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Hello sunshine It’s summer time and to make your living easy we’ve got a sensational sunny issue to get you set for the (hopefully) warmer season ahead. First up we’ve got a holiday health kick, filled with everything you need to ensure you’re looking and feeling great in time for your holiday. But if you’re anything like me and still haven’t got round to organising your holiday yet, fear not as our summer holiday guide is packed with fun ideas to keep you busy - all on your doorstep! And talking of your doorstep, your home can enjoy a bit of sunshine too with our interiors feature, bursting with hot home touches to give you an exotic feel. Happy holidays!

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Welcome News Polo picks for 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup, Rural recognition, Petersfield Police Station relocates to library, Bands announced for Butserfest 2013, Lots of fun in Petersfield for Save the Children Auction, A change of dress at Uppark, East Petersfield Community Group clears up 10 Style Sail Away

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12 Health Holiday health kick 16 Summer Holiday Where to go this summer holidays 18 Interiors Take me to the jungle 22 Gardening Colour swings your mood 24 Charity Scouting for funds 26 Profile Ricardo Ramshaw 28 Food Salad you’ll savour 32 Arts August art attack, 18th Century Vienna comes to Petersfield, Shaking up Shakespeare, Caryn the creative 34 Petersfield Museum From market to market 36 Care Naming a little lamb, Fantastic fundraising family, Blubird Care announce funding scheme, Milkwood makeovers for Carers Week

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38 Petersfield Plans Details on the Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan 40 Business news Charity Table Top Sale raises £200 for Scouts, Education with Elegance, Petersfield companies swing into action for charity, Council tax changes, New gem of a company in Petersfield, Petersfield PR company turns purple 46 Life in Petersfield Business Awards Seven new award wonders 48 What’s On 49 Competition Park House Hotel 50 Directory Local contacts Advertising list Distribution points

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Polo picks for 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Patrons and players gathered at Cowdray second bucket denoting the league into Park for the Draw for the 2013 Veuve which their team was placed. Chris Bethell Clicquot Gold Cup. commented: “With 17 teams entered, I With 17 teams entered, in order to believe we have created a structure that ensure a balanced Draw, Chris Bethell, makes for the fairest and most workable Cowdray Park’s Polo Manager, seeded tournament possible.” eight teams, the top four seeds being the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup British Open semi-finalists from the Cartier Queen’s Cup Finals Sunday 21 July 2013: Cortium/Jaeger-LeCoultre, Dubai, El Remanso and Zacara. The next four seeded Cowdray Park Polo, www.cowdraypolo.co.uk teams comprised the losing quarter-finalists: Black Bears, Les Lions, Talandracas and UAE Polo Team. For the next stage of the draw the remaining nine non seeded teams were placed in one bucket. Nine lettered balls were placed in another hat. As Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director,Veuve Clicquot, pulled team names out of the hat, a representative from that team was called forward to Image courtesy of Cowdray Park Polo Club pick a lettered ball out of the

Rural recognition The Campaign to Protect Rural England (Hampshire) and nature-friendly farmers, Steve’s Leaves, have launched their unique awards ceremony for another year in a row. The CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards give local residents the chance to win a

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prestigious engraved display plaque and a platform to share best practice with others through media coverage and face-to-face at a vibrant awards ceremony in September. The three award categories are: Youth, Rural Enterprise and Community/ Voluntary. Previous winners have included, Wildflower Turf Ltd, a Hampshire-based supplier to the Olympic opening ceremony, awarded the Rural Enterprise category, supported by SmithsGore land agents. The awards are run with the support of Hampshire Fare and Hampshire Ambassadors. The deadline for entry this year is 19 July. CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards, 01962 779185

Bands announced for Butserfest 2013 Excitement is building for young people in East Hampshire and beyond following the announcement of the first nine bands that will play on the festival’s second stage. The acts announced are: Heights; Hacktivist; Marmozets; Gnarwolves; Continents; Palm Reader; The Valiant; Now, Voyager; and Aurora. With many more bands to be added to the festival lineup due to take place on 14 September, and places for local bands on both stages, Butserfest 2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year of music and activities. The alcohol/drug-free festival organised by East Hampshire District Council and supported by Southampton Solent University is now in its seventh year, with a growing reputation with bands, fans and their parents for being a great day out. Tickets are on sale now for £20 (plus online booking fee of £1.75) from butserfest.co.uk tickets and will be available from local outlets soon. Discounted group tickets are now available at £90 for 5 (including fees), also from butserfest.co.uk/tickets. www.butserfest.co.uk

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Petersfield Police Station relocates to library At the recent East Petersfield Community Group meeting it was announced that Inspector Bill Pinnell has been given the task to re-locate the Petersfield Police team from their current home in St Peters Road to the second floor of the library. The inspector has a small team and is set to replace ageing custody centres, identify a New Hampshire Headquarters and modernise the remaining buildings within 6

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Hampshire. These changes are hoped to satisfy the community’s modern policing needs. During the meeting Chairman Steve Dewey said, “The relocation of our Police team to the Library will keep our officers in the heart of our community. The funds raised by the sale of several Police stations will go back into the Police budget, it will be used to cover costs of relocations and upgrades plus help fund new equipment.”

Steve went on to say how the changes will help provide Mobile Technology to allow officers and staff to work out of various locations and get officers and staff to work in the heart of the community ensuring officers and staff are visible plus improve working partnerships. East Petersfield Community Group, 01730 266261 Issue 41 July / August 2013

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Lots of fun in Petersfield for charity auction

Emma Johnson (Regional Fundraising Manager for Save the Children) and Julie Blackwell of the Petersfield branch in Hyde Park

The recent Save the Children auction held with John Nicholson’s was a great success, raising £1800 for the charity. The charity hope to now bring the total to £2,000 with a selection of remaining lots due to be sold in a future auction. During the auction guests enjoyed tea

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and cakes provided by the ladies from the Petersfield branch of Save the Children. On the same day in London’s Hyde Park, Save the Children was also represented at the IF Campaign. The charity was one of 40 agencies campaigning for world leaders to discuss the global hunger crisis and make

a noise to demand an end to the scandal of world hunger. This was scheduled 10 days before the G8 summit meeting where this is an agenda topic. Save the Children, www.petersfield-savethechildren.co.uk

A change of dress at Uppark A life-size replica of an 18th-century dress has been unveiled for the first time at Uppark. Inspired by a portrait at the house, the dress is being displayed with the original painting. Work began on the dress two years ago when volunteers from the Solent Decorative and Fine Arts Society approached Uppark to see if there were any projects they could help with. The idea to recreate the dress came from Uppark’s House Manager, Sarah Foster: “It seemed an opportunity not to be missed; the chance to recreate such an amazing dress, and to bring this painting to life.” A group of six have since been cutting, pinning and sewing to create the authentic, life size copy of the dress depicted in the painting by Arthur Devis in 1763. To create the dress the volunteers undertook East Petersfield Community Group are extensive research into the holding a special Clear Up Day on Friday patterns and fabrics of that 16 August. The event will see the clear up of time, including periods of a range of local areas including Rival Moor research at the V&A, the Road hedge row and river side and Thorn Museum of Costume in Bath, Close car park. People interested in taking and Chawton Library. part are invited to come at around 10am Both the underwear and the and start at 10.30am. dress will be on display in the house until 3 November. East Petersfield Community Group, 01730 266261

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From terrific torsos to luscious locks, our complete pre summer holiday guide has everything you need to get you looking and feeling hot this season We all know the dreaded feeling when it comes to donning your bikini. You exercise like crazy, live on a lettuce leaf but there are still some stubborn fat pockets that just won’t shift...until 3D lipo. Curious about this innovative new therapy, I visited the experts at Meon Face to find out more. On arrival Dr Ian Hallam explained the treatment to me. “3D-lipo is probably one of the most advanced treatments of its type in the fight against targeted fat reduction, cellulite and skin tightening. Its three dimensional approach to the problem ensures that you will experience one of the most effective of its kind available today.” Unlike other lipo offerings that simply drain the fat cell temporarily so ultimately don’t work in the long run, the Cavitation with 3D lipo, physically destroys the fat cell permanently. This means that exercise is not required after treatment in order to metabolize the released fat - perfect! The second step of the therapy involves radio frequency skin tightening. This helps to improve the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin in specific areas of the body. This combination of Radio frequency with 12

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Cavitation offers an effective skin tightening application for both face and body. The final step of the treatment is cryolipolysis. This long word can be divided into “cryo” which is cold or freezing, “lipo” which means fat and “lysis” which means to break apart. Therefore when combined, cryolipolysis basically means the destroying fat cells by freezing. During this part of the therapy a vaseline pad is applied to protect the skin before placing a suction mechanism. This then draws out and holds the fatty bulge, extracting the heat out of the tissues.

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Once your body is in top shape, the next step in your holiday prep has to be your face. The Hidden Retreat’s bespoke facial begins with a detailed consultation and Continued on page 14 Cryolipolysis at Meon Face

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Leave your makeup bag at home Have you ever thought how nice it would be, not to have to bother with makeup on holiday? With “Semi Permanent Makeup” you can have fun on the beach, in the pool or at the gym and still look glamorous. The Hartley Clinic offer a range of treatments including eyebrow, eyeliner and lip tattooing. The effect can last for between one and three years, depending on skin type, fading over time. Jan Jordan at The Hartley Clinic also offers an annual “Top Up” at a special rate, so you can keep your look as fresh as new.

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skin analysis using ESPA’s Skin Vision lamp to identify skin conditions not visible to the naked eye. This is then followed with the appropriate double cleanse, exfoliation, an acupressure facial massage and an intensive mask. Whilst the mask is taking effect you are offered a relaxing head massage before the treatment is completed

with a carefully selected moisturiser and skin protection. To ensure the results of my facial lasted, Leesa at the Hidden Retreat recommended keeping my skincare routine up with Dermalogica’s new Multivitamin Power Serum and Skin Perfect Primer SPF30. Using multi vitamin ingredients, the Power Serum provides dramatic skin repair, improving skin texture and tone while the Skin Perfect Primer not only gives luminosity but also protects against sun damage. For further protection Leesa suggested ESPA’s new Mandarin Lip Balm. 100% natural, this delicious lip Balm helps to safeguard your lips from environmental damage and prevent premature ageing.

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Using SPF on your skin is a given on holiday but did you know your hair needs protecting too? Rosie Packham-Boyns at Salon Sixteen advises using Redken’s solor extend sun solar screen SPF 12. This unique shampoo uses Soplexyl to prevent UV damage, Mango Oil to replenish with moisture and vibrancy and Creamide to repair and resurface. This allows the shampoo to protects the hair and scalp from UVA/UVB rays, which damage the cuticle, leading to color fading. Other products essential for luscious locks this summer include Redken’s colour extend sun sparkling shield leave-in smoother and colour extend sun after-sun mask. For perfect feet Salon Sixteen also offer OPI gel pedicures. Ideal for holidays OPI Gelcolour goes on like a nail varnish yet performs like a gel, with no more wearing or chipping. Drying immediately the polish gives a flawless mirror finish for up to 14 days whilst strengthening the natural nails.

You might be looking great and holiday ready but we are now being warned of one of the most difficult summers for hay fever sufferers. In the UK it is estimated that one in five people will suffer with hay fever symptoms at some point in their life and symptoms can start at any age. Common symptoms can include, sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, a runny nose and, in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. It can be hard to determine the exact cause of the symptoms and there are many different treatments available; to find out the best course of action for you Spire Portsmouth offer consultations with their team of ear, nose and throat or respiratory consultants. (Figures from http://www.nhs.uk/ conditions/hay-fever/pages/introduction. aspx)

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The summer holidays are fast approaching and parents are faced with the annual dilemma of how to keep the kids entertained for the six weeks off. Thankfully Life in Petersfield has the answer...

Make a splash! Open from spring - autumn the Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool has been a popular choice with locals for over 60 years. It was first opened by a group of people who set about providing a swimming pool for the youth of Petersfield as a clean and safe alternative to the Heath pond. As well as offering a fun activity for

Crafty kids The PACT Holiday Club has been run by the Petersfield Area Churches Together in various formats for over 35 years. Its current format being run as a “Messy Church” offering a mixture of crafts and activities for children up to 11 accompanied by parents. Today the group is as popular with parents as it is with the children, Helen Mason from PACT says, “When we started the new format we wanted to provide the parents and carers with the opportunity to have somewhere

Out and about With over 2,000 acres of woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is not only Hampshire’s largest but its most popular park, winning the People’s Choice Award

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children, the Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool put a strong emphasis on teaching children the importance of water safety. Manager Viv Mays explains, “You don’t have to be a great swimmer but having a basic swimming ability can save a life. I remember teaching a boy to swim who could just about do a width. I then took him into the deep end and taught him to tread water, telling him to just keep kicking his legs. A few weeks later his parents told me I’d saved his life. On his

holiday he fell off their boat into the water but said “It was okay because I just kicked my legs like Viv told me to.” Group swimming lessons for children take place in the early evening and during the school holidays; these include diving and snorkelling courses. Private lessons are also available for adults and children.

to meet other parents and carers as we recognized that the summer holidays can be stressful and lonely for the adults.” At PACT children can expect lots of toys to play with, craft activities and Playball and Fiddlesticks sessions. The oldest children also have a 40 minute hands on science session and Juniors can choose before the week to do one activity where they can create things together and individually. The sports activity then introduces children new games they may have not experienced. “On the Friday the Junior children show

all they have done to the Messy Church children and parents and the week finishes with an early picnic lunch and bouncy castles!” The “Messy Church” sessions cost £7.50 per child for the week (under 1’s are free) and the Junior sessions are £20 per child for the week. Holiday Club will take place at TPS (The Petersfield School) between Monday 29 July and Friday 2 August 2013.

public poll. Always a great day out, the park holds a range of activities throughout the summer holidays, including their Minibeast Trail from Monday 5 - Sunday 18 August. Here parents can enjoy a leisurely walk through the park, while the children hunt out the

clues to solve the Minibeast problems. Once completed they can claim their prize from the Visitor Centre. No booking required. Cost is £2 per child, including a small prize.

as a great gateway to a lifelong involvement in rugby by introducing boys and girls aged 5 -11 to the game plus allowing existing players to consolidate their skills. All age groups in the workshop are supervised by RFU qualified

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Fish dish,£165, Gabriella Shaw Ceramics

Add a touch of the exotic to your homes this summer with these hot interior features Wood Panel World Map, £95, Laura Ashley

Pineapple Lamp,£73 with a choice of lampshades from £27, Inside Out

Paradiso fabric from Nina Campbell, Isabel Ballardie

Shell Candles, £6, Laura Ashley

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Summer Palace Duck Egg Cushion, £33.60, Laura Ashley

Bluebellgray fabric Cushions range from £40 to £80, Large ceramic candle holder £37, Small ceramic candle holder, £25, Cookie Jars, £48 & £32, Bluebellgray doorstops, £25, Fabric lanterns, £55 & £45, Hungarian Bench, £485, Tara Wake Interiors

Gabriella Shaw Ceramics, 01730 821101

Safari Print Cushion, £19.50, Marks and Spencer

Inside Out, 01730 710717 Isabel Ballardie, 01252 782673 Laura Ashley, 01730 268387 Marks and Spencer, 01730 261962 Tara Wake Interiors, 01730 269421

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Strong, bright blues flowers stimulate, while pale blues soothe, according to colour psychologist Angela Wright, author of the Beginner’s Guide to Colour Psychology. PA Photo-thinkstockphotos

Colour swings your mood

By Hannah Stephenson

A look at how colour in the garden can affect your mood, as a new survey on happiness is released Are you a person who goes for hot reds and acid yellows or do you prefer a softer palette of pinks, creams and soft blues? The colours you choose for your garden can affect how you feel - and it seems gardeners must be getting it right, as new research from BBC Gardeners’ World magazine shows that gardeners generally are a happier bunch than non-gardeners. Colour psychologist Angela Wright, author of The Beginner’s Guide To Colour Psychology (Kyle Cathie, £12.99), reports: “Different colours affect us in different ways. Red is physically stimulating. It raises our pulse rate and makes us over-estimate the temperature around us, as well as the speed at which time is passing - one reason why red is such a predominant colour in fast-food restaurants.” She adds that what defines whether a colour such as blue is calming or stimulating is the saturation of colour. Strong, bright blues stimulate, while pale blues soothe. Yellow is a positive colour that lifts our spirits and promotes great optimism. “The right yellow makes us feel happy and is the most brilliant of the primary hues, because it’s full of light energy,” says Wright. Green helps to restore us, while the other two main colours in the colour wheel have qualities of their adjacent primary colours orange bringing together the warmth of red and the optimism of yellow, while mauve is unusual in that it combines the fieriness of red and the coolness of blue. 22

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The survey shows that that 64% of people like cool flower colours while 36% prefer hot colours. Wright believes it’s possible to work out your preferred palette by analysing your personality. Those who are cool and calm by nature, who prefer understated elegance and have a natural gift for keeping things in proportion, are more likely to favour a garden palette of soft pinks, mauves, purples and pale blues. People with intense energy, with a bossy nature and natural driving force, are more likely to go for rich golds, reds, oranges and

warm purples, while creative and energetic types, who love perfection and whose energy is contained, should favour white, tints of pale blue and green with occasional rich dark contrasts. And those who are in their element in the garden, trying to bring the outdoors indoors with many indoor plants, are more likely to have an unfussy design of garden, with bright single blooms and simple mid-tone colours of sky blue, yellow and bright green. “We are all born with a natural instinct for colour. Don’t over-think it - follow your instincts,” Wright advises.

Yellow is a positive colour that lifts our spirits and promotes great optimism, according to colour psychologist Angela Wright, author of the Beginner’s Guide to Colour Psychology. PA Photo-thinkstockphotos

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Sheet Scout Group

Did you know? • Scouting is the largest youth organisation in the world with over 30 million members. • It is a voluntary organisation run by adults that freely give up their time to organise weekly activities, outings and camps for young people. • Robert Baden-Powell created the scouts based on his experiences as an army scout in Africa. • By August 1908 many thousands of boys were calling themselves Boy Scouts, so an official National Organisation was formed.

Scouting

• By 1910 there were 100,000 boys in Scouting.

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From quiz nights to year long camps, there has been no limit to the recent fundraising efforts of the Sheet Scout Group. Here we find out more about this influential group and how we can all give them the much needed help to improve their scout hut Founded back in 1954, the Sheet Scout Group has become a staple of the local community, with over 100 children attending the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts each week. Meeting in Sheet from day one, 18 leaders and two young leaders give their time freely to run the evenings during the week and take the mixture of boys and girls away on camps at the weekends. Group Scout Leader, Chris May explains, “The programme we run is based on Global, Environment, Outdoors, Fitness and

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Friendship and the children earn challenge badges through the programmes we run to hopefully earn the top award in each section, The Chief Scout Award.” The Scout’s current building is an old workman’s hut from the original A3 bypass and while this building is still in good shape the extension that was built some years later is now in desperate need of replacement. Chris continues, “we have planning permission to replace this extension and add one to the end of the building and store all of our equipment including our canoe trailer which is stored on a farm currently.” To complete the work the scouts will need £135,000, £52,000 of which they have already raised through Fair’s, Quiz Nights, donations and most famously scout, William Grange’s year long camp in the garden, gaining recognition from all over the country and raising £6,000. “We are currently looking for people to head up our fundraising committee or just run events to raise money, no amount is too small.” www.sheetscouts.org.uk

• Today Scout Groups offer mixed sex Scouting.

Sheet Scout Group rock climbing

Why we love being scouts… Zak: Has been a Beaver Cub and Scout for six years and enjoys doing activities outside. His favourite thing is camping at West Dean as it is really back to basics. Sally: Has been a Cub and a Scout for four years and joined because she heard it was fun and to meet new people, she has learnt lots of new things and enjoys the camps. Andrew: Has been a Cub and a Scout for three years and joined to do more adventurous activities, he enjoys being outside and cooking on fires. Oliver: Has been a Beaver, Cub and Scout for six years and has made lots of friends and enjoys all of the activities because he learns things that he doesn’t at school.

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Beyond the call of duty Known for his ‘bruiser’ appearance and thoughtful teaching manner, local PE teacher, Ricardo Ramshaw is popular with parents and pupils alike. However, on 2 June 2012 Ricardo also showed his tremendous bravery in a fatal shoot out A group of TPS pupils and their teachers had just arrived in Toronto, Canada at the start of their long- awaited half-term sports tour, where the boys were due to play three rugby fixtures and the girls three soccer fixtures. It was a Saturday evening, Tornoto time when the party, led by Ricardo, decided to go to the downtown Eaton Centre to have dinner in the shopping mall food court. 26

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Unaware of the danger that awaited them, the pupils queued for food when a lone gunman suddenly appeared and started shooting. As shoppers hid under tables and chaos ensued, one man was shot dead. The victim was the apparent target of the attack but the gunman still continued firing randomly, seriously injuring six more innocent people. During the attack, TPS students were just feet away from the gunman, so with no consideration for his own safety, Ricardo immediately threw the children nearest to him to the ground and shielded them with his own body. Ricardo explains, “It didn’t feel real, it was like a movie. I was incredibly worried but I knew I was responsible for those children and I didn’t want my name on the line.” Ricardo then led the staff efforts to reunite the children who had spilled out onto the Toronto Streets. Remaining calm he went on to co-ordinate the party’s response, including referring the most traumatized children to a Toronto hospital for treatment for shock and liaising with Head Teacher Nigel Poole.

Nigel remembers, “It was clearly a terrifying ordeal for all the children and staff but Ricardo conducted himself with great calm, authority and bravery at all times. It is down to his subsequent determination and that of the other staff that the trip subsequently went ahead when all my instincts were just to bring them all home.” Nigel was so impressed with Ricardo’s efforts that he nominated him for the Life in Petersfield Teacher of the Year Award. A panel of esteemed local judges knew there was no question that Ricardo’s heroic efforts had to be recognised and on 22 March Ricardo was awarded the title of Teacher of the Year. “I felt incredibly proud winning the award. Particularly because the nomination had come from my boss. It meant a lot to be recognised.” If you know a person or organisation within the community that you think deserves a Life in Petersfield Award make your nominations now at www.lifemags.co.uk/Life-Awards-2012/19/ Issue 41 July / August 2013

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Salad you’ll Chickpea Salad, The Natural Apothecary

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When we think of salad many of us get images of wilted lettuce leaves and tired tomatoes…this doesn’t need to be the case! The 25 July sees the start of National Salad Week so to celebrate we’ve some truly sensational salad recipes

Chickpea salad Ingredients • 1 red onion • 1 big red chilli • 6 spring onions finely sliced • 1 handful each of basil, parsley, coriander and mint leaves all finely chopped • 1 x 400g can of chick peas Squeeze in a mixing bowl juice of one lemon and some olive oil, salt and pepper. Drain the chickpeas and wash them before placing them in a mixing bowl. Finely chop the red onion, chilli, spring onions and herbs – adding them into the mixing bowl. Gently mix the ingredients together. Transfer the ingredients into a serving bowl and finally squeeze the lemon juice and drizzle olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Broad beans, Durleighmarsh Farm

Broad Bean and Bacon Salad with Broccoli Ingredients • 455g shelled broad beans • 230g broccoli • 4 rashers streaky bacon in pieces • 1 sliced red onion • 1 tsp caster sugar • 1 clove of garlic peeled and chopped • 2 tab red wine vinegar • 4 tab olive oil and 2 tab soy sauce Steam broccoli florets for 5 minutes and drain and place in salad bowl. Cook broad beans in water until just tender and drain. Fry bacon pieces in some oil until crispy and remove from pan. Add sliced onion and sugar and brown and add garlic until golden. Add soy sauce and rest of oil, broad beans and bacon and bring to a simmer. Mix with broccoli. Serve with garlic bread. Durleighmarsh Farm, 01730 821626

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Organic, wholefood vegetarian cafe in an idyllic spot on the top of the South Downs, a perfect spot for walkers and cyclists to explore the countryside.

All food is made fresh on site, with delicious vegan cakes available daily, gluten free options on the menu, and our own recipe sourdough bread.

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Authentic aromas and ingredients - a cuisine that lingers on the tongue, exotic appealing time after time. Lemongrass Thai Restaurants are situated in Rustington, Chichester and now Petersfield. The restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue. The spacious and welcoming interior is carefully lit for a relaxing atmosphere. Guests will appreciate the traditional Thai service, world renowned hospitality and honest food that’s cooked to order and served with pride. The lemongrass offers innovative yet classic cuisine of the highest calibre using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers both locally and abroad. The restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes - diners can choose from chicken, beef, lamb, duck, seafood, noodles, rice and vegetarian dishes. Our selection offers a variety of wines and soft drinks with a choice of exotic fruit juice such as lychee mango & coconut, Asians beers and of course sake. Cuisine is spiced by our Thai chef, Mr.Prapuan, who has an artful hand.

Enjoy our new THAI EXPRESS

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Mid-Week Menu Three course dinner Only available from Sunday to Thursday

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Best Pub Gardens

whether you fancy a pint after work or a tasty alfresco lunch, here’s our pick of the best pub gardens in the local area

THE OLD DRUM The Old Drum, Chapel Street, recently transformed and now boasting the finest pub garden in Petersfield. Come and enjoy some of our stunning tapas, one of our five local real ales or a glass of something delicious and see why we were voted Best Pub/Restaurant in Petersfield. First Anniversary Real Ale and Jazz Festival, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July. Sit, sup ales and listen to some great music. Free Entry.

Tel: 01730 300544

THE THOMAS LORD The Thomas Lord boosts a wonderful kitchen garden, tended to daily by our wonderful local gardeners in a shared community product. They produce an abundance of herbs, salad crops and vegetable. There’s also a freerange chicken run. The garden includes a large lawn framed by colourful herbaceous borders and most commented upon are the dramatic Hydrangea ‘Annabelles’ in the courtyard. Heated outside seating is also available.

Tel: 01730 829244

THE FIVE BELLS, BURITON, GU31 5RX A traditional country pub nestled in the beautiful village of Buriton within walking distance of the South Downs Way and Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Open all day, providing an idyllic watering hole with its beautiful beer garden, covered patio and cosy, old world interior. Take a look at the art gallery in the Dining Room, whilst you are there. The delicious food is home made with an extensive pub grub and international menu to suit all.

Tel: 01730 263584

THE HALF MOON The Half Moon has a fantastic new summer menu served by our friendly team. Come along and treat the family this summer and relax in our large enclosed garden that includes a great kids play area. We welcome families and we serve food all day. Our Garden also includes a covered patio areas and parking is no problem as we have a large car park. Find us on the London Road, just outside of Petersfield.

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August art attack This August bank holiday weekend will see the Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society present their unique annual exhibition. The fun event provides an outstanding display of contemporary arts and crafts by artists, attracting buyers from London and beyond. As well as impressive original ceramics, wood, glass, jewellery and soft crafts, there will also be a variety of sculpture and paintings. The exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday 22 - Tuesday 27 August, 10.15am to 7.45pm from Thursday – Saturday and 10.15am to 5.45 pm Sunday – Monday then 10.15am to 1pm Tuesday at Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield GU31 4EA.

Heather Child Award Necklace Silver with Gold and Ebony Decoration by Sarah Macrae

Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society, www.petersfieldartsandcrafts.org.uk

18th Century Vienna comes to Petersfield The Winton Players have announced their autumn production will be Peter Shaffer’s unique costume drama, Amadeus. In 18th Century Vienna, Antonio Salieri, devout and renowned Court Composer, recognises with despair the mediocrity of his own music compared with that of Mozart’s and his burning resentment drives him to destroy the young prodigy. Taking place on the 10, 11 and 12 October, actors, Charlie Essex and John Whitaker fill the roles of Mozart and Salieri respectively and the play is directed by Brenda Adams. Philip Young will be Pianist and Master of

Music. Eileen Riddiford of Winton Players explains, “You may never again listen to Mozart’s music in quite the same way and if you have never, ever, listened to Mozart’s music, then a truly marvellous discovery will be yours.” Early booking is recommended and tickets can be obtained in advance of general sale by calling Mrs Lesley Redstone.Tickets will also be available at the Petersfield Tourist information centre from early September. Amadeus tickets, 01730 260952

Shaking up Shakespeare

Georgia Green playing Pucks Fairy with Bottom

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enjoy watching Shakespeare in this unique setting. Productions include an alternative Romeo and Juliet, set in Brighton during the summer of 1964 where the star-crossed lovers find themselves in the middle of a cultural clash as gangs of Mods and Rockers descend on the city. There is also a re-telling of Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in the vintage summer of 1977, taking audiences on a whistle stop tour of the great songs of that year and through the different worlds of woods and town. www.petersfieldshakespearefestival.co.uk

15 - 20 July – Romeo and Juliet 22 - 27 July - A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Caryn Conran’s unique designs

Local textile designer, Caryn Conran has achieved numerous successes with her unique pieces, selling in outlets such as Harvey Nicholls of London. Here we find out more about Caryn’s inspirations, favourite artist and her top art tip! From the age of seven... I was fascinated by the wings of butterflies and started painting and sketching. I’ve always been inspired by... Nature, colour and pattern, being able to translate this onto fabric and canvas is everything to me. My favourite artist is... Matisse, his use of colour and pattern are sublime. I am a perfectionist.... I find it difficult to be hugely proud of any individual piece, but have just finished a collection inspired by the Geisha girls of the Orient which I am happy with. If I wasn’t a textile designer I’d be... An actress imagining to be someone else must be fun. My art tip is... Choose something that you fall in love with and go for it. My dream customer would be... Someone who falls in love with my work, and getting lovely feedback from them and their friends and who often come back for another piece.

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ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION Festival Hall Petersfield 22nd – Tues 27th August Thurs

Thurs-Sat: 10.15am–7.45pm Sun-Mon: 10.15am–5.45pm Tues: 10.15am–1.00pm Collection of Exhibits: Tues 2pm - 6pm

FREE ENTRY www.petersfieldartsandcrafts.org.uk

Ellie Hesse, Celestial Horse II

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What is your favourite piece?

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My favourite part of the exhibition would have to be all the old photographs of the livestock markets. They really capture the atmosphere of what market day would have been like.

How important are the markets to Petersfield?

1990 Market, image courtesy of Petersfield Museum

From market to market

For centuries Petersfield’s markets and fairs have attracted people from near and far making them a central part of the town’s life To commemorate the cattle market, which closed down 50 years ago this year, Petersfield Museum is presenting a special Market Day exhibition. We’ve been catching up with Petersfield Museum Curatorial Assistant, Katherine West to find out more about this historic exhibition and the role the market still plays today in our town.

What can people expect from the new exhibition? ‘Market Day in Petersfield’ is a narrative of Petersfield’s historic market. Using a selection of artefacts, art, photographs and oral histories, this exhibition commemorates the livestock market as well as celebrating the contemporary Farmers’ markets and Festivals that occupy the Square today. Through themed displays it can be seen how the markets have developed over the years and how the local community have reacted to this. Using first-hand accounts from Petersfield locals, this exhibition aims to bring Petersfield Market to life.

What inspired the exhibition? This year will be 50 years since the last livestock market was held on the Square in Petersfield. Many people still have fond memories of this market which they were

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happy to share with us and we were also able to collect information and opinions on the current markets held in Petersfield. The market itself is inspiration for this exhibition, as it has been so important to the community and to the identity of the town.

When did you start organising the exhibition? The exhibition started to be organised in detail when I joined Petersfield Museum in mid-March this year. Since then, information and artefacts have been brought together into a temporary exhibition by Museum staff, Trustees, volunteers and of course, with the help of the local community.

What feedback have you received so far? The exhibition has received very positive feedback. People have enjoyed reliving their memories of market day and many have commented that they learned something that they did not know before.

What does the exhibition include? The exhibition takes the visitor through the history of Petersfield Market, from its origins in the 1200s to the height of the livestock market to the popularity of today’s weekly markets and specialist Fairs and Festivals. There is an oral history section where visitors can listen to local people’s memories and experiences of the markets and a display case highlighting a selection of objects linked to the livestock market, from leather gaiters worn by a market drover to prize cards won by animals in the Christmas market in 1957. The exhibition also showcases a range of photographs and postcards of the market from the Museum’s collection, as well as prints of work by Stanley Spencer and local artist Flora Twort.

I think the markets are very important to Petersfield. Throughout history they have helped shape the identity of the town and continue to demonstrate a strong feeling of community spirit. The more specialist markets and fairs also bring in visitors from outside the local area and prove to be a popular tourist attraction.

Where do you see the Petersfield markets in the future? If history is anything to go by, Petersfield’s markets will still be going strong in the future. The markets, and those who run them, have adapted over the years and events such as the Petersfield Festivals and Art and Design Markets show that people continue to innovate to stay relevant and attract new audiences. At the same time, Petersfield retains the traditional charm and character which makes it so popular. Petersfield Museum, 01730 260756

I went to the market and.... “I like the fact that Petersfield has so many different markets. They all have a different feel to them, from the comforting bustle of the weekly markets to the sense of event and excitement of the seasonal Petersfield Festivals. It is also quite obvious that many people in Petersfield love having a market. Having worked on this exhibition I have found that it is something people enjoy talking about and can spark off animated conversation. As one of the stall holders said, Petersfield is a “market town, rather than a town with a market”. Katherine West “We, the residents of Petersfield and the surrounding villages attend the market as a must at least once a week, either on Wednesdays or Saturdays – To be highly recommended to everyone.” Linda Cowley “The Market helps to make Petersfield the unique and special place that it is. It is a fine antidote to the dominance of supermarkets in our lives. It brings a wealth of colour, sound, smells and tastes. It is part of our history. Long may it continue.” June Leach “When I first moved to Petersfield, one thing that struck me was how lucky the town was to have such a variety of different markets throughout the year. I particularly love the farmers market on the first Sunday of every month. I think the variety is fantastic and the fact that all the goods are produced locally is great.” Amanda Harwood Issue 41 July / August 2013

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Naming a little lamb Huntington House recently got together staff set about choosing the winning name. with three local schools to name their new After much discussion, they all settled on lambs. Grayshott Primary School, St. John’s ‘Lamborghini’ and the young comedian Infant School and St. Edmund’s School were behind the name received a cuddly sheep all invited to name a lamb each. A class toy to take home and enjoyed bottle feeding from St Edmund’s School were the first one of the lambs in the field. pupils to come and see the lambs and to have the nominated name announced. Huntington House, 01428 604600 Huntington House Director, Charlie Hoare explains, “We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, and the lambs sprung into action as soon as the children arrived. With the residents wearing an array of boaters and wide-brimmed hats, the children were welcomed by residents doffing their caps, innocently copied by the pupils in their matching sun hats.” While the children were busy Huntington House newly discussing the difference between named lamb,‘lamborghini’ lambs and rams, the residents and

Fantastic fundraising family Last July a family of four decided to undertake 50 fundraising challenges for five charities, including Petersfield Hospice at home service, The Rosemary Foundation. With an original target of five thousand pounds, their current total stands one The fundraising family, the Flints

Milkwood makeovers for Carers Week To celebrate Carers Week, Milkwood House care home, Liss hosted a special pamper day in association with The Princes Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire. During the day carers had a choice of treatments to indulge in, including massages, reflexology as well as hair treatments from Halo Creative Hair. In addition to treatments, hospice at home charity TLC were also on hand to give carers information about the support available to them. Talking on the day, local carer Liz Moore said “we’re incredibly grateful to be noticed and acknowledged with a day like today. It’s fantastic learning about the different resources available also.” The day was one of many events organised by The Princes Trust for Carers in Hampshire taking place throughout the region to recognise the hard work that carers do. Others included a trip along the basingstoke canal and strawberry cream tea at Hayling Island Community Centre.

hundred pounds short of 15 thousand pounds. The fundraising spectacle has seen the family complete everything from a 24 hour tennis marathon to a fashion show in the Folly Wine Bar. Events to come will feature a swicle, a triathlon and a 100km ride around the Isle of Wight, an ‘Old Style Sports Day’ and a ‘Home Sale’. The family are welcoming as many people as possible to come and participate in these latter two events with all money raised going directly to their charities. For more information on these two events, or any queries, contact their active Facebook site: Flint’s 50 Fundraisers, or email: marchburn@gmail.com

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Bluebird Care announce funding scheme Petersfield-based care-at-home provider Bluebird Care have launched a funding scheme to help customers pay for their care. Bluebird Care have teamed up with Key Retirement Solutions to provide the scheme which effectively allows people to stay in their own home for as long as they wish. “It is vitally important that people have the opportunity to live their lives in the way they want to”, said Gabi Sprechert-Bailey from Bluebird Care, “and with local-authority funded care becoming more and more 36

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difficult to access many people are at a loss as to how they can cope in their later years”. The scheme is available to homeowners in the UK that are aged between 55 and 95 that are looking for a way of accessing extra funds to pay for care to be provided for them in their own home, rather than go into a nursing or residential care. The equity release scheme will allow a large amount of flexibility in not only how the money is drawn down but also that there is no red tape as to how the money is spent.

Gabi said; “this will allow us to concentrate on providing the very highest standards of good old-fashioned service, knowing that our customers do not have the financial worries which can all-too-often burden people in old age”. For further information see www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/payment/funding_ scheme or ring Bluebird Care on 01730 262578 or Key Retirement Solutions on 0808 208 0967 Issue 41 July / August 2013

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Moving into a care home is a big step. Whatever the circumstances it represents a major life change, not only for the person concerned, but also for family and friends. At Milkwood Care we believe it can and should be a positive, lifeenhancing experience. And that is why we try to make the transition as smooth as possible. Selecting the right home is important, and looking at the homes available for the first time can be a daunting and stressful experience, that’s why you can rest assured we run specialist care homes of the highest standard. Our managers and their teams will try to help you through this process, and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have on care, amenities, ongoing support and lifestyle choices. Milkwood Care own two specialist homes The team at the in this area, so if you need ongoing charming Chatterw ood House can make the transitio support, are looking for long-term care or n into care as stre ss free as pos sible and tailored to if you just need some advice on care then suit your needs please call or visit one of our superb homes where our staff will welcome you or feel free to visit our website to find out more about our homes and the care that we provide www.milkwoodcare.co.uk

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Petersfield plans

Town Mayor, Peter Marshall

The Government’s Localism Bill allows Local Communities to put together a vision, and a master plan, for their communities which, following approval by the government inspector and ratification through a referendum by the community, will have the force of law and will become the definitive document by which planning applications will be judged. Town Mayor, Peter Marshall explains, “This is a major change from the previous “top down” approach adopted by District planning teams and incorporated in the District’s “Local Plan”. Petersfield Town Council has taken the opportunity to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Petersfield with the support offered by

the South Downs National Park Planning Authority and the perceived need for Petersfield to have a broadly based master plan for its future development, and to address head on any controversial planning applications which do not appear to have taken into account the views of the community.” The summer of 2012 saw an executive team come together with a target referendum date of June 2014. “It took several months to establish a team that represented the community and to decide how best to proceed. We have learned from other communities that are going through the same process. The key to a successful plan is to ensure that the themes are clearly identified, that the community is fully engaged in the process, and that the ideas are driven by the community and represent the views of the community rather than the views of councillors or the executive.We have identified eight themes to be considered as part of the Neighbourhood Plan.” One of the most important, and most controversial, themes covered in the plan is housing. Like all communities, Petersfield is required to build a certain number of houses over the next 15 years. That number is negotiated between the government inspector and the planning authorities. With the plan the community can have an input to the process by proposing, through the Neighbourhood Plan, where the houses should go, the mix, the facilities provided,

A recently passed bill could mean big changes for Petersfield. We’ve been finding out more from Petersfield Town Mayor and Executive Committee member, Peter Marshall any agreed policy on affordable housing. Other themes that will be covered in the plan include the amount of land allocated for Business and Employment Generation; land available for Retail and Shopping facilities, whether small retail or supermarkets; the role of Tourism in Petersfield; the requirement and nature of Community Facilities; Protection of the Conservation area and the Built Environment; the Natural Environment and Green spaces; and Traffic and Transportation through the town including facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, car parking and public transport. As part of the Plan’s consultation and engagement process there will be open evenings, market stalls, questionnaires, community presentations and workshops. A website and interactive map will also be available where views can be posted. “This process is well underway and valuable feedback has already been received. However, with 14000 residents in Petersfield we have a long way to go to reach everyone.” The draft plan is due to be prepared early in 2014 and a final version will be presented to the Government Inspector in April 2014 with a referendum by the people of Petersfield in June 2014. www.petersfieldplan.co.uk

Question time

We posted your questions about the Neighbourhood Plan to executive committee member Richard Besant. Here is what he had to say... How will the Plan affect me? The Plan is giving the people a voice planning how petersfield develops in the next 15 years, everyone is affected by development, whether it’s a new building next door or a facility providing play opportunities for your children. What has it achieved so far? We have created a small group of volunteers and started engaging with individuals and groups across Petersfield. We have created a website and interactive map and people have been able to post their views and comments. We’ve also looked the conclusions and suggestions from important documents like the Petersfield Town Design Statement, Town Health Check and Petersfield Plan. How long will the Plan take? Two-three years depending on availability of evidence / data / information. 38

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Why is the Plan so important? Petersfield is a Market Town in a National Park, although National Parks are not places for unrestricted housing they are required to provide affordable housing for local people, given the very rural nature of the vast majority of the National Park there will be a need to provide housing in the more populated areas of the park where facilities, services and access to transport routes already exist, therefore Petersfield will need to provide some housing for local people, this makes the NP even more important. Has anything similar to the Plan ever happened before? There have been other documents like the Petersfield Town Design Statement and Town Health Check and those documents feed into the Neighbourhood Plan. However, those important documents did not have any legal weight, they were only used as guidance information by

the Planning Authority. Never before has a community led plan being given such legal weight and power in the planning system, that is the difference with the Neighbourhood Plan. What are the next steps for the Plan? Continue gathering information on people’s issues, challenges and aspirations for the future. Analyse the findings. Assess this in the context of data and evidence, as well as what the wider plans mean for Petersfield. Prepare some options of how the plan can deal with the issues and meet the housing needs of Petersfield, present these options to the community to discover what the preferred option is. Test this preferred option with an independent examiner then take the plan to the community in a referendum to vote to agree the plan or not. Issue 41 July / August 2013

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Charity Table Top Sale raises £200 for Scouts Petersfield residents and visitors recently flocked to the Wetherspoons, Red Lion car park in Petersfield for the inaugural Charity Table Top Sale supported by the Association of Petersfield Businesses (APB). The Red Lion car park was transformed into a market, full of bric-a-brac, costume jewellery and a wide variety of other treasures to raise funds for First Sheet Scouts. On the first Sunday of every month, The Red Lion will continue to provide a chance for residents to clear out cupboards, lofts and garages and raise money for charity at the same time. For just £5 for a pitch (table not provided), stall holders have the chance to sell old

books, toys, bric-a-brac, vintage clothes and shoes with all proceeds being donated to charity. Charity table top sales, 01730 235160

Trevor Towner – Treasurer APB with Clive Essex of First Sheet Scouts

Education with elegance Petersfield wedding boutique, Elegance and Grace, got together with the University of Portsmouth to create a special student design competition. Fashion and Textile students at the university were asked to design a wedding dress based on the impressionism-Monet’s gardens of Giverny for the chance to win £200 and work experience at Elegance and Grace. After much deliberation the judges, wedding dress designer, Chenka Williams and Elegance and Grace owner, Michele Wheeler narrowed the 30 entries down to six shortlisted students. The students were then asked to present their work before the

Emily Streatfelid’s winning piece

judges made their final decision. In the end Emily Streatfelid was chosen as the winner for the way in which she stuck to the brief and her technical talents. Michele explains, “I wanted to bring together the Academic riguer of the University, alongside bringing our top designer from Ritva Westenius, from the creative and commercial world of bridal down from London, working with us a an Independent Bridal Retailer from Petersfield to develop and assist students to give them inspiration.” Elegance and Grace, 07787526305

Wedding dress designer, Chenka Williams and Elegance and Grace owner, Michele Wheeler with Portsmouth University students

Council tax changes Landlords, developers and second homeowners need to be aware of important changes in the way Council Tax is to be charged. The changes, which came into effect on 1 April, affect properties that have previously been given exemptions or discounts. Stephen Ward of Martin & Co says that landlords of unfurnished and unoccupied 40

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properties should be particularly aware that the discount which was previously 100% has been reduced to 50% for the first six months and to zero for over six months but less than two years. He goes on to say that this makes it really important to avoid lengthy void periods between tenancies. Developers should also be aware that homes requiring or undergoing structural alterations or

New gem of a company in Petersfield A new company has started in Petersfield offering residents help with jobs that need doing around the house and garden. Using skills and experience of local people, Local Treasures does the jobs that residents don’t have time for or just need a bit of help with. “We are the home service on your doorstep” says Local Treasures founder Sarah Heyworth “We are a one stop shop, so whatever your job, whether it is gardening, cleaning, DIY, cooking, sewing, dog walking, decorating etc; we have a Treasure who can help.” Local Treasures, 07740 945929, www.local-treasures.co.uk

PR company turns purple Basingstoke based, the Purple Agency (part of Adare) has recently announced the acquisition of Petersfield PR specialists Navigate Design. The marketing company hope by acquiring Navigate Design they will add their PR expertise to the Purple portfolio. Commenting for Navigate, Gareth Gammon said, “Our clients appreciate a personal and tailored approach, and know the value public relations can add to their marketing strategy. The combination of Navigate’s PR skills and Purple’s integrated expertise creates a powerful proposition for both businesses’ clients.” Steve Shaw, managing director of Purple said “As an ambitious Hampshire based business, we’re delighted to welcome the team from Navigate on board.” The Purple Agency, 01256 631660

major repair have also had their discounts reduced from 100% to 50%. In an effort to reduce the long-term empty housing stock any unfurnished or unoccupied properties of more than two years, the council tax has been increased to 150%. East Hampshire District Council, www.easthants.gov.uk Issue 41 July / August 2013

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Seven new

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In at number seven we’ve got our new and exciting entertainment. Over the years we’ve enjoyed a range of fantastic Petersfield acts at the awards, with everyone from soloist Sertari to the adorable Petersfield Academy of Dance. This year is looking like our best line up yet but there are still places to be filled. So if you’re a comedian, singer, dance act or just an all round entertainer, we want to hear from you! Simply get in touch by emailing Alana.hebenton@lifemags.co.uk or phoning 01420 477 272.

On to six and its all about our new Lifetime Achievement Award. The first of our three new for 2014 categories, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises people who have made an outstanding contribution to the local community for 20 years or more. Do you know someone who has worked in the community who deserves shouting about? Do you know someone who has always put their community first? Big or small, we want to hear about your local achievements.

Fab at five we’ve got our fantastic food! 2013 saw the first two-course sit down meal served at the awards courtesy of Inside Catering. Following on from his raving reviews, Paul at Inside Catering’s mind is already bubbling away marvellous menu ideas - sure to tickle your taste buds!

Sticking with the food theme, at four we’ve got the changes to our eatery category. In the past there has been one category for pubs, restaurants and cafes. But this year as there are so many great places to eat and drink in Petersfield we thought it was about time we split the category in two. With one category for Best Pub/Bar and another for Best Restaurant/Café you can now recognise your favourite restaurant AND your favourite pub - perfect!

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Into the top three and it’s all about employees. Another new category for 2014, the Employee of the Year category is for that special member of the team. Do you have an employee that always puts that extra effort in? Made an outstanding achievement? Let us know!

Time for two and it’s our new Customer Service category. One for those who believe the customer is always right, this award recognises the restaurants, retailers or anyone who goes that extra mile to give you service with a smile!

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Work has already begun on our seventh Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards. So to get you in the spirit we’ve got seven sensational announcements about our Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2014

And at number one we’ve got our biggest announcement for 2014 our brand new exciting venue. This year for the first time ever our awards will be held in the beautiful grounds of Churcher’s College. A long time supporter of the awards, with their jazz band performing and award winning pupils, the school can’t wait to get involved and make our 2014 Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards one to remember!

2014 Life in Petersfield Business and Community Award Categories Best New Business

So over to you! Now is the time to start thinking about who you think is worthy of a 2014 Life in Petersfield Business and Community Award...

Roll Of Honour: 2013 Award Winners

Not for Profit Organisation/ Charity of the Year

Best New Business Award (Sponsored by Trevor Towner): Salon Sixteen

Retailer of the Year

Not for Profit Organisation/Charity of the Year Award (Sponsored by La Piazzetta): The Stroke Association Petersfield Stroke Support Group

Restaurant/Café of the Year

Retailer of the Year Award (Sponsored by Cox Manning): Coates Hair Design Ltd

Pub/Bar of the Year

Business of the Year (Sponsored by MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors): B2B Management

Employee of the Year Business of the Year Best Local/Community Initiative

Green Initiative Award (Sponsored by Petersfield Herald): Adhurst Estate Allotments

The Pub/Restaurant/Cafe of the Year Award (Sponsored by Martin & Co): The Old Drum Best Local/Community Initiative (Sponsored by Feefo): Friends of Petersfield Heath Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award (Sponsored by Kebbell Homes): Paula Haidon - The Steady and Strong classes Arts and Entertainment Award (Sponsored by The General Wine Company): The Petersfield Youth Theatre Sports Award (Sponsored by The Taro Centre): Viv Mays

Arts and Entertainment

Volunteer of the Year Award (Sponsored by Reeves of Petersfield): Gerry Conran

Sports

Teacher of the Year Award (Sponsored by Handmade Places): Mr Rircardo Ramshaw

Volunteer of the Year

Event of the Year (Sponsored by Petersfield Garage Services): Petersfield Jubilee Weekend Young Achiever of the Year (Sponsored by Forero Senior Architects): William Birch Tomlinson Petersfield Personality of the Year (Sponsored by Petersfield Festivals): Philip Young

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What’s on - July - August 2013 l Friday 5 - Sunday 7 July Tantalizing Textiles Exhibition Venue: Physic Garden, Petersfield Time: 10am-4.30pm Price: Free Contact: www.phoenixstitchers.co.uk/ exhibitions/ l Saturday 6 July

Choral Compline by Candlelight Venue: All Saints’ Church, East Meon Time: 8pm Price: Free admission Contact: www.rosemaryconsort.org.uk l Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July Goodwood Festival of Speed Venue: Goodwood House, Chichester Time: 8.45am Price: Adult from £39, young person 13-21 years from £19.50, under 13 free Contact: www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-ofspeed/ welcome l Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 July

Sewards of Petersfield Steam and Vintage Gathering Venue:Barr Field, Liss Price: Adults £2, Children under 16 £1 Contact: www.sewards-of-petersfield.co.uk l Sunday 14 July The Petersfield Ups and Downs Venue: Petersfield Town Square Time: Check-in from 8.15am - Ride starts at 10am Contact: www.puad.co.uk l Sunday 21 July 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Venue: Cowdray Park Polo Club, Easebourne Midhurst Price: Entry per person is charged at £17.50 if purchased before the 5 July and £20 after this date. Cars enter for free. Contact: www.cowdraypolo.co.uk l Tuesday 23 July

The New Savoy Cinema - Les Miserables (12A) Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Road Time:Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start Price: £5 Contact: www.thefestivalhall.co.uk l Tuesday 23 - Friday 26 July

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Thursday 22 - Tuesday 27 August - Petersfield Arts and Crafts Exhibition l Wednesday 24 July

l Thursday 22 - Tuesday 27 August

Toy Fair

Petersfield Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Road Time: 7pm- 9pm Price: £1.20 Contact: www.stevenclementsfairs.com l Friday 26 July Dig it – family archaeology day Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane Contact: www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Road Time:10:15am to 7:45pm 22 - 24 Aug, 10.15am to 5.45pm 25 - 26 Aug, Close 27 Aug at 1pm. Contact: petersfieldartsandcrafts.org.uk l Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August Petersfield Summer Festival Venue: Petersfield Town Centre Contact: www.petersfieldfest.com

l Tuesday 30 July - Friday 2 August

Glorious Goodwood Venue: Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester, West Sussex Price: £16-£39 Contact: www.goodwood.co.uk l Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 August

l Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 August Design a Roman mosaic Venue: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21 The Square Time: 12-2pm Contact:01730 260756

Flint knapping weekend Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane Contact: www.butserancientfarm.co.uk Issue 41 July / August 2013

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The Good Spa Guide renews PH2O’s Top 5 Bubble Rating

COMPETITION

Park House

Park House’s PH2O spa

Park House is an award-winning family-owned, small, luxury country house hotel and spa set within ten glorious acres in the downland village of Bepton and just outside the historic West Sussex market town of Midhurst. It is the winner of Conde Nast Johansens’ 2013 ‘Most Romantic Hotel’ in the UK & Ireland award, it has been re-reviewed with a top 5 Bubble rating by The Good Spa Guide and has been recognised by TripAdvisor with

a highly prized 2013 “Certificate of Excellence”. This prestigious award places Park House in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor and, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers! The hotel comprises twenty one luxury en-suite bedrooms, an exquisite and intimate spa called PH2O, and has a unique range of English country house sports and

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WIN!

3 months complimentary membership of PH2O spa at Park House facilities to enjoy. The PH2O spa offers guests all the facilities and services that you would expect from a leading luxury spa; a stunning indoor swimming pool, four beautifully decorated treatment rooms – one double – a relaxation room and areas to relax in, saunas, steam rooms, a Jacuzzi and gym. In the summer CLOSING months, spa DATE members 15 AUGUST and guests 2013 can also enjoy an outdoor heated swimming pool and surrounding sun terraces, two grass tennis courts, a Par 3 six hole golf course, a putting green and croquet and bowls lawns. An extensive Treatment Menu is available to view on-line and membership to PH2O is currently open. Please contact Membership Secretary, Siobhan Appleby, to organise a visit. The hotel also offers weekday and Sunday lunches, traditional afternoon teas and dinner, and a new ‘Lite Bites’ snack menu. A children’s menu is available on request. On Sundays, a traditional Sunday lunch is served. The hotel’s beautifully restored Sussex barn also provides the perfect countryside venue for parties, dinners, drinks receptions and small family weddings for between 60-80 guests.

competition

For your chance to win... Three months complimentary membership of the PH2O Spa at Park House. All you have to do is answer these three questions: 1. How many treatment rooms does Park House’s PH2O spa have? 2. In which village is Park House located? 3. How many bedrooms does the hotel have? Send your entries with your name, address, email and phone number to: New Life Magazines Ltd, Tindle House, High Street, Bordon GU35 0AY or email info@lifemags.co.uk Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 15th August 2013. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the September/October 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 New Life Magazines Ltd and accociates of Park House Hotel are not allowed to submit entries.

COMPETITION

WINNER

Big congratulations to our two recent competition winners, Ann-Marie Beard who now has £100 worth of vouchers to spend at Hengelo and Mrs Kay who will have five complementary therapies at the Centre of Complementary Medicine. Here is what they both had to say: AnnMarie Beard,“I entered the competition because I thought the company looked really interesting. I’m just amazed I won - I never win anything!” Mrs Kay,“I’m very pleased to have won. I entered out of curiosity because i’ve never had a treatments like those before.”

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Advertisers in this issue Alphagraphics....................................... Page 41

PACS ...........................................................Page 33

Archway Vets.......................................... Page 17

Park House Hotel................................. Page 45

Ardquin Fine Arts..................................Page 33

Penman Fairs..........................................Page 33

Arthur Bonnet.......................................Page 20

Perfect Skin Solutions......................... Page 13

Editorial Manager

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Managing Director

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Advertising Manager

Jo Barlow jo.barlow@lifemags.co.uk

Advertising Executive

Sara Govey sara.govey@lifemags.co.uk Chris Etheridge

Beau-Port Kitchens.............................. Page 21

Petersfield Garage Services............. Page 25

Distribution Manager

Beaver Tool Hire.....................................Page 23

R C Arnold ........................................................ IBC

Graphic Designers

Damian Fox, Neil Garland

Bluebird Care............................................Page 3

Rotherbank Care Home .....................Page 35

Contributors

EDIT: Hannah Stephenson PHOTOS: PA Photo-thinkstockphotos, Jon Franklin

Britannia Reeves .................................. Page 25

Salon Sixteen ......................................... Page 13

Burley & Geach......................................Page 41

Snug Interiors .................................................IFC

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

South Downs Care ...............................Page 35

Durleighmarsh Farm Shop..............Page 29

Specsavers............................................... Page 15

Home Help UK.......................................Page 37

Spire Health Care....................................Page 7

Inside Catering ......................................Page 41

The Beech Cafe.....................................Page 29

John Jenkins...........................................Page 20

The Five Bells .......................................... Page 31

Lemon Grass..........................................Page 30

The Great Oak.......................................Page 29

Lillyfields Care........................................Page 35

The Half Moon....................................... Page 31

Littlejohn Bathrooms............................Page 5

The Old Drum ........................................ Page 31

Local Treasures...................................... Page 25

Thomas Lord........................................... Page 31

MacDonald Oates .....................Page 27 & 39

Transform Landscapes .......................Page 23

Martin & Co............................................ Page 21

Trevor Towner......................................... Page 17

Meon Face ..................................................... OBC

Uppark House........................................Page 17

Milkwood Care ......................................Page 37

Varca ..........................................................Page 17

Orchard Care Homes............................ Page 9

Wenham Holt Care Home ............... Page 37

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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 Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 Citizens’ Advice Bureau 08444 111 306 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

East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551

Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency) 0207 932 5800

Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182

PC Pete 01730 269569

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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 779185 The Salvation Army (local branch) 01730 262820 Tourist Information Office 01730 268829 Winton House Centre (centre for Hospital Cars & Age Concern) 01730 266046 www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk

Leisure Local walks info www.hants.gov.uk/walking; www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ 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 PetersfieldTown 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 www.traveline.org.uk 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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