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RH16 & RH17 EDITION - MAY 2014 - ISSUE 14 Delivered to 24,000 homes & businesses in the RH16 & RH17 postcodes

Making a comeback:

Landlord Tim shares his grand plans for reopening The Old House Inn after the devastating Christmas oods


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COMMUNITY 6 Community Notice Board 8 Community News 14 Community Group Listings 15 Community What’s On

Welcome to our May issue With Bank Holiday weekends starting and ending the month of May and lots of community events in between it promises to be a busy month. Hopefully this glorious weather will continue and we will all be able to get out in the garden to spruce it up in time for Summer! Pippa Greenwood, our fabulous garden writer has some good advice on dealing with those pesky pests that will no doubt be discovered once we manage to clear the weeds! On the home front, Katherine Sorrel turns her attention to window dressings. Whether your penchant is for blinds, curtains or shutters she has the low down on what to consider. Finally, for parents and children alike, May can be a trying month with exams looming. Don’t fret though as we have some ideas to lessen the stress for both you and your offspring, whether it is making sure they have plenty of downtime to let off steam or an extra special treat.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY 16 Confidence to Succeed STYLE 20 Strut into Spring FOOD AND DRINK 22 Roast Fillet of Salmon on a Pea and Spinach Risotto with Basil Pesto HOMES 24 Wonderful Windows 26 Sail Away GARDENS 32 Keeping Pests at Bay CHILDREN AND EDUCATION 36 Beating Exam Stress

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Something for everyone at the Festival of Surrey Life The Fox Revived pub in rural Norwood Hill near Horley is once again to host the annual ‘Festival of Surrey Life’. It’s an event everyone can get involved in, whether attending for a fun day out or participating as an exhibitor or performer. Held on May 25 and 26 (the Bank Holiday weekend), it is the brainchild of The Fox Revived publicans Jon and Paula Briscoe. Entry is free.

Now in its fourth year, the 2014 festival promises to be the best yet and is expected to attract 1,000 people each day. It’s a celebration of all that is great about the county, including food & drink producers, performers and a wide range of activities. “This really is a collaborative event,” comments Jon. “It’s one big party where everyone can participate and join in for the entertainment of others. Each year we manage to bring together an eclectic group of producers, performers and activities – there really is something for everyone across the weekend. Activities at the 2013 Festival of Surrey Life included street dancing, birds of prey, steam engines, paintballing, quad bikes, music, line dancing and many other stalls and attractions. I expect 2014 to be bigger, better and a great celebration. It’s a simple concept, but as is often the case, it’s the simple things that work the best and this is some old fashioned fun for the family to enjoy.” The festival runs from 12 noon until 5.30pm on both days. Take part! If you’re interested in attending as an exhibitor or performer, contact Jayde@esp8.co.uk otherwise put May 25 and 26 in your diary. • Information on the event will be updated here: http://thefoxrevived.co.uk/festival-of-surrey-life/ Twitter: @FoxRevivedPub #FOSL The Fox Revived, Norwood Hill, Horley Surrey RH6 OET

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Community Noticeboard Hello and happy May! For me, the year 2014 is just going too fast. It doesn’t feel like that long ago I was researching and writing the community section for January, and now we’re nearly half way through the year! But with that aside, onto the good stuff! There is so much happening in May in Haywards Heath and surrounding areas, so I have done a monthly round-up of the events to make sure you’re in the loop! It’s a busy month, so make some time to take part, help out, get involved or simply enjoy! This month, the main interview was with Fred Bone, the publicity officer of the Twinning Association. He told me about their recent visit to France, the meaning of twin towns and how it all started! I took a little venture to find out what a small, local school was doing in Warninglid, and I chatted to the founders of Cancervive – if you haven’t heard of them, read on to find out. Have a great month, and drop me an email if you would like something specific featured on next month’s community pages! Your community feature writer, Amy Amy@mantramagazines.co.uk 01293 824 088 or write to Mantra Magazines, Unit 32, Rowfant Business Centre, Rowfant, West Sussex, RH10 4NQ Orchard’s Wedding Fair and Fashion Show 11th May The first ever wedding fair and fashion show will be hosted in the Orchard’s The jam-packed month of May has a lot Shopping Centre for fashion-savvy to offer, so here’s a pick of a few things women and brides to be. With support going on that you won’t want to miss: from 1st Central, the event will have a catwalk parading the best of what our The Mid-Sussex Marathon 3rd-5th May local businesses have to offer. The event runs from 11am-4pm. The Mid-Sussex Marathon starts in East Grinstead and goes through Paws in the Park 17th-18th May Haywards Heath and on to Burgess Hill. The UK’s largest annual dog show will be With three races over the weekend, held in Ardingly at the South of England the total mileage is 26.2 miles. Showground. The show promises to include There is also a children’s race each day. If you’re not taking part, why not go along the widest range of dog sports for them and their owners to try, with experts on to give the runners moral support? Visit hand. Open 9.30am-5pm. Buy tickets at midsussexmarathonweekend.co.uk. the gate or online at pawsinthepark.net. Strictly Come Gardening 10th May The popular event is back for 2014, with more community involvement and attractions. A celebrity panel, including Jean Griffin from BBC Radio Sussex will be back, and three new dimensions have been added this year. For more information, contact Ruth on ruth@i-dmc.co.uk.

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The Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride 18th May The Bike Ride is in its fourth year and bigger and better! The ride is in aid of local cancer patients together with St Catherine’s Hospice, including four refreshed routes and a new mini bike ride for the under-fives. Find out more at hhbikeride.co.uk The Lindfield Village Run 26th May There is a 10k village run and 5k family fun run. The traditional cross-country course is now a well-established event. The course is fully marshalled and starts and finishes at Hickmans Lane Recreation Ground. Visit kingedwardhall.org.uk/village-run for more information.

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Community News Cancervive charity seeking support Cancervive, the self-help group for family, friends and colleagues of cancer patients, is looking for volunteers to help them with fundraising and events, including an accountant, secretary and any publicity help.

charity was founded, “After losing two wives to cancer (pictured), Paul felt that there was not enough support for the family and friends of cancer patients, so he set up Cancervive to support through the whole of the cancer journey.”

Rebecca Huggett, co-founder of the charity, spoke to RH Uncovered about the work they do and why the charity was set up. Rebecca co-founded the charity with Paul Huggett, her Dad. She is on the executive committee and manages the event organising and Cancervive puts on many services to make promotional materials. this happen, “We run support groups, home visits, a telephone helpline and The charity was established in 2007 to address the needs of anyone whose family we have recently set up an online forum,” or friends are cancer sufferers, providing a Rebecca explains. Their support groups are separated into three categories, support network. Rebecca explains the to best suit your reason for coming: personal conditions under which the

dealing with bereavement, unsuccessful treatments or suffering yourself. Cancervive runs an annual fundraising motorcycle run, which has been going since 2009. This year’s run will be held on Sunday 7th September and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with this nearer the time. Rebecca explains that the money raised goes towards paying for the room hire for the support groups and more advertising – everyone that works for the charity are volunteers and do not get paid for their service. If you would like to get involved and support Cancervive, email info@cancervive.co.uk or call 01273 834912. Find more information at cancervive.co.uk.

Warninglid pupils explore outside Warninglid Primary School is a friendly school in the RH17 area, situated between Warninglid and Slaugham. There are 60 children on roll in three classes from reception to Year 6, and we sought to find out what they had been getting up to and how the community can support their school.

“Our intrepid hunters went off in search of clues and found all sorts of things in the school grounds, including suspicious looking scratches on the trees, frozen dragons’ breath and even some dragons’ tears,” said Jules. “At one point we even found a giant egg that had hatched… but there was no sign of the baby dragon!”

Jules Churchill, school administrator, told us about an imaginative task the children were set earlier this year, “The children were hunting down dragons!” she explained. The children had heard the story of The Snow Dragon, and the aim of the ‘dragon hunt’ was to engage the children’s imagination and improve their writing.

“As well as having lots of fun, the children have learnt a lot too. We have seen some exciting writing and some very interesting chemical analysis and chromatography (care of Kestrels, our Year 5/6 class).

Clues were put out by the staff, who all worked with the children to enhance the experience.

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Skylarks (Years 2, 3 & 4) have been learning about volcanoes (the natural habitat of fire dragons) and Robins (Years R & 1) have investigated the polar regions where the Snow Dragons live.” “NB: the children do know that dragons aren’t real but have suspended disbelief for the duration!” added Jules. The school’s PTA, Warninglid Home School Association work hard to organise social and fundraising events to enrich the educational experiences of their children, using their funds to contribute to the upkeep of the adventure trail, buy interactive whiteboards and new curtains for the hall. To keep up to date with their events, visit warninglid.w-sussex.sch.uk.

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A European friendship:

Traunstein and Bondues You’ll probably have seen the signs showing that Haywards Heath is twinned with Traunstein in Germany and Bondues in France, but few know what this actually entails. Twinning is the coming together of two communities seeking to take action with a European perspective. Those who know most about our twin towns, are the members of the Haywards Heath Twinning Association (HHTA). The association was formed by the town, and the twinning was initiated by the then Town Mayor, Sue French (current Vice President), David Turner (former President), Tony Manville (former Chairman) and Carol Preston (the Town Clerk at the time.)

“We want to involve people of all ages, occupations and interests to encourage business tourism education and cultural activities,” he said. I was interested in who initiated this relationship between our twin towns. “In the early days, it was Oathall School exchanging with the school in Traunstein on an annual trip starting 35 years ago,” Fred explained. “This exchange still goes on today, and the very first student that came on the first coach is now the Chairman of the Freundschaftsclub in Traunstein that is very much involved in our twinning activities.”

Bondues will visit. “We have our annual picnic in June in France and a golf xchange which is also in France.” September 2013 marked a 20 year anniversary of twinning with Traunstein, and 15 years with Bondues. “Over the weekend of Town Day, we organised a range of events. That weekend we hosted over 50 French and German guests,” Fred explained.

“Bondues have been twinned for 15 years, although the original routes were through This Easter, the HHTA has been invited to golf exchanges earlier than that and also attend “The Georgiritt” - the blessing of the horses’ parade with about 400 horses still go on today.” participating in this pageant in Germany. The Haywards Heath Twinning Association “This we have attended many times in has exchange visits with both of the twin the past and is a great experience.” Traunstein towns, the latest being in February to the Haywards Heath twinned with And does it stop at two twinned towns? AGM in Bondues. “There has been more activity between Bondues and Haywards Fred said there has not been a discussion Traunstein in 1993, and since the Heath because of the distance between the regards to twinning with other European signing there has been a strong towns,” said Fred. “There are about four or towns, “My own belief is we could not do growth in friendships and many five organised visits every year, and many justice to any further towns, and it would activities taking place. Traunstein is private social visits taking place.” impact on the friendships we have now.” in the south-eastern part of Bavaria, Their website, hhta.co.uk, gives a great This does not include the school visits and outline if what’s coming up. If you are keen 11km east of Lake Chiemsee, to get involved, anyone is welcome to join student work experience exchanges that between Munich and Salazbury. also take place! The association itself runs their events, “And you do not have to speak Bondues French or German… I don’t!” added Fred. many activities, both for social and for Our town twinned with Bondues in 1998. fundraising purposes, throughout the year, “If you have children at school it may Bondues is situated in northern France, including events such as race nights, well be that their class is already engaged quiz nights, meals out and picnic walks. 6 miles from Lille and 1.5 hours from in activities such as pen friends and Calais. The town has many historical sites social media contact.” In 2014, there is a full programme already including World War 1 battlefields. planned with a walking weekend in It is small but hosts cultural events To find out more, email Fred on France, a cultural weekend in Haywards such as the famous Festival of Light. info@hhta.eu for more information. Heath and the AGM, where guests from

I spoke to Fred Bone, chairman of the Haywards Heath Twinning Association, to understand the ins and outs of what they do. Fred told me the aims of their association:

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Community News Antiques Roadshow star visits Ceramics Group Andy McConnell, one of Britain’s leading authorities on glassware, and regular expert on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, visited the Haywards Heath Ceramics Group in February, giving a witty and instructive talk. We met with Mary Foster, publicity officer from the group, to learn more about his visit. “Andy’s talk had great enthusiasm, exposing the amount of detective work required in to enable the item to be correctly attributed,” said Mary. “Andy touched briefly on the earlier decorators of glassware; this craft had a very limited number of experts and one of the foremost was James Giles.”

enjoyable, and well-looked after with cups of tea!” he said. When asked his views towards local ceramic groups, Andy admitted they needed all the support they can get: “They provide the inspiration for the continuance of interest in ceramics and glass. Local groups have a huge role to play in sustaining that interest and expanding the knowledge in glass and ceramics.”This year, Andy is working hard recording the Antiques Roadshow for BBC, and is writing a book on Swedish Glass Design.

The Haywards Heath Ceramics Group was founded thirty years ago – a self-funding organisation, providing an important local social link for those who have specific interest in the history/ manufacture of pottery, porcelain, enamel and glass. They have a programme of well-known RH Uncovered posed some questions to Andy, on behalf of the ceramics group to ask speakers and experts in their field, about his visit: “As always, my visit was very providing monthly, hour-long lectures.

Mary calls them a ‘small friendly group’: “Members’ interests extend from novice to those with exceptional knowledge, some with small collections to extensive,” she explained. They meet on the second Thursday of each month at Clair hall, for coffee and lectures. For more information on membership or events, visit hhcg.org.uk.

Your Councillors: Jacqui Hollister Little of us know what goes on behind the scenes in the local town, yet when I delve into council business and personal experiences, it’s clear how much hard work is put in. Jacqui Hollister became a Councillor in May 2011, after being approached by the Conservative party where she had helped out the previous year. She represents the Franklands ward in Haywards Heath.

When asked about the achievement she is most proud of, Jacqui explained the redesign and development of Views Path Recreational Ground in Northlands Wood, “Following discussions with the council, designing ideas and gaining financial support, my ward colleagues and I held a consultation with residents to address any concerns.

“To date, the additional play equipment has been installed, new fencing is now in place, an all-weather ball area is now also in place, we replaced the muddy clay, water-logged area which previously could only be used a few weeks each year! Two goal posts have been put in place replacing the single goal post and foliage planting has started. Paths linking the areas are still due next…!”

With her interests at heart, Jacqui opted to be on the Environment and General Purposes committee: “I was elected as chairperson. This committee was something I felt I could contribute a lot to and it would also be interesting. I was excited to be involved with the look and feel of the town for events and town ideas.”

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Residents then voted on the design, which they felt best suited their needs.”

In her spare time (aside from work and being a Councillor), Jacqui is keen to redecorate her house and redesign her garden this year, taking inspiration from her committee projects! Oh and of course soak up the sun whilst it’s out. Thanks Jacqui!

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TRACY LOWE EDITORIAL

Tracy Lowe Swim School Tracy Lowe is a very experienced ASA & STA teacher and has been teaching for over 30 years. She set up her own Swim School last year and is located at several different pools around Sussex, including Handcross Park School and Cottesmore School. Check out her website for more details. “She makes the learning fun by including games that make them apply the skills they are learning in a fun way. The children in the classes are given opportunities to work together and celebrate successes. Tracy encourages individuals to achieve their best and dedicates time to each child to allow them to progress and thrive at the level best fitting their ability”. Mrs X All the pools are private, lovely & warm with plenty of parking, no waiting lists (at the moment) or queues. Tracy’s classes are fun, safe & small, only 6 pupils per class and the Teacher is in the water at Beginner/Improver level. Where necessary an assistant will also be provided.

Fun, safe, friendly, family run Swim School Small classes in warm private pools Free trials 3 months up to Adults Competitive prices - Excellent results

The statistics show that very few children achieve the required standard set by the National Curriculum of swimming 25 metres by Key stage 2. The best time to start swimming is when your children are babies (3 months+) to build up their water confidence using songs and activities to learn, whilst learning lifesaving skills that will take them through their lives. It’s a great way to meet new mums and bond with your babies. Once you and your child/children are competent swimmers family holidays become so much fun, and there are so many other avenues that can be explored, i.e. scuba diving, synchro, diving, water skiing etc. Schools do provide lessons but some children need extra assistance and improve by regular weekly lessons all year round. Tracy’s lessons start from babies and go right up to adults so caters for all ages and abilities, from beginners right up to advanced swimmers. So whether you are looking to improve your stroke technique or your stamina/fitness or you just want to swim for fun contact Tracy. So come along and join us! www.tracyloweswimschool.co.uk Summer Holiday course 4th August to 8th August inc.@ Handcross Park School.

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COMMUNITY

Charities, Clubs, Groups and Organisations

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Alzheimers and Dementia Support Group (Mid Sussex)

12th Haywards Heath Rainbows, For girls aged 5-7 years.

Sight VI Readers Group,

First Monday of the month - 7 - 9.00pm for carers of those with Dementia. Talks with people who have knowledge on various subjects to help those in need. Age Concern, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3DN ———————————————————————

Meet Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.45pm (term time only) Haywards Heath United Reformed Church Hall, 55 South Rd, Haywards Heath. Call for more info: 01444 233825

Rotary Club , (Haywards Heath) Community voluntary group. Meeting on Monday's at 6:15pm Lindfield Golf Club, East Mascalls Lane, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2QN ———————————————————————

The Group , a club for unattached men & women aged 45+,

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Third Wednesday of the month - 1.30pm-4.30pm Venue: Ansty Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty, West Sussex, RH17 5AS. 01342 327565 ———————————————————————

Ansty Garden Club, Last Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm at Ansty meets in Haywards Heath on the second Monday evening

Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty, West Sussex, RH17 5AS. of every month. Walking, eating out, sport, arts & music, Mrs Gail Burrell (Secretary) 01444 482055 theatre, travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to ——————————————————————— make new friends doing the things you enjoy. Lindfield Badminton Club www.thegroup.org.uk Wednesdays 7.30 – 10pm - Oathall Community College, ——————————————————————— Haywards Heath. Men’s, Mixed and Ladies’ teams in local leagues - www.freewebs.com/lindfield Secretary 01444 453559 ——————————————————————— ———————————————————————

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1st Ardingly Rainbows Brownies, A uniformed organisation, part of Girl Guiding UK. Tuesdays 5.30pm-7.00pm (term time) Hapstead Hall, High St, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TA. 01444 892717 ———————————————————————

All Saints Lindfield Tower Bells, 7.45pm-9.00pm (practice) Venue: Lindfield All Saints, High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2HS - Mrs B Dart 01444 482283 ———————————————————————

Youth Club, Albemarle Centre, ages 15+ Wednesday evening - 7pm - 9pm Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Silver and Gold age 15+ Contact Sarah on 01444 450492. ———————————————————————

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Adventurers Art Club,

A club for anyone interested in art. Thursday 7.30pm-9.30pm (term time) Friendship Club (Tea and Chat), Venue: Cuckfield Old School, Cuckfield, First Tuesday of the month. 2.30pm-4pm (except January) Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5JZ £1.00 for tea and cake. Ansty Village Hall, Deaks Lane, www.adventurersart.co.uk ——————————————————————— Ansty, Haywards Heath, W.Sussex, RH17 5AS. ——————————————————————— Ardingly Choral Society, The Sussex Harmonisers (Male Barbershop Chorus) Non-audition choir, please contact for more information. 7-10 p.m. (rehearsal) The Sussex Harmonisers Thurday 7.30pm (term time) - 01273 831264 (Male Barbershop Chorus) St Paul's Catholic College, Jane Venue: Ardingly College Music School, Ardingly, Murray Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8GA - No need to read West Sussex, RH17 6SQ music! Just turn up or call Mike on 01444 415043 ——————————————————————— ——————————————————————— Ardingly Evening Women's Institute, Haywards Heath Women’s Institute Third Thursday of the month at 7.45pm The Haywards Heath Women’s Institute meets on the Venue: Ardingly Village Hall, Hapstead Hall, fourth Tuesday of the month. Join us for book club, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. ——————————————————————— walking group, days out, arts and crafts, guest speakers Warden Park Badminton Park and much more. Please contact us on haywardsheathwi@gmail.com, Tel : 01444 454925. Thursday 8pm - 10pm at Warden Park Badminton School Cuckfield, Are you having a fundraiser? Men & Woman with previous experience Are you organising a community and of a reasonable standard. day out in your local area? Telephone Number 01444 471002 ——————————————————————— Then our What’s On Listings are the place to be seen Youth Club, Albemarle Centre, ages 11 -14 , and the best of all listings are free of charge to clubs and non-profit organisations. Thursday evening - 6.45pm to 8.45pm Community News Journalist: Amy Packham Tel: 01293 824088 - Mob: 07803 504227 amy@mantramagazines.co.uk

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Duke of Edinburgh Open Award Centre training Contact Sarah on 01444 450492. ———————————————————————

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A reading (book) and discussion group for visually impaired people. 3rd Friday of the month 10.30am12.00noon (except August and December) The Yews Centre, 55 Boltro Rd, Haywards Heath, RH16 1BJ Contact number of 01444 450947 ———————————————————————

Balcombe Flower Club,

Last Friday of the month (except Aug & Dec) Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6HP. www.balcombevillage.co.uk ———————————————————————

Icebreakers Dining Club

Are you single and looking to meet new people like you? If so you might be interested in Icebreakers – a local dining club for the single over 40’s. We meet on Friday’s for a meal at a number of different venues in the area, such as pubs, restaurants, country hotels. There’s no membership or joining fee so members feel free to attend as often as they would like to. For more information call Jacquie on 01403-273480 or vists www.icebreakersclub.co.uk ———————————————————————

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Age UK West Sussex,

Monday - Friday 9.00am-4.00pm. Venue: The Redwood Activity Centre, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, W.Sussex, RH16 3DN.

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Haywards Heath Town Ladies Football Club,

Thursday training and Sunday matches for ages 16-40 approx. Hanbury Stadium, Haywards Heath. Training: Hurstpierpoint College. ww.hhtlfc.talktalk.net Please contact secretary for details: 01444 257822. ———————————————————————

Baha'is of Haywards Heath,

Meet in an informal and friendly manner “We are all leaves of one branch on one tree” 50 Lucastes Avenue, Haywards Heath, W.Sussex, RH16 1JY. Contact Hannah on 01444 451783 ———————————————————————

Ardingly History Society,

Hapstead Hall, Ardingly, W. Sussex, ww.ardingly.org ———————————————————————

1st Lindfield Company Boys' Brigade,

Anchors (5-8yrs) 6.00pm-7.00pm, Juniors (8-11yrs) 6.30pm-7.30pm, Company Section (11-15yrs) 7.30pm-9.30pm Lindfield United Reform Church, High St, Lindfield, West Susssex, RH16 2HL. ———————————————————————

Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music

43 Meadow Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2RJ . Mrs G Paine : 01444 483454 (Honary Local Representative) ———————————————————————

Balcombe Tennis Club,

Balcombe Tennis Club, Oldlands Avenue, 01444 811839 Website: www.balcombetennisclub.co.uk ———————————————————————

Cowfold Short Mat Bowls Club

Roll-up sessions all year round, Monday 19:00 - 21:00 - Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 Thursday 14:30 to 16:30 Contact Roger Hawke on 01444 881477 ———————————————————————

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What’s on 7th - 10th May, Various , Warninglid Players - One Act Play - Dirty Business

The 'Warninglid Players' are hosting an event at The Seaforth Hall, Warninglid, West Sussex, RH17 5UB. We are combining a One Act Play called 'Dirty Business' which is a great topical comedy about spending cuts with a cheese and wine supper. Dates are 7th to 10 May 2014 inclusive, the cost is ÂŁ8.00. Box OďŹƒce: 01444 461313 ———————————————————————

14th May, Wednesday, 8pm The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society

"La France vue du Ciel - les plus beaux sites et monuments à l’ouest filmÊs d’hÊlicoptère  Film rÊalisÊ par Sylvain Augier, animateur de radio et de tÊlÊvision françaises, passionnÊ d’hÊlicoptère. Meetings take place in the Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath 8 – 10 p.m. and, following tradition, the main language of the evening is French." ———————————————————————

31st May, Saturday, 1pm Festival Day at Woolbeding Parkland near Midhurst

A full on festival day for all the family comes to Midhurst on Saturday 31st May 2014 when National Trust Woolbeding and Heard and Seen put on Festival in the Park. A packed programme featuring some of the best acts on the festival circuit. There will be children’s entertainers; festival trade stalls; a variety of food outlets and a wellstocked beer tent and bar provided by Langhams Brewery. Tickets can be purchased from www.heardandseen.com/events.html or from Simon Goodale on 07580 105571, they also can be purchased direct from The Midhurst Hub in Church Hill, Midhurst.

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY

The Confidence to Succeed What would you do if you knew you could never fail? Throughout our lives we are encouraged to succeed, in our studies, in our work and in our daily lives. Failure, we are always led to believe, is not an option. Failure leads us to believe that we can’t and perseverance is futile. Look at it from another perspective! How many times as a child did you fall down before learning to take those first steps? Or in later years you learned to ride a bike, maybe initially with stabilisers and a parent or guardian by our side, but eventually those stabilisers came off and there was just no stopping you. Maybe along the way you hit a few pot holes but you were always heading forward.

I have recently been invited to become an International Mentor for business women under the guidance of the Cherie Blair Foundation. It’s an honour to be allowed to be involved in such a worthwhile charity. Now as a mentor, whether to an international mentee or a hypnotherapy client, you will never find me telling anyone what to do. The person you choose to be your mentor should encourage you to reach your own goal, guiding you through the journey but never directing it. It really doesn’t matter what job you do or where you are in life’s journey. Sometimes a mentor can encourage you to find your own direction again. If it’s good enough for Richard Branson……

Don’t ever consider it a weakness to ask for some guidance along the way. As we grow, we forgot these The strongest people are the important learning processes ones that have the confidence we go through as a child. to ask for advice. Use some stabilisers in the form of a We become afraid to ask for mentor and from that crawl help because we feel this is a you’ll soon be up and running weakness. We become afraid of trying through fear of failure around. Face your fears, step out of your comfort and are so often put off from zone, after all that’s where doing things that we haven’t the magic happens. even tried.

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What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a natural state of heightened awareness that occurs within all of us. It allows us to open our minds to beneficial suggestions and allows the client to use their imagination to make positive changes. A brief way to describe a feeling similar to hypnosis is that moment you've been watching TV and not heard a word that's been said, even though you've been staring straight at the screen. Alternatively it's the car journey where you wonder how you got to a certain place. Your mind is on auto-pilot and must have been in control, otherwise there would probably have been an accident. What can hypnotherapy help with?  Addictions (e.g. nicotine)  Anger management  Anxiety  Blushing  Bruxism (teeth grinding) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*  Depression  Exam Nerves  Fear of Flying  Food Addiction  Eating Disorders  Gastric Band Hypnotherapy  Insomnia  Internet addiction  Irritable Bowel Syndrome  Low Self Confidence  Low Self-Esteem  Obsessions & Compulsions  Childbirth  Confidence  Fears and phobias  Grief  Habits e.g. nail biting  Health  Memory  Relaxation  Performance  Personal development  Regression  Relationships  Sexual problems  Sleep Disorders  Sports performance  Stress and anxiety  Weight loss

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ACTION FOR DEAFNESS

Action for Deafness Founded by a group of Deaf and hard of hearing people, Action for Deafness is celebrating 20 years of delivering exemplary services to Deaf and hard of hearing people, this year. Core funding was secured from West Sussex County Council in April 1994. Twenty years later, the organisation has expanded and now provides a comprehensive range of services for Deaf and hard of hearing people including NHS Audiology services, lip reading classes, Deaf awareness training, sign language classes and an advocacy service. The services are available from two large Resource Centres in Haywards Heath and Worthing which also have a full range of assistive listening devices available for demonstration and sale. The charitable organisation also operates from outreach clinics around West Sussex. Last year alone Action for Deafness saw over 13,000 people for audiology appointments and serviced over 17,000 hearing aids at its drop in clinics. Action for Deafness is a qualified provider of NHS adult rehabilitation audiology services and was the first provider to gain UKAS accreditation for its audiology facilities.

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It now has six audiology centres across the County. State of the art equipment is used for testing hearing and fitting hearing aids and on going support is always available at any of our centres. Action for Deafness has a team of dedicated volunteers who run the outreach clinics and can provide home visits to those who are house bound. More than ten million people in the UK have a hearing loss and this number is expected to grow in the coming years so there is much work to be done. The organisation has already expanded further this year, adding more audiology rooms in Haywards Heath and Worthing. Patient satisfaction is high with 98% of patients saying they would recommend the service to a friend. To celebrate 20 years of service provision the charity hopes to raise ÂŁ20,000 from fundraising events throughout the year. More information can be found in our Resource Centres or on line at www.actionfordeafness.org.uk

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Did you know that there are several different parking options you could book, depending on which best suits your travel arrangements. Let’s look at your options... Off-airport parking Generally the lowest cost option a free transfer bus will take you and your passengers into the Airport. You will need to leave your vehicle keys with this type of parking.

Official on-airport parking This is the parking run by the airport, often the more expensive option. There is usually a long term car park and short term car park. The Short stay is generally within walking distance to the terminal, with the long term usually a free bus ride away. Here you park your own car and keep your keys.

Meet and Greet or Valet parking Ideal for those with lots of luggage, mobility issues or if you’re travelling with bulky items like skis or golf clubs. You get met by a chauffeur in the designated meet and greet area, usually outside the terminal. Your vehicle is then collected and whisked off to a secured compound before it is bought back to the airport on your return. This option is becoming very popular and is probably much cheaper than you would expect.

At BookFHR.com we've been assisting customers since 1986 providing the top car parks at airports across the UK, at the cheapest prices. All you need to do is choose the option best suited to your trip, safe in the knowledge that we’ve done all the hard work for you. To get a quote or to book visit www.BookFHR.com or 01342 717372 For a short period we are offering a new customer discount – use code RH Mag on the website or quote RH Uncovered magazine if you phone us.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Roast Fillet of Salmon on a Pea and Spinach Risotto with Basil Pesto. This simple dish is easy, can be ready in minutes, and is tasty too!

To roast the salmon:

Salmon Fillets 1 Lemon Salt & Pepper A drizzle of Olive Oil

For the risotto:

1 onion, ½ a leek 1 clove of garlic 1 bag of spinach A cup of garden peas 1 carrot 1 small handful of Arborio rice per person 1 Knorr fish or chicken stock cube A glass of white wine

Method Pre heat your oven to 200oc Finely chop all the vegetables for the risotto and sweat them off in a pan nice and gently stirring often. After 3 or 4 minutes add the rice and white wine, reduce the wine until it has nearly gone then only just cover the rice with stock. Season your fish with the salt, pepper and lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil. Place it on a baking tray skin side up and then pop it in the oven! Keep an eye on it, you want a crispy skin but not over cooked. Keep the risotto simmering, keep stirring it and adding stock until the rice tastes cooked but not too soft. For the Pesto put everything in the blender and blitz it into a paste. That’s it, plate up and enjoy a quick, easy, cheap and tasty meal! For an in depth guide go to www.sussexchef.com/Blog to see how Chef does it!

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“With every cloud there comes a silver lining,” he beams, “we’ve wanted to create a more snug and welcoming After being completely flooded environment for a while and took this chance to on Christmas Eve with two make improvements”. further floods in January, Landlord Tim and his team It’s not just the building that’s were soaked through and been given a new lease of life. forced to close the popular In the kitchen, Head Chef Dan Copthorne pub. However, Prince has been busy crafting rising from the ruins and after an enticing new menu of an extensive refurbishment, his fantastic seasonal fare The Old House Inn has finally including a new range of reopened its doors. smaller sharing dishes. Dan, a keen forager, prides Regulars may notice a few himself on sourcing produce changes on their visit – Tim as locally as possible and the has taken full advantage of same goes for these new the opportunity to refurbish smaller plates, “they are not with a completely new bar, beautifully restored restaurant far off the tapas or meze styles of dining,” he explains, “but of and a facelift for each of their course continuing on our six boutique B&B bedrooms. theme of celebrating fantastic local produce”. Expect cod with wild garlic and asparagus, perfectly cooked soft sticky ribs, salt and chili squid with aioli and chicken wings in spicy kimchi sauce. It was a difficult Christmas to say the least for The Old House Inn.

Head Chef, Dan Prince

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Another notable new addition is the garden pizza oven, “every day that the sun shines, we will be serving mini pizzas ‘pizzetas’ made with a range of delicious toppings such as ricotta, red peppers, pine nuts, capers, chorizo and wild mushrooms. We’ve also created our own ‘quarto formagi pizzeta’ using only local Sussex cheeses.” Whether relaxing at the bar with one of their wonderful seasonal ales or dining on fabulous new spring flavours, Tim, Dan and the team are looking forward to welcoming you, “we’re really excited” says Tim, “we can’t wait to welcome back old friends and make new ones too.”

New main courses include risotto with soft cheese and fine herbs and lamb rump with spring vegetables and truffle jus. To make a booking: However, a few old favourites 01342 718 529 remain such as their fantastic info@theoldhouseinn.co.uk beer battered fish and chips www.theoldhouseinn.co.uk and tasty ‘Old House burger’. Effingham Road, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3JB

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Wonderful Windows They keep in the warmth and keep out prying eyes, but window treatments are much more than a purely practical addition to a room, says Katherine Sorrell Curtains – where to start The cheapest and most subtle option for hanging curtains is undoubtedly a plastic or metal track. Double tracks can be used to hang both nets and thicker curtains neatly, while triple tracks allow you to use flat panels, perhaps of different fabrics, which can be pulled back and forwards in different combinations depending on the effect you want or how much light you wish to allow in. The more decorative alternative is a curtain pole – perhaps in see-through acrylic, slender stainless steel or pale-painted wood – and with pretty finials on the ends. On narrow windows or dormers, portiere (or swing-arm) rods are an alternative to fixed poles, while for a modern effect you could use tension wire, fixed taut within the window opening. Curtains – fabric and style Whether you prefer minimal panels or swathes of fabric, it is best to take into account the architecture and size of the room, and of the windows, before opting for a particular curtain style. Grander curtains tend to suit larger, period rooms, while simple curtains are often best suited to modern properties. The way in which a curtain hangs is determined by its heading, usually created by a tape which is sewn onto the back of the curtain and pulled to form gentle gathers, smart pleats or a variety of other shapes. For a less formal look, however, there are plenty of alternatives. Tab- and tie-tops are often found on ready-made curtains, though they can be fiddly to draw. Curtains can also be hung from a deep hem which is simply slid

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over a pole, from large eyelets punched in the top (this looks great hung from a tension wire), from clips (magnetic ones are easy to use) or even just from hooks. Curtains can be made from practically any fabric, depending on your budget. The heavier the fabric, the better it will hold a fold, though very heavy fabrics will be too bulky for smaller windows. Very light fabrics will tend to look floppy unless supported by a lining. Lining is, in fact, always a good idea, as it will not only help the fabric hang neatly, but also protect it from fading, dirt and condensation. Thermal linings help retain heat, and can be as effective as double glazing, while blackout lining also blocks out light and some noise.

Blackout Roman blinds in ‘Kobe’ from The Fabric Box (0844 8118280; www.thefabricbox.co.uk) have been softened with the use of opulent silk curtains. Prices from £88.59. the bottom and tie in position, show off their reverse, thus offering an attractive combination of two fabrics. When choosing fabrics, mid-weight, not-too-textured fabrics tend to be best for blinds, which need to roll or fold easily against themselves.

Shutters They may not be the obvious choice, and they are almost always more expensive than blinds or simple curtains, but shutters are good-looking Blinds Once considered something of a poor cousin in an unfussy kind of way and suit both old and to curtains, blinds are increasingly fashionable, new properties. Depending on the configuration offering a clean-lined look that is sophisticated of your window, shutters can be made as a and laid-back yet still pleasingly tactile. What’s single pair, bi-fold, tri-fold or whatever will fit, either full-length, half-height (café style), or more, they tend to be far cheaper, as they tier-on-tier, rectangular, tapering or arched in require much less fabric – just the size of shape, and either set within the reveal or folding the window opening, plus hems. There are back against the wall. The plainest, period-type different options to suit different styles of shutters have a timber frame and a solid centre room, many of them easy to make yourself panel – they can be painted any colour and or inexpensive to buy off-the-shelf. A roller complement a Georgian or Victorian home blind in a neutral colour will blend into the extremely well. American shutters have louvres background in a modern, minimal space, that tilt up and down, offering privacy but also or could be used in conjunction with ‘dress’ curtains (fixed either side of the window) in letting in light. Alternatively, for a highly a more formal room. Roman blinds pull up in contemporary effect, it’s possible to have shutters lovely soft folds that give an attractive drape made from sleek aluminium or funky acrylic, which comes in a range of gorgeous colours. without going over the top, while fabric By Katherine Sorrel roll-up blinds which, literally, roll up from

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Sail Away 2 Calm and forever fresh, the nautical look is a constant hot home trend. This spring, be inspired by nostalgic beach days gone-by and go back to basics with materials such as glass, metal and wood.

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Kitchen and Bathroom displays that are making a splash!

● Fitted kitchens ● Replacement worktops ● Appliances ● Bedrooms ● Bathrooms ● Showers ● Sinks ● Taps

Keith and his team don’t just fit out new kitchens and bathrooms though – if you are looking for replacement unit doors, kitchen or bathroom appliances or hardware give them a call. They have a vast range in stock on their premises and are competitively priced too!

Call Keith on 01342 712135 or Email keithb@wealdencontracts.com or visit the new showroom, 1 Charlwoods Place, East Grinstead RH19 2NY Baileybridge provides a turnkey solution for owners of residential properties. We take a Client’s idea, develop this into a ‘plan’, produce the drawings, take it through the Council’s Planning & Building Regulations Department if required and carry out the building and refurbishment work, or we provide just any part of this process. Our workforce is employed by the Company. Architectural work carried out by fully qualified technicians.

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Your local property maintenance specialists

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Whether you need a single door painted, damaged paintwork or wallpaper repaired, or a whole room or house redecorated you can rely upon me to provide a professional, trustworthy and skilled service to you.

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HOMES NICHOLAS ELECTRICAL - Electrical Services Electrical Services

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Keeping Pests at Bay the Natural Way

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More and more people have become concerned about using chemicals in the garden, with some gardeners having used chemicals rarely, if at all, for years. Perhaps you are concerned about wildlife and conservation, or using pesticides on plants that children or pets might play near, or that you intend to eat.

Other outdoor pests which can be controlled include leather jackets and chafer grubs and there is even a control to send ants off in the other direction – wonderful if you like to lie on the lawn or enjoy meals in your garden without being nipped!

I garden organically and use biological controls regularly. If your conservatory is also a place where you relax or enjoy a Greener gardening is not difficult, it is just drink or a meal, it is especially important different. Many infuriating pests can thrive not to fill it with potentially harmful chemicals. To use these controls you will in greenhouses and conservatories, but need to make sure that your greenhouse there are now many ‘natural’ controls or conservatory is not already packed available in the form of predators and full of chemical residues - otherwise parasites, which can be purchased they may kill the beneficial creatures from mail order suppliers (including you are introducing. For whitefly you www.pippagreenwood.com) and then need a tiny parasitic wasp called Encarsia released indoors. These insects or mites and or red spider mite you need the do a great job of keeping common pests at bay, including whitefly, red spider mite predatory Phytoseiulus mite. Introduce these amongst infested plants and they and mealy bugs. There are also excellent will automatically search out the pests, controls available for slugs and for vine soon getting their numbers under control weevils, both of which can be used without you having to lift a finger. successfully outside too.

It may sound off-putting to release wasps or mites indoors but these little creatures are tiny and will not bite or sting: they are only interested in the pests. Biological controls are tricky for garden centres to stock, as living creatures won’t survive if left sitting on a warm shelf. Mail order is therefore the best way to buy generally, with your predators or parasites arriving in the post, along with strict instructions for storage and using before the use-by date. But don’t let this put you off: biological controls are excellent and used by professional growers. To ensure success you must follow the instructions precisely and make sure you introduce the control when there are only a few pests around. If the air is choked with whitefly it can be a bit too much of an uphill struggle for the tiny little wasps. But the great thing is that you can relax in the knowledge that you’re not jeopardising any wildlife and that, in many cases, the biological control becomes self-perpetuating as the ‘critters’ you have bought breed and spread. Now that’s what I call useful. By Pippa Greenwood Visit www.pippagreenwood.com and sign up for her newsletter (and receive a free ebook on organic gardening) and shop from the new products area which offers a great selection of biological controls plus growing frames, cloches, raised bed kits and lots, lots more.

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The Rise of the Urban Fox As a retired Gamekeeper of some 40 years I have noticed that in the last 2 years or so I have had many phone calls from people who have a serious problem with foxes in gardens. These calls usually follow householders losing chickens, fowl or pet rabbits to attacks by foxes. Generally these foxes have taken up residence close by, under sheds or decking, sometimes having been encouraged by being fed household scraps. Apart from being a menace, foxes carry a range of diseases which can affect the health of our pet dogs and children. Sarcoptic Mange is caused by mites and is highly contagious. It results in extreme irritation and loss of fur and left untreated can prove fatal. Mange can be passed to dogs from foxes through leaving fur and mites on outbuildings, sheds and posts where they have rubbed their bodies because of the intense itchiness of the infected skin.

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If the infected dog then sleeps on beds or furniture, or plays with toddlers or small children, there will be a heightened risk of transmission. Fortunately scabies in humans is self-limiting, in that although the mite can burrow under the skin and cause itching, it cannot complete its life cycle on humans and will die within a few weeks. Toxocariasis is caused by a parasitic roundworm, toxocara canis. Infected animals pass microscopic eggs in their faeces. Toddlers and babies learning to crawl are most at risk of being infected as they have a habit of putting their hands in their mouths or playing with toys which may have come into contact with infected faeces. If they are swallowed these eggs release larvae into the intestine, which can remain in the body until they die up to several years later.

Advice, assistance and legal solutions for all aspects of pest prevention and control from rats and foxes to larger mammals

It is important to note that as well as clearing up and disposing of fox faeces, it is just as imperative to clear up and dispose of cat and dog faeces as they can also be carriers of this disease.

Colin Taylor - 01825 791 023 Over 40 years experience Based in Horsted Keynes

Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis) - Foxes and rats are also susceptible to Weil’s disease. This is a potentially life threatening condition and can be passed on to domestic pets and humans via contact with their urine.

CRB Approved Fleas and ticks are carried by most foxes, and can be transmitted to our pet dogs, who in turn will deposit larvae and fleas on our furniture and carpets where small children will play. If you are experiencing problems with unwelcome foxes, I am always happy to help or provide advice, Colin Taylor.

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Tree Surgeons

Call Danny on 07850 027806 or 01444 810 179

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Tree Inspections & Surveys All Work to BS3998 Fully Insured to £5m Free Quotes

Tree Surgeons

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m a x E g n i B ea t Stress The summer exam period, be it A-Levels, GCSEs or SATS, can be one of the most challenging and stressful times for a student and their family. Minimise the effect stress has on your child with our top tips: Eat Eating right has been proven to help both exam performance and anxiety levels in children and young people. Fill them up on balanced carbohydrates, leafy greens and oily fish, and limit the amount of processed foods, fizzy drinks and sweets consumed to avoid mood swings or hyperactivity.

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Talk While it may seem that your child is too busy revising to talk, make sure that they put the books down and step away from the computer for a one-on-one catch up to see how they are coping. Many students may keep their exam worries to themselves, resulting in headaches, stomach aches and irritability but as they say, a problem shared is a problem halved so get talking!

Treat Whether it’s a trip to the cinema, an evening out with friends or a little gift, reward your children after Sleep every few exams to let them know Like eating, sleep is of vital you recognise how hard they are importance to keep those nerves working. If they aren’t able to take at bay. Contrary to the eight hour an afternoon off from a busy popular belief, the NHS actually revision schedule, take time to do recommends children aged 11 something after the stressful exam get 9.5 hours sleep per night, 8.5 period is over. for those aged 16 and 8 hours No Pressure each night for young adults. Perhaps the most important advice – ensure that your child is under no “Like eating, sleep is pressure from their family. of vital importance to

keep those nerves at bay” To ensure that your child winds down before heading off to bed, get them to stop studying and away from the computer at least thirty minutes beforehand.

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As tensions run high, keep positive and avoid any criticism, especially before an exam. After all, an exam can be taken again; it’s not the end of the world if they don’t get the grade that they want!

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Science & MathsTutor

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Having PROBLEMS WITH STUDY? For PATIENCE and UNDERSTANDING from an experienced and qualified private tutor, contact:

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Your local private hire taxi company

All local work undertaken, Prices available 24/7

Six-seater cars available for larger parties and weddings etc

Gatwick £20 Heathrow £60 Stanstead £90 Southampton £100

Assisted airport drop-offs, we can assist you all the way to check-in

Call Bernie, Mick or Dan

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Fixed Fee Divorce

£450 plus VAT & Court Fees (£950)

Initial Meeting £50 (incl VAT) Up to 1 hour – No Obligation Fixed fees negotiated for other family matters too

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In stock now!!

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34 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9RG

Professional Dog Grooming Service

Any size & All Breeds Clipping & Trimming De-Shedding Treatments City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 trained

07511 059 800

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Beauty Salon, The Beauty Room, 20 Blinds, Blind Design, 7 Car Dealership / Servicing , Turners Hill Garage, 3 Children's Interiors, Christina's Interiors(C), 36 Chiropractic Clinic, Chiropractic Life, 1 Conservatories, Icon Roofs Ltd, 33 Dancing School, Gielgud Ltd, 21 Dog Grooming, Absolutely Wagulous, 38 Dog Grooming, Doggy Doodles, 38 Dog Walking & Pet Sitting, Cloud Canine, 38 Double Glazing, As Good As New, 28 Driveways, Hardy Paving, 30 Driveways, Vintage Driveways, 35 Electrician, John Church Electrician, 31 Electrician, Nicholas Electrical, 31 Estate Agents, Duffy & Company, 29 Estate Planning, Good Wills, 17 Foster Care, ISP Childcare, 37 Garage doors, G.M Garage Doors, 31 Garden and Leisure Show, South of England Show, 4 Garden Maintenance and Landscape Contractors, Copthorne Garden Services, 35 Health & Nutrition, Mid Sussex Wellbeing, 17 Hearing Care Centre, Action For Deafness, 18 Hearing Care Centre, All Ears Hearing Centre, 17 Heating Services, Storaheat, 31 Home Improvement Specialist, Wealden Contracts Ltd, 27 Hypnotherapist, Becky Wells Ltd, 17 Interior Design, Christina's Interiors(H), 26 Interior Design, Homesmiths, 28 Interiors Blinds, Interior Blinds UK Ltd, 25 Landscaping, P.L.A Landscaping, 35 Leisure Centre, Freedom Leisure, 9 Letting Agents, Elliott & Bunn, 40 Locksmiths, Lees Locks, 31 Outdoor Pursuits, Blackland Farm, 37 Painter and Decorator, Adrian Inman, 30 Pest Control, Pest Control & Advisory Service, 34 Plumbing and Heating, Tim Burberry Plumbing, 29 Plumbing, Heating & Electrical, A M Everest, 30 Property Refurbishment & Construction, Baileybridge Property Refurbishment & Construction, 27 Public House and Restaurant, The Cock Inn, 15 Public House and Restaurant, The Fox Revived, 5 Restaurant, Old House Inn, 23 Retirement Home, Holy Cross Priory, 11 Riding School, East View Fruit Farm & Riding Centre, 38 Roof & Gutter Cleaning, Tilley & Co, 28 Satellite/TV, Norsat, 31 Shoes and Accessories, Suitables, 20 Solicitor, Flackwoods Solicitors, 38 Solicitor, Tisshaw Family Law Solicitors, 38 Swimming School, Tracy Lowe Swim School, 13 Taxi Services, AV Cars, 38 Tree Care, Bartlett Tree Experts, 33 Tree Surgeons, Beadell Tree Surgeons, 35 Tree Surgeons, Floran Tree, 35 Tree Surgeons, J Ledger Tree Care, 35 Tree Surgeons, Townscape Tree Works, 35 Treehouses, Sussex Garden Woodwork, 35 Tuition, Jeff Smith Tuition, 37 Tuition, Kumon Haywards Heath, 37 Website Design/Hosting, mtspacedesign.com, 38

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