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ISSUE 34 May - June 2012

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fter months of excitement the Queen’s diamond Jubilee is finally upon us. Petersfield will be marking the event in style and to celebrate, we’ve put together a bumper royal issue filled with everything you need to have a royal extravaganza this June. Kicking things off we’ve got details of everything Petersfield has planned for the fun event, along with our picks of the top royal souvenirs and delicious royal inspired recipes – perfect for Jubilee street parties! Then to help you create that regal look in your home and your wardrobe, we’ve got the best in red, white and blue fashion and interiors. An equally important event (well to us anyway) took place last month as we hosted our fifth annual Life in Petersfield Business and Community awards. Now a key date in the Petersfield calendar, the event was a huge success, filled with top entertainment and worthy Petersfield winners, see page 25 for a full review of the evening. The Olympics are also just around the corner and Petersfield resident,Tracey Richardson, has been filling us in on her Olympics’ journey. So as we burst with patriotic excitement, we hope you’ll enjoy our extra special Life in Petersfield.

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Follow the Olympic flame; Happy camper; Picture Petersfield; Off to the Palace!; Strings bonanza

Diamond Celebration

Jubilee events; recipes and gift ideas

12 Style

Royal review

14 Interiors

Red; white and blue

16 Olympics

Following Tracey Richardson’s Olympic journey

18 Father’s finds

Our pick of Father’s day gifts

20 Gardening

Summer tips for your garden

22 Education 4

News from local schools

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jubilee 25 Awards

Life in Petersfield 2012 Awards

32 Events

Goodwood festival of speed; Cowdray park polo club; Japanese day; Petersfield spring festival; Chamber music festival

34 Business news

Food, music and style; It’s good to mediate; Home is where The George is; New style in Petersfield; Petersfield business brains; Spinning for Sports Relief; Flavour of the month; Knot just another wool shop

40 What’s on 41 Competition Chocolate Frog

42 Directory

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38 Health

Posture and pain; Walk your way to fitness; Petersfield smile; Facial rejuvenation; Sun safety

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Follow the Olympic flame The London 2012 organisers LOCOG have revealed the Olympic Torch will arrive in Petersfield at 8.30am on Monday 16 July. The torch will take approximately half an hour to travel through the town, before leaving Hampshire and heading towards West Sussex. The Torch, which travels in two modes – Convoy mode or Torchbearer mode – will arrive from Portsmouth at The Causeway in Convoy mode. This means the Olympic Flame will not be on display. Once at the start point, it will switch to Torchbearer mode and the Flame will be carried through the streets of Petersfield and become available for the public to see. The Flame will be carried by Torchbearers along The Causeway, into Dragon Street, before turning onto the High Street, then continuing through Chapel Street. At the end of Chapel Street the Torch will then turn right into Station Road and up through Ramshill before ending this leg of the journey, near Churcher’s College.

The Olympic Flame will then revert back to Convoy mode and depart to the next destination. To view the street level route through Petersfield you can visit uk/ehdc/2012.nsf/webpages/Torch+Relay

Relay route through Petersfield

Happy camper Petersfield School pupil, Will Grange, has successfully completed his year long fundraising camp. The 13-year-old Scout spent every night in the great outdoors in a bid to raise money for the Sheet Scouts Hut Appeal Fund.

Will Grange

Sleeping through snow, rain, gales and temperatures as low as -10 c, Will raised an impressive £2,700 for the Scouts. When asked how he found his first night back in a bed Will said, “I felt way too hot - I am now sleeping without the duvet! The first night back in my bed I kept almost falling out of bed when I rolled over!” Will hasn’t decided what his next challenge will be but if anything exciting comes up he will definitely consider it. “I would like to thank all the generous people who donated to the Scout Hut Fund and also gave me fantastic support during my camping year.”

Off to the palace! Last June Petersfield Youth Theatre ran a very successful campaign as part of the Jubilee Peoples’ Millions Award, in conjunction with Meridian News. They went head to head with another group in the Meridian area, gathering the greatest Alex Bushell and Nik Ashton. number of Photo by Michel Focard de votes in Great Fontefiguirers. Britain in the 6

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process, and were delighted to be awarded a grant of £60,000 towards the renovation of their building in Heath Road. With an additional £20,000 raised themselves, the refurbishment work has now started and should be completed by 4 May. In recognition of this, their Artistic Director, Nik Ashton, was invited to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party this spring. The invitation was for two, and it was decided that he should be accompanied by the oldest PYT member, Alex Bushell. With strict dress rules in place, Alex and Nik scour the PYT wardrobe for suitable outfits, though a jacket from the recent production of ‘Les Misérables’ will probably not meet the ‘uniform’ criteria! Petersfield Youth Theatre, 01730 266730

Picture Petersfield Petersfield Tourist Information Centre is running a photographic competition to celebrate Petersfield’s 2012 events. To enter, simply submit your entry before the 7 May to the centre. The winning 12 photographs will be used in a calendar for 2013. “The photographs should illustrate a view within Petersfield or one of its surrounding villages and must capture an aspect of the historical or cultural heritage of the area,” Graham Haynes of East Hampshire Tourist Information Centre explains. “A prize will be awarded for each of the 12 winning photographs and winners will be announced during the Jubilee celebrations.” Entry forms are available from the Petersfield Tourist Information Centre. Petersfield Tourist Information Centre, 01730 268829

Strings Bonanza Saturday 24 March saw the Petersfield Area Schools’ String Orchestra host a massive Strings Bonanza. The musical event featured performances from over 160 string players at the Petersfield Festival Hall in a celebration of youthful string playing, in Petersfield and South East Hampshire. PASSO and other individual ensembles, which included the Hampshire String Training orchestra, the South East Strings and the Alton Mini Vs, each performed a short programme to show case their talents. This was followed by all 160 players joining together in an extraordinary finale to perform Caribbean Capers (a calypso written by Bonanza organiser Gideon Baker) and Palladio by Karl Jenkins. To a packed Festival Hall, this truly formed the climax of “a crescendo of festivals” for PASSO, a youth orchestra who this year represents 16 schools from the Petersfield and Meon Valley area. The 16 June will also see the PASSO Playday in the studio at TPS. Here the orchestra will play host to German-born violinist Sara Deborah Struntz and her Italian husband and pianist Alessandro Timossi. This internationally renowned duo will give a lunchtime recital at 12.45pm, which will be open to the public as well as providing inspiration for the young string players of PASSO and a fantastic opportunity for them to witness a world class string player at first hand. 01730 267341,

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Diamond Jubilee

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Petersfield will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style with a full day of events on Monday 4 June 2012 In the morning there will be 60 cars and 60 motor bikes, all British, covering the Queen’s lifetime. They will be on show in The Square and High Street. At 11.15am there will be a formal ceremony in The Square and a capsule will be buried for 100 years beneath a specially created mosaic. After the formalities bands will entertain and there will be time to find lunch in the town centre. At around 2pm a procession of residents in 1950’s costume will set off for The Heath,

where a traditional fete will be in full swing with lots of stalls, tug-of-war competitions and a raft race. There will also be a parade of vehicles around the Town at 2.30pm, with many of the vehicles finishing on The Heath. On The Heath in the evening there will be dancing to a large band with a programme of 40s and 50s music. The bar will be open and there will be a hog roast. As darkness falls at about 10pm a procession of specially made lanterns will make its way around the Heath Pond and,

as the procession ends, there will be a blazing tribute to the Queen on the Pond. Hundreds of lanterns will be made in local schools in the weeks leading up to Jubilee Day. Adults, families, workplace or community groups wishing to make lanterns are invited to an open workshop. For further details, or if you would like to take part, particularly in the lantern making, please contact Vaughan Clarke on or on 01730 268206.

Left: Front cover of Jubilee Souvenir Booklet (now available at the Museum; One Tree Books, and Tourist Office) Above: A classic car from 1926 (the year of the Queen’s birth) to be seen on the Square on June 4.


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Right: Lantern-making for the Lantern Parade around The Heath Pond at 10 pm on June 4.

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Royal selections Regal treats Fit for a queen, the House of Dorchester has released a selection of Diamond Jubilee commemorative chocolates. The stylish range of chocolates is ideal for a gift or souvenir to serve as a happy reminder of the historic royal event. Featuring House of Dorchester milk, white and dark 70% chocolates, the Diamond Jubilee House of Dorchester,

Diamond standard If you want to really treat yourself this Diamond Jubilee, these diamond rings from Picketts and Pursers are perfect for creating a royal look and will be around for Jubilees to come. Picketts and Pursers, 01730 264244, Party time With tea tins, mugs, aprons and even Empire ‘Make your Own Paper Chains’! The Name UK has everything you need for a right royal knees up! The Name UK, 01730 300229 All you need is Love Board’, £65, Empire Tea Tin, £8.99, Vintage Round Queen Tin, £12, Empire ‘Make your own Paper Chains’, £8.50, Mugs, £4.99, Union Jack Apron, £12.50

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House of Dorchester’s Diamond Jubilee commemorative chocolates. Diamond Jubilee Crown praline chocolates packs, £6.99, crown praline chocolate box, £6.49, and Diamond Jubilee fine milk chocolate bars, £2.35.

Diamond three stone ring, £6,850.00 2. Ruby & diamond three stone ring. £6,500 3. Sapphire & diamond three stone ring.  £4,375.

If you are celebrating the Jubilee with a street party this June then be sure to try out Fomuse’s delicious recipe for a royal extravaganza. Crispy Jubilee Chicken with sweet corn frittas and lemon mayonnaise served with saffron rice Ingredients Crispy chicken sticks Corn fed chicken breasts x 2 Desiccated coconut x 250gm Flaked almonds 100 gm Sesame seeds 1 tbs Cashew nuts 100gm (roughly chopped ) Jamaican jerk spices White bread crumbs (approx 1/4 of a loaf ) Eggs x 2 Plain flour Vegetable oil for deep frying The dip 1 tbsp Mayonnaise 3 tbsp Creme fraiche Squeeze of Lemon juice to taste Sweet corn frittas Sweetcorn on the cob x 2 or 200gm Fresh Coriander Spring onions x 6 finely chopped Chilli x1 med spice (personal choice) Chives 2 tbsp Plain flour 100gm Baking powder 1 tbsp 1x Egg Seasoning Method Crispy chicken sticks First clean the chicken and discard any fat. Then cut the chicken breast crossways into strips roughly thumb size and generously coat in the Jamaican jerk spices and season with salt. Once this is done feed the chicken strips onto wooden skewers length ways (no more than 2 per skewer. ) If you don’t have skewers don’t worry they are just as good without!! Now place the breadcrumbs, nuts, sesame seeds and coconut into a bowl. Take 2 shallow dishes and place the whisked eggs into one and the flour into the other. Roll the chicken pieces in flour then egg and then the crumb mix and finally squeezing with your

Royal Hallmark To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee, local jewellers, Trevor Towner have created 100, 22mm high limited edition thimbles. The new thimbles incorporate a pageant theme, based on the celebrations due to take place along the River Thames in London, as a stylised silver gilt frieze around the base. A special Diamond Jubilee Hallmark is also included in the full British Hallmark on the thimble and as a larger size on the top. As well as the thimble, Trevor Towner will also be creating a Hallmark collection including a silver tie slide, £55, paper knife, £275 and bangle, £170. Trevor Towner, 01730 261613

hand to mould the crumbs to the chicken. Place in the fridge for at least 1/2 hr if you can. Sweet corn frittas Sift the flour, baking powder and seasoning into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the egg and then gradually beat in the milk to form a smooth batter. Then you can add the herbs, spring onions and chilli if you want. Place in the fridge until you are ready to use. The dip Now you can make the dip. In the photo the chef used a home made sweet chilli and roasted red pepper dip but in truth he thinks the lemon works better! So just mix the mayo, creme fraiche, squeeze of lemon juice and season. Again cover in cling film and place in the fridge till you need it. (another nice idea is to serve with fresh mango and lime salsa) Cooking Firstly cook the chicken as it will take longer. This can be done on a baking tray in the oven at about 200c with a generous drizzle of oil or, for better results, deep fry or shallow fry in a frying pan. There needs to be plenty of oil to get the crispy effect but please be careful!! For the sweet corn frittas either deep fry at about 170c or use a frying pan like the chicken. Using a tablespoon scoop out the mix into the fryer. They will probably take about 2-3 mins per side and should be light an fluffy due to the baking powder. Check one first to see they are cooked through? Finally, pour yourself a nice glass of crisp dry white wine or a cold beer and tuck into a jubilee feast!! Fomuse,

Diamond Jubilee Hallmarked Silver Bangle, £170 Diamond Jubilee Hallmarked Silver Tie Slide, £55 Diamond Jubilee Hallmarked Silver Paper Knife £275

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6. Oui soft denim jacket, £165, Oui spotty jumper, £105, Oui scarf, £49, Willow 7. Deep ruby/gold bias paisley print silk velvet evening dress, from £1,800, Katherine Cusack Couture 8. Vivienne Martin handmade jewellery. Earrings, £70, Necklace, £80, Willow

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Red, white blue Our selection of patriotic inspired interiors

British lambswool Union Jack throw, great for a Jubilee picnic, £95, Inside Out

Felt Rug, £196, Red zig zag stool/ sidetable, £175, Holly’s House

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London 2012 – I’ll be there!

Petersfield resident Tracey Richardson lets us in on her Olympics’ journey to transform 10,000 individuals arriving at As soon as the announcement was made that Wembley Arena into a 10,000 strong team. This London was to be the host city for the 2012 was achieved with clear messages, delivered Olympic and Paralymic Games I decided I with confidence, professionalism, friendliness wanted to be part of it. and a sense of fun. Knowing I wouldn’t be pulling on a Team Next was Role Specific training, my first GB shirt for any sporting activity – Zumba chance to meet fellow volunteers and not being an Olympic discipline - I had to members of staff in the Media and PR Team find some other way to get involved. So when that I’ll be working with. What a great bunch the call came for volunteer “Games Makers” I of highly skilled, committed professionals. immediately signed up. Combine this with the state of the art The journey since then has been facilities we’ll have at our disposal remarkably efficient and and I left the session with a real impressive. From online Tracey Richardson sense of confidence that we’ll application through to deliver a great service. attending a Selection Event As I wrote the dates of and then the email, I’d been my volunteering shifts in hoping for, offering me my diary it finally became the opportunity to take tangible - I’ll be there. up a Games Maker role Just three days after I join at both the Olympic and my friends to welcome Paralympic Games. the Olympic Torch as it I will be one of 250,00 comes through Petersfield, employees, contractors and I’ll be at the Olympic volunteers making the Games Park helping to deliver the happen – the biggest team the greatest show on earth. It’s very country has ever put together to exciting - a little scary but most of all a stage an event. fabulous opportunity and an experience I’m I’m thrilled that my Games Maker role is in sure I will never forget. the Media and PR Team, based at the Main So bring it on! I’m proud to be part of the Media Centre at the Olympic Park in Stratford. 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in We will be responsible for setting the news London this summer. agenda, answering journalist’s questions and Tracey Richardson has been a resident of dealing with issues 24 hours a day 7 days a Petersfield for 12 years. week. I’m in no doubt that we will be under She works as an independent consultant to constant pressure and the hours will be long, the Not For Profit sector and volunteers for but I look forward to playing my part and am Community First East Hampshire and the sure we will have many fun stories to share Association of Petersfield Businesses. after the event. With the initial excitement over, the training To follow Tracey’s Games Maker news – read her schedule kicked in. The first session was blogs at Orientation. It took just a couple of hours 16

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Wine in a Day

For wine lovers the General Wine Company are offering a special Wine in a Day gift. Here your father will spend a fun day learning about wines from around the world, how to blind taste and identify wines, the art of food and wine matching. The day also includes a delicious lunch and absolutely no prior wine knowledge is required! The General Wine Company, 01730 235923

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Now we all know women are crazy for their shoes, but we’re sure your dad will love these fun shoe paperweights from Inside Out. At £27.50 a pair they make the perfect addition to any office. Inside Out, 01730 710717

their bike does) the Muc-Off, 8-in-1 Bike Cleaning Kit, £39.99, all the items needed for a thoroughly clean, ready bicycle. The container also duals up as a parts washer / storage tub. Cyclelife, 01730 266644

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From cars to golf, there’s something for every interest at One Tree Books with their variety of books. Their wide range of gifts also include fun extras like their Cricket mugs for £7.99, a Scalextric Jigsaw for £12.99 and even a Globe for £6.99. Greeting cards are also available from £1.90. One Tree Books, 01730 261199

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Golf lunch

To give your dad a break from the washing up, Old Thorns Manor Hotel will be providing a sumptuous lunch. Dads can enjoy a traditional Sunday roast, with a choice of pork, turkey or beef, seasonal vegetables and home-made gravy.  After lunch you can then treat your dad to a round of golf or a drink in the Atrium champagne and cocktail bar. Old Thorns, 01428 787544

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Here comes the summer Keep beans, especially runners, really well watered if the weather is at all dry. Make sure that all newly planted vegetables are also kept moist at the base so that they can establish well. Apply or top-up mulch to the soil around the base of all your veg plants as

Stansted Park Garden Show The 15-17 June will see the return of Stansted Park’s Garden Show. The annual event has everything you need to add a fresh look to your garden and home. With beautiful plants, gifts, art, crafts, sculptures, country foods and wines to sample and even the chance to indulge in relaxing complementary therapies - there really is something for everyone. The popular Plant Doctors will be on hand again to solve any gardening problems. There will also be a diverse selection of workshops, talks and demonstrations including how to create garden containers out of recycled waste and the principles of good garden design. For more details see our what’s on guide on pg 40 01243 538456 20

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As summer approaches gardening expert Pippa Greenwood shares her top gardening tips this will help to conserve vital moisture. Watch out for earwigs munching holes in the petals of clematis – if they are a real nuisance, trap them using the traditional method of upturned flower pots stuffed full of straw or shredded paper and placed on top of canes close to the plants. Before they fade, foliar feed the leaves of daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs with a suitable fertiliser. This will help to give them a boost and should improve flowering next year. As soon as the risk of frosts (and hail!) is past, give house-plants a holiday and place them in a warm, sheltered spot in the garden. Keep them fed and watered regularly and they’ll really benefit from the fresh air. When flowers fade on herbaceous perennials remove them so that energy is not wasted on seed formation – this should encourage more flowers later on and keep the plant itself really sturdy. Keep on feeding and deadheading bedding plants in pots, baskets and other containers so that plenty more flowers develop. If the roses have faded then dead head

these too, cutting them back to leafy growth. If left in place grey mould often develops on the stem and flowering is inhibited. As soon as they are good and plump, cut the heads from globe artichokes – they taste best if cut when good and plump but before the scales toughen and start to open. In June take cuttings from favourite penstemons and helianthemums and root them in a sandy cuttings compost. Swap cuttings with friends for an even better display next year. Weigelas and philadelphus which have finished flowering can be pruned – cut out all the stems that have just flowered and leave the new growth in place.

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Schools around

education supplement

Directory of local schools

Growing appeal


hildren from Steep Primary School have been busy planting over 100 new oak trees. Working under the guidance of the local Tree Warden, Drake Hocking, the trees celebrate the area’s successful Cllr Ken Carter, Chairman of EHDC (left) and Tree Warden Tree Warden scheme. Drake Hocking help Iona and Zach plant an oak in Steep The scheme was one woodland of many in the district to promote an interest in trees planted it. The trees will be looked after by and the local environment amongst children. the children as they establish over the coming More than 40 Steep pupils planted trees months. over four separate days and each tree has Steep Primary School, 01730 263988 been tagged with the name of the child who

Musical marvel

Mr Williamson conducting musicians in St Peter’s Church


itcham Park musicians have been in the spotlight and picking up silverware along the way. At the Portsmouth Music Festival the Junior Choir,

Senior Choir and Barbershop Group, led by Head of Music, Mr Ed Williamson and Music Teachers Ms Cox and Mrs Jones, impressed judges with their singing winning a host of awards. Head of Music Ed Williamson said, “I am so proud of all who took part and as you can imagine delighted with what the pupils achieved. It was truly a great weekend for the DPS singers and DPS!” Following this success the musicians took part in a lunchtime recital at St Peter’s Church in Petersfield. This involved a programme of light music where the pupils performed an array of accomplished solo and group performances. Ditcham Park, 01730 825659

Going green


ear Three from Churcher’s College Junior School went eco-friendly earlier this month when they visited the Sustainability Centre. “It was an ideal opportunity for the children to learn about the 3Rs – reduce, recycle and reuse and see renewable energy first hand,” said Mrs. Munro. The children saw how solar energy and wind turbines are used and the different ways to be eco friendly by using natural resources for building homes – like wood, straw bales, lime plastering.  The class also visited a working yurt which uses energy from solar panels and a wood burner. The children enjoyed doing many activities and finished the day making a woodland spirit for the centre’s wood. Churcher’s College, 01730 263033


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roxfield Infant School has gone into egg production. As they eagerly awaited their chicken to lay its first eggs, the pupils’ patience finally paid off with the arrival of two small, pale blue eggs. Bluebell was one of four Bantam chicks hatched at school in the autumn term (her three brothers found other homes amongst the staff), while Daffodil came to the school as a pullet or young hen. Animals were high on the list when the children talked about how best to use the school’s outdoor space. They are involved in all aspects of their care, from choosing names to feeding and mucking out. “This is such a rich and absorbing experience for the children,” says Mrs Sue Barry, Headteacher. Two of their reception pupils agree; “Getting the eggs is the best bit – we can have even more school dinners!” Froxfield Infant School, 01730 827251

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Uniform visit


he Royal School’s Daycare and Nursery children enjoyed three special visitors recently. The first visitor was PC Simpkin, a policeman at Heathrow Airport, who told the children about his job and gave them the chance to try on his hats. The second visitors were Mr and Mrs Painter, both paramedics, who brought their ambulance to show the children.  The children then learnt about their jobs, got to go inside the ambulance and hear the siren.  Girls in Years 10 and 11 also welcomed visitors from the Army Student Presentation Team and learnt about the diverse roles open to women in the Army.  Royal School, 01428 604096

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Life Awards Winners

Petersfield Presents Petersfield hosts Life in Petersfield’s fifth annual Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards


he people of Petersfield gathered to celebrate the best of Petersfield with the fifth Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards on Friday 30 March at the Festival Hall. Top winners included Colin Smith, the Personality of the Year; Charlie Day, the Young Achiever of the Year; and the Petersfield Food Festival, the Event of the Year, which was decided on the night by public vote. The exciting event, sponsored by East Hampshire District Council, featured fantastic performances from Petersfield Academy of Dance; the Petersfield School; Churchers Jazz Band; and Petersfield Youth Theatre. Each of the winners and highly commended in 15 categories were greeted by a cheering sell-out crowd and a fun evening was had by all. Host Karen Sheppard, Regional

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Managing Director of Tindle News, wished congratulations to the winners, to those who were highly commended, and to all those who entered. Karen went on to thank the many people and business organisations who contributed to the occasion. After the evening Karen said, “I am very proud to have been a part of the Petersfield Community and Business Awards for the first time this year as Tindle. Thanks to all our supporters and sponsors we had a very successful awards evening.  I was most particularly impressed with the quality of the entries and must say the successful nominations were all very worthy winners.  The LiP team are already putting plans into place for an even bigger and better event for 2013 so I look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

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Thank you to all our fantastic contributors who made the evening possible…


Regional Managing Director of Tindle News Karen Sheppard

Stuart Barden, Barden Contracts Group Ltd, Emile Jung Sports award winner, Karen Sheppard

Petersfield Academy of Dance

Giles Cleverley, Syn-Star


Town Mayor, George Watkinson Head boy at The Petersfield School, Charlie Essex Tracey Richardson, from the Association of Petersfield Businesses Bill Gosney, Littlejohn Bathrooms, Executive Director East Hampshire District Council, Tom Horwood Philipa Yugin-Power, Churcher’s College Petersfield Town Council and the Festival Hall staff 1927 (Petersfield) SGN Air Cadets Kestrel The Herald Design Studio Designing the awards material

Barclays Bank

Supplying the pens

One Tree Books

Ticket sales and coordination

Maureen Frost, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Rob Smith Operations Director of Morgan Innovation and Technology Ltd Business of the Year, Karen Sheppard

Steve Jacob and Ben Errey, Petersfield Festivals, Best new Business winners


Providing the tables

Petersfield District Scouts Serving the food


Giving Champagne to each of our winners

South Downs College pupils; Oliver Greenham, Ryan Lackenby and Stephen Pearson

Filming the event

Petersfield Round Table Looking after the bar

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Rhona Russell, Charlie Day Young achiever of the year winner, Karen Sheppard

Printing the programme, tickets and voting slips

Fine Framing

Framing each of the awards

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Providing plants for the table decorations and greenery on the evening

Langrish House

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Academy Arts and Crafts

Giving cards

The Stay Sha Neri Shop Donating gold envelopes

Secret Garden Flowers by Design

Wrapping table decorations

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Susan Pellet, Ann’s Prams, Retailer of the year

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Simon Bond, Cyan Solutions, Lesley Preston and Julie Amor The Petersfield Infant School, Green Initiative, Karen Sheppard

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David Jones, Cox Manning, Fusion Bar One team, Restaurant of the year, Karen Sheppard

Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award winner Vaughan Clarke

The Petersfield School

Karen Sheppard, Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award winner Vaughan Clarke, Andrea Fawell, Sales & Marketing Director of Kebbell Homes

Stuart Barden, Barden Contracts Group Ltd

The Petersfield School

Robert Jones, Lillyfields Care, Karen Betancourt-Jess, The Bereavement Counselling Charity Not for Profit Organisation/ Charity of the Year, Karen Sheppard

Andy Reeves, Britannia Reeves, Air Cadet Warrant Officer Regan Hawthorn, Commanding Officer Alex Blyth, Volunteer of the Year, Lucy Asbridge, Sergeant Air Cadet, Karen Sheppard

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Roll of honour

The Award Winners and Highly Commended Best New Business Award (sponsored by Syn-Star) Winner: Petersfield Festivals. Highly commended: B2B Management Consultancy, Fusion Bar One. Green Initiative Award (sponsored by Cyan Solutions) Winner: The Petersfield Infant School Highly commended: Fitzroy Rural Skills Project, Borough Grove Low Carbon Refurbishment.

Karen Sheppard, Andy Coe and Philip Watts Milland Community Shop, Best Local/Community Initiative, Sandie Wooden

Churcher’s College Jazz Band

Not for Profit Organisation/Charity of the Year Award (sponsored by Lillyfields Care) Winner: The Bereavement Counselling Charity. Highly commended: East Hants Domestic Abuse Service, Fitzroy Rural Skills Project. Retailer of the Year Award (sponsored by Cox Manning) Winner: Ann’s Prams. Highly commended: The Name UK, One Tree Books. The Pub/Restaurant/Cafe of the Year Award (sponsored by 7 Accounts): Winner: Fusion Bar One. Highly commended: La Piazzetta, Half Moon at Sheet.

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Business of the Year (sponsored by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce) Winner: Morgan Innovation and Technology Ltd. Highly commended: ID Data Cards; Booked PR. Best Local/Community Initiative (sponsored by Rowlands Funeral Services) Winner: Milland Community Shop. Highly commended: Walk4Dreams; Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award (sponsored by Kebbell Homes) Winner: Vaughan Clarke. Highly commended: Community First for East Hampshire; Neil Mundy. Arts and Entertainment Award (sponsored by One Tree Books) Winner: The Petersfield School 2011 Rock Challenge Team. Highly commended: Write Angle; Petersfield Theatre Group. Sports Award (sponsored by Barden Contracts Group Ltd) Winner: Emilie Jung. Highly commended: Daniel Johnson; PRFC U6. Volunteer of the Year Award (sponsored by Reeves of Petersfield) Winner: Alex Blyth. Highly commended: Jhon Cosgrove; Colin Smith. Event of the Year (sponsored by Alitex) Winner: Petersfield Food Festival. Highly commended: MAGStock, October Rosemary Foundation Fundraising event. Teacher of the Year Award (sponsored by Biscoes Solicitors) Winner: Macie J Pulaczewski. Highly commended: Miss Ford, Ms Dee Bukbardis. Young Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Rhona Russell) Winner: Charlie Day. Highly commended: William Grange, Emilie Jung. Petersfield Personality of the Year (sponsored by Petersfield Festivals) Winner: Colin Smith Highly commended: Jhon Cosgrove, Sue Clarke. Issue 34 May / June 2012

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Nelly Hall, Alitex, Bill Oversby, Philippa Steward and Ben Errey, Petersfield Food Festival, Event of the Year winner, Karen Sheppard

Steve Jacob, Petersfield Festivals, Personality of the year, Colin Smith, Ben Errey, Petersfield Festivals, Karen Sheppard

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events Lewis Hamilton

Turning Japanese

Goodwood Festival of Speed This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the first appearance of double F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel. Sebastian joins a line up of top drivers attending the festival, including his team-mate Mark Webber and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes World Champions, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. The fun event from the 28 June - 1 July will also bring together a selection of vehicles to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. All vehicles will have a direct connection with Her Majesty, with most

never or rarely seen in public before. These will range from formal state limousines, through to personal cars, an aircraft and even a royal train carriage. The Festival of Speed will also be honouring the Lotus, celebrating the company’s past, present and future with the main Central Feature ‘installation’ outside Goodwood House, plus at least 50 significant Lotus race and road cars in action and on display during the festival weekend. Goodwood Festival of Speed, 01243 755055, sport

Cowdray Park Polo Club returns Cowdray Park Polo Club has opened its 2012 season with an exciting programme all set for the summer. The new programme will feature low, medium and high goal polo and the introduction of two new tournaments at four and six goal level. The first major fixture of the season will be on Saturday 19 May when England takes on the USA in The St. Regis International Cup, the first of the UK’s three senior home internationals of 2012. The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship opens on 19 June with over 40 matches in prospect in the runup to the Final on Sunday 15 July. The golden trophy, played at Cowdray Park since 1956,

Cowdray Park Polo Club

is the most coveted prize in polo and the tournament ranks alongside the Argentine and US Opens in world polo terms.

Celebrating centenaries The West Meon Chamber Music Festival will feature works by two leading French composers this year, both with key anniversaries in 2012. Firstly 23 May marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Jean Françaix (1912-1997). Françaix was an accomplished pianist, winning the coveted First Prize in Piano at the Paris Conservatoire when he was 18 and writing numerous piano pieces. He also produced many chamber works and at the West Meon Festival the string players of the Primrose Piano Quartet will perform Françaix’s trio written in 1933. The second celebration for the Primrose 32

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at the West Meon Festival is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Debussy was a key figure in the Impressionist movement and his evocative pieces such as Clair de Lune and La Mer are among the most popular in the repertoire. Among the works by Debussy to be performed at the West Meon Chamber Music Festival, are his Cello Sonata, Violin Sonata and Petite Suite for piano duet. West Meon Chamber Music Festival 14 – 16 September

Japanese day at Petersfield Community Centre

The popular Japanese Day will return to Petersfield for the third year running, bringing the culture, food and traditions of Japan to local residents. Organised by a small educational children’s group, ‘Kowasabi’, the event will be held at 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, 24 June, at Petersfield Community Centre. Originally started to raise funds to support the Kowasabi group, last year the group’s event coincided with the Tsunami tragedy. Local people rallied to the cause and a total of over £3,000 was raised for the Red Cross Appeal. This year they will be sending a percentage of monies to the Tsunami appeal but don’t want to mislead visitors. The main fundraising aim is for the group itself. The event will offer hands-on activities such as the delicate art of calligraphy, under the careful tuition of Japanese hosts. You can have a go at Origami, join a quiet, traditional tea ceremony and watch displays of marshal arts, Karate and Kendou. Also available will be Sushi and Japanese style bread and cut meats to taste and buy.

Festival fever The May Bank Holiday weekend will see the first ever spring festival come to Petersfield. Following on from the success of the summer festival the spring festival is set to be bigger and better. The three-day event will see music on stage in the square starting at 6pm on the Saturday evening, a whole day of entertainment on the Sunday from 10am till 10pm and a final day of entertainment on Monday from 10am till 6pm. The youth of Petersfield will also be recognised during the festival with the first ever Outstanding Youth Awards. Petersfield Festivals, 07976 893813, Issue 34 May / June 2012

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Food, music and service Brothers Toby and Oscar Thornton have launched an exciting new catering business in Petersfield. Combining food, music and service, Fomuse aims to provide quality catering, whatever the occasion. Training at Prue Leith, Toby gained a wide knowledge of the catering industry, working for fourteen years across Europe in first class restaurants, super yachts and the America’s Cup. Equally passionate about food, younger brother Oscar has worked with chef Angela Hartnett, as well as acting as head chef for a small catering business. Oscar also spent time running musical events in London, leading to him starting up and

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running his own festival, now in its third year, and with huge critical acclaim.

Home is where The George is The George pub in Petersfield has seen many a makeover in its time but never one so unique as its latest venture. With new owners Lottie Taylor-Stoakes and boyfriend Oli Lewis the two have brought “Home comforts” into the public house. The new look pub now features twinkling candles, comfy upholstered sofas and chairs, including a luxurious chaise lounge. “We wanted to make this a warm inviting space for people to come and relax. It was also very important to us to make it a child friendly environment that offers good wholesome food for both parents and kids,” explains new owner Lottie.

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Petersfield’s Business Brains

Finding out about the business entrepreneurs in our community

Neil Hawkins

Neil Hawkins

B2B Management Consultancy and Sales Training What inspired your business? After working as a National trouble-shooter for a major corporate organisation, I was asked by many people I had worked with before to return again and help them on a freelance basis. B2B Management Consultancy and Sales Training now concentrates on improving sales and productivity. It offers sales training and workshops, business coaching and management consultancy on either a one-to-one or company wide basis.   What does your business bring to Petersfield? Support, growth, and techniques that really help build stronger businesses no matter what industry it may be. I have also introduced many of my clients to the town in both networking and business referrals with one of my clients now having moved their main office to Petersfield. 34

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Where do you see yourself in the future? I am currently looking at office space within the town and feel that Petersfield will remain the focal point for the business and I hope that, with continued growth and development, I will shortly be able to take on staff and attract other clients into the town.

It’s good to mediate Nothing But Mediation has opened its doors for business at Antrobus House in College Street. Founders Donna Corbin, a solicitor, and Anne Deakin, an accountant, have worked in and around Petersfield for over two decades they became interested in the concept of mediation in the last few years. Anne Deakin explains, “Our role is to facilitate an agreement between the parties by encouraging them to talk privately but openly with us about the issues that are important to them in the dispute. We can assist the parties to look realistically at the options and decide whether they can reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Throughout the process, the mediator guides the parties, but does not make decisions for them.” Nothing But Mediation, 0800 6448858

New style in Petersfield Ali Walters fulfilled a lifelong ambition opening Petersfield’s latest boutique Willow. Ali aims to offer service and quality in a luxurious environment to give Petersfield customers a wonderful shopping experience. “We all deserve a little indulgence sometimes and the arrival of Willow in the lovely market town of Petersfield is here to help provide such an opportunity,” Ali explains. Ali has found making her dream come true a lot of work but, in a little over three weeks, with the help of her family, she was able to successfully open. “The paint may have been drying in the odd place but the open sign went up at 4.30pm on the opening day.” Willow’s eclectic collection of products includes a beautiful selection of Irish handmade jewellery, leather handbags, as well as silver jewellery from artisans in Mexico. Willow, 01730 858786 Issue 34 May / June 2012

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Spinning for Sport Relief The Navigate team cycled the extra mile for Sports Relief. A half-hour charity spin at the Taro Centre was organised by the local firm. Spinning instructor Andy Ranson kindly gave his time to lead the class. Dressed to thrill and armed with plenty of water, the team completed the challenge, managing to prove that they are capable of more than just helping clients. Navigate clients and friends of the company gave generously, and they managed to beat their initial fundraising target of £100 and raised £370. Gareth Gammon, Managing Director, said, “Navigate are committed to the wider community and it is great for us to be able to make a difference.” 01730 235666,

L-R: Gill Cooper, Gareth Gammon, Claire Gammon, Andy Ranson, Nick Keith, Natalie Todd, Florence Howes, Neil Pafford, Julie Blackwell, Dan Vear, Treina Smyth, Emma Gaisford


Knot just another Wool shop Knot Just Wool in the Folly Market, Petersfield is the latest addition to Jean North’s family run business. Jean and her daughters, who all have a vast knowledge of the industry and an enthusiasm to share their skills with others, run the traditional style wool and haberdashery shop. Alongside the yarns the shops also hold a wide range of other products including knitting and crochet patterns, patchwork fabrics, crossstitch supplies, crochet yarns and buttons. The shop will also be selling yarns by Sirdar, Stylecraft, Sublime, Patons and Artesano. Knitting is currently enjoying a resurgence as it is a therapeutic stress busting hobby, the perfect antidote to everyday life. Knot Just Wool would like to

Knot Just Wool

encourage knitters of all ages and skills and will be hosting a variety of classes at Thistle and The Fitness Barn, Petersfield. Follow @woolshopkate on twitter or Ann Louise and Thistle wool shops on Facebook.

Ray of light Crowds made it through the rain to celebrate the opening of Lower Lodge Candles. Hidden in the Fernhurst countryside, the luxury candle shop began 15 years ago as a candle factory making candles for high-end brands, designers and boutique shops. Detail and quality have always been important to the team at Lower Lodge Candles Claudia West, Sales Administrator, Anna Adams, Shop to ensure they produce the best Manager, Stephanie House, Marketing and PR Manager possible products. and Theresa Daley, Sales Brand Manager “Each and every stage of development and production is of beautiful candles, as well as home carefully monitored to the highest quality accessories, jewellery, books, cards and standards and all candles are subject to seasonal gifts. thorough testing procedures.” Lower Lodge Candles, 01428 645433 Today the unique shop sells a wide range

Flavour of the month Trained pastry chef Yifat Castle has just opened Mooka, Petersfield’s newest ice cream parlour, in the Folly Market. “I thought the Folly Market was a perfect place for an ice cream parlour in England because the sun always shines here,” Yifat explained. Yifat makes all the Italian ice cream on site in the shop’s very own ice-cream factory, using natural ingredients specially delivered from Italy. “If you can’t find your favourite flavour I can make it and, if you want to take the ice cream home, insulated polystyrene tubs are available ” As well as Italian ice cream Mooka also offers a wide range of sorbets, ice cream sodas and delicious handmade lollies. Mooka, 07748700937

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Bluebird Care

Eastfield Nursing Home

Careand Compassion In wards and care homes throughout the country, hard-pressed staff try and cope with patients with dementia without adequate training, and often without sufficient information about the patients in their care. The health care training provider, FAST healthcare believes appropriate training is essential to combat the care problems in the UK and recently launched an online interactive e-learning initiative “Caring Well for People with dementia.” Created by a leading specialist, Dr Ann Marshall of the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the course is available to both singleusers, so anybody caring for people with dementia, or as a multi-user system ready to be absorbed into a hospital or care home training facility. Richard Norrie from e-learning healthcare provider FAST healthcare shared an example of what can happen when staff are not properly trained, “John, 84, suffering from Alzheimer’s, who was admitted to hospital, normally sociable and “pleasantly confused” became very disorientated and unsteady on his feet and tried to leave his bed area. After being told to remain seated, staff eventually put him in a recliner chair and tipped it backward to restrain him. Distressed and not knowing what to do he threw a cup on to the floor and was shouted at by the shocked staff.” When asked about the recent Ombudsman report, Paul Tarsey, Group Managing Director, Bluebird Care said: “The sooner that everyone stops talking about the ageing population as ‘a problem’ and starts looking at just what we can do to improve the quality of their care, the better. These are people first and foremost and deserve to receive the very best which we, as a nation, can do for them. At Bluebird Care we have seen a huge surge in the number of people who want to buy a more comprehensive service privately. By doing this they are able to specify exactly what they want and also to choose to have additional services such as 36

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a trip to the shops or a day out as well as having somebody to look after the house or take care of the laundry.” Family run Eastfield Nursing Home believes it is a system failure that has led to the care problems we are currently suffering in the UK. Dr Dennis Greenwood, Eastfield Nursing Home explains, “I would argue that it is potentially the failure of a ‘systems’ approach to providing care that was responsible for these cases of mistreatment. Where the emphasis in a care setting is directed towards implementing and maintaining the system of care, individuals working and being treated within this type of system become objectified. Compassion and care are terms associated with people and not objects, so the real challenge for health professionals is to maintain a care setting that is focused on the responsibility of treating ‘people’ and not inanimate parts of a care-less system.“ Two Petersfield Milkwood Care homes are also currently involved in initiatives to improve the lives of those living with mental health disorders and dementia. Working closely with health professionals the homes hope to reduce the use of AntiPsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat behavioural symptoms and the reduction of their use can help to increase awareness, improve interaction and make for a happier environment. “We are absolutely fed up with the negative press that care homes get. All of the staff we employ work very hard to give the best possible care for the elderly and frail in our homes, and it can be most depressing to constantly read of things going wrong” Milkwood director Janet Lloyd Leech said. “We ensure that all of our staff, even the gardeners, receive dementia training. We recognise the problems that residents and their families have in dealing with the onset of dementia, and we work hard to ensure that we deal with these problems with compassion.”

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A recent Health Service report by the Ombudsman, “Care and Compassion”, cited instances of a serious lack of basic care for older people in the NHS, with 30% of its investigations relating to people with dementia.

Eastfield Nursing Home

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Bluebird Care, 01730 260026 Eastfield Nursing Home, 01730 892268 FAST healthcare, 01730 230555 Milkwood Care, 01730 233993 Issue 34 May / June 2012

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Posture and pain Most of us know bad posture and bone movement can lead to aches and pains. However, this can also be the route to other health conditions such as migraines, digestive problems and period pain. Osteopaths suggest problems with the way bones, muscles and joints fit and work together impact our entire body. My own Osteopathy session began with trained Osteopath, Carina Petter (from The Centre of Complementary Medicine Petersfield) asking me about any symptoms I had experienced, as well as finding out about details of my health history. I was surprised to discover the relevance of events that occurred far back into my childhood. Carina then carried out a physical examination where she used her hands to find areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within my body and asked me to perform a few simple

Dr Ian Hallam MBE BDS

movements such as bending over. After my examination Carina explained to me my problem areas and recommended a number of exercises that would help. I was pleased to hear that after a few weeks of completing the exercises I should begin to see results. The Centre of Complementary Medicine, 01730 231655

Walk your way to fitness The NHS recommends walking a 1000 steps a day for a healthy lifestyle. So to help you build up your step count, the Petersfield walking group are meeting every Wednesday at 10am in the courtyard of Winton House in Petersfield High Street. “We run two walks, one is slower paced and the other slightly brisker, but both last about an hour,” explains David Monger, Petersfield Walkers. “Our Voluntary Walk Leaders organise a different walk each week. We stay for coffee or refreshments after the walks at different hostelries in town. There is a strong social side to the walks and many friendships have been made, plus great benefits to our health.” For a change of scenery the group also arrange car share away-day walks. All

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Petersfield dentist, Dr Ian Hallam MBE BDS, was delighted to win a prestigious 2012 Smile Award at the 5-Star Landmark Hotel in London on 23 March. This followed up his win at the 2011 awards. The Smile Awards are the premier awards ceremony in the dental calendar and are the ‘dental Oscars’. They are aimed at the top cosmetic practices in the country and recognise excellence in clinical treatment. It is, in itself, an honour to be short-listed. “I am very proud to win such a prestigious award and be recognised by the elite of my profession for the facial aesthetics treatments that I do. It is a great honour to win this award for the second year running.” Meon Dental Practice, 01730 265555

abilities are catered for, suiting a variety of fitness levels. “It is walking for health not a race or trying to keep up, we walk as fast or as slow as you wish and have a good chat as well. All ages are welcome.” Petersfield Walking group, 01730 262792

Facial Rejuvenation Women everywhere will be pleased to hear that you don’t have to go under the surgeon’s knife to keep that youthful look. Instead you can opt for the more relaxing (and cheaper) option of Facial Rejuvenation. Facial Rejuvenation through massage is a revolutionary natural alternative to cosmetic face-lift surgery that slows down the ageing process, irons out those wrinkles, and leaves you looking like you’ve had a face-lift. Swedish massage, acupressure, polarity therapy and lymphatic drainage based on Ayurvedic medicine - it is non-invasive and simply requires the practitioner’s hands. The Facelift massage can help with a range of ageing signs, including lines, sagging and

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Jacky Milner-Walker, The Centre of Complementary Medicine

muscle tone. The facial also comes with non-cosmetic benefits improving alertness, tension headaches, eyestrain and boosting your immune system. The Centre of Complementary Medicine, 01730 231655

Sun safety Important facts to consider when choosing sunglasses UV protection Guard against UVA and UVB rays to prevent damage and discomfort. Lenses should offer 100% UV protection up to 380nm (400nm in very high UV concentrations). Tint Consider the right tint to suit your needs and taste. Polarised lenses filter out glare and reflected light. Lenses Choose the right material. Plastic is lightweight and offers good optical clarity. Polycarbonate lenses are highly resistant to shattering. Fit Sunglasses should be as close to the brow and block out light underneath. For peripheral vision large wide lenses or a wrap-around fit is essential. Richard C Arnold Optometrists’ team of GOC Registered Dispensing Opticians can guide on their range of designer brand glasses to suit your needs. Richard C Arnold, 01730 263302 Issue 34 May / June 2012

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MacDonald Oates LLP New Website Launched At MacDonald Oates we are committed to providing our clients, whether individuals or businesses, with the best possible service and to ensuring that the service is tailored to suit our clients’ individual needs.

Clare Dove

We have recently launched our new website ( which has been designed to reflect the firm’s continuing commitment to the quality of the service offered to our clients.

As most of us listen to the sounds of spring which many of us hope herald the arrival of warmer weather - leather on willow, “let” and of course sizzling barbeques - we at Cox Manning are busy digesting the impact of the recent Budget announcements. Many of our clients have already asked whether they should defer income to next year to take advantage of the 5% reduction in the highest rate of income tax. Those with tax losses are understandably concerned about the possible restriction in the tax relief they may receive going forward. Our Commitment to Excellence In order to provide the very best level of service to our clients we understand the need for excellence. All of our solicitors are experienced specialists in the areas in which they practice. Our private client team includes members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), our Family law teams include Resolution Accredited Specialists as well as an accredited Mediator and all of our litigators are members of the Property Litigation Association and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. Our residential conveyancing work is recognized as meeting the very highest standards and we were among one of the first firms to have become accredited to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The website has been designed to give essential information regarding the different types of legal services provided by MacDonald Oates to individuals and to businesses (Services) and the key contacts for each specialism (Our People) in an accessible way. Our aim is that you should be able readily to communicate by phone, email or in person with the person who can best help you. If you want to know more about the services which MacDonald Oates can offer and the way in which MacDonald Oates may be able to help you then please either check our website for the key contact or you can make a general enquiry at either our Petersfield office – or 01730 268211- or our Midhurst office – or 01730 816711.

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At both ends of the age spectrum new issues have been presented for consideration. What to do about the freezing of personal allowances for those aged 65 or over at one end and how to mitigate the effect of the clawing back of child benefit at the other. Our company clients are wondering what the reduction in the headline rate of corporation tax will mean for them, while those investing in companies are asking about the new seed capital investment scheme offering income tax relief at 50%. It all goes to show that life never stands still in the world of tax - opportunities to save tax abound and change at least every year. The demand for our advice and expertise continues unabated - we must be doing something right!

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What’s on - May- June 2012 l Wednesday 2 – 23 May

The Horror Dolls Collection & Horror/Dark Poetry Prints

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Venue: The Poetry Box, Nyewood, Petersfield Time: 9am-1pm - and 4.30-6.30pm Contact: l Friday 4 May

Abram Wilson Septet - Running With The Flame Venue: The Olivier Theatre Time: 8pm Price: £14 /£12 conc. Contact: l Saturday 5 – Monday 7 May

Petersfield Spring Festival

Venue: Petersfield Square Time: Saturday from 6.30pm -10pm Sunday 10am - 10pm. Monday 10am - 6pm Contact: 07887 511599, l Saturday 12 May

Musical quiz night

Venue: Liss Village Hall Time: Doors open at 7pm. Performance begins at 7.30pm Price: £5

Petersfield Wine Fair

Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Price: £2.50 Only people over 21 granted entry. Contact: 01730 235923 l Sunday 13 May

Lion and Unicorn Players in a touring production of Thomas Hardy’s TESS OF THE D’UBERVILLES

Venue: Rogate Village Hall, North Street Time: 7.30pm Price: (unreserved) £10 (£9 concessions, £5 under 16) are on sale on-line from(unreserved) £10 (£9 concessions, £5 under 16) Contact: 01730 263254 l Tuesday 15 May

Uppark - Open Garden for NGS

Venue: Uppark, South Harting Time: 12.30am Price: Members free, £4.70 garden, £9.30 House and Garden Contact: 01730 825857 l Saturday 19 May

The St.Regis International Test Match Venue: Cowdray Park Polo Club Time: 3pm Price: £15 Contact: 01730 813257 40

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l Sunday 27 May

Classic Vehicle Show and Autojumble near Petersfield Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 10am – 4pm Price: Adults £5, under16s free Contact: Autojumble Stallholders 02392 613490, General enquires, 02380 435176 l Monday 4 June

Diamond Jubilee

Venue: The Square Time: 11.15am Contact: 01730 268206 l Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June

The Garden Show

Venue: Stansted Park Time: 10am-5pm Price: Adults: £8. Concessions: £6. Children £5. Family: £24. Contact: 01243 538456 l Saturday 16 June

Petersfield Area Schools’ String Orchestra’s Playday Venue: The Studio@TPS Time: 12.45am Contact: 01730 267341

l Saturday 23 June

Charity Pop Quiz and Bingo Night

Venue: The Blue Bell Inn, Farnham Road, Liss Time: 7:30pm

Contact: l Sunday 24 June

Japanese Day

Venue: Petersfield Community Centre Time: 1pm-4pm


Super Pet Dog Event in aid of Canine partners Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 11am-3pm

Contact: 02392 006554 l Thursday 28 June – Sunday 1 July

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Venue: Goodwood House, Chichester Time: 8.45am

Price: Adult from £20, young person 13-21 years from £10, under 13 free

Contact: 01243 755000

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Lunch for 4 in th e Green Frog Tear ooms plus a £50 gift vo ucher to spend in our stunning gift barn!


Family owned Chocolate Frog is committed to bringing you an inspirational shopping experience, with 1st Class customer service.


to suit all budgets. At Chocolate Frog you will find the unusual, and things you would never have even thought about! You will find a great selection of occasional chairs, soft furnishings, lighting, mirrors and much, much more!  Chocolate Frog are also investing in our own range of products, occasional chairs, funky seats for the kids, really soft to touch but can withstand pen marks, drink spillage etc –

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akhanger Farm Business Park, home of Chocolate Frog, renowned locally for quality Oak furniture, now offers you beautiful collections of Mahogany, Modern and Contemporary furniture as well as the best gift emporium in the South of England offering “big statement, huge investment” unique products, paintings and gifts for your home, family and friends, offering you the widest choices possible at price points

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2. On the Farm Map on our website, what product will take your breath away in our Mahogany Barn? 3. Other than furniture, name 5 things you can buy in our showroom. Send your entries with your name, address, email and phone number to: Life Magazines, Tindle House, High Street, Bordon GU35 0AY or email Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 15 June 2012. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the July/ August issue of Life in Petersfield. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of Life Magazines and associates of Chocolate Frog are not allowed to submit entries.



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Ampella....................................................................13 Age Concern...........................................................31

Antrobus House...................................................28

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Meon Dental...........................................................11

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Centre of Complimentary Medicine............ 33

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Churchill Conservatories...................................15

Royal School........................................................... 23

Collingwood Batchelor.......................................17

Stansted Garden Show......................................21

Churchers College............................................... 23 Chocolate Frog.......................................................41

Cox Manning.........................................................39

Ditcham Park School.......................................... 23

Stephen Anthony Design..................................15 South Downs Care.............................................. 37


Tudor Windows.................................................... 10 Vanilla Blush...........................................................13

Life in Petersfield is delivered directly to homes across the region. It is also available from the following:

Library & Tourist Information Centre, The Square The Folly Wine & Ale House, College Street The Co-op, Moggs Mead Heathside Stores, Durford Road Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane The Taro Centre, and Petersfield Rugby Club, both Penns Place Festival Hall

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Transform Landscape.........................................21

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Disking..................................................................... 23 Durleighmarsh Farm...........................................21

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BHI Buildings............................................................5

Brit Reeves...............................................................31

Advertising Manager

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Great Oak Hotel, Winchester Road Clanfield: Youngs Stores East Meon: East Meon Stores East Tisted: Bowtell’s Farm Shop Post Office Froxfield: Froxfield Stores Greatham: The Greatham Inn Hillbrow: Jolly Drover Langrish: Langrish House Hotel

Liphook: Champneys Forest Mere Sainsburys Liss: Hillier Garden Centre Jade News Liss Forest Stores Tesco Express Rake: Sun Inn Rake Stores

The Selborne Arms South Harting: Harting Stores Sheet: Half Moon Queens Head

Trotton: Keepers Arms

Nyewood: John Jenkins Selborne: Selborne Stores The Queens at Selborne

Petersfield Office: 16 Lavant Street, Petersfield GU32 3EW email:

Farnham Office: 114/115 West Street, Farnham GU9 7HL

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Local Contacts Emergency Services

Fire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters 023 8062 4000 Health

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

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

Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

Council Numbers

Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency) 0207 932 5800

East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551

Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182


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Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755

PC Pete 01730 269569

Petersfield & District Lions Club 01730 266362 Petersfield U3A 01730 233502

Relate 02392 827026

Samaritans 08457 909090

South Downs Association of Disabled People & Shopmobility Services 01730 710474 Southern Water 0845 278 0845

The Campaign to Protect Rural England 01962 843655 The Salvation Army (local branch) 01730 262820

Tourist Information Office 01730 268829

Winton House Centre (centre for Hospital Cars & Age Concern) 01730 266046

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 Twinning Association 01730 268206 Travel General Public Transport Information Line 08706082608 Airports Bournemouth Airport 01202 364 000 Gatwick Airport 08700 002 468 Heathrow Airport 08700 000 123 Luton Airport 01582 405 100 Southampton Airport 08700 400 009 Buses National Express 08705 808080

Stagecoach Coastline 01903 237661 Ferries

Brittany Ferries 0870 536 0360

P & O Stena Line 0870 600 0600 Hovertravel 01983 811000

Wightlink 0870 5820202

Red Funnel 0870 4448898 Trains

Eurostar 0870 518 6186

National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 South West Trains 0845 600 0650 Funeral Directors

Rowlands Funeral Services 01730 262711 Michael Miller 01730 233244

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