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ou are invited to step resolutely into 2011, fortified by Life in Petersfield’s bundle of New Year goodies. What better way to start this year than to find the ‘feel good factor’? This is highlighted in the Health feature, swiftly followed by advice on complementing colours in the Style sector. With only six weeks to Valentine’s Day from the start of the year, there are tips on ‘what women want’ on the shopping page. Local food producers offer some recipes for comfort eating, and, to get you sitting comfortably, Petersfield interiors’ specialists offer tips to make your home feel warmer. There is a brand new feature called “Peter’s Field”, which opens with a cartoon. And we urge readers to send funny photographs, images and cartoons of their own. Life Magazines celebrated 2010 in a joint Christmas party with our parent company Navigate, attended by more than 100 clients and friends. Now we are looking forward to the New Year with enthusiasm. Stay with us for an enjoyable ride.


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Contents Awards

Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2011

I to IV


Step resolutely into 2011



The feel good factor



Colour for all seasons



Petersfield Risk Doctor, David Hillson


Vox Pop

New Year’s Resolutions



Life and Navigate Party; Clay shoot


Peter’s Field

Cartoon corner



The Stones sing with the Maasai



What women want for Valentine’s Day


Food and Drink Comfort food recipes; Culinary tips



Winter warmer ideas for your home



King’s Arms reopen; Skatepark; Remembering Richard


Health: 4

Social: 14

Adventure: 18

Shopping: 20

Food and drink: 22

Business news: 30

Petersfield Office:

London Office: 1 Noel Street, London WIF 8GA

Business News Meon Dental award; Priority charity day; 30 Haart walk to work; Italian Mural Meridian TV features Petersfield What’s On

Diary of local events in January/February 34


The Fitness Barn beauty package; Results 35


Local contacts; Advertising list; Distribution points


Life in Petersfield Editor and Publisher Nick Keith Assistant Editor Aimee Plant Sub Editors Geraldine Keith, Sarah Rush Contributors Nick Keith, Aimee Plant, Kathryn White Managing Director Gareth Gammon Advertising Sales Manager Jackie Barnett Advertising Sales Gill Cooper Florence Howes Art Director Karen Holloway Graphic Designers Neil Pafford, Dan Vear, Graham Martin Photographers Michel Focard, Florence Howes, Aimee Plant, James Stone, Louise Bushnell Designed and produced by Navigate Design

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Stress free

Feel good factor The New Year is a time to relax and recover from the busy festive season, get fit after indulging at Christmas, reflect on the past and start the year a fresh. Life in Petersfield investigates ways to take a little ‘me time’ and just feel good

In this day and age, there is a lot of reason to feel stressed or low. The eight-week Mindfulness Course for Stress Reduction might be a solution for people who are feeling drained from last year, or anxious about the year to come. The Mindfulness Course is to assist in taking better care of yourself and getting more out of living. The aim is to learn new ways to handle challenging physical sensations, emotions, moods or social interactions. The course consists of deep relaxation techniques, simple but deep yoga movements and meditation. Susan Rooke, the course leader who is certified by the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice, says that meditation is a chance to sit down and allow you to do nothing at all. “If you shake up apple juice, it becomes cloudy,” she says. “If you leave it to sit for a while, all the sediment falls to the bottom and the juice becomes clear.” “Over the eight weeks you will learn how to relax and build up concrete tools for how to deal with stress. It could lead to feeling less stuck, seeing more options and having more confidence”, says Susan. People with chronic pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), depression, sleep problems and headaches have benefited from this stress clinic. “The Stress Reduction Program was developed in hospitals in America and health professionals have referred patients with MS, chronic pain, depression, sleep problems and head aches to the course”, says Susan. The next session is at the Alton and Petersfield Community Centre in February. Mindfulness Course, 01730 895430,

Relax and unwind at Champneys Forest Mere

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Pamper yourself

Feeling good often starts with looking good. A spray tan, a make-over or a manicure can leave you feeling confident, glowing and spruced; a new year, a new you! Something for the Weekend offer a wide range of treatments including: St Tropez tanning; facials and massages; manicures and pedicures and makeup lessons (for the ladies). The friendly and professional therapists at Something for the Weekend will help to make you look good and feel fantastic. “We are confident that every visit will make you feel refreshed, radiant and revitalised. We want you to experience the ultimate in relaxation and pampering and leave the salon feeling fantastic,” says owner, Tanya King. Something for the Weekend, 01730 260260

Spring back to life

South Downs Massage, based in Froxfield, just outside Petersfield, offers various treatments that are adjusted for each client at the time of the visit and does not just use a regular massage routine. Christine Southwell is a Massage Therapist who uses organic products to help eliminate 4

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toxins from the body. “It is nice to visit a tranquil, clean environment and have a treatment away from traffic noise, where the clients are not rushed in and out,” she says. “They also receive an organic herbal tea or juice afterwards.” “The emphasis is on the fact that lifestyles and stress can change where we hold tension in our muscles. South Downs Massage offers treatments that can either energize or help relaxation.” South Downs Massage, 01730 858502

Relax and un-wind

“In the many different roles we play in our lives we can often forget who we are, what we need and what is really important for us to achieve and maintain optimum wellbeing,” according to Champneys. There are different programmes to help structure a stay at Champneys Forest Mere near Liphook, but even a day there is enough to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Trust us, it has been tried and tested by members of the Life team.

From fitness and nutrition to relaxation and spa treatments there is plenty to help guests feel and look their best after their stay. A day could consist of: a dip in the thalassotherapy pool; a ballet class; a satisfying and healthy buffet lunch; a massage; facial; a steam room and sauna session; and a nap in the relaxation room. Champneys offers an opportunity to reap the health and beauty benefits of their different therapies and treatments. You can increase energy levels and improve health and fitness with physical exercise; and there is a chance to boost nutrition in the body with balanced meals and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Champneys aims to help guests gain a new perspective on their lifestyles. Forest Mere is a place to leave troubles behind, thoroughly relax and treat the body to what it needs. You usually leave feeling rested, pampered and ready for the year ahead. Champneys Forest Mere, 01428 726000 L 5


Colour for all seasons Life Magazines’ Jackie Barnett discovers how to make the most of her natural colours when buying clothes and make-up dvertising Manager Jackie Barnett, who always wears black, went to the Black Swan Make Up Studio in Liss for a full colour consultation. Image and colour consultants look at an individual’s depth, clarity and undertone to find out which colours complement her (or his) natural colourings. Black Swan’s Amanda Moore, a qualified image consultant and make-up artist, uses the four seasons technique. This is a face-to-face consultation, using scientific analysis of an individual's natural colouring to discover personal colour palettes. She explains that the analysis


Colour for make-up: Amanda chooses and applies the best make-up for Jackie

Jackie’s colours: Colour drapes show that Jackie falls into an autumn category, so the colours that flatter her are deep, muted and warm

Best colours: Browns and reds suit Jackie best, and these are the colours to look out for when she chooses clothes

Colour for clothes: Amanda takes Jackie shopping with her persoanl colour swatch to make sure she buys the right coloured clothes


identifies a palette of colours to harmonize with the natural colouring in an individual’s hair, skin and eyes – “the colour a person wears is the very first thing we notice”. She adds: “Colour also lends an emotional response to first impressions which shape, size, and style cannot. It quite literally colours our perceptions.” “Knowing exactly which colours complement a person can improve their appearance by harmonizing with their natural colours. Wearing your correct colours can make you look 10 years younger and boost your confidence!”

Black Swan Colour & Make Up Studio, 01730 892648, Issue 26 January/February 2011





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Which season are you?

These fantastic clothing makes are sold in our local Petersfield shops. It’s just a case of finding what suits you

Odd Molly


Odd Molly

A dramatic, bold, strong, icy, steely look. Think frost and snow, bare trees etched against bright blue skies, holly leaves and berries.

Noa Noa

In Wear Odd Molly


In Wear

A soft, feminine, dusty, ashy, ‘English Rose’ look. Think hazy summer days, clematis, raspberries and softer colours of roses.


Noa Noa

A rich, earthy, burnished, toasted look. Think coppers and golds of the leaves, conker brown and smoke from bonfires.

Tina Taylor

Odd Molly


Noa Noa

A golden, sun-kissed, vivid, lively, fresh, ‘Californian girl’ look. Think light bright greens of buds, leaves and new grass, daffodils, crocus and bright sunshine. Jackpot

In Wear


Jackpot sold at Nutmeg, 01730 263660 Tina Taylor sold at Plumage, 01730 264662 In Wear sold at Rhona Russell, 01730 260920 NoaNoa and Odd Milly sold at Tiger Rose, 01730 268000 L Issue 26 January/February 2011



‘Risk Doctor’ wins world renown Petersfield’s global expert in risk management has received two international awards



He defines risk as: “Uncertainty that matters. All other definitions are variations on this phrase (usually with more words!). So all risks are uncertain because they may never happen (though not all uncertainties are risks), and all risks matter because if they happened they would have a material effect on achievement of one or more objectives. “ David Hillson has a scholarly and softly spoken manner, but he exudes great warmth and wit. A man of the world, he has worked in 43 countries and on every continent except Antarctica, providing support to clients in all major industry sectors.

All risks matter because if they happened they would have a material effect on achievement of one or more objectives

avid Hillson, known worldwide as ‘The Risk Doctor’, has won the inaugural award as “Risk Personality of the Year” for 2010. This award, by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Risk Management Professional magazine, honours the individual who contributes most to improving risk knowledge and standards, promoting the message of strong risk management, and inspiring their peers. In the words of the judges Dr Hillson is “a larger-than-life character, who has become a well-known brand”. His other award is a fellowship of the Project Management Institute, the PMI’s highest individual honour and the only one awarded in 2010. Having moved to Petersfield with his wife Liz more than 30 years ago, he became involved in risk management in 1983 while working at Ferranti in Portsmouth. “The company was instructed by the MoD to use risk management in a £30 million defence contract; but we didn’t know much about it, so I was detailed to try it out.” The project was a big success, and David Hillson was on the road to becoming ‘The Risk Doctor’. In 1993 he left Ferranti and after working for two specialist consultancies he set up his Risk Doctor consultancy, which now has 20 expert partners across the globe. Risk management may sound like a dry and cerebral subject but this is a “larger-than-life” discipline which affects everybody. “Every client is different,” David said. “The core message is that the future is uncertain, but we can do something about it. “To succeed we have to deal with uncertainty. While uncertainty is a threat it also offers opportunities, and risk management is all about using and exploiting that. I provide the forward-looking radar to look into the future and help people take appropriate action.”

As well as giving strategic advice to corporates, he is interested in applying the risk management approach to communities, for example in developing entrepreneurship in local community groups. His clients range from corporates such as BP and NASA to a township in South Africa and a village community in Ghana. “When I undertake a big job I try to make sure that I also meet local people and see what I can do on the ground.” Married for 32 years, David and Liz have two daughters who were raised in Petersfield – one is a biochemist in Cardiff, the other a

David Hillson (centre) receives the “Risk Personality of the Year” award from actor Chris Barrie (Rimmer in Red Dwarf and Mr Brittas in BBC TV’s The Brittas Empire) at a gala dinner in London with Steve Good, Marketing Manager of Risk Management Professional magazine, on his right children’s nurse in Sydney. His interests outside risk management include active participation in Christianity, music, the community, and travel. “We came to Petersfield in 1979 to start a new community-based Christian church, which has become an active part of the faith community in the town,” he said. “We are now working with a new church in Greatham that was started four years ago.” As well as his work in local churches, he is also a much-published author on risk management – with eight major books and over 100 journal papers and articles. And he is a keen musician having trained on brass instruments at Trinity College of Music in London. He has switched to the keyboards and plays in bands at weddings and gigs. “I would love to become a better jazz pianist, but you need time to practise,” he said with a wry smile. “And I want to travel more, especially in South America.” The Risk Doctor, L Issue 26 January/February 2011



vox pop

Your New Year’s Life in Petersfield went into town to find out what YOU’RE hoping to achieve in 2011

“My New Year’s reso luti is to be hea on lthy. I’m going to stop smok ing and start looking aft er myself ” A

ndy Ha

“Give up nd smoking a y e save mon for my ext holiday n e a year” J n r u o Seym

s “Eat les !” chocolate Lucy n Johnso

“Spend le ss money on junk, money just disappears and you don’t know where it g oes” James R oadnigh t



Resolutions “I want re to get mo sleep” Rhona ll R usse

“I don’t generally make a New Year’ s Resolution ” Christi ne Weller

“I don’t normally do resolutions, however, I do plan to fulfil Galatians, Chapter 5, verse 22 from the New Testament” Lucy Johnson’s father

“Find a nice lady with lots !” of money Tom y Munda

“To st o workin p g so har d” Jona than Ber r y

w “My Ne on luti o s Years re p is to sto for a drinking ar” e y whole s l Char e n Beve

“I’m g o makin ing to keep g saus ages and st ay cold fr out of the om Gera now on” ld M abbu from tt P Far m ondhead

“Be mor e tolerant o f people” laughs Carol Munda y

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“Do more exercise, I haven’t do ne much this year” Evey Ll oyd

“Go out more, stu dy less” Lu cy Harfie ld

“My N Year’s ew resolut io is to ea n t health ier more” and walk t he dog Mich the d a og’s el, Jack own er

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Autumn and winter diary What a swell party!

Clay pigeon shoot Winning team

Party time: (clockwise from top left): Four Petersfield Mayors, Bob Ayer, Vaughan Clarke, Hilary Ayer, and Chris Jenner; the party scene; Giles Cleverly (Syn-Star), and Sarah Jordan (Daltons); Chris Scott (Lavant Rowe), Charlie Millar, and Martine Warren (Lavant Rowe) ore than 100 party-goers packed merrily into the offices of Navigate, Designline and Life Magazines to celebrate Christmas and an office warming on 16 December. Our many friends and clients included: Town Mayor Chris Jenner and his wife Pollyanna and their daughter Lowrie; Phil Gadd and Mark Willcox from Portsmouth International Port; and Phil Bates (“Mr Grayshott”), a trustee of Grayshott Pottery; Rob Reynolds, from Bedales Schools; and Penny Guy from The Passenger Shipping Association. And we were pleased to welcome Martin Smith and his wife Julia, whose company Designline merged with Navigate in the summer. Petersfield town councillor and former mayor Paul Molloy summed up the evening: “Many thanks for inviting me to your event. I thoroughly enjoyed it …it's always great to hear of successful Petersfield businesses. Even better when it concerns Navigate and Lifemags. Really liked the office set-up and got a chance to talk to some of your staff - who are all clearly very happy … “


A delighted Gareth Gammon, MD of Navigate, said: “At the end of such an exciting year for our three businesses, it was great to relax and enjoy an evening with so many who have supported us – clients and partners alike. A big thank you to all. We look forward to 2011.” Navigate were helped on the evening by renowned cartoonist Peter Plant, who delighted and scared the guests in equal measure (click here to see some of his work). David Haworth, from the Hampshire Wine Shippers, served hot mulled wine; and gorgeous nibbles were enjoyed from The Bluebell at Cocking. After thanks from Nick Keith and Gareth Gammon, the evening closed when the guests watched the official premier of the latest Navigate corporate video, which is on their new website ... BAFTAs to follow! Navigate Design, 01730 235666 Peter Plant, Hampshire Wine Shippers, 01730 266133 The Bluebell at Cocking, 01730 810200


even teams from local businesses met at the Royal Navy Shooting Range in Portsmouth for a day of shooting clay pigeons and clay rabbits organized by Life in Petersfield, Navigate, Britannia Reeves and Simply Store. “We love taking novices down to the club: it’s fantastic to see the faces of people when they first hit a clay,” said Andy Shotbolt, managing director of Britannia Reeves and Simply Store, and a loyal member of the Royal Navy Shooting Range. Britannia Reeves, 01730 262158 Florence Howes

Gareth Gammon

Emma Gaisford (Navigate) and Mark Willcox, from the Portsmouth International Port The shoot

Phil Gadd, Portsmouth International Port (left) with Richard Gaisford and Gareth Gammon 14

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Lasham Gliding

Undies evening

Bob Bickers and Richard Moyse

Tara Wake (left) and Holly McGhie


embers of the society hosted a lovely evening at the Lasham Gliding Club house in November. A delicious buffet supper and drinks were enjoyed after an enlightening presentation by Bob Bickers on the history of

the club, what it does today, and the exciting future plans as more people are now enjoying the thrill of glider flight. Lasham Gliding, 01256 384900


riends and family came to help welcome the opening of Undies and Tara Wake Interiors on the High Street in November. Unique underwear and pyjamas are designed exclusively by Holly McGhie and sold downstairs. And

upstairs Tara has made the most of the beautiful building that is now her show room. Undies, 07585 774588 Tara Wake Interiors, 01730 260392 L

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eter Plant is a cartoonist, illustrator and copywriter based here in Petersfield. Peter has been a cartoonist for 30 years creating strips for the UK Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Daily Express, Today and Canadian Globe and Mail, for Arrow Books and Robson Books, and for the The Ink Group Greeting Cards. When it comes to using a "felt tip" he tells us he is reputed to have the fastest draw in town!


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A lasting impression James and Russell Stone have just returned from a life-changing two-week visit singing to the Maasai tribe in Tanzania

Russell Stone singing and dancing with the children of the Waangwara school near Barbai, one of the first development projects that James and Russell visited run by the Livingstone Tanzania Trust. etersfield father and son Russell and James Stone stayed with the Maasai tribe for two weeks, eating, sleeping, living and singing songs to them. Russell, a Transpersonal Councillor and Physiotherapist, says: “These tribes use song in everyday life to tell stories, to express emotion, and to communicate. I want to know what happens when a white man sings back.” Word spread quickly of the ‘White Man that would sing’ and hundreds of people turned up to greet them, some travelling up to 45km from their villages. “They had never seen anything like this before,” explains Russell. “These are very traditional people;


every song in the Maasai tribe has a meaning and purpose. Improvisation is foreign to them. “Once I explained that my songs were to express our gratitude for their hospitality, and that we wanted to learn from them, the songs made more sense to them. I believe I reached the people in a way that had far more impact than just talking through translators.” “The Maasai need to build schools to educate their children,” says James. “We raised money for the Livingstone Tanzania Trust, which went towards building a school in the village.”

A village elder reflecting on his thoughts as Russell and James discuss the problems that a tribal culture faces in a modern world

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A grandmother gives her loving affection to her grandchild, “With this photo I tried to capture the deep love that these two shared with each other,” says James


Russell and James and their two guides on their last day with the Maasai

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What Women Want

Boys: If you need a little help when it comes to ways to treat your special lady on 14 February, Life in Petersfield has it covered for you. Girls:We suggest leaving this page open on the kitchen counter, or next to the remote control or beer cupboard or takeaway menus to give the men a little encouragement A silver and rose gold heart pendant and chain from Clogau Gold, Constad Jewellers

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Louise Bushnell says: “Whenever I’m asked to take photos of a couple or family, I know these images are going to be with them forever.” A Lifestyle Portraiture Session Gift Voucher with Louise Bushell Photography is a great gift for a loved one

Thorntons Mallow Hearts (right) are sure to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day, £1.99, At Home Show your loved one the mischievous side in you with Thorntons’ Cheeky Devil, £1.99, At Home

Pamper, listen, take trouble Laura Cummins, Leisure Manager at Meon Valley Travel, knows exactly what women want for Valentine’s Day:

You can’t go wrong with a romantic dinner out beside a log fire. The Bluebell at Cocking offer freshly prepared meals and pride themselves on excellent service and an eye to detail. You could even spend the night in one of their boutique rooms “Our rooms are very comfortable, stylish and elegant,” says Julia, Owner and Manager.


“Guys, what women really want is you and your time: our survey says the top three things women want are: 1. To be pampered. Every woman loves to be pampered, so plan a day or evening that caters to her – whether it’s a bubble bath and a cup of tea, a curry and the Sex and the City boxset or a back and foot massage with her favourite glass of wine. 2. Prove you heard what she said. It’s very easy to listen but not actually hear. Women drop constant clues about what they want throughout the day in normal conversation. You can make Valentine’s Day really memorable if you listen. 3. Show some effort. We want to know that you put some effort in; it’s not about how much money you spend, but on how much time you spent in preparation.”

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Comfort eating These recipes from local food experts – with hearty ingredients, satisfying tastes, and served piping hot – are the perfect excuse to stay in and eat comfortably in the cold winter months

Versatile vegetable Alison Grange at the Durleighmarsh Farm Shop offers some great ideas using squash, a versatile winter vegetable which comes in many shapes and sizes.

Squash risotto 1 1/2 lb squash or pumpkin 1 onion chopped 3oz butter 2 pints stock 4 sage leaves 12oz rice 2 tomatoes skinned and chopped 1 glass white wine salt, pepper, chopped parsley parmesan cheese (grated) Cut squash into cubes – discard seeds and skin. Gently cook onion in half of the butter. Bring stock to the boil and then turn heat down low. Add sage (chopped) and pumpkin to onion and add rice. Cook and stir for two minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper and simmer for a few minutes. Add hot stock slowly while stirring and cook until rice is tender. Add remaining butter, parsley, and extra seasoning if desired. Serve hot. Durleighmarsh Farm Shop 01730 821626 22

Canadian squash tart 10in pastry case 11/2 cups cooked pureed squash 1 /4 cup brown sugar 1 /4 cup granulated sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 cup Jersey cream and 1/2 cup milk 1 /2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg Pinch salt Mix pumpkin, sugar, spices and salt. Stir in eggs and cream. Pour into baked pastry shell and cook Alison Grange at 400 F (200 C) for 10 minutes and then 350 F (180C) for 35 minutes. Garnish with toasted almonds and chopped preserved ginger; serve with Jersey cream.

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Canny culinary tips Start the New Year with some culinary tips up your sleeve. By Geraldine Keith 1. Stand-bys in the freezer • Leftover white bread for bread-sauce, force meat, crumb toppings, etc. • Bags of parsley. Use straight from the freezer when required. • Crumble. Make double the amount of crumble and freeze half. 2. Rest roasted meat When cooked, take the meat from the oven, cover with tin foil and a thick cloth and leave for at least 20 minutes. The meat will relax and be wonderfully tender. Even the most expensive cut of meat will be tough if you carve it straight from the oven. 3. Taste the difference Taste frequently at every stage of cooking. Most amateur cooks don’t taste enough. • Don’t over-season; you can add more, you can’t take away. • Experiment with herbs and spices. • If food lacks flavour and you have checked the salt, add lemon juice - it’s a real flavour-enhancer. • Nutmeg enhances almost everything , except tomatoes.

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Fill up with meat Rother Valley Organics recommends meat to help you feel full and satisfied

Beetroot haters’ soup Riverford Organics has a different soup for you to try – and the fabulous deep colour from the beetroot shows it is healthy. This soup is perfect for helping you thaw out from the cold. 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 potato, peeled and diced 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger, grated Zest of 1 orange, plus extra to serve Juice of 2 oranges 3 medium beetroot, cooked and cut into small dice Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper A little cream or yogurt to serve Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry until soft but not coloured. Add the potato and ginger and fry for 3 minutes. Add the orange zest and juice, plus the beetroot and water, then bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the potato is tender. Blend until smooth. Reheat gently and season to taste. Serve garnished, if you like, with a swirl of cream and a little grated orange zest.

Oxtail and butter beans

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2lb oxtail, jointed 1 tablespoon soy sauce (dark is best) 2 cloves garlic chopped 2fl oz (50 ml) olive oil 2 pints (1.25ltr) water 2 tomatoes chopped 1 medium onion (or 2 small) 1 sprig of thyme (or 1/2 tea spoon dried) 1 chilli pepper chopped 2 spring onions chopped Salt to taste Coarse black pepper 1 tin butter beans, drained and rinsed Wash and dry the oxtail and marinade in a bowl with the soy sauce and garlic overnight. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and brown the oxtail on all sides. Just cover the meat with water, cover the pan. Bring to the boil and then simmer slowly for 2-3 hours until it's really tender. Remove the meat and turn up the heat to reduce the liquid. Add the chopped onion, tomatoes, chilli and chopped spring onions, sit and continue cooking slowly for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add the butter beans, mix in well and simmer to warm through. Season with black pepper and serve with plain white rice. Rother Valley Organics, 01730 821062




Winter warmers

Mosca hanging light from Elstead Lighting

Local experts give tips on how to make your home glow with warmth this winter through heat, light, smell, colour and food


“Radiators no longer have to be ugly white boxes designed to blend into the wall or hidden behind grills. Thanks to investment by manufacturers in good design, radiators now form a key part of the décor and can be sculptural elements in their own right in every room of the home.” LittleJohn Bathrooms.

made from amber and crystal, blown-glass shades mounted on an antiqued brown lacquered frame.” Elstead Lighting


“The Ottoman table lamp gives a lovely reflective warm light from the bronze metallic base and 20-inch gold-lined shade. The Mosca is an Italiandesigned, nine-light ceiling fitting

Smell Bisque Arteplano from LittleJohn Bathrooms

“With a coffee maker from Inspire Lifestyle you can have an aroma of coffee throughout your house whenever you want to give it a little boost of warmth.” Inspire Lifestyle

Colour & food

“Paint the walls a warm colour to create a cosy feeling; and turn

your leftover turkey from the freezer into a warm, spicy curry to serve to your friends.” Arthur Bonnet at Jacksons of Petersfield Arthur Bonnet, 01730 710001 Elstead Lighting, 01420 82377 Inspire Lifestyle, 01730 265957 LittleJohn, 01730 231050 L

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King’s Arms returns to former home he King’s Arms has re-opened at its original home in Petersfield’s Festival Hall car park in time for its 10th anniversary this year. After last year’s fire disaster, the club was forced to move temporarily to the Social Club on Station Road. It has now been fully refurbished and has a brand new recording centre for the youngsters to use. “We aim to put together activities, groups and sessions to meet as



many needs as possible,” says Hannah Turner, Operations Manager. Set up in 2000, the King’s Arms provides a safe place for the young people of Petersfield and the surrounding villages. The churches of Petersfield played a large part in setting up this project and continue to support the club in many ways. The local community has also been heavily involved, with volunteers lending their time and donating funds.


he family and friends of Marine Richard Hollington, the 300th soldier to be killed in Afghanistan, raised more than £50,000 before Christmas for the Help for Heroes charity. The landmark was reached in December when his parents, Robin and Jenny Hollington, held a karaoke evening at the Cricketers Pub in their home village of Steep, and other friends staged an event in Monmouth.


he application to build 213 homes at Causeway Farm, Petersfield, was rejected unanimously in December by the south planning committee of East Hampshire District Council. These plans, by Phillips Build Group, are one of the planning applications contested by the 4 Sites Campaign, as featured in the last issue of Life in Petersfield. Another proposal for a development in Larcombe Road have yet to be submitted to the EHDC.


he Petersfield Counselling Service (PCS) will undertake a guided 10-mile sponsored walk on 2 April 2011. The funds raised will support PCS in providing affordable, helpful and supportive counselling to clients aged 18 and over who are facing a range of difficulties in the Petersfield and surrounding areas. Petersfield Counselling Service, www. petersfieldcounsellingservice.

Richard’s closest chums from Commando 40 Royal Marines came to Steep – two of them had flown from the US for the evening – to support the appeal. Richard Hollington would have celebrated his 24th birthday on Boxing Day. After his death in June, the original aim was to raise £30,000 (£100 for each soldier killed). To donate, www.justgiving. com/Marine-RichardHollington

Second birthday


Elizabeth FitzRoy Support, 01730 711111 helped in using several different art techniquess.

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Elizabeth FitzRoy Support provides tailored, flexible support services to people with learning and physical disabilities. It treats people as individuals, taking account of their specific needs. Based in Petersfield, this national charity celebrates its half-century in 2012. The exhibition opens daily 10am to 4.30pm and runs until 6 February at QECP.



The King’s Arms,

Jenny and Robin Hollington at the Cricketers’ karaoke evening

Inspiring art embers of Elizabeth FitzRoy Support who provide day services in Petersfield, Waterlooville and Havant, have opened a 10-week art exhibition – “Inspired by Nature” – in the café at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Proceeds from all artwork sold will help to fund future projects, directly benefiting the members. At the December preview evening £150 was raised through purchases of artwork. The artists studied work by Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne, who were all inspired by nature. They were

Hannah Turner adds: “We want to encourage the youth of our town to succeed in life and reach their potential. We want to show them their great worth and help them with the difficult transition to adulthood. We aim to give them the opportunity to try new things and discover hidden talents, to go to new places and meet new people.”

Remembering Richard


own Mayor Chris Jenner officially opened the Love Lane Skatepark just before Christmas. Town Clerk Neil Hitch said that the construction of the Skatepark had gone well, although the wet weather in August and the autumn had first delayed the start of the concreting. He added: “I always hoped that the skatepark would attract people to the town to see what it has to offer and these people are bound to spend money in support of the local economy in our shops, pubs, and cafes which can only be a good thing.” The Skatepark has already attracted visitors from Southampton, Portsmouth and Aldershot. Initial comments on the Wheelscape facebook page have included: “… the greatest skatepark ever made”. And “… looks really sweet, well done.”   Wheelscape, 



he second birthday of local business, The Fitness Barn, run by local women Gaynor Oakes and Debbie Avis, is on 17 January. Both had many years experience as fitness professionals and decided to take the plunge and open their own fitness studio, even in difficult and competitive times. “I don’t think there’s ever a good time to start out,” says Gaynor, “ some people thought we were mad, however we knew that with hard work, determination and enthusiasm we would succeed.” January also sees the launch of their Vibration Training Plates; the latest in fitness technology and development, appealing to all ages and fitness levels. The Fitness Barn, 01730 895583 Issue 26 January/February 2011

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Meridian features Petersfield

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On camera: Tim O’Kelly of One Tree Books and Sally Jay eridian News is comparing shopping in a market town, like Petersfield, with many independent shops to large commercial shopping centres like Bluewater. Meridian was put in touch with Navigate Design and Life Magazines, who are extremely familiar with the people and businesses in the area. Navigate and Life Magazines were able to help put together a short film showcasing the vibrancy of this particular market town. The feature aired on TV on Tuesday 21 December and will be broadcast through out Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The film featured people from local businesses in the town. This included


Managing Director of Navigate, Gareth Gammon; Rhona Russell in the square; Chris Scott of Lavant Rowe; and One Tree Books’ Tim O’Kelly. Michael Lawrence, Event Director for the Christmas Lights and Festivals in the Square was also interviewed about his community experience in Petersfield. All the local businesses chosen to have been picked for the programme were extremely pleased and were chosen for being proactive, entrepreneurial, innovative and committed retailers who focus on quality of service and product. This work comes off the back of Life in Petersfield Magazine running it’s own focus on Christmas shopping in the town and encouraging people to support local shops and businesses.

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definitely continue fundraising in 2011,” Andrew adds. To make a donation to the Magic Moments Charity, visit the website

arah Evans, Sarah Evans from Priority Beauty Studio, ran a successful charity event in December, overcoming a minor setback because of the weather. The Blissful Beauty Event raised £408 for the Prostate Cancer Charity and goes towards Sarah’s £2,000 target. Her clients enjoyed a glass of fizz and a mince pie and she offered 30-minute treatments for £15. “I’m so chuffed,” says Sarah, who will run the London Marathon in April.

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taff from the Petersfield branch of Haart walked to work in December through the snow and ice to save money for charity. Their seven-mile walk was from Sherwood Close in Liss Forest to their High Street offices, via several of the local solicitors and other estate agents offices. Andrew Woodcraft, Petersfield Branch Manager, said the walk took less than 90 minutes and the team “wore silly boards.” They have raised £540 for Magic Moments. This is the Spicerhaart Group's supported charity, set up in 1998 to raise funds to send children receiving hospice care on a “trip of a lifetime”. Haart of Petersfield is part of Spicerhaart's Central Region, which aims to raise £10,000 towards the group's target of £50,000 this year. “It was great fun to support such a worthwhile cause and we will

he Dentistry Awards are one of the most celebrated events in the dental calendar. They honour excellence in dentistry and receive nominations from dental practices from across the country. Meon Dental (pictured above) has been short-listed in two categories, Best Practice and Best Team, and practice manager Joanna Koussertari has been short-listed for the Outstanding Achievement award. Joanna’s award recognizes her hard work and dedication to the practice over many years, as well as her knowledge and friendly approach to patient care. Meon Dental was established by Dr Ian Hallam in 1988 and grew to a three-surgery private practice. “It has been a dream of mine to create a practice that offers a wide range of top-end treatments in a beautiful environment,” says Dr Hallam. “I am very proud of our practice and to be short-listed for these awards is recognition of our achievement. I am delighted to be able to take the practice team to the award ceremony and this is my way of saying thank you to them all for their hard work and dedication.”

All heart: Andrew Woodcraft, Siobhan Humphries and Linda MacCallum

Issue 26 January/February 2011

Legal Life

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way...

Hands up... Hands up... Tax Returns 2010 2010 Tax Returns

The statistics

It is currently recorded that fewer than 25% of people with dependent children have made a Will. Almost 80% of couples living together, without Patrick Jenkins, a Partner at MacDonald Oates LLP’s being married or in a civil partnership have no Petersfield office Will. Of these, 38% have dependent children. These people are taking the risk that, in the event of their death, they will die ‘intestate’ without any certainty as to how their Estate will be distributed.


If someone dies without having a valid will in place, the law sets out who may deal with the deceased’s affairs but also, more importantly, who should inherit their Estate (i.e. their property, personal possessions and money). This can leave loved ones in an extremely difficult situation.

Will Aid

MacDonald Oates work as part of the ‘Will Aid’ scheme to encourage those people without wills to make an appointment with us, at no fee, to draw up a basic will. Will Aid is a scheme designed to raise much-needed funds for nine of the UK’s best-loved charities. All we ask is that you make a donation to the Will Aid charities. We have recently taken part in this scheme which runs through the month of November each year to raise awareness across the UK as to the importance of having a well drafted will.

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The message to people with or without wills is not to underestimate the importance of having a well drafted and up-to-date will in place. Personal and financial circumstances change and you will want your will to reflect this. An up to date will also allows provision to be made for partners of unmarried and same sex couples (who are not in a civil partnership) who would not Hands up whoHands missed deadline upthe who missedfor thefiling deadline for filing automatically get a share of the deceased’s Estate without a will having made specific provision for them. It also enables you to choose your Executors who their 2009-10 their self-assessment tax return on tax return on 2009-10 self-assessment will be the people who administer your estate.

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provision to be made. Any such claim would be made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 and must be made within 6 months of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (usually where there is no will). By taking professional legal advice in the drafting of your will, potential challenges can be minimised or removed. The advice is therefore to take professional legal advice as to the drafting of your will and any Estate planning in general, and to ensure, as much as possible, that you have a well drafted, up-to-date will in place. If you would like any advice on preparing a will then please do not hesitate to contact Robert Sawers or Rebecca Reid on 01730 268211. Alternatively, if you have a dispute concerning a To will find or an out Estate please contact Patrick Jenkins on 01730 268211.

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Italian mural

Jill Din with Bekim Shillova


mural was installed in La Piazzetta Trattoria Italiana in November. Jill Din (or 'Jaddy') was commissioned to paint the mural by Bekim Shillova, owner of the Petersfield restaurant. Painted in acrylic oils, the mural depicts a panoramic view of Italian olive groves and a farmhouse viewed through an

open, shuttered window. This is an area of Italy wellknown to Mr Shillova, who is delighted with the 6’x4’ piece. The mural covers the bar area wall at the centre of the restaurant. Jill Din, 01730 268220 La Piazzetta, 01730 260006

Development opens


eaumont Gate in Petersfield (above) should be completed by Spring 2011 and developers Linden Homes are now taking reservations. There are 10 new homes, two with four bedrooms and eight two-bedroom apartments. All of them have their own parking, and the two four-

bedroom houses also have their own garage. Linden, part of Galliford Try Homes, has just been named Best Large Housebuilder of the Year 2010 at the Housebuilder Awards. Linden Homes, 0845 6044157



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Life in Petersfield’s guide to what’s on around town for the months following the festive period

JANUARY l Saturday 1 January – Sunday 9 January Sleeping Beauty – The Panto Venue: Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Time: 7pm Cost: Adults - £19.50 Children £17 Contact: 01483 440000 Web: l Tuesday 4 January Community Forum – Petersfield, Liss and Surrounding Villages Venue: EHDC Offices, Penns Place Time: 6.30pm Cost: Free Entry Web: l Wednesday 5 January Petersfield and District Philatelic Society Venue: Petersfield Community Centre Time: 6pm Cost: Members £7 per annum Contact: 01730 264518

l Tuesday 11 January Jazz series: Soweto Kinch Venue: The Olivier Theatre, Bedales Time: 8pm Contact: 01730 711 511

Venue: Forest Community Centre, Bordon Time: 6.30pm Cost: Free Entry Web:

l Wednesday 12 January The Harbour Museum Venue: The Spring, Havant Time: 10am Cost: £2 per person, includes refreshments Email: harbourmaster@conservancy. Contact: 01243 512301

l Tuesday 18 January Liss in Stitches Talk by Fay Maxwell – More Happy Accidents Venue: Liss Triangle Centre Time: 7.20pm Cost: £4 per meeting, Membership £27 per annum Contact: 01428 724741

l Wednesday 12 January and Friday 14 January Discover Dutch Masters and Russian Writers Venue: Longmoor Road, Liphook Time: 10am Cost: £75 for 10 sessions Email: Contact: 01428 641907

l Tuesday 18 January Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society talk Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 2.30pm Contact:01730 263156

l Tuesday 11 January Community Forum – Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle Venue: St Johns Church, Rowlands Castle Time: 6.30pm Cost: Free Entry Contact: l Monday 10 January to Saturday 5 February Hayward Exhibition: Eduardo Poalozzi Venue: Bedales Contact: 01730 711 511


l Tuesday 18 January and Tuesday 25 January Treasures of the Meon Valley Venue: The Privett Centre, Church Lane Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 828238 l Tuesday 18 January Simon Bell Organ Recital Venue: St Lawrence Church, Alton Time: 8pm Cost: £8 per concert Contact: 01420 543628

l Wednesday 5 to Sunday 30 January Artscape presents: Epiphany Venue: Pallent House Gallery, Chichester Contact: l Sunday 9 January – Friday 21 January The Little Mermaid – Proteus Theatre Company Venue: Liss Triangle Centre Time: 3pm Cost: Adults - £7.50 Children - £5 Contact: 01730 301000 Web:

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l Friday 14 January – Saturday 22 January Aladdin from The Winton Players Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Cost: Adults - £9 Under 18s - £6 Web: pantomime l Friday 14 January Alton Camera Club – 3rd PDI Competition and Set Subject Venue: 100 Normandy Street, Alton Time: 7.30pm Cost: Membership costs £25 from September to May Contact: 01420 88879 l Tuesday 18 January Community Forum – Whitehill, Bordon and Surrounding Villages

l Wednesday 19 January – Wednesday 16 February Dance Classes – Ballroom and Latin Venue: St Andrews Church Hall, Medstead Time: 8pm Cost: £5 pppc l Thursday 20 & Friday 21 January Dunhurst Drama: The Wind In The Willows Venue: The Olivier Theatre, Bedales Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 711 511 l Tuesday 25 January Music at TPS – Open Mic Night Venue: Studio at TPS Time: 7pm Cost: £3 Contact: 01730 234641 l Tuesday 25 January Talk: Shiatsu – Zen and Tao Venue: Liss Triangle Centre

Time: 7pm Cost: £2 per person Contact: 01428 723070 l Sunday 30 January Wedding fair Venue: Langrish House Hotel Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm Contact: 01730 266941

FEBRUARY l Saturday 5 February Day of Rockening VIII Venue: The Royal Oak, Hollywater Time: 12pm l Tuesday 8 February Poetry series: Paul Farley Venue: The Olivier Theatre, Bedales Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 711 511

l Friday 11 February When Frankie Met Robbie Venue: Portsmouth Guildhall Square Time: 7.45pm Cost: £13.50 per ticket Contact: 02392 824355 l Tuesday 15 February Liss In Stiches – Practical Venue: Liss Triangle Centre Time: 7.30pm Cost: £27 per annum, Guests £4 per meeting Contact: 01428 724741 l Tuesday 15 February Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 2.30pm Contact:01730 263156 l Thursday 17 February Year 9 Options Arts Evening Venue: Studio at TPS Time: 7pm Cost: £3 Contact: 01730 234641 l Friday 18 February Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Petersfield Time: 2.30pm Contact: 01730 263156

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e put emphasis on caring for our clients and have a friendly, unintimidating approach to exercise. We understand how important it is to have fun whilst keeping fit and healthy and knowing how difficult it is to stay motivated. At the end of the day we all have times when the thought of exercise fills us with dread but our customers know they will be welcomed at The Fitness Barn with a smile, an understanding friendly face and the knowledge their efforts don’t go unnoticed.” 2011 is definitely a good time to try out new innovative ways to exercise. Too many January exercisers fall at the first hurdle because of boredom, slow progress and time restraints. This is where Gaynor Oakes and Debbie Avis know they


have the answer. “All you need is twice weekly 20 minute sessions on one of our four vibration training plates to burn fat, lose weight, change shape or tone up muscle. Not only that, these incredible machines improve your circulation, reduces cellulite, increase bone density, flexibility and joint mobility.” says Debbie. Gaynor and Debbie offer professional fitness advice when using these commercial machines, with built in programmes, powerful settings and larger more robust platforms. Priority Beauty Studio has recently moved into The Fitness Barn and the two businesses work nicely together from the same premises. Priority Beauty Studio, run by Sarah Evans, offers a wide range of treatments. In January, Sarah is encouraging people to get more ‘me time’ with fantastic

offers, “One hour of ‘me time’ will include a back, neck and shoulder massage and a manicure for £30,” says Sarah. She’s also helping clients to look after their skin with a 45-minute PRIORI® Facial for £25 or you could have all three treatments for £50. The Fitness Barn offers various membership packages which include their extensive studio classes plus the vibration training plates. Also available are six-week vibration courses. With just three people to a class it offers a personal approach to exercise but on an affordable budget, from as little as £8. These class courses are all designed with specific fitness goals in mind e.g. ski fit, weight loss, Pilates, flexibility, post natal, total body and many more. Just get in touch for more details and times. Book now as spaces will fill up fast. The Fitness Barn Upper Adhurst Ind Farm, Sheet, Petersfield GU31 5AE 01730 895583 Priority Beauty Studio 07739 881585


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Local Contacts Emergency Services

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

1 The Spain, Sheep Street, £28-£40 01730 263261

Fire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters 023 8062 4000


Council Numbers

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

East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551 Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182

Police Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

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

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities


Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 Citizens’ Advice Bureau 01730 264887 Community First East Hampshire 01730 710017 Electricity Emergency 0845 770 8090 Environment Agency 08708 506506 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755 Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency) 0207 932 5800 PC Pete 01730 269569 Petersfield & District Lions Club 01730 266362 Petersfield U3A 01730 233502 Relate 02392 827026 Samaritans 08457 909090 South Downs Association of Disabled People & Shop-mobility Services 01730 710474

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

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East Tisted: Bowtells Farm Shop Post Office



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Blaze House Art


Eurostar 0870 518 6186 National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 South West Trains 0845 600 0650

East Meon: East Meon Stores


JU Furniture


Library & Tourist Information Centre, The Square

Meon Valley Travel

John Jenkins

Brittany Ferries 0870 536 0360 P & O Stena Line 0870 600 0600 Hovertravel 01983 811000 Wightlink 0870 5820202 Red Funnel 0870 4448898

Clanfield: Magic Box Newsagents




Petersfield: Waitrose, Rams Walk

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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 Rogate: Village Stores Nyewood: John Jenkins

Steep: Owens Cycles Stroud: Seven Stars Trotton: Keepers Arms Southdowns Hotel

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Life In Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2011

Proud sponsor of Life In Petersfield Awards (L to R) Nick Keith, Life Magazines; Neil Casson, Energy Footprint; Stuart Barden, Personality of the Year 2010; and Gareth Gammon, Navigate Design

Life in Petersfield is proudly presenting the fourth annual Business and Community Awards on 1 April 2011 he Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards are becoming bigger, better and more popular every year, and 2011 will prove to be no exception. These acclaimed awards, which were launched in 2008, have become an anticipated fixture in the local calendar. YOU can celebrate the achievement of your friends, family, charities, sport groups, businesses, events and not-for-profit organizations in our local community. Fill in a nomination form online or on the back of this supplement. You can nominate in as many categories and as many times as you like. Just make sure you tell us why you think your nomination should be commended for their efforts. The ceremony sees the winners and highly commended from each category praised in front of a large audience, and the overall winners are announced. As well as the 15 awards, the evening will feature dazzling performances by local art groups and organizations to keep you entertained. This local event celebrates the talent, community and initiatives that our town and its surrounding areas have seen over the past 12 months. It recognizes the achievements and contributions to the community that local businesses, individuals and organizations have made. Above all, the people and the awards set Petersfield apart from other towns!


Date for your diary Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Date: Friday 1 April 2011

(L to R) Gareth Gammon, Nick Kebbell and Nick Keith

Time: 5.15pm – 8.30pm Details: From 5.15pm enjoy a drink at the bar in the Rose Room before being seated in time for the big event. This starts at 6pm and should last about two hours with a short interval at 7pm. The winners and highly commended entries in each category, chosen by a panel of judges, will be announced on the night by special guests. You may also place your vote on the night to choose the winner from the judges highly commended list for the Petersfield Event of the Year.

Charlie Millar plays classical guitar

Read on to discover the 15 categories and their criteria, what you need to do to nominate or to get involved and where and when to get tickets‌. The Petersfield Dance Academy


Proud sponsor of Life In Petersfield Awards

Best New Business Award For businesses who have moved to town in the past two years. A company which demonstrates a clear and forward-looking vision for their business and their future in Petersfield. Tell Us: • About vision, strategy and objectives of the business • What has been achieved since starting out • About any obstacles/difficulties that have been overcome • Why this company should win the Best New Business Award

The Pub/Restaurant/Café of the Year Award For local hospitality establishments who have achieved a great deal, put something back into the community, or are well-loved and respected throughout Petersfield and the local area. Tell Us: WINE SHOP DOWNSTAIRS • About the establishment and its staff White Wines Wines • Local customers’ views and why they choose to eat orReddrink here • Why this establishment is an important part of the area • About any specific events or stories that makes this business Rose Wines stand out from the rest

All wines on offer are for sale to take home from one bottle to a case or more. Free same day local delivery upon request

Folly House Dry Folly House Medium Folly House Sauvignon Folly House Chardonnay Monte Clavijo Blanco Spy Mountain Sauvignon (NZ) Torres Vina Sol Arazzo Pinot Grigio Chablis

£4.45 £4.45 £4.65 £4.65 £5.95 £8.25 £5.25 £4.45 £7.95

Folly House Red Folly House Merlot Folly House Rioja Rioja Crianza 05/06 Argento Malbec Cotes du Rhone Brouilly Furious Boar Zinfandel Cotes Dulong Claret

£4.45 £4.65 £5.95 £7.95 £7.95 £7.95 £8.50 £7.10 £6.50

Folly House Rose Aimery Rose Bis Bis Prosecco Rose Dry

£4.45 £6.95 £7.95


Green Initiative Award For companies or organizations which can demonstrate a substantial approach/shift towards becoming more environmentally friendly. Tell Us: • About specific green products, services or initiatives used in the day-to-day running of the business or organization • What prompted the green approach • Any outstanding contributions towards saving the environment • Any effects this has on a local/national scale

Not for Profit Organization/Charity of the Year Award For local organizations and charities which have made superb contributions and/or achievements over the last year. Tell Us: • About the organization • What has been achieved on a local level • What are the future plans for the organization • Why the organization deserves this award

Retailer of the Year Award For all local retailers with something to celebrate. This award can include: fashion houses, hair and beauty salons, gift shops, food and drink outlets, furniture, jewellers, florists, book and music shops, to name a few! Tell Us: • The location and type of shop or outlet • How long it has been in business • About the staff and any initiatives • Why this award is deserved (renowned customer service, outstanding contribution to the community, a well-known service used by many in the community, etc)


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The Business of the Year Award For an outstanding business which has made a name for itself within the community or its field through innovation, determination and success, an inspiration to other local businesses.

College Street, Petersfield Tel: 01730 264816

Tell Us: • Why the business stands out • About any outstanding achievements that have been made in the last 12 months • How the business inspires other businesses, staff and customers • Why the company deserves this title Community Awards Best Local/Community Initiative For villages in and around Petersfield which have undertaken recent initiatives or projects to benefit residents or the community. Tell Us: • About the village, street or community • What initiatives, campaigns or projects have been undertaken in the past 12 months and why • What the effects of this activity have been • Why the village or community deserves this award

Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award For individuals, groups or organizations who or which have made invaluable contributions to the local community. This award is for healthcare staff, police men and women, fire fighters, council staff; home, special needs, youth, disabled, elderly, and equal opportunities support and initiatives. Tell Us: • Why the nominated person or group deserves this award • About specific achievements and contributions they have made • What effects this has had on the people involved • What local people think of this person/organization

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Arts and Entertainment Award For local artists, performance and entertainment groups who have something to shout about. Tell Us: • About the nominee • What achievements have been made in the last 12 months • Any obstacles or difficulties overcome in this time • What the artist/group gives to the community

Sports Award For individuals, teams and coaches in Petersfield and the surrounding area who have made an outstanding achievement in their field or deserve to be recognized for their sheer determination to succeed.

Teacher of the Year Award For all teachers who teach in and around the Petersfield area. Tell Us: • What school the teacher works at and why they are important • What pupils and staff say about this teacher • What this teacher has done for the school in the year • Why this teacher deserves this award

Young Achiever of the Year An award dedicated to the young people of Petersfield and surrounding area who, over the last 12 months, has celebrated success or made an outstanding achievement/contribution during their young years. Must be 18 or under.

Tell Us: • About the nominee and the sport • What has been achieved in the last 12 months • How this has been achieved, and any difficulties met • Why this award is deserved

Tell us: • About the person • How long they have lived in Petersfield • What they have done to deserve this title, including any difficulties/obstacles that have been overcome • How they motivate and inspire others

Volunteer of the Year Award An award to highlight those who give of their time offering services or support in the community or for purposes of fundraising. It’s about time we celebrated these unsung heroes!

Petersfield Personality of the Year An award for an outstanding individual who has made a name for themselves or others within the community!

Tell Us: • What organization the volunteer works for and what this involves • About any outstanding contributions made • What effect this has had on the organization • Why they should be considered for this award

Tell Us: • About this person and how long they have been in the area • What they have done for the community or local business • How they motivate and inspire others • Why they deserve this title!

2010 Winners: Event of the Year For any event in/around Petersfield which has benefited or made a difference to the community. Tell Us: • About the event and what was involved in setting it up • What the event did for the local community • People’s feedback of the event • Why the event deserves this title

Thank you to all our awards’ sponsors whose logos appear next to the relevant category, for generously giving back to the community.

New Business 2010: General Wine Company Green Initiative 2010: Paul Ciniglio Not for Profit Organisation/Charity 2010: Char’s Fund Retailer of the Year 2010: Coates Hairdressers Pub/Restaurant/Café 2010: The Square Brewery Business of the Year 2010: Meon Valley Travel Village/Town Initiative 2010: Downland Buriton Farm Professional Community Support: Caroline Millar Arts and Entertainment 2010: Petersfield Youth Theatre Sports Award 2010: Fiona Pocock Volunteer of the Year 2010: Melanie Robinson Event of the Year 2010: Petersfield RFC Field Gun Run Teacher of the Year 2010: Charlotte Stephenson Young Acheiver 2010: Tom Heal Petersfield Personality 2010: Stuart Barden

Tickets Thank you to Petersfield Photographic for donating a bottle of champagne to each winner.

Tickets are priced at £7.50, £5 concessions or £10 +VAT for table seats. (Tables seat 8-10 people). Pop in to the Life Magazines offices or call 01730 235669. III

HOW TO ENTER To enter or nominate a person or organization for the Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2011 please send us the following information on the form provided below. Please give as much information as possible, and refer to the criteria provided on the centre pages. Your Name

Your Telephone Number

Your Address

Your Email

Name of Nominee

Name of Nominee



Company/Organization (if applicable)

Company/Organization (if applicable)









Reason for Nomination

Reason for Nomination

Please supply information that responds to all the points we have listed for each category to make it clear why your nomination should be considered for the relevant award. Failure to do so will drastically weaken your entry. In addition, please feel free to include any other information you feel is relevant to your cause. Use a separate sheet of paper if required.

Please send all entries, marked Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards to:

Life Magazines Ltd, The Media Barn, Kings Court, St Peter’s Road GU32 2HX Closing Date: 21 February Alternatively submit your entry form on line at: IV

to all our sponsors and associates, without whose help none of this would be possible!

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