns Ashfield Road, Midhurst, GU29 9JX 01730 813526 Mill Chase Community School (11-16, approximately 750 pupils) Head: Mrs Jacqueline Adams Mill Chase Road, Bordon, Hants, GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Petersfield Infant School (4-7, 275 on roll) Head: Mrs Linda Lee St Peter’s Road, PetersfieldGU32 3HX 01730 263048 Rake CE Primary School (4-11, 60 on roll) Head: Mr D. Bertwistle London Road, Rake, Liss, GU33 7JH 01730 892126 Rogate CE Primary School (4-11, 60 on roll) Head: Mrs Mandy Hall School Lane, Rogate, Petersfield, GU31 5HH 01730 821329 Harting C of E Primary School (4-11, 110 on roll) Head: Johnny Culley Tipper Lane, South Harting, Petersfield, GU31 5QT 01730 825388 Sheet Primary School (4-11, 112 on roll) Head: Mrs Kathy Iles School Lane, Sheet, Petersfield, GU32 2AS 01730 263310 Stedham Primary School (5-10, 76 on roll) Head: Mrs H Morley School Lane, Stedham, Midhurst, 01730 813522 Steep C of E (voluntary controlled) Primary School (4-11, 96 on roll)


Head: Mrs Lou Romans 95-97 Church Road, Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DE 01730 263988 St Matthew’s C of E (aided) Primary School (4-11, 167 on roll) Head: Mrs Jane Kent Drift Road, Blackmoor, GU33 6BN 01420 472844 West Meon Primary School (4-11, 87 on roll) Head: Mrs Hilary Hopkins Church Lane, West Meon, GU32 1LF 01730 829213 Amanda.davidson@westmeon.hants. State Secondary Schools: Bohunt School (11-16, co-ed, 1280 on roll) Head: Mr Neil Strowger) Longmoor Road, Liphook, GU30 7NY 01428 724324 Cowplain Community School & Business Centre (11-16, co-ed, 1060 on roll) Head: Mr D R Rowlinson Hart Plain Avenue, Cowplain, Waterlooville PO8 8RY 02392 612020 Horndean Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 1300 on roll) Head: Julie Summerfield Barton Cross, Horndean, Waterlooville, PO8 9PQ 02392 594325 Midhurst Rother College (11-18, co-ed, 925 on roll) Principal: Dr Joe Vitagliano Midhurst Site, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DT 01730 812451 Eastbourne Site: Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG 01730 812371 Mill Chase Community Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 710 on roll) Head: Mrs Jackie Adams Mill Chase Road, Bordon, Hants, GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Oaklands Catholic Voluntary Aided Secondary School (11-18, co-ed, 1200 on roll) Head: Matthew Quinn Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville Hants PO7 7BW 02392 259214 Intake of mainly Catholic children plus other Christian denominations.

The Petersfield School (11-16, co-ed, 1240 on roll) Head: Nigel Poole Cranford Road, Petersfield GU32 3LU 01730 263119 Colleges: Alton College (16-18, co-ed, 2,000 on roll) Principal: Jane Machell Old Odiham Road, Alton, GU34 2LX 01420 592200 Godalming College (16-19, co-ed, 1650 on roll) Head: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RS 01483 423526

Head: Keith Budge Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DG 01730 300100 Boundary Oak School (3-13, co-ed, 157 on roll) Head: Mr Symonds Fareham, PO17 5BL 01329 280955 Brookham School (3-8, co-ed, 175 on roll) Head: Diane Gardiner Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ 01428 722005 Charterhouse (boys 13 -18, girls 16 -18, 735+ on roll) Head: The Rev John Witheridge Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX 01483 291501

Peter Symonds College (16-19, co-ed, 3200 on roll) Principal: Neil Hopkins Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX 01962 857500

Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed, 217 in junior, 769 in senior on roll) Head: Mr SHL Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, GU31 4AS. 01730 263033

South Downs College (14-16 for vocational training, 16-19 for sixth form, co-ed, 5,000 total full time students on roll) Principal: Michael Oakes College Road, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 8AA 023 9279 7979

Conifers School (2 to 11, co-ed, 70+ on roll) Head: Mrs Jennie Peel Preparatory School for boys and girls in Easebourne near Midhurst, GU29 9BG 01730 813243

Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorporating Andover College) (16-18 and adults 19+ Co-ed 2,500 on roll) Principal: Tim Jackson Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2NF 01962 776441 Independent Schools: Alton Convent School (2+ to 11, co-ed, girls 11-18, 492 on roll) Head: Mrs SE Kirkham Anstey Lane, Alton, Hants, GU34 2NG. 01420 541711 Amesbury Day School (2 to 13 years, co-ed, 325 on roll) Nursery, Pre-prep and Preparatory Education Head: Nigel Taylor MA Hazel Grove, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BL. 01428 604322 Barfield School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 250+ on roll) Head: Mr B J Hoar Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PB. 01252 782271 Bedales School (13-18, co-ed, 470 approx on roll)

Ditcham Park School (4-16, co-ed, day, 362 on roll) Head: Mrs KS Morton Petersfield, Hants, GU31 5RN 01730 825659 Dunannie (3-8, co-ed, 85 on roll) Acting Head: Penny Watkins Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DP 01730 300400 admissions@ Dunhurst (8-13, co-ed, 198 on roll) Head: Penny Watkins Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DP 01730 300200 Frensham Heights (3-18, co-ed, day/boarding, 500 on roll) Head: Andrew Fisher Farnham. Surrey, GU10 4EA 01252 792561 Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, 930 on roll) Head: Mrs Fiona Boulton Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ 01483 543853 Issue 24 September/October 2010

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Haslemere Preparatory School (Day school, boys, 4-13 years) Head: Patrick Wenham The Heights, Hill Road, Haslemere, GU27 2JP 01428 642350 Highfield School (8-13 years co-ed prep, 221 on roll Day or boarding) Head: P G S Evitt Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ 01428 728000 King Edward’s School (Boarding and day, 11-18, co-ed) Offers the International Baccalaureate Head: John F. Attwater Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG 01428 686735 Kingscourt School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 180 approx on roll) Head: Mrs J Easton Catherington, Hampshire PO8 9NJ 02392 593251 Kumon Petersfield and Waterlooville Maths and English learning programmes for children of any age and any ability Instructor: Mrs Di Taylor 01730 231287 petersfieldandwaterlooville@ Lanesborough School (3 -13 boys, 350 approx on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Turnbull Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2EL 01483 880650 Lavant House (3-18 years, girls, 160 on roll) Head: Kate Bartholomew Chichester, W Sussex. PO18 9AB 01243 527211 Lord Wandsworth College (11-18, co-ed, 550 approx on roll) Head: Fergus Livingstone Long Sutton, Hants, RG29 1TB 01256 862201 Mayville High School (6 months to 16 yrs, co-ed (taught separately), 499 on roll) Head: Martin Castle Southsea, PO5 2PE 02392 734847

01252 792303 Portsmouth High School (3-18, girls, 530 on roll) Head: Mrs J Clough Southsea, Hampshire. PO5 3EQ 02392 826714 Prince’s Mead School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 230 on roll) Head: Miss P Kirk Winchester, SO21 1AN 01962 888000 Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 402 approx on roll) Head: Mrs JA Roseblade Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH 01483 810551 Rookesbury Park School (2 3/4 to 13, co-ed, day/boarding, under 100 on roll) Head: Mr Olie Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 6HT 01329 833108 Royal Grammar School, Guildford (11-18, boys, 900 on roll) Head: Dr JM Cox Guildford, Surrey GU1 3BB 01483 880600 Seaford College (7-18, co-ed, 610 on roll) Head: TJ Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0NB 01798 867392 St Catherine’s Preparatory School (4-11, girls, 256 on roll) Head: Mrs K Jefferies Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0DF 01483 899665 St Catherine’s School (11-18, girls, 580 on roll) Head: Mrs AM Phillips Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0DF 01483 893363

St John’s College (2-18, co-ed, 600 on roll) Head: Mr N Thorne Southsea, PO5 3QW 02392 815118 St Nicholas’ School (3-16, 409 on roll) Head: Mrs A.V. Whatmough Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 0RF 01252 850121 (1) St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 480 on roll) Head: Dr HL Harvey Winchester, SO21 1HA 01962 835700 Stepping Stones School (co-ed 7-16, 20 on roll) A small independent school for children experiencing difficulties in mainstream education. Head: Neil Clark Tower Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6SU. 01428 609083 The Royal School Co-ed daycare (0-2 years) nursery (2-4 years) and Girls School (4-18 years) Head: Mrs L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, GU27 1HQ 01428 603052 The Portsmouth Grammar School (21/2-18, co-ed, 1600 on roll) Head: Mr James Priory Portsmouth, PO1 2LN 02392 360036 The Pilgrims’ School (7-13 boys, 215 on roll) Head: The Rev Dr BA Rees Winchester, SO23 9LT 01962 854189

Treloar College (16-25s with disabilities, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Amanda Quincey London Road, Holyboume, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400 Treloar School (Mixed, for 7-16s with disabilities, 90 on roll) Head: Mr Harry Dicks Upper Froyle, Alton, GU34 4LA 01420 526400 Twyford School (3-13, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head: Dr Steve Bailey Winchester, SO21 1NW 01962 712269 Westbourne House (2+ to 13, co-ed, 420 on roll) Head: Mr BG Law Chichester, PO20 2BH 01243 782739 West Hill Park (Mixed, 2 1/2 -13) Head: Alistair Ramsay Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4BS 01329 840405 Winchester College (Boys, 13-18 years, 675 on roll) Head: Dr Ralph Townsend Winchester, SO23 9NA 01962 621247 admissions@ Wykeham House School (Girls, 2+ to 16 years, 250 on roll) Head: Mrs LR Clarke Fareham, PO16 0BW 01329 280178

St Edmund’s School (2-13, co-ed prep school) Head: Adam Walliker Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6BH 01428 609875

Meoncross School (2 3/4 to 16, co-ed, approx 400 on roll) Head: Mrs S James Fareham, PO14 2EF 01329 662182

St Hilary’s School (co-ed, Girls 2 -11, Boys 2 - 7, 289 on roll) Head : Mrs S Bailes Holloway Hill, Godalming, GU7 1RZ 01483 416551

More House School (8-18, boys, 380 on roll) Head: BG Huggett Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3AP

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On 13 to 15 August the inaugural Vintage took place at Goodwood, the festival of British ‘cool’ throughout the decades. Photography by Aimee Plant and Florence Howes any took the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and entered a beautiful setting of a vintage high street, an old fashioned fairground and many excited dressed-up visitors. Classic cars dotted the site and the sounds of Wanda Jackson, Sandie Shaw and Mick Hucknell echoed through the crowd. The high street boasted a hair and beauty studio inspired by Jemma Kidd; a John Lewis


haberdashery store; a fashion pavilion; a Tanqueray No. 10 Cocktail Bar; a Kenwood Chef cookery theatre; and Vintage Cinema. There was no shortage of festival spirit: even when the rain poured down. In true British style festival goers stuck it out, made use of the ponchos on sale at the tobacconist and paraded their costumes through puddles until the sun shone through.

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The new grandstand hat

Ladies night Fontwell Park Racecourse was a hubbub of activity on Thursday 19 August for ladies night and to launch its new multi-million pound track. Life in Petersfield went to find the best dressed… Sarah Matthews

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business news

Beyond the garden fence

Lionel Fanshawe, managing director of Terra Firma, seeks an innovative way to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. Freddie Crossley reports andscape Architects, “Unlike buildings, landscape work Terra Firma, based at should only get better with time” he says “Things aren’t stationary Cedar Court, work on both small and large scales in 12 and we’re not afraid of change…it’s just the balance of living within the countries around the world. It is a small and independent company, wider environment.” providing a personal service and All employees are fully trained landscape architects. “You’re dealing keeping in touch with clients both present and past. “We would like our with things well beyond the garden fence,” says Lionel. designs to be thought of as simple and elegant,” explains Managing Founded in Portsmouth in 1985, Director Lionel Fanshawe. Terra Firma moved to Petersfield 10 One project is on the roof of The years later. Lionel joined as a partner in 1996 and took over the company Dorchester Hotel overlooking Hyde in 2000. He has been a member of Park and recent projects include two new towns near Abu Dhabi. The Round Table in Petersfield and

NEWS IN BRIEF A right laugh


Yes to natural health


ast year Life in Petersfield magazine saw Susi Lennox and Sarah Brooks concentrating on their mission to ‘change the world from the inside’ . We caught up with Susi a year later, to find our how Yes Pure Intimacy was getting on. For Sarah and Susi, intimacy products were somewhat neglected when it came to ethical choice. In a world where people are becoming more concerned

with natural and organic health, they were astonished to learn that the ingredients in products, for the most sensitive part of the body, where mostly chemical based. Yes products were born from this concern, and linking natural effective ingredients with health and well-being became Sarah and Susi’s motive. Yes Pure have now made a difference to many lives worldwide. “Intimacy is a sensitive subject,”

Green angels

the salon in an eco-friendly manner. Owner Sharon Fairhurst is interested in living organically in her home life, and has decided to reflect this in her business. She began by decorating the salon using environmentally friendly products – paint made with natural ingredients that don’t give off an odour; recyclable mirrors; eco-lighting; and reclaimed materials to make the front desk. To conserve energy, they use special shower heads; their towels are made from renewable materials and are biodegradable. These are environmentally

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the Chairman of the Stroud Parish Council. The Terra Firma team decided to make a publication on the theme of ‘time’ for the company’s 25th anniversary – a collection of both thoughts and projects of the people involved in one of Petersfield’s “busiest and far reaching small businesses”. Terra Firma, 01730 262040 says Susi. “We are proud of our products and what they represent. “We share strong values as a company. It would be much easier, faster and cheaper to use un-organic products but it’s what matters to us.” This May saw Yes Baby: a new product that supports couples who are trying to conceive. It is completely organic and sperm friendly. It creates the optimum environment for conception. The pack comes with seven sperm friendly applications and five ovulation strips. Susi is overjoyed to hear that they’ve already had their first conception feedback from a couple in the US. “We now know it works,” she says, “and we know it makes a difference to lives.” This year, Yes Pure have been short listed for the Hampshire Business Awards proving that this type of dedication, strong ethical value and innovation is important to our local community. Yes Pure Intimacy, 08456 448813 friendly and more hygienic. The hair product they use is the award winning ‘Pureology,’ which is organic, as well as having green packaging. In an industry which many may see as fairly throw-away, Sharon and her team are passionate about hair; and the salon is trying to reduce its footprint and set a standard for other businesses. Sharon’s aim is to generate glamour in a “creative and decadent experience whilst using green resources”. Halo, 01730 321717

Many people enjoyed a good laugh with Julie Whitehead in July at the Avenue Pavilion in a session of Laughter Yoga. So many, in fact, that Julie is running a regular series of more laughter yoga stressless sessions in early September. Laughter Yoga is a great way to have fun while improving health, relaxation and just let go of everyday life and worries for a little while. “After the session you may find that you can look at life in a different, way,” says Julie. These yoga classes are suitable for everyone, every Wednesday at the pavilion from the beginning of September.  Julie Whitehead, 07973 164369

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ina Bolton will bring a weekend of family mini shoots to the beautiful listed building, The Plestor House Gallery in Liss in October. Here she will offer an opportunity to experience a photo shoot on location with her company Tina Bolton Photography. “Imagine natural, creative images that reflect a family’s personality with a wonderful rustic backdrop,” says Tina. “These images can produce smiles for a lifetime.” These mini shoots will take place on 2 and 3 of October and the fee will be much less than the usual price charged. Each mini shoot session will last approximately 20-30 minutes and images will be viewed online. Tina Bolton Photography, 07976302937 L Issue 24 September/October 2010

Legal Life

Employment Law During the past ten years Parliament has enacted over 70 pieces of new employment legislation. Unfortunately, the flood of legislation continues unabated and the latest major change is the Equality Act 2010 consolidating all pre-existing discrimination law, which remains as complex as ever. However, some employers and employees continue to be unaware of certain basic issues relating to aspects of employment law and by this article I seek to highlight some of these.

Most Employment Tribunal claims still concern unfair dismissal and the broad principle is that the employer must act fairly and rationally and keep good records of all decision making. If an employee resigns in the face of bad treatment by the employer leading to a claim for constructive dismissal they have to prove that the employer is in breach of their contract and that is an additional hurdle to overcome. In these uncertain economic times a business will often make employees “redundant” for reasons of restructuring and cost-cutting. In such circumstances the Tribunal is usually reluctant to interfere with what they perceive to be a business decision of the employer. However, frequently employers act to avoid a claim arising by offering additional compensation over and above the employee’s statutory and contractual rights leading to them both signing a Compromise Agreement. It is always vital for both employer or employee to seek legal advice early on since “prevention rather than cure” is always much less costly and disruptive. If you have any employment queries please contact either Stephen Cox or Kevin Smith on 01730 268 211 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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First of all, all employees must be employed for at least one year before they can bring a claim for unfair dismissal. However, this does not apply to most other employment rights, for example discrimination where the entitlement to bring a claim arises from day one and these rights also apply to the recruitment process. Employees who at any time advise their employer that they are pregnant are immediately protected and dismissal of that employee because of that factor is automatically unfair. As in all discrimination cases there is no cap on the compensation which will include an award for injury to feelings.


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Forward thinking Fiona Jeynes is an independent care advocate with Clarity Care Consulting Ltd. She informs Life in Petersfield of the many options when it comes to retiring

or most of us, plans for retirement and later life tend to focus on taking that trip of a lifetime, improving our golf game or spending more time with friends and family. Very few of us ever think about what we would want or might do if the vagaries of old age were to catch up with us. But with an ageing population and people living longer than ever before, it’s worth thinking about what’s available should you or a loved one begin to find it difficult to manage. Staying at home is the preferred option for many of us and there are now a large number of private and voluntary organizations that provide support at home. This can range from pendant alarms; shopping; help with meals; and personal care. For those wanting a little more



security, retirement villages and sheltered housing may be an option. These give the independence and privacy of your own front door. Older people who are very frail or require specialized support may need to be cared for in a residential or nursing home. Moving out of your home, however, is a big step and it’s important to get the right advice and support you need to make that decision. Cost is also a factor. Most of us will have to contribute something to our care and it’s worth talking to your solicitor or financial advisor about the options available. Bluebird Care Bluebird Care started in Petersfield in 2004 and now

has 80 offices across the UK. Bluebird Care customers can decide on exactly what they want, from a single call once each week through daily visits or live-in care.  They understand that practical help with getting up in the morning, going to bed at night, washing and bathing are all-important parts of helping people to stay at home rather than “going into care”. Tingdene Parks Nearly 250,000 people live in park homes, mainly sited around England. They are a cheap option that can leave money for other luxuries. The only potential support comes from a resident site manager and there is a strong ethic of neighbourliness. “The only decision I have to make in the morning is do I play

golf, go fishing in the boat or do the garden?” says Richard Brewer, aged 60, a retired security officer at Luton airport. Tingdene Parks have launched a brand new development for the semi-retired and retired in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Greenbanks Greenbanks supports and cares for people who want to remain in their own homes, continuing to enjoy independent living to the greatest possible extent. The care assistants offer care at home, looking after your personal needs, helping with domestic tasks and supporting you as you lead your daily life the way you want to. Greenbanks are flexible accommodating care needs through a variety of different arrangements to suit. Issue 24 September/October 2010


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Finding the right care can be difficult and time-consuming. A good first step is to seek advice from your local council’s social care department. You can also contact a charity such as Counsel or Care or one of the growing number of independent agencies, which can find and manage the care for you. Clarity Care, 0845 2692382 Tingdene, 0845 543 2532 Bluebird Care, 01730 262578 Greenbanks Homecare, 01428 722848 L

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including new bedroom areas and kitchens, Forest Brow offers two dining rooms, conservatory, large TV lounge, and a quiet lounge. Many of our residents are people with dementia and we work hard to achieve our aim of becoming a centre of excellence in this field. Forest Brow provides a safe environment that allows for freedom of movement and independence where required, all while in a calm and secure environment. Our staff are a well-trained, well-established and close knit team who provide excellent standards of care in a friendly manner. Our emphasis being on fun and friendship for residents, we have an extensive ongoing programme of activities and outings throughout the whole year, from seasonal treats such as Carol concerts from the local church choir, to group outings to local eateries and attractions. We place great importance on families, and children are frequently to be seen and heard here, as are pets, who make welcome visitors. All our food is freshly cooked each day, with special areas and food programmes being available to those who may struggle to eat regularly or in company. We cater in an imaginative and varied way for all of our residents, whatever their dietary and nutritional requirements. orest Brow is a beautiful spacious and grand old house, built more than 100 years ago for the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. This

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A hand at home We can all pop a potato in the microwave and warm some soup up on the stove, but those who want to get a bit more out of their kitchen should look to Mrs Rees for a little spice in their cooking.

ith cookery lessons for all ages, Mrs Rees shows her clients how to master scrumptious dishes from either her own beautifully kept kitchen in Midhurst or her clients. She transforms complete amateur cooks into great chefs, and great chefs into fabulous ones. She reveals one of her favourite recipes to Life in Petersfield readers.


Asparagus Chicken Serves 4 “This recipe comes from my wonderful mother-in-law (Mrs Rees Senior),” she says. “She introduced me to it, and it is now one of my favourite dishes. Fabulously easy to make, and a doddle to halve, double or even triple in size, depending on the size of your crowd.

Madhuban wins Gold Star Two of Madhuban’s products, the Balti and Hot Madras cook-in sauces, have won a Gold Star rating from the Great Taste Awards rganized by the Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste Awards (GTA) are the national, benchmark food awards employing the country’s most rigorous judging system, ensuring the fairest, most accurate and trusted results. Hampshire-based Madhuban cooks all its curry and thai sauces from traditional recipes at its factory in Liss, near Petersfield. Fresh vegetables and packaging for the sauces are provided by Hampshire-based suppliers. Master chef and proprietor Lodue Miah said: “We are delighted to know our sauces are among the most highly rated food produce in the country.” The 2010 GTAs have attracted a record number of entries. In total, 6,021 food and

I tend to serve it with boiled potatoes with a dollop of butter, and some peas or beans to give it a bit of lovely fresh colour.” Ingredients 4 chicken breasts 1 x 425g tin asparagus cuts and tips 1 x 295g tin condensed asparagus soup (use condensed chicken soup if you cannot find asparagus) 2 tsp curry powder 2 tbsp mayonnaise 4 tbsp double cream 110g (4oz) cheddar cheese, grated Method Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C/400˚/Gas 6 In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients

Annie goes tapas


nnie Jones hopes to open their new tapas kitchen early next spring. In preparation for this change, the Petersfield restaurant is expanding into the next door premises, and an additional kitchen area is being built, as well as more seating being provided. The garden bar already serves a small amount of tapas, but the new kitchen will mean that people sitting in the garden will be able to enjoy informal food. Steve isn’t aiming to provide what he calls a ‘rip-off ’ of Spanish tapas – instead he will serve sample bites of the sorts of things served in the main restaurant. Currently, the garden is open for eating, as well as small amounts of tapas. Paella and Pimms is £10 per person for tables of four or more. Steve does hog roasts for larger parties if required. The garden will be open all winter. Annie Jones, 01730 262 728 except the chicken. Place the chicken in a large oven-proof dish and pour over the mixture. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until all the chicken is cooked and the top is golden. Variations Instead of chicken, try it with pheasant breasts. Pheasant has masses of flavour compared to chicken, and is much cheaper too (pheasants available from butchers from 1 October). Mrs Rees Cookery Lessons, 01730 817479

MP Damian Hinds (centre) helps Lodue and Bedir Miah celebrate 23 years of the Madhuban



drink products were blind-tasted, tested and discussed during two months of intense judging by 350 judges, comprising food writers, chefs, deli and farm shop owners, food producers and buyers. One, two and three Gold Stars have been handed out to 1,576 deserving products, from the 1,350 small producers who entered this year. The 95 three Gold Star award winners are in the running for the major regional and national awards. The 2010

Supreme Champion Trophy winner will be announced at the final at Fortnum & Mason in London on 6 September. This comes just weeks after the celebration of the restaurant’s 23rd year in business which 250 people including local dignitaries, Damian Hinds and Roger Mullenger attended in June. Madhuban Tandoori Restaurant,


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Fight or flight in the local market?

Vine Cottage, Petersfield on the market with Humberts for £675,000

Life in Petersfield asks local agents whether this area can buck the trend. By Nick Keith ocal agents have reported cases of big cash buyers moving out of London, but the current situation makes life particularly difficult for first-time buyers who, traditionally, have helped to drive the market. The Petersfield area remains a special case, with a local climate which may be impervious to recession.


Good for “serious buyers” Haart reports that the local market is “softening” after a busy spring and summer. “The number of buyers is reducing due to the economic climate and the number of properties available for purchase increasing, especially since the change of government and the abolition of the Home Information Packs,” says Petersfield Branch Manager Andrew Woodcraft. While local prices are coming down gradually, as in most of southern England, haart has “plenty of ready buyers”, Andrew adds. “Fine, our service for high-quality homes, has a high demand for suitable properties.” the local market looks good “for serious buyers”, but will become more challenging for sellers, who need to be realistic on price and choose their estate agent carefully. haart, 01730 265266

Property micro-climate Christopher Hebert, an associate of Humberts, reckons there is a “micro-climate” in local property; and people in and around Petersfield can take solace from “a steady market over the winter with perhaps a slight lowering of asking prices”. He adds: “Pricing will be an even more important part of the process in the coming months. Surveyors for the lending institutions are being very cautious with their valuations. There are still a number of active buyers, many in a strong position to buy, who are watching prices keenly before making offers.” Humberts, 01730 245902 Local market activity Keats Petersfield says this year has been “a particularly exciting time with market activity and business generated greatly exceeding market expectations”. As a result Adrian Organ, Keats’ Principal, has decided to “develop and enhance” the firm’s office profile and network. Petersfield Keats has appointed a new Lettings Manager in Trudy Cave, with many years of experience. Jonathan Underwood, Associate Partner, heads up the Petersfield and Rowlands Castle offices, where Tom Slight is Branch Manager and Ashley Searle Senior Negotiator. Keats, 01730 262826

Hope for spring 2011 Gavin James, local director at Gascoigne-Pees, sums up the local mood of cautious optimism, but agrees that the local area will need some luck. “Petersfield has a reputation among the estate agents for traditionally bucking trends,” he agrees. “There is still plenty of activity on the streets of Petersfield. With excellent road and rail links, it appeals to a wide variety of buyers. “I think that Petersfield will ‘hold out’ longer than most other parts of the south. With a bit of luck and, barring natural disasters (no more snow please!), should see the winter through and enjoy a resurgence in the spring market of 2011.” Gascogine-Pees, 01730 266141 L


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The game’s afoot The future of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home at Undershaw, in Hindhead, is far from elementary. By Nick Keith ndershaw was designed in the 1890s for Conan Doyle, who wrote some of his famous stories in the house, including The Hound of the Baskervilles. Now Fossway, the developer which has owned the property since 2004, has had planning permission to build a nine-unit residential development. Waverley Borough Council (WBC) Southern Planning Committee gave permission, with certain conditions for Fossway to fulfil. This has evoked a strong reaction from the Undershaw Preservation Trust (UPT), formed in 2009. Led by John Gibson, an architect and


Holmes’ expert having published five books on the author, the Trust and opponents of this scheme seeking justice.. The Trust take the case to the courts. studioDirector John Gibson has given all his papers to a QC to see whether there is a case for contesting the planning decision through a Judicial Review. (English Heritage have warned that planning decisions can be overturned in court only if they are proved to be “fundamentally flawed in planning law”). The Trust is lodging a complaint to the local government ombudsman about the council’s

dealings with Undershaw – which stands out of sight of the A3 on the left having gone through the Hindhead lights heading south. A member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, John Gibson is prepared to put his own money into defending Undershaw if the Trust gets a positive legal response. The Fossway plans allow for a gazebo on a public footpath beyond the south side of the grounds from where people can view the site from afar. Fossway is required to meet the WBC conditions by September, and UPT must declare its intentions within three months of September

planning approval. A Judicial Review would halt any plans by the owners to begin work and prevent them from selling Undershaw until the Judge made the decision. The plight of Undershaw has ‘ gone national’ with the Trust campaign backed by Julian Barnes, Stephen Fry, Ian Rankin, among others, and the author’s descendants. Undershaw has attracted international press coverage in the US, China and France. John Gibson has put up a page on Wikipedia: Robin Pellow, Waverley’s Head of Democratic Services, said: “Regarding Mr Gibson’s concerns around our handling of his application, he wrote to Waverley to set out his dissatisfaction with the handling of planning issues relating to Undershaw. “These concerns are now being dealt with through our complaints procedure and Waverley will respond to him within 10 working days.” The council’s views are available from the online link: Waverley BC, Undershaw,


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the autumn seeds The legendary Pippa Greenwood shows Life in Petersfield how to get your garden ready for the cool autumn weather

• Now that light levels are falling, the algae and plant debris that builds up on greenhouses needs to be cleared so that adequate lighting can reach plants. To do this, thoroughly wet the glass and give the gungy layer time to loosen, then apply more water and scrub the glazing, taking care not to break it. Finally rinse down with water. • Use a sharp pair of secateurs to prune off any remaining faded flowers on roses. Then get ahead by planting up longterm pots containing shrubs and perennials with some small spring-flowering bulbs. These will stay hidden beneath the compost until next year when they'll bring a welcome splash of colour. • Give your lawn some TLC with some autumn lawn food, and a bit of scarifying – use a spring-tined rake to remove the thatch and dead grass. Also, over-seed any thin areas with fresh grass seed and water well. If toadstools are appearing in your lawn try to brush them

off regularly, this way you should reduce their ability to spread. When you mow the lawn allow it to take up any fallen leaves. The mower will then chop them up, and, when mixed in with the lawn mowings, both the grass and the leaves will compost better once in the compost bin. • Try planting under some trees or shrubs in your garden with a drift of bulbs. Scatter the bulbs and plant where they fall for a really 'natural' look. Give plants that self-seed well an extra sharp shake and allow the seed to fall – some such as forget-me-not and calendulas will then give a fantastic display for you next year, without costing a penny! • Use fleece, or fleece covered mini-tunnels to give a bit of extra weather protection and warmth to the last of the summer and early autumn crops – just a single layer of fleece can keep a lot of cold off the plants, and yet allows both water and air through. L


Issue 24 September/October 2010


Twenty twenty vision Twenty, one of Petersfield’s iconic fashion retailers, has decided to reshape its business. Nick Keith talked to Tiffany Lewis about Twenty’s plans n September, Twenty will close its original branch and concentrate its efforts on its other two stores in Petworth and Farnham. “Twenty Petersfield has had a very loyal clientele,” says Tiffany, “and many of them have shopped with us since we opened in 2000. “The future in Petersfield could be very good – with the South Downs National Park in 2010 and the Hindhead tunnel opening in 2011. Twenty has enjoyed an extremely successful 10 years but we feel in the current economic climate we cannot continue to run a business in Petersfield.” The shop at 20 The High Street has belonged to the family for several years. Their mother, Ann Lewis, ran a fashion shop in the 90s. In 2000 her three daughters – Tiffany, Sarah and Rebecca – launched their own retail business, by importing designer jeans from America and “sourcing fabulous labels”. Due to the immediate success of the Petersfield store, Petworth opened in 2001 and Farnham in 2006. “Over the years Petersfield has changed and it is extremely tough for independent retailers to survive,” said Sarah. “The town has evolved into a hub of multiples in the centre with the independents like Twenty mainly on the edges.” In July the sisters made the


“heartbreaking decision” to put the Petersfield premises on the rental market. The property was under offer within days from the Rowans Hospice. Twenty will close on Saturday 18 September with a celebration of the past 10 years. “In store for the last time will be all our fabulous autumn and winter 2010 collections,” Tiffany said. “Throughout the last two weeks our ladies will be offered a Twenty loyalty card for the other stores. On the final weekend we will serve champagne and canapés. “May we thank our wonderful staff, who are moving with us, and also our fabulous customers for all your loyal support. Sarah, Becky and I have had 10 happy years. We look forward to this continuing and welcoming all our customers to Petworth and Farnham. We wish Rowans all the best with their new venue.” Twenty Petersfield, 01730 265466 Petworth, 01798 344165 Farnham, 01252 717121 41



The best job in the world”, that’s how Michel Focard de Fontefiguieres describes his work, based at his home in Petersfield

ichel’s garage has been transformed into a photographic studio in his back garden and it’s here where he manages his work and photographs. “My work is full of diversity,” he says. This is clearly illustrated in the many vast photographs resting against the wall and floating on his computer screens. From enlarged photographs of the most prestigious houses in Britain and sleek images of Edward Barnsley furniture to snaps of happy wedding couples and grinning celebraties. Photography for Michel started off as a hobby, and, after working with large format cameras, he became a graduate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. He gained his Licentiateship in May 1989 and eventually gained an associate and fellowship too. There is no typical day in the life of an advertising photographer, which is what he calls himself. It could consist of a few telephone calls in the morning followed by some studio shots or a trip to Bedales or even London. A recent trip to London saw him photographing 35 David Camerons protesting against animal cloning for food. Among Michel’s biggest customers are Companion World Farming (CWF), Jackson Stops and Virgin Galactic; his



Local theatre autumn programme A guide to what’s on stage in Petersfield this Autumn. By Jessica Rogers

local clients include Bedales and The Edward Barnsley workshop. He’s lucky enough to mingle with the rich and famous; working with the likes of Joanna Lumley for CWF, and snapping Ringo Starr at a party he was hired to photograph, “That was the only time my knees wobbled,” admits Michel. A huge part of why everyone in Michel’s photographs looks so at ease is because of his friendly and chatty demeanour. “You have to make them laugh or you never get what you want.” Michel will only do two weddings a year, so that he can keep up the energy and enthusiasm for each event. He says that when he presses the shutter he will always have an idea of the outcome of the photo. “Anyone can take a photograph, it’s the editing that’s the real task.” Michel can spend hours in his studio correcting and perfecting the colour and levels of his images by eye. Even in a busy life, Michel Focard still manages to put back into the community by volunteering as the official photographer of Petersfield Youth Theatre and The Petersfield Museum. These organisations, he says, are great fun and a pleasure to work with. Michel Focard,

Lion and Unicorn Players The Lion and Unicorn Players are bringing to Petersfield one of the greatest comedies in the last 200 years, Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. It shows this autumn season between 11-13 November. This mid-19th century play is set in Russia involving an unfortunate case of mistaken identity which sends the village spiralling into a world of panic and betrayal. This new version sets a witty parallel including events closer to home. David Francombe, the director of this production, says: “The Government Inspector exposes the corruption of a provincial town in a way that is both funny and satirical.” Tickets go on sale 18th October at One Tree Books, Lavant Street, Petersfield. The Lion and Unicorn Players, 01730 261199 Petersfield Youth Theatre Petersfield Youth Theatre is back this autumn season with two more high-quality performances to add to their collection. Between Saturday 18 September and Saturday 25 October members of the youth theatre between the ages of 12 and 18 will be performing the all singing, all dancing production of Crazy for You. Set in America this high-energy comedy, full of unexpected plot twists and mistaken identities, is a guaranteed feel-good show. Artistic Director Nick Ashton is known for putting his own mark in every show, creating a new and fresh feeling yet holding on to the original songs and emotions that are carried with the play, keeping it just as we all remembered. The second spectacle - from Thursday 30 September to Sunday 3 October is the hilarious adaptation of Pirates of Penzancé. This adaptation will suit the younger performers of the theatre group and promote their comic skills and all-rounded ability. This play is predicted to have the “audience in stitches” so the Festival Theatre, Petersfield, will be a place of laughter and enjoyment this autumn. PYT,

The Winton Players This Petersfield-based dramatic society, produce four productions a year, with the autumn feature coming up in October. The play being performed is On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson, best known as the academy award winning film featuring Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. This version will be directed by Penny Young, and is set in a pond side holiday cottage. This production will be showing at the Petersfield Festival Hall on the 14, 15, 16 October. Tickets will be on sale after 13 September from the Tourist Information Centre. Winton Players, 01730 263812 Adnan al-Sayegh: Iraqi author and poet

Write Angle In 2008, Write Angle received second place in the Life in Petersfield Awards in the arts and entertainment category. September marks the third anniversary of Write Angle at The Square Brewery, Petersfield, and, to celebrate, the recently discovered comedienne Kate Tym will be their special performer. As soon as Write Angle noticed her performing at Apples &Snakes, Southampton they booked her due to her “humour and remarkable talent.” Write Angle provides more entertainment in October with the renowned Iraqi Author/Poet, Adnan al-Sayegh often considered as “one of the most original voices of the generation of Iraqi poets.” His poetry has been described as “sharp and crafted with elegance, with an intense passion for freedom, love and beauty.” He mainly focuses on the devastation of wars, horrors of dictatorship and also the concerns of his life. Write Angle, 07834 316040 L Issue 24 September/October 2010

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Proud progress Petersfield Cricket Club is making excellent progress on all fronts. By Andy Salmon he players are enjoying their cricket and some success this season. Plans are already in place for the winter and next summer which will mean that the club will be able to provide more cricket for young and older players in the community.


Boys’ colts The best result was by the U15s, managed and coached by Mark Friend and Phil Newman. They finished the season unbeaten and won their league. This is a result of a steady improvement over the years and some boys who have turned into talented cricketers. The U17s reached the quarter final of the Hampshire Cup by beating Liphook in a thrilling match but were playing a year above themselves in the league. Nearly 25 U7s turn up regularly to the coaching provided by the younger players in the club led by Tom White. Many of the U13s were new to cricket and, although they haven’t won, they have showed

improvement in every game they have played under the guidance of manager Richard Thomas and coach Marcus Sampson. The U11s, managed and coached by Paddy May with the help of Matt Salmon and Don Crawford, also finished second in their league. The U9s, coached and managed by Kevan Tate, finished second in their league and have tremendous strength in depth within the squad. They won the Gosport festival in July beating Hambledon, Portsmouth and Locksheath which shows the great progress that they are making. PCC have also run a popular development squad at U7.

finished the season winning the plate final easily against Andover at the Basingstoke Festival, bringing home a trophy for the cabinet in the process. The club has 15 girls between the ages of 9 and 15 and played six games and two tournaments this season. Next year the club hopes to work even closer with TPS and provide three girls’ teams at U11, U13 and U15 age groups.

Girls’ colts The starting of a girls’ squad this season from the Hampshire Cricket Board Club Development Programme has been a tremendous success. Managed and coached by Chris Russell with the help of Claire Allen from The Petersfield School. The girls

Senior cricket The efforts put into the colts are starting to bear fruit in the senior teams. The 1st XI under the captaincy of Ash Spencer has had a fine run of success and in mid-August was in sixth place in Regional Division 1 of the Hampshire Cricket league with an

From little acorns ... The annual Petersfield RFC mini workshop attracted another posse of youngsters to Penns Place. Andy Millar reports


he 16th mini rugby workshop in midAugust attracted over 110 youngsters aged from 6 to 11 to Petersfield Rugby Club for three mornings of rugby fun. Ball sponsors Terry Alldridge, the club’s honorary Osteopath, Liam & Tracy Starley of IFA Stiles & Company, Petersfield Round Table, and TopGear Live made sure that every participant had a ball to take away. With these balls, players could improve their rugby playing skills. The club is grateful to James Blumlein, the year-group coaches and to the ever-present first aider Wendy Eves for all their hard work which helped to make the weekend such a success. The workshop has proved to be hugely enjoyable for players and parents alike, with an average 100+ every year for the last 16 years. It provides a great gateway to a lifelong involvement in rugby by introducing boys and girls to the game. Many senior players started here at Penns Place. The only regret for the older hands is that modern life leads many young players, boys and girls, to move or drift away from the game. “A great shame,” said Chairman Peter Caines. “These kids put so much in and perhaps play their sport away from here or give up altogether.”


outside chance of promotion. The second XI under the captaincy of Andy Clarke were top of the Regional Division 4 League, a promotion is almost guaranteed, with hopes of being champions. The third XI under Nick Blakstad and the Sunday XI under Marcus Sampson have won four games in a row which means that as of the middle of August all senior teams have been unbeaten for over a month. The Sunday team has been a great success in attracting older players back into cricket again. Petersfield CC has taken huge strides to build a cricket club, which can be sustained in the future and will make the community proud.

Fiona stars for England women

F James Blumlein (centre) with Tracey and Liam Starley from sponsors Stiles & Company He reminded the attendees that there is always a place for the ‘prodigals’ at Petersfield. What was good to see, he pointed out, was the number of former players there, now coaching and helping to underpin the great wealth of talent at Petersfield RFC. * The Petersfield RFC seniors start their new season with the 1st XV promoted to London Division Soutth-west 3. The 1st XV fixtures in September and October are: September: 11 v Ellingham & Ringwood (a); 18 v Sandown & Shanklin (h); 25 v Old Wimbledonians (a). October: 2 v Fordingbridge (a); 9 v Winchester (h); 23 v Teddington (a); 30 v Old Wellingtonians (h)

iona Pocock, from Perersfield, is now one of the leading try scorers for the England women’s team. She scored England’s first try in their opening match of the 2010 World Cup against Ireland in August. England women, world champions in 1994, won that match 27-0, overcoming dogged defence by the Irish. Then Fiona scored a hat-trick of tries as England thrashed Kazakhstan 82-0 in their second game in Pool B at Surrey Park in Guildford. Fiona, who appeared on the cover of Life in Petersfield this spring, began her rugby career as a youngster at Petersfield RFC. The winners of each group, plus the best of the three runners-up, qualified for the semifinals in early September, when the event moved to the Stoop, Twickenham. The final is on Sunday 5 September. New Zealand, conquerors of England in the last two finals, were in fine form in the early rounds. England women are also favoured as hosts having achieved the Six Nations grand slam five seasons in a row.

For results, reports and photos, go to: Issue 24 September/October 2010


Hot cup final

Hard times for Town

Dubai won the Gold Cup polo tournament at Cowdray in July. By Aimee Plant

etersfield Town Football Club have had a difficult start to the 2010-11 season under a new management team. Petersfield lost their first four matches in August – three in the Sydenhams Wessex League Division One, to Ringwood, Stockbridge and AFC Portchester, and one in the FA Cup extrapreliminary round at Camberley. They were facing an exhausting end to August with three games in five days. In the summer Petersfield appointed a new manager, Matt Short (previously first-team coach). Short was the unanimous choice to succeed Paul Ryan, according to club chairman Ian Essai.


his year 20 teams entered the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup, a major international polo event and the premier tournament in the UK. After 40 matches over two months, Dubai Polo team beat Lechuza Caracas 14-12 in the final. Dubai led for most of the first half of the game, but by the end of the fourth chukka the scores were 9-9. In the last two chukkas Dubai took the lead again with goals by Aldolfo Cambasio for a


narrow victory. The champagne was flowing from Veuve Clicquot, who have sponsored the event since 1995, and the VIP tent was brimming with finely dressed guests. Notables included Ruby Wax, Greg Rusedski, Belinda Jagger, and the host Lord Cowdray. The afternoon weather was perfect, with a cloudless sky, as spectators bagged prime spots for their picnic blankets and enjoyed an exciting day.

Other changes included the introduction of Nigel Yates, a former Town centre-half, as reserve-team manager, assisted by Phil Braithwaite. Ian Noble how heads the youth team management, assisted by John Blake (ex-Petersfield and Liss) and James Goulsbra. All five of them came through the Junior ranks to play senior football for Town. Ian Essai added: “The focus is on developing junior talent in the club. This season we have our first ladies’ and veterans’ team, meaning we are even more of a focal point for the town’s sporting community.” Petersfield Town FC:

New anagement team (l to r) John Blake, Ian Noble, James Goulsbra, Matt Short, Phil Braithwaite, Dave Burley and Nigel Yates.


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What’s on SEPTEMBER Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 September Ale at Amberley (Beer festival) Venue: Amberley Museum Contact: 01798 831370 Friday 3 September Antique Auction Venue: Jacobs and Hunt Fine Art Auctioneers Contact: 01730 233933 Saturday 4 September Campcraft Sleepout – Parent and child Venue: The Sustainability Centre, East Meon Price: £75 Contact: 01730 823166 Sunday 5 September Petersfield Farmers’ Market Venue: Petersfield Market Square 7, 11, 12, 22 September September Racing Venue: Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester, West Sussex Contact: 0800 018 8191, Saturday 11 September Alton Farmers’ Market Venue: Alton Thursday 9 September – Saturday 9 October

The Master Builder Venue: The Minerva Theatre, Chichester Contact: 01243 784437 Friday 10 – Sunday 12 September Watercress Line (Autumn Steam Gala) Venue: The Railway Station, Arlesford Contact: 01962 733810 Friday 10 – Saturday 18 September Enron Venue: The Minerva Theatre, Chichester Contact: 01243 784437 Saturday 11 September Butserfest Venue: Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Price: On the door £20/In advance £15 Tuesday 14 September Wine Workshop Venue: Liphook Millennium Centre Contact: Malcolm Traviss, 01428 724001 Thursday 16 September – Sunday 19 September Yurt Making Venue: The Sustainability Centre, East Meon Price: Residential: £358.50 Non-residential: £300

Contact: 01730 823166 Friday 17 - Sunday 19 September Goodwood Revival Venue: Goodwood Motor Circuit Contact: 01243 755055 Saturday 18 September Introduction to Renewable Energy Venue: The Sustainability Centre, East Meon Price: £125 Contact: 01730 823166 Saturday 18 September Watercolour Workshop with Jan Harbon Venue: Gilbert White’s House & Garden Time: 10am – 4pm Contact: 01420 511275 Saturday 18 September Watercolour workshop Venue: Gilbert Whites House and Gardens Contact: 01420 511275 Sunday 19 September Round Construction Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 19 – Monday 20 September Practical Archaeology Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Contact: 02392 598838

Sunday 20 September Petersfield Area Historic Society: Monthly walk around town Venue: meet at St Peter’s Church, The Square Time: 2.30 - 4pm Price: Free Tuesday 21 September Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society: The Second Time Around Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Contact: 01730 263156 Thursday 23 September Exclusive Champagne Dinner Venue: Langrish House Cost: £65.00 per person (includes wines during dinner, coffee and petits fours. Friday 24 September – Saturday 16 October A Month in the Country Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre Contact: 01249 784437 Saturday 25 September A joyous tradition – singing folk songs in harmony Venue: West Dean College Contact: 0844 4994408

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 September Steam and Vintage weekend Venue: The Rural Life Centre, Surrey Contact: 01252 795571 Saturday 25 September The Schubert Ensemble Venue: St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Time: 7.30pm Price: £15 Saturday 25 September Midhurst Farmers’ Market Venue: Midhurst Saturday 25 September The Schubert Ensemble Piano Quintet Venue: St Peter’s Church Time: 7.30pm Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 September ‘In and around the cathedral’ exhibition of paintings by local artists Venue: Chichester Cathedral Price: Open Daily Free Entry Sunday 26 September Butser Hill Challenge Venue: Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 10am Contact: 023 9259 5040

OCTOBER Saturday 2 – Sunday 17 October ‘Two’s Company’ by local artists Venue: Gilbert White’s House and Gardens, Selborne Contact: 01420 511275 Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 October Apple Affair Venue: West Dean House and Gardens Contact: 01243 811301 Wednesday 6 October Cookery Demonstration and two-course lunch Venue: Langrish House Time: 11am – 2.30pm Cost: £35 per person Contact: 01730 266941


Friday 8 October Evening with Noel Coward – William Godfree singing at the piano Venue: Langrish House Cost: £35 per person (Includes two course dinner and coffee) Sunday 10 October Blackmoor Apple Tasting Venue: Blackmoor estate near Liss Contact: 01420 47356 Sunday 10 October Season finale Venue: Goodwood Racecourse, Sunday 10 October Apple Pressing and Bottling Venue: The Sustainability

Centre, East Meon Price: £60 Contact: 01730 823 166 Saturday 15 October 2010 Gourmet Game Evening Venue: Langrish House Cost: £45 per person Contact: 01730 266941 Friday 15 – Wednesday 20 October Sing from the heart Venue: West Dean College Contact: 0844 4994408 Tuesday 19 October Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society Interior Designs Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Contact: 01730 263156

Tuesday 19 October Bedales School lunchtime concert Venue: St Peter’s Church Time: 1pm Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October Wizard Week Venue: Mid Hants Railway, Watercress line Contact: 01962 733810 Monday 25- Friday 29 October Haunting Halloween Activities Venue: Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Pre-booking essential Contact: 023 9259 5040 Monday 25 – Friday 29 October Roman Army Week

Venue: Fishbourne Roman Palace Contact: 01243 785 859 Friday 29 October Samhain Celebration (Festival of the Dead) Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Contact: 023 9259 8838

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Fire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters 023 8062 4000


Council Numbers

Petersfield Hospital 01730 263221 (Petersfield Hospital Minor Injuries Unit 8am-8pm, (open every day) The Grange Surgery 01730 267722 The Swan Surgery 01730 264546

East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551 Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182

Police Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

Accredited B & Bs and Hotels in Petersfield Border Cottage, 4 Heath Road, £35-£60 01730 263179 Downsview, 58 Heath Road, £26-£32 01730 264171 Heath Farmhouse, Sussex Road, £25-£30 01730 264709 Langrish House Hotel, East Meon Road, Langrish, GU32 1RN 01730 263374 Southdowns Country Hotel, Trotton GU31 5JN 01730 821521 80 Rushes Road, £25-£30 01730 261638 The Holt, 60 Heath Road, £25-£30 01730 262836

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 Citizens’ Advice Bureau 01730 264887 Community First East Hampshire 01730 710017 Electricity Emergency 0845 770 8090 Environment Agency 08708 506506 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755 Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency) 0207 932 5800 PC Pete 01730 269569 Petersfield & District Lions Club 01730 266362 Relate 02392 827026 Samaritans 08457 909090 South Downs Association of Disabled People & Shop-mobility Services 01730 710474 Southern Water 0845 278 0845

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Leisure Local walks info; Petersfield Bowling Club 01730 264161 Petersfield Bridge Club 01730 263396 Petersfield & District Philatelic Society 01730 264518 Petersfield Library 01730 263451 Petersfield Museum 01730 262601 Petersfield Rugby Football Club 01730 269744/ 01730 265072 Petersfield Swimming Pool 01730 265143 Petersfield Town Football Club 01730 233416 Petersfield Town Juniors Football Club 07703 002676 Steep Lawn Tennis Club 01730 264999 Taro Leisure Centre 01730 263996 Walk to Health 01730 262792 Southsea Sub-Aqua Club 01730 301507 Petersfield Twining Association 01730 302862

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Life in Petersfield - September/October  
Life in Petersfield - September/October  

Glossy, local lifestyle magazine